MPCC Sunday Service Times



English: 9am (Sanctuary, Level 3)

Indonesian: 10am (Titus Room)

Chinese: 11 am (Chapel, Level 2)

Filipino: 2.00pm (Sanctuary, Level 3)

IDMC 2016

Marketplace Discipleship

The Kingdom Stikes back

When : 1-3 September 2016

Where : Singapore Expo Hall 1.

Register at www.idmc.org.sg

Man alive

You can be the manGod created you to be!

When : 25 October 2016

Where : St Andrews Cathedral
11 St Andrews Road
178959

Register at www.manalive2016.eventbrite.com

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

MPCC Sunday Service Times



English: 9am (Sanctuary, Level 3)
Indonesian: 10am (Titus Room)
Chinese: 11 am (Chapel, Level 2)
Filipino: 2.00pm (Sanctuary, Level 3)

From the Pastor's Desk


Dear Friends


I was on my usual exercise routine on a Monday morning when I saw a big group of adults in the park. I believed they were not from the same group but they were all doing the same thing. They were all there catching monsters, pocket monsters aka Pokemon. I asked myself, “Do they not have something better to do?” What is so intriguing about this Pokemon Go phenomena? There was no prize money. The first position of catch them all had been taken, all the rest will be losers. What’s the catch?


In a way we can see how the end of times is going to be. People going after things, events or personalities, without much thinking why. Blindly they followed because all the other people are doing it. It is a little like those “ice bucket challenges”, meaningless. They are done because others are doing it. Increasingly people are dull to things that really matter. What matter nowadays is to be “IN”, otherwise you are out. Truth or not is not important. Why buy extremely expensive branded bags when a reasonably priced bag is equally good (other than the perception of the brand)? Sad to say that even churches are working at branding to attract people!


Matthew 24 speaks to us about how people will run all over to seek for Christ. We are warned not to believe all those because when Christ appears, it will be without doubt that is Him. This brings to mind about a brother in Christ chasing after the “Holy laughter” movement. He “chased” the speaker of this movement all over Asia but did not “receive” any laughter. I chided him and told him that he is chasing the wrong thing. He laughed after a good beer and a few jokes that I told him.


Brothers and sisters, we all can be fooled easily by the world and its fads. We need to really ground ourselves in the word of God and discern for ourselves truths and errors. Do not be mesmerized by fame or popularity, go for the truth. It may hurt but it will set you free. Do not be fooled into thinking that you can control monsters. They will ultimately control you and send you to hell. My friends, BEWARE.


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.


Word-based
- 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.


Spirit-led
- 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

Confirmation Service (combined Service)


Date/Time: 28th August (Sun) 10am @ Sanctuary
Those who are baptized and yet to be confirmed are encouraged to sign up for confirmation class. Please register at the information desk.


Class Dates each Saturday from 23 Jul to 27 Aug

Venue: 11am @ Church Conference room

Christian Education


Date/Time:31 August(Wed), 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Book of Hebrews @Chapel by Rev Barry Leong.

How to interpret the Bible @ Ester Room by Rev Tan Piah.


IDMC 2016


Marketplace Discipleship

The Kingdom Stikes back

When : 1-3 September 2016

Where : Singapore Expo Hall 1.

Register at www.idmc.org.sg

Man alive


You can be the man God created you to be!

When : 25 October 2016

Where : St Andrews Cathedral
11 St Andrews Road
178959

Register at manalive2016

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