• Vicar’s write 17/18 June

    To prepare ourselves to receive all that God wants to bless us with, may I encourage you to do some advance reading in preparation, personal study and listening to God’s Holy Spirit.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 21 May

    Thank God for a very joyous culmination to REJOICE as we REMEMBER God’s faithfulness at the SJC40 celebration service cum dinner at the Singapore EXPO on 30th Apr 2017.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 11/12 March

    2017 marks 40 years of the life of SJC; it is indeed an exciting year as we end one generation and move into another.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 1 January

    May God help us celebrate with all our might in His grace and goodness; until we and the whole world are found in Christ and transformed be like Jesus, to the glory of God! We will end 2017 with thanksgiving as a parish that by grace we have grown and continue to do so till Jesus comes back again.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 10/11 December 2016

    Finally, let us thank God for a wonderful opportunity to grow in love for the brethren.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 19/20 November 2016

    Shalom, before the hectic year-end activities pile up, I write to introduce the recommended book for cell groups in 2017.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 9 October

    We continue to improve facilities to serve our growing ministry needs.Thank you for your patience, prayers and partnership in the gospel.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 18 September 2016

    “The time is now’ for us to remember, rejoice and respond to God as we are changed from one degree of glory to another daily.”
    That was the ending sentence to my last Vicar’s write in May 2016, looking forward to SJC40!

     
     
    Vicar’s write 28/29 May 2016

    “The time is now” for us to remember, rejoice and respond to God as we are changed from one degree of glory to another daily.

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 6 March 2016

    LOVE is the defining mark of a disciple and there are many practical opportunities to practice this even as God blesses St James’ Church.

     
     
    Bishop’s Pastoral Letter for Ash Wednesday

    It has been just over a month into 2016 and we have gotten off to a busy start with the solar and lunar years so close to each other. In God’s grace,

     
     
    Vicar’s write 30/31 January

    The ONE thing is clear for us; all we do in church is focused on discipleship and I thank God that He is ever patient with us as we continue to map this out for St James’.

     
     
     
  • The SJC Staff Team Retreat to Align in Unity

    As we closed the retreat, we recognized that each of us was called by God at different times and in different ways. But one thing remains – we are all called to be part of the SJC Staff Team to minister, glorifying God in the different areas where He has placed us.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 3 January 2016

    2016 may be very challenging; but let us cling to God and His revealed word. The Bible is eternal and every word of the sovereign God will come to pass. We read the newspapers to pray but let us read the Word of God to shape and transform our mind.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 27 December 2015

    THANK YOU! My family and I wish you a Blessed Advent and Christmas 2015!

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 20 December 2015

    Do welcome Carolin & Revd Peter Chen to the staff team and remember them and their families in prayer as they serve us in St James’ Church.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 6 December 2015

    Advent is upon us; we are reminded of the Lord’s imminent return and with it the urgent need to preach the Gospel.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - December

    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.

     
     
     
  • A letter from Mikayla Yap in Lat Krabang, Thailand

    Hello Friends and Family of SJC!
    My name is Mikayla Yap and I just turned 3 years old. I was born in Thailand because my daddy and mummy are missionaries there.

     
     
    The #RetireLazarus Story

    Lazarus is a very old van who is a loyal friend to the children in Bethlehem House. The children who stay at Bethlehem House have no mummies and daddies to look after them or bring them here and there.

     
     
    Vicar’s write 1 November 2015

    We thank God for Milk x Honey @ SJC, conceived as a Third Place when we started one year ago in October 2014. What is a Third Place?

     
     
     
  • Bible Reading Plan - November

    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.å

     
     
    Vicar’s write 25 October

    Thank you children for leading the way and may we as parents and Church rise up to do what God commands in Psalm 78.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - October

    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 27 September 2015

    The SJC Crossroad Vision will lead us into Mission Month in November 2015 and as we enter Advent 2015 (December) and a new Christian year, we want to get ready to welcome the return of Jesus!

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - September

    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 30th August

    As a church, I know God is teaching us how to be missional; SJC has been generous but what is the next lesson you wish to teach us Lord, as you bring us into a deeper walk of faith?

     
     
     
  • Vicar’s write 16 August

    “Take my life and let it be; consecrated Lord to Thee!” This well-loved line from a familiar hymn is resounding in my head this morning as I reflect on Ivan Lim and his dear wife Corrine’s life journey.

     
     
    Bible Reading Plan - August

    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.

     
     
    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 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.