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Next Worship Service

Sunday, June 16, 2024
4th Sunday after Pentecost

Scriptures: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Message: “Things people look at”
Preacher: Rev. Lian Chin-Siong

Recent Sermons & Services

Announcements

*** Announcements for the Week of June 9th ***

  • WORD AND BREAD SMALL GROUP
    The Word & Bread small group will meet in Room 702 after the service.
  • THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CARECELL
    The Young Professionals CareCell will meet in Room 801 at 19:30 on Friday, June 14.
  • HOMELESS MINISTRY OUTREACH
    The Homeless Ministry team will have an outreach next Sunday afternoon. They will first meet in the Café area right outside the Chapel around 13:30 and then distribute meals to homeless people around the Taipei Main Station. Any kind of help is appreciated.
  • 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.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES
    Please use dedicated envelopes for different kinds of offerings: tithe, building fund, weekly and thanksgiving, seasonal, special occasions, and etc.
  • 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/xak2jZ

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


1 Samuel 8:7
"And the Lord told him: "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king."


WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

Healing Earth, Healing Humanity

Wellington Mthobisi Sibanda / United Congregational Church of Southern Africa

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” ~ Genesis 1:26

On World Environment Day 2024, as we reflect upon this passage from Genesis, we are reminded of our role as stewards of creation. The earth is groaning, and this is indicated by the unprecedented number of tsunamis, droughts, earthquakes, and floods. This, we would argue, is a result of human failure in our stewardship of creation. It is our vocation to show gratitude to God by caring for the environment in whatever small way we can. God entrusted us with the care of the Earth, calling us to work it and take care of it. Today, we acknowledge the importance of our environment’s impact on our health and well-being. Let us remember that our actions, both big and small, have consequences for the Earth and for future generations. This verse in Genesis 1:26 calls us to exercise dominion not as domination, but as loving care and responsible guardianship. As we reflect on this verse, let us consider how we can fulfil our role as caretakers of the Earth, guided by God’s image within us. Let us take a moment to reflect on the theology of our environment, offer a prayer, and meditate on a verse that reminds us of our responsibility as stewards of God’s creation. This theme “Healing Earth, Healing Humanity” encapsulates the interconnectedness between the health of our planet and the well-being of humanity. It highlights the urgent need to restore and protect our environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Through this theme, we can inspire individuals and communities to act, fostering a sense of responsibility and unity in the global movement towards a sustainable future.

As people of faith, we understand that our environment is not merely a resource to exploit, but a sacred gift entrusted to us by God. It reflects God’s creativity, wisdom, and love. Our theology should embrace the interconnectedness of all living beings and recognize that our actions impact the delicate balance of nature. Let us reflect on how we can live in harmony with God’s creation, promoting justice, sustainability, and ecological stewardship. May our reflections, prayers, and meditations on this World Environment Day 2024 inspire us to act for the well-being of our planet and all its inhabitants.