Christmas Day Service + Lunch: Blessed To Be A Blessing

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013

Join us this Wednesday, 25 December 2013 at 10am for our Christmas Day service, the culmination of our theme, “Blessed To Be A Blessing.”

We will also be serving lunch (featuring roast lamb!) – so please make sure you RSVP early and be there for the fellowship!

Scripture lessons for Christmas Day:

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2013 celebrations here.

This is an open event. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

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4th Sunday In Advent: Love (Youth Sunday)

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013

Next Sunday, 22 December 2013, 10am, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with a Youth Service! (Learn more about the Advent season here)

What does this mean? Well, for starters, the service will be lead primarily by our young people. Come and join us this Sunday for what will definitely be an exciting service!

Scripture lessons this week:

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2013 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

3rd Sunday in Advent: Joy

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013

Next Sunday, 15 December 2013 at our regular 10am service, we will mark the 3rd Sunday in Advent (learn more about the Advent season here) as Pastor Augustin brings us the message!

Scripture lessons this week:

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2013 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

Reminder: This Sunday, 8 Dec 2013, 6:30pm – 2nd Sun in Advent – Peace: Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013

Reminder: This Sunday, 8 December 2013, 6:30pm, we will be celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. This will be a combined service with Luther House Chapel. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service. Light supper will also be served after the service.

The offering from the service will also go towards a mission is to raise enough funds to buy 2 motorboats for the Pulau Banding Orang Asli community. Pulau Banding is in Temenggor Lake, Perak with an estimated community of 1,600 people.

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(The Pulau Banding Orang Asli previously lived on dry land before the Temenggor Dam was built. Since then, they have had to adjust to a new life with different living skills to adapt. They live in shanty huts with leaky roofs and need to learn how to live off the water. Because of the remoteness of their location, there is no piped water supply; no food without fishing, hunting or gathering; or no sanitation services. Without a good boat, access to civilization is severely limited: it is difficult to send children to school; gain access to jobs as well as medical services and maternity care. All this is why the Pulau Banding community needs the two motorboats.)

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 2013 celebrations here.

2nd Sun in Advent – Peace: Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013

Next Sunday, 8 December 2013, 6:30pm, we will be celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. This will be a combined service with Luther House Chapel. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service. Light supper will also be served after the service.

The offering from the service will also go towards a mission is to raise enough funds to buy 2 motorboats for the Pulau Banding Orang Asli community. Pulau Banding is in Temenggor Lake, Perak with an estimated community of 1,600 people.

OrangAsliPulauBanding

(The Pulau Banding Orang Asli previously lived on dry land before the Temenggor Dam was built. Since then, they have had to adjust to a new life with different living skills to adapt. They live in shanty huts with leaky roofs and need to learn how to live off the water. Because of the remoteness of their location, there is no piped water supply; no food without fishing, hunting or gathering; or no sanitation services. Without a good boat, access to civilization is severely limited: it is difficult to send children to school; gain access to jobs as well as medical services and maternity care. All this is why the Pulau Banding community needs the two motorboats.)

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 2013 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

REMINDER: Tomorrow, Sat, 30 Nov, 4pm – Welcoming Advent: Deco & Dinner Party

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Please remember to join us tomorrow as we transform The Father’s House to welcome the season of Advent and Christmas! We will gather together to put up decorations and the BLC Christmas Tree starting at 4pm.
Then, around 6:30pm, we’ll adjourn to a barbeque an potluck dinner together. We’re also featuring Larry Lee as The Lord Of The Grill!
What we need your help with:
  • Come on Saturday, 30 November 2013, 4pm and join us!
  • Bring some food for the grill and/or potluck dinner
  • Feel free to invite friends and loved ones to join us! This is an open event.
What we’re thinking of for Christmas decorations:
  • Themed on “Boxes and gifts”
  • Progressive detailing
  • Advent Candles
  • BLC Family Christmas tree
Potluck Barbeque:
  • Church will sponsor some meat + food
  • All others are invited to bring food for sharing and grilling – for potluck as well as barbeque
  • Volunteer barbeque chefs are needed. Larry will be the Lord of the Grill!
  • There may be an attempt for spiced cider and/or Glühwein (highly limited quantities!)
This is an open event. Come join us!  

BLC Advent-Christmas 2013