Congregation

Every Sunday at
10:30 a.m. currently suspended
Ibis Singapore Bencoolen
Jasmine Room
170 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189657
(Please note that entrance to Jasmine Room is through a separate door outside the hotel lobby)
MRT: Blue Line (Downtown Line) – Rochor Station (DT13), Exit A

These are unusual times: sometimes we have divine service, sometimes we do not; sometimes we celebrate Holy Communion, sometimes we do not celebrate it. This raises questions, in fact, so many that I cannot even answer them all.

One of these questions is: Is Holy Communion no longer as important as it used to be? My answer is clear: Holy Communion is still as important as it used to be! It is a sacrament of Christ’s church and thus a divine gift of grace for us human beings. Continue reading

 

It is the same everywhere, only different,” Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler once said many years ago. Life and faith differ greatly in the congregations around the world, yet there is so much we have in common. community presents some of these commonalities in its latest issue, 03/2021.

 

The same faith: focus on Jesus Christ

“As Christians we have many reasons to offer and sacrifice to God,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said recently. The possibilities vary, but “what counts is the heart” the Chief Apostle says. This issue of community publishes the Chief Apostle’s full sermon on giving to God and features additional services conducted by him.

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The ordination of women—this was the other big item on the agenda of the most recent District Apostle Meeting. What resolutions have already been passed? Which decisions remain to be made? The Chief Apostle answers these questions in the second part of our 2021 annual interview.
 

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, how are the discussions going with respect to the subject of women in ministry? People are always inquiring about this. How do you answer them?

In our deliberations on this vast and multifaceted topic, we allow ourselves to be guided by four fundamental questions: “What does God say?” and “What does the Bible say?” Once we know the answers to these questions we ask: “What does our Church say?” and “What is the situation in the individual countries?” Only once we have found reasonable answers to all of these questions will we know what decision we are able to make. This is how we have always communicated the process to date.

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