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)

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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 was brought up by my parents to wash utensils immediately after use. Till today I do not leave a cup unwashed after I drank from it. That probably explains why I feel irritated when I see cups, or utensils, lying around and not washed after they were used. Is it a culture of having maids and servants? Or a culture of taking things for granted? Cups not washed after use will accumulate dirt and germs. They are more difficult to wash later. Furthermore, they are an eyesore sitting there. It is unsightly and unhealthy, yet many are tolerant of them.

Along the way of life, we accumulate much “dirt” in our spirit. Anger not resolved. Hurting words and feelings not reconciled. A secret sinful habit not dealt with. And the list goes on. Such “collections” will eventually weigh upon us and do us harm. It is not if but when. Most time these are accumulated because we think they are not important enough to deal with quickly. Later on, they become too big and drastic actions are needed to clean it up. Think climate change.

The spiritual is much unlike the physical. It is easy to wash a cup; and if it cannot be washed you merely throw it away and get a new one. The spirit cannot be so. We have only one and it will take much longer and greater effort to keep it pure. It will be much easier to keep the spirit pure by dealing with our tolerance of little sinful acts quickly and decisively. Maybe, a little indulgence in gaming (another term for gambling), or crude talks, or even pornography. All these may seem harmless at a very early and low level. It will add on and soon the “snowball” will crash on you.

Brothers and sisters, we are to be holy because our God is holy. We have to watch what we do and change quickly when it is not right. None of us are perfect, though imputed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ, yet. We need to watch out. It is okay to fail but we must pick up, change and move on. Let us live holy lives that others may know that our God is holy.

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: 17th May @ 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 July 5th until October 4th 2017. Wednesday, 7.45pm to 9.30pm

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