Thursday, October 6, 2011

Living Life to the Fullest

1 Thessalonians 5:1-14
The Day of the Lord
1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.

8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Final Instructions
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Isaiah 40:29-31
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Monday, September 14, 2009

22nd Church Anniversary

Hope in Hurtful Times
September 12, 2009
Shiloh Christian Fellowship
Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

Call to Worship: Glorry Mae Bataque

Scripture Reading: Marjorie Celleros

“1 Peter 3:14-22”

Opening Prayer: Edbarr Barretto

Welcome and Announcement: Rev. Gunder Malan

Testimony: Edrian Barretto

Special Number: Young People

Praise & Worship: Jeff Escoliada

Introduction of Speaker: Jesus Escoliada Jr.

Speaker: Bishop Oscar F. Sta. Lucia


Prayer for the Offering: Wilma Acosta

Closing Prayer: Josefina Siocon

Lani Escoliada



Nenita Baitan - Gloria Barretto – Laarni Funtecha

Here's a glance on our anniversary

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

YP Retreat '09

Before the classes begun last June, we had our Annual YP Retreat. We spend a night at RJ Beach Resort in Balaring. We arrived there at around 5pm and then set the place for the night. Everybody helped clean the cottage and prepare our dinner. We had a great time eating dinner and sharing our food.

We started the program with some songs and prayer. Jeff shared with us a topic about worship and gave a little quiz after. Then we also played some games until we were all exhausted and ready to doze off.
We started the morning with a prayer and sharing the Word of God. Bboy lead the morning devotion about doing everything for the Glory of God. Then everybody helped prepare breakfast.

After eating, we are all ready for a swim but not after we've all transferred our things to another cottage, which has the best view of the place, then we all jump into the waves. Just before lunch time, it rained hard so our lunch was delayed a little. Thanks to Pie who cooked her special menu, we had a great lunch. We went home at around 2pm. The road was muddy and slippery but thank God we traveled safely. We had a wonderful time spent with God and with friends.

check attendance: cute, sha, jong, paul, kit, jade, lynette, jpoy, pie, bboy and jeth.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Christmas '08

This is a very late post for Christmas, but it's better than not posting at all hehe

Here are some pictures from our Christmas Party last December '08 @ Balaring Beach. We spent the day cooking bbq, swimming, gift giving, playing charades and enjoying our fellowship.
The first picture was during the house blessing of Semic Family

check attendance:
pie, jepoy, janjan, dave, kenoy, bboy, cute, kring, michelle, jade, sha, pol, kit

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shiloh Christian Fellowship Barotac Viejo 21st Church Anniversary

Last September 20, 2008, the Shiloh Family joined our church in Barotac Viejo to celebrate our 21st Anniversary of God's faithfulness.

We are thankful that God sustained us for the past years, though we faced trials and difficulties in our walk with God, He never left us and He made us conquerors. The church has started 21 years ago and is still growing and continuing to serve God and fulfilling what He has commissioned us. This year's theme is "Standing Firm on God's Eternal Word."

The Music Team led the Call to Worship with the song "I Stand in awe of You".

Scripture reading was lead by Vivian, reading from the Book of Psalms and followed by an opening prayer by Jeff.

"A Christian always has a story to tell," a story of how God changed lives and how God worked mysteriously in each one of us. Michelle shared her testimony of how God became her personal Lord and Savior. She narrated how she became a child of God and how God helped her get through life's hurdles and how God gave her the strength to endure the problems faced by their family. Most were teary-eyed or even cried with Michelle as she testified God's greatness in her life.

Our Pastor, Rev. Gunder Malan, welcomed the visitors from other Shiloh Churches. Pastors from other Shiloh Churches are there to join our celebration, some are from the other side of Iloilo like Miag-ao and Tigbauan, while others are from the Island of Guimaras. The Young People of Barotac Viejo gave a special number, singing the song "Who Am I" by Casting Crowns and interpreted into dance by Kristi and Lauren.

Praise&Worship was led by Glorry Mae together with the music team, Aaron on guitar, Edbarr on bass, Jeff on drums and Lauren on keyboards. The Awesome presence of the Lord filled the place, it was a great moment -- praising and thanking God for all His blessings. The speaker for the celebration is Bishop Oscar F. Sta. Lucia, the founder of Shiloh Christian Fellowship. Pastor Oscar talked about why we should stand firm on God's eternal word.

After the service everybody enjoyed a sumptuous lunch and everyone's fellowship.

The anniversary celebration was a success and we will continue to praise and thank God for His abundant blessings and goodness to our church. All Glory and Praises be to God!

*photos courtesy of Ruel