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Vision: Building a Church after God's Own Heart SUNDAY 15th 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 (15 August 2021) Prayer Responsive Reading <Be Still in the Presence of the Lord> The Lord’s Prayer Welcome/Notices Psalm 32:1-11 Offering Intercessory Prayer 398 <All to Jesus I Surrender> Scripture Reading Galatians 6:1-10 Proclamation of the Word Galatians #10 Bear One Another’s Burden Chorus of Response Benediction Ministry Roster 15/8/2021 Preacher LP Chris Ting Worship Leader Rev. James Kong Song Leader Cheryl Chan Backup - Pianist Jason Ting Keyboardist - Accompaniment - Cajon - Bible Reader - Multimedia Damian Seow Live Stream/PA Jonathan Liew Ushers - Floral - HC Prep - Ministry Roster 22/8/2021 Preacher Rev. James Kong Worship Leader Steven Yek Song Leader Jin Loong Wong Backup - Pianist Jiaxin Wong Keyboardist - Accompaniment - Cajon - Bible Reader - Multimedia Wesley Chew Live Stream/PA Gerald Wong & Andrew Zhang Ushers - 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. 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 Registration: 26/9/2021 Official Closing Date for Registration (31/10/2021). Early Bird Registration We welcome everyone who join our worship Fees (13years old and above $180; 13 years old service. May the peace of God be with you! If you and above (student)$140; 9-13 years old $110; 2-8 are a new friend to the church, please introduce years old $80; Below 2 years old: Free. Person to yourself. contact: Rev. James Kong 0413 953 238; Gabriel Ting: 0422 265 545; Frederick Wong: 0423 032 818. Restrictions (Refer Page 8) LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS extended to 11.59PM Pastoral Needs Thursday 19th AUGUST. Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. If you have any pastoral needs, please do not Broadcast permitted for up to five people. Private hesitate to seek Rev. James Kong (0413 953 238), gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner Ps. Allan Quah (0402 675 219) or local preachers: visits / single person bubble permitted. Public Lina Lim, Chris Ting, or Joo Soo Lim. If you need the gatherings: Not permitted. Face coverings: • must pastor to pray for you, do approach Rev. James be carried at all times • must be worn indoors Kong or Ps. Allan Quah after the service. and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an Family Devotion exemption applies. As such, there will not be any physical worship service for Camberwell Methodist We encourage families to start a regular family Church this coming Sunday (15/8/2011) and only devotion each week. It is our main thing for our a 5-person serving team will be carrying out live church because we will grow stronger, closer, and streaming at the church. All the fellowship and more love for God and one another. Let us not small group ministries as well as Sunday school waste this time of being together…. explore every classes will be utilizing the online platform until opportunity to play, to read, to do something further notice. Please observe the restrictions, together, to pray and to sing together. uphold and care for our brothers & sisters in prayer and in love. CMC Youth Camp 19th – 22nd Sept 2021 Prayer Meeting Thursday (19/8) 7:30PM Theme: “The Simple Gospel”. Speaker: Ps. Stephen Tan. Encourage all youths to register for the Youth Prayer Meeting to be led by Ps. Allan Quah Camp with QR Code. Do contact Oscar Ling/ through zoom. Let us serve one another through Wesley Chew for further details. prayer. 2021 Family Discipleship Seminar 10-12 Church Camp 2022 September (English) Dates: 07-10 January 2022 (Friday to Monday). Theme: God’s Kingdom Blessings: The Gospel and Venue: Philip Island Adventure Resort. Theme: the Family. Speaker: Rev. Dr Moses Tey (and Cathy “Growing a gospel-centred Family”. Speaker: Brett Tey). We encourage the congregation to scan the Ryan (CEO of Focus on the Family). Please scan QR code for registration. (See Page 10) the QR Code to register. Closing Date for Early Bird 5

All that’s going on around Camberwell Methodist Church COMMUNITY WATCH Theological Education Scholarship Fund please specify it as SC-FB during the bank transfer. The total amount will be transferred to them after We attached herewith the letter from the Board collection. on Theological Education Scholarship Fund to encourage all of you to contribute to, in support of Moon Cake Festival High Tea the CMCA theological students. Account Name: Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Inc BSB: 013- 18th September 2021 Saturday (from 3pm). 225 Account: 268138975 (Please specify offering Location: Home setting. Enjoy a selection of to BoTESF during transaction so the fund will be delicious Moon Cakes and a ‘Join from Home’ allocated correctly.) (Refer Page 11-12) Good News message - to be watched together with friends and family, as we celebrate the Mid- Holiday Children Character Camp Autumn (Moon cake) Festival. RSVP with Michael Fung (0481 811 842) by 03/09/2021. Date: 24-25 September 2021 Venue: Camberwell MC. A day camp over two days - fun times for year NCCA NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – THE 1 to year 9 children of family and friends to learn CHURCH TOGETHER about exciting characters from the Bible through story-telling, sing-a-longs, games, arts and crafts. You are invited to join NCCA for a day of prayer on There will be a special theatrical performance by Sunday 22 August 2021 for our local, national and the children about the adventures they discover global communities experiencing great need and on the second day of the camp. Registration is distress caused by COVID-19. (Please refer page open! To register, please use the CHAT box on the 13) page or email to: [email protected] gmail.com 1. Your children’s name and age 2. Christian Worship Module by Rev. Shirley Return contact number. (Please see page 9) Ling Food Bank Ministry (13/9 - 18/10 Every Monday Night 2.5 each session) offered by the Certificate in Christian Leadership & Christian Social Concerns Committee invites our Ministry for young leaders. We strongly encourage brothers and sisters to support the Food Bank the youths to enrol. using the online form. (Please Ministry of the Iranian Church for Christ (Previously refer Page 14) known as Persian Ministry) through donation, 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; Account Number: 4939 79025. Offering $5,678.17 Special SPE C9/E11 C9 SPE Paul WONG (01/8 - 06/8/2021) Others OTH C9/E11 C9 OTH Paul WONG Building fund C9/E11 C9 Camberwell mc Paul WONG, E11 Mercy mc Paul WONG…...... 6

Family Devotion 2021-08-15 Deuteronomy 6: 2 ESV – ….that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Family Ties A family can be more than you and your children. You have a heritage. You have your parents, and they had theirs. Each generation has something to pass on. A former seminary president David Allan Hubbard once wrote, \"Is the Family Here to Stay?\" Family relationships are not just sentimental ideas; they are indispensable ties that keep us steady and secure amid the loneliness and uncertainty of life. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents, brothers, and sisters play a particular part in our maturing. They show us something of where we have come from and what we will be. They are instruments of inheritance and environment used by God to shape us for His purposes. What can you pass on to your children from the lives of those who came before you? How much do your parents know of their grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on? Each family member, past and present, is part of the collage –the body that makes up your larger family. And there's a purpose in the life of each member. As Edith Schaeffer wrote \"What is a Family\" says, A family ––parents and grandparents and children, the more extensive combination of three or four generations, or one little two-generation family ––is meant to be a picture of what God is to His family. \"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth, I will call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.\" (Psalm 61: 1-3). Then this family, these parents, this Father, and mother, are to make clear to their children the understanding of the faithfulness of God. We should be able to say, \"You know something of the way we love you. You can always come to us in any trouble faced. You will always find forgiveness and understanding and help. Yet we are nothing in comparison to God, our Heavenly Father, whose faithfulness is perfect compared to our imperfection.\" Song of Praise: \"It's about L-O-V-E, Love\" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yw1LqDKs-w Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving us so dearly. It's about the love of your son, Jesus Christ, everlasting and never-failing love. It's about the truth that sets us free and hopes in Jesus Christ, giving us salvation and eternal life. Grow us to believe the truth that you have loved us as the Father has loved you. Lord, lead and direct us as children of the living God, shape us for your kingdom purpose. Lord, protect and bless our family ties together by the power of your love. 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

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!\"#$%&'()*+, -\"./01/2343/5/6, 78.9:;, <=., >\"[email protected]'CDEBFGH)EIFGAJKLMNEOP QRSCTUVWCXYZ[\\]^_PQ)A`abJKLcd !\"%&'[email protected], nQopqrb, stuvwxA CHAT box,yz{| [email protected],, s}~., 6JKAÄrÅFÇ,, /ÉAÑÖÜáZz{7à, Holiday Children Character Camp (Chinese) Date: 24-25 September 2021 Venue: Camberwell Methodist Church Introduction: A day camp over two days - fun times for year 1 to year 9 children of family and friends to learn about exciting characters from the Bible through story-telling, sing-a-longs, games, arts and crafts. There will be a special theatrical performance by the children about the adventures they discover on the second day of the camp. Registration is open! To register, please use the CHAT box on the page or email to: [email protected] 1. Your children’s name and age 2. Return contact number 9

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 10

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.) 11

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 12

6 August 2021 Anglican Church Dear Member Church leaders and delegates Antiochian Orthodox Church NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – THE CHURCH TOGETHER Armenian Sunday 22 August 2021 Apostolic Church But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Assyrian Church longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15. of the East ‘LORD HAVE MERCY’ Chinese Methodist Church Across all our services on Sunday 22 August, Australia's Churches are invited to pray for our local, national and global communities Churches of Christ experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19. Congregational We encourage our member Churches to join in this National Prayer Day. Federation Bishop Philip Huggins, NCCA President has written an article Jesus Have Coptic Mercy Prayer that speaks to the need for prayerful support for all those Orthodox Church who seek comfort and hope at this time. He also sees the National Prayer Day as the start of weekly prayers on Sundays to December. Greek Orthodox Church There is great power in unified prayer and during this time we are invited to pray together ‘JESUS HAVE MERCY’, a prayer of compassion, Indian the prayer of the heart. Orthodox Church The World Council Council of Churches (WCC) website - COVID Prayer Lutheran Church resources has liturgy and prayer resources and we will put more from Australia on the NCCA website this week and let you know. Mar Thoma Church In addition to praying in our liturgies and worship services across Religious Society Sunday 22 August, NCCA has been asked to host a ZOOM prayer of Friends (Quakers) service and more details will be available later in the week. Roman Catholic Church Romanian Orthodox Church Syrian Orthodox Church The Salvation Army Uniting Church imageRaw Photo for National Day of Prayer Sunday 22 August 379 Kent Street Sydney 2021 (1.92 MB) JPEG  Locked Bag Q199 13 QVB NSW 1230  (+61 2) 9299 2215  www.ncca.org.au E:[email protected] ABN 47 000 391 104

18/10 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course: Christian Worship To look at Christian Worship Teacher: Rev Shirley Ling from biblical, theological, and historical point of view. To ASSIGNMENT explore spiritual formation in a. Class presentation. A 15-minutes presentation in worship through the order of class on assigned topics. service and church calendar b. To prepare an order of service with explanation. year. Due date for submission is 22 November 2021. GOALS: REFLECTION To help participants grow in their Write half page reflection or insights on Christian worship life and their worship worship gained through teachings, readings, and class ministry (if applicable) as they gain discussions. To be submitted weekly before class. a better understanding of Christian worship and appreciate spiritual RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK formation in worship. Worship Like Jesus: A Guide for Every Follower, by Constance Cherry (Amazon $6.44) CLASSES: 6 days of each 2.5 hrs Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year, by Robert Webber (Amazon Kindle TIME: 2000 to 2230 (AEDT) $14.23) Sep REGISTRATION 2100 to 2330 (AEDT) Oct https://forms.gle/RgySxgsBihPNsZB78 1800 to 2030 (AWST) DATES: Mon 13 Sep 2021 Mon 20 Sep 2021 Mon 27 Sep 2021 Mon 4 Oct 2021 Mon 11 Oct 2021 Mon 18 Oct 2021 ENQUIRY CONTACT: Rev. Alan Lau Phone: 0448259566 Email: [email protected] 14


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