Friday, October 22, 2010
Wesley MAF's 20th Anniversary Thanksgiving Night
MAF of Wesley Methodist Church celebrated its 20th anniversary this evening at 7:30pm in the sanctuary. More than 200 turned out for the anniversary service to partake of the joy in giving thanks to God.
The thanksgiving service was solemn and heartwarming. From the call to service to the benediction, the whole programme was smoothrunning to my appreciation. The Holy Spirit had got to be at work too guide the service through.
Rev. Tie King Tai was invited to be the speaker of the evening.
Quoting Romans 12:2, Rev. Tie provoked the celebrants into reflecting upon whether they are godly or worldly as adult christians. In his usual thoughtprovoking manner, he put it to the congregation: Have you passed your SPM test?
SPM is the acronym for sex, power and money. In short, what Rev. Tie asked was whether we have stood to the temptation of sex, power and money, and lived out our lives like Jesus Christ.
On sex, Rev. Tie challenged the adult fellowshippers to bear good testimony in marriage life.
On power, Rev. Tie reminded the congregation not to succumb to the greed and hunger for power in our church for fear that we might fall into the setup of Santan.
On money, the Methodist teachings on "earn all you can" and "save all you can" have been well received. But are we practising the third teaching "give all you can"?
Rev. Tie's sermon was well blended with his good sense of humour. His preaching has been known to keep congregation eye-opened and floor quiet to hear a pin drop.
Brother Wong Kwong Toh, the founder chairman of the MAF gave a recount of the formation of the fellowship twenty years ago.
This was then followed by all the past pastors, advisers and chairmen being invited to the stage to receive a gift as a token of appreciation.
After a duet (truly nice!) and a song-dance item (honestly a wonderful presentation!), the chairlady of Wesley MAF Shirley went on stage to give words of thanks.
Thereafter, DS Rev. Wong Koi Fo gave a benediction before the adjournment to a supper reception outside the hall.
It was a wonderful traditional Chinese vermicelli soup with hard-boiled egg plus some other goodies to whet our appetite. Set in long table style, the reception was well thought out to facilitate interaction.
My thumb up to the teamwork of Wesley MAF. Shirley (your leadership), Yong (your MC skill) and all the other Wesley adult fellowshippers, please keep up your good service to God!