FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
Before the Covid-19 situation, whenever we see each other in church, we would exchange handshakes as a form of greetings. But we have not been able to do that for over a year already. In fact, we have had to suspend all on-site worship services again for a few weeks. This is to keep pace with our government’s advisory on curbing the spread of infection.
All these are reminders of the difficult time we all are undergoing now, and it is easy to be discouraged and tired during this period.
Nevertheless, every Sunday morning, when we participate in our online services, singing worship songs and listening to the preaching of God’s word, we are moved to turn our eyes upon Jesus. At the same time, we are seeking to spur each other on towards faith in our Almighty God.
As the apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4:4-5, “We are called to one hope… one Lord, one faith and one baptism…”, I urge each one of us to continue to faithfully tune-in to our online worship services, and worship God, hear His word and turn our eyes upon Jesus with the same fervour like before.
Let me also take this opportunity to give you an update on the renovation of our Sanctuary. We started this project in mid-April and it is now completed. We have set in place a new audio system, and the wooden cross from the original chapel has been mounted on the new feature wall made of Barrisol material. What is left to do is to give the entire worship hall a thorough wash, from floor to ceiling. Our admin office has engaged a specialized cleaning company to undertake this task. This should be completed by the time we re-start onsite worship service.
I look forward to the day where we can gather in our sanctuary and worship together as a whole Kum Yan family. Meanwhile please stay healthy and safe. And may love, peace and joy fill your hearts always.
Rev Philip Lim