#BLCLentEaster2015 – Blessed Easter Sunday 2015!

Christ is risen!

This morning’s Easter Service came as a culmination of our journey through Lent and Holy Week, themed In The Cross: Upwards and Outwards.

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We were greeted this morning by the sight of our lightbox-cross now themed for the Easter season. What’s most amazing about this is that Mei Li actually drew and painted each individual square by hand! (We are forever grateful to Larry for resurrecting our beloved lightbox-cross!)

The morning service began with our worship liturgy – which was kicked off by the BLC Brass Ensemble’s rendition of the classic hymn, “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today” (which they did an encore for us to close off the service – see the video below).

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Just before the sermon, the youth then came up and performed a wonderful, original skit titled, “What is Easter?” This concept of the skit was developed by the youth, with the script written by Jemma. We were truly blessed by their talent!

Pastor Augustin then preached a sermon challenging us to live out the implications of being “Easter people.”

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Then, just before the benediction, the BLC Brass Ensemble came on again to lead us through, “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today” one more time.

Of course, after the service, we adjourned to our Easter lunch together in church. (A church that eats together…)

Christ is risen, indeed!

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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

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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: Advent & Christmas 2014

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With today’s celebration of Doom/Christ the King Sunday, we begin the liturgical calendar anew and enter into the season of Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives: to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

The theme of readings and teachings during Advent is often to prepare for the Second Coming while commemorating the First Coming of Christ at Christmas. With the view of directing the thoughts of Christians to the first coming of Jesus Christ as Savior and to his second coming as judge, special readings are prescribed for each of the four Sundays in Advent.

As we journey towards Christmas, we would like to invite you to join us on the various activities we have lined up this Advent and Christmas season and focus our thoughts collectively on the theme, “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come!

May you and your loved ones be especially blessed this Advent and Christmastime.

All events are open events – please invite your loved ones and friends to join us this season. Kindly note that some of the services occur outside of our regular 10am service times (namely: 7 Dec, 21 Dec, 25 Dec, and 31 Dec). 

Advent and Christmas 2014 at Bangsar Lutheran Church, KL

DATE TIME EVENT READINGS SPEAKER LEAD WORSHIPPER
30 Nov (Sun) 10 am 1st Sun in Advent:Advent Youth Celebration Pastor Augustin Youth
7 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 2nd Sun in Advent:Advent Carol Service Pastor Augustin John Cheah
14 Dec (Sun) 10 am 3rd Sun in Advent John Cheah Meili Siaw
21 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 4th Sun in Advent:Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols Pastor Augustin Alpha Lim
25 Dec (Thur) 8.30 am Christmas Day Service Pastor Augustin Leigh
28 Dec (Sun) 10 am Sunday after Christmas Alpha Lim Aaron
31 Dec (Wed) 11 pm New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service @ Luther House Chapel

 

#BLCAdventXmas2014: Preparing Our Hearts & Calendars – Advent & Christmas 2014

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Coming soon: Advent & Christmas 2014 at BLC! Book your calendars now!

We will soon enter into the season of Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives: to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

The theme of readings and teachings during Advent is often to prepare for the Second Coming while commemorating the First Coming of Christ at Christmas. With the view of directing the thoughts of Christians to the first coming of Jesus Christ as Savior and to his second coming as judge, special readings are prescribed for each of the four Sundays in Advent.

As we journey towards Christmas, we would like to invite you to join us on the various activities we have lined up this Advent and Christmas season and focus our thoughts collectively on the theme, “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come!

May you and your loved ones be especially blessed this Advent and Christmastime.

All events are open events – please invite your loved ones and friends to join us this season. Kindly note that some of the services occur outside of our regular 10am service times (namely: 7 Dec, 21 Dec, 25 Dec, and 31 Dec). 

Advent and Christmas 2014 at Bangsar Lutheran Church, KL

DATE TIME EVENT READINGS SPEAKER LEAD WORSHIPPER
30 Nov (Sun) 10 am 1st Sun in Advent:Advent Youth Celebration Pastor Augustin Youth
7 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 2nd Sun in Advent:Advent Carol Service Pastor Augustin John Cheah
14 Dec (Sun) 10 am 3rd Sun in Advent John Cheah Meili Siaw
21 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 4th Sun in Advent:Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols Pastor Augustin Alpha Lim
25 Dec (Thur) 8.30 am Christmas Day Service Pastor Augustin Leigh
28 Dec (Sun) 10 am Sunday after Christmas Alpha Lim Aaron
31 Dec (Wed) 11 pm New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service @ Luther House Chapel

 

REMINDER: Join Us For A FREE Program, 23 Aug: An Introduction to Internet Safety – With YourWebSafety.com

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This is a reminder that the event, in partnership with YourWebSafety.com, “An Introduction to Internet Safety” is on as scheduled:

  • Date: 23 August 2014
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Where: The Father’s House, Bangsar Lutheran Church (Map & Contact)
  • Who should attend: Parents, teachers, youth ministers, and other interested adults, especially if have oversight over youth and children. Youth (aged 13-19) who are interested are also welcome to attend.
  • What the program covers:
    • Introduction to online safety
    • Understanding social media security
    • Basic Safety for Facebook & Instagram
    • General Tips
    • Online Safety Tools
  • How to attend: This is a FREE program – so there are no costs involved. This is also an open event, so please feel free to extend this invitation onwards. However, given the space limitations and to ensure an appropriate crowd size, please register your attendance at our Facebook Event page here: http://goo.gl/EvRWxc 

See you there!!!