|This week’s theme: “Forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”
Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:1-6*
Psalms: Psalm 46*
Epistle: Colossians 1:11-20*
Gospel: Luke 23:33-43*
(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:
Today is the last Sunday of the church’s year and it is customary that on this Sunday, we commemorate Christ the King Sunday.
There has been much news in recent months since the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II regarding the next in line to the throne. Preparations are now underway for the coronation of the next monarch. It will be an event that will attract a lot of press coverage, no doubt.
Unlike in the past, most modern-day monarchs do not wield much authority in the affairs of the state. In former days, kings and queens may go to battlefields to show their resourcefulness in invading and/or defending their territories. Much has been publicized about the nature of the next monarch of the United Kingdom. It is not my task to speculate on this.
However, Scripture provides us with some news concerning the kingship of Jesus. The text of the Gospel this Sunday gives us a glimpse into this. As Jesus hung on the cross at Calvary, with people mocking and taunting him, he could have exercised his powers to wipe out all his foes. Instead, his first words were, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”
His enemies surely knew what they were doing – they were there to crucify him. Their hatred is manifest for all to see. Yet, Jesus pleaded for forgiveness for them. Amazing love and grace from the King of kings.
Come join us this Sunday to worship Him at 10.00 am. All are welcome.
Sunday School is now meeting again for young children during part of the worship time (see below)
ICB Choir: If you enjoy singing, please join in by arriving about 45 minutes before the service for practice. All are welcome, even if you have little experience.
Notes about in-person and online worship:
Now the worst of the pandemic is over, Sunday Morning Worship is now for inperson attendance only at Student Christian Center (SCC). We believe it is high time we joined together in person again and start to rebuild our community. Please make every effort to join us in person.
Zoom relay is not now available for all, though there are a few exceptions.
Exceptions: For a limited period, Zoom will continue to be made available but only to those who are
a) unwell or with disabilities preventing their travel to SCC
b) living or travelling in the provinces or abroad.
These people, a) and b), who wish to worship via Zoom are asked to contact Pastor Chee via email before the service.
They will receive an email reply with a special meeting code and password.