Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fifth Week of Lent

Lent is drawing to a close, and, in this final week before Holy Week, we turn from the story of the Exodus to the Letter to the Hebrews. Looking back over salvation history, St. Paul interprets the Old Testament in light of the New. In the past, revelation was incomplete; now, in Christ, everything is revealed. The Old Covenant, revealed through the angels, was binding; the New Covenant, revealed through Christ, Who is higher than the angels, is even more so.

Hebrews 1:1-2:4

God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all, in these days hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the figure of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high. Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.

For to which of the angels hath he said at any time, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee?

And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith: And let all the angels of God adore him.

And to the angels indeed he saith: He that maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

And: Thou in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth: and the works of thy hands are the heavens. They shall perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment. And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.

But to which of the angels said he at any time: Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool?

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?

Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard, lest perhaps we should let them slip. For if the word, spoken by angels, became steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward: How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? which having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him. God also bearing them witness by signs, and wonders, and divers miracles, and distributions of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.


The OLD ones. 
TOP 6 for the term of 2008/2009

President : Timothy Jim Anthony       V. President : Amanda Leonie B.
Secretary: Aleziana       V. Secretary: Eleen Sapin
Tresurer: Lissa               V. Tresurer: McDawson

Congratulation to the newly elected TOP 6!!

McDawson Dewk
Mechanical Engineering

Decimus Balangkit
Electrical Engineering
Tambunan, Sabah

Eleen Sapin
Office Management
Kuching, Sarawak

Florence Linus
Penampang, Sabah

Edna Joshua
Office Management

Mervinie Benard
Town Planning
Bintulu, Sarawak

“Just as the Son of man came to serve not to be served, and to give his life to redeem many people” Matt 20:28

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Pastor with GUTS!

I think we can reflect this prayer.

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: 

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask
Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and
Guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those
Who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we
Have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed
Our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it
The lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it

We have killed our unborn and called it

We have shot abortionists and called it

We have neglected to discipline our
Children and called it
Building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
And called it

We have polluted the air with profanity and
Pornography and called it
Freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values
Of our forefathers and called it

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts
Today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

The response was immediate. A number of Legislators walked out during the prayer in
Protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving International requests for copies of this prayer
India , Africa and Korea .

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'one nation under God.'

'If you don't stand for something, You will fall for everything.'

 "A little patience and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,
their spells dissolve and the people, recovering their true sight,
restore their government to its true principles." ---Thomas Jefferson
                                                                               June 4, 1798

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Warmest Regard To All

The repair and maintenance work on CSS house, Santa Maria Villa is almost 100% completed.

Below are invoices for the payment made:
1 26/11/08 Lightings and Electrical Fittings 669.70
2 10/12/08 Payment to wireman 377.00
3 17/12/08 Interior Paint, Masking Tapes and Brushes 454.00
4 18/12/08 Interior Paint  1660.00
5 23/12/08 Roller brushes and 1 interior paint 50.50
6 28/12/08 Exterior paint, 50 ceiling boards and paint sealer  1016.00
7 30/12/08 Varnish, sandpaper and masking tapes 173.00
8 31/12/08 Small hammer 4.00
9 4/1/09 Thinner 14.00
10 4/1/09 Payment for adv in Sabah and Sarawak 50.00
11 4/1/09 New Curtain 300.00
12 26-28/1/09 Payment to Painter 500.00
13 27/01/09 Payment for lorry to carry long ladder 50.00
14 1/02/09 Payment to Painter 250.00
15 08/02/09 Notice boards and cloth dryers 513.60
16 08/02/09 Ash grey paint 25.00  
 TOTAL 6,106.80

The above amount does not include the RM500.00(finished using all) given to Timothy, CSS President for buying any necessary items and also food for those who join in the gotong-royong and also the cost of transporting the ladder and throwing away the rubbish from the house.

The amount of donation so far is:
1) James Douglas                                                       RM 1,000
2) Kennedy Tham                                                        RM 1,000
3) Monica Redeem                                                      RM 1,000
4) Emily King                                                              RM   200
5) Valence Shem                                                        RM   100
6) Thomas Santang                                                     RM 1,000
7) Bertha Renus Stanee                                     RM200
8) Oswald Edward                                             RM100
9) Wlater Coleman & Debbie Disimond                   Rm1,500

TOTAL                                                                       RM 6,200

All invoices will be audited by Fr Chris Wee

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Appeal To Reconsider The Use Of The Word "Allah"

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed the online petition:

  "Appeal To Reconsider The Use Of  The Word "Allah"."

hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
service, at:


I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too.  If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,



Coffee Morning at CDM

All of us stay awake the whole morning, and CDM bus arrived at 6am. After reach the canteen, preparation was made and there begins our battle of peace, selling while smiling. At first the hungry crowd was not that frightening, but later they blow our stall like hands reaching for you while you walk through the prison. Our hands were struggling in the midst of giving changes, plastics, tissues, and arranging the empty space with more nasi lemak and spoons. Until Florence speak, “Sorry Ma’am Nasi Lemak just finished”.  Then we were left nothing to do, and so helping the other stalls. “We should not stop there, find another alternative to sell”, that was Kiw’s order, so Alex and Ms Monica went out and find nasi lemak to be sold. Again, nasi lemak is in high demand, finish in no time. 

The whole event was prepared by a team of spirited people, with one aim, fund for the beloved society. Their servant-leadership attitude illustrates their love for the community by sacrificing their time and energy to stay awake and to go to all the trouble of buying things, to love and serve our little community here in Shah Alam, in glorifying God’s name. In line the verse in 1 John 3:16, “We understand what love is when we realize that Christ gave his life for us. That means we must give our lives for other believers.” In each experience, the most important thing is not the result of the event, but rather the process of preparation that each of us went through. The process is the ‘real thing’, and it is important that the ‘real thing’ is enjoyed together, because CSS is not only where each of the excos and members express their talent but also to cultivate the friendship, as CSS is where a place of great friendship begins. And let me end my informal report with God’s word in James 3:18, You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honour.   

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


1. Mass
7 March 2009,

2. Station of the cross
6 March 2009,
* Uncle Paul will be coming
* Activity : Healing