We spent Christmas morning in church and even though Adam was restless and Anya fidgety, I’m happy we went and reminded ourselves of why we even celebrate Christmas at all. Jesus is the reason for the season!
It was a miserable, rainy evening and I was feeling under the weather but I dragged myself to the other end of the island for a time of praise and worship with Stream of Praise at Bethesda Cathedral.
Traffic on the PIE was terrible and it took me an hour (and $27) to get there. It was still drizzling when I arrived and there was a really long line of people making their way up to the sanctuary on the 3rd floor. I had to queue in the rain for a bit but thank God I had an umbrella.
It was completely worth it. I’m so glad I went.
There’s one more session of praise and worship at Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church tomorrow evening at 7.30pm before Stream of Praise moves on to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and back to USA.
Holland Village Methodist Church was constituted today! We were originally a Preaching Point set up by Barker Road Methodist Church in 2007. Very proud to be one of the founding members of the church. Adrian was in the worship team for the inaugural service today.
I really like the HVMC logo and there’s quite a bit of meaning behind the mosaic design and the colours. Just an excerpt:
The colour blue represents our water baptism whereby we are a forgiven people, and the living water Jesus offers to the world. The colour red represents both the blood of Christ by which we have become a people of God, and our baptism of fire in the Holy Spirit who empowers us in our life and witness.
The uneven, odd and different pieces of mosaic reminds us that the church, the body of Christ, is made up of, and embraces, persons of all races, languages, nationalities, and personalities. The way they fit together reflects God’s design for the church, where every person counts because we bring our different spiritual gifts, and efforts, to present Christ more fully by our life and service, expressed through our love for God, love for one another in this community of faith, and love for others beyond.