19 February 2017
Thanks for coming along to church today. At St Andrew’s, we want to welcome everyone; Christian believers, those seeking faith, skeptics, all who are looking for a spiritual home in Hong Kong. At each Sunday service we seek to learn more about the truths of God from the Bible, and encourage one another in our faith in Jesus. If you’re new, come along to the red welcome table in the north entrance foyer after the service. We’d love to be able to meet you, welcome you personally, and answer any of your questions.
BAPTISM TESTIMONY Maggie’s Story about God, Baptism and St Andrew’s. My first encounter with St Andrew’s Church was when I was eight, participating in the bible reading session at the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. Without knowing it back then, the visit sowed a seed in my heart. God has a plan for me. He has been patiently waiting for this soil to fertile. Throughout these many years, God has never ceased to exhibit his grace by exposing me to Him. He provided me with the chance to attend a Sheng Kung Hui school since young. He surrounded me with loving and supportive friends who demonstrate solid Christian values. Like many, I didn’t appreciate enough for what I had until one day I lost my friend in the blink of an eye – a friend who has been showing us how she lived her short but abundant life in a Godly manner daily for the past decade. Her departure served as a painful reminder that it is time to “go home”, to live a life closer to God. Starting with the intention to seek inner peace and to explain death to my threeyear-old son, we came back to St Andrew’s weekly. Yet God has given me much more than I deserve. He refreshes my memory on what I had been taught since young. He opens up my heart for receiving and understanding the Gospel. Yes, He has chosen me, loves me, and accepted me through what Christ has done. Thus I come to the decision to love Him and serve Him for the rest of my life. In Matthew 5:16 it says: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” I truly hope those who are here today, who witness this life changing moment of ours, can feel the same way and follow Him. God Bless, Maggie Cheung-Man 9:30am Service member and baptism candidate (along with her son) St Andrew’s holds baptisms on the 3rd Sundays of February, May and October. If you are investigating baptism, please speak to the clergy.
Upcoming 4 MAR
Enquiries or Sign-ups? Please go to the Hub or church website
CEILIDH ON THE HILL (SCOTTISH DANCE)
1/F Hall, Chrisitian Centre
1 ticket/$150, 2 tickets/$250, Ticketing available: www.standrews.org.hk/whats-on Guest performance: The Hong Kong Ceilidh Band. Casual dress preferable. Comfortable shoes for lively dancing. Dinner included.
5 MAR - 2 APR ST ANDREW’S PARTNERSHIP
St Andrew’s Partnership Course is an initiative to introduce you to St Andrew’s and what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus. It’s a 4 section course and a great way to meet new people and get involved. Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00pm (No class on 19 March)
Free Registration: Church website Registration deadline: 1 March
12 MAR EQUIP - The Knowledge of God (Doctrine 1)
We all have our concept of God but is our impression in line with what the Bible says? During this course, you will have the opportunity to know more about God as He reveals himself to us through the Bible. You will get to know his attributes better and how you may love Him more. Come join us at our next Equip course. Enrolment deadline: 19 Feb (Sunday) Course dates: 12 March - 14 May (Sundays) (except April 16) 9:30-11:00am Exam date (optional) : 21 May (Sunday)
G/F Lounge, Christian Centre AUD$90 (with exam)/AUD$65 (without exam) (to be paid to Moore College directly) + HK$50 (to cover postage and printing costs)
Please fill in the enrolment form at the Hub. Enquiries: Please contact Diana Barnett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
23 MAR - 11 APR INSPIRED EXHIBIT The Inspired Exhibit is a rare opportunity to see and touch bible artefacts, and to learn how the bible came accurately to us. This exhibition will be in the St Andrew’s church building and will include seminars by visiting scholars. More details to come.
52 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR HONG KONG
A network across Hong Kong has been established to pray for the city and the upcoming elections. You can access prayers at this website. https://prayforhk52.wordpress.com
110TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING CONCERT DVD
St Andrew’s Church 110th Anniversary Thanksgiving Concert DVD is now open for ordering at HK$100 each. Order at the HUB or through the church website.
BIBLE READING RESOURCES
Last week’s Bible Reading Resources are available on the church website. www.standrews.org.hk/bible
2017 HK TRANSFORM OUR WORLD CONFERENCE
The Conference speaker, Dr. Ed Silvoso, will teach on Biblical perspectives and how to practically live out our faith at home and in the marketplace. 10 & 11 March (Friday & Saturday)
St Andrew’s Life Auditorium
Details and registration: www.harvestevan.org.hk
Bible Reading HEBREWS 10:19-25 19
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another â€“ and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Build Community - Hebrews 10:19-25
Share the Gospel - Romans 10:5-15
Revision of Electoral Roll The ER is our Church membership, those who are on the ER are eligible to vote at the Annual Church Meeting which will be held on Sunday 19 March, 2:30-4:00pm, at St Andrew’s Church building. The Church Council has reviewed the 2016 electoral roll during their February meeting. A list of ER members were proposed to be deleted as they no longer worship with us, which is posted at the HUB. If you are on the electoral roll, please check if your name is there. Contact the church office if there is any questions. Play your part in the future of St Andrew’s Church Join the electoral roll - enrolment deadline: 5 March 2017 Fill in the enrolment card at the HUB and return it to the Reception Counter. To join, you must be: 1.18 years old or above 2. a baptised Christian 3. regularly worshipping at St Andrew’s for three months or more 4. and not on the membership roll of another church in Hong Kong Church Lunch - will be held before the Annual Church Meeting at 1:00pm on the Church ground. Tickets are available for sale at the HUB at HK$80/adult and HK$50/child (age 3-10).
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ST ANDREW’S CHURCH BUILDING 8:30am Early Morning Lord’s Supper* 11:30am Putonghua (Mandarin) Church
Alex McCOY, Vicar Ian HADFIELD, Associate Minister Sok Han YONG, Associate Minister Alistair GIBBS, Associate Minister
LIFE CENTRE - AUDITORIUM 9:30am Mid Morning Church 11:30am Late Morning Church 5:00pm Evening Chunch *All other services - Lord’s Supper 2nd & 4th Sundays
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