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ADVENT 2 SUNDAY SERVICES

Date: 5 Dec
Time: 8am and 10.30am (and online)
Preacher: Ps Victor Wu
Sermon: “Word in the Wilderness”
Bible reading: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-6

On-site Sunday School for Little Gems, KFC and Senior Sunday School are suspended until further notice. Online lessons will be conducted.

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE (24 NOV 2021)

Adjustments to English Sunday Services:
In line with the easing of restrictions, we will be increasing the capacity for our English Sunday Services starting from 5 Dec 2021. Those attending the 8am or 10.30am on-site service will need to be fully-vaccinated, exempted from Pre Event Testing (PET), or obtain a negative PET result not more than 24 hours before the expected end of Service. Please note:
(1) All who are not fully vaccinated would be required to undergo PET (Pre-Event Testing) and produce a negative COVID-19 test result to attend services, unless you are exempted.
(2) Parents may register their children (12 years and below) to attend the services with them, subject to a max capacity of 20% of the service attendees.
(3) Register via the link (tiny.cc/COAregister) by Saturday evening and complete the vaccination declaration exercise if you have not done so (tinyurl.com/coavaccinedeclaration). You will receive a confirmation message from Church Office with further instructions. Upon arrival, you will be required to check in using your TraceTogether Token or App.

Resumption of church activities on-site:
We are looking forward to the resumption of more church activities on-site, including Sunday School and ministry programmes. These must be done safely and responsibly, and the gradual phasing-in of the relaxation of measures will help us to review and ensure appropriate safety measures are in place.
We urge all members to adhere to the SMMs required when on-site, and exercise personal and social responsibility, in particular those who are unwell should stay home or see a doctor.
We treasure your participation regardless of your vaccination status and understand that the new measures may place a burden on some. Please contact our church office if you need clarification or assistance about PET. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in person at COA!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1: What does fully vaccinated mean?
Fully vaccinated means that you have had 2 vaccine injections of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or any other WHO EUL vaccines (Sinovac, AstraZeneca etc) and it has been 14 days since your last injection.
Q2: Where should the Pre-Event Testing (PET) be carried out?
PET should be done at Approved Clinics or one of the government’s Quick Test Centers (QTCS).
Q3: Can children attend the Sunday Services?
Parents may register their children (12 years and below) to attend the services with them, subject to a max capacity of 20% of the service attendees.

APPRECIATION FOR REV’D DR JOEL LEOW

Our Vicar, Rev’d Dr Joel Leow, will be posted to Church of Our Saviour as Priest on 1 January 2022. We are thankful for his faithful service to God and the Ascension family for the past 7 years. So, let’s pen down some words of thanks and well-wishes for Rev’d Joel to show our appreciation. You can do it on our online noticeboard.

STAFF MOVEMENT

Our Vicar, Rev’d Dr Joel Leow, will be on leave from 1- 23 Dec 2021. Please contact the Church Office for any assistance.

PHOTOS FOR COA 70TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE

For COA’s 70th Anniversary celebrations next year, the committee would like to invite the church family to contribute photos which will be published in our magazine.
Please send 4 photos of anything COA-related (eg. cell group meetings, weddings, ministry events, church camps). Upload the photos to the following link: bit.ly/COA70Photos. (Please label them with subject, year and contributor.)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marcus Sia.

JOB OPPORTUNITY – PRESCHOOL CHAPLAINCY WORKER

Our preschool chaplaincy worker, Ms Vera Gan, will be pursuing full-time work and studies with Anglican Preschool Services in 2022. As such, there is a vacancy for preschool chaplaincy worker to teach the Bible and minister to the students at Ascension Kindergarten and LSP Ascension. Applicants may apply to Rev’d Hambali.

PROVINCIAL DAY OF PRAYER

Date: 1 Dec (Wed)
Time: 7.30-9pm

You are invited to join us for the online Provincial Prayer Meeting 2021. Please refer to the Letter from Archbishop Melter Tais. The theme for this year is “Be ready for the return of the Lord” where Archbishop Melter Tais will bring forth the Word.
You can join us either on YouTube: tinyurl.com/provincial-prayer or Zoom (Meeting ID: 883 2900 4342 Passcode: BeReady).
Please add “SG” at the end of your profile name, for example, “Joseph Tan SG”. This is to help the organiser recognise that you are from the Diocese.

KARDIA YOUTH (DAY) CAMP

Date: 16-18 Dec (Thu-Sat)
Time: TBC
Venue: COA

Kardia is proud to present this year’s youth camp, ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΗ (Epistrofi). Epistrofi is Greek for return and the focus for this year’s day camp is the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen many of you in church, so let’s take this chance to return to God’s house for a fun time of fellowship and be refreshed by God’s word!
More details can be found in the registration form: www.tinyurl.com/epistrofi2021

BOYS’ BRIGADE SHARE-A-GIFT 2021

Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift is an annual donation drive to bless those who are in need in our communities. COA sponsors BB 7J Company at SAJS. You may contribute by:

1. Making a donation
2. Volunteering to do deliveries

For details, please go to the website: www.bbshare.sg

DIOCESAN CERTIFICATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES ONLINE

Date: 6 Jan – 17 Mar 2022 (every Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

OT Course: Module 1A – Overview of the Old Testament (Complimentary)
(Bible Origins, The Hebrew Canon, The World of the OT)

Date: 6 Jan 2022 (1 session)
Instructor: Ms Vivien Chen (SAC)

OT Course: Module 5 – The Minor Prophets (S$10 Course fee)
(Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi)

Dates: 13 Jan – 10 Mar 2022
Exam: 26 Mar 2022
Instructors: Ps Angeline Leong (MSC), Ps Wendy Yong (COR), Ms Brenda Goh (SJSM), Mr Cheong Mun Sang (SAC), Dr Gilbert Tan (SAC)

NT Course: Module 1B – Overview of the New Testament (Complimentary)
(Bible Origins, The New Testament Canon, The Socio-Political World of the NT)
Date: 6 Jan 2022 (1 session)
Instructor: Mr Keith Leong (SAC)

NT Course: Module 11 – Corinthians (S$10 Course fee)
(1 & 2 Corinthians)
Dates: 13 Jan – 17 Mar 2022
Exam: 26 Mar 2022
Instructors: Ds Bessie Lee, Mrs Michelle Tan (TWPC)

Click here for more details and to register.