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18 March 2018

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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.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING The Annual Church Meeting (ACM) is today. You may be new to St Andrew’s or not aware of how our church is governed, so let me share briefly about this for your information and participation. The legal entity that oversees St Andrew’s is the Church of England Board of Trustees. This also oversees the other English-speaking Anglican churches of St John’s Cathedral and Christ Church Kowloon Tong. St Andrew’s belongs to the Province of the Anglican (Sheng Kung Hui) Province of Hong Kong and is in the Diocese of West Kowloon. One of the main tasks of the ACM is to elect the Church Council. The Council is made up of twelve Council Members, two Trustees, the longest ordained Associate Minister, and is chaired by the Vicar. The Council has a delegated authority relating specifically to the care of church property and the provision of the administration and finances of the church. The Council meets monthly. The Trustees play a significant role in our relationship with the Province and sit on the Board of Trustees, chaired by the Archbishop. The Council Members represent the members of St Andrews. Aside from giving their expertise for the proper functioning of the church’s operations, they give a voice to congregational matters and provide lay-pastoral leadership. I want to warmly encourage you to pray for Council and get to know its members. You can speak with them about matters that you want raised at Council. At today’s ACM, we reflect on the past year and look forward to the next year. We’re grateful that God continues to grow His church. We’ve experienced encouraging numerical growth. More particularly, we pray for growth in spiritual maturity, as together we seek to use what the Lord has given each of us for the service of the gospel. I want to use this opportunity to thank the outgoing Church Council for all their efforts over the past year. I also want to thank all of you who serve our church in so many capacities. We give thanks to God for your partnership in the gospel. Rev. Alex McCoy Vicar

Enquiries or Sign-ups? Please go to the North Lobby or church website


25 MAR WELCOME TEA FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO 11:30AM SERVICE If you are new to St Andrew’s, come and join us for some light refreshments after the service. Sunday, after 11:30am service

North lobby, G/F Life Centre

There is an option to join Rev. Ian Hadfield for lunch after the welcome tea.


You are invited to our services over Easter. Come and find out the real meaning of Easter and bring your friends Maundy Thursday Service - 29 March 7:30pm (English), 9:00pm (Putonghua) St Andrew’s Church, Communion and Foot Washing Service. Remembering the Last Supper

Prayer Vigil - 29-30 March 8:30pm-8:30am, St Andrew’s Church, Sign up online to pray (wherever you are) for an hour throughout the night. Remember the Garden of Gethsemane

Good Friday services - 30 March 9:30am & 11:30am, St Andrew’s Life Centre

Easter Sunday services - 1 April 8:30am, St Andrew’s Church, 9:30am,11:30am & 5:00pm, St Andrew’s Life Centre,

11:00am (Putonghua), St Andrew’s Church

11:30am (Putonghua), St Andrew’s Church

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30 MAR EASTER WALK Come and join us for our annual Easter Walk. We will meet at the Peak Fountain at 2:30pm then set off and enjoy the beautiful circular walk ending at Mount Austin Road playground to sing and fellowship together. Good Friday, 2:30-5:30pm

The Peak

Level: Easy Access: Easy to push strollers/pushchairs Meeting point: The Peak fountain Registration deadline: 29 March Registration: Enquiries:

NEW GROWTH GROUP IN OLYMPIC A new group will start in March on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm at Park Avenue Apartments near Olympic MTR station. Come and study God’s word and grow more like Jesus. Contact Ian for more information


15 APR MEN’S FRATERNITY Authentic Manhood helps men understand their identity and how to purse this as a lifelong priority. The Great Adventure is for men learning how to leave a positive legacy throughout their lives. Sunday, Authentic Manhood: 7:30 - 9:00am

The Great Adventure: 2:30 - 4:00pm



Children in HK are facing lots of academic and peer pressure from our defective world. Join this interactive course where you can share your experiences and be equipped to be effective parents who can apply biblical truth in parenting, are intentional in nurturing your children’s faith and character, and able to navigate some common parenting challenges in today’s world. Come and join us! Sunday, 11:20am – 1:00pm

$100 per person, $150 per couple

Details & Registration:

Bible Reading Exodus 32:1-12,19-20, 34:4-7 1

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 2 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD.” 6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry. 7

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ 9 “I have seen these people,” the LORD said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” 11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. 19

When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 20 And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. 4

So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as the LORD had commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”


The God who is Gracious - Exodus 32:1-20, 34:1-7

Next Sermon The God Who Dwells with Us - Exodus 40:20-38

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MOVEMENT DAY HONG KONG Over 40 speakers and practitioners will share best practices and case studies facing in Hong Kong. 23 March (Fri), 2:00 - 5:30pm - Plenary Sessions 7:00 - 9:30pm - Evening Event - Worship Keynote Speeches & Performances 24 March (Sat), 9:30am - 1:00pm - Plenary Sessions and Tracks Registration: E.F.C.C. Kong Fuk Church, Admiralty

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