Chinese New Year Service ~ 31st January 2014
Hallelujah, thank the Lord for His grace,
31st January was the first day of Chinese New Year, and a special combined service was held in Adam Road Church at 11am with members from all three churches, along with many of our brethren from overseas who also joined in the service (from the UK, West Malaysia, Taiwan and the US). Pr Ho and his family also had their reunion in Singapore for this New Year holiday.
This New Year season saw many of our members going abroad, with a lower turnout than previous years at 275 members joining the service.
During the service, Pr Ho Jung Yu gave exhorted our members with the sermon titled "Crown the Year with God's Grace".
The festive spirit was strong amongst the members, and many of them greeted each other with "Happy New Year". Many old members who had not met for some time after the dedication of separate churches had the opportunity to reconnect, bringing joy to many.
The service was concluded at 12 noon, and many of our members remained behind to chat.
~ Crown the Year with God's Grace ~
Ps 65:11 - This is a psalm of praise. The author called upon God to hear him, to forgive his sins and grant him peace, giving Him thanks and praise. Another explanation has the author praying to God to send rain, bringing his power of creation and salvation to nourish the earth that the people may harvest grain manifold. In either case, it speaks of God's giving grace to man year after year, crowning the years with his bounty. Therefore, may God crown the new lunar year of 2014 with His grace, grant long life to His people and add blessings ceaselessly unto them.