OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (23rd February 2014)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): God at Work (Philippians 2:5-18) by Mr Daren Lee
OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (2nd March 2014)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): Losing to Gain (Philippians 3:1-11) by Rev Dr Andrew Peh
SUNDAY PARKING IN CHURCH
With effect from February 2013, driveway parking for WS2 drivers will be allowed only in the sections marked D in the parking layout. WS1 and MS drivers are reminded to vacate from the lots marked as B, C and D by 10.50am.
WS1 & MS drivers who park in the driveway and in front of the church office block during worship service hours are reminded to leave their contact details on their vehicle dashboard for ease of contact. For this purpose you may use the yellow paper slip provided at the stairway leading up to the Sanctuary. Owners are also reminded to move their vehicles by 10.50am.
SUNDAY BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
We have a bus shuttle service on Sunday mornings to transport worshipers to church.
Look out for “Charis Methodist Church” sign on the bus.
A) Coming to Church in the morning
(1) Car park in front of Eunos MRT Station along Sims Avenue,
(2) Marine Parade Community Building at 278 Marine Parade Road.
8.35 am – Depart Eunos MRT Station
8.45 am – Depart Marine Parade CB
8.55 am – Arrive at church
B) Departing from Church to Marine Parade CB & Eunos MRT Station
Assembly Area: Under the porch in front of the church building
12.20 pm – Depart church
12.30 pm – Arrive at Marine Parade CB
12.40 pm – Arrive at Eunos MRT Station
Understanding Your Personal Results
Results of the recent spiritual survey are displayed on the [Worship Service] notice boards at the lobby below the Sanctuary. Charisians may review their personal results with the explanation sheet posted on the boards.
WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)
Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304
Date: 2nd March 2014 (Sun)
On the first Sunday of each month, we will have a time of Pre-Service Prayer in the Sanctuary. Join us as we prepare ourselves to worship, and to pray for the proclamation of the Word and the movement of the Holy Spirit during our Worship Services.
CHURCH PRAYER MEETING
Experiencing God Through Intercession
Speaker: Rev Christopher Chin
Date: 1st March 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Social Hall
Since November 2013, we have seen an increasing number of people attending the prayer meeting. The average attendance over the last few months has been encouraging: between 25 and 28 persons per session. Something is surely stirring in the hearts of people. We have invited Rev Christopher Chin to share with us his experience as well as to minister to those in need. Please join us and invite your neighbors and friends.
Rev Christopher Chin is currently a pastor at Paya Lebar Methodist Church. He is also the coordinator of intercession at TRAC. God has brought him on a journey of intercession even before he entered full-time ministry. He believes that intercession to a supernatural God should be the life-style and privilege of every believer.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (WS1)
Date: 2nd March 2014 (Sun)
Time: 10.45am – 11.30am
Venue: Social Hall
Sunday School plans to update WS1 parents of the school curriculum and also key activities planned for 2014. This is also an opportunity for parents and guardians to get acquainted with the teachers of the respective class levels. Sunday School aims to partner with parents and guardians in the spiritual development of our children’s walk with God.
Date: 9th March 2014 (Sun)
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am
Venue: Room 202 (Office Building Level 2)
Would you like to learn more about the church and its ministries? We heartily welcome those who just joined Charis to meet with the pastors and church leaders for a time of introduction and fellowship over breakfast after the Worship Service next Sunday. We look forward getting to know more about you. See you there!
SUNDAY FLORAL OFFERING
We wish to acknowledge the frequent donations of Charis members for our Sunday Floral Offerings. These members often use this means of floral offering as an expression of thanksgiving to God in their lives. It has also been used in memory of loved ones, anniversary date etc. Their support and generosity have also greatly added to the ambience of our weekly Sunday Services.
We have put up a weekly schedule for floral offerings on the [Church Office] notice board for your convenience. Dates for floral offerings may be chosen in advance. Do also remember to include your name, purpose and contact number on this schedule.
Please contact the church office for enquiries.
SUNDAY REFRESHMENT OFFERING
If you have enjoyed the refreshment provided and would like to contribute to this item as a service to the congregation, or as an act of thanksgiving, celebration of birthday, anniversary, baby first month or for whatever reasons that you are celebratory about, please put your name down on the Sunday Refreshment Offering Form posted on the [Church Office] notice board.
Kindly forward your cheque/cash to Thor Bee. This is a purely voluntary offering and refreshment will continue to be provided every Sunday even if no donation is forthcoming. However your contribution is always much appreciated!
WS2 FELLOWSHIP LUNCH
This monthly communal lunch is another avenue for Charisians to bless each other. You can do so by donating towards the cost of the lunch.
Indicate your donation on the WS2 Fellowship Lunch Offering form posted on the [WS2] notice board and state the reason that you wish to be printed in the Sunday bulletin as acknowledgement. Examples are: anniversary/ birthday celebration; thanksgiving; remembrance & etc.
For your donation, please use the church’s tithing envelope (placed at the pews), indicate “WS2 Fellowship Lunch Offering” and drop it into the offering bag or give it directly to the church office. Thank you for your blessings!
SKILL TRAINING AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUBSIDY
LCEC has approved a subsidy scheme to encourage members to upgrade their skills and Christian knowledge so as to serve God better. Application Form is available from the church office. Should you have any feedback on this scheme or any need for clarification, please speak to our Pastors or any LCEC members.
VOLUNTEERS FOR EMERGENCIES ON SUNDAYS
(DURING HOURS OF WORSHIP)
We are putting together a list of worshippers who can provide medical assistance in an emergency, such as doctors, dentists, nurses, civil defence personnel and those certified to provide first-aid and/or CPR. Please call church office (O: 63445750) with your full name and designation, and the service you attend.
We will collate the names and phone numbers and put one list in the office and another in the ushers’ cupboard in our Sanctuary. Thanks for coming forward to volunteer your service.