• Bible Reading Plan - July

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 25/26 July :  “Back to the basics” – the Anglican rite of Confirmation

    Looking forward to the joyous day when Bp John Tan lays hands on those to be confirmed. May God add to His church Holy Spirit filled disciples for His glory here in St. James’.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 11/12 July

    The past 2 weeks had zoomed by like a whirlwind; a meaningful farewell service for Terry where 700 plus attended.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 28 June

    It is our prayer that every parish and church in Singapore will discover their sense of place and purpose in this city.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 13/14 June

    Lastly, pray for those 24 preparing for baptism on 12th July; a new beginning for them in calling SJC their home!

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - June

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
     
  • Why I need Revival…

    We are called to plant by faith a revival of Word and sacrament; infused by the Holy Spirit.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 23/24 May

    As the Leaders Conference draws near, if some of you are still undecided, decide to be there. For those already coming, prepare your hearts.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 16/17 May

    “Father make us one; Jesus make us one; Holy Spirit make us one!” This was the heartfelt prayer and declaration Father Raniero Catalamessa led after a pregnant silence of 5 minutes during the Alpha Leadership Conference 2015.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 2/3 May

    There are many other lessons from SaRang that the pastoral team, staff and I will be discussing and praying over in the coming months.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - May

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 25/26 April

    Attending seminars like this is not about trying to copy yet another programme. It is about us pastors seeking God for His will and obeying Him in our own vineyard.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 18/19 April

    If we are to continue to grow without burning or hollowing out, we need to go beyond superficial symbols and “KPIs” of success and treasure what makes a church a church. That will be my prayer for SJC and may you continue to thrive as a Christian community till He comes again.

     
     
    JYM Banchang Trip 2015

    “Our team of 10 youths led by Pastor Henry went for a mission trip to Thailand from the 24th to 31st March.”

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - April

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
     
  • Vicar writes 28/29 March 2015

    This week, we bade farewell to a wonderful man, husband, national leader. Statesman, father and politician

     
     
    Pastor, it must have been very difficult….

    “Pastor, how do you keep a few hundred people of a different race, background, theological persuasion, personalities, past experiences serving and worshipping in unity together?”

     
     
    “Will you miss us, Pastor?”

    One question was spot on and made me reflect deeply, “Pastor, will you miss us?”

     
     
     
  • Why we worship passionately

    I hope to use this space in the next few months to share more deeply about the life in SJC and what I sense has worked well for SJC.

     
     
    Vicar writes – 28 February / 1 March

    Since I became a Christian at the age of 13, I have learned and grown in the faith through reading good Christian books.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - March

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
     
  • Bible Reading Plan - Febuary

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
    Appreciating the faithful ministry of Pastor Simon Chan

    Indeed, our brother has been a faithful servant and we want him to know that he has left behind a legacy through his work building up SES.  The foundation he has left behind will no doubt be built upon in generations to come.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - January

    The following Bible reading plan is designed to take you through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.

     
     
     
  • Christmas Events: Behind the Scenes

    The planning for the various events is coming along well. On Christmas Day, we are expecting an exciting Christmas Celebration Service.

     
     
    SJC @ The Holy Land

    The memories of the places we saw, the roads we trod on and steps and hills we climbed will stay with me for years to come.

     
     
    Devotional Readings for Dec 2014

    Bishop Rennis is encouraging all Anglican members to do their daily devotion based on selected Bible Readings from the lectionary for 2014. We will be compiling the monthly readings for your reference.

     
     
     
  • Vicar Writes – 30th Nov ‘14: Welcoming Mike Pilavachi back

    Mike is not just a guest speaker. Over the years, he has become a good friend to me, Jennifer and SJC. Though a sought after international conference speaker, he has endeared himself to us as a down to earth person and humble minister with a servant heart.

     
     
    Introducing the MilkXHoney Café

    Some of you will have noticed that the MilkXHoney Cafe has started. Step into it and you will sense that this room, which have been left as a lounge for 3 years, has taken on an entirely different feel…

     
     
    Vicar Writes – 23rd Nov ‘14: Loving God with ALL…

    It is never too late to do something about this. Let’s encourage each other to pursue the things of God and to love Him, as we so boldly declare in our liturgy, with ALL. Get growing and stop wasting your life away.

     
     
     
  • Vicar writes 15/16 November

    Why “Give Him A Hundred” FORVER? Simply because the Gospel has not yet reached all the nations and we need to continue to be God’s agent for change as we “Pray, Give, Send and Go!”

     
     
    Give Him a Hundred forever

    Have you ever wondered what happens after Missions Month?

     
     
    Devotional Readings for Nov 2014

    Bishop Rennis is encouraging all Anglican members to do their daily devotion based on selected Bible Readings from the lectionary for 2014. We will be compiling the monthly readings for your reference.

     
     
     
  • Two new Assistant Bishops appointed

    On the evening of 25 October 2014, Dean Kuan Kim Seng and Archdeacon Low Jee King, were consecrated as Assistant Bishops, at St Andrew’s Cathedral.

     
     
    Thank you for being part of Missions Month!

    Thank you church, for having the courage to step up and out to be a Missional Church! You are truly a village that cares!

     
     
    Come be with Me and Serve

    We invite you, St James’ brothers and sisters, to step into Jesus’ call for serving Christian convicts and ex-convicts.

     
     
     
  • A letter from Mikayla Yap in Lat Krabang, Thailand.

    My name is Mikayla Yap and I just turned 2 years old. I was born in Thailand because my papa and mama are missionaries here. Let me introduce you to my papa and mama whom I love very, very much

     
     
    Vicar writes: Our ministry visit to Lat Krabang, Bangkok

    I had a fruitful time participating in the annual Anglican Church in Thailand (ACTS) Leaders Retreat at Lat Krabang, Bangkok (2-4 Oct).

     
     
    Being a Missonal Church

    Rev Yee Ching Wah is an Honorary Priest at St James’ Church.  He is also the Associate Director of Missions of the Diocese of Singapore and the Dean of Thailand.  He and his family served as missionaries to Thailand from 1997 for 14 years in Nakorn Ratchasima and Bangkok.

     
     
     
  • Vicar writes 4/5 October 2014

    Last weekend, we experienced another wonderful Alpha Weekend Away at Changi Cove.

     
     
    Devotional Readings for Oct 2014

    Bishop Rennis is encouraging all Anglican members to do their daily devotion based on selected Bible Readings from the lectionary for 2014. We will be compiling the monthly readings for your reference.

     
     
    My Mission involved a Mountain and a Camera

    Kristen Kiong 25, is a multi-gifted young lady who is currently completing her studies in Speech and Language Pathology. She loves creating things with her hands and has an amazing eye behind the lens.

     
     
     
  • ALPHA is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith

    “It was only by God’s grace that I surrendered and accepted Christ as my Saviour”,

     
     
    Reflections from a TTC student…

    Glenn Chan, a full-time St James’ Church Staff is currently on study leave to pursue a Masters in Divinity at Trinity Theological College. Here, he shares his experiences after two months as a student there.

     
     
    Devotional Readings for Sep 2014

    Bishop Rennis is encouraging all Anglican members to do their daily devotion based on selected Bible Readings from the lectionary for 2014. We will be compiling the monthly readings for your reference.

     
     
     
  • Devotional Readings for August 2014

    Bishop Rennis is encouraging all Anglican members to do their daily devotion based on selected Bible Readings from the lectionary for 2014. We will be compiling the monthly readings for your reference.

     
     
    A Community anchored in Christ

    We can look forward to the start of a new sermon series based on 1st Corinthians, entitled “Come and be with One Another.”

     
     
    The Dawn of Spring

    “For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (ESV)

     
     
     
  • A March Update from Toronto

    “It is indeed a privilege to experience a Sabbatical, a first for me after nearly 28 years of fulltime ministry. “

     
     
    Lent 2014: Walking to Calvary; Captivated by Glory!

    May Lent 2014 not be just about us giving up something but clearing up space and time to be with Jesus instead! May God reveal a glimpse of the coming glory to captivate our hearts and transform us! Have a blessed journey.