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20210808 English Bulletin (1)

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Vision: Building a Church after God's Own Heart SUNDAY 8th August WELCOME TO CAMBERWELL METHODIST CHURCH We are a faith community that is growing in our love for Jesus, who died for our sins, and is raised from the death. We are called to follow Jesus, and to make disciple of all nations. If you would like to know more about God, Jesus, or our church or the bible, please use [email protected] / Minister-in-Charge Rev. James Kong 0413 953 238 / English Pastor (Part Time) Ps. Allan Quah 0402 675 219 to Get in Touch. 58 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 • Tel: (03) 9889 0702 • www.cmca-camberwell.org.au

Silent Prayer ORDER OF WORSHIP Call to Worship Adoration & Praise (8 August 2021) Prayer Responsive Reading <Be Still in the Presence of the Lord> The Lord’s Prayer Welcome/Notices Psalm 98:1-9 Offering Intercessory Prayer 398 <All to Jesus I Surrender> Scripture Reading Psalm 100:1-5 Proclamation of the Word Worship is a Heart and Mind Attitude Chorus of Response Benediction Ministry Roster 8/8/2021 Preacher Ps. Allan Quah Worship Leader Rev. James Kong Song Leader Jenny Chiu Backup - Pianist Ing Soo Tiong Keyboardist - Accompaniment - Cajon - Bible Reader - Multimedia Aaron Tiew Live Stream/PA Jonathan Liew Ushers - Floral - HC Prep - Preacher LP Chris Ting Ministry Roster 15/8/2021 Song Leader Cheryl Chan Worship Leader Joo Soo Lim Pianist Sarah Ha Backup Zoe Ha Accompaniment Faith & Kelly Keyboardist - Bible Reader Verene Kang Cajon - Live Stream/PA Alister Chew & Jonathan Liew Multimedia Damian Seow Floral - Ushers Jacklyn & Jamilyn Wong HC Prep - 2

“God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him ...Intercessors can be the only ones standing between an individual or a nation and God’s wrath.” Henry Blackaby Weekly Praying for the Church 1. Pray for coming back to church to 2. P ray for LCEC 2021 and English working worship Committee that they may work together to reach out to families, our 2.1 Pray for ongoing streaming work to young people, and our community. be effective, and glorifying God; Please pray for the search of suirtable new pastor for English Congregation. 2.2 Pray for wisdom to discern how to allow congregation to come back to 3. P ray for Annual Conference continue worship with limited seat capacity due to be faithful in leading all churches in to social distancing; Australia, that we may work together to bring the gospel to the those who are 2.3 Pray for the small groups, and lost, and discipled to be fisher of men fellowships continue to connect with and women. each other, and reach out to other; 4. P ray for Ken Hii, Clarence Yek, Jimmy 2.4 Pray for God’s break through in Kong, Bick Seng Ling, Christina (Boon all that church is doing so that we Koh’s sister), Uncle Lu, Flora, Ben. may experience renewal in the life of community and ministry. 3

“God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him ...Intercessors can be the only ones standing between an individual or a nation and God’s wrath.” Henry Blackaby Weekly Praying for the Church 5. P ray for our church family continue to 6. P ray for spiritual awakening experience living God in each of these household at Camberwell Methodist 1.1 your plead with the Lord to be Church. We pray for deeper relationship merciful to us and graciously draw us among the family members, deeper back to Himself and His ways. Ask Him to relationship between husband and show us unfailing love and grant us His wife, and deeper relationship between salvation that we may rejoice in Him. parents and children. I cannot stress more than saying this is the time, God 1.2 restore us again, O God our is at work through and in our families. Saviour...Will you not revive us again, Let us not look else where but instead that your people may rejoice in you? look within our daily relationship and Show us your unfailing love, O Lord, and our family. God is right there with us. grant us your salvation (Psalm 85:4,6-7); Seek Him first and His kingdom, all these things shall be added to you. 1.3 Thank God that He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask. Cry out to Him for an outpouring and mighty working of the Holy Spirit in our day. 1.4 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. (Luke 11:13) 4

All that’s going on around Camberwell Methodist Church COMMUNITY WATCH Welcome Church Camp 2022 We welcome everyone who join our worship Dates: 07-10 January 2022 (Friday to Monday). service. May the peace of God be with you! If you Venue: Philip Island Adventure Resort. Theme: are a new friend to the church, please introduce “Growing a gospel-centered Family”. Speaker: yourself. Brett Ryan (CEO of Focus on the Family). Please scan the QR Code to register. Closing Date for Restrictions Early Bird Registration: 26/9/2021 Official Closing Date for Registration (31/10/2021). Early Bird LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS FROM 8.00PM THURSDAY Registration Fees (13years old and above $180; 13 5 AUGUST years old and above (student)$140; 9-13 years old $110; 2-8 years old $80; Below 2 years old: Free. Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person Person to contact: Rev. James Kong 0413 953 238; gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted for up Gabriel Ting: 0422 265 545; Frederick Wong: 0423 to five people. 032 818. (Refer Page 9-10) Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner Pastoral Needs visits / single person bubble permitted. If you have any pastoral needs, please do not Public gatherings: Not permitted. hesitate to seek Rev. James Kong (0413 953 238), Ps. Allan Quah (0402 675 219) or local preachers: Face coverings: Lina Lim, Chris Ting, or Joo Soo Lim. If you need the • must be carried at all times pastor to pray for you, do approach Rev. James • must be worn indoors and outdoors except if Kong or Ps. Allan Quah after the service. at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s Family Devotion place of residence or if an exemption applies. We encourage families to start a regular family As such, there will not be any physical worship devotion each week. It is our main thing for our service for Camberwell Methodist Church this church because we will grow stronger, closer, and coming Sunday (08/8/2011) and only a 5-person more love for God and one another. Let us not serving team will be carrying out live streaming waste this time of being together…. explore every at the church. All the fellowship and small group opportunity to play, to read, to do something ministries as well as Sunday school classes will be together, to pray and to sing together. utilizing the online platform until further notice. Please observe the restrictions, uphold and care CMC Youth Camp 19th – 22nd Sept 2021 for our brothers & sisters in prayer and in love. Theme: “The Simple Gospel”. Speaker: Ps. Stephen Prayer Meeting Thursday (12/8) 7:30PM Tan. Encourage all youths to register for the Youth Camp with QR Code. Do contact Oscar Ling/ Prayer Meeting to be led by Joseph Fung through Wesley Chew for further details. zoom. Let us serve one another through prayer. 5

All that’s going on around Camberwell Methodist Church COMMUNITY WATCH 2021 Family Discipleship Seminar 10-12 the children about the adventures they discover September (English) on the second day of the camp. Registration is open! To register, please use the CHAT box on the Theme: God’s Kingdom Blessings: The Gospel and page or email to: [email protected] the Family. Speaker: Rev. Dr Moses Tey (and Cathy gmail.com 1. Your children’s name and age 2. Tey). We encourage the congregation to scan the Return contact number. (Please see page 11) QR code for registration. (See Page 8) Food Bank Ministry Theological Education Scholarship Fund Christian Social Concerns Committee invites our We attached herewith the letter from the Board brothers and sisters to support the Food Bank on Theological Education Scholarship Fund to Ministry of the Iranian Church for Christ (Previously encourage all of you to contribute to, in support of known as Persian Ministry) through donation, the CMCA theological students. Account Name: please specify it as SC-FB during the bank transfer. Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Inc BSB: 013- The total amount will be transferred to them after 225 Account: 268138975 (Please specify offering collection. to BoTESF during transaction so the fund will be allocated correctly.) (Refer Page 12-13) Moon Cake Festival High Tea Holiday Children Character Camp 18th September 2021 Saturday (from 3pm). Location: Home setting. Enjoy a selection of Date: 24-25 September 2021 Venue: Camberwell delicious Moon Cakes and a ‘Join from Home’ MC. A day camp over two days - fun times for year Good News message - to be watched together 1 to year 9 children of family and friends to learn with friends and family, as we celebrate the Mid- about exciting characters from the Bible through Autumn Festival. RSVP with Michael Fung (0481 811 story-telling, sing-a-longs, games, arts and crafts. 842) by 03/09/2021. There will be a special theatrical performance by Offering detail Description Abbreviations Bank reference Thank you once again for Tithing TIT C9/E11 C9 TIT Paul WONG brothers and sisters who faithfully support the ministry of the church General GEN C9/E11 C9 GEN Paul WONG through finance, prayers, and participation. May God bless Thanksgiving TKS C9/E11 C9 TKS Paul WONG you. Here is the bank detail for your reference: Account name: Mission MIS C9/E11 C9 MIS Paul WONG Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Camberwell; BANK: ANZ; Theological student THE C9/E11 C9 THE Paul WONG BSB: 013 225; A.N: 4939 79025 Special SPE C9/E11 C9 SPE Paul WONG Others OTH C9/E11 C9 OTH Paul WONG Building fund C9/E11 C9 Camberwell mc Paul WONG, E11 Mercy mc Paul WONG…...... Offering $15,431.27 (25/7 - 30/7/2021) CAMBERWELL METHODIST CHURCH 58 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 • Tel: (03) 9889 0702 • www.cmca-camberwell.org.au Minister-in-charge: Rev. James Kong 0413 953 238 6

Family Devotion 2021-08-08 1 John 4:19 ESV – We love because he first loved us. Family Affection Is there love in your family? Is there affection in your family? But why ask about love and affection in two different questions? Are they the same? No, not really. We’re supposed to love one another. This love comes as a sense of family duty and loyalty. But liking one another, that’s something else. That’s family affection. It’s best expressed in this way: Happy families ––own a surface similarity of good cheer. For one thing, they like each other, which is quite a different thing from loving. For another, they have almost always one entirely personal treasure –a sort purseful of domestic humor that they have accumulated against rainy days. This humor is not necessarily entertaining. The jokes may be noncomprehensive to outsiders, and the laughter belongs entirely to the family. Kent and Barbara Hughes –“Common-Sense Parenting” suggests three elements to growing in affection. The first is loving God because it connects you with the source of love (1 John 4:8) and gives you an example of perfect love (1 John 4:10,11). It also empowers you to love (1 John 4:19). When you love God, your love for other people will endure. The second element is loving each other. Children need the assurance of their parents’ love for one another. Elton Trueblood –“The Recovery of the Family,” said: It is the father’s responsibility to make the child know that he is deeply in love with the child’s mother. There is no good reason why all evidence of affection should be hidden or carried on in secret. A child who grows up realizing that these parents are lovers has a beautiful basis of stability. The third element for family affection comes through clear communication. Healthy communication reflects truth expressed delicately, as mentioned in Proverbs: “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips” (24:26). It involves adapting what you say so the other person can accept and understand it. And lets both ears and eyes must be engaged in listening. Building family affection —it’s not a chore; it’s a pleasure. Praise: “Help me, see Your love is life to me” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqbUsExURtA Prayer: Father God, we praise you, a true and living God. You are kind and pure. Your power and your love are sure. You are peace and hope. You’re with us everywhere we go. Help us, Lord, to see your love is life to us. Thank you, God, embrace our family with the power of your love is real. Grant us your spirit of joy and takes pleasure in building family affection by the power of your love. Thank you, God, for everything you have done. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen! Reference: Quiet Times for Parents – A Daily Devotional by H. Norman Wright, founder and director of Christian Marriage Enrichment. 7

2021 Family Discipleship Seminar 13-15 August (Chinese) & 10-12 September (English) What is God’s purpose for marriage? What is God’s purpose for family? Can every individual or family be a gospel-centred, Christ-centred and God-glorifying person for God? And how does that look like? We will try to answer some of these questions … God’s Kingdom Blessings: The Gospel and the Family Theme Talks Speaker: Rev. Dr Moses Tey (and Cathy Tey) Date and Time: Based on Melbourne time (AEST, UTC/GMT +10 hrs) Chinese Seminar Session 1 (Friday 13 August 8:30-10:00 pm) Session 2 (Saturday 14 August 11:00 am-12:30 pm) Session 3 (Saturday 14 August 8:30-10:00 pm) Session 4 (Sunday 15 August 8:30-10:00 pm) English Seminar Session 1 (Friday 10 September, 8:30-10:00 pm) Session 2 (Saturday 11 September, 11:00 am-12:30 pm) Session 3 (Saturday 11 September, 8:30-10:00 pm) Session 4 (Sunday 12 September, 8:30-10:00 pm) *Session 1 Topic 1 – 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 – Gospel of First Importance *Session 2 Topic 2 – Genesis 1 – The Family at the Heart of God’s Kingdom *Session 3 Topic 3 – Luke 2 – A Key for Next Generation’s Faithfulness *Session 4 Topic 4 – Deuteronomy 6 – Family Discipleship at the Heart of God’s Great Commandment -Event Coordinator – Rev. Gloria Ling, Rev. Michael Ting, Board of Christian Education, CMCA -IT, Zoom and YouTube (and registration) etc. – Dennis Wong -For more information and registration etc. – Please scan the QR code for registration, and also contact your local church pastor in-charge for registration and more information Moses’ intensive biblical exploration of how God builds His church spans from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. At the heart of this comprehensive framework is the family of God. This framework address many challenges churches face, including developing authentic leaders, marriages, children as they become adults, and the explosion of church programs. Moses’ team serves in China (2.5 million live attendance), USA, and part of SE Asia. Upon graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree, Moses pursued a M.Div at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, ThM at Asbury Theological Seminary, PhD of Communications at the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Cathy, are currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Church and Family. They have been married 27 years with two adult sons who love the Lord. 1 8

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澳洲基督教華人衛理公會 Chinese Methodist Church in Australia 神學教育助學金部 Board on Theological Education Scholarship Fund (BoTESF) Dear Bishop, Reverends, Pastors, Co-workers and Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Re: CMCA Theological Education Sunday Appeal Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. As per our CMCA calendar 24th July 2021 is the Theological Education Sunday. Theological Education Sunday is the day when church reflects on the contribution and significances of Theological education. And at the same time, we remember those who are directly or indirectly involved in theological education, be it students, teachers, or other supporting roles. CMCA currently has 3 sponsored theological students under BoTESF. They are: a. Johnny Hii, a. Bernie, Tasmania b. Third year student b. Tim Gao a. Melbourne, Victoria b. Second year student c. Richard Leong, a. Perth, Western Australia b. First year student Please continue to keep them in your prayers, and to support them in this wonderful journey of faith. In 2021 the Board has agreed to increase the allowances to each theological students by 25%. Despite the increase, we acknowledge that the Theological fund provided to each Theological students are still inadequate, considering the rising cost of living in Australia. While we would like to provide more support to our Theological students, especially financially, this would not be possible without a strong support from various churches and preaching centres under the umbrella of CMCA. In 2021, we have set our budget of $45,000.00 to support our three theological students. During this coming Theological Education Sunday, the Board would like to appeal to various churches under CMCA to support our Theological Education Scholarship Fund. Traditionally a second offering will be collected during Theological Sunday service for this purpose. With some churches are still under the order of COVID restrictions by the state governments second offering might be hard to be conducted therefore we encourage churches in this case to set aside a nominated percentage of electronic offering collected for this purpose. (For your information our collections for 2019 and 2020 were $16,174.82 and $21392.00 respectively.) 12

We understand offering for one Sunday may be limited, therefore in order not to put too much pressure on individual church and member, we encourage brothers and sisters in Christ to contribute to BoTESF in other occasions directly via bank details below: Account Name: Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Inc BSB: 013-225 Account: 268138975 (Please specify offering to BoTesF during transaction so the fund will be allocated correctly.) We thank you in advance for your continual support to BoTESF. During our first Board meeting we have agreed to carry out study on our pastorals need for the next 10 years. This will enable us to set our vision and target for the next 10 years. Once this target and vision is set this will be shared across CMCA for support and prayers. This is still work in progress. Should you have any suggestion for this matter please contact me directly. Should you have further questions on BoTESF’s ministry please feel free to contact myself. We look forward to a fruitful Theological Sunday this year. In Christ, Dennis Wong BoTESF 13


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