Sunday 12 May 2019

A People Fully Alive

Restored, Resourced, Released

Isaiah 61:1-3; John 10:10

Today is Sunday 12 May 2019

We welcome you to our Service where we gather together not as those who have our lives perfectly sussed out, but as fellow pilgrims on a journey. We meet to acknowledge God’s power through the Holy Spirit in our lives, to celebrate and to affirm that we are not our own – we belong to God and belong to one another because of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.

Reflections             Today’s reading is James 3:3-12
We all know how powerful the tongue is. The words we say have the ability to wound or heal, offend or make friend, alienate or unite, confuse or educate. It can happen so fast and without thought, often reflecting what is in our heart. Let’s ask God to take control. May we overflow with His love and wisdom. May His love be reflected in what we say.  Verse 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.

Today’s Worship Leader  Jacqui  Tonks

and our Speaker is James Watson

We wish all the women in MBC this morning a blessed Mother’s Day.

MBC Prayers

Prayer Events and Requests

Monday morning: 7.00 am

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 Hutchinson at phone 455-0443 or email .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

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.

Contributions to the Newsletter: We welcome church members to contribute a praise item, bit of news or something that will encourage everyone. Email or drop a wee note to Tongsiew at – deadline is Friday evening of every week.

Rosters : Please check when you are due on and arrange for a substitute if you cannot do it on that date. Please note that cleaning duties should be done in the week following the Sunday and there is no pressure for a particular date or time. Please let Tongsiew know if you plan to be away at all as this will help with rostering.

MBC Sharing & Caring

Raising Teens of Faith – The Church in NZ has struggled to ‘keep our Teens connected to Faith’ for a long time now. This tour will speak into this challenge with hope and encouragement for parents, pastors, youth workers, and to teenagers themselves. The keynote speaker will be Dr Crystal Kirgiss who is a published author and respected speaker on this subject.

Thursday 16th May – Dunedin   Venue: Dunedin City Baptist Church, 19 Main S Rd, Concord, Dunedin 9018

Time:7pm-9pm.  $5 door charge (cash or eftpos available)

From James Watson -Conquer series Dates, Time and Venue

The days do change each week, so we need people to check their diaries as this course is unique in  that it requires a commitment to  others, and not simply a personal commitment.

For anyone who is uncertain- the first night will give a fairly good introduction and layout clear expectations for the people attending. People can also talk to Ray Dustow 454 4624 or James Watson 455 5856 if they have questions. 

It will be held at 7:30pm at Ray Dustow’s House [11 Albion Street] on the following dates;

Intro Thurs 23 rd May . First official night Tues 28th May.

Thursday 6th June. Tuesday 11th June . Thursday 20th of June 

Tuesday 25th of June.  Thursday 4th July . Tuesday 9th July . Thursday 18th July .Tuesday 23rd July .Thursday 1st August 

Way2Go Scripture Union Conference:  ‘Journey Together’  Saturday 25th May 9.30am-4pm (at Mosgiel Presbyterian Church) Always an informative training day for those currently working with children and young people, or those interested in doing so. If you are keen to go, please see Larissa.  The church is able to cover some of the cost for those wanting to attend.

He Is Faithful – Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us, They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises. Romans 15:4  

We may not see all of God’s promises fulfilled in our lifetime but we do know that when He makes a promise, He keeps it. How do we know?  He’s built a legacy of promise keeping throughout Scriptures. The more we immerse ourselves in God’s word, the more we see how His hand faithfully guided His people. Therefore we can trust that He will continue to keep His promises. This gives us hope for the future. He will never leave us alone to fend for ourselves. He will faithfully keep His promises to us, as well.  – Vera Robinson

Upcoming Sunday Sermons

May 12                   Mothers’ Day / James 3:1-12 Taming the Tongue  James Watson  

May 19                      Pentecost Sunday  James 3:13-18  Two Kinds of Wisdom  David Goodwin

May 26                      Missions Sunday Visiting Speaker—Judith Jackson, OMF Taiwan

Next Week at Church Premises

13th May  Mon           Prayer Meeting 7 am Musselburgh Music 9-11 am Mgmt Team Meet 7 pm

 14th May Tue                           Elders Meeting 7.30 pm            

15th May  Thur      Thursday Playgroup with Marcie 10– 12 noon

19th May  Sun Survivor 2-4 pm

Musselburgh Baptist Church, 131 Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin 9013 or contact   phone 03-4562065  for more information

Church office hours  On the following days you will usually find someone at the Church Office (or not too far away) to take your enquiries, or even just to pray with you. Monday 12-5, Tuesday 9-1 Wednesday 9-1 Thursday 9-12 or  phone us on 456 2065.

Donations to the Church the church’s bank account number is 030881-0053478-00 for automatic payments to make a regular contribution to the church, or to make a one-off donation electronically. Receipts for all donations made during the financial year (which ends in March) will be issued in April.

Missed a sermon or want to hear it again? Want to check out the notes? Just head to to check it out. All messages from the last few years are available on line.

Items for the Newsletter –. Please send items for the newsletter to Tongsiew at with Newsletter in the subject box. Deadline is Friday evening please.

Pastoral needs? Contact

Home Groups At MBC

Home groups provide an opportunity to have some concentrated time of fellowship and support, bible study and equipping and prayer that everyone can take part in. If you are not yet part of a Home Group we encourage you to think about being part of one. Please contact a person below in the first instance, as venues may vary. If you are unsure please see James Watson who will provide more information.