MCI Traditional Service 22 March 2015

VISION 2018 Growing Christian Disciples who renew their Worship to
the Almighty God and share Christ’s Love with the
community and world.
Church Theme 2015: Engaging Members with God’s Word
Order of Service
22 Mar 2015 | 11.00 am
Musical Prelude
*Call to Worship
*Hymn of Praise
Ms Chan Siang Hwei
All Creatures of Our God and King
UMH 62
A Modern Affirmation
UMH 885
*Affirmation of Faith
*Gloria Patri
UMH 71
Prayer of Confession and Pardon
UMH 893
Prayer on behalf of all
Ms Chan Siang Hwei
The Lord’s Prayer (together)
Greetings / MCI News & Concerns
Rev Clarence Lee
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Hymn of Preparation
I Love to Tell the Story
Scripture Lesson
*Hymn of Dedication
UMH 95
John 2:1-11
UMH 156
Ms Chan Siang Hwei
The Water turned into Wine
Rev Clarence Lee
How Firm a Foundation
UMH 529
Rev Clarence Lee
Musical Postlude
Altar Ministry (worshippers are invited to come forward for prayer and ministry)
(* indicates congregation to stand)
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 | | [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!
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 10.30 am Contemporary Service today.
Pray for the Lord’s anointing.
Sermon: The Wrath of the Word | John 2:12-16
Prayer Concerns.
a) The first of the Ten Commandments states: “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. May His Spirit help us
put away modern idols that distract us from the worship of the Almighty God.
b) The Lord directed Joshua: “8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in
it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be
strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your
God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8,9. Let’s keep the Word of God in
our hearts and let it guide our steps.
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) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be
condemned” Mark 16:15,16. 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) Continue to pray for Christ’s healing grace on 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.
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
4. MCI Project Gideon 300 is about raising 300 members to meet the challenges
associated with the re-payment of interest-free loans that churches and individuals have
committed to our MEP. Presentations were made at all our Services over the past 2 weeks
based on the ministry of Gideon in Judges 6 & 7. The details of the project were shared via
Easter 2015 Letter as well as in our worship bulletin.
It is a call to give sacrificially, beyond that which you have already committed in terms of
Pledges, Building Fund etc… On an average, we needed to raise approximately $300,000
annually to meet our MEP Fund obligations over the next several years. We challenge
you to be one of the 300 men/women of God who would set aside an average of $70 per
month for the next 12 months. Please give as the Lord directs. Project Gideon 300
Envelopes are available @ infoHub. You may place the envelopes in our Offering Bags,
return @ infoHub or mail to MCI Office.
MCI Church Camp 2015 Registration: Final Week!!
Dates: 4th – 7th June 2015 (Thurs – Sun) | Venue: Renaissance Hotel in JB, Malaysia
Praise God for His blessings in terms of enabling 125 pax to
register for Church Camp 2015. While we target and pray for 180
pax, we continue to believe that the Lord will facilitate the
registration process for the rest to come on board! Registration
officially ends today!
Do not miss out on this amazing faith adventure, where we will
be digging deep into God's Word together as one family. Dr
Kevin Lowe, pastors and other Workshop Speakers will lead us
deeper into the Word of God! There shall be opportunities to get
to know one another better!
Pop by our Registration Counter in the Social Hall to register for the camp! Just a few
quick points for your information :
 If you intend to share the room with one or more person(s) but have not found your
roommate(s), do let the Registration Team know. We will be happy to help with
rooming arrangements and have already received several requests for this.
 If you're unable to travel with us on Thursday morning (4 Jun), please approach the
booth. We can help you with alternative travel arrangements.
 While Registration period officially ends today, but do indicate to the Registration
Team if you require an extension.
 If you would like to register but do not have the full payment ready today, please
submit the Registration Form at the Booth and our Committee members will follow
up with you later.
If you wish to find out more about the camp, have a chat with our Committee Members
near the counter, or contact the MCI Office @ 6765 2209.
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 by TODAY.
Please note that there will be a Combined English Service on Palm Sunday,
29th March [email protected] am. We are celebrating the Official Opening of our MEP.
Our Bishop, TRAC President, Member of Parliament for our constituency, grassroots
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!
Please note that covered parking will be reserved for guests and therefore limited
parking is available in church on that day. Please come early and park at the HDB Car
Park. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The church today faces its greatest challenge in history, an entire generation hangs in the
balance. Will the church win them or lose them?
Barna Group survey shows Christian children are rapidly moving away from a biblical
worldview. Our children are being discipled by the world, Will the church lose this
generation? The 4-14 Window … the age when people are most likely to meet Christ.
The church has … influence … opportunity … mandate … responsibility
to raise a generation of world changers
It’s time for children and youth to become the focused priority of the global church.
What difference could you make in … our church … our community … our nation?
Join the movement … to win … to disciple … to TRANSFORM … a generation
The hour has arrived ….. bring a child to the Children’s Ministry Open House
on Sunday, 29 March 2015.
(adapted from 4/14 Window "It's time to wake up")
For Holy Week Services, please note the following:
a. Palm Sunday | MEP Official Opening
b. Maundy Thursday Service will commemorate
the institution of the Lord's Supper.
c. MCI’s C.A.M Musical Presentation “All for Love”:
i) Good Friday Service
ii) Saturday Service
d. Easter Service |Reaffirm Baptismal Vow
| 29 March 2015 |10.30 am
| 2 April 2015 | 8.00 pm
| 3 April 2015 | 7.30 pm
| 4 April 2015 | 7.30 pm
| 5 April 2015 | 10.30 am
Please note that there will be NO English Service in the morning of Good Friday. The
Mandarin Service will celebrate Good Friday and Easter @ 9.00 am.
10. 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 is 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!
Invitation cards and complimentary tickets will be distributed today.
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’s
lessons can also be ours! Please register @ infoHub.
12. Next Sunday MEP Opening Combined Service’s Sermon:
The Word (son of Man) must be lifted Up | John 3:14-21
Sermon Application Method:
22 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
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 obedience.
Our Core Values: Love God | Unconditional Love | Servanthood |
Transforming Grace | Reach the Lost | Exponential Faith