Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV): Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Worship Team Roster for 16-Jan to 3-Apr 2010

Get the worship team roster for 16-Jan to 3-Apr here.

Dear Worship Leaders,
The members who join the pre-service prayer meeting would like you to highlight any changes to your slot.
This is to enable them to pray for the right worship leader at the prayer meeting.
Also, kindly learn to assemble your song list using the PDF Builder.

Dear LCD Operators,
Please ensure you have an assistant on Sunday.
One person will control the BeamIt program, the other will assist in noting the Worship Leader's indication.
It would be advisable to come for practice on Saturday to familiarize yourself with the song choices.

Monday, January 3, 2011

9 Jan 2011

Chairman: Liong KC

Worship Leader: Prisca
Vocalist: Jocelyn, Lareina, Gigi Lim

Keyboardist: Lydia Sim, Jonathan Long
Guitarist: Anna Sim, Terry C.
Drummer: Darren

Projectionist: Meng Fhui

PA: Manjit Singh, Hiew FF

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2 Jan 2011

Caleb R.

Terry C
Shankar R., Hong Lu, Foong Yee

Meng Fhui, Jocelyn Lee
Ken Fhui, Weng Ern
Jaemy C .

Moses Tan

Hiew, Tommy Q.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

12th day of Christmas: Go tell it on the mountain

Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere,
Go tell it on the mountain, Our Jesus Christ is born.

When I was a seeker I sought both night and day,
I asked the Lord to help me, And he showed me the way.

He made me a watchman Upon a city wall,
And if I am a Christian, I am the least of all.

The words and lyrics of the spiritual Christmas Carol 'Go tell it to the Mountain 'are by John W. Work, Jr. (1872-1925). John Work was famous for Folk Songs of the American Negro in Nashville, Tennessee in 1907. He graduated from Fisk University in 1898 and became a teacher. He died on September 7th 1925 in Nashville, the same town he was born in.
Our grateful thanks goes to Eric Halstead for giving his kind permission to play his self sequenced midi file of this superb piano rendition of this Christmas Carol.

Friday, December 24, 2010

11th day of Christmas: The First Noel

The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light And so it continued both day and night.

And by the light of that same star Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent And to follow the star wherever it went.

This star drew nigh to the northwest O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay Right o'er the place where Jesus lay.

Then entered in those Wise men three Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought And with his blood mankind has bought.

The First Noel is unknown in origin but is generally thought to be English dating back to the sixteenth century. There is a misconception that the First Noel was French and it is believed that this is because of the French spelling of Noel as opposed to the olde English Anglo-Saxon spelling of the word as in Nowell. After England was captured by the Normans numerous words were adopted from the Norman French language and Noel was re-spelt as Nowell, early printed versions of this carol use the Nowell spelling. The First Noel was first published in 1833 when it appeared in "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern," a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

10th day of Christmas: O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save And give them victory o'er the grave

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death's dark shadows put to flight.

O come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law, In cloud, and majesty and awe.

The favourite O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century. The author of the words and composer to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown. It is , however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.