As we move into the month of August, we would like to invite you to join us for a new theme guiding our corporate worship and preaching.
Christ’s Abundance, Presence, and Power
6 Satisfying Hungry People (Matt. 14:13-21) — Rev Dr Sivin Kit
13 Stepping Out of the Boat (Matt. 14:22-33) — John Cheah
19* BLC Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 5.30pm
Clean Living Inside Out (Matthew 15:10-33) – Rev Dr Sivin Kit
27 Ministering to the Poor (Luke 4:14-21) — Yeoh Seng Eng
3 Turning Point: Human Concerns verses Divine Priority (Matthew 16:21-28) – Rev Dr Sivin Kit
10 Wisdom invites! (Proverbs 1:20-33) – – Dr Elaine Goh
17 The Difficult Art of Forgiving (Matthew 18:21-35) – Rev Dr Sivin Kit
24 Confronting Specialists in Complaining (Matthew 20:1-16) – Dr Lim Kar Yong
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, where we find ourselves kicking off another thematic series for the season. Throughout Lent, we will be challenged to deepen our faith in God afresh. Lent culminates in Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday and ends with Good Friday, before we celebrate the glorious Resurrection at Easter.
All events are open, so all are welcome – please feel free to invite your loved ones.
|5 Mar||Viewing Slumdog Millionaire from the Wilderness||Matthew 4:1-11||Rama Ramanathan|
|12 Mar||The Spirit and New Birth||John 3:1-17||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|19 Mar||Thirsting For Living Water||John 4:5-42||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|26 Mar||New Eyes To See||I Samuel 16:1-13||Rev. Dr. Eric Trozzo|
|2 Apr||The Mechanics Of Confession||Psalm 51||Rev. Dr. Tan Soo Inn|
|9 Apr||Palm Sunday: The Way Of Jesus||Philippians 2:5-11||Rev. Dr. Siew Woh|
|16 Apr||Easter Sunday||Matthew 28:1-10||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
It was quite a busy but blessed Sunday for us today.
For our children, Sunday School for the 2017 session kicked off today. It’s such a blessing to see our children grow up year by year. We pray that they will continue to grow in the Lord and the wonderful teacher-volunteers we have will be blessed, encouraged, and strengthened as they serve God and our BLC Family through their ministry to children.
We were also blessed to have Rev. Dr. Hermen Shastri, General Secretary of the Council of Churches Malaysia, who preached a wonderful sermon on “Being A Light To The Nation”, as part of our sermon series during Epiphany. It was a good reminder that, to be a light – we are called to reflect Jesus, the True Light; and not presume to be the source of light itself.
Finally, it was a bittersweet moment for us as we bade farewell to Derek and Theresa Holtby; who are returning to their home country. For the several years they have been with us, we have been blessed by their family: Derek’s talent with the trumpet as well as being a voice of conscience to us, Theresa’s wonderful kindness and graciousness, and also the wit, charm, and musical gifts of their children. We have been so blessed to have them in our midst; we are sad to see them go but are happy that this is part of God’s plan for them.
During this season, we will embark on a sermon series exploring the theme of “Living In God’s Radiant Light“.
The church calendar recognizes the season of Epiphany from January 6 until the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which is celebrated as the Transfiguration of our Lord. Epiphany season explores several principal themes: the revelation of Christ to all nations, Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan, and Christ as the light of the world.
The colours of the season are white (a colour associated with the festivals of Christ and suggesting gladness, joy and light for the day of Epiphany), used the first week after the Epiphany when the Baptism of our Lord is celebrated, and the last week of the season of Epiphany when the Transfiguration of our Lord is celebrated; and green, reminiscent of living plants and suggests spiritual growth. Green is used in the season of Epiphany beginning with the second week after the Epiphany until the week before the Transfiguration of our Lord is celebrated.
Please join us! All are welcome.
Epiphany 2017 at Bangsar Lutheran Church, KL
|1 Jan||10am||New Year’s Day: Just Right On Time||Ecclesiastes 3:1-13||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|8 Jan||10am||A People Called To Do Right||Isaiah 42:1-9||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|15 Jan||10am||Light To The Nation||Isaiah 49:1-7||Rev. Dr. Herman Shastri|
|22 Jan||10am||Searching For Happiness? Heavy Loads Taken Away||Isaiah 9:1-4||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|29 Jan||10am||Humble Walking: Minimum Standards, Basic Expectations||Micah 6:1-8||John Cheah|
|5 Feb||10am||Rediscovering Orthodoxy: How To Honor God||Isaiah 58:1-12||Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit|
|12 Feb||10am||Special Topic||TBC||Rev. Dr. Guillermo Hansen|
|19 Feb||10am||Take Time To Be Holy||Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18||Rev. Dr. Siew Woh|
|26 Feb||10am||Transfiguration Sunday||TBC||Eugene Yapp|
Blessed Christmas Day!
We were blessed with a wonderful, simple and meaningful service today.
Our artist friend, Komeil, did an amazing live painting during the service! Here’s the end result:
We also had BLC Family members present Christmas carols in sign language! Check out their practice session here:
We also had Pastor Sivin will also finish up his Advent and Christmas sermon series with, “Christ’s Presence In The Shadows.” Of course, there was the usual pop-culture reference to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story… with Sivin all decked out in what he calls his “Jedi Robes” (*cough* vestments *cough*).
You can check out Sivin’s snazzy sermon Prezi here.
Of course, no celebration is complete without the BLC Family enjoying a meal together. We loved the delicious food catered from our neighbors – Lubuk Bangku D’Cabin Cafe. It was delicious! They’re right opposite us – so feel free to check them out during the week.
Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!