Sunday Bulletin

Church Theme 2020:
The mission of your life - spread the gospel

16th February 2020

Speaker: Jeremy Rios
Passage: Ruth
Sermon: Ruth

The church event calendar 2020 is available now (PDF download). Feel free to check and see what will be happening in church this year! 

Joint Holy Communion Service will be held next Sunday (23rd February), with English and Cantonese as on-stage languages and Mandarin off-stage translation available.

A quarterly Church Gathering “Go & Tell” & Birthday Celebration will be hold on next Sunday (23/2) after service till 4:30pm. Agenda includes getting to know each other, to know about network evangelism, and to pray for each other. Welcome all brother and sisters to join and save the date to attend! (Toy corner available for children entertainment).

Special Offering: Pastor Alvin Lee will come to Edinburgh in August and lecture an intensive course on “The Prophets” for the Christian International Training Centre (CITC). CITC also invites church to support this ministry by contributing to Pastor Alvin’s flight ticket through offering. To make this special offering, please use an offering envelope with a remark “Pastor Alvin”.

Due to the worsening situation of Coronavirus, anyone recently arrived from affected areas should pay close attention to their health condition up to 14 days. In case of any developing respiratory symptoms or raised temperature, wear a surgical mask and get medical advice by calling NHS 111 immediately. If you do not have any symptoms, as precautions please undergo self-quarantine for 2 weeks and avoid going to public places including church events.

Men/Women Groups: During the week the church meets together men/women group. If you would like to be connected please speak to one of the members of the committee to get connected.

CECE are still sponsoring two children with Compassion called Mez and Salome so if you would like to contribute to the tithing or letter writing for this ministry then please speak to Jonathan Shek. Please keep praying for these children also.

The Gospel Martial Arts Union (GMAU) Christian martial arts and self-defence group will begin meeting every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower hall. This is an outreach ministry focused on equipping the faithful and reaching the lost with the good news. Our primary goals are discipleship and evangelizing so feel free to invite anyone, classes are taught by an expert instructor and there is NO CHARGE!!! For any questions contact the team through the GMAU website: gmau.co.uk

Last Week’s Church Attendance

Chinese Service: 64
English Service: 15
Sunday School: 17
Mandarin Fellowship: 21
Cantonese Bible Study: 11
Mandarin Adult Bible Study: 7

For church ministry

  • God’s guidance and protection for all brothers and sisters who are serving at church.

  • The ministry and activities related the church theme this year. May everything be done in God’s will, so that our congregation will be inspired to evangelize, to go for mission and to experience God’s presence through serving.

  • The church staff, church committee members and the leaders of the groups / fellowships to have strength and wisdom to serve. May God lead us to edify the church by making us of our spiritual gifts, and to be the faithful servant of the Lord.

  • The Pastor Search committee will be able to find suitable pastors for the church in His time.

  • Church’s five year plan and the building vision plan will be carried out in God’s will, so that more people may know about God and to expand His Kingdom.

For individual needs

  • May God keep watching over the spiritual life of brothers and sisters, so that in Christ we can make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

  • Pray for those who are not well, may God’s healing be upon them to a speedy recovery.

  • For brothers and sisters who have gone back to China for good and for visits. Pray that God will protect them and their families from Coronavirus.

For the world

  • There are 36,200 Christians in Libya, in which almost all migrant workers and only about 150 local Christians. When Massa got arrested during a Christian secret meeting, she thought her family would protect her but instead they beat her and forced her to marry a Muslim man. Thankfully, she has fled to another country for security. Pray for lonely believers like Massa, for their opportunity to fellowship and worship, to strengthen each other, to edify the church together and to glorify God.

  • Pray for the healings of the people infected by the Coronavirus, and peace will be given to them and their families. Pray for the medical staff that the Lord will give them strength, love and courage; and protect them from the virus. Comfort the fear in people’s heart, and able to get all kinds of medical and living needs.

  • Continue to pray for the social situation in Hong Kong. Pray for the presence of God’s mercy, peace and righteousness in this city. Pray for the government authority so that the people may live peaceful lives.

  • For the British government, the Prime Minister and his cabinet members to have the wisdom to make the Brexit process in the will of God.

2nd Sunday (9/2/2020)

General Offering

Chinese Service: £259.23
English Service: £50.00
Total General Fund: £309.23
Total Pastor Fund: £0.00

General offering in February: £1119.99
Pastoral Fund Offering in February: £200.00
Budget Income (including Gift Aid tax return) : £6,400.00

MeetingTimePlace
Cantonese/Mandarin WorshipSunday 1:30 pmSanctuary
Ichthus Sunday ServiceSunday 1:30 pm (Last Sunday of the month will be a combined service)Upper Hall
Holy CommunionLast Sunday of the month (Sunday Service)Sanctuary
Sunday SchoolSunday 2:00 pmNewington Room
Mandarin Adult Bible Study GroupSunday 10:00 amMember’s Home
Cantonese Bible Study GroupSunday 3:30 pmChurch
Cantonese FellowshipFirst & Third Sunday of the month 3:30 pmChurch
Cantonese Elderly FellowshipFirst Thursday of the month 10:30amCathay Court
Toddlers GroupThursday 10 am – 11:30 amVarious Locations
Ichthus FellowshipFriday evening/ Sunday before ServiceVarious Locations
Mandarin Singing GroupWednesday 10:30 amChurch
Christian Martial Arts & Self-Defence GroupThursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmChurch
English ClassFriday 7:00 pmChurch House
Mandarin FellowshipFriday 7:00 pmChurch