Sermon Series: The Kingdom Prayer

After guest speaker Pastor Margaret Loy’s sermon last week on “Honoring the Poor,” this week, we begin a new sermon seriescalled “The Kingdom Prayer”; based on “The Lord’s Prayer” through the Gospel of Luke. Please join us, all are welcome!

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Date Readings Preacher
14 Aug Honor the poor Pr. Margaret Loy
21 Aug Father (Luke 11:1-4) Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit
27 Aug*
(Sat 5pm)
Your Kingdom Come (Luke 11:1-4)
BLC Anniversary Celebration & Dinner
Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit
4 Sep Give Us Each Day (Luke 11:1-4) Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit
11 Sep Forgive Us Our Sins (Luke 11:1-4) Karl A
18 Sep No service this week (we are away for the LCM’s National Lutheran Conference)
7 Aug Lead Us Not Into Temptation (Luke 11:1-4) Rev. Dr. Siew Woh

 

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Sermon Series: Fundamentals Of The Church (#ChurchFundamentals2015)

 

201509 Fundamentals Of The ChurchBased on Acts 2:42-47 (TLB), we will explore our BLC Family can follow the example of the early disciples: “They joined with the other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching sessions and at the Communion services and prayer meetings. A deep sense of awe was on them all, and the apostles did many miracles. And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other, selling their possessions and dividing with those in need. They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, praising God. The whole city was favorable to them, and each day God added to them all who were being saved.”

DATE TIME TOPIC READINGS SPEAKER
6 Sep 10 am Prayer OT: Isaiah 35:4-7a

NT: James 2:1-17

Gospel: Mark 7:24-37

Pastor Augustin
13 Sep 10 am Discipleship/Fellowship OT: Isaiah 50: 4-9a

NT: James 3:1-12

Gospel: Mark 8:27-38

John Cheah
20 Sep 10 am Worship OT:  Jeremiah 11:18-20

NT. James 3:13-4:3,7-8a

Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

Pastor Augustin
27 Sep 10 am Stewardship OT: Num 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

NT: James 5:13-20

Gospel: Mark 9:38-50

Pastor Augustin

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Bible Studies & Prayers at BLC

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We’re pleased to announce two opportunities for Group Bible Study sessions at BLC!
1) Bible Study On Corinthians
Sue Hasslebring will lead a study on Corinthians, starting this Sunday, 13 July at 8:40am. Please contact her via rumahpapa[dot]admin[at]gmail[dot]com, if you would like to participate. For this Sunday, 13 July, she will start by exploring Acts 18-19:1, followed by I Corinthians 1 the following Sunday, 20 July.
2) Bible Study on Faith, Life & Discipleship
Pastor Augustin will be lead a group study on ALTERNATE Wednesdays beginning 16 July. The group will meet from 8:30pm and end by 10pm. This is to provide an alternative to those of us who might be looking for a study/teaching group on weekdays. We will be exploring Faith, Life & Discipleship from a topical, biblical and doctrinal perspective. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Augustin via rumahpapa[dot]admin[at]gmail[dot]com so that we can make arrangements.
3) Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting
We are meeting for prayer at 9:30 am every Sunday morning. Do come and join us as we pray for the church, for each other, for the nation and the world.

Celebrating BLC’s Fathers

This past Sunday was Fathers’ Day – which also happened to coincide with Trinity Sunday.

After the sermon, we took the time to pray a special blessing for the fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, fathers-in-law, godfathers and all who played a “fatherly” role in our church family.

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We invited them forward and then had Ling Ling, one of our longest serving church members, to pray for the fathers of BLC. Then, together, we prayed for them and blessed them.

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We were also especially blessed by Michelle who, by her own initiative, prepared individually wrapped gifts (of an apple and a lovely bookmark!) for each father. The fathers also received a small gift from the church.WP_20140615_11_42_37_Pro_edited Happy Fathers’ Day!

More pics here.

Blessing Our Mothers

This past Sunday, Pastor Augustin preached on the week’s lectionary readings, which were also for “Good Shepherd Sunday“.

After the Holy Communion, we took the time to pray a special blessing for the mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, godmothers and all who played a “motherly” role in our church family.

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We invited them forward and then invited the children and youth to stand behind them.

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Then, together, we prayed for them and blessed them.

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Each one then received a small gift from the church.

Happy Mother’s Day – be blessed: you are more than you may realize!

International Day Of Prayer For The Persecuted Church 2013

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Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming again Rev. Benedict Muthusami of Open Doors International to join us in marking the International Day Of Prayer For The Persecuted Church 2013.

Rev. Benedict led us through a short time of devotion based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 – focusing on the Body of Christ, the persecuted church, and how “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

He also shared with us about the World Watch List for 2013 – a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst. First of all, the list covers persecution of Christians of all denominations in the entire country. The focus is on persecution for their faith, not persecution for political, economic, social, ethnic or accidental reasons.

As he was sharing with us about the persecution of Christians – he also shared with us a very inspiring message from the brothers and sisters who are facing persecution. He said, “The persecuted church does not even ask for anything, or even for the persecution to end. Only that the universal church remembers them in prayer.”

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So from there, he led us to a time of praying for the persecuted church. Using prayer guides that symbolized parts of the body, we gathered into various groups and prayed for persecuted Christian brothers and sisters in various countries.

If you feel that you want to do more to support the work of Open Doors International or to play your part to encourage Christians who are being persecuted, there is a list of action items you can consider over here.

Let’s do our part today! Just 5 minutes, can make a difference – especially in prayer.