Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation 2017“From Conflict to Communion” Special Seminar

Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation 2017
“From Conflict to Communion” Special Seminar (English)

Time/Venue:
22 September 2017 Friday, 9am-1pm [Public Holiday for Awal Muharram]
at St Francis Xavier Church, Petaling Jaya
(Including free lunch)

Topics
> Lutheran and Catholic Perspectives on Scripture and Tradition
> Towards a united Christian witness in Malaysia

To Register:
Email: sivinkit@stm2.edu.my

Or Whatsapp
Rev Dr Sivin Kit 012-9160809
Father George Harrison 012-2601782

CLOSING DATE. 18.09.2017

The Masai Creed

Masai-Creed

 

Creeds are an important expression of our Christian faith both individually and corporately. For some, it’s a summary of what they believe; for others, the creeds also provide a framework to reflect on the mystery of God and his actions in history. I recall a comment from a member of the church once during a low moment in his spiritual journey, he told me reciting the Nicene creed, “We believe…” uplifted him when he left so alone as a Christian. In other words, the creed in this case reconnected his individual faith journey with the corporate journey of God’s people in the past to the present.

Besides the ancient creeds, I’ve always been fascinated how Christians in different contexts would articulate their faith in God. When I first came across the Masai Creed, I was captured by its capacity to bring together both the theologically significant and the contextually authentic (in this case African) elements that reaches across time and space to us here in Malaysia too. Here is the Masai Creed below:

We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful world and everything good in it. He created Man and wanted Man to be happy in the world. God loves the world and every nation and tribe on the Earth. We have known this High God in darkness, and now we know Him in the light. God promised in the book of His word, the Bible, that He would save the world and all the nations and tribes.

 

We believe that God made good His promise by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, a man in the flesh, a Jew by tribe, born poor in a little village, who left His home and was always on safari doing good, curing people by the power of God, teaching about God and man, showing the meaning of religion is love. He was rejected by his people, tortured and nailed hands and feet to a cross, and died. He lay buried in the grave, but the hyenas did not touch him, and on the third day, He rose from the grave. He ascended to the skies. He is the Lord.

 

We believe that all our sins are forgiven through Him. All who have faith in Him must be sorry for their sins, be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, live the rules of love and share the bread together in love, to announce the Good News to others until Jesus comes again. We are waiting for Him. He is alive. He lives. This we believe. Amen.

I wonder what would a Malaysian Creed look like? I suppose this would be a work in progress where we might see one formulation some day. For now, I would recommend the Maasai Creed as one way to connect us with our fellow Christians in the African continent and Christians as a global community. Perhaps as we reflect deeper about our faith through the lenses of the Nicene Creed – and the Masai Creed in this complex and yet beautiful country like Malaysia, we would find some clarity how to articulate our faith as Christians in our time and space too.

 

~ Rev Dr Sivin Kit

Reminder: No Worship Service At The Father’s House This Sunday, 18 Sep 2016

The Lutheran Church of Malaysia will be gathered together for the denomination’s National Lutheran Conference this weekend, from 16-18 Sep 2016. As such, there will NOT be any worship service at The Father’s House, Bangsar Lutheran Church on 18 Sep 2016.

We will meet again for our usual worship gathering next Sunday, 25 Aug 2016, to continue our sermon series on The Kingdom Prayer.

We’re At NLC; No Worship Service At The Father’s House – 18 Sep 2016

The Lutheran Church of Malaysia will be gathered together for the denomination’s National Lutheran Conference this weekend, from 16-18 Sep 2016. As such, there will NOT be any worship service at The Father’s House, Bangsar Lutheran Church on 18 Sep 2016.

We will meet again for our usual worship gathering next Sunday, 25 Aug 2016, to continue our sermon series on The Kingdom Prayer.

Thank You For A Great Year, Pastor Daniel!

Farewell Daniel

Today, we bid farewell to Pastor Daniel Locke, who joined us a year ago to accompany his wife Sarah on her internship at Luther House Chapel.

As we got to know him over the year he has been with us, he has been tremendously generous with his talents and time. He enthusiastically served as an amazing preacher, multi-talented musician and worship leader, as well as as being regularly available for all sorts of occasions.

Needless to say, we will miss them – but we are glad to have made a friend in Daniel and Sarah. We continue to pray for them and wish them well as they complete their seminary education. We look forward to rejoicing with them when they receive their calls to serve in churches who would be very lucky to have them.

Stay in touch, you two!

More pics available here.

 

Notice Of Bangsar Lutheran Church Extraordinary General Meeting – 10 April 2016

BLC Masthead Logo

Dear Bangsar Lutheran Church members,

As announced in church yesterday, notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of Bangsar Lutheran Church (“BLC”) will take place:

  • Date: Sunday, 10 April 2016
  • Venue: The Father’s House, 23 Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Time: 11:30am

Full notice of EGM has already been posted on the notice board and disseminated through the church e-mailing list.

Agenda

  1. Special Resolution: Adoption of the amendments made to the “BLC Constitution (2016)”, based on the Model Constitution for LCM Congregations

Register Your Attendance

All BLC Members are invited to attend. Please note that we must achieve a quorum of 25%+1 of voting members for the EGM to proceed. We look forward to your attendance and participation!

Kindly confirm your attendance by returning the Registration Form by Sunday, 3 April 2016.

Proxies

BLC who are not able to attend the EGM, you are welcome to appoint a proxy. Kindly note:

  • You may nominate a BLC VOTING member who will be attending the EGM to be your proxy by filling in the Registration Form attached.
  • Proxies are allowed to participate in the EGM, ask questions and provide feedback during the meeting but are not given voting rights.
  • Voting Members – have right of voice and vote. Voting members are defined by the constitution as ‘adult members, regular and associate, who have attained the age of 18 years, and who participate in the worship services and life of the congregation, and who regularly receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.’

Thank you.

Blessings,
Leigh Wong
Chairperson, Bangsar Lutheran Church 2015-2017