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20210321 English Bulletin

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Vision: Building a Church after God's Own Heart SUNDAY 21ST MARCH WELCOME TO CAMBERWELL METHODIST CHURCH We are faith community that growing in our love for Jesus, who died for our sins, and 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 to Get in Touch.

Silent Prayer ORDER OF WORSHIP Call to Worship Adoration & Praise (21 March 2021) Prayer Responsive Reading <Be Still in the Presence of the Lord> The Lord’s Prayer Welcome/Notices Proverbs 4:14-27 Offering Intercessory Prayer 398 <All to Jesus I Surrender> Scripture Reading Rev. 2:12-17 Proclamation of the Word No Compromise on Truth Hymn of Response Benediction 329 <O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee> Ministry Roster 21/3/2021 Preacher Rev. James Kong Worship Leader Jimmy Kong Song Leader Diana Kong Backup Jennifer Yap Pianist Sarah Ha / Dennis Yong Accompaniment Steven Yek Multimedia Yew Fong Lim Livestream Gerald Wong & Jin Loong Ushers Stephen & Florence Siew HC Prep - Floral - Ministry Roster 28/3/2021 Preacher LP Joo Soo Lim Worship Leader Steven Yek Song Leader Jenny Chiu Backup Gladys Chandra Pianist Adeline See Accompaniment Simon Wong Multimedia Gerald Wong Livestream Bryan Law & Gerald Wong Ushers Christian Ling & Kelly Chua HC Prep - Floral Darrell Yeo 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. Pray for new LCEC 2021 and English worship working 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 Boon Koh, his sister, Christina, 2.4 Pray for God’s break through in and her family in Canada: Samuel and all that church is doing so that we Ruth. 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 “111” Training in Evangelism We welcome everyone who join our The 3 mins Personal Evangelism Training worship service. May the peace of God video is now available for church be with you! If you are a new friend to the members to view. church, please introduce yourself. Please go to the church website to Login Mission Fund $1 A Day as a member in order to access the training video - Chinese or English. We invite all brothers and sisters to participate, as well as for all fellowships ; www. and small groups to promote and ;” encourage, so that we can offer what we have to expand the Kingdom of God. (For Pastoral Needs details, please see P.10) If you have any pastoral needs, please Lent Devotion do not hesitate to seek Rev. James Kong (0413 953 238) or local preacher Lina Lim, Our church is sending out Lent Devotional Chris Ting, or Joo Soo Lim. If you need the for our congregation, do use the material pastor to pray for you, do approach Rev. for devotion during Lent and at the same James Kong after the service. time, practice fasting and prayer. Prayer Meeting Holy Saturday Easter Film: Thursday (25/03) 7:30PM Combined ‘Jesus’ This film will be streamed on April Church Prayer Meeting for Missions (to be 03 from 0900 - 2100 EST. Please go to the led by Rev. James Kong via Facebook church website for the movie link details. group - Camberwell MC Online). Let us serve one another through prayer. Do plan to watch this Easter film together with family and friends - in your homes. 5

All that’s going on around Camberwell Methodist Church COMMUNITY WATCH Family Devotion Offering We encourage families to start a regular 07/3/2021 $9,708.82 family devotion each week. It is our main thing for our church because we will Services during the Holy Week grow stronger, closer, and more love for God and one another. Let us not waste 01/4 Thurs.7:30-8:30PM Maundy Thursday/ this time of being together…. exploit Last Supper Bilingual Service (via every opportunity to play, to read, to do Facebook - Camberwell MC Online); something together, to pray and to sing Good Friday English Service (02/4 Fri. together. 11AM@Church); Easter Sunday English Service (04/4 Sunday 11AM@church) Sunday Services Livestream Gentle Reminder: We continue to stream both 9am Chinese and 11am English service online until Please help to maintain the cleanliness further notice. Online worship is one of the of the fridge in the church kitchen. Do many things we do to worship God. bring the left-over food home. The fridge is currently used to store the pre-packed Offering detail wafer and juice for the Holy Communion. Thank you once again for brothers and sisters who faithfully support the ministry of the church through finance, prayers, and participation. May God bless you. Here is the bank detail for your reference: Account name: Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Camberwell; BANK: ANZ; BSB: 013 225; A.N: 4939 79025 CAMBERWELL METHODIST CHURCH 58 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 • Tel: (03) 9889 0702 • Minister-in-charge: Rev. James Kong 0413 953 238 6

CAMBERWELL METHODIST CHURCH The Proverbs Challenge The Book of Proverbs is a READ & STUDY very visual book. This is a challenge for the Read through Proverbs individual or the family until you find a verse (Chinese or English). No that really stands out to matter how young or old you. Then study the verse you are, we would love to until you know what it see your creativity. means. Once completed, the best three submissions will be EXPRESS  framed and displayed in church. Find a way to express All entries will be your verse: photography, compiled into a memory graphics nature, book for our church for calligraphy, drawings, the 35th anniversary. paintings, ect. SEND IT IN! Send your verse to camberwell_methodist_c [email protected] by the 30th of April. And we will compile it into our very own Xia-En-Gia COVID-19 memory book. Each family or individual who contributed will receive a copy. 7

Devotion Week 7: 21st March 2021 Theme: Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People Hymn: Eye Of The Storm - [Lyric Video] Ryan Stevenson Bible Verses: Psalm 93:4 ESV Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty! Faith is surfing on the waves. I enjoy the seashore, where the water laps lazily over the sandy edge. It is there I find tranquillity and creativity. One occasion, I watched surfers ride the wonderful and wild waves a Bell beach, Torquay. They inspire and motivate me! Quietly, patiently, the surfers lie waiting on their slender surfboards, poised and ready to leap to action at any moment! Suddenly, there it is! The beginning of a swell in the ocean foretells the birth of a wave. The surfer suddenly leaps on his surfboard, catching the rising crest of the fresh breaking wave. He is lifted high and carried far by the curling, sweeping, arching, and flight of foam. The ride is on. Bending knees absorb the shocks, swells and swirls. Arms outstretched slice the wind like eagles wings. The trusting torso struggles to maintain balance. From time to time the waves win out as the sportsman is wiped out – sent off his board and into the sea. But riding or falling he wins! His challenge to the surf has won him victory over fear. And so he ends in safe shallows where he turns and paddles out again to catch the next wave. Faith is surfing on the waves of life. Faith faces the fears and turns the negative into a positive. 8

Proverbs 3:26 ESV For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Faith meets success at the point of failure. For example, the pole vaulter who runs and then vaults over the bar a little higher each time never really know how high he can jump until he fails to scale the bar. He succeeds when he fails. For failure isn’t a matter of not reaching your goal. Failure is failing to give your project all that you’ve got! Success is achieving the maximum of your potential in the situation you are in. When you honestly have attempted your ultimate best, then you have been successful, in spite of failure. The people who are really failures are the people who set their standards so low, keep the bar at such a safe level, that they never run the risk of failure. Faith is daring to face an embarrassing failure. It’s only after the pole vaulter knocks down the bar raised to its highest level that he knows he’s jumped as high as he can – today! Success comes at the point where we can’t do any better than we are doing at this moment. Reflection: When you encounter the eye of the storm, do you turn fear into a positive and surf on the waves of lives? Are you doing your very best, knocking down the high bar? Prayer 9

Board of Mission 2021 ‘$1 a DAY for Mission’ Campaign Dear Minister-in-Charge and Pastors, As you know, ‘$1 a day for mission’ is one of the main sources of income for CMCA Board of Mission. We hope to continue this campaign to raise awareness for mission in 2020-2021. We found these ideas for piggy bank craft using recycle bottles very interesting and would recommend your Sunday school to explore further for 2020 Piggy Bank project for KIDS4Mission ( or ). We hope Sunday school children will make their own ‘piggy bank’ and use it to save money for mission. We hope parents can get involve with their children and contribute toward the campaign as well. Please send the donation of ‘$1 a day for mission’ together with all the contributions collected on Mission Sunday (22/8/2021) to CMCA account before Oct 2021. Be sure to list out the fund collected separately as “$1 a day for mission” when sending it to AC Account. Immanuel, Rev David Tiong (Board of Mission) 10

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