Announcements for 24 & 25 July 2021
CONNECT WITH US
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 Church Matters class will be on 18/7, 25/7 and 1/8, 11.15 am - 12.30pm.
If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign up
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 | SUN 25 JULY
Sunday School Lesson for age 3-12
Topic: Noah trusted God, who protected and provided for Noah during the flood
Passage: Genesis 6-8
Key Theme: God justly punishes the sin of the world with a flood. However, even in the chaos, God still shows mercy and grace by preserving Noah and his family.
RECRUITMENT FOR CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
We are looking for 20 new teachers to serve in Sunday School. If you're keen to serve or would like to find out more, please contact either Mok Chuan Xin <email@example.com (98531017) or Siew Ting <siewting@gracebaptistchurch> (91124063).
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
ONLINE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL MEETING | SUN 25 JULY | 2.00 PM
Members can join the ECM zoom meeting at:
Meeting ID: 811 3951 2831 Passcode: GBCmeets
The ladies will be studying Revelation Part 1 (Chapters 1-3) starting 21 August.
It is about the encouragement that the Apostle John gave to the 7 churches of Asia Minor:
God's protection for His children and His yearning for all to come to know Him.
We meet over Zoom every Saturday 3:30 -5:00 pm.
If you are interested to join us, please register with Yoke Meng (Tel: 97301670).
EQUIP: MARRIAGE MATTERS | TUES 27 JULY |8.00 PM
Topic this Tuesday: What is love?
Frequency: 8 sessions (06 Jul - 31 Aug)
Meeting ID: 812 6058 7002
MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING |FRI 30 JULY| 8.00 PM
On 30 July at 8 pm, we will be having our Monthly Prayer Meeting. It will be conducted
over Zoom and the link to the meeting is: Zoom: http://gracebaptistchurch.sg/gbcprays
Meeting ID: 890 9907 9298
"Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory" (1 Peter 1:8). Let us re-orientate our lives in faith towards God's word as we gather together in praying for one another and for others. If you have any prayer requests, you are welcome to send them to the church office. See you there!
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34,35)
Let us join our hearts and hands to minister to one another in practical ways during the pandemic times. The ministry needs volunteers in these care areas - Bereavement, Hospital Visitation, Home Visitation, Family Support and Transportation. If you wish to serve, do register your area of interest through this URL or QR code: gracebaptistchurch.sg/MCMvolunteer
For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
GBC'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
As Singapore moves backwards to Phase 2 Heightened Alert from 22 July to 18 August 2021, MCCY has provided guidelines on the tighter measures for religious activities to proceed.
In the spirit of the tighter measures, however, GBC's English Congregation will voluntarily suspend in-person worship services and conduct all ministry activities online during this period of heightened alert. We urge GBC members to worship from home through the online services broadcast on YouTube Live until we resume gathering together for worship.
We are disappointed by these changes. Yet we recognise that infection numbers are on the rise as the new clusters continue to grow and spread, even to markets and hawker centres. Let us pray that our sovereign God will have mercy on Singapore. Pray that the clusters will come under control and that lives will be preserved. Pray especially that vulnerable seniors will be protected at this time.
Scripture says; “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3). All our trust is in the LORD our God. May the Lord help us to encourage one another during this season apart.
English Congregation Elders
Kim Song and Kim How along with their families, would like to thank the church for your support, kind thoughts and prayers during their recent bereavement.
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:
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
Online Activities for 24 July – 1 August 2021