FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
This morning I am overjoyed to welcome the first group of 50 worshippers to our on-site worship cum Holy Communion service. The Service is conducted in Cantonese. It has been 19 weeks since worship services in church were suspended. Being our first Service after the suspension we want to do so in a way that is safe for all. Hence, over the past few weeks members of the Management Committee of the Cantonese Service have worked tirelessly to come up with all the details of the Safe Management Plan (SMP). Our office admin also contributed ideas and other support.
Therefore, I seek your understanding, especially those coming to the church, to observe the instructions from our stewards. There will be some instructions to follow that may result in some inconveniences. But we need to keep them so as to safeguard the safety of everybody.
Indeed, we are thankful to God for His Faithfulness. Even though the service is going to be kept short and simple yet we treasure every opportunity to be in the house of God and to worship Him at His altar.
In the past few weeks, too, a group of us have been working hard to put our voices together to render an anthem to the Lord. We have organized a virtual choir, comprising of our pastors and stewards, to present the hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
This hymn was written in the midst of the writer’s daily routine. The first verse is a simple expression of God’s unchanging faithfulness based on Lamentations 3:22 it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
The second verse announced God’s faithfulness in the natural world He created – the changing of the seasons, the stars and the heavenly bodies – all joining in praise to the Creator.
The third verse declared the testimony of peace that comes through redemption, God’s abiding presence in our daily life, and the blessed hope from heaven.
The chorus echoes the infinite faithfulness of God to extend mercy and compassion to all. They are new every morning: Great is Thy Faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 23.
The video is in the final stage of production and we plan to release it in the coming week. We want to express our gratitude to Pastor Rebecca Kwok, Mrs Kan, Sister Lana, Brother Stephen and Brother Barry, for leading this project.
To God be the Glory!
Rev Philip Lim