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2 October 2016 | Vicar Writes

Coming Up

By Terry Wong

The 7.30 pm Service met for the last time last Sunday evening. It was a fitting thanksgiving Service as Revd Timothy Chow shared from Hebrews 12:1,2, that we should be faithful, focused and fearless in our Christian race. A few regulars shared about how they have been blessed through the Service.  

For some Sundays in October, in some of our Services, we will be focusing on our community service arms. We want to raise awareness of Cathedral’s City Community Services work to some of the poorer families in our society. Many of us are also involved in Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS) and that will receive some focus as well. And then,there is the range of medical mission initiatives which some of you can be encouraged to participate in. 

On the last weekend of October (29-30), the Services at the New Sanctuary will be hosting Friendship Sundays.
Pas Don Wong and his team from New Charis Mission will be ministering. It is a good opportunity to invite your friends. 

In November, we will focus on cross-cultural missions work. Various missionaries will be invited to speak as will our own Bishop and pastors. There will be a special Missions evening on 18 November (Friday). By end November, we will enter the season of Advent and prepare for Christmas. On St Andrew’s Day on 27 November, we will launch the eleven:30 Service. 

We can also look forward to three musical/creative arts events. The LYNC Youths are coming up with Transcendence on Saturday evening of 8 October. The Young Adults are hosting an Experiencing God Musical event with The De Lanerolle Brothers at the Nave on Friday evening of 4 November. These events are opportunities to bring unchurched friends. The Corpus Christi Choir from University of Cambridge will perform a lunchtime concert on Tuesday 6 December. This event will also raise funds for 289 Fellowship, a special mercy ministry to the poor in Batam.  

On the Christian Education front, we were richly blessed by Dr Christopher Seitz’s teaching ministry this week. Do go online for some of the talks. We can look forward to Mick Brook’s talks on discipleship on 11 and 12 October. Our very own Revd Christopher Tan and his wife, Michelle will focus on parenting issues on Saturday 19 November. 

In December we have the Christmas season. Our Lessons and Carols Service will be held on Sunday evening, 18 December.  Christmas@Cathedral evening events is from 21-23 (Wed-Friday). Christmas Day this year falls on a Sunday. There will be three Christmas Eve Services on Saturday: English Family Service at 4.30 pm, Mandarin Service at 7 pm and Midnight Eucharist (English) at 10.30 pm. All these events are opportunities to invite our friends.