MPCC Sunday Service Times

English: 9am (Sanctuary, Level 3)

Chinese: 11 am (Chapel, Level 2)

Filipino: 2.00pm (Sanctuary, Level 3)

Shine Youth

A generation of transformed and passionate youths
making a difference in our communities!

Age Group: Secondary school, Junior College
and Polytechnic Students and NS youths

Meeting times: 11 15 am to 12 30pm
every Sunday
(except first Sunday of the month)

Filipino Services

PRAYER & PRAISE MEETING: Sundays, 12:00 Noon (Sanctuary, 3rd Level)

WORSHIP SERVICE: Sundays, 2.00PM (Sanctuary, 3rd Level)

STP Classes: Sundays, 3.30PM

FELLOWSHIP & REFRESHMENT: Sundays, after Care Group (Community Hall)

Filipino website

C.E. 2017

Starting end February to end April 2017 (Feb 22; Mar 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr 5, 12 & 26) Wednesday, 7.45pm to 9.30pm

Exodus by Revd Tan Piah (@ Esther Room)

Acts of the Apostles by Ps Mabel Lee (@ Conference Room)

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MPCC Sunday Service Times

English: 9am (Sanctuary, Level 3)
Chinese: 11 am (Chapel, Level 2)
Filipino: 2.00pm (Sanctuary, Level 3)

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear Friends

I boil my water the old fashion way, kettle over open fire. The kettle had been with me for more than twenty years and it still works well, except for the cover to the pouring spout coming loose at times. It takes a little skill and patience to push it back in and all is well again. The idea is to align the holes on the cover with those on the kettle and push the pin through. Sound easy, of course, easier said than done. When you push the holding pin through the first two holes, the last hole cannot be seen. It takes a lot of tweaking in order to have them all aligned and get the pin through smoothly. Once done, the kettle is as good as new and will last many more years.

Our walk with the Lord is the same. We may think that we are walking closely and well with the Lord. Then we realised that there is something not exactly right. Upon careful introspection, we may find that we are a little off the will of the Lord. Not a problem, just get back in and all is well. Only that it is not so easy as we often find it difficult to discern God’s will. And we search here and there to be in the will. So, how do we get back in?

The answer is not as simple as many would like. It takes much patience to seek God in quietness and sincerity. Then when we thought we know, we realise that we are still off. The pin does not slide in. The idea is to get the direction correct, then we keep adjusting to reach the point when we are in perfect harmony with His will. It is this part of constant adjustment that most cannot stand. In this instant society, where everything must work immediately, we want it to fall in place immediately. We have no patience to adjust, even if it is the Almighty God that we are dealing with. Adjust we must even if it causes us great inconvenience. Then and only then we can live truly in God’s will.

Brothers and sisters, life in the will of God is the way we are designed to live. If we are to live for God in this earthly life then seek His will and start adjusting. There are no easy or standard answers. To each God has a plan, though some of the plans for us coincide. Live your life well, fight the good fight and finish the race.

God bless.

In Christ's service,

Revd Barry Leong (Vicar)

Message from the Vicar

During our last leaders' retreat, I've outlined the direction that God had impressed upon my heart for the church. We need to be:

A Word-based and Spirit-led Church that demonstrates the holiness, love, power and grace of God.

- The church has to base its every decision and action on the Word of God, i.e. the Bible. We cannot do anything out of this principle and must strive to live within it.

- As opposed to some who advocate that we should be purpose driven, the Bible only shows us examples of saints being led by the Spirit. Unless we are led by the Holy Spirit, all human wisdom will lead us to way of destruction. In MPCC, every activity and ministry must be prayer through very carefully and discerned that it is of God before we engage in them. Here I would like to encourage all of you to join the monthly prayer meeting.

Demonstrate the Holiness of God
- The holiness of God is best demonstrated by the believers living by holy lifestyle in their everyday living. How else do we think others will praise God as holy if they do not see the disciples living in holiness?

Demonstrate the Love of God
- The love of God is best shown by believers acting in love in everyday lives to believers and non-believers alike. They should not be shown fervently only in times of crisis like now in the "Hai Yan" disaster. It is during the everyday mundane life that a touch of kindness and act of love that will make the difference. MPCC members must make that difference.

Demonstrate the power of God
- We do not live timid and powerless lives. Do not let the devil fool us into thinking that it is so. This is our Father's world and all authority has been given unto us in Jesus' name. We, His children, can live out the power and authority given to us. Learn to use it to pray for people, change the lives of others and ourselves, make a difference in everything we do. We have the power of prayer and our Father in heaven listens to us. Use it for God's glory.

Demonstrate the grace of God
- The grace of God is best demonstrated by engaging in missions and evangelism. How else can the world receive the grace of God unless they are told about it? We must really make it our daily desire to bring the gospel to others.

The church must also start to fulfill its destiny, that is, to evangelise and to bring the good news to everybody, far and near. We in MPCC had been rather active in missions overseas. I hope we can be even more fervent for souls around us. About four in five people we meet everyday is lost and in need of the gospel. If we are so concerned for the victims of disasters, let us be even more concern for the people whose destination may be hell. They need the good news more urgently than anything else. All said, we still need to engage in good works and never be weary doing it.

My dear brethrens, I wish you a blessed New Year. May we decide to live a life worthy of God. May it be that some day we can always look back and say that it was a life well lived.

The love, peace and grace of God be with you all always.

Revd Barry Leong

Sunday Pre-Service Prayer

Date/Time: Every Sunday 8:15am @ Youth Hub

Wednesday Prayer Meeting

Date/Time: 15th March @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC

Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.

C.E. 2017

Starting end February to end April 2017 (Feb 22; Mar 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr 5, 12 & 26) Wednesday, 7.45pm to 9.30pm

Exodus by Revd Tan Piah (@ Esther Room)

Acts of the Apostles by Ps Mabel Lee (@ Conference Room)

More information

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