Announcements for 16 September 2018

CONNECT WITH US

Hello! We would love to help you connect with us. Do drop by the visitors' table before the service or provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc. We also encourage you to visit one of our care groups. We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you! 

Keen to find out more about becoming a member of GBC? We have a quarterly membership class called "Church Matters", which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 16 SEP | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Serves Sinners.

Theme: Jesus became a humble servant and we should follow His example.

Memory Verse: Matthew 20:28 Jesus said, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Age 9 - 12: Being a Humble Servant.

Theme: Jesus commands us to consider others better than ourselves and serve them.

Memory Verse: Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 18 SEP | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

After 70 years of captivity the people of God returned to Jerusalem. They immediately faced discouragement and abandoned their main task of building the temple of God.  God wanted them to finish their task, so He raised up prophets to encourage the people. Last week we did a survey of Haggai. This week we will do a survey of Zechariah’s writing.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

WITH THE BLESSING OF GROWTH, COMES THE PRIVILEGE OF SACRIFICE

If you are willing and able to help ensure that our visitors, elderly friends and young families have available parking in our ever more congested car park, please consider the following options:  

1) Parking at the Mattar Station (free on Sundays)

2) Parking at the Home United Football Academy (paid)

3) Parking at the industrial complex across Aljunied (free/paid on Sundays).  

Thank you for outdoing one another in showing honour (Romans 12:10)!

 

SPECIAL MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 28 SEP | 8.00 PM | SANCTUARY

At this month's prayer meeting, the elders will be presenting plans for GBC in 2019. We would like all members of GBC, especially ministry leaders and CG leaders, to be present and praying for all that we intend to do next year. Our plans reflect the desire of our hearts to grow the gospel, but unless our God builds the house, our labour will be in vain. So let's come together and ask of God with one heart and voice!

 

QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | SUN 7 OCT | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM |ROOM 310

We will be having our 3rd QCM for 2018 on 7 Oct after the worship service. As with the last meeting, we will welcome new members into our church family, as well as touch on opportunities to love and serve one another. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.

 

BAPTISM | SUN 28 OCT | 9.00 AM

If you wish to get baptized, please contact the church office to register your intention or to find out more.

 

FAMILY DEDICATION | SUN 11 NOV | 9.00 AM

As a church family, we have committed to disciple the children in our midst. We would therefore like to invite GBC members who have young children to dedicate their families to the Lord. This family dedication is also for the church to commit to caring for the children whom God has entrusted to us. Please contact Carrie or Pauline in the church office for more information and to sign up.

 

A MINI EXHIBITION (POSTER, AUDIO AND VIDEO PRESENTATION) ON THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE LATE REV DR E N POULSON

Venue: Singapore Bible College, 9 Adam Road, Singapore 289886

Dates: From now till October 13

Times: Mondays - Fridays from 8:30am to 9:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Rev Dr E N Poulson was the founding Dean of the English Department, and served at SBC for 35 years. This exhibition will remember and honour his contributions to SBC and beyond. (Dr Poulson served with GBC since 1953. He was our counsellor, Senior Pastor and Pastor Emeritus).

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Ian is preaching at Queenstown Baptist Church this morning. Please pray that God will use him to encourage and exhort them in the area of missions.

 

MINISTRY

GBC REFORMATION CONCERT PREVIEW FOR GBC WORSHIPPERS

SANCTUARY (LEVEL 4) | SUN 21 OCT | 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Thank you church for your prayers and support this year! The GBC family is invited for a full preview of the concert the Sunday before the concert. This is so you can invite more friends to join us on 27/10, and to free up seats for guests on concert day. Tickets are NOT required.

 

GBC REFORMATION CONCERT 2018: “PSALMS – GRACE THAT SINGS”

SANCTUARY (LEVEL 4) | SAT 27 OCT| 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

Ticket collection for the 27/10 concert is now open! While it is free, we want to be intentional about the friends and family that we invite so that we don't have empty seats. Please pray about who you would like to invite and register only for the number of tickets you need.

You may pre-book your tickets online @ https://tinyurl.com/gbcrefcon2018 There will be a booth set up on level 3 every Sunday from 1015-1045 till concert day for in-person registration and collection of tickets. Please minimise collection of tickets at the door on concert day. For further enquiries, please email refcon2018@gracebaptistchurch.sg

Also, if you would be available to help with booth registration, car marshaling, and ushering, please contact Toshi @ 90220150.

 

TUESDAY ENQUIRY GROUP | 7.30 PM TO 9.30 PM | ROOMS 310 A & B

The Tuesday Enquiry Group (TEG) is back! The TEG hopes to be a space for non-Christians (and Christians!) to bring their questions about what Christians believe. Every session will have a different topic and question for discussion, and we'll meet every week from now till 13 Nov. Feel free to contact Jonathan (9236 4212) if you're interested or if you have questions! 

 

YOUTH CAMP | 19 – 23 DEC

Youth Camp will be from 19 - 23 Dec 2018. Details to follow. Please block the dates in your calendars!

 

CHURCH CAMP 2019 | 12-15 JUNE 2019 | LOTUS DESARU HOTEL Are you ready for church camp 2019?  It will be held at Lotus Desaru hotel from 12-15 June 2019. Please save the dates. We look forward to you joining us for a great time of fellowship and strengthening our relationships.  "Grace Together" is the church camp theme (Heb 10:24-25).  More details to follow....

 

OUTREACH

 SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained. Come with your questions and an open mind!

SEEKERS' CLASS ROOM 512-515  7 SESSIONS| OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 16 Sep – 23 Sep 2018:

Sunday, 16 Sep

  9.00 am                   EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                   Children’s Church

10.30 am                   Filipina Fellowship

  2.00 pm                   Myanmar Fellowship

 

Monday, 17 Sep

9.00 am                     Wycliffe Bible

                                 Storytelling Workshop

Tuesday, 18 Sep

7.30 pm                     Tuesday Enquiry Group

8.00 pm                     Meet God Mid Week

 

Wednesday, 19 Sep

9.30 am                     GBC Women: A Verse a Study

7.00 pm                     Men’s Bible Study

7.30 pm                     Tuition

 

Thursday, 20 Sep

3.00 pm                     Reading Club

 

Friday, 21 Sep

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 22 Sep

10.00 am                  CLOBS

4.00 pm                     GBC Women: Precept Class

                                   

Sunday, 23 Sep

  9.00 am                   EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                   Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

  2.00 pm                   Myanmar Fellowship