Announcements for 20 September 2020
CONNECT WITH US
Hello! Welcome to Grace Baptist Church! If you are new with us, please provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc or through this QR code:
We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you!
Keen to find out more about joining the GBC community? We have a membership class called "Church Matters" which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. The next class will be held on 17 October, Saturday, 9.00am - 12.00pm. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (email@example.com).
Stay Connected: Signup for our online newsletter and prayer updates at www.tinyurl.com/gbcenews. These two mailers are how the church leaders can send important information to members, encourage prayer, and keep everyone in the family informed.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 20 SEP
Children’s Church Lesson for age 3-12
Topic: Don't be Greedy/Don't Worry
Passage: Luke 12:13-34
Key Theme: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
ONLINE ENGLISH CONGREGATION MEETING |SUN 18 OCT | 11.00 AM
Please be informed that the notice of meeting together with the proxy form and instructions will be sent to you this week via your personal email address as in our membership records. For those who do not have an email address, a hard copy will be mailed to your home address as in our membership records. Please read the instructions carefully.
ONLINE PRAYER MEETING | FRI 25 SEP | 8.00 PM
Though we cannot gather physically as a church to pray, we thank God for technology
that allows us to connect with one another. We will be having our prayer meeting
online on the 25 Sep at 8.00pm. Do join us as we unite our hearts to seek God and His
To access the meeting, please click on the link https://tinyurl.com/prayermeeting-sep25
BAPTISM | SUN 27 SEP | 9.00 AM
Please pray for the candidates as they take this step of faith. Please also pray for those who will join us by transfer.
QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | SUN 4 OCT | 11.00 AM
Our next Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) will be on Sunday, 4 October, 11.00 am via Zoom. All English Congregation members are encouraged to attend. We’ll be hearing about how God is working in our church, including welcoming new members and upcoming events.
Here is the link to the meeting: https://tinyurl.com/qcm-4oct2020
NEWCOMER’S WELCOME MEETING | SUN 11 OCT | 11.00 AM
On Sunday 11 October at 11am, we will be meeting over Zoom to welcome our newcomers to GBC. All who are new to GBC or have not yet had a chance to plug in are invited to join us and get to know a bit more about community in GBC. We look forward to connecting with you! Please indicate your attendance in the following form: https://forms.gle/tfBA16oqbwmUqZNU6
If you have any further questions, you can contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION FOR WORSHIP SCREENING @ 9.00AM, LEVEL 3 FELLOWSHIP HALL
The elders have decided that during phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening, we will begin to offer the Lord’s Supper on site every Sunday at 9am with effect from 16 Aug. This gathering will be limited to 50 people. Participants will have to register online beforehand (http://gracebaptistchurch.sg/service-registration). Online registration will only open at noon every Sunday. Places will be allocated to the first 50 registrants. If you have any questions, please contact Pauline (email@example.com) or Carrie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RECRUITMENT FOR WORSHIP AND AV MINISTRIES
We thank God that we are now able to livestream from our church premises. With this new development, the worship and AV ministries are looking for more folks to serve as song leaders, musicians, projectionists, sound tech or operating the video cameras. If you're keen to serve or would like to find out more, please contact either Lup Meng <email@example.com> (91128187) or Carrie Chong <firstname.lastname@example.org> (97924717).
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions....With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Ephesians 6:18). Yes, praying for people is one way we show care and love for people. If you have any prayer needs, please drop the pastoral staff a note via https://tinyurl.com/pastoralprayer or scan this QR code:
UPDATE ON PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AT GBC
Dear GBC members and worshippers,
In light of Singapore entering Phase 2 of its reopening where some religious activities are allowed, GBC is making recommendations that reflect our civic responsibility, our obligation to love one another, and our best Gospel witness during this community crisis.
Let us continue to encourage and care for one another (Heb. 10:24-25). We encourage the ongoing cultivation of community, especially with those who are alone and/or vulnerable. Let's continue to pray for one another. Above all, let’s press on in love. The current health crisis does present us with many opportunities to serve one another, so let’s do so with the grace that God provides.
In this time of fear and anxiety, let us take courage from the unchanging truth that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear….” (Ps.46:1-2)
ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP
These are challenging days. If you need financial or family support, or know of anyone in the GBC community who needs help, please contact any of our pastors or write to email@example.com. As a family of faith, we want to provide practical love and care for one another. Please be assured that your request will be treated with sensitivity and discretion.
EC has set up Paynow as one of the ways to tithe. There are 2 QR codes, one for the general fund and the other for missions fund. To use this service, first download the i-banking app in your mobile phone and then follow the steps below:
1) Log into your i-banking app.
2) Tap on the QR pay option to Scan and Pay
3) Enter the amount and Narration if any
PayNow is only supported by these participating banks:
Bank of China, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank & United Overseas Bank Limited.
WEEK AT A GLANCE