Joint Christmas Service in Kuching on Tuesday Night

By : NewsDesk
Date Posted : Sunday 18-Dec-2016

KUCHING: A Joint Christmas Service will take place at the Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre (ACS Building, near to Maybank shophouse) at Jalan Stampin here this Tuesday at 7.30pm.

The event is organised by the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS).
The members of Association of Churches in Sarawak consist of the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Methodist Church SCAC, Methodist Church SIAC, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, BEM (SIB) Church, The Salvation Army and Sarawak Baptist Church.  

The Joint Christmas Service is an annual event organised by ACS and  hosted by the ACS member church in rotation.  This year, the  service will be hosted by Methodist Church SCAC.

The theme of this year’s ACS Joint Christmas Service is “For God So Loved The World”.

The service will emphasise on the love of God and the response of mankind.  The opening of the service will be a hand bell musical presentation by Sungai Maong Methodist Church.  There will be a very colourful opening dance presented by the children and adults of Ching Kwong Methodist Church.  

The representatives from the ACS members will take turn to recite the scriptures and prayers in different languages, such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, Iban and Biatah.

The sermon “For God So Loved The World” will be shared by the President of Methodist Church SCAC, Rev Dato Su Chii Ann.  

The combined choir with more than 50 members from all member churches of ACS will be presenting Christmas medley songs, namely, “Carols of Worship”.
The Kuching Youth Chorale (Youth Choir of Methodist SCAC) will also sing a very touching song “We are the Reason” at the service.

 Offerings will be collected during the service in support of ACS.  The service will be conducted mainly in English with translations in Chinese.  All are welcome to celebrate Christmas altogether in this very special Joint Christmas Service in Kuching.

All Christian members of the State Assembly and Federal Government, Heads of Department have also been invited to attend.  

As usual, invitations have been extended to friends of the Interfaith like Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Bahai.

Elder Ambrose Linang, Secretary General of ACS, urges all Christians to join  the Christmas Service to symbolise unity in our Lord.  

“This is crucial time for Christians to come together in fellowship and to praise God in unity at this annual joyous occasion to enrich one’s spiritual power through prayers and songs.  

“Also, it is a time to pray for our beloved Sarawak and Malaysia and for the spirit of goodwill to reclaim centre stage among all races of different beliefs and cultures.

“Let us not allow racial polarization and religious extremism to destroy the fabric of our society which has been the main engine that prospered Malaysia.
“Let us look beyond race, religious and culture barriers and come together as Sarawakians or Malaysians. We can make it happen,” he added.   

For further information,  contact William (019-8164385) or Lawrence (016-8880813).

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