Sunday, 2 February 2014 marked the third day of the Chinese New Year and a day of celebrations in the house of God! Festivities began as the worship team broke into exuberant worship and first up on the list was a light-hearted Hokkien piece — Jin Jia Ho or Truly Good. Worshippers swayed and clapped to the beat as they sang the words that testified of a blessed life in Christ Jesus.
To add to the festive vibe, our Worship and Visual Arts ministries servers combined Chinese painting with traditional dance and music. Throughout the performance, everyone was enthralled by the melodious, crystalline music from the gu zheng that sublimely complemented the mellow, wafting sound of the flute.
One of the highlights of the day, was the screening of New Creation Church’s first-ever short film, Home. “The story is very touching and the message really hit home,” shared Janine Tan, a churchgoer.
This thought-provoking film revolved around Martha, a homemaker who had lost sight of life’s true treasures in her busy preparation for Chinese New Year. As the story unfolded, people’s hearts were warmed as they were once again reminded of God’s precious gift of family.
Pastor Mark Ng also came on to deliver God’s rhema Word for the season with his trademark sense of humour, unveiling Jesus with lively anecdotes and analogies. Faith was raised as Pastor Mark declared that with Jesus, the bright and morning star, in their lives, believers are marked for a lifetime of blessings.
The two celebration services culminated in a special New Year blessing over the people.