CMC English Bulletin – 26/9/2021

Sunday Service

Our Fellowship Groups

(CURRENTLY MEETING IN ZOOM. CONTACT GROUP LEADERS FOR CONNECTION DETAILS)

REEF Group (for high school students)Friday night 7:15pm
CORE Group (for university students and young workers)Wednesday night: 7:30pm
ECG (for adults and others)Wednesday fortnightly: 7:30pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

on In-Person Meetings after Lockdown

The policies adopted by CMC on combating COVID-19 follow the regulations and recommendations of the NSW government.

The government announced that the State will start to reopen once we reach the 70% people double vaccination target. For churches and places of worship, we can meet in person, subject to 1 person per 4sqm rule, with no singing. In transitioning from the lockdown, the NSW government has not made any clear rules for religious bodies and communities if everyone is not fully vaccinated. Under this uncertainty, the LCEC at CMC has decided the following arrangements after careful consideration:

  1. CMC welcomes everybody in the congregations to participate Sunday services and gatherings in-person at the conclusion of the lockdown. This welcome is extended to anyone regardless you are fully vaccinated.  Our intention has always been including all brothers and sisters in Christ. In His love we will accept and minister to each other in this spiritual journey;
  2. CMC endorses the State government’s recommendation of receiving the COVID vaccine. Unless you have sound medical reasons or special considerations, we encourage our congregations to get vaccinated as recommend by the government whose authority has been established by Christ. We believe the vaccine serves good both to ourselves and other people;
  3. When you come in to church for gathering, it is mandatory that you put on a face mask, observe social distancing and no singing;
  4. It is also mandatory for everyone to register your entrance by scanning the QR code. This will help the authority to track and communicate with people when necessary.

We will review the arrangement as the government provides more guidance.

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.
  1. Important reminder: Please refrain from parking in our neighbours’ private properties or blocking their driveways. Being a good neighbour to them is a witness of our love and concern to them as a Christian.
  2. Daylight Saving (begins at 3/10 2AM): Daylight saving is kicking in on the 3/10 (next Sunday.) Please remember to advance your watch / clock by 1 hour (eg 7AM -> 8AM) before you go to bed on 2/10.
  3. Baptism ceremony: If you have accepted Christ but not baptised yet, please register for this ceremony now so that we can include you in the baptism class.
  4. Photos for the 30th Anniversary Magazine: We would like to publish photos of our Sunday school in the magazine. If you have any concern of your children’s photos published this way, please contact sister Sun Wei immediately.
  5. Certificate in Christian Leadership & Ministry (4/10 – 8/11): Course – Christian Worship. Teacher – Rev Shirley Ling. Course Description – To look at Christian Worship from biblical, theological, and historical point of view. To explore spiritual formation in worship through the order of service and church calendar year. Classes – 6 days of each 2.5 hours. Dates – 4, 11, 18, 25/10, 1, 8/11. Register at https://forms.gle/RgySxgsBihPNsZB78.
  6. 2021 Annual General Meeting (17/10/2021 12:45PM): This year the AGM will be held online. Please join us in this important event to plan for the future of CMC
  7. 2021 CMC Mission Seminar (6/11/2021 7-9:00PM): This is the first seminar on missions our church holds. Please come along to this important seminar so that our hearts will be united across CMC to commit to this ministry commanded by our Lord. We are much blessed with our speaker Dr Jason Lim. Dr Lim currently is a scholar at Malaysia Bible Seminary (https://cd.mbs.org.my/seminary-organisation). He earned the Master of Theology (New Testament) at Westminster Theology Seminary, USA and the PhD (New Testament) at University of Sheffield, UK. His giftedness has been demonstrated in a long history of missionary work in Europe and Malaysia. He also authors a number of books and commentaries.

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

Responsive Reading: Psalm 110

Of David. A psalm.

The Lord says to my lord:

“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”

The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,
    “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing
    on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,
    your young men will come to you
    like dew from the morning’s womb.

The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
    and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way,
    and so he will lift his head high.

Sermon

Title: Living in COVID Uncertainty

Speaker: Ps Philip Ng

Bible Passage: Jas 4:13-16

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

Important Announcement: In-Person Meetings after Lockdown

通告:《救恩堂》实体聚会的安排

有关应对疫情的所有措施,务必以新南威尔士州政府的规定为大前提。】

至今新州政府还未针对“解封后”的“宗教场所/群体”之实际的运作情况作进一步的交代,经由执事会议讨论并议决,本教会在此情况底下所抱持的立场如下:

1、救恩堂诚邀所有肢体在“解封后”都一起回来参加实体的聚会(无论接种疫苗与否,一律欢迎),让我们继续连于主的爱中,彼此接纳、扶持,同奔天路。

2、救恩堂致力于响应政府疫苗接种的计划,鼓励肢体在没有其他合理的因素下(如健康考量)应当尽力配合并顺从在上掌权者,以达至利己利人的目的。

3、凡是参与救恩堂群体聚会的肢体,务必携带口罩,方得进入会场,并随时留意,保持适当的社交距离。

4、任何人都务必扫描“二维码”,以方便日后信息的追踪与跟进。

The policies adopted by CMC on combating COVID-19 follow the regulations and recommendations of the NSW government.

The government announced that the State will start to reopen once we reach the 70% people double vaccination target. For churches and places of worship, we can meet in person, subject to 1 person per 4sqm rule, with no singing. In transitioning from the lockdown, the NSW government has not made any clear rules for religious bodies and communities if everyone is not fully vaccinated. Under this uncertainty, the LCEC at CMC has decided the following arrangements after careful consideration:

  1. CMC welcomes everybody in the congregations to participate Sunday services and gatherings in-person at the conclusion of the lockdown. This welcome is extended to anyone regardless you are fully vaccinated.  Our intention has always been including all brothers and sisters in Christ. In His love we will accept and minister to each other in this spiritual journey;
  2. CMC endorses the State government’s recommendation of receiving the COVID vaccine. Unless you have sound medical reasons or special considerations, we encourage our congregations to get vaccinated as recommend by the government whose authority has been established by Christ. We believe the vaccine serves good both to ourselves and other people;
  3. When you come in to church for gathering, it is mandatory that you put on a face mask, observe social distancing and no singing;
  4. It is also mandatory for everyone to register your entrance by scanning the QR code. This will help the authority to track and communicate with people when necessary.

We will review the arrangement as the government provides more guidance.