Worship Services

 

Worship Services on Sundays (see details in the Announcements)

08:30am English Worship Service 1 (EWS1): Onsite and via Facebook Live
10:30am English Worship Service 2 (EWS2): Onsite and via Zoom
01:45pm Chinese (Mandarin) Worship Service

 

Sunday Schools (see details in the Announcements)

Morning (English)
9.00am-10.00am Junior Sunday School: Classes via Zoom
11.45am-1.15pm Senior Sunday School: Classes via Zoom
Afternoon (Mandarin)
1.45pm Junior Sunday School: Classes via Zoom
3.30pm Sunday School for youths and adults (2nd & 4th Sundays): Classes via Zoom
3.30pm Corporate Prayer Meeting (1st & 3rd Sundays)

The Water Baptism and the Holy Communion are two ordinances that we celebrate. They are instituted by Christ and are bound to His promises.

The elements of our Worship Service are:

Hymns & Spiritual Songs To magnify and praise God
To remember what Jesus had done at Calvary
Holy Communion 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 assembling around The Lord’s Table is to partake of the Holy Communion.  The emblems of on the Table are: The Bread represents the Body of Christ; the Wine in the cup of blessing represents the blood of Christ (1 Cor 10:16, 21).

In Bethesda Chapel, baptised believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can partake of the Holy Communion.

The Centrality of the Lord’s Table 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 table with them, He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him. And He vanished from their sight” (Luke 24:30-31).

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).