JUNE 2020

JUNE 2020

BECOMING A REAL NEIGHBOUR

Join SP on a special La-Kopi session as he shares about our Christian life in Christ and our Christian life in Church!



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30

JUNE 2020

TUESDAY

YOU DEMONSTRATED LOVE FOR ME

Loving the community starts with having the heart and compassion to love as how Jesus loves.


As the 30-day June series comes to a close, Pastor Pamela shares her heart about pastoring the community!



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Prayer pointers:

  1. Ask the Lord for an enlarged heart, renewed spirit, deeper compassion for His people and in CP.

  2. Ask the Lord to open our eyes and ears to see the needs of the people, to love as how He loves.

  3. Pray for people to encounter the Lord (pray specifically for your residents)

  4. Pray in faith for a mighty harvest.

29

JUNE 2020

MONDAY

DON'T FORGET THESE

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Cell Discusion Guide

  1. Take time to ask God for a renewed compassion for the poor and exile. What can you choose to do differently in the week ahead?

  2. What would a church that has the heartbeat of God look like? Discuss as a cell.

  3. What then can the cell do to reflect the love of Christ to the community?

28

JUNE 2020

SUNDAY

DARE TO DREAM

From Community Penetration to Community Pastoring, the Lord has led LSBC in our CP work since 1997. Envision with us how the land can continue to be transformed as more lives come to encounter Jesus Christ through today's video.



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Will you rise up in faith and be a labourer in His harvest field?

27

JUNE 2020

SATURDAY

YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

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Dear LSBC Family,


I am Sow Yin from Youth Church and I would like to share my CP experience.  Our church organised a carnival for the Sengkang residents on 9 Nov 2019. Initially, the carnival was kind of lifeless as it was early in the afternoon. Slowly, the crowd started to trickle in and the atmosphere began to build up. I remember when I first arrived, the thought I had was, “Huh...CP again?” All I wanted was to sit on the red auditorium chair and doze off... just kidding! I did pay attention to the preacher!


At the carnival, I was in charge of the football game stall. I thought there were enough helpers so I went to join the befrienders team to host residents and bring them to each stall. That way, there was better interaction!


I realised that I really enjoyed interacting with the children, especially a little girl whom I was playing with. Her mom left her alone for about 10 minutes and she was walking around all by herself looking really scared so I became her temporary ‘mom’ and played games with her. Though she was pretty bad at the games, it looked like she had a lot of fun and that was all that mattered.


We also met an elderly lady who was super fit, cute and so full of energy! She was ready to play all the carnival games! It was quite rare to see a senior person so excited! She shared that she lived in one of the units above the void deck of the block where the carnival was held. She had come down to win some prizes and balloons for her grandkids. She even invited us up to her home for a chat. She shared with us photos of her children and grandchildren and kept feeding us a lot of food as any grandmother would! However, we could feel her loneliness as her children were all busy and her son did not interact with her much. We subsequently found out that her son actually didn’t like her getting too involved with “that Jesus life” or Christianity and so when we offered to pray for her, she gently rejected us. But I prayed for a seed to be sown in her and her son’s heart.


At the end of the day, I was glad that I went for that CP event even though it was really tiring. I was encouraged by the fact that the people living in Sengkang were opening up to us, and for the interactions I had with the residents. God calls us to spread his word to all the nations and CP is our first step! I hope that next time whenever there are any events or activities related to CP, we will look at it as taking a small step to build the kingdom of God!!!!  We can do this together!


Love, your neighbour

Leong Sow Yin



P.S. Sow Yin was brought to LSBC by her classmate when she was in secondary school and accepted Christ here. She is now a student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

26

JUNE 2020

FRIDAY

CONNECTION BUILDERS

Did you manage to complete at least 2 rows of this bingo card? How about saying a prayer for your colleague or sending a care pack to your friend?  Let us continue to show God’s love through these actions!



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25

JUNE 2020

THURSDAY

BETHESDA CARE - THE LIGHTHOUSE THAT SHINES IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Established in 1996, Bethesda CARE centre is a social service agency formed by LSBC with the purpose to express care for the community through social services, welfare assistance and a wide range of activities!


Join us tonight on Zoom from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to hear the exciting things brewing in Bethesda CARE, their breakthroughs and the tremendous favour the Lord has given so that this lighthouse can truly epitomise the value of being the hearts that care and hands that share. Also, look out for more partnership opportunities to love our community!

24

JUNE 2020

WEDNESDAY

BECOMING A REAL NEIGHBOUR

Within the neighbourhood are people from all walks of life. Many may be going through issues and difficulties. We can ask the Lord to show us how and what to pray for these people who cross our paths.


At Blk 603 satellite center, Senior Connect aims to be a friend to the community through a wide variety of programmes such as karaoke sessions, outings and skills training! Beyond that, is a story of how being a neighbour and friend can bring hope and love to others. 



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Tomorrow on Real Stories, join us from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to hear the exciting updates brewing in Bethesda CARE! 

23

JUNE 2020

TUESDAY

BETHESDA CARE NETS

Join Pastor Patrick Wong as we start the 4th week of June with prayer!



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1. FAME Club:

  • FC members and their caregivers to continue to cope well during this period.

  • Adjustments by the members as they are meeting and learning in smaller groups due to safe distancing.

  • Staff have to plan for a new normal in running all the programs with the required changes.


2. SAC:

  • Protection over all the seniors who come to the SAC daily.

  • All seniors to be in good spirit and health as they connect with one another in all the activities.

  • Wisdom upon the staff as they run the programs and meet the needs of these seniors.

22

JUNE 2020

MONDAY

A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY THAT IMPACTS ITS COMMUNITY

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Cell Discusion Guide

More than just the form of doing community pastoring, today's sermon is a good reminder as to why we do it.  


Reflection: 

  1. What has my attitude towards pastoring the community been like?

  2. What changes do I want to see in my heart with regards to how I feel about the church community and the community that we pastor?  


Response: 

  1. What active steps can I take as an individual and together with my cell to build community within the cell/church, so that others may be drawn to Christ?

  2. What active steps can the cell take to pastor those in the community?

21

JUNE 2020

SUNDAY

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

The CP environment in our church is instrumental in reaching out to people and leading them to Christ. Often, it is not a one-man show but the collective efforts of many members. Here is Kar Jun and He Li’s story!



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20

JUNE 2020

SATURDAY

YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

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Dear LSBC Family,

Matthew 25:35-36 and 40 (NKJV)
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;

36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’


I hold these verses deeply in my heart each time I do CP and mission work. These truths come alive when we serve with a heart to touch lives without any strings attached.

On one occasion, Rahab Uncle Poon had a heart surgery and we seized the opportunity to pray for him and blessed his family with some essential foodstuff to carry them through the tough period. They were deeply touched by our simple deed of kindness.

Rahab Uncle Lim is very open to our visits and prayers and he has started to say "Amen" whenever we end our blessing prayer. On a subsequent visit, he said the sinner’s prayer. Hallelujah! During one of our regular visits, we came to know that he was not well and was alone at home. Together in partnership with church staff, we visited him more frequently and volunteered to buy meals for him until he was admitted to hospital for heart surgery. Praise God for preserving him and he was very thankful for our care and love for him.

I just want to encourage all of us with this: we do not have to do Big Things but with a Big Heart for the community, we certainly can bring a smile to our King Lord Jesus!

Love, your neighbour
Doris Ng


P.S. Doris serves God’s people with gratitude and she is a joyful intercessor who backs up her CP work with much prayer for the residents.

19

JUNE 2020

FRIDAY

CONNECTION BUILDERS

Food brings people together! How about ordering a meal delivery for someone today? Let us show God’s love through these actions! Within the month of June, try to complete 2 rows on this bingo template.



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18

JUNE 2020

THURSDAY

COMPELLED BY LOVE

Doing CP is not second nature, and discouragements and fatigue can make it harder. We know that we are called to be the salt and light of the world and we need one another to spur us on!



Join us tonight on Zoom from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to hear how God has inspired two cell groups to overcome the realities!

17

JUNE 2020

WEDNESDAY

PASTORING OUR NEIGHBOUR WITH LOVE

Coffee Net is a fun net that has connected many residents through fellowship, food, karaoke and outings. Beyond the element of fun lies a story of how a DJC leader went above and beyond to extend her kindness to pastor a resident with God’s love.



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Tomorrow on Real Stories, join us to find out the journey of how God led two cell groups to love and care more for their community!

16

JUNE 2020

TUESDAY

STAND IN THE GAP

Join Elder Intern Wei Chuen as we start the new week with prayer!



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Pray for the June CP blessing
• Acknowledge
We acknowledge that our nation is still battling with Covid-19 pandemic, our residents and church members have concerns for resurgence in community transmission. Above all, we acknowledge that GOD IS still in control.

• Battle
The battle belongs to DADDY. The COMMANDER of the LORD’s army will tell us what to do and when to go out and HIS love and compassion will not fail us.



Pray for LSBC members
• Captivated
Come back to our FIRST LOVE, to the SOURCE of love, to HIS heart and be captivated by it. With the same love that we have received, we will love.

• Delight
Ask for a new delight in CP, one that comes from a new understanding of HIS heart, a new level of passion and compassion for CP, and satisfaction in fulfilling HIS redemptive purpose.

• Engage
As we engage HIS heart in going out to the field, HE will open our eyes to see the needs, HE will enlarge our hearts to feel what HE feels and to act how he would have acted.

15

JUNE 2020

MONDAY

FEAR NOT, FOR THE LORD IS WITH US

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Cell Discusion Guide

  1. How does it look like in your life to trust in God? In the area of personal life, in the area of family, and in the area of career.

  2. What do you think you’re pursuing in your lives? Where do we place our resources (time and money) in?

  3. What is the Church? What is the role of the Church?

14

JUNE 2020

SUNDAY

INVITATION INTO LOVE

A divine appointment at Living Sanctuary Kindergarten led to the salvation of a teacher. Here is the story!



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13

JUNE 2020

SATURDAY

YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

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Dear LSBC Family,


It is my joy to share God’s heart in my CP journey. I mention “God’s heart” because I have learnt that I can only love others when I have received it from God.


My CP journey began at the age of 7 when I joined my parents’ cell to do door-knocking. They reached out to the residents and grew really close to them. Their joyous conversations and the sincerity in their friendship formed my first impression of CP.   


Fast-forward to 2018, God revealed to me my life purpose through a vision. In that vision, I heard Him saying to me, “Disciple my people, Feed My sheep” three times. It was similar to the call that Jesus had for Peter in John 21:15-17. God impressed upon me that when the church loves the community, we are bridging the gap between believers and pre-believers. His heart for us and His lost sheep resounded so strongly in my heart that day, and I sealed it to remember His love for the lost ones. CP becomes a channel for me to share God’s unmerited love for me with those whom He has placed around me.


CP isn’t just about doing good deeds. We have to first understand God’s heart for us and receive His love before we are able to start loving others. When we have experienced His overflowing love, we cannot help but love His lost sheep. “Good things must share, right?” This is the Singaporean way of putting it. We cannot give what we do not have, so I am always asking God to break my heart for what breaks His and help me to understand His heart so that I can pour out into others. CP is a partnership with God to love the community and give them a glimpse of who God is and how much He loves them. After all, they are not just our community, but really God’s.


My greatest motivation in doing CP is that one day when my race is completed, and in heaven I will meet with the people whom I have reached out to on earth. What joy it is to know that they too have found God’s love in their lives!  I pray that you too, will feel His heart beat and be in partnership with Him to love the community who has been entrusted to our care.


Love, your neighbour 

Sarah Seah



P.S. Sarah is a student at Uni-SIM. She lives at the block next to church and she remembers being the child at the door to receive the gifts when LSBC members came to do CP work.

12

JUNE 2020

FRIDAY

CONNECTION BUILDERS

Let us shine for God through our acts of love! Within the month of June, try to complete at least 2 rows on this bingo template.



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11

JUNE 2020

THURSDAY

BE SCHOOLED

Join us tonight from 8:30pm to 9:30pm for a Zoom session featuring our very own Living Sanctuary Kindergarten, a SPARK-certified kindergarten. 


NOTE: SPARK stands for Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework

10

JUNE 2020

WEDNESDAY

LIGHTHOUSE IN THE HEARTLAND

Take a look at how God has established Living Sanctuary Kindergarten to be a light for Christ in our neighbourhood! 



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Tomorrow, join us on Real Stories and be inspired by the principal and staff who will be sharing from their hearts.

09

JUNE 2020

TUESDAY

STAND IN THE GAP

Join Elder Kevin Loy as we start the new week with prayer!



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Take some time to continue praying for Living Sanctuary Kindergarten:

  • School just reopened. Pray for smooth transition and adjustment

  • Pray for God’s divine protection over students, teachers, parents/guardians

  • Pray for more creativity, strength & wisdom to plan and run things differently and safely

  • Pray for the teachers and staff to deepen and enjoy their walk with the Lord and to develop greater passion as they nurture the young generation

  • Pray for more opportunities to reach out to the families

08

JUNE 2020

MONDAY

WHO CAN BE A REAL NEIGHBOUR

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Cell Discusion Guide 

  1. Take time to ask yourself, “What does it mean to me that CP is part of LSBC’s DNA and how then has being a member in LSBC influenced the way I live my life?”  

  2. Today we learnt that it does not take a lot of money or experience to be able to pastor the community, rather a heart that seeks to reach the lost for the Lord. Would you make a decision today to take steps to reach out to the community around you and allow God to use you to bless them?  

  3. As a cell, discuss ways that your cell can get involved in impacting the communities that you are in. Then, take active steps to see it come to pass.

07

JUNE 2020

SUNDAY

ROUGH SLEEPERS

Before the CB period, we reached out to a group of stranded Malaysian workers. Here is the story.



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06

JUNE 2020

SATURDAY

YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

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Dear LSBC family,


I would like to share my personal journey in CP. In the early years, besides participating in church-initiated CP activities, I would take the remaining gifts to bless my neighbours. I am thankful that the effort has yielded fruits. Sophia Chung, who was then unchurched, started worshipping in LSBC. She now works in the Church office, and serves as a cell leader in the Chinese Church. Sophia then reached out to her neighbour, June Goh. June accepted Christ and is Sophia’s colleague in the Church office. We have also witnessed another 4 neighbours joining LSBC, though not all have stayed on.  


Recently, we were thrilled to learn that our former neighbours have also accepted Christ and are attending Paya Lebar Methodist Church. The couple expressed their appreciation that we have always made an effort to reach out to them.


When we moved to our new block, we also did CP with our neighbours. We gave our immediate neighbours cakes to thank them for bearing with the inconvenience during the renovation. Even after 10 years, our neighbours remember us for that gesture. I believe that CP with neighbours creates a lasting impression and offers opportunities for us to share God’s love. 


CP is an effective way to connect with strangers. Years ago, I befriended Danny at the Maplewoods Park while doing exercise. Danny and his family started to visit our church and today, he is serving actively as a cell leader and is an Elder Observer in the Elders Board.


Jesus’ teaching in John 9:4 is a vivid reminder for us.


“I must work the works of Him who sent Me, while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”


We can experience God’s blessings when we partner with Him in His kingdom work. Would you allow God to work through you and co-write His Stories? Engaging in CP with your neighbours is doable. Let’s learn to be a real neighbour, and be the salt and the light to the community.


Love, your neighbour

See Chuan



P.S. See Chuan is an Elder in the Elders Board and also a ZP. He has a great passion for Community Pastoring.

05

JUNE 2020

FRIDAY

CONNECTION BUILDERS

Let us shine for God through our acts of love! Within the month of June, try to complete at least 2 rows on this bingo template.



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04

JUNE 2020

THURSDAY

ON THE GROUND

Feel the heart of our migrant brothers!


Join us online tonight at 8:30pm to 9:30pm for a Zoom session featuring the church’s latest project Adopt-a-Dorm, and a Q&A session regarding the upcoming hand sanitiser distribution.

03

JUNE 2020

WEDNESDAY

Church Address

Bethesda Ground

2 Hougang Street 22

Singapore 538728

Office Address

Block 247

Hougang Avenue 3

#01-466

Singapore 530247

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