Worship Services

 

Worship Services on Sundays

08:00am First Worship Service (except 1st Sunday of every month)
09:00am Koinonia Combined Worship Service (1st Sunday of every month)
10:15am Second Worship Service (except 1st Sunday of every month)
01:45pm Chinese (Mandarin) Worship Service

 

Sunday Schools & Bible Classes

Morning (English)
10.00am-11.30am Kindergarten / Nursery Sunday School (2-6 yrs old)
10.00am-11.30am Junior Sunday School
10.15am-11.30am (even Sundays) Adult Bible Study (ABS)
11.45am-1.00pm Senior Sunday School
11.45am-1.00pm Young Adults Bible Class (YABC)
11.45am-1.00pm Adult Bible Class (ABC)
Afternoon (Mandarin)
1.45pm Junior Sunday School
3.30pm Sunday School for youths and adults (2nd & 4th Sundays)
3.30pm Corporate Prayer Meeting (1st & 3rd Sundays)

 

The Breaking Of Bread    Biblical Basis For The “The Breaking Of Bread” Service

The Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are two gospel sacraments that we celebrate. They are instituted by Christ and are bound to His promises.

The elements of our Worship Service are:

Worship To magnify and praise God
“Open Worship” To remember what Jesus had done at Calvary
The Breaking of Bread To recognize Jesus in the emblems of the bread and cup
Tithes and offerings To give thanks to God for His daily provisions
Preaching of God’s Word To be admonished by God’s Word for life application

The Breaking of Bread Service is also called the Lord’s Supper, the Holy Communion or the Remembrance Service. The Lord’s Table presents the emblems of Jesus Christ – the One Bread represents the Body of Christ and the wine in the cup of blessing represents the blood of Christ (1 Cor 10:16, 21).

In Bethesda Chapel, we allow baptised believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Saviour to partake the Lord’s Supper.

The Centrality of the Breaking of Bread in the Worship Service

We model after the early church practice which focuses on remembering what the emblems on the Lord’s Table mean:

“…do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19; 1Cor 11:24-25)

We remember also that the risen Lord meets with us in the Person of the Holy Spirit when we assemble, whether at the Lord’s Supper or at any gathering of believers:

“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight” (Luk 24:30-31 NIV).

The bread and the wine in the cup of the Lord’s Table are powerful symbols of His body and His blood. They carry with them His promises of victory over sin and death, His promise of resurrection and power to live the new life in-Christ (Jn 6:53-58; 11:25; 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 2:20).

The blood of the new covenant

“This is the blood of the covenant which is poured out for many” (Matt 26:28; Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 12:24).

Moses ratified the old covenant between God and Israel by offering animal’s blood (Exod 24:6-8). Jeremiah prophesied of the new covenant (Jer 31:31-34). The new covenant will be written on human hearts. So when we take of the cup, we are reminded of the great price that God has paid to redeem us from sin, death and doom. The blood of the new covenant is costly and precious (1 Pet 1:19). By partaking of the Lord’s Supper, we commit ourselves to love and obey God and be living witnesses for Christ in the world. God’s Holy Spirit empowers us to live a new life in Christ (Jer 31:33; Ezek 36:26; Jn 1:12-13; 3:3,7).