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8:15am
6:30pm
8:30pm
 
Summer Day Camp
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TUESDAY
8:15am
9:00am
7:00pm
 
Summer Day Camp
Jr. High Leadership Camp
'Hour of Power' Prayer
 
WEDNESDAY
8:15am
9:00am
10:00am
 
Summer Day Camp
Jr. High Leadership Camp
Prayer Meeting
 
THURSDAY
8:15am
9:00am
6:30pm
7:00pm
8:30pm
 
Summer Day Camp
Jr. High Leadership Camp
Co-Ed Volleyball (ages 18+)
Creative Arts Practice
Men's Soccer (ages 18+)
 
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8:15am
5:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
 
Summer Day Camp
Sr. High Boys Basketball
Friday Night Prayer
Sr. High Youth
Young Adults
 
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9:00am
11:15am
 
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Worship & The Word
 
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Welcome to MCA Online

 
MCA is home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9am & 11:15am (new service time) for Praise & Worship, followed by a time of prayer & preaching of the Word. After each service, we have refreshments in the gym. We also have mid-week activities, including after-school programs, family night and sports. MCA is a great place to Believe, to Belong & to Be Loved! Why not bring a friend?
 
 

A Message From The Pastor

AUGUST THEME: Rescue Mission
 
On one occasion, an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

Let’s look at words “as yourself”. We are commanded to love ourselves! If we do not rescue ourselves first, we will not live to rescue others. How do we love ourselves? Jesus said in Matt 19:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” We must become children again. Be reborn.

Children love life. They are curious, playful, and love to laugh! Tell them a good story and they listen with every ounce of their being. Their imagination creates worlds filled with wonderful friends, magical animals, and happy endings. They ask endless questions and wonder “why?” They demand attention and use their energy as if it will never run out. Hurts are cured with loving words, a kiss, and a hug. A child's hug can transfer love better than any other method! Their joy and laughter is most infectious! They love others and themselves!

Let’s become like a child and love without reservation. Let’s not rush past a conversation with a lonely person or a needy one. Visit a sick neighbour and bring not just flowers, but love and laughter. Laugh, and play and giggle. Ask why and listen to the answer. Dig deeper into life. Be less serious. Let’s decrease our emphasis on worldly success, and instead rebuild a relationship that has faltered. Draw or paint a silly picture. Be curious. Look at the beauty of creation. Follow Jesus’ journey. Listen to stories and make some up.

Rescue your life. From stress and striving. From worry, pain and sorrow. Be a child of God in the deepest sense of the Word. He wants us to come to Him. He wants us to rediscover the joy of our first love for Him. Through the eyes of a child. Let’s love Him, others, and ourselves. And when we have rescued ourselves, we can then share our childish love and rescue others.

Blessings,

Dirk Mast