ChapelAndrew Lee was almost Ďnostalgicí at chapel last week! Andrew begins full-time ministry in the new year when he returns from family vacation abroad. Up till now, he has been serving only half-time while completing his studies. Do pray for him as he finishes his thesis.
He began chapel with a poem written by a naughty someone who wrote a parody called Backward Christian Soldiers the chorus of which goes like this:
"Backward Christian soldiers, fleeing from the fight with the cross of Jesus nearly out of sight."
Is that the picture of Christians in Singapore today? Why is there so little advance?
Two reasons were given.
We concluded with Psalm 90 using verse 17 as our prayer:
May the favour of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us ó yes, establish the work of our hands. Amen
This Wednesday is Christmas in BGST! Are you planning to come? Give
a call so that we will have enough mi-fen, fried by Faith, (no pun intended)
for you! And if you have this great strong desire to contribute a food
item, I am sure Kok Wee will happily, gladly, hear from you. (3538071)
BGST will be closed on 25th December for Christmas, 27th for public holiday, & from 28th to 29th for a staff retreat in Malacca. So the School office and library will be open for your use only on 26th & 30th Dec. Since 31st is a Sunday and 1st Jan is New Yearís Day, we will reopen next year on 2nd Jan 2001.
Lee Pin will be away for holiday from 18 to 26 Dec. Because of the staff retreat & public holidays, she will return to work only next year!
Hi! My name is Faith which means I have the everlasting faith in the Lord. Amen! I joined the team in BGST in November to serve God together! I attend Cornerstone Community Church and I serve as a tambourina in the church worship. It is my hope that I may get a chance to dance for the school one day. Before joining BGST I served with the Singapore Armed Forces for three years.
I look forward to serve the Lord every day as He is our Father in heaven. So letís serve the Lord joyfully and rejoice in service. The Lord is good. (Faith Phua)
Welcome, Faith, to the team of Godís servants!
Ms Elaine Ng 18/12
Mr. Chua Mun Kiong 19/12
Miss April Sim 19/12
Miss Jessie Teo 21/12
Miss Tai Moh Han 21/12
Mr. Tan Keok Hai 23/12
Mr. Richard Song 23/12
Dr. Chan Shaw Yan 24/12
Mr. Beh Soo Yeong 24/12
Mr. Lim Choon Haw 24/12
Food for Thought ...
Go to the people
Read it again and think of what it means to us today in our so-called
service to the Lord. Can we serve so selflessly, so invisibly, so totally
for Godís glory only? Isnít that what Christmas is about?
From the desk of Dr Moira Lee ... academic planning & developmentA spread of 20 courses have been lined up for Semester One. Take time to consider your study commitment for 2001. In particular, please pass the word around about the January overseas guest lecturer Dr Hans Marisí two courses (The Holy Spirit - Lord & Giver of Life; and Man - Created in the Image of God). The publicity brochures for these two courses are available.
In response to several inquiries about the dates for Prof Marva Dawnís courses in April, here are some details: Cyberspace Stress, Sabbath & Serenity: Sun, 1; Mon, 2; Tue, 3 & Thur, 5 April (7-10pm); Rethinking Worship for the New Millennium: Friday, 6 April (9.30am-5.30pm) & Saturday, 7 April (9.30am-5.30pm).
A Farewell Note:
Itís been encouraging receiving various responses about my "new move into an expanding ministry at the polytechnic" and "the new venture into the marketplace of educational training & development at Temasek Polytechnic" (emails from BGST friends). I am looking forward to the opportunity to be involved in professional teacher development.
My links with theological education continue through part-time involvement
at BGST and SBC. Iím glad for the invitation by BGST Council to continue
teaching the Christian education courses and to tutor the applied theology
private study courses (taught by Dr Tan Siang Yang, Rev David Wong, Prof
Paul Stevens & Prof Brian Hill). Let me close by expressing once again
my thanks to the BGST community for the privilege of serving and growing
Some Reminders ...