Pastoral Letter – 17 February 2022

Pastoral Letter – 17 February 2022

Posted on 17 Feb 2022

17 February 2022

Dear KKMC Members and Friends

God’s Peace and Grace

I pray that we have all been keeping well and safe as we continue dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. I also hope that we have all had a good Chinese New Year holiday catching up with our families and friends, within the safe management measures of course! 😊

Bold Witness in 2022

This year, our church is focussed on Being a Bold Witness for Jesus to others, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

To help each and everyone of us do so, KKMC will be conducting a number of Worship Services and Meetings this year where we can invite our pre-believing family members and friends to. They may attend the Services and Meetings in-person at our church (remember to book a seat) or online via the KKMC YouTube Channel. May they hear for themselves the Gospel – the GOOD NEWS – of Jesus shared with them in song, prayer, and in the preaching of God’s word.

Holy Week 2022

The first set of these Worship Services and Meetings will be held during Holy Week:

  1. Palm Sunday (10 April) – as we remember ‘Jesus – The Humble King’, riding into Jerusalem.

  2. Holy Week Services (Mon to Wed, 11 to 13 April, 8pm) – as we hear Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon, based on ‘The Priestly Prayer of Jesus in John 17’, speak over three nights on:
    • The Cross and Life’s Ultimate Meaning – Jn 17:1 – 5
    • The Cross and our New Faces – Jn 17: 6 – 19
    • The Cross and the Church’s Mission – Jn 17: 20 – 26
  3. Maundy Thursday (14 April) – as we remember ‘Jesus – the Obedient Servant’ to the will of God, and not His own.

  4. Good Friday (15 April) – as we remember ‘Jesus – the Loving Sacrifice’ going to the cross on Calvary and selflessly dying for our sins.

  5. Holy Saturday (16 April) – as our youth come to Jesus with ‘Open Hearts’ to receive and experience God’s love in Jesus.

  6. Easter Sunday (17 April) – as we celebrate ‘Jesus – The Risen Messiah’ as He conquered sin and rose from the dead to give us new life in Him.

We hope to see you and your friends and family in church for these services. Should they be unable to make it to church, why not invite them to your homes and watch the Worship Service online together with them? We can share a meal later and discuss what they heard and experienced during the Worship Service.

Church Prayer Time on Ash Wednesday – 2 March, 8pm, via ZOOM

And to help all of us, both individually and as a church, prepare spiritually for this important work of witnessing to others, let us come together at our next Church Prayer Time that will be held on Ash Wednesday, 2 March, from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the 40 days of Season of Lent leading up to Easter Sunday. During this period, we are to take time to reflect on the fact that it was our sins that caused Jesus to have to die on the cross. In response, we repent of our sins and focus on growing in holiness, by the grace of God and obedience to His word.

We will also want to take this time to fervently pray for our family members and friends we are trying to witness to and help them trust in Jesus, as well as invite them to the Holy Week Worship Services mentioned earlier.

ZOOM meeting details for the Church Prayer Time will be posted on the KKMC Telegram Channel, or you may email Lyndon Gan at for them.

Talk on Chinese Religions by Lawrence Ko – 23 & 24 March, 8pm to 10pm, via ZOOM

In addition to prayer and reflection, to better equip us to share the Gospel with those who hold on to Chinese religious practices, we have invited Mr Lawrence Ko to share with us on Reflections over a Cup of Chinese Tea: Being Chinese and Christian.

Synopsis: “The Chinese pride themselves as a people of rites and rituals, history and heritage. How can the Christian gospel be incarnate in Chinese culture? Can one be a Chinese and Christian? Over two sessions of Chinese tea, we will explore what it means to be Chinese through the core values the Chinese cultural identity. We will also seek to understand how humans can relate in harmony with heaven (天人合一) as we relate with and reach out to the adherents of the Chinese religious practice, which encompasses the beliefs and practices of Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist faiths. Journeying together as a community of faith in East Asia, we hope to generate ideas for cultural expressions of the Christian faith which can be helpful for our Asian contexts.”

Speaker: Lawrence Ko has served as national director of Singapore Centre for Global Missions for over 10 years. He has served as a pastor, mission worker and corporate trainer over the past 30 years and is active with SEANET, a global initiative to reach Asians with Asian religious worldviews.

Registration for this talk will start from Sunday, 20 February, and close on Sunday, 20 March. Do sign up for this important talk and learn.

“Project 5 Loaves & 2 Fishes” (or P5L2F) on 19 February and 16 April

To show God’s love in action, we have organised this community event where we invite our neighbours to come by our church to pick up food and essential household items that they might need.

The next session will be held this Saturday, 19 February, from Noon to 3pm. We are also planning for another session on Holy Saturday, 16 April. Look out for details on how we can contribute and participate to bless those in need in our community. Do remember to also pray for God to bless the work of our hands.

KKMC’s Telegram Channel

I want to encourage more of us to subscribe to KKMC’s Telegram Channel. Doing so will help you be informed of programmes/events happening in the church. The Telegram channel guide can be found here.

Giving to KKMC

Do remember to send in your offerings via Mail, Internet Banking or PayNow. Please visit the Give page for details how to do so.

Continue to Look for Opportunities to be a Bold Witness

Lastly, as we continue to Look for Opportunities to be a Bold Witness for Jesus, let us always remember the promise He has given to us:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

God Bless and take care

Ps Kenneth