Sunday 24th December 2017


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Sunday 24th December 2017


Musselburgh Baptist Church – A People Fully Alive

Around the church you will see Acorns and Oak trees representing the visions of Isaiah 61:1-3. This is worked out in our ministries by focusing on three things; bringing Restoration to people and helping resource our futures that we may be released into all that God would have for us – that is, in being Fully Alive!



Our reading today is: John 3:16-17 and Psalm 86:15

Our reading from John 3:16 is probably the most well known verse in the bible. Understandably so, as it forms the basis of our Christian faith; That Jesus came to save us from our sins and bring us into a relationship with God. Why did He do this amazing thing? Love! He loves us and wants us to know it. He wants us to experience it.

When it comes down to it there is nothing more meaningful in life than knowing love, being loved and loving others. And the greatest love of all is God’s love.

As we light the Love candle today let’s pray for a fresh understanding of His love for us and may we actively share with others the good news of God’s love and the saving power He gave to us through Jesus.

Pray that the Love of God will be recognised all around the world this Christmas.–+

Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are… abounding in love…..”


Prayer at MBC Prayer Events and Requests:

  • Prayer Fellowship: All are invited to come and pray for the church and the community third Thursday of each month.
  • Women’s prayer group – Wednesday fortnightly.
  • Monday morning 6.30am
  • CAP prayer meeting first Tuesday of the month at 9am at church
  • If you have a prayer request or want to join the prayer team contact Diane H. Please remember to use the prayer box at the back of the church if you want the prayer team to pray for anything specific in confidence.
  • If you need prayer for sickness or other matters please contact one of the Elders

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve 24th December 10am – Carol service with an Orchestral Accompaniment Christmas Eve 24th December 10pm – Carols by Candlelight Guest speaker Alice Tonks Christmas Day 25th December 10am – Celebration Service “He has come” Guest speaker Alice Tonks New Years Eve 31st December – NO SERVICE 6th January 2018 10am – Regular Services resume……

Situations Vacant: we need support people for our CAP families, we have solo mum’s, single women, single men and married couples with families who need support, can you help? Talk to Jo Knowles for more information

Foodbank Donations of basic food items are appreciated for the Presbyterian Support Foodbank. There is a labelled box under the foyer table. Please be sure to replace it if it has to be removed for a particular event.

Christian Women Communicating Internal (CWCI)– Camp

Speaker Emma Stoke,NZ. “Deeper Still”.Excellent speaker. Lakeland Park Queenstown 2-4th March 2018 early bird registration before 3rd February

or speaking Thursday 8th March in Dunedin. To register see for more information  or speak to Heather or Marcie

Wanted 3 bedroom home for solo Dad with teen age daughters, up to $300.00 a week. Reference available. Call Mike 0204 444228.

 Parking You will have noticed there is now a space we like to dedicate outside the church for those with mobility problems who need to be dropped off and for parking for those with mobility stickers on their cars. Please try and honour this space on Sunday mornings even if the signs have not been put out.

Also remember to keep the space between the church and the bus stop free for customers of the shop across the road. Thanks


Other local events:

 Dunedin Community Christmas Dinner

Are you expecting to be alone on Christmas Day?

Please join us for a delicious free Christmas dinner and great music.: Dunedin Town Hall: Monday, December 25th, 11.30 am – 2.30pm. Guests to be seated by 12 noon. Entry: Free Booking – Phone Connect South 4716177 No alcohol served or permitted.