The annual National Day Thanksgiving Service returns once more on 17 Aug 2017, calling Christians here to join fellow Singaporeans in celebrating our 52nd National Day, by acknowledging God’s providence and the goodwill that continues to thrive among our people. This year’s theme is “To Build A ‘First World’ Righteousness”, based on Jeremiah 29:4-14 and Matthew 5:13-16.
Said the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS), which organises the annual event: “We will also come together to pray for our churches as we seek to be credible witnesses at home and abroad. Our prayers will also include peace and harmony in the region, that God can use Singaporeans from all walks of life to build bridges of understanding throughout South East Asia and beyond.”
As in past years, we gather with the desire to pray and worship in unity as a community of believers: clergy and laypeople who contribute to the church and society as politicians, civil servants, and civic and community leaders.
The sermon will be given by the Right Revd Rennis Ponniah, President of the NCCS and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, which comprises 27 parishes locally and multiple congregations in six other countries in South East Asia (namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam). Bishop Rennis holds a B. Soc. Sc (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Singapore and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College, Singapore. His great love is to build the people of God to be a growing community that blesses the nations. He is married to Amir and they have four grown-up children (two of whom are married) and a grandson.
Come and join Christ’s Body in praying for Singapore – for its continued peace, stability and advancement, and that it will grow in righteousness, being a blessing to the nations.
National Day Thanksgiving Service 2017
17 Aug 2017 (Thursday), 7.45 p.m. (please be seated by 7.35 pm)
St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew’s Road, Cathedral New Sanctuary
Organised by the National Council of Churches of Singapore.
Note: Limited parking lots at St. Andrew’s Cathedral grounds – alternative parking at Raffles City and The Adelphi. Light refreshments will be served after the Service.
For more information, contact NCCS office at 6336-8177 or firstname.lastname@example.org