Wesley Methodist Church Klang

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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 – 21st Nov 2020

Title: Being Calm In The Lord
Scripture: Psalm 131: 1 – 3
Preacher: Rev Ashok Amarasingham

Sermon Notes:

1) Introduction
1.1 My transfer to KL Wesley in 2021.

1.2 Focus for Today
As the pandemic escalates, let us surrender our anxieties to God. We need to deliberately/purposefully rest in God and find calm in God.

2) The Pilgrim Searches His Soul While Journeying to Jerusalem
2.1 The eager worshipping pilgrim recognises that the desire to exalt God must be first grounded on the state of the heart.

2.2 The worshipping pilgrim knew the importance of having a sober estimate of himself (Psalm 131: 1).

2.3 The opposite (upturned heart & eyes not raised too high) is pride & arrogance.

2.4 The pilgrim is sober to know that he should not be preoccupied with “things that are too great for men”.

3) The Pilgrim Has Exchanged His Self-Focused Pursuits for Calm in His God
3.1 The psalm depicts an excellent simile…as calm as a weaned child (Psalm 131: 2)

3.2 A caring mother knows that her child needs to rely on solid food for the next phase…growth.

3.3 However the toddler is still loved by his mother and he is calm and secure.

3.4 Practical Application

4) Conclusion
O Israel, put your hope in God, both now and forevermore (Psalm 131: 3).

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Coronavirus, Psalm 131, And The Faithful Father

“Help me with my helmet?” Haddon asks as I stare blankly into a sea of disorganized items in our garage. I fasten the buckle at his chin. His round cheeks press tightly against the strap. He is growing into a strong boy. But he hasn’t lost his baby face yet. He is wildly happy because after a few days of rain, we are finally taking a walk. We embark down the bike path until we reach the pedestrian crossing.

“Don’t touch the button! GERMS!” I quickly say as I dig my elbow into the call button at the crosswalk to avoid using my hands. “Why I’m not in school? Is it germs? Is it the sickness?” I inwardly kick myself. My panic about germs clearly caused him to think about this too. It’s already hit pretty close to us. The virus made its way into our school system, impacting a few staff members at several schools. The kids’ principal is infected. Sadly, a teacher in our county died. “Yes,” I answer.

His question now rapidly fades from his attention. As soon as we cross he swiftly peddles ahead on his scooter. He is unaware of what all this means. Each day we are faced with graphs of lines that only go up. We are shown future projections—of cases, deaths, jobs, and the economy. Most of us consume a daily diet of the latest news. We want to know what will happen next. There is such uncertainty.

I’m reminded of Psalm 131:1-2 “O Lord my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”

Haddon doesn’t understand the chaos in our world and all the ramifications it entails. He doesn’t go to bed worried that his parents might not take care of him the next day. He knows when he awakes, he will be provided for. He rests in our faithfulness to him. Global pandemic or not, he knows that his mommy and daddy love him. He knows we’re going to care for him.

Similarly, David, the author of this Psalm, expresses a childlike faith. There were many times when he needed to trust God. We don’t know which circumstances he might be thinking of here. But it seems he’s personally experienced God’s steadfast Fatherly care. So much so, he’s resting in it like a calmed child.

Unlike my mothering, God’s faithfulness is holy and perfect. It’s rooted primarily in His character. For us, we have a vantage point David didn’t have: We can trust God because He’s supplied our greatest need through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

How severe will this crisis be? I don’t know. But we don’t have to figure it out—thinking of things too lofty for us. All we need to know is that whatever happens, God loves us. He’s going to care for us.

Most days, Haddon sweetly nestles close to me while I read a large stack of books to him. In these moments, he is quiet, still and content. He doesn’t know it. But his mom is taking notes. I’m learning from him how to trust in my Heavenly Father. “O Israel put your hope in the Lord, both now and forevermore.” Psalm 131:3 (GAIL EMERSON)

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Notices: November 21-22, 2020

THE CHURCH & CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church & church office are closed during CMCO. If you need to contact the office staff, these are the contact numbers:
Pastor Ashok @ 012 524 0061
Yap Chee Kai @ 012 2360 457
Pelita Chuah @ 016 625 6188
Jane @ 017 622 7226
Cheng It @ 012 915 3640

NEXT WEEKEND SERVICE
Speaker : Mr Damian Loke
Dates : Sat & Sun, Nov 28 & 29, 2020
Sermon Title: The Return Of The King
Scripture Text: Mark 13: 24-37

2ND OFFERING
The 2nd Offering for November will go towards the Salvation Army. You may give your donations to the organization during the entire month of November via online banking. The details are below;-
Bank: Maybank
Name: The Salvation Army
Account Number: 5005 1196 0014
Recipient Reference: Please indicate ‘Donation PR Malaysia’
Important Note:
Kindly ensure you email the transaction slip after making the transfer at pr.malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org You may also whatsapp the transaction slip to Helen John at 012 502 6959.

WELCOME & FAREWELL
We are pleased to announce that Rev Gaurri Maniam has been appointed as our new pastor to Wesley Methodist Church Klang and we bid farewell to our dear pastor, Rev Ashok Amarasingham who will be serving as Associate Pastor of Wesley Methodist Church Kuala Lumpur. May the good Lord bless them.

CONGRATULATIONS
Our heartiest congratulations to:
1. Rev Joshua Khong who was elected as the new President of Trinity Annual
Conference (TRAC) for the next quadrennium (2021-2024).
2. Rev Ashok Amarasingham, TRAC Board of Ministry Chairman
3. Mr Lim Chong Ho, TRAC Conference Lay Leader.
4. Mr Yap Koon Roy, TRAC Conference Secretary.

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to Mr & Mrs Andrew Shum on the demise of his father, Shum Yew Heng, on November 16 in Alor Star. The funeral was on November 18, 2020.

YWCA VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Applications are now open for young women and girls, aged 16-25 years to attend courses at the YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre in KL beginning on 18 January 2021. Courses are Kindergarten Teacher Training, Culinary and Bakery, Hairdressing n Beautycare and Sewing n Tailoring. Please call:
Tel: 03-20267753
E-mail: vtocklywca@yahoo.com.my
Website: www.vtoc.org

ONLINE BANKING
While we acknowledge that many people are affected by the current CMCO situation, we encourage you to continue giving your tithes/offering during this time through online banking, The details are below:

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: November 22, 2020

Sunday, (Nov 22) – Praise God for His loving care over us, and His promise that He will always be with us. Pray that He will increase our faith so we will turn all our cares over to Him and let Him have complete control of our lives. Pray that Jesus will be enough for us to keep our souls contented, tranquil and quiet like a child in its mother’s arms. Pray that our Father will help us to seek contentment in everything we do; and when things do not work out the way we want, we will still find contentment in Christ. Pray that we will learn to rely on God’s promises and Christ’s power to stay contented whatever our circumstances or situations.

Monday, (Nov 23) – Hospital beds for Covid-19 in the Klang Valley were significantly increased after the recent surge in new cases; and health authorities opined that it will be weeks or even months before the Helath Ministry’s target of an infectivity level of below 0.5 can be achieved. Pray for wisdom for the health authorities and government to put together proper public health measures, and for all individuals to comply with the strict rules and SOPs, so that the target of a 0.5 infectivity level will be achieved as soon as possible. Pray also that employers, especially those in factories and construction sites, will protect their businesses by taking strict measures to ensure that all their workers are free of Covid-19.

Tuesday, (Nov 24) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that that the Holy Spirit will preside over the Parliament sittings so that justice, righteousness, responsibility and accountability will be restored in the nation. Pray that as the MPs debate over Budget 2021, they will put aside personal agendas, differences and obsession with power, and focus on passing a budget that will really help the needs faced by all of the people regardless of race, encourage economic growth in the nation, and benefit the poorer sector of the rakyat.

Wednesday, (Nov 25) – Praise God for the Prayer Ministry in Klang Wesley that continues to hold zoom prayer meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings, and Thursday night since the MCO began in March. Praise God also for all the people who have faithfully joined these prayer meetings every week. Pray that God will continue to bless His people with strength and power to keep seeking Him for the needs of our church, the nation and the world. Pray that the Holy Spirit will motivate more people to join these online prayer meetings.

Thursday, (Nov 26) – Pray for the Worship Ministry of our church because this has been a difficult year as the worship teams have to cope with pre-recorded and live stream worship services, besides having to sing with masks on. Thank God that they have always given their best to the Lord. Pray that they will continue to deepen their relationship with Christ, and spend time to connect with Him during this season when they have to spend more time at home. Pray that the Lord will continue to refresh and renew them so they will serve Him out of the joy and fullness of their relationship with Him.

Friday, (Nov 27) – Pray for TRAC: Congratulations to Rev Joshua Khong on his election as the new President of TRAC (2021-2024). Pray for him and his family as they move to their new residence in TRAC office, PJ. Pray for a smooth transition between one President and another. Pray also that God’s wisdom be upon Rev Joshua Khong as he leads the Conference. Pray that he will work well with his team of new leaders in TRAC.

Saturday, (Nov 28) – Pray for the World: The Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to rise all over the world, the latest being an outbreak in South Australia. Pray for wisdom for the health authorities and governments in the nations of the world to effectively cope with this new wave of infections. Praise God for answered prayers – that medical scientists are getting positive results with regards to the development of a vaccine. Pray that God will bless their work and that there will be an effective vaccine to combat the Covid-19 virus by next year.

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Recorded Worship Service – 14th & 15th Nov 2020

Title: Hope In The Midst Of Shaking
Scripture: Haggai 2: 5 – 9
Preacher: Rev Terence Jedidiah Poh

 

 

 
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When Things Are Weak, God Can Show His Strength

The prophet Haggai wrote to the people of Judah after they returned from their exile. Over 70 years had passed since Nebuchadnezzar defeated their city, destroyed Solomon’s beautiful temple, and burned the gates of the city with fire. Most of the people living during the days of Haggai were born in Babylon. They had heard stories from their parents about Jerusalem and the temple but only a few of the oldest people had ever seen it.

Now they returned to Jerusalem and were busy building houses for themselves and rebuilding the temple. The temple of the Lord, however, had been neglected. Haggai pointed out the people’s failure to rebuild the temple and the price they were paying for that failure. “Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build My house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” said the LORD. “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declared the LORD Almighty. “Because of My house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Some time had passed. The people had taken to heart the Word of the Lord through Haggai, so they began work on the new temple. Unfortunately, the older people who had seen Solomon’s temple were sad; this new temple seemed pathetic by comparison. The LORD asked, “Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?”

Solomon’s temple was a treasure, an architectural sight to behold. The poverty of the people at this point in Israel’s history prevented them from building anything like what Solomon had made. They did the best they could with what they had, but their best wasn’t even close to Solomon’s best work.

God sent the prophet Haggai with this message to encourage the people to keep working. It was true that the new temple would seem like a joke compared to the one it replaced but that was not important. The important thing is that God was with them: “‘For I am with you,’ declared the LORD Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And My Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’”

Then He made promises to them. “I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” said the LORD Almighty. God made the most important promise which was that He would be there; His glory would inhabit the new temple just as it had the old one. He would provide the money for it, too: “‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declared the LORD Almighty.”

Finally, God said that this temple would someday be greater, more glorious than Solomon’s temple had been: “‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ said the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declared the LORD Almighty.’” That glory might not have been architectural but it would be better–God would work there making peace.

There are times when God’s work seems to take a step (or more than that) backward. What was once exciting, powerful, growing, and wonderful becomes something much less than any of those adjectives. It is naturally discouraging to God’s people when that happens. God, however, wants us to know that He uses small things. When things are weak, God can show His strength.

Are you discouraged about anything in your life because it just isn’t anywhere near what it used to be or could be? This is your opportunity, then, to believe in God and ask Him to work. God can take even the most meager things and make them great, so ask Him to glorify Himself that way. (BRIAN JONES)

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Notices: November 14-15, 2020

THE CHURCH & CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church & church office are closed during CMCO. If you need to contact the office staff, these are the contact numbers:
Pastor Ashok @ 012 524 0061
Yap Chee Kai @ 012 2360 457
Pelita Chuah @ 016 625 6188
Jane @ 017 622 7226
Cheng It @ 012 915 3640

NEXT WEEKEND SERVICE
Speaker : Rev Ashok Amarasingham
Dates : Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22, 2020
Sermon Title: Being Calm in the Lord
Scripture Text: Psalm 131: 1-3

2ND OFFERING
The 2nd Offering for November will go towards the Salvation Army. You may give your donations to the organization during the entire month of November via online banking. The details are below;-

Bank: Maybank
Name: The Salvation Army
Account Number: 5005 1196 0014
Recipient Reference: Please indicate ‘Donation PR Malaysia’

Important Note:
Kindly ensure you email the transaction slip after making the transfer at pr.malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org You may also whatsapp the transaction slip to Helen John at 012 502 6959.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Rev Dr Wong Tik Wah who was elected as the new President of Chinese Annual Conference (CAC) for the next quadrennium (2021-2024).

ONLINE BANKING
While we acknowledge that many people are affected by the current CMCO situation, we encourage you to continue giving your tithes/offering during this time through online banking, The details are below:

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: November 15, 2020

Sunday, (Nov 15) – Praise God that He is in control of history, and the day is coming when Christ will return to earth in power and great glory to set up His everlasting Kingdom, and bring peace, joy and everlasting life to all who have placed their faith in Him. Pray that those who are feeble and weak in faith will be strengthened through the indwelling Holy Spirit to persevere unto that day. Pray that the Lord will grant grace to each of us to consider our lifestyles, our financial goals, our values and priorities, and make Him Lord of all areas of our lives. Pray that God will give us a renewed generosity with our time, our talents and our treasure to live and work for His everlasting Kingdom.

Monday, (Nov 16) – Pray for the World: Pray for the USA in the aftermath of their Presidential Elections 2020. Pray for God’s will to be done – that the people, no matter what their political affliation is, will accept whoever becomes the President for 2021-2014. Pray for reconciliation and unity for a nation that has been badly fragmented over the presidential elections, for peace to prevail and that there will be no violence of any kind in the weeks and months ahead. Pray also for the people to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against the Covid-19 virus, as the daily cases are increasing steadily.

Tuesday, (Nov 17) – The daily number of Covid-19 cases in our nation continues to be high, especially in the Klang Valley because of its high density population, and the frequent movement of people from one place to another. As the conditional MCO was implemented to limit travel to curb the spread of the virus, pray that the public will comply with all the SOPs. Pray that God will protect all healthcare frontliners, and grant them a positive spirit and physical and mental strength as they continue to care for the sick. Pray also that God will grant wisdom to the health authorities so they will make effective decisions that will bring down the Covid-19 infections.

Wednesday, (Nov 18) – Pray for the Nation: Klang Valley residents suffered yet another unscheduled water cut on November 10, 2020, barely 3 weeks after the last one. Pray that the Selangor government will find the cause and solution for these water cuts so that it will not happen again, especially during this time of the pandemic. Pray also for the MPs that they will deliberate objectively on Budget 2021, so that the government will deliver a budget that will benefit all the rakyat, especially the poor and needy, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Thursday, (Nov 19) – Pray for the youths as most of them are studying online, for focus and strength to study diligently, and for head and heart preparation for their examinations. Pray for those facing major examinations early in 2021 that the Education Ministry will make decisions with the students’ best interests at heart so as to alleviate any uncertainty or anxiety. Pray for spiritual growth and hunger for God during this time as the youths have more time at home, and for continued strengthening of relationships between the youths and parents/siblings. Pray for the 12 year olds joining youths next year that it will be a positive experience for them even though the meetings may probably still be done online.

Friday, (Nov 20) – Pray for TRAC: By now, the TRAC appointments would have been publicly read. Pray for the pastors who will be going on transfer in 2021, that they will able to clear unfinished business in their local churches and make the necessary preparations for the next pastor to take over. Pray that the family members of these pastors will receive God’s love and peace during the period leading up to the end of 2020. Pray for God’s protection upon the pastors and their families as they move to their new parishes. Pray too for the local churches to be prepared for a change of pastor.

Saturday, (Nov 21) – Pray for the Cell Ministry that during this time of the pandemic, the Cell Groups will be able to meet regularly online via zoom, and that Cell Members will continue to grow spiritually, and be connected to one another through the online meetings. Pray for God’s grace and strength upon all the Cell Leaders as they lead their Cell Groups in this new normal. Pray that the conditional MCO will soon end so that Cell Groups that meet physically will be able to resume their meetings.

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