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Generous Giving And Gracious Receiving
2 Corinthians 8-9
Pastor Jose Lam
Order of Service
Welcome >> Worship in Songs
Announcements >> Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading >> Sermon
Response Song >> Benediction
Town Hall meeting 3rd July
The Board of Elders would like to call a town hall meeting today in the ESCCC Sanctuary after the English service. We would like to share with you our thoughts and proposals on how we shall use our building for worship into the future, in light of the growing needs of our Mandarin and English congregations.
We wish also to invite our members to share their thoughts and be heard by fellow church members during the meeting. This is so that we can have dialogue with one another and come to a mutual understanding about the needs, challenges and opportunities that come with sharing our worship space. Our prayer is that together we may be of one mind to seek the Kingdom of God in the way we share our worship space, and not our own preferences or convenience.
Please refer to the document outlining the Board’s thoughts and proposals shared to our membership via email and WhatsApp to help inform our discussion today.
ESCCC Extraordinary General Meeting 31st July
The ESCCC Board of Elders announce that an Extraordinary General Meeting (‘EGM’) shall be held on Sunday 31st July 2022 in the ESCCC Sanctuary following the English Sunday service. The purpose of the EGM shall be to form a Pastor Search Committee (‘PSC’). The agenda of the EGM is as follows:
* The congregation shall appoint two (2) lay members of ESCCC to help form the PSC.
We give to what we love. Due to the restriction of our physical Sunday meetings as a loving precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to collect a cash offertory as usual. Electronic giving instructions can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
In support of God’s mission, we encourage all members to give regularly to the ESCCC Missions Fund, according to your means. The EFT details can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
The Missions Fund will be allocated by the Missions Committee to bless ESCCC and our Mission Partners in missions work.
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Generous Giving And Gracious Receiving
2 Corinthians 8 – 9
- God-Given Confidence for Great Things (2 Cor 8)
i) The Basis for Such Confidence (2 Cor 7:16 and recap)
ii) vv.1-7: Confidence to act like other churches.
iii) vv.8-15: Confidence to act according to the grace of the Lord Jesus.
iv) vv.16-24: Confidence to act wisely in the sight of God and others.
- A ministry of giving flows from a ministry of the word. (2 Cor 9)
i) vv.1-5: Shepherding eagerness into action.
ii) vv.6-11: Giving in the service of God shall produce a return from God.
iii) vv.12-15: Ministry meets needs, produces worship and returns love.
- A confident way forward for an imperfect church
i) The church’s problems have not suddenly departed 20
ii) God’s grace upon the church has not departed either
iii) Giving shows God’s power in weakness.
i) God-given confidence for great things
ii) A ministry of giving flows from a ministry of the word
iii) A confident way forward for an imperfect church
Prayer and Praise
- Thank God for the ESCCC 42nd Birthday celebration in celebration God’s faithfulness to our church over those years. Thank God that we saw some old members returning to share in this momentous event. Pray for discernment and wisdom about how to encourage all members to continue their walk with Christ and his people.
- Pray for more musicians (especially pianists, guitarists and drummers) and songleaders for our music ministry.
Next Week 10 July 2022
Boasting In The Lord
2 Corinthians 10
Dr Kit Yun Chee
We long to see the Church being loved like Christ loves the Church.
As such we strive to care for people with the love of Christ and to prepare people to love like Christ.
The Pastors and Elders would love to serve you and help you to belong to God’s community here at ESCCC.