Wesley Methodist Church Klang

Welcome! We are delighted that you are visiting our website. We hope you will come visit us in person at our church. It is our sincere prayer that you will encounter Jesus Christ and that your life will be spiritually refreshed through your experience with us.

Please take time to look through our site and what is offered at Wesley Methodist Church, Klang. We are a church that desires to take Jesus to our community and world. We believe our website will help you get to know us even before we have the pleasure of welcoming you in person.

You are important to us because Jesus Christ loves you and died for the forgiveness of your sin. We want to make your time with us pleasurable and enriching, answer your questions, and assist you spiritually. Let us know how we can serve you.

God bless you!

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Recorded Live Streaming Worship Service – 20th Sept 2020

Title: Crossing Jordan River
Scripture Text: Joshua 1: 1 – 9
Preacher: Dr Tai Kim Teng

Introduction

Joshua and the Israelites (40,000 warriors) were crossing the Jordan River during flood stage. It was an impossible task unless their main attention and focus is on God (mentioned 8 times in this text)

God told Joshua 3 key points:

1. Be Strong in the Lord

Meaning be strong spiritually. Which is trusting God.
Jesus said in Matthew 19:26, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

In the past “I was with Moses. In the present “I will be with you”
and in the future “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

2. Be Courageous

“Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to face fear & finish the task” Nelson Mandela.

Queen Esther showed courage when she said “if I perish, I perish” Esther 4:16b

Courage is obedience in the presence of fear.

3. Be Careful

Be careful to obey all the law and do everything written in it.
A careless and carefree attitude must be avoided at all cost.
Be careful in knowing that only God can get them across.
It must be God’s way. Not my way, your way or just anybody’s way.

Conclusion

Joshua and the Israelites were not alone in crossing the Jordan River.

God was with them and God stood in the middle of the river so that
they can cross over safely.

In this Covid pandemic, we are not alone. God is in the middle and will help us cross safely if we put our trust in him.

Questions for discussion

1. Share one new insight you learn from this sermon

2. Of the 3 key points to get ready to cross the river, which is most important?

3. Share some of the challenges you face in this Covid pandemic and how God has help you overcome these fears and focus on him.

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Covid 19 And Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

Joshua was the new leader of the Israelites. He was a bit unsure how things were going to go from this point forward for the Israelites. In the midst of this uncertainty, God spoke to Joshua. As God spoke to Joshua then, I believe God also wants to speak to us now.

“Have I not commanded you?” — God had put Joshua in his leadership position and God was leading him and would lead him. Before the coronavirus outbreak, wasn’t God leading us? Well, guess what? God still is leading us and guiding us — that has not changed one bit!

“Be strong and courageous.” — In his uncertainty of his leadership and the overall future of the Israelite people, God encouraged Joshua to be strong and courageous. Our present times certainly are uncertain: doing whatever we can to help contain a virus that has spread across the world. Yet, in the midst of this uncertain future, God encourages us to be strong and courageous and with His help, we can do just that!

“Do not be frightened” — God knew that this was a normal response to Joshua’s situation, but God encouraged an opposite response. Instead of being frightened, God instructed Joshua to be strong and courageous. It is normal, in the midst of this coronavirus, to be frightened, but God encourages us to respond differently — to be strong and courageous. The people of the world need to see Christ’s followers not shuddering in fright, but resting in God with His strength and courage.

“and do not be dismayed” — This is another normal response, but being dismayed over a long period of time can lead to deep depression, which leads to a whole host of other physical and emotional concerns. So, again God encourages the opposite response—instead of being dismayed and losing hope, be strong and courageous. We can battle dismay with God’s strength and courage!

“for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Here is further reasoning for our strength and courage: God is with us wherever we go. Where are we going right now? We don’t necessarily know, with all of what is going on with the spread of the coronavirus. What we do know is that, no matter what happens, our God is with us. That can be and should be enough for us to face this uncertain future with the strength and the courage that God commands.

So, how about it? Shall we face COVID-19 with JOSHUA 1:9? Shall we deal with fright and dismay with the strength and courage that God prescribes? Shall we face an uncertain future, knowing that God is with us no matter what? Yes, yes, and yes — we indeed shall! Amen!
(REV EDROY CURTIS)

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Notices: September 19-20, 2020

WEAR YOUR FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES
1. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in church at all times.
2. If you feel uncomfortable, kindly exit the church sanctuary to remove the mask in the church foyer.
3. The church will be held responsible if you are found not wearing a mask in church. We seek your kind cooperation in this matter.

CORPORATE PRAYER MEETINGS
The Zoom Prayer Meetings are as follows:
Tuesdays-Thursdays @ 8:00 a.m.-8:30a.m.
Thursdays only @ 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Kindly contact church staff for more info.

LIVE STREAMING MINISTRY
Those who are interested to be a part of the live streaming team, kindly contact Johnny Lim @ 012 203 7784. Training will be given.

KEYS TO HEALTH, WHOLENESS & FRUITFULNESS (FIC) RESUMES
Date : Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time : 10:30 a.m.
Venue : Rooms 2 & 3, 2nd Floor

2ND LOCAL CONFERENCE 2020
Date : Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time : 8:30 p.m.
Venue : Multi Purpose Hall
All Organisation & Ministry Heads, please submit your report by September 30, 2020. TRAC President Rev Dr T. Jeyakumar will preside over the meeting.

METHODIST PLANNER 2021
Kindly sign up on the list at the notice board if you wish to purchase. Cost RM10 each. Kindly pay to church office.

MW WEEK OF PRAYER & SELF DENIAL ENVELOPES
Ladies, you can put the envelopes in the offering box during the duration of September.

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY TRAINING
VIA ZOOM
Dates : From September 26 until November 14, 2020
(for 8 consecutive Saturdays)
Time : 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Aim: To know more about Small Groups (Cell Group) Ministry and know the purpose & importance of it.
Fee: Free of charge
Organized: Caning Garden Methodist Church, Ipoh
Kindly ask the church office for the registration form.
Closing Date: September 20, 2020

ALPHA MALAYSIA GLOW 2020
Date : Fri & Sat, October 9 & 10, 2020
Visit GLOW 2020 website for more information:
https://malaysia.alpha.org/glow2020

GRACE & ADDICTION
Date : Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time : 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Registration closes on September 28, 2020.
Register at tiny.cc/gracenaddiction

FEDERAL & SELANGOR STATE GOVERNMENT SOPs
THOSE WHO CANNOT COME TO CHURCH YET:
1. Temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius.
2. Have BMI of above 40, severe hypertension or diabetes mellitus, live in
a nursing home, haemoglobin disorders, immunocompromised, liver disease,
serious heart condition, on kidney dialysis & chronic lung disease.
Note: We advise those who are not feeling well to stay at home and rest

UP COMING EVENT (2020)
Nov 13-15 Seminar by Rev Terence Poh

Pledge Payment can be done via Online to Wesley Methodist Church Klang Bank Account No: UOB 171-315-561-1

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Prayer List: September 20, 2020

Sunday, (Sep 20) – Pray that we will not be tempted to lean on our own strength and courage, and to depend on ourselves when we face difficult situations, but that we will look to God first and foremost and lean on the strength and courage of who He is in every situation, and to trust Him completely to meet our every need. Pray that the Lord will give us strength when we are weak, love when we feel forsaken, courage when we are afraid, wisdom when we feel foolish, comfort when we feel alone, hope when we feel rejected, and peace when are in turmoil.

Monday, (Sep 21) – The number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has exceeded 10,000, with the majority of new infections and new clusters emerging from Sabah. Pray for wisdom for the health authorities in the state to deal with this latest spike of infections, and for the public to cooperate with the authorities to stop the rising infections. Pray for God’s protection upon many of the Sabahans stationed in West Malaysia who are going back for the state elections that as they strictly follow the SOPs, they will stay healthy and not contract the virus. Pray also that although the infections are well contained in West Malaysia, the public will not let their guard down, but continue to comply with all the SOPs.

Tuesday, (Sep 22) – Pray for the Church in Malaysia that if there is lukewarmness in our churches, we will repent and seek God’s forgiveness. Pray that God will help us recognise neglected priorities in our lives that has cased damage to our passion and love for God. Pray that we will not fall into complacency when all things seem to be routine and in control. Pray that God will remove and heal our spiritual blindness, and that we will perceive the things of God. Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower His Church to be “hot” again for Christ, and that we will keep our spiritual fervency.

Wednesday, (Sep 23) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that the Covid-19 situation in Sabah will be under control so that the State elections will be carried out as scheduled on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Pray that God will keep the Sabahans safe from the coronavirus as they go forth to vote. Pray that God will bless them with wisdom, knowledge and discernment to vote for the righteous candidates who really care for the poor, the disadvantaged and who have a vision to lead the state forward in terms of progress and prosperity. Pray for clean and fair elections, and that everything will be carried out in a peaceful manner. Pray that justice and righteousness will be restored in the state government.

Thursday, (Sep 24) – Pray for the next generation that even as our youths have not been able to have physical meetings, they will use this time to seek to develop a deeper relationship with Christ for themselves. Pray that they will spend quality time with the Lord. Pray that they will see the good in this and make time for it, and that prayer, Bible reading and private worship will be important to them. As the Youth Ministry is making plans to resume physical meetings, pray that the youths will be able to meet in church soon, and that they will come not because of their friends, but because they love Jesus.

Friday, (Sep 25) – Pray for TRAC: The Board of Ministry (BOM) will be having a physical board meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. A major part of the agenda will be interviewing pastors who are applying for odination in 2020. Pray for Pastor Lester Lim (Elder’s ordination), Pastors William Kwong, Koe Swee Kee, Lewis Loke, Jonathan Chan & Wong Chun Mun (all Deacon’s ordination). Pray that God will prepare their hearts toward this interview and the 45th Session TRAC in mid November 2020. Pray that the fire and passion of Christ will continue to work deeply within their souls.

Saturday, (Sep 26) – Pray for the World: As the Covid-19 outbreak drags on with no end in sight, many people are battling pandemic fatigue, which can take a toll on mental and emotional health, and may result in the worsening of mental health conditions and chronic health problems. Pray for wisdom for the governments of the world’s nations to come up with plans to help their citizens cope with this problem. Pray too that an effective vaccine will be discovered quickly.

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Recorded Live Streaming Worship Service – 13th Sept 2020

Sermon Title: Outstanding Second Generation Disciples
Scripture: Philippians 2: 12 – 30
Preacher: Rev Ashok Amarasingham

We are celebrating Holy Communion this weekend. Please prepare the elements before starting the video.

Sermon Notes:

1) Introduction
1.1 Recruiting & Processing/Packaging Industry

1.1.1 The church must constantly be recruiting potential disciples of Christ. The church that fails to evangelise will die a natural death.

1.1.2 As “raw material” must undergo processing so that the end product will be refined and ready for packaging/delivery…so too the disciples must be discipled well before entering eternity.

1.1.3 The church that fails to disciple others will produce half-baked Christians that will never take discipleship seriously.

1.2 Our church theme: Discipline Ourselves so as to Disciple Others.

1.3 Focus for Today
The only way to make outstanding second generation disciples is by intentionally teaching God’s truth by word and by deed…and pray to God.

2) God’s part, My (disciple) part & Our (church) part: All must be in sync for discipleship to progress
2.1 Paul was just as practical as he was profound. After describing the “mind of Christ” (Philippians 2:5) and Christ’s humility (Philippians 2: 5-11), he moves on to practical application.

2.2 As a church, we are to be shining lights of Christ in a crocked and twisted generation (Philippians 2: 15).

2.3 Practical Application
2.3.1 Paul devoted his life to discipleship (even while under house arrest).
* “even if I am poured out as a drink offering” (2: 17).

2.3.2 How convinced are you to disciple others?
Fellowship is easy and good but is clearly “a deficient gospel” unless teaching God’s Word (in theory and practice) to others is done.

3) Spiritual Parenting is Needed in the Church: Timothy & Epaphroditus are Living Testimonies of the Fruit of Discipleship
3.1 It is great to portray Jesus and Paul as role models, but…

3.2 We need examples of ordinary men (& women) who become extraordinary people in God’s service like Timothy and Epaphroditus.

3.3 Epaphroditus (a non Jew) was precious to Paul, and Paul listed his manifold functions…

3.4 Practical Application
3.4.1 Leadership challenge – If discipleship is the “core business” of the church, why are the leaders not ensuring this?

3.4.2 Pray for the church leadership – God to give them strength and the will to do discipleship.

4) Conclusion/Summary

 

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A Life Of Service

Timothy and Epaphroditus were two average people. One of them was timid, the other one was sick. They were just ordinary people, yet they made a difference. Paul listed 26 people by name in Romans 16. They all loved God; they all loved Paul. Yet only two came through. Maybe their schedules got in the way. They may have been too busy. Maybe they had other concerns. Perhaps they were too ambitious. They ended up letting Paul down. They were more interested in their own affairs than in what matters to Jesus Christ. The difference with Timothy and Epaphroditus wasn’t ability. It was their willingness to be servants. Everyday servants have convictions. Here they are:

My life isn’t about me. It’s about what Jesus is doing. Everyday servants don’t live for themselves. When you think about, living for yourself is a pathetic way to live. It’s shallow. Everyday servants agree with what Paul said in Acts 20:24: “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.”

The greatest contribution I will make with my life is how I prove myself in consistently serving others, even (especially) during hardship. It’s not about me. It’s about others, and how I can serve them. Even Jesus didn’t come to serve, but to serve others. We get to give up our concern over our own interests and priorities in order to be concerned about serving Christ and others. “For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 2:21).

God uses ordinary people when they make a radical, risky commitment to live for a higher purpose. An example is D.L. Moody. He wasn’t average. He was below average. He was a shoemaker. His education was poor. The first time he applied for church membership, he failed. Not many people fail when they apply to join a church, but he didn’t know enough. There was nothing extraordinary about him.

One day he heard a preacher, Henry Varley, say these words: “The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man [an ordinary person] who is wholly consecrated to him.” Moody thought, “What if I were that man?” He lived the rest of his life, and touched thousands of people for eternity, because he was an ordinary person who made a radical, risky commitment to live for a higher purpose.

I wish you could see what God could do with and for and through and in you – not because you’re extraordinary, any more than all of us are extraordinary. I wish you could see the impact that God wants to have with your life, because you, like Timothy and Epaphroditus, become ordinary people who follow the example of Jesus Christ, and take upon yourself the form of a servant, and begin to serve others – right where you are, with what you’re doing right now. (DARRYL DASH)

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Notices: September 12-13, 2020

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Church office will be closed on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in view of the public holiday.

PASTOR ASHOK AWAY FOR CD2
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT DUTY
From mid-September to mid-October, Pastor Ashok will be away for duty. Kindly uphold Pastor in prayer as he has to preside over seven Local Conference in CD2 starting from September 17. Pray for strength and God’s enabling upon him

2ND OFFERING
Kindly use the special labelled envelopes (Second Offering) to put your second offering. This month, 2nd Offering goes to NECF Charity Campaign.

WEAR YOUR FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES
1. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in church at all times.
2. If you feel uncomfortable, kindly exit the church sanctuary to remove the mask in the church foyer.
3. The church will be held responsible if you are found not wearing a mask in church. We seek your kind cooperation in this matter.

WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY @ 8:30 A.M.
The Worship Service on Sunday effective September will revert back to 8:30 a.m. (no longer at 9:00 a.m.) Kindly take note.

CORPORATE PRAYER MEETINGS
The Zoom Prayer Meetings are as follows:
Tuesdays-Thursdays @ 8:00 a.m.-8:30a.m.
Thursdays only @ 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Kindly contact church staff for more info.

MW WEEK OF PRAYER & SELF DENIAL
ENVELOPES
Ladies, you can put the envelopes in the offering box during the duration of September.

DONORS TO ASRAMA HARAPAN BARU (PITAS)
The Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC) made a decision to immediately stop giving to the Asrama Harapan Baru (Pitas) due to the change of policy of AHB. Hence kindly stop your giving to AHB. For further information, contact Dr Lim Ee Sze @ 012 233 1545.

PROTOCOL AFTER WORSHIP SERVICE ENDS
All people attending church worship service should exit the church gate as soon as the service is over. Kindly go to a coffee shop or restaurant to catch up with one another, but not in church.

LIVE STREAMING MINISTRY
Those who are interested to be a part of the live streaming team, kindly contact Johnny Lim @ 012 203 7784. Training will be given.

KEYS TO HEALTH, WHOLENESS & FRUITFULNESS (FIC) RESUMES
Date : Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time : 10:30 a.m.
Venue : Rooms 2 & 3

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY TRAINING
VIA ZOOM
Dates : From September 26 until
November 14, 2020 (for 8 consecutive Saturdays)
Time : 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Aim: To know more about Small Groups (Cell Group) Ministry and know the purpose & importance of it.
Fee: Free of charge
Organized: Caning Garden Methodist Church, Ipoh
Kindly ask the church office for the registration form.
Closing Date: September 20, 2020

TRAC WEBINAR
Panelist : Bishop Emeritus Dr Hwa Yung
Host : Rev Dr T. Jeyakumar
Date : Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time : 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Topic : Was John Wesley A Charismatic?
The webinar is free. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/92206738353?pwd=dzZjOExmaCt4VzYzMW15RTlGdEljdz09
Passcode: 387814

ALPHA MALAYSIA GLOW 2020
Date : Fri & Sat, October 9 & 10, 2020
Visit GLOW 2020 website for more information:
https://malaysia.alpha.org/glow2020

ANNOUNCEMENT & CONGRATULATIONS
Rev Dr. T. Jeyakumar was elected Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia at the General Conference on September 8, 2020. His term of office is from 2021 to 2024. Similarly, Rev Dr Gordon Wong was elected Bishop of the Methodist Church of Singapore on September 7, 2020. His term of office is from 2021-2024. We congratulate both of them and pray that they may serve the Lord well. Please note that the new President of TRAC (2021-2024) will only be elected at the 45th Session of TRAC on November 15-16, 2020.

FEDERAL & SELANGOR STATE GOVERNMENT SOPs
THOSE WHO CANNOT COME TO CHURCH YET:
1. Temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius.
2. Have BMI of above 40, severe hypertension or diabetes mellitus, live in a nursing home, haemoglobin disorders, immunocompromised, liver disease, serious heart condition, on kidney dialysis & chronic lung disease.
Note: We advise those who are not feeling well to stay at home and rest.

SEEKING SPONSORS FOR AN ELDELY COUPLE
An elderly couple would like to seek sponsors or any usable items for the following:
1. Queen size mattress
2. Bedsheets
3. Milk Powder (for adults)
4. Blender
Please contact church office for more details.

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Prayer List: September 13, 2020

Sunday, (Sep 13) – Pray for TRAC: Pray for Wesley Methodist Church, Alor Setar. Alor Setar was declared a red zone recently. Rev Aaron Ng, the pastor, happened to be away from Alor Setar then and now he cannot return to the church. Pray for the Lord’s presence and peace to be upon the church and all the people of Alor Setar. Pray for full recovery for all those infected with the Covid-19 virus. Pray that the coronavirus will be contained, and will not infect the public. Pray that the online worship services of Alor Setar will run smoothly.

Monday, (Sep 14) – Pray that the examples of service unto God and others as set by Timothy and Epaphroditus will encourage and challenge us to emulate them. Pray that the Lord will free us from doing anything for the approval of people, or out of fear of people, or to gain power over people. Pray that we will not be motivated to serve God and others to gain appreciation or recognition. Pray that we will serve only Christ out of gratitude and love for Him. Pray that He will free us to do all things as unto Him: loving our family and friends as unto Him; serving in His Church and Kingdom as unto Him; working in the marketplace as unto Him; doing all things for His praise and glory.

Tuesday, (Sep 15) – Pray for the Nation: As our nation celebrates the 57th Malaysia Day tomorrow, give thanks to God and praise Him for sustaining us through the pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the unstable political situation. Praise God for His sovereignty over our nation in spite of all attempts by self-seeking people to destabilise the nation and manipulate its affairs for their personal gain. Pray that He will restore political stability in the nation with a righteous and just government. Pray also for the online Malaysia Day of Prayer that will be held tomorrow from 8a.m. to 9p.m., for good participation from the Christians, as we come together to worship and seek the Lord for our nation.

Wednesday, (Sep 16) – Pray for churches in Malaysia to continue to rely on the power of God’s Word and His name, and not on our human strength, especially when we are well established with gold and silver and have certain abilities and capacities to get things done easily. Pray for the Refiner’s fire to burn away the bait of wealth, self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Pray that Christians will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Pray that the Church as a whole will have a spiritual hunger and thirst after God and the things of God, and believers will spur one another to pursue holiness and godliness in Christ so that we can withstand trials and temptations.

Thursday, (Sep 17) – Pray for the unstable Covid-19 situation in the nation. The prison cluster in Lahad Datu, Sabah was due to crowded condition of lockups that allowed infections to spread rapidly. Pray for God’s wisdom upon the health authorities to be able to stop the spread of the coronavirus. An administrative enhanced movement control order (EMCO) has been imposed on the Kota Setar district in Kedah after a spike in Covid-19 cases. Pray that the public will cooperate with the state government by adhering strictly to the SOPs, and that the situation will be brought under control. As the cases of infection among health care workers are rising, pray for God’s protection upon them.

Friday, (Sep 18) – Pray for Orang Asli (OA) believers in our nation. Pray that the older believers will set good exemplary living with the help of the Holy Spirit, and they will be free from the worldly attractions of vices of lust, gambling, drinking, social partying and drug addiction. Pray that the Lord will strengthen the OA family units, that fathers will be godly role models for their wives and children. Pray that fathers will diligently provide for their families. Pray that wives will be supportive of their husbands. Pray that children will honour and respect their parents and elders. Pray that parents will love their children, and not provoke them to disappointment and despair.

Saturday, (Sep 19) – Pray for the World: Pray for God’s favour and wisdom upon the medical researchers worldwide as they are working around the clock to find a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. Pray that He will grant them success. Pray that the process from conception of the vaccine to market availability will be smooth and quickly achieved.

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