As 2014, themed the year of greater glory for our church, came to a close, our church came together to give thanks to the Lord for all that He has done for us and through us.
Our Thanksgiving Sunday services on 28 December 2014 opened with an item featuring a beautiful medley of songs. Familiar favourites such as Great Is Thy Faithfulness and How Great Is Our God reminded our congregation that God is forever faithful and sovereign in their lives. This led to an uplifting time of praise and worship in God’s presence.
A video review followed after the Holy Communion, bringing a flood of fond memories as we remembered how God has blessed us throughout the year.
Among the highlights was the memorable dance by our Visual Arts dancers who took to LED light suits on Vision Sunday 2014, the powerful Resurrection Sunday animation of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, our Youth Day and National Day celebrations, the special Trinity Broadcasting Network recording service, and our very first Gift Of Love 2014 project where our members went in droves to buy and deliver essential items to the less privileged families. And who could forget the hilarious performances put up by our pastors for Senior Pastor Joseph Prince’s birthday!
One event stood out among the many great things God has done for the church. It was the word He gave to Pastor Prince on the first Sunday of the year when he declared that 2014 would to be a year of gross darkness for the world while the church would shine forth the glory of God in greater measure. (Isaiah 60:1-5)
As Pastor Prince took to the pulpit, he imparted a fresh revelation on these very verses, teaching that God’s radiance would be reflected on His people when they look to Jesus as their salvation.
After the sermon, as is an annual tradition for our church, Pastor Prince led the congregation in presenting their three prayer requests to the Lord. The service then ended with the congregation looking forward to the following week expecting a fresh direction from the Lord for 2015.