REMEMBERING CHRIST IN COMMUNION
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
Dear NLC family, peace be with you.
The Chinese have many beautiful cultural traditions, such as “harmony in the family leads to success in everything”, “having an elderly at home is like having a treasure”. In NLC, many families are three generations living under one roof, worshipping and serving the Lord together. Such a beautiful picture illustrates an important truth – the inheritance of Faith.
Our church has quite a lot of seniors, some of them are 80 to 100 years old. Among our seniors, some have believed Christ Jesus for many years; some were led to Christ by their children; some were brought to Church by their grandchildren, and our co-workers shared with them the gospel in dialect and they accepted Christ. They used to attend church services every week. During this time of social distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they have stayed home and served in prayer. As members of one church body, our seniors need supports from the church community. Our pastoral care gives them much comfort and encouragement.
Senior members are treasures of the church. They committed themselves to the Lord for the gospel. Their Faith Journeys have been our NLC family’s testimonies. Through face-to-face home visitations, we can connect with them and better meet their needs. During our home visits, we sang praises to God, prayed to God, shared God’s Word, and observed the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s great love touched them deeply. May the Lord help us play our part to shepherd His flock. …establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)
Rev Choo Yee Kee