4/1 Prayer List 禱告單

DCBC Pastoral Letter: You are More Precious Than Gold


Texas declared a state of emergency on March 26, Dallas and Collin Counties also ordered “shelter-in-place.” These days we spend a lot more time before the monitor; and tend to snack more often as we “work from home.” Yet let us not forget that we are the privileged few, to enjoy good health, to have a roof over our head, food on the table, health insurance for our family, paid sick leave, and an income generating job. Last week 3.28 million Americans file for unemployment, dwarfing any previous record of unemployment.

COVID-19 reminds us how frail our human condition is. Several weeks ago, US employment was at all-time high, the stock market was at all-time strong, the US economy was roaring, we seem to hold COVID-19 at bay at geographically distant Wuhan. Then all of a sudden, our markets tumble, our dream of prosperity shattered, our society grinded to a halt—All because of the Coronavirus, death that comes in microscopic form.

COVID-19 reminds us how blessed we have been. God created us with such natural immunity, that our bodies daily withstand the bombardment of germs and virus of all kind. As Robert Burton, the 17th century author of The Anatomy of Melancholy reminds us, daily we encounter so many dangers that could have killed us, every day is an occasion for grace. With “social distancing” for fear of catching the virus, now we cannot give nor receive even a simple, heart-warming hug. The fear of death has made cowards of us all; everyone now languishes in solitary confinement of the soul.

Yet COVID-19 tests us of our true color. As gold is refined by fire, adversity refined our Christian character by making us more precious than gold (1 Peter 1:7). Throughout history, Christian compassion and works of mercy have always been the hallmark of Christians in time of plagues and diseases. The Christian Church has always emerged the stronger from disaster and tragedies in communities. Let us therefore take heart, and live up to our high calling in this health crisis and widespread panic.

Thankfully, some of our brothers and sisters have been asking of how to give your tithe and offering to the Church. Detailed instructions, including details of online and credit card giving, is posted on our website: dcbcsite.org. Thank you for remembering the ministry of the Lord and the household of God.

Brother Lanshu Wong recently shared with me a prayer for COVID-19 pandemic. It brings comfort to my heart, and I hope it will bless you and encourage you too.

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.


Peace & Blessings in Christ,

Rev. Samuel Ling & the Pastoral Staff team


  1. Good Friday Communion Service: Friday, 4/10, live stream

Will be live streaming on YouTube (Dallas Chinese Bible Church). Cantonese and Mandarin Combined service will start at 7PM and English service will start at 8:15PM. Please see attached document on communion instructions.

Click here for instructions on Lord's Supper during service

2. Easter Sunday Worship: 4/12, live stream on YouTube

Cantonese Worship: 9:30AM | English Worship: 10:30AM | Mandarin Worship: 11:30AM.

3.Joint Easter Sunrise Service: Dallas Area Chinese Pastors Fellowship (DACPF) has decided to cancel.




DCBC 教牧書信:你比精金更顯寶貴




但新冠肺炎也揭示出我們的本色。正如金子要在火中淬煉,患難試煉我們基督徒的品格,叫我們比精金更顯寶貴(彼得前書 1:7)。縱觀歷史,愛心以及憐憫的工作是基督徒在瘟疫和疾病中的標誌。教會在災難和悲劇中會呈現的越發強大。因此讓我們振作起來,在這場健康危機和恐慌中活出我們從上而來的呼召。

感謝主,我們的弟兄姊妹詢問在目前的情況下如何給教會奉獻。細節的指導,包括如何在網上以及使用信用卡奉獻,已經放在了教會的網站上: dcbcsite.org。謝謝您紀念神的事工以及神的家。




















    粵語崇拜:上午9:30 | 英語崇拜:上午10:30 | 國語崇拜:上午11:30



週三晚全教會禱告會 ZOOM


 Prayer List - 03/25/2020



“Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many” (2 Corinthians 1:9-11).

Peace and protection of the Lord be with you!  During this time of social distancing because of COVID-19, I and my pastoral staff shall send out weekly pastoral letters for the spiritual encouragement of DCBC brothers and sisters.  I shall endeavor to keep you informed as well.

Up to this morning (3/21), Collin County has 27 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and 1 confirmed death associated with the virus.  There are also 73 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) at this time.  While the media naturally focus on the number of confirmed cases and fatality, we would do well to remember that more than 79,000 people around the world have recovered from COVID-19, out of 182,000 confirmed cases of the disease recently.

One of the great articles of the Nicene Creed, the classic statement of Christian Faith states: “I believe “one holy catholic [universal] and apostolic Church.”  Even more importantly, our Lord Jesus Christ has promised: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).  It is comforting to remember that the people of God have weathered through many plagues both Biblically and throughout history, yet the Kingdom of God prevails.  During this time, I am thankful for the good news to share:

·         Our first ever online Wednesday Prayer Meeting was well attended. 60 brothers and sisters signed on to pray together, over the use of ZOOM.

·         Dr. Huey Hwang, who has been attending DCBC Mandarin worship with his wife, prayed with me to receive Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on March 19.  This is the Lord’s answer to his wife’s 22 years of incessant praying for him.

·         Ms. Stephanie Shyu, our Assistant Children Director and the eldest daughter of Dr. Edward Shyu of Dallas Theological Seminary, is marrying Minister Matthew Carr this Saturday at DCBC.  I have been doing their pre-marital counseling, and will officiate the wedding.  Because of the COVID-19 situation, they have decided to move up their solemnization of matrimony forward from May.  They will postpone their wedding celebration to a later date.

Thanks be to God for all the good things that are happening around us.  Please continue to pray for our preachers for this Sunday: Rev. David Tang (English), Rev. Samuel Ling (Cantonese & Mandarin).  Wish to worship with you all ONLINE at YouTube [search for: Dallas Chinese Bible Church] this Sunday:

·         9:30AM Cantonese Worship

·         10:30AM English Worship

·         11:30AM Mandarin Worship

Click on links below for more information:




Peace & Blessings in Christ,

Rev. Samuel Ling & the Pastoral Staff team



 “。他。你”( 1:9-11 )


截至今天早上(3/21),科林郡已有27 冠狀病毒確診病例,1 人死亡。另有73人被觀察。儘管媒體常常只關注確診及死亡的數字,我們不要忽視到目前為止在全球182,000個確診病例中已經有79,000人治愈。

尼西亞信經中最著名的一個信條,也是信徒最經典的宣信是這樣說的:我信獨一的聖大公及使徒教會;更重要的是,我們的主耶穌基督已經應許我們: “ ( ) ” ( 16:18)。讓我們得安慰的是,儘管上帝的兒女在聖經的記載以及歷史中也曾受到瘟疫的侵襲,但最終得勝的是神的國。


  • 我們有史以來第一次網上禱告會順利進行。有60位弟兄姊妹通過 Zoom 軟件在線一起禱告。
  • 黄惠民弟兄, 他與太太一起參加DCBC國語崇拜。319日他與我一起禱告,並決定接受耶穌基督做他的救主。這是神對他太太22年不間斷地為先生禱告的回應。
  • 徐恩慈姊妹, 我們的兒童傳道助理,達拉斯神學院徐偉智教授的長女,將於本週六在DCBC教會與Matthew Carr 傳道喜結連理。我已經為他們做了婚前輔導,並會為他們主持婚禮。鑒於目前的疫情,新人決定將原定於5月的結婚儀式提前,慶祝活動暫緩舉行。

我們為著發生在我們身邊的好消息感謝神,也請弟兄姊妹繼續為本週主日講員代禱:唐大智牧師(英語)凌頌恩牧師(國,粵語)期待與弟兄姊妹通過網絡直播一起敬拜神 (Youtube 網站搜索Dallas Chinese Bible Church )

·         9:30AM 粵語崇拜

·         10:30AM 英語崇拜

·         11:30AM 國語崇拜



週三晚全教會禱告會 ZOOM




 Weekly Prayer List - 3/18/2020

DCBC COVID-19 Communication #3

Dear DCBC Family:

As you know, there have been rapid developments with COVID-19 crisis. DCBC’s pastoral staff, elders, and deacon board have been monitoring the situation closely.

While we know of no one in DCBC being exposed to COVID-19, we note that numerous school districts in our area have extended spring break (Allen, Frisco, Plano, and several others). In light of this, pastors, elders, and deacons agreed to activate phase 2 of the contingency plan discussed in the March deacon board meeting. We’re following Dallas County recommendations regarding community gatherings and doing our part to mitigate the spread of the virus. Here are the high level summaries:

     FROM NOW ON, all fellowships, community groups, Sunday School classes, trainings, and sports activities have been suspended until further notice. If possible, we recommend having online meetings instead

     Sunday worship will be moved to online streaming effective this Sunday (March 15, 2020) according to this schedule:

     Cantonese Service (9:30 AM - 10:25 AM)

     English Service (10:30 AM - 11:25 AM)

     Mandarin Service (11:30 AM - 12:25 PM)

Services will be streamed on DCBC’s Youtube Channel Link: https://qrgo.page.link/7sDjt

     Church-wide prayer meeting on Wednesday nights (7:30 - 8:30 PM) will be conducted via Zoom by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/j/3320240335

For additional information, please see the additional Q & A below. We will provide updates on DCBC’s website @ www.dcbcsite.org.

In this time of health crisis and widespread panic, let us focus on our security in the Lord Jesus: For He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear…” (Hebrews 13:5b-6a). Amidst all the surrounding dangers, how blessed are we to be secure in the Lord: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28).

Let us also be on the lookout for unchurched neighbors and friends, for this is an opportune time to share the peace that stems from our conviction in Christ. Let us also remember each other by calling or communicating via electronic means of communication, to minister to and encourage each other, especially those who are alone and downcast.


Sincerely in Christ,

DCBC Pastoral Staff, Elders, and Deacons

Additional Q & A


  1. How can I access Sunday worship online?

     Please use this link: https://qrgo.page.link/7sDjt or scan the QR code below:


     When you reach DCBC’s Youtube channel, look for the LIVE video (should be the first one) & click on that video - you will then be able to follow the livestream

     We will offering the following services at the following times

     Cantonese Service (9:30 AM - 10:25 AM)

     English Service (10:30 AM - 11:25 AM)

     Mandarin Service (11:30 AM - 12:25 PM)

     We will also have church-wide prayer meetings through Zoom (Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 8:30 PM); please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/3320240335

  1. How can the fellowships and community groups meet online? What tool will DCBC offer?

     We encourage groups fewer than 10 to use simple tools like Google Hangout

     For groups bigger than 10, we encourage you to use tools like Zoom, WebEx, or GotoMeeting - if your group does not have access to these tools, we can help you set up Zoom meetings. Please contact Pastor David @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. You may need to adjust your meeting times for us to accommodate all groups.

  1. When will in-person fellowships, community groups, training, and sports activities resume?

Upon normal class resumption at Richardson, Plano and Frisco school district. DCBC will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely communication via email, website and other available social media channels.

  1. What do I do if I need pastoral care?

Our pastoral staff are available to support you in your time of need, both with spiritual and practical support. Please feel free to call the pastoral staff you are familiar with.  Rev. Samuel Ling is reachable by his cellular phone (310) 755-5505 in your time of need. If you would like to receive the Lord’s Supper, a pastoral staff could be arranged to visit you and give you Holy Communion in a safe and proper manner.

  1. How do I give my financial support to the church during this time?

You can continue to write a check and mail it to DCBC. If you write and mail a check, please make the check payable to “DCBC” and mail it in a stamped envelope addressed to:

Dallas Chinese Bible Church

c/o Accounting Office

1707 Campbell Trail,

Richardson, TX 75082. 

If you have been using online payment to send your offering, please continue to do so. If you have not, we encourage you to set up online payment to DCBC through your banking institution.

We are grateful for your continued giving toward the ministries of the Lord at DCBC.

  1. How do I contact the church office? 

The church office will be closed to visitors, but you may reach us via phone at (972) 437-3466. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and the pastoral staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

  1. How do I get updates?

Please visit our website: www.dcbcsite.org for the latest update of church information and activities.





據我們所知,本會目前無人接觸過病毒,但我們注意到,附近地區有多個學區都延長了春假 (Allen, Frisco, Plano, 及很多其他的)。有鑑於此,牧師、長老和執事同意啟動3月執事會討論的應急計畫的第二階段。我們遵循達拉斯郡關於社區集會的建議,並盡我們的責任來減緩病毒的傳播。以下是最簡明摘要:

  • 即日起所有團契、小組、主日學課程、培訓和體育活動已暫停,直至另行通知。如果可行的話,我們建議改為召開線上聚會。
  • 主日崇拜將從本主日(2020315日)開始轉成線上直播,其時間分配如下:

        粵語崇拜 (9:30 AM - 10:25 AM)

        英語崇拜(10:30 AM - 11:25 AM)

        國語崇拜 (11:30 AM - 12:25 PM)

崇拜會在教會Youtube頻道直播的連結是: https://qrgo.page.link/7sDjt


在這個健康危機和焦慮遍佈的時刻,讓我們關注我們在主耶穌裡的安全:因祂曾說:「我總不撇下你、也不丟棄你。」因此,我們可以有信心地說:「主是幫助我的、我必不懼怕。」(希伯來書 135b-6a)。在周圍的所有危險中,我們多麼幸運地在主裡安全:「我的羊聽我的聲音、我也認識他們、他們也跟著我。我又賜給他們永生。他們永不滅亡、誰也不能從我手裡把他們奪去。」(約翰福音1027-28)。






  1. 如何在線上收取主日崇拜?


  • 當您到達 DCBC Youtube 頻道時,請查找LIVE視頻(應該是第一個視頻) - 點擊該視頻 - 然後,您就能夠按照直播
  • 我們將在以下時間轉播主日崇拜:
    • 粵語崇拜(9:30 AM - 10:25 AM)
    • 英語崇拜(10:30 AM - 11:25 AM)
    • 國語崇拜(11:30 AM - 12:25 PM)
    • 我們還會通過 Zoom(週三晚上 730 - 830)舉行全教會的祈禱會;請點擊以下連結: HTTPs://zoom.us/j/3320240335
  1. 團契和社區小組如何在線上會面?教會會提供什麼工具?
  • 我們鼓勵少於 10 人的團體使用簡單的工具,如Google Hangout
  • 對於 10 人的組,我們鼓勵您使用Zoom, WebEx, GotoMeeting等工具 - 如果您的群組無法取得這些工具,我們可以幫助您設置Zoom 會議。請聯繫唐大智牧師,在瞭解更多資訊。您可能需要調整您的聚會時間,以便我們容納所有團契小組。
  1. 面對面的團契、社區小組、培訓和體育活動何時恢復?

直至Richardson, Plano Frisco學區恢復正常上課。教會將繼續監控情況,並通過電子郵件、網站和其他可用的社交媒體管道提供及時的溝通。

  1. 如果我需要教牧關顧,我該怎麼辦?


  1. 在此期間,我如何向教會提供財政支援?


Dallas Chinese Bible Church

c/o Accounting Office

1707 Campbell Trail,

Richardson, TX 75082.

如果您一直在使用線上付款發送您的奉獻,請繼續這樣做。如果您從前沒有,我們鼓勵您通過您的銀行機構向 DCBC 設置線上付款。.


  1. 如何聯繫教會辦公室?

教堂辦公室將不對訪客開放,但您可以通過電話972 437-3466 聯繫我們。如果您到達留言信箱,請留言,教牧同工會儘快回復您。

  1. 如何獲取更新??




DCBC Coronavirus Outbreak Contingency Plan

(Approved by Deacon Board on March 8, 2020)


  1. To provide uninterrupted Biblical teaching to all DCBC regular attendees.
  2. To provide pastoral care (virtual or in person) to all attendees in need.

Three Different Groups for Consideration: 

  • Group 1- Those who DO have easy access to the internet.
  • Group 2- Those who DO NOT have easy access to the internet, but have access to the phone and/or other communication media (i.e. DVD, TV).
  • Group 3- The housebound who request pastoral visitation and/or Holy Communion.





Diminished Attendance for a specific meeting

Sunday services

  • Livestream Sunday worship service (For Group 1)
  • Convert livestream to another accessible format for distribution (For Group 2)

Wednesday Prayer Meeting

  • Livestream Wednesday Prayer Meeting (For Group 1)


Richardson OR Plano/Frisco ISD cancel school

Suspend IN-PERSON Meetings (For Groups 1 & 2)


  • Sunday Worship services
  • Adult & Youth Sunday school
  • Children Sunday worship & program
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Sunday Afternoon Sports Activities


  • Friday Children & Youth Ministry
  • Adult Groups & Fellowships
  • Wednesday Prayer Meeting
  • Thursday Sisters Circle
  • Saturday Sports Fellowship
  • Wednesday Pastoral Staff Meeting
  • Office hours
  • Discourage any IN-PERSON meetings on church campus

Encourage ON-LINE Meetings (For Group 1)

  • Livestream Sunday worship service (abbreviated service with limited crew)
  • Livestream Wednesday Prayer Meeting (Perhaps through Zoom)
  • Adult Groups & Fellowships meet in group chats (i.e. Google hangouts, ZOOM)

Video Broadcast Sunday worship service (For Group 2)

Create Opportunities for Offering & Giving

If Richardson AND Plano/Frisco ISD reopen schools, we will resume all in-person meeting.



新型冠狀病毒應對計劃 (3/22開始實施)



  1. 參與DCBC的信徒提供不間斷的聖經的教導.
  2. 為所有參與DCBC教會並有需要人的提供教牧關懷(網絡或現場).


  • 1-上網沒有困難的群體.
  • 2- 有手機或其他聯絡方式,但無法輕易上網的群體.
  • 3- 在家中行動不便需要教牧探訪/ 在家裡領聖餐。







  • 直播主日敬拜(組1)
  • 發送主日敬拜視頻 (組2)


  • 使用網絡禱告會(組1)


Richardson Plano/Frisco 校區關校



  • 主日崇拜
  • 成人/青少年主日學
  • 兒童主日學,活動。
  • 主日午餐
  • 週日下午的體育活動


  • 週五兒童&青少年活動
  • 成人團契,小組
  • 週三禱告會
  • 週四姊妹會
  • 週六體育團契
  • 週三教牧同工會
  • 辦公時間,
  • 停止其他在DCBC教堂內面對面的聚會。


  • 直播主日敬拜(精簡敬拜程序)
  • 直播週三禱告會(通過zoom)
  • 成人團契,小組網上聚會(Google hangouts 或者 zoom



Richardson Plano/Frisco 校區開放校園,教會會回復面對面聚會。