Be Our Guest at St Andrew’s Cathedral

posted 02.07.2015

SG50 is a God-given opportunity for Christians to thank God for our nation of Singapore and to pray to Him on behalf of all people groups (1Tim 2:1-5) as we bear witness to all that Jesus Christ has made possible in us and through us, as a Nation (Prov14:34 – “Righteousness exalts a Nation.”).

A jubilee year carries special meaning in the Bible with a strong emphasis on blessing the poor and the oppressed. Jesus began his public ministry with a quote about the Jubilee as he went to the synagogue and read from Isaiah 61:1-2a:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.” (Luke 4:18-19)

The Church in Singapore across denominations is uniting as One Body in Christ to support SG50, with various initiatives that mark the spiritual significance of Jubilee.  Among these initiatives, is the “Be Our Guests” celebration hosted by St Andrew’s Cathedral in partnership with other churches and organizations. 

On the morning of 24 September 2015, the Cathedral will open its grounds to warmly welcome invited guests from various social services under our Anglican community service arms and parishes. In the afternoon, we will host invited foreign workers from different countries who have left their home land to come to serve the needs of our island nation.  We must not forget their invaluable contributions to our country.   

Our special guests will be our honoured guests; treated to food, fun and family entertainment. It is our desire that God’s people can actively participate in this initiative to make our special guests feel welcome; that through our warmth and care for them, they will encounter the love of our living Lord.