Wesley Methodist Church Klang

CHURCH THEME FOR 2022 & 2023

KEY VERSES:

“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk not be faint”
Isaiah 40: 31

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”
Hebrews 13: 8

The Covid-19 Pandemic has brought about so much unwelcomed changes into our lives. It has brought about weariness and tiredness at almost all levels of our lives. Many people experienced losses in their lives that has caused much anxiety and distress. One of the many things that people have lost is the sense of connection.

People find themselves being disconnected due to the multiple level of lockdowns we experienced as a nation. The usual way of worshipping God as a church family was disrupted. The usual way of communicating and relating with the church family was interrupted. Families find themselves unsettled due to the nature of the lockdowns that we had to go through.

As such, we would like to focus our attention in the coming two years to reconnect. As a church, we need to reconnect with God and with one another. We need to understand once again that although we have experienced tremendous changes in our lives, our Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and this is true in all aspects of our lives. We as a church, we need once again place our hope in God so that He may renew our strength. We need to strengthen our walk with God so that He may enable us to once again sore on wings like eagle.

 

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Sunday Morning Worship Service – Recorded Live Streaming – 27th Nov 2022

Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: Getting Ready for Jesus
Scripture Text: Matthew 25: 1 – 13

 

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Saturday Evening Worship Service – Recorded Live Streaming – 26th Nov 2022

Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: Getting Ready for Jesus
Scripture Text: Matthew 25: 1 – 13

 

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This Week’s Prayer: 26th – 27th Nov 2022

Father in Heaven,

our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.

Increase our longing for Christ our Saviour and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming may find us rejoicing in his presence and welcoming the light of his truth.

Amen

The Roman Missal

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Prayer List: 26th – 27th Nov 2022

Sunday, (Nov 27) – Jesus speaks about the importance of being ready for His coming again. Pray that we will do all that we can to be ready for the coming again of Jesus. Pray that each one of us will be certain of our salvation that comes to us through Jesus. Pray that we will live our lives in the ways of God while we await Jesus’ second coming. Pray that our relationship with God and with one another to be right while we await His coming again. Pray that we will never be caught off-guard or unprepared when the day comes.

Monday, (Nov 28) – Pray for all Cell Groups in Klang Wesley. Pray that these Cell Groups will indeed be a place whereby our members could journey with one another through the various challenges we face in life. Pray for God’s strength and anointing to be upon all CG Leaders as they continue to serve in this ministry. Pray for the joy of the Lord to be their strength at all times. Pray that God would surround our CG Leaders with people who may spur them on in their personal walk with God.

Tuesday, (Nov 29) – Pray as the churches in Malaysia to stand in unity to pray for Anwar Ibrahim, the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia, as he humbles himself to seek God’s wisdom, understanding, and strength in carrying out the people’s mandate to rule with fairness, equity, and integrity. Pray for the newly elected cabinet ministers of calibre, and who put righteousness, the rakyat, and the nation first in running and restoring the country’s economy, political stability with strong governance, and transparency in addressing social and economic issues. Pray for the re-emergence of a truly New Malaysia comprised of rakyat of various races, religions, faiths, and belief systems who truly embrace unity, harmony, and patriotism while living as true Malaysians, with no divisions in any way.

Wednesday, (Nov 30)Pray for the Nation: Thanksgiving to our gracious and merciful God, who has answered the nation’s prayer by electing the nation’s 10th prime minister, thereby ending the political impasse. Pray for peace and harmony in our country, and for opposition hearts to be opened to accept the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decision to work together to build a stronger nation for the sake of the country and the people. Pray for New Malaysia to emerge stronger in the establishment of the new government’s righteous, equitable, integrity, and transparency ruling, putting the welfare of the people and the nation first.

Thursday, (Dec 1)TRAC – 47th Session TRAC would be held from Friday to Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2022 at Trinity Methodist Church, PJ. Commit to the Lord our Conference Bishop, Bishop Joshua Khong as he presides over the conference. Pray for the Lord’s guidance to be upon him as he delivers the Conference Bishop’s address with clarity. Pray for the Lord’s anointing to be upon him as he leads the entire Annual Conference. Pray for the Lord’s protection to be upon his family constantly as well. Pray also for the Local Planning Committee as they make the necessary changes due to the postponement of the conference. Pray that all delegates will be able to accommodate the new dates. Pray for all the recording secretaries assigned for the conference, that God would enable them to be alert and sharp throughout the conference.

Friday, (Dec 2) – Pray for the continuous peace and order to be maintained in the nation. Pray against any evil schemes to undermine the unity and harmony. Pray that despite difference in opinions, beliefs, backgrounds, cultures and traditions, everyone will work to understand and respect one another in order to foster relationships in the community rather than tearing them apart, for the good of the whole nation.

Saturday (Dec 3)Prayer for the World: Pray for Indonesia in light of last week’s 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Cianjur region in West Java. Pray for God’s comfort to be upon the victims. Pray that there will not be any additional aftershocks or landslides so that rescue efforts and humanitarian relief can move forward. Pray for China as there was a surge in covid cases last week across the country. Pray for God’s wisdom upon the authorities to prevent the spread. Pray for God’s healing and comfort to be upon those who are unwell and in quarantine.

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Notices: 26th – 27th Nov 2022

WORSHIP SERVICE SOPs

Please take note of the following:

  • Those experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu are not allowed to attend.
  • In light of the rise of Covid-19 cases, please be reminded to wear a face mask during worship services and during ministries that are held in Church.

PASTOR AWAY ON DUTY

Please take note that Pastor Gaurri will be away for the 47th TRAC Sessions on December 2-4, 2022.


HOLY COMMUNION IN DECEMBER

Holy Communion for the month of June will be celebrated on December 10 & 11, 2022. Pastor Gaurri will be away for the 47th TRAC Sessions on the 1st weekend of December.


CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

Please take note that the Church office will be closed on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in view of the public holiday.


LCEC MEETING

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Rooms 2 & 3, 2nd Floor


OUR DAILY BREAD BOOKLETS

Our Daily Bread booklets from December 2022 – February 2023 are now available in the foyer. Please collect them after the service.


AYAM KAMPUNG KACUK FARMED BY ORANG ASLI, TASIK TEMENGGOR, PERAK

The chickens are farmed by the Orang Asli from Tasik Tememggor, Perak. Your support is to help them to continue farming chicken, and to sustain their living hood!
Price: RM27 per kg (net weight between 1.6 to 2.5kg, cut into 4 pieces, vacuum packed & frozen)

Pre-Order/Collection Instruction:
1. WhatApp To:

  1. Johnny Lim 012-203 7784
  2. Hock Chuan 017-843 0918

2. Provide your name and number of chicken(s) required

3. Self-collect & pay when collecting from the Church on Dec 11, 2022      (10 am to 1 pm)

4. Date of last order: Dec 8, 2022


PERSATUAN DAYBREAK CHARITY SALE

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Foyer


ALTAR FLOWERS CALENDAR 2023

The Altar Flowers Calendar 2023 is up on the notice board. Please fill in your details clearly on the dates you wish to donate. The contribution of RM20 per person can be handed to the church office or put into the pledge envelope (write your name & date and tick ALTAR FLOWERS) and drop it into the offering bag.


CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

Date: Sunday, December 25, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.


WATCHNIGHT POT-BLESS FELLOWSHIP

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.

In thanksgiving to God for the year 2022, we would like to celebrate with a year-end Pot-Bless Dinner before the Watchnight Service. Please inform your CG leader or write on the list at the Notice Board regarding the dishes you are bringing. Those who are not in any CGs, can write your name and the dishes on the list or inform the church office.


WATCHNIGHT SERVICE

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m. to 12 midnight


ALL NIGHT PRAYER

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2022
Time: 12:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Venue: Prayer Room


BAPTISM (IMMERSION/SPRINKLING) AND RECEPTION INTO MEMBERSHIP

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Those who have finished Foundation Class and wish to be baptised and received into membership, please get the forms from the Church Office. The deadline for the submission of forms is on Sunday, December 4, 2022.


2nd OFFERING FOR NOVEMBER 2022

The 2nd Offering for the month of November goes towards Scripture Union. You may give through online banking to Wesley Methodist Church Klang, Account No: UOB 171-315-561-1 or through e-wallet. For the DuitNow QR Code, please click HERE.


NEXT WEEKEND’S WORSHIP SERVICES

Date: December 3 & 4, 2022
Speaker: Dr Lim Ee Sze
Sermon Title: Making Room For Jesus
Scripture Text: Luke 2: 1 – 20


DAYBREAK CHARITY SALE

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Wesley Klang


CONDOLENCES

Our deepest condolences to Ms Tee Siew Chin & Ms Tee Siew Bee on the demise of their brother, Mr Andrew Teh Guan Chiew on November 21, 2022.


TITHES & OFFERING

Please click HERE for banking information and ewallet QR Code.

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Sunday Morning Worship Service – Recorded Live Streaming – 20th Nov 2022

Speaker: Mr Yap Chee Kai
Sermon Title: Remember Me For This, My God
Scripture Text: Nehemiah 13: 4 – 31

 

NOTES:

1. Introduction

1.1 Let’s start with Dr James Dobson’s invigorating quote; “My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

1.2 Did the Israelites finish strong in the Book of Nehemiah? The title of my sermon today is illustrated by Dr. Dobson: “Remember me for this, my God,” which is repeated three times in verses 14, 22, and 31.

2. Background of the text

2.1 Nehemiah 13 recounts Jesus’ return from Gethsemane prayer to find his disciples sleeping. And it is here that Nehemiah finds the Israelites “sleeping.”

2.2 The covenant made by Nehemiah with the Israelites years before, hangs over this chapter, and it includes priests, Levites, leaders, and all who separated themselves from the neighboring people for the sake of the Law.

2.3 Their vows (1) not to marry foreigners, (2) pay tithes and support temple worship, and (3) observe the Sabbath appears arrogant because their actions clearly do not reflect their vows.

2.4 Today’s passages is related to the previous passage (12:27-13:3) and Nehemiah shows us how he dealt with corruptions that undermined the holiness of God’s temple (church), the priority of God’s worship, and the purity/holiness of God’s people, and he ends with a prayer to God: “Remember me for this (I’ve done), my God.”

A. Protect the holiness of God’s Church (vv.4–14)

1. Illustration: Eliashib’s detestable act is compared to the church in Pergamum (Rev.2:12-17). As we recite the Lord’s Prayer, we must remember to ask the Holy Spirit to protect and preserve us, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

2. Application: the first point is, to protect the church as a gathering of God’s people (koinonia). We, like Nehemiah, should encourage and guide the church to walk in the Spirit at all times so that we do not gratify the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5).

B. Protect the priority of God’s worship (vv. 15–22)

1. Illustration: The Sabbath was designed to provide an opportunity for the Israelites to worship God, meditate on His Word, and reflect His mercy and love. In today’s digitalized world, we must instil boundaries so that we will not ignore reading the Bible and meditate upon God’s Word.

2. Application: the second point is, to protect the priority of God’s worship by putting God’s agenda above ours. Sabbath was made for us for a grace-motivated reason. Do we see Sabbath as a constraint or liberator?

C. Protect the purity/holiness of God’s people (vv. 23–31)

1. Illustration: Rather than focusing on the passage’s conclusion about intermarriage with paganized foreigners, let us be pragmatic about protecting God’s people from intermarriage with pagan unbelievers with “unequally yoke” that will lead their hearts astray from God and worship other gods, eventually leading to apostasy. One of the steps is to follow the rules governing marriage in Malaysia’s Methodist Church, which only accepts that both couples must be Christians in order to marry in the church.

2. Application: the third point is, to protect God’s people purity/holiness by not allowing their relationships with the world to corrupt them. Be different from the world by following God’s law such as abstaining sex before marriage, cohabitation, abortion, adultery or unequally yoked relationships.

D. Conclusion

In conclusion, we are to follow Nehemiah’s example in three ways:
1. To protect the holiness of God’s Church by preserving the church as gathering of God’s people.

2. To protect the priority of God’s worship by prioritizing God’s agenda above all else.

3. To protect the purity of God’s people by preventing them from being corrupted with their relationships with the world.
    • Let me close with the challenge to all of us today:

a) Do you desire to finish like Dr. Dobson?
b) Do you desire to say, “Remember me for this, my God,” as Nehemiah did?

Let us pray.

 

 

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Saturday Evening Worship Service – Recorded Live Streaming – 19th Nov 2022

Speaker: Mr Yap Chee Kai
Sermon Title: Remember Me For This, My God
Scripture Text: Nehemiah 13: 4 – 31

 

 

NOTES:

1. Introduction

1.1 Let’s start with Dr James Dobson’s invigorating quote; “My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

1.2 Did the Israelites finish strong in the Book of Nehemiah? The title of my sermon today is illustrated by Dr. Dobson: “Remember me for this, my God,” which is repeated three times in verses 14, 22, and 31.

2. Background of the text

2.1 Nehemiah 13 recounts Jesus’ return from Gethsemane prayer to find his disciples sleeping. And it is here that Nehemiah finds the Israelites “sleeping.”

2.2 The covenant made by Nehemiah with the Israelites years before, hangs over this chapter, and it includes priests, Levites, leaders, and all who separated themselves from the neighboring people for the sake of the Law.

2.3 Their vows (1) not to marry foreigners, (2) pay tithes and support temple worship, and (3) observe the Sabbath appears arrogant because their actions clearly do not reflect their vows.

2.4 Today’s passages is related to the previous passage (12:27-13:3) and Nehemiah shows us how he dealt with corruptions that undermined the holiness of God’s temple (church), the priority of God’s worship, and the purity/holiness of God’s people, and he ends with a prayer to God: “Remember me for this (I’ve done), my God.”

A. Protect the holiness of God’s Church (vv.4–14)

1. Illustration: Eliashib’s detestable act is compared to the church in Pergamum (Rev.2:12-17). As we recite the Lord’s Prayer, we must remember to ask the Holy Spirit to protect and preserve us, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

2. Application: the first point is, to protect the church as a gathering of God’s people (koinonia). We, like Nehemiah, should encourage and guide the church to walk in the Spirit at all times so that we do not gratify the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5).

B. Protect the priority of God’s worship (vv. 15–22)

1. Illustration: The Sabbath was designed to provide an opportunity for the Israelites to worship God, meditate on His Word, and reflect His mercy and love. In today’s digitalized world, we must instil boundaries so that we will not ignore reading the Bible and meditate upon God’s Word.

2. Application: the second point is, to protect the priority of God’s worship by putting God’s agenda above ours. Sabbath was made for us for a grace-motivated reason. Do we see Sabbath as a constraint or liberator?

C. Protect the purity/holiness of God’s people (vv. 23–31)

1. Illustration: Rather than focusing on the passage’s conclusion about intermarriage with paganized foreigners, let us be pragmatic about protecting God’s people from intermarriage with pagan unbelievers with “unequally yoke” that will lead their hearts astray from God and worship other gods, eventually leading to apostasy. One of the steps is to follow the rules governing marriage in Malaysia’s Methodist Church, which only accepts that both couples must be Christians in order to marry in the church.

2. Application: the third point is, to protect God’s people purity/holiness by not allowing their relationships with the world to corrupt them. Be different from the world by following God’s law such as abstaining sex before marriage, cohabitation, abortion, adultery or unequally yoked relationships.

D. Conclusion

In conclusion, we are to follow Nehemiah’s example in three ways:
1. To protect the holiness of God’s Church by preserving the church as gathering of God’s people.

2. To protect the priority of God’s worship by prioritizing God’s agenda above all else.

3. To protect the purity of God’s people by preventing them from being corrupted with their relationships with the world.
    • Let me close with the challenge to all of us today:

a) Do you desire to finish like Dr. Dobson?
b) Do you desire to say, “Remember me for this, my God,” as Nehemiah did?

Let us pray.

 

 

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This Week’s Prayer: 19th – 20th Nov 2022

Bless our beautiful land, O Lord, with its wonderful variety of people, of races, cultures and languages.

May we be a nation of laughter and joy, of justice and reconciliation, of peace and unity, of compassion, caring and sharing.

We pray this prayer for a true patriotism, in the powerful name of Jesus our Lord.

Amen

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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