PASTORAL NOTE (issued on Thurs 22 July 2021)

PASTORAL NOTE (issued on Thursday 22 July 2021)

Dear Frankelite,

Greetings in the name of our dear Lord Jesus! 

We thank God that we were able to resume onsite (physical) Sunday Services and Ministry meetings for the past 4 weeks since 27 June. It was indeed good meeting some of you face to face.

With the current Return to Phase 2 (Heightened Restriction) from 22 July – 18 August, the leaders have made some key decisions, aligned with the provisions in the government’s advisory.


A) SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES – ON 25 JULY, 1, 8 & 15 AUGUST

1. 8am English Service:  Continue with onsite (physical) service (2 zones, up to 100 seats).  

This service is for Frankelites and guests who:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e. 2nd vaccination dose needs to be done 14 days prior to the date of church attendance)    

          OR 

  • Have undergone Pre Event Testing (PET) using an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test administered by an approved test provider. Test results are only valid for 24 hours from the time an individual registers at the testing premises to take the test and must be valid till the end of the service. So if you are planning to attend the 8am service, the test must be taken after 9.30am the day before, on Sat. (PLEASE NOTE: at the moment, the authorities do not accept self-administered or DIY COVID-19 test kit results, even though they are considered ART, as valid for entry to worship services.)    

          OR 

  • Have an exemption notice (PET exemption notice with a relevant validity period. It must be issued 270 days from the date of the earliest PCR+ result performed in Singapore or 270 days from overseas PCR+ result if a Serology-positive (S+) result is obtained in Singapore.)

REGISTRATION FOR 8AM SERVICE

Register your seats for the 8am using our usual Eventbrite booking platform at https://bfec.sg/service or call BFEC hotline 6448-1800 for assistance with booking.

You will receive further instructions via email upon successful registration of your seats.

2. 10am English ServiceNo onsite (physical) meeting. Join us in our online service which will be live-streamed at 8am and available after that.

Youtube: https://bfec.sg/youtubeorhttps://bfec.sg/sermons

3. Chinese Service: No onsite (physical) meeting. Join us in our online service at 10am.

Facebook https://bfec.sg/facebook orYoutube: https://bfec.sg/youtubeorhttps://bfec.sg/sermons


4. KSS, JSS & YOUTHS will meet ONLINE. 

  • KSS: 9.45am – 10.45am
  • JSS: 11.00am – 12 noon
  • Youths: 12noon

B)  OTHER MINISTRIES AND CELL GROUPS – FROM 22 JULY to 18 AUGUST

All Ministries and Cell Groups to meet ONLINE.  No onsite (physical) meetings in church.

Should you have any queries on the above, you may contact Shirley Soo at 64481800 (ext 124) or email: shirleysoo@bfec.org.sg.

Brothers and sisters, let us first ensure that we “stay safe” in Him, abiding in nothing else, important as vaccines and other safe measures continue to be. Like the psalmist, we can say, “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.” (Psalm 119:30)

Then let us move to spur one another in love and good deeds during this time. There is no restriction for Spirit-inspired prayer, spending quality time with the Lord in His word, looking out for one another over zoom or the phone or reaching out, as He leads, with thoughtful gifts and words that share the hope we have in Christ. 

This Sunday will doubtless mark a very different 63rd Anniversary for our church but I trust that we, as this “church on the hill”, must and can shine brightly on (Matthew 5:14).

To be His Bride Ready,

Elder Alex Lo

Chairman, BFEC

Sermon Series #3 (27 June – 1 Aug): Where Are The Workers?

Theme Verse: Matthew 9:35-38

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Synopsis:

We are living in a time of major disruption, not least in global missions. The pandemic has inevitably put a brake on some aspects of missions, particularly those related to missions as sending. Yet while crises like Covid-19 lead to much disruption, they can also lead to great transformation. Therefore, this is an opportunity to take stock and press on to hear God’s leading for us in global missions.

Jesus travelled through towns and villages proclaiming the good news. He saw the crowds and had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus being our Great Shepherd, saw the destitution of man and his heart went out to them. He cared for their souls. Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost”. He directed his disciples to intercede with God to send forth workers into his harvest, and immediately afterward appointing and sending those workers.

What does this mean for us in BFEC? How can we still participate in the Great Commission? The series of messages during this Mission Months hope to inspire and invigorate us towards seeking out the various opportunities available to us to proclaim the good news across our borders.

Acts 1:8 “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.”

DateTopicSpeaker
27 JuneMissions: Still proclaiming the Good News Deacon Willy Ong
4 JulyServing with CompassionSis Lau Ying Kheng
11 JulySheep without a ShepherdBro Tan Hwee Yang
18 JulyFew Workers in Plentiful HarvestDeacon Kelvin Ng
1 AugInterceding to Send outBro Tan Lai Yong

SERVING OUR MIGRANT WORKERS

SERVING OUR MIGRANT WORKERS

BFEC has earmarked 2 opportunities where you and I can volunteer to serve the migrant workers in Singapore

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:40

1) PROJECT PROVIDENCE

Project Providence is a crisis intervention alliance working in collaboration across organisations including churches, para-church organisations, and individuals with the capacity to serve migrant workers in Singapore affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Many of these workers are faced with a very uncertain future including where to rest their heads.

What you will be doing:

Manning the Helpline for Migrant Workers
provide callers with information regarding accommodation, finance, emotional support, and support that other NGOs provide

Befriend Migrant Workers
be a friend, talk and listen.

Training will be provided.
You do not have to be a trained counsellor to volunteer with Project Providence.

What is the commitment?
Manning the helpline will be done remotely in your own home. The Helpline operates from 9am to 9pm daily and each volunteer mans the line on a 3-hour shift rotation.
You can choose to man the Helpline on slots convenient to you, like in the evenings or weekends.

How do I sign up?
Please contact fangfang.tan@bfec.org.sg if you would like to volunteer in this capacity.

What if I know of Migrant Workers who need help?
You may ask the migrant workers to contact the Project Providence helpline at 87177559 between 9am to 9pm

33 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34 You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34

2) CRISIS RELIEF ALLIANCE

Crisis Relief Alliance (CRA) needs volunteers with cars as well as those without cars to help with NON-CONTACT deliveries of essential stuff (ad-hoc meals, sanitisers, and other stuff when suppliers cannot provide delivery services) to migrant workers staying at factory-converted dorms in the Eastern zone of Singapore

As a volunteer, you will be given exemption similar to that of essential workers. CRA will provide an authorisation letter from the authorities.

How often are the deliveries?
The volunteers will be notified as and when there’s a demand. The leaders in charge of the Eastern zone will coordinate efforts among the volunteers.

What if I can’t carry heavy stuff but I can drive my car?
CRA will match volunteers to help. Those without cars but can carry stuff, with those who can drive but cannot carry stuff.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Please contact geok_chye@yahoo.com.sg

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:1-2

Let Us Pray For Our Under-Shepherds Serving in 2020

(Elders, Deacons, Local Pastoral & Operations Staff, Missionaries, Ministry ICs, Cell Group Leaders, Sunday School Teachers and Helpers, Grow@Noon leaders, Young Adult Leaders) 

To follow Jesus …. Luke 9:23,24 

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” 

To seek the Lord …. 2 Chron 7:14,15 

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears atten-tive to the prayer that is made in this place.” 

To be united as a church body …. Eph 4:1-3 

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with pa-tience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” 

John 15:16 
“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. ” 

Council

Executive Elders
Alex Lo (Chairman)
Jimmy Tan(Dy Chairman)
Danny Chua(Dy Chairman)
Joshua Quek Mong Hua
Caleb Chua Soon Boon
Roland Tan
Chong Kum Wah
See Toh Ming Yew (on sabbatical)
Co-opted Elders
Daryl Liu
Jonathan Cho
Ethan Pang
Advisory Elders
Lionel Ong
Ernest Chew
Melville Szto
Deacons & Deaconesses
Ng Geok Chye
Jason Sin
Vincent Lim
John Teo
Ngoo Chih Yuan
Sharon Ngoo
Kiang Tzy Peng
Abigail Ng
Michael Mak (Treasurer)
Lucy Yeo
Wong Lee Pin
Derek Pang
Shirley Soo
Willy Ong
Ang Teck Soon (Chinese Ministry)
Adam Tang (Chinese Ministry)
Fong Chee Siong (Chinese Ministry)

Staff

Jimmy Tan -Elder (full-time)
Operations
Shirley Soo
Lim Seow Cheng
Ngoo Chih Yuan
John Teo
Jenny
Francis Soh
Hwang Ching Yun
Sharon Ngoo
Pastoral
Lindis Szto
Kuah Leck Ping
Tan Fang Fang
Letchumanan
Du Jian Hua
Kelvin Ng

Special Project workers

Mark & Clara Szto

Missionaries

OMF – (Japan) Daniel & Joylyn Lau
OM Singapore – Willy & Sharon Ong

Bethesda Katong Kindergarten

Principal: Wong Lee Pin

Ministry ICs

Admin & Operations: Shirley Soo
AV & IT: John Teo
BFEC Cares: Lindis Szto
Café LEAF: Jacy Tan
Chinese Ministry: Chong Kum Wah, Du Jian Hua
Chinese Evergreen Fellowship: Chong Kum Wah, Dyeo Hwee Cheng
Choir: Lindis Szto
Christ- Centred Support Group Limousine Ministry: Luke Roy Tan
Church Prayer Meeting: Letchumanan
Creche: Grace Lau
Estate: Ngoo Chih Yuan
Evangelism/Alpha: Ng Geok Chye
Faith@Home: Vincent Lim
Finance Committee: Michael Mak
Floral: Esther Liew
Foreign Indian Workers Fellowship: Letchumanan
Grow@Noon: Jonathan Cho, Daryl Liu & Abigail Ng
International Fellowship: See Toh Hui Ing & Monika Tan
JSS: Lucy Yeo
KSS: Lim Siew Gek, Jeodi Chua
Kampong Siglap: Ethan Pang , Jeremy Ong, Lau Mian Yi
Jesus Club: Fann Tay
Ladies Group: Dolly Tan, Betty Ong
Library: Lim Seow Cheng
Missions Board: Alex Lo
9214 and Frankel Lights: Letchumanan
Peranakan: Iris Teo, Harry Gay
Personnel Committee: Vincent Lim
READY magazine: Jimmy Tan, Diana Chin
Registrar: John Teo
Social Action: Goh Siew Hian, Lindis Szto
Ukulele For Christ: Francis Soh
W.A.T.CH: Caleb Chua , Kiang Tzy Peng
Working Adults Group: Ronnie Koh
Worship: Sharon Ngoo
Young Adults: Derek Pang

CG Shepherds

Danny Chua
Caleb Chua
Ong Teck Chye
Kiang Tzy Peng
Alex Lo
Joshua Quek
Ng Geok Chye
Jimmy Tan
Lindis Szto
Derek Pang

CG Leaders

William Koh
Low Kok Leong
Pang Tzer Fang
Caleb Chua
Lim Tzyy Chang
Tony Soh
Gerald Wong
Tan Chee Seng
Ong Teck Chye
Laurie Chan
John Zing
Kiang Tzy Peng
James Sim
Koh Pee Kiat
Poa Kheng Sin
Chew Lee Ching
Mark Lee
Lucinda Lee
Jason Sin
Jeremy Ong
Jermaine Yuen
Marcus Wong
Joshua Quek
Quek Bee Poh
Loh Meng See
Donald Foo
Lionel Ong
Paul Tan
David Poh
Teh Chee Kiang
Michael Mak
Patrick Lee
Florence Lee
Dyeo Kok Hong
Esther Chong
Max Leow
Julie Low
Kong Kin Piew
Andrew Teo
Ng Geok Chye
Nancy Ng
Joel Lim
Chong Shing Yan, Jocelyn
Jimmy Tan
Jamie Lau
Vincent Lim
Tang Hui Kheng
Ben Mah
Chua Hoe Chin
Helen Loo
Lau Mian Yi
Loh Meiling
Ethan Pang
Vanessa Pang
Cherlyn Ong
Derek Pang
Janis Pang
Tan Lay Chin
Ngoo Chih Yuan
Sharon Ngoo
Lindis Szto
Ng Tjoh Dju
Goh Kim Eng
Wong Lee Pin
Diana Chin
Irene Chiang
Irene Lim
Susan Lim

Creche

Teachers & Helpers
Grace Lau (i/c)
Jeannie Lim
Kang Ai Lin
Darlene Lim
Jeanine Cheok
Tan Hui Jin
Jacqueline Lim
Susan Neoh
Jessie Sim
Lye Skyh Pyng
Iris Tan
Joelle Lee
Cheong Hwee Leng
Kim Ng
Jermaine Ong

Kindergarten Sunday School

Teachers
Danny Chua(Overseer)
Soontheri (Mentor)
Lim Siew Gek (Superintendent)
Jeodi Chua (Asst Superintendent)
Esther Chua(Group Leader)
Florence Lau
Chloe Chua
Luan Kho (Group Leader)
Rachel Cheong
Florence Tan
Andrew Koh
Alethea Koh (Group Leader)
Toh Siew Luan (Group Leader)
Linus Loh
Russell Tan
Esther Cheah
Storytellers
Irene Chua (co-ordinator)
Tang Hui Kheng
Brenda Ho (Jan & Feb)
Kuan Li Li
Adelene Ho
Matthew Heng
Davina Low
Matthias Ong (wef March)
Helpers
Caitlyn Wong
Megan Lim
Elizabeth Cheah
Keona Leung
Laura Koh

Junior Sunday School

Teachers
Lucy Yeo (Superintendent)
Avelina Koh
Dillon Koh
Lim Su Fun
Karen Sim
Damien Scholefield
Wong Lee Pin
Woon Jacqueline
Asst Teachers & Helpers
Ang Kim Heok (Secretary)
Tan Lay Hong (Special Projects)
Elijah Villavieja
Lim Pey Ling
Worship Team
Cecilia Chiew
Low Kok Leong
Brian Pereira
Adelene Sin
Janis Pang
Tan Swee Gek, Jacqueline

Grow @ Noon

Leaders
Jonathan Cho (i/c)
Daryl Liu (Asst i/c)
Abigail Ng (Asst i/c)
John Teo
Tan Lai Yong
Chow Hung Peng
Andrew Chia
Kelvin Ng ( wef July)
Julienne Tan ( wef July)
Roland Tan
Lee Yen Ter
Tong Suit Chee
Tan Ying Kheng
Amanda Ho
Deborah Quek
Joanna Lo
Augustine Koh
Joshua Lee
Incoming YA helpers/leaders
Liew Weng Khay
Liew Kin Soon
Ben Mah
Loh Xin Ling

2020 Calendar

Theme Verse:
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
John 15:16 (NASB)

Pulpit Series at a Glance

  1. Gospel of John – Life in His Name (26 Part)
    Jan 12 to Aug 30
  2. Missions & Social Action Month (4 Part)
    Sep 6 to 27
  3. Church-Wide Journey (7 Part)
    Oct 4 to Nov 15
  4. Topical Series (4 Part)
    Nov 22 to Dec 20

2020 Calendar Highlights

Special Services & EventsDate
Thanksgiving & Consecration SundaySun 5 Jan
Chinese New Year (Combined Bilingual Service @ 9am)Sun 26 Jan
Good Friday (Combined Service @ 9.30am)
Followed by Life’s Big Questions
Fri 10 Apr
Praise Sunday #1: Easter Sunday @ ECP
Baptism #1
Sun 12 Apr
Praise Sunday #2: Parent’s DaySun 10 May
46th AGM @ 9.30amSun 17 May
Vacation Bible SchoolTue 2 Jun — Thu 4 Jun
Praise Sunday #3: Church 62nd Anniversary
& Seniors’ Commendation
Sun 26 Jul
National Day Prayer WalkSun 9 Aug
Baptism #2Sun 16 Aug
Mid-Autumn CelebrationSat 26 Sep
Church-Wide JourneySun 4 Oct — Sun 15 Nov
Praise Sunday #4Sun 25 Oct
Christmas (Combined Service @ 9.30am)
Followed by Life’s Big Questions
Fri 25 Dec
Watchnight ServiceThu 31 Dec

Discipleship Model based Programs

“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

John 1:39

Win — Come & See

  • Good Friday Service: Apr 10
  • Life’s Big Questions (LBQ): Apr 10, Sep 11, Dec 25

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:19

Anchor — Come & Follow

  • Correctly Handling the Word of God: Jan 4 & 18
  • Precept Upon Precept: (Fortnightly) Jan 2 — Apr 30, May 14 — Jul 2, Jul 9 — Oct 29
  • BFEC Cares: Feb 14 — Mar 13
  • Baptism Class: Starting Mar 1, Jul 5, Oct 18
  • Church-Wide Prayer Journey: Oct 4 — Nov 15

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  

Matthew 18:20

Team — Come, Be With Me

  • Shepherds & Leaders’ Meeting (SLM): Mar 21, May 9, Oct 3
  • Praise Sunday: Apr 12, May 10, Jul 26, Oct 25
  • Easter Sunrise Service & Baptism at ECP Beach: Apr 12
  • Parents’ Day: May 10
  • Leaders & Teachers’ Appreciation Lunch: Aug 29

“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

CHarge — Go With Me

  • Sunday Prayer Hour (In addition to CPM on Fri): Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6,Oct 4, Nov 1

Mission Opportunites for Individuals and Small Groups

Where / Who
IP Ministry 1: Patrick Lee / Ngoo Chih Yuan
IP Ministry 2: Kong Kin Piew
East Asia
Ong Teck Chye (Bible Distribution)
Other ministries: Contact Church Office
Ilo Ilo, Barbaza & Libertad: Ng Geok Chye
Japan: Daniel & Joylyn Lau
Cambodia: Tan Hwee Yang

BFEC Vision

To be the Bride of Christ
ready at His return

BFEC Mission

We spur one another to grow as disciples of Christ living out fully God’s purposes for our lives

BFEC Core Faith Values 

R – Rooted in the Living Word 
E – Empowered by the Holy Spirit 
A – Abiding in Christ only 
D – Daring to Hope and to Love 
Y – Yielding Fruit to God’s Glory 

W.A.T.CH Process

Win–Anchor–Team–CHarge