Announcements 6 Oct 2013
CHILDREN'S DAY COMBINED ENGLISH SERVICE | TODAY, 6 OCT | 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Children will join their parents / guardians for the entire Worship Service. The Children's Music Club / Junior Worship will be presenting and after Service, there will be ice cream for everyone!
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ON SUNDAY (CES)
1. SEEKERS CLASS | 13, 20, 27 OCT & 3 NOV | 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | PETER ROOM 2nd FLOOR
In His marvellous grace, God has been bringing people from different backgrounds to faith through our Seekers Class. If you have friends who are interested in learning about the Good News of Jesus in a safe and private environment, please bring them next week and join us. (It would be ideal if participants could join us for all four sessions). Any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP | SUNDAY, OCT – NOV | 11.15 AM - 12.30 PM | ANNEXE 3rd FLOOR
SDS begins again today. In October, we will cover TL101 – A Transformed Life Together in Jesus where we will cover core ideas about the Church. This will be an excellent complement to our existing sermon series on the Church. Come and join us!
MEET GOD MID-WEEK | TUESDAY, 8 OCT | 8.00 PM | ANNEXE
“Judges 18 & 19.” Class taught by Rev (Dr) E N Poulson.
EXERCISE IN HISTORY | 19 OCT | 7.45 AM
Registration for ENJOY Ministry Heritage Trail of Tiong Bahru Estate continues today. The trail group size is set at 15.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP | SATURDAY, 2 NOV | 2.30 PM - 5 PM
Hello Ladies! The Ladies Fellowship will be conducting a craft session on Jewellery Making on 2nd November 2013 from 2.30 – 5pm. Registration on today, 13 & 20 October at the canteen.
ANGEL TREE PLUS 2013
The Angel Tree Plus 2013 is organized by Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS). An event to raise funds for the purpose of extending material assistance to the inmates families.The funds raised through Angel Tree Plus 2013 will go towards assisting families in need. It aims to bring dignity, hope, love restoration and forgiveness to both inmates and their families.Last year, 825 families were blessed by this project. PFS invites you to partner with them in reaching out to these families this Christmas through Angel Tree hampers.
Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this opportunity to show love for others and our service on behalf of our Lord.
If you wish to give towards this project, please make the cash/cheque payable to “Grace Baptist Church Ltd” and earmark them for Angel Tree Plus 2013.
Closing date is 27th October 2013.
SHORT TERM MINI MISSION TRIP TO ROSLIN ORPHANAGE, KUPANG | 27 NOV - 1 DEC 2013 AND MID JUNE 2014
We hope the you will be able to join the trip. Please advise one of the following
(1) William Lenn. Email: email@example.com Tel: 64674805
(2) Anthony BC Tan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 96620373
SHORT TERM MISSION TRIP TO UDON THANI IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BAPTIST CONVENTION | 10-16 DEC
and thereafter, to visit David & Gladys Chang in Bangkok. Please contact Ps Bobby 96494220.
2013 “U R SO SPECIAL!” CC CHILDREN CAMP IS BACK!
Dates: 17/11 (Sun)* to 19/11 (Tue) Theme: “Attentiveness”
Venue: GBC Age: P1 to P6
Fee: S$18 (Meals / T-shirt / materials/outing transport, etc)
Registration Period: 21/8 to 06/10, TODAY Contacts: Kim Yoke 90188508/ Ivy 97983639
Highlights: Singspiration, Bible stories, edu-workshops, water games and carnival, outing & more.
*Public Parent Workshop (Chinese) Date: 17/11 (Sun) – 3 to 5:30pm
Theme: “Focused Parents, Focus Children”
Speakers: Rev. William Sim / Mr Carl Lim / Ms Carol Chiam (Renowned author/speaker/trainer on parenting). For more details, please visit: www.facebook/gbcchildrencamp or email: email@example.com
PROVIDING FOOD FOR YOUTH CAMP | 17 - 21 DEC | BB/GB CAMPSITE, 1200 SEMBAWANG ROAD
Calling all parents and young at heart! Come share the joy of food with the youths at this year's youth camp by providing supper every evening and dinner on the last night for the hungry campers! Interested? Please contact Daniella at 96878289 for the details.
PRAY FOR THE WORLD
For some of us, praying for the world comes as naturally as breathing. Others of us grew up far more used to analyzing world events, or worrying about them, or ignoring them completely. But to share God’s work in the world means to also share His prayers for the world. We invite you to start praying for the world.
God of Heaven and Earth, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, whom angels worship and adore, be merciful to us and hear us.
Lord Jesus Christ, who came to earth to be with us and share in our suffering, be merciful to us and hear us.
Holy Spirit, who dwells within us even now to inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us, be merciful to us and hear us.
- Show your mercy to this small planet we call our home, and to all its creatures.
- Show your mercy to those killed or injured in the siege in the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya; show your mercy to their families and friends.
- Show your mercy to the people of Pakistan where a massive earthquake hit the southwest region of Balochistan, and where a suicide bomb attack at a church in Peshawar killed 78 people and injured more than 100 others.
- Show your mercy to Syria where peace seems but a faint dream.
- Show your mercy to all who are refugees, all who are prisoners, all who are orphans.
- Show your mercy to all who are homeless or hungry or sick or in danger.
- Show mercy to those we love, and show mercy to our enemies.
- Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. We turn to you for help, O Lover of Souls. We pray that we may share your peace in the world even as we entrust this world into your care. O God, hear our prayer. AMEN.
CHURCH VISION TO BE A DISCIPLE MAKING CHURCH
Pray for the Elders/Pastors as they work out details to develop and implement this vision in GBC in effective and sustainable ways.
PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE
The PSC continues to meet regularly & is looking into avenues to identify potential candidates. Currently, it is focusing on filling the position of a Pastor for Career Adults & Newly Married Couples. The role description for this position has been posted on the church website at www.gracebaptistchurch.sg If you know of potential candidates who are interested in applying, please prayerfully bring it to attention of the PSC comprised of Lee Chung Cheong, Beh Soo Hee, Elder Phua Cheow Loon, & Pastor Arnold Wong.
PRAYING FOR 100 GUESTS AT CHRISTMAS 2013
By faith (even mustard seed size), pray for the Lord to put names in our hearts. Please update the Notice Board outside the Annexe and fill it with the names of your guests who need to hear the gospel and commit these names to God. We praise God that we have 39 guests that we are praying for. Let pray for the other 61 guests!
GBC OUTREACH PROGRAMME
Volunteers will work with the parents in MPS. 9am – 12pm on Saturdays (once a month – Jan 2014).
Evangelistic bible study and fellowship on Saturdays, 1st and 3rd weeks, 4pm – 6pm.
Stage 1: Sep to Dec 2013 - Mock up & dry run
Stage 2: Jan to Sep 2014 - Visit the neighbourhood
Stage 3: Sep 2014 to Sep 2015 - Fully operational