Sunday 22 November 2020

A People Fully Alive

Restored, Resourced, Released

Isaiah 61:1-3; John 10:10

Today is Sunday 22 November 2020

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.

Reflection   2Corinthians 9:10  He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 

9:11  You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 

9:12  For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 

9:13  By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 

9:14  while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 

9:15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 

The gift of Jesus ministry [The Gospel] and the blessing of his grace means that death has been defeated. We can be freed from the sin that holds us back and because of this we can experience life in all its’ fullness. Life and the Life giver have blessed us with the ability to bring this message of Life to others. The seeds that symbolise new life are to be sown to increase a harvest of life and goodness that will flow out causing people to give thanks to God. Remember; the ultimate goal of our mission is not merely to increase the number of believers, but to bring worship and thanksgiving and glory back to God. When we truly comprehend what God has given us, we are able to give thanks in a way that was never possible without the unfolding of His perfect plan. On this foundation our evangelism must rest.

For his Glory alone – Soli Deo Gloria                                      James Watson

Today’s Worship  Leader is  AnneMarie Munro

and the Speaker is  Jonathan Robinson

MBC Prayer Events

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.

MBC Caring & Sharing……..

Reminder: There is a  Members’ Meeting  after today’s service. If you have not replied or confirmed your membership, its still not too late— Gavin has a membership voting list and will be able to tick your name off today as an official acknowledgement.

Last Wednesday of the Month Worship and Prayer 

Weds 25th Nov, 7:30-8:30pm. And informal worship time incorporating times of prayer. 

This is a prayer meeting for seeking God for our church. Please email me any song requests. 

From Admin  – Recently we had to buy a new office shredder and would like parents to advice their kids(25 years and below please!!)  not to play with the shredder as it really damages the blades.  Also please note that the office area is technically out of bounds unless you are staff or volunteer and the use of the Labelling Device (Brother) is only with permission from Admin or Jo Knowles as the tape is very expensive to replace. Thanks everyone for your support and grace in such mundane but important matters— from Tongsiew

Thursday Playgroup’s future : Marcie would like us to join her to pray for the following concerns to do with the group:

As playgroup comes to an end ( this year in Dec) that God might put it on someone’s heart to lead and carry it on ( perhaps another mom or individual who has a calling for leading a small group ministry with amazing moms in the community) or….

That if it is meant to finish that those seeds of love, friendship, and discipleship have been sown these years among the girls and those moms who have been apart of playgroup will be encouraged to go further in their faith and share in their relationships with  one another for support.

If anyone is interested, I am happy to talk with them. This has been a ministry for  the last  seven years which has served the community and it has been a real privilege to be apart of it. Let’s give it to God’ s hands.

Upcoming Sunday Sermons 

29 Nov         Vivien Anderson

6 Dec              Kids Christmas Service

13 Dec           Jacqui Tonks     

Activities At MBC this Coming Week

23 Nov Mon     Musselburgh Music 9am—11am    Staff Meeting  1pm

24 Nov  Tue     Private Booking Church Kitchen Olivia Rose 8 am—3pm

25 Nov Wed    Private Booking Church Kitchen Olivia Rose 8am-3pm,

Positive Parenting  Support Group Upper Hall  10am—12noon

25 Nov Wed    Ladies  Prayer Meeting  7.30pm—8.30pm

26 Nov  Thur   Marcie’s Thursday Playgroup  10am– 12noon

28 Nov  Sat Private Booking –Music School Concert  Ron Atley 3.45pm  –  6.30pm

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  Friday 10-1pm  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.

Pastor Contact  You can contact Jonathan Robinson at or by phone 4554477, 0284210708 (please don’t ring after 9pm, except in emergencies ). 

Pin Access to church front door can be made available to any church member who has a need to access the church premises outside of Sunday services. Please get in touch with Tongsiew for further information.

Creche/Cleaning Cupboard Keys –  Sometimes the crèche door is locked when necessary (e.g. private rental of premises where crèche is not part of rental). The  keys are  now hanging on the noticeboard next to the Cleaning Cupboard (which is under the hallwaystairs). Please put the keys back where they belong—Thanks!

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.