Sunday Morning Worship Service – 15th Jan 2023

Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: We are God’s Salt and Light
Scripture Text: Matthew 5: 13 – 16

 

Introduction

We as disciples must make a difference in this world.

Jesus uses two metaphors to teach about the importance of making a difference in the world.

I. The Salt Metaphor (v. 13)

II. The Light Metaphor (v. 14 – 15)

Final Word

We become God’s salt and light to the world when we live under the rule of God in His kingdom.

 

Questions

1. Reflect on how you have been salt and light in your world and how you may have failed in this respect.

2. What are the common reasons for such failures?

3. What specific steps can you take to improve your ministry as God’s salt and light in your world?

 

 

 

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This Week’s Prayer: 14th – 15th Jan 2023

O God of love,
we ask you to give us love;
Love in our thinking,
love in our speaking, love in our doing,

And love in the hidden
places of our souls;
Love of those with whom
we find it hard to bear,

And love of those who find
it hard to bear with us;
Love of those with whom we work,

And love of those with
whom we take our ease;
That so at length we may
be worthy to dwell with you,
Who are eternal love.

Amen

William Temple (1881 – 1944)

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Prayer List: 14th – 15th Jan 2023

Sunday, (Jan 15) – Give thanks to the Lord for He has brought us together as a church. Pray that Klang Wesley will endeavor to be the salt and light wherever God has sends us to be. Pray that our presence in the community we live and work to be of a positive influence. Pray that our actions will promote good to the people around us. Pray that our presence will point people to Christ who is our ultimate source of hope and grace.

Monday, (Jan 16) – Pray for all those who would be travelling this festive season of the Lunar New Year. Pray for safety in all aspects. Pray that this festive season to be an opportunity for family to re-connect with one another. Pray that in the midst of this festive season, we may not forget the goodness that God has poured upon our families. Pray for relationships within the family to be strengthen and pray that this festive season will be an opportunity for reconciliation to happen within the family.

Tuesday, (Jan 17) – Pray for the Super Seniors’ Cell Group Meeting that will be held tomorrow at church. Pray for God’s protection upon those who travel to church and for the favourable weather. May God fill each participant with the joy and hope that we have in our Lord Jesus and may His name be exalted, as He minister to their hearts with His presence and Word, through the songs of worship, breaking of bread together, and the fellowship over lunch.

Wednesday, (Jan 18) – Pray for the Nation : In light of the recent Chief Justice condemns attempts to intimidate the judiciary by criticizing unpopular decisions, please pray this week for our judicial independence from any political influence or interference. Pray for Minister of Law and Institutional reform, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said and Deputy, Ramkarpal Singh, to work towards law reforms that will restore the independence of the judiciary and the administration of justice. Pray for all critical institutional reforms to be made urgently.

Thursday, (Jan 19) – TRAC – Board of Christian Education – Pray and commit to the Lord the upcoming Webinar on Salvation: Saved for Good?. Pray for the speaker, Bishop Dr. Gordon Wong as he prepares to speak on this important topic of our faith. Pray for good participation from the churches in TRAC. Pray for a sense of openness and eagerness to learn in the hearts of our people as they register for this webinar. Pray also for the webinar to be carried out smoothly with minimum hindrances and hiccups.

Friday, (Jan 20) – Give thanks and bless the Lord for always teaching us the way of faith, for enabling us to cast our guilty souls upon the Divine propitiation, made in Christ Jesus, for peace, which has flowed into our spirit like a river ever since. Pray if our faith has been marred, or our hope is not as bright as it once was, or our love for Him is not as fervent as it once was, or if the soul is sinking under the pressure of the fight in any way, O merciful Lord, whose every word is music, whose every promise is balm, whose every touch is life, draw near to us now, refresh us, that we may rise again to the conflict, and never tire until the last enemy shall be beneath our Master’s feet. Pray that the Lord will restore our first love so that we can honor the Lord above all else, and that the church’s dividing walls will be removed.

Saturday (Jan 21) – Pray for brothers and sisters, family and friends who celebrate the New Year tomorrow. Pray that God is the centre of their celebration, for He is the faithful provider of all good things, and His name be praised among the people around them, too. Uphold in prayers that God’s presence and grace be with those who are unwell, those who are grieving, and those who are far from their homes and loved ones. Continue to pray for God’s healing upon China so that covid cases can be quickly brought under control and they can begin the new year without much anxiety or fear.

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Notices: 14th – 15th Jan 2023

WORSHIP SERVICE SOPs

  • 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.

2nd OFFERING FOR JANUARY 2023

The 2nd Offering for the month of January goes towards Ripe Fields Ministry Building Fund. 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 https://www.klangwesley.com/give.


LIVE STREAMING DISCONTINUED

Please take note that the live streaming for Worship Services will be discontinued effective January 1, 2023. The weekend service will be uploaded to the church website by 9pm every Monday.


NEXT WEEKEND’S WORSHIP SERVICES

Date: January 21 & 22, 2023
Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: Remember the Lord your God
Scripture Text: Deuteronomy 8


PRAYER MEETING SCHEDULES

The following is the Schedule of the Prayer Meetings:

  • Tuesday @ 10am-12noon (Prayer Room)
  • Thursday @ 9-10pm (via Zoom)
    Zoom Meeting ID: 868 7905 5124
    Passcode : 763853
  • Saturday @ 6.30-8am (Prayer Room)

Please take note that there will be No Prayer Meetings on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Jan 21
  • Tuesday, Jan 24
  • Thursday, Jan 26

SUPER SENIORS CELL GROUP MEETING

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP your attendance to Mr Yap Chee Kai.


YOUTH BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

To begin on the last weekend of January 2023, the actual date is to be confirmed. Interested participants, please contact Mr Ernest Lin at 016-208 8691 or Ms Koa Vi Vian at 012-214 1545 to register.


ADULT BIBLE CLASS – PRAYER: AN ADVENTURE WITH GOD

The above Class will have 4 more sessions and it will resume on:

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Rooms 5, 2nd Floor
Facilitator: Rev Gaurri Maniam

All are welcome.


ADULT BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Date: begins on Sunday, Jan 29, 2023
         (8 sessions)
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Rooms 1, 2nd Floor
Facilitator: Mr Yap Chee Kai

If you desire to be baptized and received into membership of Wesley Methodist Church Klang, please sign-up for the class. Contact Mr Yap Chee Kai at 012-236 0457 or call the Church office to register.


SALVATION – SAVED FOR GOOD?

Orgnised by TRAC:

Speaker: Bishop Dr Gordon Wong
             (Bishop of Methodist Church in Singapore)
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Venue: via ZOOM (after you have registered the link will be sent via e-mail one day before the event)

For further enquiries, please contact Rev Gaurri Maniam at 012-559-4537


PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE (PPRC) 2023

  1. Mr Samuel Lee (Chairman)
  2. Ms Ang Tien Bin (Secretary)
  3. Mr Terrence Tan
  4. Mr Leonard Choong
  5. Mr Ernest Lin
  6. Ms Wendy Ng
  7. Mrs Yim Wai Jing

MISSIONS FAITH PLEDGE 2023

The Missions Faith Pledge Form 2023 can be dropped into the BOX provided at the Foyer or you may submit it through the church website. Click on ‘Giving’, select Missions Faith Pledge 2023, fill-in your details and submit. Please submit your forms by February 1, 2023.


TRAINING & EQUIPPING SURVEY

The Training & Equipping Team is conducting a survey and requires your input for planning training & equipping activities for our Church.
Please submit your reply in the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/3evuphhr


TITHES & OFFERING

You may give your tithes/offerings through online banking or an e-wallet. Please click https://www.klangwesley.com/give for more information.

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Sunday Morning Worship Service – 7th Jan 2023

Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: The Beatitudes
Scripture Text: Matthew 5: 1 – 12

 

Sermon Notes:

Introduction
* The Sermon on the Mount talks about how life is to be lived in the kingdom of God.
* The Beatitudes introduces Jesus’ sermon on the Mount.

The Beatitudes can be divided in 3 categories.
I. Those who depend on God (5: 3 – 6)
   a. The Poor in Spirit (v. 3)
   b. The mourners (v. 4)
   c. The meek (v. 5)
   d. The hungry and the thirsty (v. 6)

II. Those who live for God (5: 7-9)
   a. The merciful (v. 7)
   b. The pure in heart (v. 8)
   c. The peacemakers (v. 9)

III. Those who are Persecuted (5: 10-12)
   a. The persecuted (v.10)
   b. The insulted and slandered (v. 11 – 12)

Questions
1. Recall the times in your life when you were deeply dependent upon God. How was God’s present in those moments.

2. How can we bring mercy and peace to the downtrodden as well as to alleviate their suffering.

3. How can we remain joyful when we are persecuted, insulted and slandered.

 

 

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This Week’s Prayer

The Beatitudes

Dear Lord,
Make me poor in spirit, so that I can receive the kingdom of God.
When I mourn, help me find comfort.

Make me meek, so that I may inherit the land.
Help me to hunger and thirst for righteousness, so that I may be satisfied.

Make me merciful, so I may obtain your mercy.
Make me pure of heart, so that I may see you.
Help me make peace,
so that I may be called your child.

When I am persecuted for
righteousness’s sake show
me your kingdom.

Amen

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Prayer List: 7th – 8th Jan 2023

Sunday, (Jan 8) – Help us to know deep down in our hearts that God is always present with us. Pray that God would enable us to experience the nearness of God through the Holy Spirit in our lives. Give us a hunger and thirst for righteousness; fill our hearts with love, overflowing with mercy; make our hearts pure, and give us a vision of your glory. Pray also that God would enable us to be peacemakers and agents of reconciliation in the world we live in.

Monday, (Jan 9)Worship & Music Ministry – The Worship & Music Ministry is a ministry that enables the congregation to worship God through songs and music and as well as through facilitating the weekly worship services. Pray for each worship leader and their respective team that God would enable them to serve Him together. Pray for a oneness of heart and mind as they work together to facilitate worship. Pray for the joy of the Lord to be their strength as they serve in this ministry. Pray for God’s wisdom to be upon Ms. Hilda Chin as she heads and leads the Worship & Music Ministry.

Tuesday, (Jan 10) – Pray for all God’s people as they enter the New Year with circumcised hearts, renewing their commitment and rededication to walk in Christ with greater humility, faith, hope, and love for Him and His people. Pray that God will do something new in their lives, shaping and transforming their characters to Christlikeness and beauty, allowing them to see the impossible become possible and the unbelievable become believable in this new season of their lives. Pray for supernatural strength and willpower from God to overcome challenges or crises in the coming year, as well as for them to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and not to lose sight of where God is leading His people in 2023 and beyond.

Wednesday, (Jan 11)Pray for the Nation : Continue to pray for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, our Prime Minister, that whatever policies he implements, he will commit to God, trusting that He will put these plans and steps in place to rebuild the nation’s economy and implement structural sociopolitical reforms. Pray that ministers and senators from all coalition parties, particularly the oppositions, will not dwell on the past, but instead strive to work together, putting their differences and ideologies aside, to rebuild the country to its former glory. Pray for God’s righteousness to reign as our government leaders govern the country with justice, mercy, and humility.

Thursday, (Jan 12)TRAC – We give thanks to the Lord for His provision upon Trinity Methodist Church, PJ that they were able to renovate and refurbish their old sanctuary. As the church comes together for the dedication service of their newly renovated sanctuary on the 15th of January, pray that the church may use the sanctuary for the advancement of God’s work. Pray that the services held in this sanctuary will truly minister to the hearts of the congregation. Pray also that God will use the church to reach out and minister to those who live in their vicinity.

Friday, (Jan 13) – Pray for the first LCEC meeting of this year 2023 that is held tomorrow. As the pastor and leaders wait upon the Lord and seek His direction and wisdom on the ministries and matters pertaining to the church, pray for God’s presence throughout the meeting and His Spirit may unite them as one in heart and mind in our Lord Jesus. Pray for God’s guidance and blessings to be upon brother Noel Lim, as he leads the meeting as LCEC chairman.

Saturday (Jan 14)Pray for the world, as several regions need to deal with harsh winter conditions. Pray for California in the US, which was recently hit by the severe winter storm that produced strong wind, heavy rain and snow, along with flooding and mudslides. Pray for God’s protection and comfort to be upon the people, providing secure shelter and daily necessities for those who have been affected. Pray for the safety of rescue and restoration efforts. Pray that by His mercy there will be no further danger and risks of rising tides, floods, mudslides and power outages.

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Notices: 7th – 8th Jan 2023

WORSHIP SERVICE SOPs

  • 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.

2nd OFFERING FOR JANUARY 2023

The 2nd Offering for the month of January goes towards Ripe Fields Ministry Building Fund. 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 https://www.klangwesley.com/give.


LIVE STREAMING DISCONTINUED

Please take note that the live streaming for Worship Services will be discontinued effective January 1, 2023. The weekend service will be uploaded to the church website by 9pm every Monday.


NEXT WEEKEND’S WORSHIP SERVICES

Date: January 14 & 15, 2023
Speaker: Rev Gaurri Maniam
Sermon Title: We are God’s Salt and Light
Scripture Text: Matthew 5: 13 – 16


PRAYER MEETING SCHEDULES

The following is the Schedule of the Prayer Meetings:

  • Tuesday @ 10am-12noon (Prayer Room)
  • Thursday @ 9-10pm (via Zoom)
    Zoom Meeting ID: 868 7905 5124
    Passcode : 763853
  • Saturday @ 6.30-8am (Prayer Room)

Please take note that there will be No Prayer Meetings on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Jan 21
  • Tuesday, Jan 24
  • Thursday, Jan 26

LCEC MEETING

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 1:00p.m.
Time: Room 2 & 3, 2nd Floor


PRAY FOR MALAYSIA – ONLINE PRAYER GATHERING

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Online link: https://pray.smced.org

Organised by The Methodist Church in Malaysia.


SUPER SENIORS CELL GROUP MEETING

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall


YOUTH BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

To begin on the last weekend of January 2023, the actual date is to be confirmed. Interested participants, please contact Mr Ernest Lin at 016-208 8691 or Ms Koa Vi Vian at 012-214 1545 to register.


ADULT BIBLE CLASS – PRAYER: AN ADVENTURE WITH GOD

The above Class will have 4 more sessions and it will resume on:

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Rooms 5, 2nd Floor
Facilitator: Rev Gaurri Maniam

All are welcome.


SALVATION – SAVED FOR GOOD?

Orgnised by TRAC:

Speaker: Bishop Dr Gordon Wong
             (Bishop of Methodist Church in Singapore)
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Venue: via ZOOM (after you have registered the link will be sent via e-mail one day before the event)

For further enquiries, please contact Rev Gaurri Maniam at 012-559-4537


MISSIONS FAITH PLEDGE 2023

The Missions Faith Pledge Form 2023 can be dropped into the BOX provided at the Foyer or you may submit it through the church website. Click on ‘Giving’, select Missions Faith Pledge 2023, fill-in your details and submit. Please submit your forms by February 1, 2023.


RAUB ORANG ASLI HOSTEL TUITION MINISTRY (HAKNOOK JENANG)

The Raub Hostel (Haknook Jenang) requires more volunteers for English/Maths/ History/ Science tutors. The tuition will be online and 1-2 hours weekly commitment. Those interested, please contact Ms Koa Vi Vian at 012 214 1545.


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.


TRAINING & EQUIPPING SURVEY

The Training & Equipping Team is conducting a survey and requires your input for planning training & equipping activities for our Church.
Please submit your reply in the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/3evuphhr


TITHES & OFFERING

You may give your tithes/offerings through online banking or an e-wallet. Please click https://www.klangwesley.com/give for more information.

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