MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Congregation Annual Pragrams

Our  annual programs are fixed with respect to the Melpa Lutheran Church Calendar. We observe and participate in church organised events such as conferences and Church Anniversary Celebrations. 

Significant annual programs for Exodus Congregation include but not limited to the following:
  • Christmas Night and New Year Worship Programs
  • MLC  Anniversary Observation  every 9th of January  each year.
  • Annual Easter Bible Camp
  • Congregation Pastor's Programs and Pastor Exchange Program.
  • Youth and Sunday School Sundays
  • Lutheran Church Sunday and Reformation Day Observation
  • Attend Church Conventions 
  • Year Opening Program and Year End Closing Program

Christmas Night and New Year Worship Programs

Annual Christmas night fellowship programs starts at 24th/25th of December every year and the congregation have candle night programs with night fellowships at Congregation level as well as house prayer levels. 

The new year ending and new year fellowship(s) are/is flexible in both house prayer levels and congregation level. Sometimes programs are planned in a way that new year celebration worship services are held at each house prayer. 

MLC  Anniversary Observation  every 9th of January  each year.

The Congregation has a program  before or after January 9th of every year to observe the Melpa Luther Church Anniversary that falls on every 9th of January each year.  

Annual Easter Bible Camp

Our Easter Bible Camp started in Morata Church area with few people. As the number of congregation members grew each year and house prayers were erected at various suburbs, the congregation did a trial to host it at house prayers at it turned out to be good so it became the practice today. 

The Annual Easter Bible Camp is held every end of March or April depending on the Church Calendar and of course the PNG Government's Calendar.

Every house prayer has a turn to host the Easter Bible Camp and it goes in a cycle. One house prayer hosts it and passes it on to the next house prayer and it continues.


Congregation Pastor's Programs and Pastor Exchange Program.

The congregation Pastor program attends Annual Pastor Conference for Melpa Lutheran Church wherever scheduled. The Pastor also attends Church Conventions and other necessary conferences as required by the Church.

The Congregation Pastor exchange program was initially done on a short term basis in which the visiting pastor spent several months. Then it was shifting to have the pastors exchanged on a annual basis. And then it was further changed to have the pastors in congregation for a two years term. Finally, it was seen fitting that the Congregation Pastor is given three (3) term which is currently in practice.

In the first year of the three years is the orientation year for the pastor. The Pastor is introduced to the congregation's weekly programs and annual programs. He is also introduced to congregation members and get along well with them.

In the second year, the Pastor is expected to fully commit to his work without hesitation. Then on the third and the final year, he continue to work normally until winding down all programs and he is repatriated at the end of his full three year term.

The Next Pastor to replace the outgoing pastor and where will the outgoing pastor settle in the next congregation is decided by the Melpa Lutheran Church Council.


Youth and Sunday School Sundays

According to Church Calendar, the congregation also have programs for Youth and Sunday School Programs.

At Youth Sunday, all the programs are run by Youth Ministry on combine Sunday Service.
And on the Sunday School Sunday, all the programs for combine Sunday Service is run by Sunday School Ministry.

Lutheran Church Sunday and Reformation Day Observation

The congregation also observe and celebrate one way or the other during the Lutheran Church day as well as Reformation days fixed in the Church Calendar.

Attend Church Conventions 

Representative(s) of both Executive(s) and  members of the congregation  do make an attempt to attend National Church Conventions as per the dates and venues fixed by the Church.


Year Opening Program and Year End Closing Program

Year opening program and year end closing programs are very important and very significant programs the congregation has each year.

In the new year the , the congregation pastor pray and bless all the congregation's programs including weekly and annual programs. He pray for all the congregation's ministry arms to do their normal ministry activities. It includes the programs for, Youth, Sunday School, Mama Ministry etc.

Towards the end of the year, the congregation has the Year End Closing Program in which all the ministry arms close for activities. However, fellowship is ongoing as there is no end to it.


These are some of the annual programs that Exodus congregation has.


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