CMC English Bulletin – 1/8/2021

Sunday Service

Responsive Reading: Psalm 102

Hear my prayer, Lord;
    let my cry for help come to you.
Do not hide your face from me
    when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
    when I call, answer me quickly.

For my days vanish like smoke;
    my bones burn like glowing embers.
My heart is blighted and withered like grass;
    I forget to eat my food.
In my distress I groan aloud
    and am reduced to skin and bones.
I am like a desert owl,
    like an owl among the ruins.
I lie awake; I have become
    like a bird alone on a roof.
All day long my enemies taunt me;
    those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
For I eat ashes as my food
    and mingle my drink with tears
10 because of your great wrath,
    for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like the evening shadow;
    I wither away like grass.

12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;
    your renown endures through all generations.
13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
    for it is time to show favor to her;
    the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
    her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
    all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion
    and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
    he will not despise their plea.

18 Let this be written for a future generation,
    that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
19 “The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
    from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
    and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
    and his praise in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
    assemble to worship the Lord.

23 In the course of my life he broke my strength;
    he cut short my days.
24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on through all generations.
25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.
28 The children of your servants will live in your presence;
    their descendants will be established before you.”

Sermon

Title: Longing for God

Speaker: Rev Moussa

Bible Passage: Psalm 42

Announcements

  1. Warmly welcome any new comer who joins our service today. Please leave your contact with us so that we can keep you posted on ongoing and upcoming events. You are encouraged to join our virtual fellowship meeting after the service. Details will be given out in chat area.
  2. Mercy Methodist Church Building Purchase and Renovation: Praise God for the permanent and own building of MMC in Queensland. Now that they have completed the purchase of the building, they need further support for renovation. Please help generously in this important milestone of this MMC journey in serving God and the community. Donations can be sent to Account Name – Mercy Methodist Church, BSB 484 799, Account Number 609 503 161, Reference “Building Fund”. Contact sister Ik Ling for more details.
  3. Adult Sunday School in Chinese (Online) (25/7; 1, 8, 22/8 8:30-10:30PM):Theme: New Testament Introduction. Lecturer: Bishop Dr Albert Wong. These lectures will cover all books in the New Testament, their themes, outline, and characteristics. They will also cover the ways of applying the teachings in our ministries and services as a Christian. You can register at :https://forms.gle/nusYBUteWz79prCx9
  4. Seminar on Mission from CMCA Board of Mission (Online in Chinese) (7/8 10AM – 12:30PM) Theme: The new trends of missions in the 21st century. Registration at https://cmca.org.au/2021webinar
  5. 2021 Family Discipleship Seminar (10-12/9 Register NOW):What is God’s purpose for marriage?  What is God’s purpose for family?  Can every individual or family be a gospel-centred, Christ-centred, and God-glorifying person for God?  And how does that look like?  We will try to answer some of these questions … To find out the answers, please come and join this online seminar. Theme: God’s Kingdom Blessings: The Gospel and the Family. Speakers: Rev Dr Moses Tey and Cathy Tey. Registration details: http://cmcsydney.org.au/chin/index.php/2021/07/15/2021-family-discipleship-seminar/ Dr Moses is a much sought-after speaker on building up the Church of God. (https://d6malaysia.com/rev-moses-tey-cathy-yang/) “Moses Tey’s calling and passion is equipping church leaders through intensive biblical exploration of how God builds His church that spans from Genesis 1 to Revelations 22. The end result is a comprehensive framework of how God structures His church.”
  6. Mid-Autumn Festival Evangelistic Night (18/9 7-9PM): This will be a Chinese event celebrating the gospel during the mid-autumn festival. Programme includes snack, choir, short drama, choir singing, and of course gospel sharing (by Rev 邵海东). Please invite your family and friends to join. The prayer team led by brother Johnny Ma (马月) and sister 陈昱 will earnestly pray for them and the event.
  7. Church 30th Anniversary – Banquet (13/11) Place: St George League Club 龙景轩. Cost: Adult $60 Child (age 3-12) $30. Due to restrictions, we can only accommodate 200 people in the banquet. Please register early so that you won’t miss this fun and enjoyable milestone celebration of our church. Tickets will be available in August. Please pay in cash or cheque for the tickets.
  8. Search for the pastor for English service:Please continue to pray for God to bring in the pastor He calls for our English congregation.

EFT Details

ACCOUNT NAME:Carlton Methodist Church (NSW) Inc
BSB:012-341
ACCOUNT NO:475290574
Note:Please indicate details of your donations and how you would like to be identified on the notice board

2021 Family Discipleship Seminar

2021家庭门训讲座 Family Discipleship Seminar

中文:8月13-15日 英语:9月10-12日
13-15 August (Chinese) & 10-12 September (English)
网上注册 Online Registration:  https://cmca.org.au/familydiscipleship

上帝对于婚姻的目的是什么?而上帝对于家庭又有何用意呢?我们是否能以个人或家庭的形式活出以福音及基督为中心的生活,在生命中荣耀神呢?而这又是怎么样的生活呢?我们将会为你解答这些问题。

What is God’s purpose for marriage?  What is God’s purpose for family?  Can every individual or family be a gospel-centred, Christ-centred, and God-glorifying person for God?  And how does that look like?  We will try to answer some of these questions …

神的祝福:福音与家庭  God’s Kingdom Blessings:  The Gospel and the Family

讲员:郑摩西牧师博士 (与郑师母)
Theme Talks Speaker:  Rev. Dr Moses Tey (and Cathy Tey)

日期和时间:墨尔本时间(AEST, UTC/GMT +10 hrs)
Date and Time: Based on Melbourne time (AEST, UTC/GMT +10 hrs)

中文讲座

第一讲  星期五 8月13日 8.30-10pm
第二讲  星期六 8月14日 11am- 12.30pm
第三讲  星期六 8月14日 8.30-10pm
第四讲  星期日 8月15日 8.30-10pm
*第一讲 – 哥前十五 1-5 – 福音为上帝国度的首要
*第二讲 – 创二 – 家庭为上帝国度的核心
*第三讲 – 路二 – 下一代信仰的关键
*第四讲 – 申六 – 家庭门训为最大诫命的核心

讲员介绍:

郑摩西牧师很深入地由创世记第一章至启示录第二十二章探讨上帝如何建造他的教会,并提供一个上帝如何以家庭为核心建立教会的架构。这阐明了当今教会所面对的挑战,包括领袖栽培、维持婚姻、栽培下一代,以及教会活动的激增。郑牧师团队的事工遍布于中国(250万人次的现场参与)、美国与东南亚。持有电子工程学位的郑牧师也同时拥有道学硕士、神学硕士,以及传播博士学位。他和他的妻子Cathy 目前在美国南浸信会神学院攻读博士学位。他们结婚27年,育有两名爱主的儿子。

– 讲座负责人: 林文光牧师, 陈芳恩牧师, 年议会基督教教育部
– IT, Zoom 及 YouTube 与报名等– Dennis Wong
– 若想知道更多详情及报名等,请扫QR码或联络您的主理牧师

English Seminar

Session 1   Friday 10 September, 8:30-10:00 pm
Session 2  Saturday 11 September, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Session 3  Saturday 11 September, 8:30-10:00 pm
Session 4  Sunday 12 September, 8:30-10:00 pm
*Session 1 Topic 1 – 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 – Gospel of First Importance
*Session 2 Topic 2 – Genesis 1 – The Family at the Heart of God’s Kingdom
*Session 3 Topic 3 – Luke 2 – A Key for Next Generation’s Faithfulness
*Session 4 Topic 4 – Deuteronomy 6 – Family Discipleship at the Heart of God’s Great Commandment

Speaker Introduction:

Moses’ intensive biblical exploration of how God builds His church spans from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.  At the heart of this comprehensive framework is the family of God.  This framework addresses many challenges churches face, including developing authentic leaders, marriages, children as they become adults, and the explosion of church programs.  Moses’ team serves in China (2.5 million live attendance), USA, and part of SE Asia.  Upon graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree, Moses pursued a M.Div at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, ThM at Asbury Theological Seminary, PhD of Communications at the University of Kentucky.  He and his wife, Cathy, are currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Church and Family.  They have been married 27 years with two adult sons who love the Lord.

-Event Coordinator – Rev. Gloria Ling, Rev. Michael Ting, Board of Christian Education, CMCA
-IT, Zoom and YouTube (and registration) etc. – Dennis Wong
-For more information and registration, please scan the QR code or contact your local church pastor in-charge.

Certification Guide for Church Leaders and Volunteers

OUR BELIEF

CMC believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

CERTIFICATION NEEDED

This GUIDE provides a quick reference to the certifications needed for each ministry at CMC. It applies to all staff, including senior leadership, manager, coordinators, paid staff, volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of CMC.

Each person-in-charge of their ministries should make sure their team members acquire the relevant certification before commencing their service.

This is essential to ensure our church is compliant with various legislations for child protection in Australia.

Ministry AreaSafe Church Awareness Training Certificate *Working With Children Check **Remarks
General LCEC MinistriesRequired  
Sunday SchoolRequiredRequired 
REEF groupRequiredRequired 
Mainly MusicRequiredRequired 
    

* Class-room workshops and online training classes are available at https://www.ncca.org.au/scp/scp-upcoming-events

https://courses.safeministry.training/

Valid for 3 years

** Application for WCC can be obtained from Service NSW https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check. Valid for 5 years

Theological Education Sunday 神學主日 2021

神學教育助學金部

Board of Theological Education Scholarship Fund (BoTESF)

Budget

Our Budget 2021 我們的2021預算 $45,000.00

Previous Collections

Our previous collections 我們過去收到的奉獻

2019 – $16,174.82

2020 – $21,392.00

Support

Please continue to support us financially post Theological Sunday

(please specify BoTESF in all transaction)

請在神學主日之後依然在經濟上支持我們 (轉帳時請註明神學教育助學金部BoTESF)

Account Name:

Chinese Methodist Church in Australia Inc

BSB:

013-225

Account:

268138975

Prayer Support 代禱

Please pray for our ministry, Pray also for our Theological students, teachers, & co-workers

Please pray for the board development of 10 years vision and target for CMCA

Please pray for yourself, that you will take up Theological studies to equip yourself for God’s Kingdom sake

請為我們的事工代禱, 更為我們的神學生, 老師, 以及同工代禱

請為本部的十年異像和目標的設定工作來代禱.

請為您自己代禱以使你願意進修神學課程來為上帝國度的緣故裝備自己.