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Come worship and ‘Share God’s heart’ for Singapore

Aug 2013    

JOIN CHURCH LEADERS, politicians, government officials and community leaders to ‘Share God’s Heart’ for Singapore at the National Day Thanksgiving Service, as we thank God for His merciful blessings and to pray for our country’s continued peace, prosperity and stability.

First mooted by the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) in 2004, the event has been an informal platform for political leaders to meet with our church and community leaders for fellowship, worship, praise and witness as a body in Christ. The inaugural service then coincided with the swearing-in of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

PRAY * for the event to be pleasing to God * for our national and church leaders * for our nation.

National Day Thanksgiving Service

Date: August 15, Thursday

Theme: Sharing God’s Heart for the City Speaker: The Right Rev Rennis Ponniah, Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore, NCCS Vice President
Time: 7.45 pm (worshippers to be seated at 7.40 pm)
Venue: The Nave of St Andrew’s

Cathedral, 11 St Andrew’s Road, S(178959)

National leaders, including President Tony Tan Keng Yam, joining hands in united prayer.
Praising God as a Body of Christ at the NDTS 2012.

The Rev Dr Louis Tay is the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the National Day Thanksgiving Service 2013.

Invitation to churches to “Celebrate Christmas in Singapore”

2013 MARKS THE 10th year since the first “Celebrate Christmas in Singapore” (CCIS) after evangelist Rev Oh Beng Khee brought his overseas guests to see the Christmas light-up along Orchard Road, and came away with the burden that the “Christ” of Christmas had been lost amidst the commercial clutter of this festive season.

Once again, we invite Churches and the Christian community, including individuals, Christian businesses and organisations, to seize this unique opportunity to participate in CCIS 2013 and reach out to the thousands of shoppers and tourists who’ll be thronging Orchard Road.

If you’re an individual, a band, a church, a small group – and you wish to perform, help, donate – please contact us. Stages will be set up along the Orchard pedestrian walkway, and on December 25, a large part of Orchard Road will be closed off for the Live Christmas Concert. There’ll also be a Christmas Village set up which will tell the Christmas story.Jesus is the ONLY reason for Christmas!

CCIS is endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Promotion Board and the Orchard Road Business Association.

“But how can my church or I get involved?”

Pray for the event

Participate

• Volunteer to help organise or run the event

• Perform by yourself or as a group on any of the three stages every night from December 17 to 23
• Join the mass carolling choir on December 24

• Invite people (friends, colleagues, classmates, relatives) to the event

• Publicise the event

Donate

• Give to finance the event (entirely dependent on donations)
• Give Christmas gifts to needy children through “My Christmas Wish”

• Be a Friend of Christmas Is Love – make a donation and receive updates and discounts

Call 6438-3515 or visit celebratechristmasinsingapore.org

Kelvin Tan is Chairman of the Programmes Committee in CCIS, and Vice-Chairman of the Local Church Executive Committee of Trinity Methodist Church.

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