Sunday 14th July 2024

A People Fully Alive

Restored, Resourced, Released

Isaiah 61:1-3; John 10:10

14th July 2024

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.

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.One generation shall extol your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. They will recount the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works I will meditate. They will proclaim the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,  and all your faithful shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, 12 to make known to all people your] mighty deeds and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 

Psalm 145:3-13

This week is our annual creative offerings service when we as created people made in the image of our creator God bring things we have made (be it a physical object – a painting, photograph, piece of craftsmanship – or an offering in the form of words – such as poetry or song) as an offering before God and his people. As we do so we collectively remember and celebrate His goodness, mercy and love. 

Alicia Elder

Creative Offerings Service

Welcome is Andrew and Rebecca Campbell                                                                         

Morning Tea is Winsome & John Parnell

Church Office Hours 

All our church staff work part-time and have different work times in the office. The office is open on Mondays 9am– 2:30pm and Fridays 9am—1pm. To contact any of the staff, please email them directly at Pastor Alicia Elder , Jo Knowles or Church Office  (Christina Holmes).  

Topic: Creative Offerings

Upcoming Roster: 21st July

Welcoming:  Betty Lindsay & Jeyn Ganesan

Morning Tea:  Betty Lindsay & Jeyn Ganesan

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. 

Elders: Please don’t hesitate to talk to one of the elders if you have anything you want to discuss, or email us at and someone will get in touch with you. 

As part of our role as Elders we would love to meet and pray with anyone who is sick. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will arrange this.

Pastoral Care: We have a team that meets fortnightly, if you have any pastoral care needs or know of anyone who requires some extra support please let Betty, Jo, Alicia or Winsome know or email the elders.

Home Groups @ MBC: These are at the core of our life as a community and as followers of Jesus. Listed below are our groups, we encourage everyone to join a group.

Day/ Time of MeetingContactPhone
Weekly Mondays 7:00pmBruce Munro027 676 4610
Alternate Mondays 7:30pmJames Watson (Men’s Group)027 929 8645
Alternate Tuesdays  8:00pmJo & Stephen Knowles454 4742
Weekly Wednesday 10-11:30am * not meeting July 10th & 17th*Winsome or Betty021 279 7941

Prayer Meeting: 17th July at 7:15pm at church. All are welcome to meet to pray for the church.

Craft afternoon session for Young People July 17th:  Any young people wanting to learn to knit or crochet or work on their own small craft projects, are welcome on Wednesday 17th July from 1pm. Looking forward to hearing about any interest in this.

** Please note, the craft group will not meet on July 10th*** Jeanette

Snag a Snag! Musselmen and Mussel Youths!: 27th July 2pm Church Kitchen – Be taught how to make a sausage and  eat your own creation. Compete for the prestigious Silver Sausage Trophy judged by our resident Sausageologists, Drs Winsome and Liz. We will supply the skins, fat, breadcrumbs (incl. Gluten Free) and some limited amount of onions herbs. You bring at least 1kg of the meat /herbs/spices/fruit/ veges …other ingredients you want to make your sausage of.  Cost $7.50/head. RSVP ASAP  to Andrew 02108220573 or John 0272211668 so we know how much material we need to provide.

Opportunity to get involved: Do you love hanging out with kids? See the significance and privilege of walking with the youngest in our congregation? We would love to hear from you! We really need some more people to help in our kids ministry. If you are interested please contact Fiona Elder 021 205 4789

MBC Prayer Events

Prayer Before and After Church At 9:40 am in the room at the back of the church, all welcome. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, please come to the front of the church. An elder/ member of the congregation will be happy to pray with you.

Monday Mornings 6:30am Every Monday in the church foyer. Lead by Betty Lindsay

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 phone 455-0443 or email

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.

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 Christina at with the subject line ‘Newsletter’ by Wednesday evening.

New to MBC?  Alicia would like to say hi and get your contact details (if that’s ok) so that you can be included in our church email list.  Please speak to Alicia or email the office at with your contact details.

Kids Ministry @ MBC  

Your kids are very welcome at MBC! We have a space at the back where younger children can come and sit on a rug and cushions and draw and play. We also have a pretty cool creche out past the kitchen where you can take your little ones (preschool) to play.  The Year 1-5 program welcomes pre-schoolers but a parent or older sibling may need to be present to help. In this age group we share morning tea, have a bible story, craft and games. 

MBC Youth Group @ MBC

Mike and Rosie Brown lead the MBC Youth Programme (Year 6 up) and would love for any youth to join us. Feel free to email or call us for more information.

Mike: 027.257.5165, Rosie: 027.327.1192

Sunday Morning – Year 6+: Youth head out part way through the service for bible study.

Saturday Social – Year 7+: Once a fortnight on Saturday evenings: join us for adventures,

activities and games.

Wednesday Evening – Year 9+: Meet at Mike and Rosie’s house (467 Taieri Rd, Halfway

Bush) for a midweek bible study 7-8:30ish pm.

Musselburgh Baptist Church, 131 Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin 9013 email   phone 03-4562065