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20220403 English Bulletin

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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 disciples 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 / Assistant Pastor (English) Ps. Allan Quah 0402 675 219 to Get in Touch. 58 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 • Tel: (03) 9889 0702 •

ORDER OF WORSHIP 5th Sunday in Lent & Holy Communion Sunday Worship Service (3 April 2022) Silent Prayer <Be Still in the Presence of the Lord> Call to Worship Adoration & Praise 396 <Give of Your Best to the Master> Prayer Rev. 7:1-17 Apostle Creed Welcome/Notices The Great Tribulation: Who can stand? Offering Intercessory Prayer Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Scripture Reading Proclamation of the Word Chorus of Response Benediction Ministry Roster 3/4/2022 Preacher Rev. James Kong Worship Leader Daniel Ha Song Leader Cheryl Chan Backup Zoe Ha Pianist Adeline See Keyboardist - Accompaniment Faith & Kelly Cajon - Bible Reader Verene Kang Multimedia Aaron Tiew Live Stream/PA David Ha/Jonathan Liew Ushers Joyce & Jaden Wong Floral - HC Prep Mary Liew Ministry Roster 10/4/2022 Preacher LP Chris Ting Worship Leader Joo Soo Lim Song Leader Jenny Chiu Backup Sue Loo Pianist Ing Soo Tiong Keyboardist - Accompaniment Cheng Loon Leong Cajon Bryan Law Bible Reader En Sing Lim Multimedia Yew Fong Lim Live Stream/PA Wesley Chew/Andrew Zhang Ushers Cassandra & Josiah Tan Floral - 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. P ray for coming back to church to 3. P ray for Annual Conference continue worship to be faithful in leading all churches in Australia, that we may work together to 2.1 Pray for ongoing streaming work to bring the gospel to the those who are be effective, and glorifying God; lost, and discipled to be fisher of men and women. 2.2 Pray for wisdom to discern how to allow congregation to come back to 4.1 P ray for Jimmy Kong (therapy worship with limited seat capacity due treatment), Rev. Y C Liong (recovering to social distancing; after surgery), Ken Hii, Clarence Yek, Uncle Hii, Aunty Su King Ting, Mdm. 2.3 Pray for the small groups, and Lu (Mrs. Kong’s mum), Christina (Boon fellowships continue to connect with Koh’s sister, Canada), Flora (Singapore) each other, and reach out to other; and Ben (USA). Thank you all for upholding them in prayer. 2.4 Pray for God’s break through in all that church is doing so that we 4.2 P ray for our brothers and sisters who may experience renewal in the life of contracted Covid and those in close community and ministry. contact. Let us continue to uphold them in prayer as well as showing our 2. P ray for LCEC 2022 and English Ministry care and support to them. Committee that they may work together to reach out to families, our 4.3 P ray for the situation between Russia young people, and our community. and Ukraine, may the war end and peace be restored. May Jehovah Shalom enlighten the leaders of both countries, have a wise and righteous spirit, a peaceful and kind heart, and not lead the country to the terrible dead end of hatred. 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 Daily Bible Reading We welcome everyone who join our worship service. Encourage our members to read the Bible, “Bible in May the peace of God be with you! If you are a new One Year” take you through the whole Bible in 365 friend to the church, please introduce yourself and days. Every day, a different theme is explored through leave your contact details. a selection of scriptures taken from the book of Psalms or Proverbs, as well as the New Testament and the Gentle Reminder Old Testament. There are 3 editions to choose from (Classic, Youth, Express). Please scan the QR Code The church strongly recommends facemask to be worn on the noticeboard or the bulletin to join. (Please refer indoor together with frequent washing of hands. If you page 9) have any symptom, please go for testing and isolate until the test result returns negative. Friendship Evangelism English Prayer Meeting Sunday’s Basketball session will be from 3-4pm at Thursday (07/4) 7:30PM Boroondara Sports Complex, 271C Belmore Rd, Balwyn North VIC 3104 (Bring along a basketball) Prayer Meeting to be led by Ps. Alan Quah through COVID safe protocols apply and children under 10 Camberwell MC Online group on Facebook. Let us years old must have parental supervision. Please come to count our blessings and give thanks. Let us contact Joseph on 0411 539 082 for more information. continue to serve one another through prayer. Use of church venue for followship Pastoral Needs Please book through to avoid clash of If you have any pastoral needs, please do not hesitate use. Please make sure all lights, air-conditioners, and to seek Rev. James Kong(0413 953 238), Ps. Allan other equipment are switched off, also making sure all Quah(0402 675 219) or local preachers: Lina Lim, Chris doors are locked before leaving. Ting, or Joo Soo Lim. If you need the pastor to pray for you, do approach Rev. James Kong or Ps. Allan Quah Book Club after the service. If you like to join any of our book club for a deeper Family Devotion study, please contact the person coordinating for each book club. (Refer Page 10-11) We encourage families to start a regular family devotion each week. It is our main thing for our church because Baptism on Easter Sunday we will grow stronger, closer, and more love for God and one another. Let us not waste this time of being If there is anyone wishing to be baptized, please fill in a together…. explore every opportunity to play, to read, form at the Usher’s Counter and submit to Rev. James to do something together, to pray and to sing together. Kong. Baptism class will be conducted prior to baptism. During Lent, do use the 2022 Lent Devotional for devotion. 5

All that’s going on around Camberwell Methodist Church COMMUNITY WATCH Virtual Easter Treasure Hunt Conference will compile the list and submit to the Singapore Chinese Annual Conference. Participants Fun items to look for, fun tasks to do together, videos will receive a conference link and password one week to watch and also learning about the true meaning of before the conference. Registration is required for Easter. all daytime conferences, except for evening public gatherings. Only registrants have the right to watch Date: 16 April 2022. Time: 3:15 - 4:45pm (AEST). and participate. Since the registration deadline for Venue: log in from anywhere there is wifi. the conference is May 1, 2022, the closing date for registration for our church is April 17, 2022. Please Do invite your family and friends to go to the Church register at the reception. For more details, please website contact Rev. James Kong or Ervina Ngu (Missions steward). We will submit the list and fees to the CMCA ( or www. Board of Missions. (see page 8) and register (RSVP) by the 9th April to obtain the link to join the Maundy Thursday (The Last Supper) hunt. (A prize for participation will be awarded at the end of the event). Online Meeting (14/04/2022)7.30PM through Camberwell MC Online group on Facebook. We invite all brothers The 8th Mission Conference and sisters to attend. The 8th Mission Conference (online) of the World Good Friday Combined Service Federation of Methodist Chinese Churches will be held (15/4/2022) from 9/6-13/6/2022. Theme: Living a Missional Legacy. There are Theme Talks (in English, with Chinese Good Friday Combined Service (15/4/2022) will be at dubbing & subtitle), Special Talks and workshops. 10AM on Friday. Registration fee: SGD 10 (AUD 11) per person. How to apply: Participants from various countries apply to their respective annual conferences. Each Annual Offering detail 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; Account Number: 4939 79025. We have prepared an Offering Box in the Lobby for envelope offering. Offering: Offering: $13,359.00 (20/3 - 25/3/2022) Description Abbreviations Bank reference Tithing TITHE C9/E11 C9 TITHE Paul WONG General GEN C9/E11 C9 GEN Paul WONG Thanksgiving TKS C9/E11 C9 TKS Paul WONG Mission MIS C9/E11 C9 MIS Paul WONG Theological student THE C9/E11 C9 THE Paul WONG 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…...... 6

Devotion Week 3rd April 2022 Theme: A Life of Purpose Psalm 101:1-8 ESV 101 I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. 2 I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; 3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. 4 A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil. 5 Whoever slanders his neighbour secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure. 6 I will look with favour on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me. 7 No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. 8 Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers 3 from the city of the LORD. Some people seem to drift aimlessly through life, headed in no specific direction. Without clearly defined objectives, it is not surprising that many adopt a lifestyle that lacks definition and purpose. How typical of those caught in the grind of aimlessness! They live from one meal to the next, without much concern beyond that evening's television programs. They drift through life like a skiff in a swamp. According to Psalm 101, this is a song of David, whose life was guided by a specific purpose. He understood God's plan for him and, aside from a temporary slump into disobedience, he pursued the course laid out for him. He made decisions in accordance with his purpose, and served the Lord faithfully for many, many years. He was indeed \"a man after God's own heart.\" 7a

Perhaps more than any other passage of Scripture, these eight verses explain David's philosophy of life. In fact, an appropriate title for Psalm 101 might be \"David's Statement of Faith.\" This is his credo. It declares his spiritual aims. David committed himself to this credo without reservation. He, of course, failed at times; he wandered from the course, but he always kept the standard before him. In this psalm there is not the slightest trace of diplomatic compromise or vacillation, only simple, straightforward, devout words. Therefore, all who hope to live beyond the grind of aimlessness would do well to observe how David decided to conduct himself. The Passage and Its Pattern Psalm 101 could be called \"the psalm of resolutions.\" I count at least ten \"I wills\" or \"I shalls.\" It reminds me of Joshua's declaration when the nation of Israel wanted to disobey the Lord: \"Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord\" (Joshua 24:15). For four verses David implies \"as for me\" and lists his resolutions in five \"I wills.\" Following that, in verses 5–8, he turns to his kingdom, implying \"as for my house\" and lists seven different types of people, making a declaration about each one. Reflection: Where are you at? Do you learn from David, to cultivate a closer relationship with God, live a life of purpose? Prayer From Living the Psalms by Charles R. Swindoll, copyright © 2012. 7b


Bible in One Year 2022 Bible in One Year with Nicky Gumbel – Classic Edition 365 Days Overwhelmed at the thought of reading the Bible? Spend time each day hearing from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel as they take you through the whole Bible in 365 days. Every day, a different theme is explored through a selection of scriptures taken from the book of Psalms or Proverbs, as well as the New Testament and the Old Testament. Nicky and Pippa provide commentary on these excerpts to provide insight and practical application. Bible in One Year 2022 Express Edition 365 Days In a hurry? Take less than 15 minutes each day to cover key passages throughout the whole Bible. Every day, a different theme is explored through a selection of scriptures taken from the Old and New Testaments, as well as the book of Psalms or Proverbs. Nicky and Pippa Gumbel’s commentary on these excerpts are full of insight, wisdom, and practical application and will give you an in-depth overview of the entirety of the Bible across the year. Bible in One Year 2022 Youth Edition QR Code 10 9

Christian Book Discussion Club 阅读小组 Christian book discussion club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book and grow together in truth and in knowledge in a practical way. Marriage: 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make When you say “I do,” you begin the journey of a lifetime― and you have dreams of that journey being perfect. But it won’t take long for expectations of the perfect marriage to fade away in the struggles of everyday life. A long-term, vibrant marriage needs to be grounded in something sturdier than romance―it needs the life-changing power of the gospel. In this rebranded edition of What Did You Expect? Popular author and pastor Paul David Tripp encourages couples to make six biblical commitments to the Lord and to one another. These commitments, which include a lifestyle of confession and forgiveness, building trust, and appreciating differences, will equip couples to cultivate thriving, joy- filled marriages built on Christ. Contact: Daniel and Leong Ha Requirements: In English Suitable for couple Parenting with words of grace How you speak to your kids today will impact your relationship with them tomorrow. As a parent, your words are powerful. What you say and how you say it has the potential to either invite your children into deeper relationship with you or push them away. What's more, in a very real sense, your words represent--or misrepresent--God's words to his children-- meaning they have the power to shape how your children view their heavenly Father. Offering practical guidance for grace-filled communication in the midst of the craziness of everyday life, this accessible guide will help you speak in ways that reflect the grace God has shown to you in the gospel. Contact: Daniel and Leong Ha Requirements: In English Suitable for couple 10

Flourishing Your Garden - 'Fragrance of a Godly Woman' This is a 10-week discipleship course to help a woman recognize her worth in Christ and to explore her identity as a child of God, a disciple of Christ, a wife and a mother. The book presents 10 core beliefs based on Biblically based Truths and real-life testimonies of women whose lives were transformed. The course runs on a small group basis meeting via zoom once a week for 10 weeks. *Encourage you to join us to discover God's special purpose for your Life. + The Steps to Freedom in Christ This hands-on guide contains a spiritual inventory to help you identify and break free from condemning thoughts, compulsive behaviors, personal conflicts, spiritual struggle, and any type of personal or spiritual bondage. Experience daily victory over sin and doubt and reclaim the promise of freedom that Christ offers to all who call on him. Contact: Lina Lim, Jing Jing Ngu, Kim Sia Requirements: In English or Chinese Suitable for women Boyhood and Beyond Boys who are on the road to becoming men of honour, courage, and faith will greatly benefit from the heartfelt encouragement and sound advice offered in Boyhood and Beyond. Wisdom and common sense are gleaned from short chapters covering topics such as authority, inventiveness, and honesty as well as learning to overcome things like fear, laziness, and temptation. Boyhood and Beyond motivates boys to build their lives on a foundation of strong moral principles. Most importantly, these chapters will encourage boys to become the men God wants them to be as they develop a relationship with Him. This is a \"life\" book designed to be read and lived out in a boy's life, thus becoming one of his building blocks to godly character and, ultimately, manhood. There are discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Ages 10-18. Contact: Joo Soo Lim Requirements: In English Suitable for father and son together 11

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