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OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (19th October 2014)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): The Voice That Brings You Hope [1 Kings 19:1-18] by Rev Samuel Lee
OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (26th October 2014)
WS1 (9am): Marriage for a Lifetime by Mr David Leong
WS2 (11.15am): LOL in Your Marriage by Mr David Leong
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. Drivers are also reminded to move their vehicles by 10.50am.
SUNDAY BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
(for Ordinary Week)
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.
8.30 am – Pick up at Eunos MRT station
8.40 am – Pick up at Marine Parade CB
8.50 am – Arrive at Charis Methodist 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 Charis Methodist Church
12.30 pm – Arrive at Marine Parade CB
12.40 pm – Arrive at Eunos MRT Station
WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)
Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304
YAM: Let’s Come Together for Jesus!
We are heading to Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen again and we welcome you to join us, especially those who missed out in June and August! Willing Hearts provides more than 3,000 meals every day to the underprivileged and needy amongst us. We will be doing everything from food preparation to cooking, and then packing and delivery. It will be a fun and meaningful morning for sure! Parents, bring your kids. They can help too! Also, feel free to ask your friends to come along.
Date: 25th October 2014 (Sat)
Time: Anytime from 6.30am onwards, food deliveries starting from 11am
Venue: Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub, 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 6 #01-51, S(409074)
Trouble waking up so early? Unable to stay till noon? Afraid that your cooking skills may ruin appetites? No worries! You can come later or leave earlier, and there are plenty of tasks that needs helping out besides cooking!
Please contact Huiwen (hp: 92488882) if you would like to participate in this meaningful activity. Let’s come together for Jesus!
CHARIS VINEYARD LEAGUE
Date: 23rd October 2014 (Thu)
Venue: Social Hall
Singing of hymns and oldies with Mrs Patricia Lee. All are welcomed.
DISCUSSION ON CHRISTIAN LIVING
‘Faithful to the End’
Book by Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon
Retiring from the military after 30 years, I promptly went into writing my memoirs … but not successfully I thought. ~ Richard Tan
Are we in the story of Jesus or are we in the many faulty and futile stories of the world? Are we being useful to the King of kings or are we wasting our lives in the something transient and puny when measured against eternity? These questions and more come to us from Paul’s last known epistle and have to be answered in each of our hearts.
Dr Robert Solomon’s passion for biblical exposition helps us plumb the depths of God’s Word and let it cast its search lights on our lives so that we are taught, rebuked, corrected, and trained in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
Join us in a fortnightly Saturday morning book study and discussion led by Prof Lionel Lee beginning on 1st November 2014. We meet at 7.45am for the book study followed by breakfast.
For details, please contact Richard Tan.
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org / hp: 96889672)
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. As a guideline, floral offering should be at least $100. You may drop your cheque payable to “Charis Methodist Church” indicating “Floral Offering” and date of offering at the back of the cheque into the offering bag or come to the Church Office to donate in cash to our Church Office Staff Thor Bee. Your contribution is always much appreciated!
SUNDAY REFRESHMENT OFFERING
If you have enjoyed the refreshment provided on Sundays 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, do put your name down on the Sunday Refreshment Offering Form posted on the [Church Office] notice board.
As a guideline, refreshment offering should be at least $100 and in multiples of $50. You may drop your cheque payable to “Charis Methodist Church” indicating “Refreshment Offering” and date of offering at the back of the cheque into the offering bag or come to the Church Office to donate in cash to our Church Office Staff Thor Bee. 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 (available at the entrance of the Sanctuary), 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.