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It was also wonderful to see people from various denominations leading in worship or singing anthems including one from the St Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral choir. Hymns and contemporary songs were sung. People of different ethnicities were involved, as well as children and adults. We also sang a song written by the former Bishop of the Methodist Church, Rev Dr Robert Solomon. I appreciated the opportunity to pray for our nation with a worshipper from St Andrew’s Cathedral and to hear a message preached by the Anglican Bishop, Rt Rev Rennis Ponniah.
But by far the most impressive part of the service for me was the congregational singing! It was vibrant, loud and enthusiastic, with some hands raised and loud “Amens” coming from the worshippers. Was it the acoustics of the underground sanctuary that produced such an impact? Or perhaps just the joy of God’s children celebrating together event. We were one in our worship of our God who has blessed our nation so abundantly over the past 48 years.
It left me thinking that it is good to occasionally attend such inter-denominational events whether to pray for Singapore, to hear God’s Word, to worship together or to be a united witness for Christ in our community. Our churches may be varied in denominational or theological distinctiveness but regardless, we are one in Christ our Saviour and in our desire to acknowledge His Headship over His church in Singapore. May the things which unite us in the Gospel always be stronger than the things which may differentiate us.