Volume. XXXiii, No. 53
Sunday, 30 June 2019


Anniversary Congratulations & Greetings (Part 3)


Rev Ki and the Session
Hope BPC,
Greetings in His Blessed Name.

For thirty-three blessed years, Hope B-P Church has been firmly anchored on the solid foundation of Christ. He is the life of the Church. For such a faithful Church, it is not any wonder that you have the glorious assurance “... the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Evangel Bible-Presbyterian Church Malaysia rejoices with you on such a happy occasion. While our Lord doth tarry, we encourage the valiant brethren of Hope BPC to be faithful and to ‘... spend and be spent for Him...’ We are confident of this one thing that your labour of love is not in vain, in the Lord.

Soli Deo Gloria

Your fellow co-Labourer in Christ,

Rev YC Lim on behalf of Evangel Bible-Presbyterian Church

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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Congratulations and God's richest blessings on your 33rd Anniversary! May the Lord continue to bless the Sessions and members of Hope BPC as you faithfully serve Him. May you continue to stand fast for His Glory (2 Thess 2:15, Phil 1:3, 1 Cor 15:58)

God bless.

Bro David Chua, PJ, Malaysia

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Dear Ps Ki, Elder Michael, Session and all Hopefuls,

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! 

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” (Philippians 1:3) I am always grateful to God for my two-year stay in Adelaide and how He had brought me to Hope BPC. I thank God for the spiritual guidance and mentorship that I received from pastors and elders, and the sweet fellowship with the Hopefuls. I also thank God for Ps Ki and the Session for helping out Evangel BPC (KL) in our humble beginning.

I praise God for His great work and congratulate Hope BPC on your 33rd Anniversary. It is my prayer to God that each and every Hopeful will make effort to discipline for the purpose of godly living as per your church theme this year, and “…that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1: 4-6) Amen.

Sis Yu Yuet Teng, PJ, Malaysia

(I was part of yours in 1995-1996 😊)

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Our warmest greetings to Hope B-P Church on your 33rd anniversary. Thank God for providing me a good place of worship and fellowship in Hope BP Church during my studies in Adelaide. May the grace of God sustain, preserve and bless her for the glory of God and the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

God bless in Christ,
Bro Jeremy Teo, Kuching, Malaysia

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From Bro Jose MANGCO

To Pastor Ki, The Church Sessions and Brethren's of Hope B-P Church.

My family and I would like to send our warmest greetings and congratulations to you all on your 33rd Church Anniversary. What a joy as we celebrate with you this blessed occasion. Truly the Lord has enabled you all to see once again this year. May His love dwell with you all richly as you begin another milestone in spreading the gospel for the furtherance of His kingdom. 

Ephesians 3: 20-21 says, " Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

My family and I would like to thank you for your continued prayer and financial support.

Once again, a Blessed 33rd year Anniversary. 

With love in Christ,

Jose, Marites, Loraine and Angelo
Cebu Philippines

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

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Dear Hope Church,

Greetings from Singapore in the name of Christ our Lord who says, “...lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

It is with great joy that I am greeting you as you commemorate the 33rd Anniversary of Hope Church. 

I was a young student when I heard of the birth of Hope Church 33 years ago. It never occurred to me that I would be closely associated with you years later.

As I looked back, I marvelled at how God was preparing a church for my son years before he was even born and likewise, for many other overseas students in Adelaide. I am most grateful that my son is now part of a church that is alive and zealous for Christ’s crown and covenant. I am always rejuvenated whenever I visited you. God has indeed blessed you with a team of godly Church Officers.

On this happy occasion, on behalf of our Church Officers and people, I wish you a very blessed 33rd Anniversary. May our Lord continue to bless your ministry and congregation. May Christ be greatly exalted in Adelaide through your labour of love.

Rev Willy Ng
Criswell Tabernacle Singapore

Blessed 33rd Anniversary Hope BP Church. 

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Dearly beloved brethren at Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church, Adelaide.

Solomon writes that “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. [Ecc. 3:1] Thirty-three years is a significant milestone to reflect on the past, to rejoice in the present and to refocus on the future.  Whenever we look back to reflect on the work for the Lord, whether 3 years or for that matter even 33 years, our hearts are filled with thanksgiving to the Lord.

In the pioneering years of the church Michael Lee, Ngie Joo Gong, Joseph Selvanayagam, Tony and Sally Law together with the Paauwes had served tirelessly and sacrificially for the cause of Christ and the gospel. While they may not have looked for and received any reward from man for serving, I pray that the Lord Himself would be their reward. Surely, there is no greater satisfaction can they have than to know that the fruits of their labour have been a blessing to many, not only within Hope BPC but even beyond Adelaide.  Now may I commend Rev. Edward Paauwe for his vision, purpose which led him to the founding of Hope Church. Although he is now a retired minister, he does not cease serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the midst of uncertainty the Lord has raised up young people of His choice to serve in the church session with your Pastor, Rev. Timothy Okman Ki who had been instrumental in finding the present church building at 16 Bedford Square, Colonel Light Gardens SA for the growing congregation.

Shall we echo the words of 1 Samuel 7:12 “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us” .

Rev. Peter Chua.
Senior Pastor, Sharon Bible-Presbyterian Church   

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More Lively Hope

 

Announcements

  • Welcome to our pulpit: Bro Kenneth Cheong.
  • Sunday School Movie Night: An opportunity for parents to have some child- free time during the holidays. For more details, please see Dn John or Sis Josephine Wong.
  • Special thanks to Sister Sally Teng, Bro Zach Liang, all musicians & Church Choir who performed at All Hallows’ Mews Anglicare last Lord’s Day.
  • All committee, fellowship & ministry group leaders: please prepare annual reports at the end of the current financial year & then submit to Dn Kevin Low by early July.
  • Annual Congregation Meeting: All members are expected to attend. If unable to attend, please arrange a proxy with Dn Kevin Low.
  • Please observe all parking signs when parking your vehicles. Please DO NOT block our neighbours’ driveways, and do not park on the streets north & west of church (Bedford Square).
  • Lunch Duty: This week: Neighbourhood Bible Study groups. Next week: AFG.  

 

Praise & Thanksgiving

  • Visitors & church activities in the past week.
  • God’s provision for pulpit speakers.
  • Journey mercies: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki (S’pore/Batam); & others who have travelled.

 

Prayer

  • Healing: Pastor Ki; Rev George van Buuren; Rev Edward & Mrs Lehia Paauwe; Rev Pong Sen Yiew (S’pore); Grandpa Ki (S’pore); and others in affliction.
  • Missions Ministry in Batam: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki.
  • Missions: Rev David Koo (Sihanoukville).
  • Ebenezer BPC (Melb) – Session & members.
  • Wellspring Bible Church (WBC) in Glen Waverley, Melbourne.
  • Journey mercies: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki; & others who are travelling.

 

 

 

 

 

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