With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, our church came together to celebrate the occasion as one family in Christ.
The English services opened with resounding praise and worship to the Lord in both English and Mandarin. This was accompanied by an acoustic guitar ensemble and a guzheng (a Chinese zither) that brought a special East-meets-West flavour to the praise and worship.
Adding to the Chinese New Year cheer was a medley of performances in Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese. The variety show-style medley featured rousing Chinese drums, a heartfelt song that speaks of the Father's love, and a familiar Chinese New Year tune. Rounding off the performances was a music video of the Mandarin song “Sacrifice”, an original New Creation Worship composition.
Then, true to tradition, Pastor Mark Ng from our Chinese Ministry took to the stage and delivered an uplifting message on the key to effortless transformation. He exhorted the congregation to call upon the name of Jesus in times of need and to always be conscious of Christ and His finished work. How wonderful it was to usher in the Chinese New Year with our eyes on the Lord!