Special Offering Collection for Malaysian Flood Victims – 28 Dec & 4 Jan

As many of you are aware, several states in Malaysia have been hit with some of the worst floods in recent history, affecting more than 160,000 victims from Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor, Perlis and Kedah.

(Photo credit: The Star)

Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying together to pray and to also contribute to rescue and relief efforts. The Lutheran Church in Malaysia will be donating RM30,000 for these efforts and, to support this, BLC will set aside our “Missions Offerings” (the baskets that go around) for the next two Sundays (28 December 2014 and 4 January 2015) as our contribution. Please come prepared to contribute to this urgent and dire need.

Apart from praying and contributing through our Missions Offerings, there are also other ways in which you can help. This article lists out 11 practical ways that you can channel your help through to those affected.

For more timely updates on the flood crisis, visit this website.

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Wishing you a Blessed and Merry Christmas 2014! #BLCAdventChristmas2014

After journeying through the season of Advent, we greeted Christmas Day early in the morning with a first-ever Christmas Day service at 8:30am; focused on the theme, “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come!

This year we had the Caroling Team serve as the worship music choir as well!

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On Christmas Day, we also celebrated baptisms.

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Pastor Augustin shared with us a Christmas message based on the theme, “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come!DSCF0730 EditR_Ben

And, of course, we adjourned for refreshments! After all, a church that eats together…!

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A full set of photos from Christmas Day, courtesy of Benjamin Ong, are available here.

 

REMINDER: #BLCAdventXmas2014: 4th Sun in Advent – Festival of the 9 Carols & Lessons, 7pm

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This coming Sunday, 21 December 2014, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

#BLCAdventXmas2014: 4th Sun in Advent – Festival of the 9 Carols & Lessons, 7pm

BLCAdventChristmas2014

Next Sunday, 21 December 2014, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

#BLCAdventXmas2014: 3rd Sun in Advent – Service , 10am

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This coming Sunday, 14 December 2014, 10am, we will be celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Advent with our regular morning service. Light refreshments will be available after service.

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

#BLCAdventXmas2014: 2nd Sun in Advent – Advent Carol Service , 7pm

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This coming Sunday, 7 December 2014, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent with the an Advent Carol Service. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!