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If you're new to Mercy Hill, we want to extend a special welcome to you. Feel free to fill out a Connection Card (below) if you have questions about Jesus, our church, or you just simply want prayer. We'd be happy to help any way we can!
All Church Hangout - This Sunday!
Meaningful community is hard to find in Silicon Valley, even in the church. Our congregation is spread out all over the city. But there is one day of every week when we all commit to gather together and worship our God: Sunday. It seems strategic to take this pre-existing momentum and work with it in an attempt to develop deeper community within our body. Therefore, on occasional Sundays throughout the year we will invite the church to enjoy picnic-style afternoons together immediately following the service.
The Plan: After service, bring or buy your lunch and join us at the tables out back for a picnic-style afternoon (we may shift inside depending on weather). We’ll also open the gym for people to play in!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
Missions Emphasis Week - March 17-24!
The Go! Team wants you to know that Mercy Hill's Missions Emphasis Week this year will run from March 17th thru March 24th. We'll be kicking off the first Sunday (3/17) with a guest-speaker followed by an international potluck lunch. On Saturday (3/23) we have an opportunity with CityTeam to serve lunch in their courtyard. More details to come!
We hope you can participate with us in this as we learn and grow together to be, "...witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
International Food Fair Sign Up!
God's heart is for the nations to know him, enjoy him, and glorify him forever. As a way of both celebrating and reminding ourselves of this, we thought it would be a fun way to kick off our Missions Emphasis Week by sharing a meal together composed of signature dishes from countries around the world. We are very excited for this, but we need your help! Please see the details below . . .
When? Sunday, March 17th, after the service, beginning at around 12:00pm.
Where? The meal will be held in the dining area off of the Sanctuary.
What? We're asking that each of you sign up to bring a dish from a country different than your own. If possible, it should serve approximately 6-8 people. In the sign-up form that follows, you'll find a selection of countries to choose from as well as a suggested dish. This is just to get you started. You can make whatever dish you prefer. If you need help, we are happy to provide further suggestions. And, if desired, you can even just purchase something from a nearby restaurant.
For more info and to sign up, click here!
If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Joey at or Megan at
All Church Campout - Save the Date!
As many of you know, last year we had an awesome time at our All Church Campout which was held at Mount Madonna County Park (just 45 minutes from the church, but it feels like a world away). We camped Saturday night and held the service in the redwoods there on Sunday morning.
Good news: we’re planning to do it again! Group campsites were harder to come by this year due to forest upkeep projects, but we were able to snag one for the weekend of August 2-4. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us. You won’t want to miss it! More info to come as we get closer to the date.
Sunday Prayer Walk - Sunday, March 24th!
We will be gathering after service this Sunday, March 24th at 1:00pm to do a prayer walk in the local neighborhood! So grab lunch after the service, and consider joining us to pray for our neighboring community, as we hope to have the opportunity to share the gospel with those who are open and ready to engage. We'll have a brief time before the prayer walk to discuss what to pray for, so we invite anyone regardless of experience to join and learn.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Chris Keener at .
With the Lenten season now here, you might want to consider engaging a resource specially designed to help you reflect and go deeper with Christ. Here is one we recommend you check out: Gospel in Life's Lenten Devotional
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing in a choir? Are you from a choral background and wish you could have that experience again? This year for Easter Sunday, Mercy Hill will bring a choral worship number as a part of our worship service. This is open to singers of all levels and ages.
If you are interested in learning more, simply let us know by clicking here. We'll follow up and get you practicing with the others!
Let's raise a mighty chorus to glorify our risen Lord on Easter!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lynn Kuehn at
Allen at Steinbeck Volunteer Application
We have some exciting opportunities to partner and serve Allen at Steinbeck Elementary School coming up soon. In order to volunteer at any future school events, all volunteers are required by SJUSD (San Jose Unified School District) to do the following:
Completed volunteer application
Proof of COVID vaccination
Fingerprint/background check clearance through San José Unified
Please note that there is a 6-7 week wait for the fingerprint/background check clearance -- so if you're even remotely interested, please start the process ASAP. (Youth volunteers -- under 18 -- need to go through the process but do not need to get fingerprinted.)
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Joey at
All Church Prayer - Sunday, March 3rd!
Prayer is the start of everything good (Acts 1:14). It is the death of self-reliance and the lifeline of faith. It is the moving of our eyes outward and upward. It is the stretch of our empty hands towards a Father rich in mercy. As a church we prioritize this regular prayer meeting because of our deep-seated conviction that, while man can plant and water, it is only God who can cause the growth (1 Cor. 3:7).
This Sunday's prayer meeting will held in-person at 6:00pm at the Wilson Residence. Click here for more info.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at
New City Catechism - This Week's Q&A
What else did God create?
God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.
(For more, click here.)
Note: For 2024-25, we will be progressing through the catechism at a slower place—lingering on the same question for two weeks at a time.