Please remember Sis. Wendy’s mother in prayer as she has been informed that the mother’s condition is deteriorating quickly. She is currently resting at home with Sis. Wendy taking care of her full time.
We want to thank everyone for participating in last week’s business meeting. We praise the Lord for the decision to send the Magallanes family out as our missionaries to Thailand. We also praise the Lord for the scriptural baptisms of Bro. Jojo and Sis. Jessibel de Jesus as they join in to serve at the mission work at Ranong, Thailand. Please continue to pray for the Lord of the harvest to raise up more labourers willing to go forth.
MONTHLY THEME: “YE ARE WITNESSES!”
Every New Testament Church and Christian has been given the task of being witnesses for Christ while we are on earth and are called to be faithful in the task of reaching the world until Christ returns. We will be surveying the scriptures to learn more about the greatest task before us, that is still Unfinished.
GUEST PREACHER: MISSIONARY MAURICE MAGALLANES
Our guest preacher today will be Missionary Maurice Magallanes and we look forward to what the Lord will have for us today.
MISSIONS SUPPORT PLEDGES EXERCISE
Please note that today is the deadline for the mission support pledges to be turned in. Please insert your pledge return into the box provided at the missions display table. If you haven’t already taken a form, please do so by today as all the commitments need to be compiled and reported on 10 May.
COLLECTION OF CLOTHING FOR MISSIONS
We are focusing our collection of clothing and other items for Cambodia this month as we prepare for our mission trip there in June. Thank you for your generous contributions for the Burmese in Ranong, Thailand.
8 MAY, SHEPHERD GROUP MEETINGS
The Youth and Single Adults Shepherd Group will be meeting at Sis. Carol’s home in Yishun at 8pm on Friday.
9 MAY, SOUL-WINNING & VISITATION
We will be having 2 teams (led by bros. Alex and Conrad) going out for tracting every Saturday. Please contact the respective team leaders if you are going during that time for coordinating instructions.
10 MAY, SPECIAL MISSIONS SUNDAY
We will be having a Special Service on this date. Our guest preacher will be Pastor Jason Sumatra who will be in Singapore throughout the month of May. The service will begin at 9.30am and will be followed by the ordination of Maurice Magallanes as we send him out from MBC. In keeping with the theme, we would like to encourage all members to come dressed to represent a nation of their choice.
24 MAY, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
We will be holding our AGM on the above date after the service. There will be a special service at 9.30am and no Sunday School for that day to facilitate our meeting and discussions. In preparation for the AGM, we are seeking nominations for office holders as they are due for re-election or to replace outgoing office holders. Please contact Pastor Jesse by today if you would like to nominate someone. We will be having the following up for nomination: Treasurer (1), Director (2), Deacon (4).
We will be holding a pre-AGM briefing and discussion time after the service on 17 May so that we will be able to release the budget and brief everyone about upcoming items on the agenda for the AGM.
10-13 JUNE, VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The theme of this year’s VBS is FLIGHT: Faithfully Living In God’s Holy Truth and will be held at Kuo Chuan Primary School from 12pm to 6pm daily (10-13 June). Ages: 5 to 12 yrs old and the cost is $25 per child. Please pray that the Lord will bring children and for them to be saved. We thank the Lord also for giving to us a confirmed location.
We are now open for online registrations at: https://www.maranatha-baptist.com/kids/
MISSION TRIP TO CAMBODIA
We are planning for a Mission Trip to visit the mission work established by Pastor Manning. The trip is scheduled for 13th to 20th June. Those who are interested please inform Bro. Chai Joo.
Due to the influenza outbreak, we urge all members of MBC to take precautionary measures and to stay at home if they are not feeling well. Please do pray each week also that these pestilences do not disrupt our regular worship services and sunday school.