15 March 2015 - Methodist Church Of The Incarnation

VISION 2018 Growing Christian Disciples who renew their Worship to
God and share Christ’s Love with the community and world.
Church Theme 2015: Engaging Members with God’s Word
15 March 2015
Order of Service
Musical Prelude
Call to Worship
Dr Marcus Ong
Celebration of Worship
Prayer on Behalf of All
Ms Shauna Oh
Greetings / MCI News & Concerns
Rev Clarence Lee
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Scripture Lesson
John 2:1-11
The Water turned into Wine
UMH 95
Ms Angeline Tsao
Rev Clarence Lee
Song of Dedication
Rev Clarence Lee
Musical Postlude
Methodist Church of the Incarnation (MCI)
Sunday Service: 9.00 am (Mandarin) | 10.30 am @ JPG Hall (Contemporary English),
11.00 am @ Sanctuary (Traditional English) | 1.30 pm (Hokkien)
31 Teck Whye Lane Singapore 688798 | www.mci.org.sg | [email protected]
Office Tel 6765 2209 | Fax 6763 4373 | Kindergarten Tel 6763 0621
Pastor-in-Charge, Rev Derrick Lau
Assistant Pastor, Rev Clarence Lee
Preacher Matthew Chooi (Mandarin)
Administrator, Ms Chris Goh
For booking of rooms & general
enquiries, contact Ms May Ng
9862 2202
9477 0937
9009 2235
6765 2209
[email protected]
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a) Hi, Welcome to MCI
We belong to the family of Jesus Christ and seek to honor
and glorify God through Worship, Word, Welcome,
Witness and Wonder.
We pray that you will be inspired by the worship of the
Almighty God and will experience a deeper touch of His
love! If you are our GUEST, please feel free to speak with our iWelcome hosts,
Mr Kendrick Chua or Mr & Mrs Aloysious WMK to learn more about our
ministry such as Sunday School, Cell Group Ministry, Prayer etc...
b) We are in the season of Lent. Let’s prepare our hearts as we encounter our Lord
Jesus in His earthly ministry leading to His crucifixion on Good Friday. We have
sent Easter 2015 Letters to members and friends. If you are not in our
mailing list, please collect a copy from our ushers today.
c) Rev Derrick Lau is the preacher for our 11.00 am Traditional Service today.
Pray for the Lord’s anointing.
Sermon: The Wrath of the Word | John 2:12-16
Prayer Concerns.
a) The first Commandment that Moses received was “You shall have no other gods
before me.” (Exodus 20:3). Therefore, let’s devote ourselves to the worship of
our Almighty God and let there be no other gods besides Him.
b) Our Lord Jesus says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes
him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over
from death to life.” Let’s pray for a spirit of faith to the precious and eternal
Word of God.
c) “Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray
toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear,
forgive.” (2 Chronicles 6:21). This was the prayer of King Solomon after he has
built the Temple in Jerusalem. May this be our prayer today!
d) “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and
encourage—with great patience and careful instruction” 2 Timothy 4:2. Let’s
pray that the Good News will be shared amongst all people. Pray in particular
for the Alpha Course that is conducted on Wednesday evenings in church. Pray for
receptive hearts to the messages.
e) The Psalmist declares, “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he
comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the
peoples in his faithfulness.” (Psalm 96:13). Let’s rejoice in Him and always be
ready to welcome His return.
f) Let’s pray for Christ’s healing grace to be upon those who are ill.
Let’s continue to pray unceasingly. If you have a prayer concern, you may like to share
it with our pastors or email it to [email protected]
Join our Sunday Prayer Team | Intercessions for preachers, worshippers,
ministries and church concerns
| 9.30 am - 10.15 am | Hope Room | Level III
Come early and prepare our hearts and minds for worship. Pastor leads in prayer
for your personal needs and concerns from 10.20 am onwards.
Scripture Memory for March & April 2015:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…”
John 1:1,14
MCI Church Camp 2015 Registration: 1 Week Left!
Dates: 4th – 7th June 2015 (Thur – Sun)| Venue: Renaissance
Hotel in JB, Malaysia
Just 1 week left until registration ends on 22 Mar 2015! Do not
miss out on this amazing faith adventure, where we will be
digging deep into God's Word together as one family. Pop by our
registration counter in the Social Hall to register for the camp!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) leaflets can also be picked up
at the counter. Feel free to find out more about the camp by
talking to our committee members near the counter, or by
contacting the MCI Office @ 6765 2209.
Registration as at 8th March 2015: 82 pax
On Easter Sunday, there shall be an opportunity for those who wish to reaffirm
their Baptismal vow made on their behalf. If you would like to find out more about
this, please speak with one of our pastors before 22nd March 2015.
Sunday School presents:
Bethany Home Visit | Today | 12.45 pm – 2.45 pm
The children will be visiting together with the Hokkien Fellowship. Two-way bus
transport and lunch will be provided for the children. Bus will depart church at 12.45
pm and return at 2.45 pm. Parental consent is required.
Please note that there will be a Combined English Service on Palm Sunday,
29 th
March [email protected] am. We are celebrating the Official Opening of our MEP.
Our Bishop, TRAC President, Member of Parliament for our constituency, grassroot
leaders and some elderly members of the Teck Whye community will be present.
Pray for a celebration that will truly honour and glorify His Holy name!
Children’s Ministry Open House – 29th March 2015
The goal of MCI Children’s Ministry is to reach out to children with our programmes
such as the Kindergarten, Reading Programme and Zu’pers. Thru this we hope
families will hear the Good News and to be touched by the love of God as we served
the community. Would you care in reaching out to children, here’s your chance to
do so?
Invite family with children to participate in the Open House on 29/03/15.
Reading Programme
9.30 am – 10.15 am
9.30 am – 10.15 am
Sunday School
10.30 am – 12.15 pm
12.30 pm – 1.15 pm
You are invited to join your child in his/her class to observe and experience Sunday
School @ MCI for yourself. Our teaching team will also be most happy to answer
your queries or discuss how we can help your child in his/her journey of faith. See
you then.
In our world today, everything comes with a price. Fame, acceptance, security and
even love. We say we love one another, yet we do not know how. In kind, everyone
goes through heartaches and pain just to love and be loved. Is love nothing more than
a fanciful lie? None of us are perfect, and little can change that.
To love one another past their flaws, that makes love true.
To be loved unconditionally by someone, that makes love powerful.
As we struggle to love in a world that has lost its will to love, MCI Creative Arts
Ministry brings “All for Love’’ – a musical inspired by the greatest love story ever in
history. For the first time ever, there will be Chinese subtitles and original songs!
3 April 2015, Good Friday | 4 April 2015, Saturday | 7.30 pm | JPG Hall
Invitation cards and complimentary tickets will be available soon.
10. 5-week Course on The Life and Ministry of Paul (Min – 20 pax to start)
5, 12, 19, 26 April & 3 May 2015 | 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Harmony, Inspiration Room | Cost: $20 | Closing Date: 29 March 2015
Come and learn more about this interesting Apostle and Missionary, and how his life
lessons can also be ours! Please register @ infoHub.
Next Sunday’s Sermon: The Wrath of the Word | John 2:12-16
Sermon Application Method:
15th Mar 2015
The water turned into wine – John 2:1-11
Jesus had chosen a few disciples now, and was at a wedding in Cana with his mother. A
problem arises and expectations were imposed upon him. But Jesus’ reply was quite
shocking, even by first-century standards! Why did he respond the way he did? And what
can we learn from Mary and the servants in their own responses to Jesus?
Sermon Points
 Jesus’ reply to Mary communicated:
i. Polite ___________ : He was here to do the ________ of the
ii. There will be ________________ : it was not time for him
 Truth about God: God does things in His __________________________ and
 Mary and the servants’ response:
1. ____________ (that your request will be answered) +
2. _______________ (to the way and time God will answer it) +
3. _______________ (to His instructions)
Result = ______________________ God.
Discussion Questions
1. Was there a time when something God wanted you to do required you to give
difficult answers to your family members, friends, or colleagues? If yes, share your
experience and how you felt.
2. If God responds to your prayer in way contrary to your preference, would you be
willing to accept it by faith? Why or why not?
3. Share a time when you chose to obey God’s instructions even though you would
have preferred not to, and how you received His blessings as a result of your
Our Core Values: Love God | Unconditional Love | Servanthood |
Transforming Grace | Reach the Lost | Exponential Faith