We come before you, source of all being, as sinners.
We have betrayed you.
We saw a great lie raise its head,
And we did not honor the truth.
We saw our brethren in direst need,
And we feared for our own safety.
We come before you, source of all mercy, as confessors of our sins.
After the ferment of these terrible times,
Send us times of assurance.
After wandering so long in darkness,
Let us walk in the light of the sun.
After the falsehood of the current way,
Build a road for us by your Word.
And until you wipe out our guilt,
Lord, make us patient.
From Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945)
Please pray together with us this week for:
• Prayer for this Sunday’s worship services. Pastor Brenda will be preaching on: Faith Redefined: Character, from Matthew 5:17-20. Pray that God would speak and lead each of us as we encounter his presence in worship. Pray that those who have faith, would go deeper. Pray that those are new to faith who would be encouraged. Pray for those who are seeking, that they might discover God.
• Pray for our CAM and Celebration Dinner; as we remember God’s faithfulness this past year, through fellowship, worship and celebration.
• Pray for our students that are going through confirmation, their class is almost complete. Pray for meaningful discussion, thoughtful reflection and good questions as they prepare to be confirmed.
Send us your prayer request!
Shine Kids Update
We are thrilled that Shine Kids is meeting in person at both the 9:30 and 11:30 services. While we are unable to offer Shine Zoom at this point, we are still sending out Shine Online links so our whole community can encounter God in different ways. Please registerhereto join this Sunday.
Join us this month as we press play, get in the mix, and study “Confidence” through the light of God’s Word. From bible passages such as John 3:16 and stories in the Old Testament, we learn to see ourselves the way God sees us. We hope you can join us!
We are honoured to create a space for your kids to grow in God’s grace and to partner with you as you disciple your children.
Youth Ministry Update
FRIDAY 11th June at 5pm – Youth Sunday Planning and we continue our new topic on FAITH!
It’s 3 weeks until YOUTH SUNDAY – Sunday 4th July. We only get to do this yearly, so it’s your opportunity to have a choice and voice on what we’d like to share and how we lead our church.
SUNDAY 13th June: In person at both 9:30am & 11:30am services:
We continue on our FAITH journey. What is faith? Why is it important? Do we always need it? Can I live a “good” life without faith? If I doubt God and what I know about Jesus, am I still loved and still a Christian? As always, all questions are welcome (and answered!) so let’s learn and live out our faith journey together! To join us in person this Sunday, please register here.
Updates on the youth and parents chat and contact Grace (GG) for answers to your questions.
Register to join our Church Annual Meeting (CAM) this Sunday at 5:15pm! After CAM we will go to a nearby restaurant for a three-course meal at 7pm. The suggested donation is $150 per person if you are able.Contact usif you need any financial assistance.
The Nominating Committee has put forth the following candidate for election to the council: Harry Wind. Council members Andrew Rigden Green, Felicia Wai, Jannie Tam and Vicki Lee are up for re-election. Pastor Brenda Loong, Ronald Keung, Dorothy Chan and Kevin Kwok will continue in their capacity as a council member.
Calling Instrumentalists! Do you have a musical gifting and a passion for worship? We are looking for instrumentalists to join our vibrant worship team. If you are thinking about getting involved or would like to know more about the worship ministries at Community Church, speak to Anita Tatlow or emailher.
Let’s usher together! Want to meet more people? Want to make good use of your cheerful smile? We’ve reserved a spot for you! Join the usher team and let your light shine upon others!
Be a heroic projectionist! Your Church Needs You! One of the heroes from the sound booth is definitely THE PROJECTIONIST! Join the projectionist team and make sure the service can go on with all the amazing slides!
OUTREACH – HOW CAN I SERVE THIS SUMMER?
Hope For All (HFA) – Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Yau Ma Tei, 10am – 12midday • 13th July – 17th July
Inner City Ministries (ICM) – Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Jordan, 1pm – 5pm • 9th August – 13th August (Kindergarten) – Monday 9th is Orientation from 11am – 5pm • 16th August – 20th August (Primary) – Monday 16th is Orientation from 11am – 5pm
Cheng Pong Hing YWCA Elder Home – Video messages with songs, scripture and encouraging greetings • Various dates throughout the summer – TBC
Kun Sun Prison Ministry (must be 18+) – Video messages with songs, scripture and encouraging greetings • Various dates throughout the summer – TBC
Home of Loving Faithfulness (HOLF) – Gardening and Clean-Up Day • Weekday in July and August – actual date TBC
ST BARNABAS Kids Club – 1st Sunday of Each Month 3pm-5pm
For more information and answers to your questions, please contact Grace(GG) and/or WhatsApp 59123880.
Clickhereto see what we do in the Outreach Ministry.
Hope For All Church Update
Summer Program! We are entering our summer time where we mostly engage in developing discipleship. Vacation Bible School is happening on 13th-17th July for children, and most of them are from non-Christian families. We are in need of volunteers and prayers. Please let us know if you would like to be part of this exciting time.
Need of New Admin! Please be praying for a new admin for our church. Sandra who has been an integral part in the ministry and administration of the church is leaving for seminary. Please pray for us and let us know if you have any queries on this.
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