In the glorious Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and on behalf of the Session of Sembawang-Moriah B-P Churches, it’s my privilege to invite you, whether you are worshipping with us here in the Moriah sanctuary today, or whether you are worshipping the same merciful God in the sanctuary in Sembawang, to join us in thanksgiving on this special Lord’s Day.
The special day, of course, is the church at Moriah celebrating her nineteenth anniversary. She is doing so with a baptism and thanksgiving service.
I recall with fondness when Sembawang branched out to found Moriah in Simei, we were a church with about 50-60 communicant members; and with regular worshippers, we numbered no more than about 90 worshippers on each Lord’s Day. We can truly thank God when we look at where we are today!
While we are deeply grateful for all that God had done for us in the past, our prayer remains for God, by His grace, to continue to bless and guide us toward the future – a future that may see our witness grow stronger and more fervent as we continue to proclaim the excellencies of our Redeemer God who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
With abiding joy, I remember some words of scripture that befit an occasion like this:
It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD, and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever," the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, (2 Chronicles 5:13)
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
Rev. Robert Chew