On 8 October 2022, Saturday, 3pm, all ministry members were informed to gather for an announcement of a major ministries reshuffle: choirs will no longer be singing, but will be arranging flowers, clicking slides, and praying for the dead; altar servers will longer be serving on the sanctuary, but will be singing on the choir loft. Ministry members were all called out of their comfort zones into areas where they didn’t dream to be in for a period of 2 months. Reasons?

We are all one body in Christ.

St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:13 reiterated that “we were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink.”

There should be no differentiation of ministries when serving in the kingdom of God.

Ministry members have to learn the task of a different ministry and in the process, come to understand the challenges (and of course also the joy) in the different roles. They may even discover talents which they didn’t know they have.

Last weekend was the first weekend which the ministry members were all thrown into new roles. All went well, or at least it seems….

We ask for your patience and understanding if the singing sounds like at a funeral mass, or if there aren’t any instruments played, or if the slides are not showing correctly.

Most of all, we ask for your prayers that there be no divisions among us, but that we be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. (1 Corinthians 1:10)

“…striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:3-6)


Written by

Josephine Heng