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

Next Worship Service

Sunday 28 November 2021
1st Advent Hope

SLPC Handbell Choir A will offer a song during the service

Scripture: Psalm 25:1-10
Message: “Advent: the lost art of waiting”
Preacher:Rev. Lian Chin-Siong

Recent Sermons & Services

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EM BIBLE STUDY: TODAY, 9TH FLOOR MEETING ROOM

Come and join us in this afternoon for further discussion about the sermon scripture of the same Sunday morning at 9th floor meeting room. Cost: free, lunch is provided. Please sign up at the Welcome Table.

EM ENGLISH COURSE IS BACK: 3&10 DEC, ROOM 802

The EM will offer a course for high school students and adults wanting to focus on English conversation. Classes will run every Friday evening (7-9 pm) for 2 weeks on the 8th floor of SLPC building. For more information and to register please contact EM Secretary Yvette at emcaresforyou@gmail.com.

JOIN EM WELCOME TEAM

We are looking for people who are willing to join our welcome team to help us every Sunday morning. Feel free to reach out to Welcome team leader Mandy.

SMALL GROUP NEWS

– “Young Professionals Group“ (Even Fridays, 7:30 pm, Rm 801).

– AA Open Meeting “Upon Awakening” meets Tuesdays 9:00 am, Rm 1101. For details call Dan 0909-730-809

 

Bible Verse for the Week


Ephesians 2:8
“ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”


WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

Life-Flourishing Economy

(Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Luke 21:25-3)

Today’s gospel text describes the need for our readiness to comprehend the “signs of the second coming of Jesus Christ”. Similarly, the theme of our meditation presupposes a concern to read the signs and patterns of economic growth and its impact on life in general. The rise in the stock market may usually indicate a growth in the economy. But this may not be true. During the first six months of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, while the Indian economy was shrinking the stock market was surging high. Likewise, when the economy of a state flourishes, it may not necessarily mean that all its citizens are experiencing economic growth. It is likely that the benefits of a flourishing economy are confined to the rich and powerful, whereas the people in the margins remain deprived of the above benefits. Adam Smith, the 18th century Scottish social philosopher and political economist opined that no society can be flourishing and happy, of which a far greater part of members are poor and miserable. Thus, if the economy is flourishing but its benefits are restricted to few, then how can such an economy be life-flourishing? In fact, such an economy would only be life-crippling. The Old Testament prophesied of the Messianic age where justice will rule the land (Jeremiah 33:15). In the spirit of justice, the economy must begin with equal opportunity to all and must flourish with proportionate sharing by all. Edmund Phelps, the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics suggests that when economic growth and economic opportunity for the workers on the margin declines, the roaring stock market and high level of economic growth will not result in mass flourishing. In such a context, we are challenged by the words of Paul, “and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all” (1 Thessalonians 3:12). Our abounding love for each other and for all must find expression in equal opportunity of engagement in the economy by those at the periphery, where instead of focusing on a ‘flourishing’ economy, we should strive for an economy which is ‘life-flourishing.’

Sundays with CWM 2021