A spirit of joyous festivity filled the air at our service venues at The Star Performing Arts Centre, Marina Bay Sands Ballrooms and GV Marina on the first day of Chinese New Year on Sunday, 10 February 2013. Two special English services were available that morning and the celebratory programme opened with dynamic praise and worship, a blessed time of Holy Communion, followed by a video parody of a Wu Xia (martial arts genre) film and exuberant stage performances. Many congregation members also donned bright festive colours to mark the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
In that atmosphere of fun and laughter, Pastor Mark Ng, a pastor in our Chinese Ministry, delivered a revelatory message which highlighted five biblical blessings — long life, prosperity, peace, a generous heart and good outcomes — the children of God can expect because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Expounding on the importance of right believing and the power of the spoken Word, Pastor Mark enthralled the congregation with his humorous, yet heartfelt sharing of biblical truths and personal anecdotes.
The service ended with a powerful time of prayer as Pastor Mark declared the Lord’s blessings over the congregation using Chinese New Year idioms.
Wishing everyone a blessed Chinese New Year!
Celebrating as a family at The Star
Special gu zheng
Pastor Mark making an entrance in a rickshaw
Pastor Mark expounding on our blessed position in Christ