10 Oct 2021
Dear family in Christ
Many countries in the world celebrate Children’s Day, a time we remember the worth, significance and dignity of children. In Singapore, it is celebrated on the first or second Friday of October when many happy children enjoy a school holiday, often having their parents bring them out for a special outing to fun places.
Children are God’s treasured creation and a great joy to all in God’s family. Our Lord Jesus Christ told his disciples, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16). Children are lovingly welcome in the kingdom of God because of God’s steadfast love and their child-like faith in God.
Let us pray unceasingly for the children in the many households of faith at St John’s Chapel. May God’s Word take root deeply in the hearts of the children and light their path in life’s journey. May they grow into God-fearing godly men and women of God who love Abba Father deeply, walk with Jesus closely and serve the Lord faithfully all the days of their life.
A special word of appreciation to all our teachers and helpers teaching God’s Word at our Children’s ministry. Thank you for your faithful labour, loving concern and whole-hearted commitment in communicating God’s Word and showering God’s love upon these precious lives.
Let us pray unwaveringly for the children to whom our church is reaching with the gospel through the various outreach ministries. May they experience the love and grace of God deeply in their hearts and come to salvation faith in Jesus Christ, and also their parents and families.
Heartfelt thanks to all the staff and church volunteers serving faithfully at the school chaplaincy, 64th BB, 31st GB, 52J BB, 52nd GB, 59J BB and 59th GB. Thanks be to God for your dedication, commitment, counsel, help and love for the children and youths under your care and guidance.
“(The Lord) established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.” Psalm 78:5-7