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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)

Youth Fellowship

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Every Saturday 4 - 6 pm @ Glory Hall

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)


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


To many people, the cactus is not “pleasing” to the eye. It looks menacing with its thorns, spikes and plain look. A friend of mine actually ran into a cactus plant and we spent quite a bit of time taking out the thorns from his body. Not exactly a good experience trying to know the cactus at close quarters. Not many people know that they are very useful. Cacti have many uses. They are used for human food and as fodder for animals, usually after burning off their spines. They are also used in herbal medicine. For interest sake, the Dragon fruit (龙珠果) is really a cactus variant.


Cactus is also known for its resilient and ability to survive in very harsh climate conditions. They adapt and evolve to survive in the most difficult of terrains and climates. Something that we can all learn.


Do not judge a book by its cover. We all know that but too often we do otherwise. The fashion and aesthetic industries are multi-billion dollar industries. The only reason being that people are more interested in looking good than being good. Therefore, much time and effort and resources, especially financial, are put into looking good. It may very well be that more money is spent on solving the problem of acne than world hunger.


People may not look impressive, but they could be the very person to help you. Many chase after the stars on screen as if they are the everything. I hate to burst the bubble for you, those stars are generally not exactly impressive in most things other than being good looking.


Brothers and sisters, it is for us to learn to consider others as more significant than us. Then we will look humbly at ourselves and treat others humbly too. It is only when we know people beyond the physical appearances that we can learn to appreciate the differences of each other. No matter how we look, we are the children of God. We are one family and family take care of each other. Let there be love be among us through our Lord Jesus Christ.


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

Wednesday Prayer Meeting


Date/Time:17th October @ 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC

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

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