Sunday, 22 December 2013, called for double celebrations as about 38,000 people celebrated Christmas at our various service venues. This day also marked the first anniversary of our move into The Star Performing Arts Centre (The Star PAC).
As the theatre curtains drew open, everyone was transported into the heavenly realm where they listened in on a discussion among the heavenly hosts.
"Mary accepted her mission to give birth to the Messiah...checked."
"Joseph took Mary as his bride...checked."
The list went on as Archangel Michael led the angels in one final round of checks on every detail surrounding the Messiah's birth.
As the angelic hosts grew excited over the impending earth-breaking event, a burning question arose: Where would the King of kings be born?
The story ended with a twist as all heavens watched in disbelief that the darling of heaven would choose to be born in a lowly manger.
At this point, worship leader, Adeline Gan, took centre stage singing the piece, You Laid Aside Your Majesty, bringing to remembrance Jesus' humble beginnings that made God accessible to all mankind.
Tying in with the theme, Majesty In A Manger, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince shared in his Christmas message the significance of the Lord's name, Immanuel, which means "God with us". Pastor Prince further ensured the congregation that with God on their side, they can reign in life.
The festive mood lifted a few notches when Pastor Prince and the worship team broke into Christmas carols and the congregation joined in. These celebratory scenes repeated themselves throughout the day during our four English services at The Star PAC, Marina Bay Sands and our three cinema venues at GV Marina, GV Grand and Cathay Cineplex Causeway Point. Our Chinese Ministry, The Zone and Rock Kidz were part of the celebrations too with Christmas-themed mascots, performances and carols.
To celebrate Singapore’s 48th birthday, our Worship team presented an original song item titled, We Are One, as a tribute to our nation on Sunday, 4 August 2013. Watch this video and join us as a church family as we thank God for Singapore and proclaim His continued prosperity and peace upon our beloved nation!
To celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, 16 June 2013, fathers in our church were treated to an original song item, Dad’s Anthem, composed by our very own Worship team. Peppered with humour, this inspiring performance by three daddies from our Visual Arts Ministry pays tribute to all the daddies in the house.
Get ready to be tickled by the hilarious performance in this video and be blessed by the special prayer Pastor Prince prayed over all the fathers at the end of our church services!
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
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Sunday, 23 December 2012. A day for double celebration as our church celebrated both Christmas as well as the start of English services at our new and highly anticipated service venue: The Star Performing Arts Centre!
The awesome Christmas programme, aptly themed The Star Is Born, featured a powerful opening video accompanied by flashing lasers and a majestic classical orchestra, heart-warming performances, nativity narratives and a special item by the 20-strong children’s choir.
Yet even with the dazzling lights and sounds on stage, there was no doubt that the spotlight was on Jesus, the true Star of the show. Led by the worship team, everyone present enthusiastically sang Christmas carols and songs celebrating His birth.
Pastor Prince, in his Christmas message, said that all the congregation members present were like the wise men from the East who had come to worship Jesus!
These festive and celebratory scenes replayed themselves throughout the day as our congregation members enjoyed the four English services at The Star as well as at our other service venues at Marina Bay Sands, Rock Auditorium and GV Marina.