SECURITY CARD FEATURE IN THE COA APP

The COA App has a new security card feature that members can use to gain access into SAV.

In order to use this feature, you are required to:

• upload an individual portrait photo of yourself for identification, and

• update with your full name

in the "PROFILE" section of the COA App.


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Pastoral Advisory on Penal Code Section 377A | Diocese of Singapore

Recent media comments by prominent figures have reignited the call to repeal Penal Code Section 377A. As you consider the matter, do note the following:

a. It has been established by the Supreme Court in October 2014 that Section 377A is constitutional.

b. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Parliamentary Debate in Oct 2007 on Section 377A explained why the Government would retain Section 377A in the Penal Code but not enforce it. The Diocese, together with the National Council of Churches of Singapore, supports the Government’s carefully calibrated position on this.

c. The evaluation of Section 377A goes beyond legal technicalities and pure logic. It is a boundary-stone marker for what Singapore society wants to hold as normative in its moral framework and in how people conduct themselves in the public square. 377A is a moral marker consonant with fostering strong families for the long-term well-being of our nation.

d. The Government has stated that it will not repeal the law as long as mainstream society wants it to remain: “It is up to society to decide.”

It is heartening that the Government’s recent Penal Code Review did not recommend any change to Section 377A. As the Review is now open for public consultation until 30 September, before going to Parliament in November, it is timely for us to reaffirm that we want Section 377A to remain.

In the context of all the above factors, we would strongly encourage you to:
1. Provide feedback to the Government by: a. Sending this simple message “I want 377A to remain” to REACH reach@reach.gov.sg, and b. Signing the petition at https://www.change.org/p/singaporegovernment-please-keep-penal-code-377a-in-singapore

2. Remain respectful of persons with different views. Do not make disparaging remarks about anyone. Let your conduct be governed by love and “let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt” (Col 4:6).

3. Pray fervently. Pray that the Church will learn and grow in its ministry to same-sex attracted persons. Pray for the ‘shalom’ (total well-being) of Singapore: “...seek the welfare of the city” (Jer 29:7).

May the Lord bless and watch over Singapore from generation to generation!

12 September 2018


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PARKING AT SAV

 

The St. Andrew's Schools have implemented MOE’s paid season parking from 1 August, and COA members are NOT allowed to park at the school’s carparks on:

Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday, 6:00am to 2:00pm

COA members may park on weekdays after 6:30pm, Saturdays after 2:00pm and the whole day on Sunday. Park ONLY in the red lots and not along double yellow lines. Vehicles that do not comply will be given warning letters by the schools.


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GIVING A LEGACY

The Diocese of Singapore has a Legacy Giving Scheme where you can make a Will to support the ministry for future generations.

Brochures can be collected at the usher’s desk.

You may also wish to consult Rev’d Joel Leow, or Sasha Michael from the Diocesan Office at sasha@anglican.org.sg for further advice.


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RECYCLING OF CHURCH BULLETIN

 

If you would like to recycle the hard copies of the church bulletins, please place them in the box provided at the ushers’ desk (both at the front or back entrances to the sanctuary) at the end of each service.


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YOUTH ROOM

Please sign up with Adrian Choo after service, or contact him at adrian@ascension.org.sg,

if you wish to use the Youth Room for your ‘A’ Level studies during weekdays (Tuesdays to Fridays) or
require tuition for ‘A’ Level subjects.


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PRAYER AND HEALING MINISTRY

This ministry is available every 2nd and 4th Sunday, immediately after the 8am and 10am services.
However, the Prayer and Healing Ministry members will be happy to pray for anyone on any given Sunday. If you require prayer, do approach any of them, anytime.
The team members are:  Allan Fong, Phua Mui Kiam, Tan Ai Ling, Angela Lim, Vincent Lim, Goh Chee Kong, Linda Goh, Lucy Asnum, Elizabeth Liew, Rose Chua, Eileen Tan, Andreatte Loh, Goh Zhengqin and Felicia Foo.


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