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TRUE LIFE BIBLE-PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
RELC Auditorium, 10.30 am

30 Orange Grove Road, down Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 258352
Mailing Address: 1 Goldhill Plaza, #03-35, Singapore 308899
Email: admin@truelifebpc.org.sg; Website: http://www.truelifebpc.org.sg
(Ring Pastor Jeffrey Khoo 62561189 Anytime)

Vol. XV No. 32
6 May 2018
“The LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep SILENCE before him.”
Call WorshipDn Charles Kan
Opening HymnSavior, Again to Thy Dear Name
Invocation/Gloria Patri
Responsive ReadingPsalm 73
HymnGod Our Only Good
Announcements
Music MinistryChurch Choir
Offerings/HymnAll That Thrills My Soul
Doxology/PrayerDn Charles Kan
Scripture TextJohn 6:66–69
Pastoral PrayerRev Koa Keng Woo
SermonTo Whom Shall We Go?
(Rev Koa Keng Woo)
Closing HymnLead Me, Savior
BenedictionRev Koa Keng Woo
TRUE LIFE MINISTRIES

Worship Service

The Church holds its Worship Service every Lord’s Day, 10.30 am at the Regional Language Centre (RELC), 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352. The pulpit is jealously guarded, with only preachers of the same doctrinal persuasion, i.e. of the reformed faith, taking a stand for biblical separation and standing squarely on the perfect inspiration and perfect preservation of Scripture, are invited to preach the Word. Besides Pastor Jeffrey Khoo, our preachers include Rev Stephen Khoo, Rev Lek Aik Wee, Rev Paul Cheng, Rev (Dr) Park Seungkyu and Dr Jose Lagapa.

The Chinese Worship Service holds its service on every Lord’s Day, at 10.30 am at Tanglin 1, RELC. Our Chinese preachers have been Rev Kelvin Wong, Pr Kelvin Lim, Pr Daniel Lim, Pr William Goh, Eld John Leong and FEBC students. Rev Dr Koa Keng Woo preaches every 4th week of the month and administers the Lord’s Supper.

Children’s Ministry

The children are ministered to each Lord’s Day through the Children’s Ministry. They join the Church Worship Service with the adults at 10.30 am and proceed to the 6th floor for the Children’s Worship after the offertory prayer.

Prayer Meeting

Prayer meetings are held every Friday evening at the RELC, and on the first Friday of each month, Family Worship cum Prayer Meeting is held at the homes of True Lifers. In keeping with the format of John Sung revival meetings, the study of God’s Word is led by Pastor Jeffrey Khoo and followed by a season of thanksgiving and testimonies, where the faith of members are fortified by hearing how the Lord has been good to the brethren. Prayer meeting has a regular attendance of about 90–100, with a good number of parents bringing their children with them to pray and seek the Lord’s blessing.

Sunday School

The Adult Bible Class has an average attendance of about 80. In 2017, Pr Clement Chew taught from Deuteronomy and Joshua.

The Chinese Sunday School meets every Lord’s Day before the worship service. For 2017, a course on Systematic Theology was embarked to ground believers in the fundamentals of the Christian faith. The lessons were taught by Pr Zhu Jianwei and Eld Tai Mern Yee. The Sunday School is typically attended by about 15 members.

The Children’s and Teens’ Sunday School are led by Mrs Jemima Khoo, and ably assisted by a committed team of teachers and helpers. Ages of the students range from three to 16.

Catechism Class

Catechism class is held once a year for 12 weeks (January to March) for those who wish to be baptised, reaffirmed in their faith, or incorporated into the Church as members. Basic doctrines of the Christian faith and of the Bible-Presbyterian Church are taught. In 2017, the English catechism class was conducted by Pastor Jeffrey Khoo and Dr Jose Lagapa (in Pastor’s absence), while the Chinese catechism class was taught by Eld Tai Mern Yee.

Evangelism

Door-to-door HDB flats’ evangelism was done at Bukit Panjang HDB Estate on every 3rd Sunday of the month with close to 30 coming each time to share the good news of salvation.

Missions and Outreaches

The Church supported missions in the following countries through regular financial gifts: Australia: Rev Nguyen Gia Hien (Brisbane B-P Church and Vietnamese B-P Church) and Rev Errol Stone (Faith Presbyterian Church, Perth), Malaysia: Dr Wee Tiong Soon (Kemaman Life B-P Church), Myanmar: Thang No (New Life Student Care Centre in Yangon), Palestine/ Bethlehem: Rev Danny Awad (Baraka B-P Church), Philippines: Mindanao Missions, Africa: Missionary Bai Eun Young (Bible College of East Africa, Kenya), Rev Park Seung Kyu (Bible College of East Africa, Tanzania and Chemchemi Kindergarten), and Philip Lagat (Radio Ministry).

Designated love gifts by worshippers were also given to Cambodia: Sun Sokha (Faith Krang Angkrang Church, Phnom Penh) and Tann Heng (Word of Life B-P Church, Siem Reap), China: Li Yahui (Mustard Seed B-P Church), Korea: Park Jung Il (Covenant B-P Church).

Choir Ministry

The Church Choir ministers to the congregation through music. Choir practices are held every Sunday after Worship Service and end at 1.30 pm. The Church Choir presents an item every 1st Sunday of the month. In addition, the Church Choir sings at vigil services and goes caroling every year the Sunday before Christmas.

The Youth Choir renders a song item in praise to God on 5th Sundays. On special occasions, song presentations and their practices are combined with the Church Choir. The practices start at 12.30 pm every Lord’s day. The average attendance is 25.

The Chinese Choir aims to encourage members in learning good old-fashioned hymns as well as spiritual songs in Mandarin to praise the Lord and to edify fellow believers. Practices take place every Lord’s Day from 12.30 to 1.15 pm. The Chinese Choir is a “family choir” because her members range from our young children and teenagers to our elderly seniors, not forgetting all in between.

Bible Study Groups

The Church has two foreign language Bible Study groups (Indonesian and Burmese) meeting on the Lord’s Day. The Bible studies are led by FEBC students and mainly attended by the domestic maids of church members.

Adults Fellowship

The AF meets every 2nd Saturday afternoon of the month at the homes of fellow brethren. The average attendance is about 20. In 2017, the AF studied on the theme “Living for Christ” under Pr Joshua Yong. The AF celebrated its 12th Anniversary Thanksgiving on 18 February 2017 at RELC with Rev Stephen Khoo as speaker. The AF also gave to missions and needy brethren in the Church.

Chinese Fellowship

The CF meets bimonthly on the 3rd Saturday at the homes of brethren. The meeting begins with the preaching of God’s Word followed by a time of testimony and ends with a hearty fellowship around the dinner table. In 2017, the CF completed a series on “Saved to Serve” under Pr Zhu Jianwei. For our 7th Thanksgiving Anniversary in November, a Gospel rally was organized. About a hundred heard the good news of salvation shared by Pastor Jeffrey Khoo.

Family Bible Fellowship

The FBF is seeing an increasing number of families and members join the monthly meetings. Meetings involve Bible studies, fellowship, dinner and other informal activities. Topics such as “Exercising our Spiritual Gifts”, “Overcoming Worry, Anxiety and Anguish”, “Courtship-Perspective from parents and children” and “The Lord’s Prayer” were covered during the year. A “Q&A” session was incorporated after the messages. Besides the meetings, we organized informal gatherings and a hike up Bukit Timah Hill. The men in the FBF also met a few times in the year to study God’s Word and for prayer and fellowship.

Filipino Bible Fellowship

The FilBF meets every Lord’s Day afternoon and aims to nurture the spiritual growth of Filipino Christians and evangelize those who are still outside of God’s Kingdom. The FilBF evangelistic band goes to Orchard Road area on Sundays to distribute tracts and share the gospel to fellow Filipinos. Seven confessed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and were baptized at Easter 2017.

Pastor Jeffrey Khoo delivered the message on the first Lord’s Day of the year 2017, and at the 1st Anniversary Thanksgiving Service cum FEBC Gospel Rally on 30 July 2017. A Christmas Gospel Meeting was conducted on 24 December 2017. Eld Douglas Ho and Bro Samuel Goh co-labour with Dr Jose Lagapa in the preaching of God’s Word at the weekly meetings. The messages in 2017 were based on the Gospel of Matthew. The average attendance ranged between 20 and 25. The fellowship is currently supporting one FEBC student.

Ladies Fellowship

The LF meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.45 pm in the residence of Dr and Mrs Jose Lagapa. Pr Joshua Yong continued to teach on the theme “Show Me Thy Ways” (Ps 25:4). The meetings were greatly blessed with good attendance of 25 or more people. Many young people are coming to the LF every month. The LF has been giving to the Bible College of East Africa in Kenya in keeping with the late Rev Timothy Tow’s exhortation to support missions. The LF’s 13th Anniversary was held on 1 February 2017 and Lord’s messenger was Pastor Jeffrey Khoo.

Young Adults Fellowship

The YAF meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month at the home of Pastor Jeffrey Khoo as well as other YAFers. The theme for 2017 was “Understanding the Doctrine of Sin”. Dr Jose Lagapa taught the sinfulness of sin and how great God’s loving-kindness is. For biblical studies, Pastor instructed from 1 and 2 Timothy. The average attendance is about 25. The YAF had her 5th Anniversary Thanksgiving on 21 October 2017 at the RELC. Dr Jose Lagapa preached on “Grace Greater than Our Sin”. The annual YAF Retreat was held at the Resort Lautan Biru, Mersing from 11 to 14 December 2017. Pr Clement Chew taught comprehensively on the theme “Body of Christ”.

Young People’s Fellowship

The YPF meets every Saturday at 3.30 pm at Berean BPC, and the average attendance is 25. The theme for 2017 was “Pursuing Godliness”. Dr Jose Lagapa spoke from 1 and 2 Timothy, and Pastor Jeffrey Khoo and Bro Samuel Joseph spoke on the 10 Commandments. On the 4th Saturday of each month, the YPF would have combined Bible studies with Berean BPC. On 5th Saturdays, special activities such as evangelism sessions and outdoor meetings were organised. The highlight of the year was the YPF Camp held from 18 to 22 December 2017 at Resort Lautan Biru. The camp theme was “Preparing for Marriage” and about 70 came for the camp.

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