25 Apr 2021
Dear church family
We thank the Lord for his help and guidance for our church AGM process this year as we culminate proceedings at the virtual AGM this Sunday 25 April at 3.00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Zoom details can be obtained from the respective cell leaders.
A word of thanks to electoral roll members who have submitted your proxy voting form and to all the participants at the pre-AGM Town Hall discussion meeting last Sunday. I encourage all church members to take time to read the vicar’s report and also all the ministry reports. May it encourage your heart to see the Lord’s gracious leading at St John’s Chapel in ministry and missions.
Praise God for every provision of finances for year 2020 for manpower, ministry and mission. I have been encouraged by your obedience to God in returning your tithe to Him and by your generous freewill giving to the Lord, and also your sacrificial giving. Value your prayers for PCC and myself to continue being good stewards of the funds for the work of God’s eternal kingdom.
I am thankful for our committed and united staff team. They have served tirelessly and faithfully, especially during this past year with many Covid-19 challenges. They have served with joy and purpose, even in the midst of difficult trials, health concerns and family issues. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting many jobs and the Singapore economy, the whole staff team (clergy, deaconess, missionaries, pastoral staff and admin staff) had a salary freeze wef 1 January for the year 2021.
Let us continue looking to God for his gracious sovereign hand as we journey in discipleship and serve God’s purposes together. Let us be God’s living church in these Last Days for the glory of God. As we see the gracious salvation plan in the missional heart of God, may we be a missional church of Spirit-filled committed disciples of Jesus Christ, always ready to take the gospel to the nations and eagerly awaiting the Return of the King, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.