Triumph through the years – The Marikina Locale Church exceedingly celebrated their 44th Church Anniversary last September 4, 2016 at Sto. Niño, Marikina City. The members of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) Marikina Locale assembled in this joyous occasion as the message of God are delivered by no other than the Goodman of the House, Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol, and Bishop Osinando Quillao with the theme: “Looking Forward to the Greater Glory of the Present Church”, a passage from the book of Haggai 2:9. Hearts were filled and spirits were renewed, as the splendor of God’s faithfulness to His Church for over 44 years flashed through the eyes of His believers.
Two sets of Sunday School and Worship Services were held that day. In the first set, Marikina Praise and Worship team, with song leader Sister Reshen Vallespin, led the congregation in the singing of songs in Sunday School. Pastor Charlie Magbata then delivered the message. Proceeding to the Divine Worship, Master of Ceremonies, Pastor Ana Galleno guided the brethren throughout the service. Pastor Polly Mendoza gave warm welcome to all the brethren and visitors for the day. Pastor Estrella Franada gave the offertory message and the importance of giving in the church. Songs of praise were performed by the Clinic Department, Marikina Youth String Ensemble, Highest Praise Chorale and the MBS Choir.
During the second Sunday School, Sister Ana Marie Renton started the singing of praise and worship songs with the Marikina Praise and Worship team. The speaker for this service was Pastor Polly Mendoza. The Master of Ceremonies was Pastor Kate Saulog. Offertory message was delivered by Pastor Charlie Magbata.
The worship services may be done in separate parts, but the each and every believer that had attended the majestic church anniversary celebration were one in the Spirit and one in unity with the teachings of the Apostle. The Goodman of the House emphasized the importance of believing in what lies ahead for the glory of the present church. Bishop Osinando, on the 2nd worship, highlighted the facts on how faithful God has been for the past 44 years through the works of God that was manifested in each and every member of the church. Another year has passed for the brethren of Marikina Locale, another chapter of victory unfolds, until the coming of the Lord in the End-time. (V. Evangelista)