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Sunday 15th May 2022 ST GEORGE’S CHURCH Every person complete in Christ - Colossians 1: 28 WELCOME to St George’s International Anglican Church! We are very glad that you have joined us today. If you are simply visiting St George’s we hope that you will leave us having experienced encouragement and challenge from hearing God’s word, praying to him, singing in your heart to him, meeting with him and with his people. If you would like to join us more regularly at St George’s, then please let us know by contacting the office on [email protected] Our website is also helpful Our desire for everyone who attends St George’s is that we will be more mature in Christ than when we arrived. Yours in Christ, Ian Hadfield THE COLLECT FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. 1

Devotion: Psalm 69 What do you normally do when you are in trouble or distress? Some people immediately look for solace in the wrong places, seek comfort from other people or express their feelings on social media. Those who read our status on Facebook may not know how to comfort us or even give unhelpful advice - just like the psalmist’s experience – “I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none” (verse 20). In David’s time there was no social media and he went directly to God. He told God what he was feeling and experiencing. He told God everything. There was no pretence or hiding. We can see in Psalm 69:4, David tells God exactly what’s happening: “Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me”. He expresses his feelings, just like a child coming to his / her parents “When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn; when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me” (verses 10 – 11). The Psalmist is being honest when he tells God that he is angry with his enemies and asks God to punish them (verses 22-28). He is honest with his feelings, but he doesn’t take justice into his own hands. He entrusts everything to God (verse 13 – I pray to you Lord). It’s normal to be angry with those who hurt us, but we are asked to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). In the midst of all these honest expressions of anxiety and anger, and telling God about what his enemies have done to him, David turns to God and asks for help, salvation, and protection. 2

He doesn’t turn to anyone else or to social media. He acknowledges that God has heard his prayer and praises Him! “The poor will see and be glad — you who seek God, may your hearts live! The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people. Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them” (verses 32 – 34). Joyce Myer recommends that we should ‘run to the throne not to our phone’. By God’s grace, He will send His aid. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” That’s what the psalmist did. He called on God. The first sentence in Psalm 69 is “Save me, O God.” (v1). We can call to Him anytime and anywhere without WIFI or internet. God is amazing and it’s wonderful that we can all approach Him – whether we are rich and poor. We can be honest and also express our feelings to Him – happy, afraid, angry, sad, or worried. Pour out our hearts to the Lord who knows us completely. Blessings, Hydie Valdez 3

PSALM 69:1-36 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. 4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me.I am forced to restore what I did not steal. 5 You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you. 6 LORD, the LORD Almighty may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face. 8 I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children; 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn; 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards. 4

13 But I pray to you, LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. 14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters. 15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me. 16 Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. 18 Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes. 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you. 20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them. 5

25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous. 29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me. 30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves. 32 The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live! 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them, 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it; 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there. 6

JOHN 13:31-35 31 When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. 33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 7

8 am 10:15 am 5:30 pm Communion Service Service Service Preacher Asher Chua Asher Chua Asher Chua Larry Bradley Toh Soon Kok Service Janet Sosna Leader Sermon Psalm 69:1-36 Psalm 69:1-36 Psalm 69:1-36 Passage Reader Ingrid Tatham Surojit Mundle Christine Yeo Reading John 13:31-35 Intercessor Kenneth Tan Chris McPherson Eunice Chan 8

PRAISE GOD FOR WHO HE IS  Thank God that He listens when we cry out to Him. Thank God for the promise that we can “Cast all our anxiety on him because he cares for us” (1 Peter 5:7) THE WORLD  Pray for Denmark. Pray that more Danes will be led toward Christianity and rediscover the faith that shaped so much of the nation’s history and society. Pray for outreach by churches to many unevangelized immigrants in their midst.  Pray for Ukraine. Pray for a peaceful resolution to the war. The war has driven up food and fuel prices worldwide. Pray for wisdom as policymakers try to address the challenges of rising inflation and economic slowdown during the pandemic.  Pray for China. Even as more large cities come under stringent lock-downs, pray for residents to be strengthened in their mental health through periods of isolation. Pray also for the Covid-19 situation in China to be well managed with wisdom. SINGAPORE  Pray that with the easing of safe management measures and the lifting of restrictions on group gatherings, the public will continue to exercise social responsibility and maintain vigilance at all times.  Pray for those who are homemakers, or caregivers. Pray for God to grant them physical health and strength, diligence in their work, and for the assurance that what they do is seen by God and matters to Him. 9

 Pray for St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH) and Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS). Pray for the patients, residents, students and clients under the care of SAMH-SACS, as well as their family members. Pray that our staff and volunteers will draw closer to God as the source and inspiration for our work and our lives. ST GEORGE’S  Pray for St George’s international partner: Discipleship Training Centre SG: Bless the end year valedictory Service on 19 May at Bartley Christian Church. Pray that the graduates stand ready to respond to God's leading in their lives.  Pray for Christianity Explored Course. Thank God for the CE course which started on May 4th and will run for next 7 weeks. Pray for our leaders to be well prepared and build good relationships with guests. Pray that God would open blind eyes to see who Jesus is, and by his Spirit give them the desire to turn and follow him.  Pray for those who are unwell; Bee Kuan, Clarence, Craig, Dave, Jayanthi, Joanna, Kathleen, Kenny, Pearl, Robin, Sheri, Tee Dhye, Toby and Yu Ping. Pray for God’s comfort, peace and healing to be upon them through his divine presence and healing touch.  Pray for the family and friends of Raymond Yong's aunt Yong Hui Lin, as they mourn her passing is weekend. Colossians 4:2 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Psalm 84 8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob. 10

Survey or poll for July holiday Programme Please complete the survey about the need for volunteers during 5 weeks of July. Register here 11

SAMH AND SACS For giving and donation, please scan the QR code OR Click Here hospital/loveneverfails2022 12


Register here: Please join us for our monthly meeting for the Creation Care ministry at St. George’s church. As background, Creation Care is caring for God’s creation and protecting nature against climate damage. Climate and environmental changes are receiving greater focus as severe weather, pollution and more have affected communities worldwide. Scripture makes it clear that we need to care for God’s creation. The Creation Care ministry will take steps to learn about conservation and care for creation. Activities could include talks, workshops, using carbon trackers, gardening, nature walks, family events, Creation Care in liturgy, beach cleanups or other activities. Please register and join us on Zoom to get involved or to learn more. If you are interested and not able to attend , please let us know so that we can add you to the email list. For more details, please contact PCC member Richard Hartung at [email protected] or 9695 8210. 14

SENIORS MINISTRY If you would like to support seniors with phone calls, visits, organising activities, writing to seniors, transporting seniors to worship services or other activities, please contact Rev Paul or Richard. Seniors will benefit from your support and you will benefit from the experience and stories that seniors share. Whether you are a young adult or a senior who wants to support other seniors or somewhere in between, you are welcome to join the ministry. Please contact. Rev. Paul tan at [email protected] or PCC member Richard Hartung at [email protected] or 9695 8210 for more information. 15

Support Refugees From Ukraine World Vision is a Christian based charity who has been present in Eastern Europe for decades. World Vision is scaling up its operation in response to refugees entering Romania from Ukraine and plans to provide psychological first aid for children who have been traumatised by this conflict, as well as basic relief supplies for refugees. Read more here: Donate here direct to World Vision 16


Volunteers Needed help lead us in singing as well as greet and usher people into their seats, help with bible readings and prayers, livestreaming, sound desk, data projector, setting up and distributing communion, helpers for after church refreshments etc. etc. Please sign up and we will arrange training for you. Sign Up Here 18

Life Groups are doing life together in a supportive small group. You can explore issues of faith. You can ask questions. You can express your opinion. You can care for each other and care for others outside the group. All whilst looking at the bible and practically applying the riches and wisdom of God. Sign up here and we will find you a group: 19

Filipino Fellowship Meets every Sunday at St George’s Church In the Lower Hall – 12 noon Join us and be refreshed as we study His word following the sermon series on Mental Health. If you prefer online: Sunday nights – 9pm on Zoom: Meeting ID: 95184221421 Passcode: 228348 Friday nights Bible study – The book of Ruth 7pm or 9pm Zoom: Meeting ID: 91304904389 Passcode: 267309 For more info, please contact Hydie Valdez at [email protected] 20

Monday Tiny Tots Suspended until further notice 21

St George’s Sunday School 10.15am ****** SUNDAY SCHOOL ******* Classes continue through the book of Acts about ‘Big, loving family’ and the Martyr Stephen. The Children’s Ministry Team look forward to meeting you all again, for another exciting time together. ALL children will need to be MASKED regardless of age. Please CHECK IN outside the LOWER HALL before 10.15am. Please do download the MOBILE PASS. Children get a name sticker with a code. Parents will get a matching code on a sticker. Please collect your child/ren at the end of the service from the relevant classrooms and bring your code. 22

AFTER CHECK IN:  3 - 5’s Go straight to CLASS TIME in LOWER HALL  6 - 8’s Together Time in THE CENTRE CLASS TIME in THE CENTRE  9 - 11’s Meet and Greet LOWER HALL CLASS TIME in YOUTH CENTRE If you have children in Sunday school and are not receiving emails but would like to, please email [email protected] No need to register for Sunday school – Please do CHECK IN on arrival. Matthew 5: 14-16, Jesus said, “You are the light of the world….. let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’’. 23

Tuesday Toddler Time at St George's Church Playgroups are back! Register Now !!! ������ Toddler Time meets at church – 10am service (prayer, story, and action songs) Registration is required prior to attend the weekly service every Tuesday. Register here For more information please email Hydie at [email protected]. 24

* Regular Church Service times : SUNDAY ACTIVITES 8am Communion Service with Choir: for anyone vaccinated or not against COVID-19, without registration from Sunday 8th May 2022. We have light refreshment afterwards. Join us. 10:15 am Service with Sunday School and H2O Youth Group: for anyone vaccinated or not against COVID-19, without registration from Sunday 8th May 2022. We have light refreshment afterwards. Join us. NOTE: 8 am and 10:15 am Services are live streamed Go to 5:30 pm Service a relaxed contemporary Service: for anyone vaccinated or not against COVID-19, without registration from Sunday 8th May 2022. We have light refreshment afterwards. Join us. We are able to sing during church, with masks on. Sunday School: In person Sundays 10:15am H20 Youth: In person at St George’s Sundays 10:15am 25

Dig Deeper Youth: In person at St George’s Fridays 5:30-7pm for Junior Teens and 7-9:30 for senior teens (Contact [email protected] for more information) WEEKLY ACTIVITIES Midweek Wednesday 10:30am Service: For anyone, vaccinated or not against COVID-19, without registration, from Wednesday 11th May 2022. We have light refreshment afterwards. Join us. Tiny Tots will resume in the 2nd half of the year. Toddler Time (For Helpers and Tots) 10 am Tuesdays: In person at St George’s. Register here * St George's church building is open during the week between 9am-4pm for private prayer. - Revd. Ian and the staff team 26

Midweek Communion Wednesdays 10:30am Midweek Wednesday 10:30am Service is open to anyone (vaccinated or not against COVID-19) without registration from Sunday 8th May 2022. We have light refreshment afterwards. Join us. For more information please WhatsApp message to the Office 96577142 27

Church Live Stream Watch the 8 am and the 10:15 am St George's Church Services as they happen from home, the car, with others etc. Go to You will also be able to watch the Service any time after 8 or 10:15 am too by going to the Church Website and/or the Church's YouTube channel 28

H2O Youth is on the lookout for more volunteer leaders at our Friday and Sunday Youth gatherings. If you're interested or would like more info on this, please do get in touch with Shehan ([email protected]) 29

DIG DEEPER - FRIDAY NIGHTS This Friday we continue our 10-week series, '10 Qs Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity'. We are in chapter 7 and 8. ' We'll be switching up the format of our Dig Deeper meeting this week with both groups meeting together from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. We are thrilled to host Jenny Foord who will be sharing God's Word with us followed by a time of Q&A with Marty Foord joining the panel. This is going to be an exciting evening, come join us! If you're interested in sending your teen to Dig Deeper and would like more details, please do contact Shehan at ([email protected]). 30

H20 YOUTH SUNDAYS This Sunday we are in the Youth Hall at 10:15 am, as we continue our five-week series, 'From Now On'. BIG idea of this series? When Jesus saves someone, he doesn’t just turn around and leave them in their old lives. Instead, he calls them into a new life, an abundant life, shaped by his freedom, love, and grace. This five-week series for youth will study the Christian life according to Paul. It will look at five passages from the Epistles, in which he describes what a new life in Christ looks like. This week, we'll be looking at Romans 6:1- 23 - What does it mean to be united to Christ and be set free from the power of sin? For more info, contact Shehan ([email protected]). 31

Thank you for the generous way that you have been giving to St George's Mission Partners, especially during the difficult times that COVID-19 has brought. Unfortunately, due to changes in the Singapore Charities Commission, Singapore Anglican Churches can no longer send money on behalf of individual Church Members or church groups who donate to specific Mission Partners. Church Members or groups will need to donate directly. St George's Website partners-list lists the Mission Partners' websites for your easy individual/group donating. 32

St George's Mission Committee will: 1) receive 20% of offertories then distribute to St George's Mission Partners (Local and International) 2) receive donations for general missions (on top of the 20%) and distribute to St George's Mission Partners (Local and International) 3) distribute money donated according to St George's policies to Local and International Partners. 4) tell the church membership about financial needs but are not allowed to specifically ask for financial donations. Despite the above making it more difficult to donate, please continue to be generous as God has been generous to you. 33

For your prayerful consideration Whilst the church is not meeting together, we still have financial costs as well has providing assistance to those who need it. So we ask that you prayerfully and carefully consider giving online through PayNow or Planned Giving. FOR PAYNOW 1. Please open your bank app and click the \"scan & pay\" and scan the below QR code Please go to this section of the website to find out more Or download the form here. And send the completed form to Annette: [email protected] 34

Contact Us [email protected] [email protected] Vicar: Rev. Ian Hadfield [email protected] Seniors: Rev. Paul Tan Children’s Ministry Director: [email protected] Trudi Sterling Children’s Ministry Assistant: [email protected] Getsy Daniel sean.tan Youth Ministry: Shehan Thomas [email protected] Life Groups/Courses: Sean Tan [email protected] Filipino Ministry: Hydie Valdez Pastoral Assistant: Asher Chua Admin Manager: Nicholas Tan [email protected] Finance: Annette Ho [email protected] Membership & Courses: Betty Wu [email protected] Property: Cynthia Lamb [email protected] Rosters+Website: Lesley Limpin [email protected] Digital Technology: Isaac Johnson [email protected] Office Mobile (WhatsApp only) 96577142 (Mobile No.) Address: St George's Church 44 Minden Rd, Singapore 248816 35

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