Welcome to SLPC English Ministry
Join Us for Worship: Sundays at 11 a.m.

Next Worship Service

Sunday, May 26, 2024
Trinity

Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8
Message: “Holy, holy, holy
Preacher: Rev. Lian Chin-Siong

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Announcements

*** Announcements for the Week of May 19th ***

  • THE HOMELESS MINISTRY OUTREACH
    The Homeless Ministry team will prepare meals in the 12th floor kitchen at 13:30 this afternoon. They will distribute meals to homeless people around Taipei Main Station afterward.
  • WORD AND BREAD SMALL GROUP
    The Word & Bread small group will meet in Room 702 after the service.
  • BIBLE STUDIES IN MAY
    There will be a Bible Study session in Room 702 after the service next Sunday. Rev. Lian will conclude the second book of Psalms and the 1st and 2nd Peters. He will then introduce the 1st and 2nd Timothy, as well as the Hebrews.
  • WELCOME TEAM RECRUITMENT
    EM’s Welcome Team is recruiting! If you would like to serve and engage more in EM, the Welcome team is a good place to start. Contact its team leader, Mandy, if you can lend a helping hand. Thank you.
  • OFFERTORY RECORDS VERIFICATION
    SLPC encourages its congregation to verify his/her offertory records through SLPC’s Line OA member service. Contact James for help on access.
  • CHURCH BUILDING OFFERTORY
    Please use the dedicated offertory envelopes, which can be picked up at the Welcome Tables, for the church rebuilding offerings.
  • SLPC PRAYER MEETINGS
    SLPC will host prayer meetings in Taiwanese and Mandarin in the 7th floor chapel every Thursday night from 19:30 to 20:30. Pastors of SLPC will lead the meetings. We encourage brothers and sisters to attend.
  • THE ELECTRONIC CONNECT CARD
    The electronic version of the Connect Card can now be accessed by scanning the new QR Code below.
    eConnectCard
    Or by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/AJqmNU2HkizjJXNH6
  • SCAN OR CLICK TO SIGN-IN EVERY SERVICE
    Please scan the service QR Code around the Chapel entrance or on the bulletin, or click the Sign-In link that will be posted in the EM Family Line group chat each Sunday morning for attendance.

***Special Notice***

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ! May the peace of Christ be with you!

The Taiwan CDC has loosened its policies on the COVID-19 restrictions. However, it’s an enclosed space inside the church. As a result, please observe the following guidelines when inside the church premises:

1. Please make sure you have your masks properly worn when entering and inside the church. Disinfect your hands with alcohol if necessary. Maintain social distancing whenever possible.

2. If you don’t feel well, exhibit symptoms of cold, or have been in close contact with people who are contracting COVID-19, please consider to stay at home and participate the online service instead.

3. Food and drinks are conditionally allowed inside the church compound.

Thank you and let’s worship God together on Sundays!


Electronic Sunday Bulletin
EM encourages its congregation to use the electronic version of the Sunday bulletin to save paper.  Please click the following link to access the eBulletin:

https://reurl.cc/nNvL02

Or scan the following QR code.

If you have any suggestion regarding the eBulletin, please let us know.  Thank you!


SERVE IN EM

Come and serve in EM!  You can join the Liturgy, the Audio/Video team, the Praise team, the EM Choir, the Homeless Ministry team, or the Kids Club.  Email: emcaresforyou@gmail.com for more info.

Bible Verse for the Week


Acts 2:4
"All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them."


WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

The Spirit’s Unifying Power

Sifiso Mpofu / University of Kwa Zulu Natal

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Holy Spirit in the Centre of Mission

In the creative work Missio Dei (Mission of God) and the ongoing Missio Christos (Mission of Christ) in the life and work of the church (the people God), one of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to create unprecedented unity in diversity as the Spirit of God ‘hovers over the surface’ (Genesis 1:2b). As we are called upon to advance Missio Christos, we must see others through the eyes of grace as God sees us; in this way, we allow the Holy Spirit to do His work and to produce fellowship amongst believers. In this divine mandate, we are reminded that unity is a product of the grace of God, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Our Call to Promote Unity

Today, all of us who are involved in the life and work of the church are encouraged ‘to make every effort’ to maintain unity, and ‘to be completely humble, gentle, and patient with each other’ and ‘to keep united in the Spirit’ ‘just as we have been called to one glorious hope for the future’ (Ephesians 4:2-3).

Our Challenge in Promoting Christian Unity

Friends, most of the time we are easily filled with pride and selfishness hence we fail to live in the Spirit and to promote Christian unity. Because of our pride and selfishness, we are not humble, we are not gentle, and we are not patient! We fail to allow the Holy Spirit to soften our hearts and to help us communicate and act in love, peace, and unity. The Spirit of God is calling us to repentance.

Our Calling to Advance the Unifying Power of the Spirit

As part of the body of Christ, the church, believers need to bear with one another in love. The logic of bearing with one another resonates with the call to endure, to hold up, and to sustain. As we seek to promote the unifying power of the holy Spirit, we must identify with Paul’s encouragement to the Christians in Corinth whom he challenged to rejoice, to strive for full reconciliation, to encourage one another, and to be of one mind, and live in peace (2 Corinthians 13:11).