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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From The Pastor’s Desk

Next weekend, Klang Wesley will be opening her doors to everyone (with some exceptions) for the first time since the movement control order (MCO) began on March 18, 2020. Many have longed to see this day. However, the government still emplaces strict standard operating procedures (SOP) that prevent some people from coming back to church to worship God. This is why Klang Wesley’s virtual online worship service continues on in the month of July.

The home resources for worship first began as an initiative to get family members involved in the reading of Scriptures and other areas. I was told that the children felt honoured and privileged to be able to read from the Bible. Eventually we heard and catered to the need of some older people who found it easier to worship the Lord with “one click” of the YouTube link. Many chose to struggle and familiarize themselves with new Apps (for example, Zoom) in order to join prayer meetings, Cell Group meetings, etc. The strong motivation to learn and thus overcome barriers was there because people loved the Lord and wanted to be part of that virtual church despite the MCO.

Let us not forget the spiritual lessons that God has taught us during this MCO period in the years to come. Let us take courage to persist with spiritual disciplines that bring honour to God’s name.


Pastor Ashok

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Worship@Home Online Worship Service – 4th & 5th July 2020

Message Title: Dealing with Disappointments: Lessons from the Life of St Paul
Scripture Text: Philippians 4: 10-23
Guest Speaker: Rev Ashok Amarasingham

1. Watch Online Worship Service hosted at Klang Wesley Online Church website (PRIMARY)

The video is watchable at this times:

  • Saturday from 5pm onward and will be available for 12hrs
  • Sunday from 9am onward and will be available for 3days

2. Watch Online Worship Service hosted at Vimeo (Secondary)


Message Notes:

1. Introduction

1.1 We await the “MCO” term no longer in Malaysia.

1.1.1 Not all of MCO has been disappointing. There are positives to bless us. St Paul’s life also had Ups and Downs.

1.1.2 Disappointments include family members stuck overseas, business temporarily stopped or others, permanently. The church LCEC released funds to provide 573 food packages for the poor regardless of nationality, race or religion.

1.1.3 Another disappointment was not being able to worship God in church, no internet, no smartphone, etc.

1.1.4 Two weeks ago, I set this topic to comfort those 12 & under and 70 & over. But PTL, the SOP was loosened so all ages can theoretically come back to church. The twist was I myself faced disappointment in the past week so the sermon was meant for me!

1.2 Focus for Today
Disappointments are like unwanted guests at your doorstep. Like St Paul, learn to be content by being in Christ. Receive Christ’s strength and bless others with God’s promises.

2. Paul Had Reasons to be Disappointed

2.1 Paul was under house arrest (imprisonment) in Rome (Phil 1: 7, 13, 17).
Also Philippians 1: 21 “For to me to live is Christ to die is gain”

Q: Are we willing to go to be with Jesus but eager to stay OR eager to go to be with Jesus but willing to stay?

2.2 Other than the church of Philippi, no church financially supported Paul as a missionary (Phil 4:15).

2.2.1 Paul was a tent maker

2.2.2 Ravi Zacharias on Love Gift

2.2.3 Power of godly parenting: More is caught than taught…parents can role model to children about honouring God’s servants.

2.3 There were times that Paul was hungry (Phil 4:12).

3. St Paul’s Secret of Dealing with Disappointments was Being Contented in Christ

3.1 The church at Philippi for a long time did not support Paul financially (Phil 4:10)

3.2 St Paul learned contentment (Phil 4:11-13).
Matt 11:28-30 says: Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…

3.3 Focus on Blessing Others

3.3.1 Paul shifts focus onto the church at Philippi.
“Yet it was kind of you to share my troubles” (Phil 4:14)

3.3.2 As a young church they excelled in giving (to support Paul) (Phil 4:16)

3.3.3 Paul sought the good fruit of the church in Philippi.

3.3.4 Paul uses sacred words/pictures to describe the gift of the church eg. “fragrant offering”, “sacrifice acceptable to God”.

3.4 Application

3.4.1 Recent TRAC Webinar on “Stress”, Bishop Solomon, Bishop Ong Hwai Teik & Rev Chew shared. It was mentioned that pastoral ministry is tough not so much due to workload but due to people. Pastor Ashok’s note: Pastors also bring stress to the parish!

3.4.2 However St Paul chose to focus upon Christ (Phil 4:19). The older we get, the more loving and kind we should be to others and easily forgive others (following Jesus’ example).

3.4.3 Nobody can rob our privilege of connecting with Christ always…whether no internet, no smartphone or our loneliness of staying alone at home.

3.4.4 Lastly, always look for the goodness in others. Pastor Ashok encouraged his “Home Worship Resources Team” not to pick on the minor faults in others but to celebrate effort put in (not only on perfection).


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The Secret Of Contentment

Many people want to be content in all circumstances, but they don’t know how. Some people don’t even believe it’s possible. If you think about it, there are probably people in your life who seem to be on a never-ending search for contentment. Do you know someone who is always looking for more or searching for inner peace? This is a popular concept today, but none of the self-help trends seem to get there. As you read Paul’s letter to the Church of Philippi, it is clear he learned the secret of true contentment, and like Paul, we too can have true contentment and joy in all circumstances.

The Difference Between Contentment and Complacency
First, don’t make the mistake of confusing contentment with complacency. Someone who is complacent is satisfied but often lacks awareness. As the pastor and Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe explains, “Contentment is not complacency, nor is it a false peace based on ignorance […] Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle. ”Contentment is awareness of what is happening and the ability to remain at peace no matter the circumstances. Wiersbe further explains, “The word content actually means ‘contained.’ It is a description of the man whose resources are within him so that he does not have to depend on substitutes without. ”This is what Paul means when he learned contentment. He discovered through experience that he has everything needed because Christ lives within him.

Where We Find Contentment
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
– Philippians 4:11-12 How often does someone think “If I only had this, I would be content”? Far too often!
Ask anyone who has ever thought they would be content if they achieved some status or purchased a new toy how long that feeling of contentment lasted, and they will tell you, “Not long. ”Paul, on the other hand, shares with us how he has the secret for being content no matter the circumstances. It is important to note the following in these verses, “Learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” It did not happen as soon as he became a Christian. It was something he learned over time, much like how Christians learn God is faithful as they experience His faithfulness repeatedly. Because Paul had Christ within, he had peace within. In the conclusion of this letter, Paul identifies some of the reasons our faith in God leads to contentment.

The Providence of God
When we rest in the knowledge of God’s providence, we experience contentment. Wiersbe says it this way: “God’s providence simply means that God sees to it beforehand […] It is the working of God in advance to arrange circumstances and situations for the fulfilling of His purposes. ”Paul saw God’s hand in his ministry and the church of Philippi’s involvement in his life when he needed it the most. By recognizing “Life is not a series of accidents; it is a series of appointments (Wiersbe),” we can experience heavenly contentment.

The Power of God
“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
– Philippians 4:13
One of the most popular Bible verses appears in this section of Paul’s discussion of contentment. Paul essentially made this his motto. Paul wrote this letter while imprisoned. Think about that for a moment – while he was in prison, he was joyful and content. His life experiences taught him how Christ within gives him all he needs – including strength. In Wiersbe’s study, he discusses how our relationship with Christ gives us power. Wiersbe explains, “The most important part of the Christian’s life is the part that only God sees. Unless we draw on the deep resources of God by faith, we fail against the pressures of life. ”We must learn to rely on the power of Christ rather than attempting to be self-sufficient.

The Promise of God
“I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4:18-19
Finally, those who put their faith in Christ can find contentment through believing in His promises. In this final send-off, Paul discusses how the church of Philippi supported him and how God will meet their needs as well.
Wiersbe summarizes the verses: “You met my need, and God is going to meet your need. You met one need that I have, but my God will meet all your needs. You gave out of your poverty, but God will supply your needs out of His riches in glory.”

By trusting in God’s promises, God’s power, and God’s providence, you, too, can learn to be content whatever the circumstances. (SOUTH BAY BIBLE CHURCH)

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Notices: July 4-5, 2020

The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is currently on until
August 31, 2020. There are still restrictions during this period.
1. Only the church office shall function as usual during office hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.).
2. The church staff meeting is held on Tuesdays, 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. Kindly avoid calling the office staff then,
unless it is very urgent.
3. Cell Groups are still not allowed to meet in homes. All Cell Groups can continue to use online ways to meet.
4. If you need to contact the church office (Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.), please call 03-3372 2698. Otherwise, contact the office staff directly on their mobile phones: Pastor Ashok (012-524 0061) | Jane (017-622 7226) | Pelita (016-625 6188) | Cheng It (012-915 3640 | Yap Chee Kai (012-236 0457) |

From July onwards, the Zoom Prayer Meetings are as follows:
MORNINGS (8:00a.m. – 8:30a.m.) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
NIGHT (9:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.) on Thursdays
For more information, please all the church office.

Please take note that Klang Wesley will continue with online Worship Services in July, 2020.

The church office is allowed to operate during office hours. If you need to come to the church office on official business only, kindly contact the church staff, and make an appointment. Otherwise, the church office is only to be used by the church staff.

SATURDAY Online classes will be conducted via Zoom
Topic: EMPOWERED TO INFLUENCE (The MANDATE to Influence the World)
Date: Session 4: July 11, 2020 (Final)
Time: 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

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

ACCT #: 171-315-561-1

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Prayer Lists: July 4-5, 2020

1. Confess to God that we often struggle to be contented with what we have, and our needs seem to outnumber our resources. Ask for forgiveness that we often forget that God has graciously provided us with every spiritual blessing in Christ, and everything we need for life and godliness. Pray that the Lord will help us to be content in Him, and with what He has given us, and that we will not be focused on what our flesh desires or what the world tells us we should have. Pray that God will protect us from coveting possessions, talents or influence, relationships or prestige. Pray that He will keep our hearts from being anxious for what we do not have, and make us thankful for all the blessings that He has already given us. Pray that we will be changed by the ultimate example of contentment as demonstrated by Christ who was content to go to the cross to fulfil the Father’s will to rescue a people for Himself who can be free from discontent and be zealous for good works.

2. Klang Wesley will be reopening the church doors for all to come back and worship God on Saturday, July 11, 2020 and Sunday, July 12, 2020. However, the church has to observe strict conditions in the standard operating procedures (SOP) imposed by the Selangor State government. Pray that all procedures will be strictly followed, and things will run smoothly. Pray that the people who have medical conditions listed in the SOP will abide by the SOP, and continue to worship God from home with the online worship services.

3. Pray for the Sunday School Ministry as the Sunday School classes have been doing online classes during the last three months because of the MCO and RMCO. Pray for the team of teachers. As some of the teachers have been busy with work and other matters, pray that God will give them strength and wisdom to cope with the new normal of teaching the children via zoom. Pray that the teachers will be able to connect well with the children during the online lessons, and that the children will be attentive, and respond well to their teachers. Pray for good teamwork among the teachers, and that they will continue to encourage and support one another, and be passionate about the children’s ministry. Pray for God’s guidance for the Sister Tien Bin and the teachers as they look into the possibility of having a virtual VBS with Pastor Nicholas Choo this year because of the Covid-19 situation. Pray that God will grant wisdom and creativity to Pastor Nicholas Choo as to how the virtual camp will be carried out if the VBS is on.

4. Praise God that Malaysia has been successful in containing the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the nation. The government has so far allowed many sectors and businesses to resume, including domestic tourism, interstate travel, theme parks, cinemas, and schools, among others. Hence, there is always the possibility of an outbreak occurring at any time. Pray that the nation will be able to maintain and sustain zero local transmission for the next month. Pray that the rakyat will be responsible and continue to fully observe the SOPs of wearing masks and practicing good hygiene and social distancing in public as emphasised by the health authorities. Pray that business operators will ensure that all SOPs are strictly followed by their workers and customers. Pray that the authorities will be vigilant to deal with people who violate the recovery MCO regulations. Pray also that returnees from abroad will undergo a test for Covid-19 before entering Malaysia, do the 14-day home quarantine, and undergo a second Covid-19 screening on the 13th day of home quarantine. Pray that we, as a nation, will be humble, and learn from other nations that have eased and lifted their lockdowns so that Malaysia will not experience a second wave of infections.

5. Kindergartens and preschools have reopened. Pray that the people running these centres will always put the safety of the little children as top priority, and they will strictly follow the safeguards that are in line with the SOP set by the government, and if need be, restrict the number of children attending. After nearly four months of home-based learning, students from Form 1 to Form 4, Remove Class, Form 6 Semester 1, and primary school children from Years 5 & 6 will resume face-to-face classes on July 15, 2020, while children from Year 1 to Year 4 will return to school on July 22, 2020. Pray for wisdom for the school heads and teachers to choose the appropriate operating models set by the Education Ministry to ensure the students’ safety. Pray that the schools will always be diligent and vigilant in enforcing the SOP set by the government. Pray that all the students, especially those from primary and lower secondary age groups, will cooperate with the practices of temperature check, wearing of masks, and in particular, social distancing. Pray that teachers and students will do their part to abide by all the guidelines, and God will protect all of them, and keep them healthy.

6. Pray that the Church in Malaysia will approach God’s throne of grace with perseverance at this critical hour in our nation’s history to plead for God’s divine intervention to bring order and peace to our political arena. Pray against the spiritual forces of darkness that are threatening the nation, and that God will bring down the schemes of the enemy that are out to destroy, kill and steal righteousness and justice in the nation. Pray against all forms of nepotism and cronyism. Pray that the Lord will cause the people whom He has placed in positions of political leverage to boldly voice out on the side of truth, righteousness and justice, and to be able to impact the decision makers. Pray that God will bless our federal and state governments, and grant them wisdom to rule with integrity and uprightness. Pray for political stability in the nation, and that the government will focus on nation rebuilding, and restoring the economy of Malaysia.

7. Although lockdowns are being eased in many countries in the world, the daily number of new Covid-19 cases worldwide recently reached more than 10 million, and the devastating economic toll continues to rise in the world. Pray for the governments of the world’s nations to continue to implement the right policies, and to take a comprehensive approach by rigorous testing and tracing, quarantining every case, equipping and training health workers and educating and empowering communities to protect themselves and others, so as to suppress transmission and save lives. Pray for the health care workers in nations where the daily infections have continued to soar, that God will grant them physical, mental and emotional strength to cope with the situation, and that He will protect them and their families from the coronavirus and keep them healthy. Praise God that scientists from all over the world are working together, and are examining the progress made so far in developing effective health tools to improve the global response to the pandemic. Pray that God will bless their efforts, and an effective vaccine to combat the virus will be discovered quickly.

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From The Pastor’s Desk


The first would be moving from the first half of 2020, and into the second half. Because of the pandemic of Covid-10, many people are willing to write off 2020 (not knowing when this menace will finally end, and the world will come back to some normality). For some, it is like a bad dream that must come to an end. For others, it means being realistic and finding a new line of work, even if it means eating humble pie.

The next transition will be on the church theme: Discipline Ourselves so as to Disciple Others. Then theme has been put on the back-burner since Rev Benny Ho’s inspirational messages on Mentoring & Discipleship the weekend (March 14 & 15, 2020) before MCO began in Malaysia. The Think Tank team recently met and are excited about reigniting the church theme in the midst of the people. On a personal note, I believe God has spoken personally to you over these last 3 months when we were locked down in our homes – reminding us that the most important relationship is our personal relationship with God.

The final transition will be opening the church doors again for worship service. Several people have expressed their sheer joy of coming back to their beloved church (building). Unfortunately, due to the lingering threat of Covid-19, the governmental authorities are setting very stringent conditions on how many people can attend one worship service, and setting age limits to prevent the very young and the very old to enter church (at least for the time being). God loves all of us and will never exclude us from God’s Kingdom based on age or any other factors – rest assured. Perhaps the one thing that the authorities are spot on is to highlight that the worship service is only meant for people to worship God and not to socialize after the church service is over.

Hence, we need to trust God to lead us patiently through these transitions and wait for better times ahead of us – especially the wiping out of Covid-19 from planet earth.

May God bless you.

Pastor Ashok

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Worship@Home Online Worship Service – 27th & 28th June 2020

Title: For Such A Time As This
Scripture Text: Esther 4
Guest Speaker: Rev James Ong

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What is a Christian response to this Covid-19 pandemic that will shape our world for the months (perhaps years) to come and that is shaping our lives now?

As Christians, how ought we to respond? To feel? To think? To act?

One of the themes of the Book of Esther in the Bible is the providence of God. God is the true hero of the book and it is discernible that God lines up circumstances such that Esther is so well placed to act to try to save her people. Ironically, God is never mentioned by name in the book – yet God seems everywhere present behind the events…

In the Book of Esther chapter 4, Mordecai calls on Esther to stand up for her people, to beg King Xerxes to change his edict. She explains to Mordecai that such begging, even an approach to the King, may well cost her life. Then Mordecai messages Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.” Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him. (Esther 4:13-17)

Esther rises to the challenge before her. She steps out in faith. She succeeds in persuading the king, in saving her own life and that of Mordecai, and in saving all of God’s people…and in acting in ways that were consistent with her faith in a unique and threatening genocidal historic moment.

I want to suggest to you that in the midst of this coronavirus we find ourselves in a another threatening historic moment. It is not threatening genocide like it was for the Jewish people in Esther’s Persia, but nevertheless, Covid-19 is life threatening – to some of us, our neighbours, to those in our towns, our nation and indeed to the whole world.

We find ourselves in a moment of high anxiety for the world, and a changing cultural moment. We find ourselves in a time of fear – where people fear each other – because each one might be carrying this awful invisible virus around on their hands or on their breath.

What is ‘such a time as this’ calling us to do, to be as God’s people?

Is God providentially backgrounding circumstances for you, for me, for us as a Church…so that we may find ourselves in a position where we, if we act, perhaps at personal risk, may influence the course of events in a way that saves people and brings glory to our God?

I want to make some observations about this coronavirus ‘time’ that we are living through and I want to make some suggestions for you to consider about how you respond to ‘this time’.

Firstly, we need to have faith in God’s continued sovereignty. It’s easy to see God at work in hindsight or in other people’s lives. We can see God working sovereignly in Esther’s life. Right now, we need to see God at work between the lines of the events that are unfolding internationally as well as locally, and we need to see God’s sovereignty in our own little lives.

Secondly, we need to have faith in God’s goodwill towards us – as a world and to you and I personally. When we are going through trouble, it is a great thing to know that God is for us, and that nothing can separate us from His love … not even death. As it is written in 1 Corinthians 15:55, death has lost its sting for us. People around us are afraid of dying – but we do not need to be afraid. Of course, we want to live through this, we want to be spared from this virus. But even if we lose our lives to Covid-19…we still live. We already have eternity! We are God’s children – no matter what.

And let us not forget that we will all die a physical death one day – whether by a virus like this one or a cancer or another disease. But we will be raised again – imperishable.

Trust in God – you will have Him no matter what the future holds. We can say, like Esther did “If I perish, I perish” – not fatalistically, not without sadness, not flippantly…No, we say it filled with certainty for our future, we say it with hope – for that is what hope is – certainty of what we cannot see. As real as this invisible coronavirus is, equally as real is God’s love for us. And you and I may find that in this threatening moment our faith becomes stronger not weaker, our relationship with God closer, our confidence in His love, greater.

To point people to Jesus and to invite people into the hope that we have. Sometimes we find that it’s hard to get God into the conversation with our unbelieving loved ones, friends, colleagues and neighbours. The coronavirus is giving us an opportunity, an open door to step through with the Gospel. Normally, life is generally good. But now life is not good. People will question life’s meaning. People will fear the future. Be there for them…share with them what casts out your fear. Offer to pray for them. Be ready to listen to them and to gently move them closer to Jesus.

This is our mission – to live by faith, to share our hope and to be known for our LOVE. John Calvin once said “Duty must not be neglected, no more in epidemic disease than in war or fire”. Our duty is to love others. Christ calls us to acts of loving service.

Be bold in our own nervous way – just like Esther. Esther was like you and me. Her religion, even her race wasn’t something she had ever revealed. She wasn’t a risk-taking child of God – until God put her in a place where she could step out in faith and do something really worthwhile for God. What place has God put you in?

Charles Spurgeon put it this way: Every child of God is where God has placed them for some purpose, and the practical use of this point is to lead you to inquire for what practical purpose has God placed each one of us where we now are? We may wish to be in another position where we could do something for Jesus: do not wish anything of the kind, but serve Him were you are.

In a time of coronavirus – what practical purpose can we serve in it? We are the hands and feet of Jesus – what bold things can these hands and feet do in such a time as this?

Esther calls for a fast…we know that prayer and fasting always go together in Scripture.

Whilst culture and the world may change, whilst the way we do church in the coming months will change, the Gospel does not. God is still calling us to new life in Christ, to forgiveness and renewal.


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