Corona Pandemic: Information Regarding Divine Services

District Apostle Edy Isnugroho sent important information regarding divine services in the Southeast Asian region, especially during the global situation of the covid-19 pandemic. It aims to minimize the transmission of the virus in accordance with government regulations in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and other South-East Asian countries. With agreement with the Apostles, the District Apostle decided that all regularly scheduled divine services, including lessons and church activities and events, especially in the cities, are suspended from March 18th, 2020 until March 31st, 2020.

It is of a great concern to the Apostles to continue church services to all brothers and sisters in this sad situation and uncertain times. Therefore, we advised the followings:

  • In the areas where congregating is still possible, a normal divine service in small groups should be held by a priestly minister with the celebration of Holy Communion.
  • In the areas where congregating is not possible anymore, Apostle will be performing prerecorded services for Sundays: March 22nd and 29th. Then the members can access through the church website or the link that will be informed. The services take place with the proclamation of the forgiveness of sins, but without the celebration of the Holy Communion.
  • For our brothers and sisters, who have no access to the internet, the responsible Apostle will provide pastoral care letter.

The responsible Apostle will specify further details for his area of work.

The current development of the situation will be re-evaluated and further course of action will be coordinated on April 1st, 2020.

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We pray for MH17
On board MH17 were also 4 members of the New Apostolic Church according to news on the websites of NAC Netherlands and NAC North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Chief Apostle comments in a message as follows:
"The misfortune hits me very hard! We have prayed yesterday evening for the victims in the circle of the Apostles here in Kigali / Rwanda, where I am currently visiting our faithful. My flight departed only minutes before the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam. Maybe I have even met some of these people at the airport. I pray intensely for all the victims and their families and share the suffering of our brothers and sisters."

The New Apostolic Church Malaysia reaches out in thought and prayer to all mourning families. We join the international community to offer sympathy and condolences. May healing and forgiveness be brought about by the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

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