Tis the season to celebrate! Once again, we gathered together for our Christmas celebrations services as one big New Creation Church family.
Throughout all our service venues, the festive cheer was palpable. Happy greetings of “Blessed Christmas!” were heard as people came for the services, while congregation members gamely took photos with their families and friends using specially designed Christmas-themed props. Those at The Star Performing Arts Centre and Marina Bay Sands Ballrooms were also treated to Christmas carols sung by the choir.
The services kicked off with a string of special performances that featured catchy Christmas tunes as well as two new original songs – “Let The Fire Burn” and “Love Magnificent” – from New Creation Worship about the Lord’s great love for us. The latter was available online as a free song download in the month of December.
One of the highlights of the service was a stunning operatic rendition of “O Holy Night” sung by a singer who was accompanied by a violinist as they were gently lowered from the ceiling on swings.
During praise and worship, the worship team led the congregation in Christmas hymns and songs, exalting the wondrous glories of our Lord Jesus. Pastor Lawrence Lim then led the congregation in the partaking of the Holy Communion and reminded the church of the true reason for season: Jesus.
In his sermon, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince preached on the redeeming blood of our Lord and Saviour, who came as a gift of God’s grace to pay for our sins. What a powerful reminder of how much we are loved by the Lord!
The service ended on a merry note with Pastor Prince leading the congregation in familiar Christmas songs likes “Come On Ring Those Bells” and “Feliz Navidad”.
At Rock Kidz, our children’s ministry, the little ones had a fun time learning about the birth of Jesus through a special sand art video and participating in Christmas-themed games and activities.
Over at our Chinese services held at Marina Bay Sands Ballrooms, a long queue had formed outside the venue even before services began as people arrived early with loved ones to celebrate Christmas. Inside and outside the ballrooms, Christmas-themed props were available for our Chinese-speaking congregation to pose for snapshots with their friends and family. They were encouraged by Pastor Mark Ng who shared a Christmas message on how God gave His Son Jesus for us that we might become His children and enjoy His blessings.
It was truly a time of celebration across all our services and venues today!