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)

Shine Youth Mission 2016

Create in Me ....

When : 06 to 11 December 2016
Where : Batam
Cost : $210 / pax

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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 watching the people washing their hands and legs as they going in to pray. Then I looked at the food menu and saw the certified Halal mark on it. Whatever people want to say about these people, I truly respect them. They make their mark and they stand firm. No compromise on their worship, no taking a step back on their dietary requirement. The world can conform to us, we will not conform to the world. Truly I admire them.

Likewise, our Lord Jesus Christ taught us not to conform to the world and to be united in one love. Well, I do not need to elaborate that His disciples had generally failed Him. Look at the rate of betrayals and divorces. What about the abominable acts of changing the scripture just to justify their abominable sexual acts? Prayers are banned in schools in a “Christian” nation? Would this even be possible in another faith? Some of these Christians need to relook at their faith before calling themselves Christians.

I know there are pockets of Christians that live lives worthy of the gospel. They are to be respected and admired. How about the rest of us in the world? Are we conscientious in living out our faith? Would we stand up to the world in our stand on faith and order? Or would we just relent and give up our stand so as not to “offend” others? Why is it possible for others to pray in those schools (in USA) but Christians are not allowed to pray? Baffling? No, just plain lip service religion. There is no real relationship with the living Lord.

I hear of so called full-time workers wanting official time off from attending prayer meetings, what kind of standards can we expect of ordinary church members?

Brothers and sisters, let us not fool ourselves in the ways we live. God will judge all of us someday. Fight the good fight and do not yield. Do not run the race but forfeit your prize. Complete the race properly and win the eternal glory that is reserved for us.

God bless.

In Christs 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: 21st December @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC

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

Christmas Cakes and Achar sale

In aid of MPCC Mission fund
Kindly place your order with Evelyn Han no later than 18 December 2016

MPCC in the Diocesan Digest

MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here MPCC History