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April 3, 2022 - Sunday Service Worship Guide




Good morning Mercy Hill and happy Sunday to you!  If you're new with us, we just wanted to extend a special welcome to you.  Feel free to fill out a Connection Card to get more info or prayer.  We're glad to have you with us!

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TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind: 

All Church Hangout - After Service Today!

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. 

This Sunday's Plan:  After service, bring or buy your lunch and join us at the tables out back for a picnic-style afternoon.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .

Easter Sunday!

Please join us for a special service on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the morning our Savior broke free from the grave!  Light snacks and refreshments will follow the service as well as an Easter egg hunt for your kids.  Whether you're just curious about Christianity or you've been walking with Jesus for a long time, we'd love to see you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Ignite Conference

The Ignite Conference by ISpectra (Igniting Multicultural Discipleship) is Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th. There will be 6 speakers, 30 breakout sessions, exhibitors, multicultural creative arts, a Concert of Prayer and fellowship. It is for all followers of Jesus who seek to answer God's call to make disciples of all peoples, near or far. This conference will inspire and equip you to reach across cultural and ethnic barriers to share Jesus with others and will help unify the Body of Christ as we learn how to work together with others. The cost is $45 before April 8 ($25 for students) and includes two lunches and one dinner.

For details and to register go to igniteconference.info.
We are also looking for volunteers to help.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky Durstenfeld at

Mercy Hill Women's Bible Study - With Us in the Wilderness!

Drawing from the Book of Numbers, this study by Lauren Chandler follows the Israelites, newly freed from the shackles of Egypt, as they wander in the wilderness toward the promised land.  It is the story of God's presence among them, His beloved people.  We'll begin the seven-week study the week of April 4th and end the week of May 16th. 

Ladies may join one of two small groups: Mondays from 8:00-9:30pm on Zoom, or Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm in Kathy Wilson's backyard at 6181 Blossom Avenue in San Jose.  A joint meeting of both groups will follow on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21st. 

Books are available at Amazon.com for $19.99.  Click here to purchase.

To sign up for the Monday Zoom option. click here.
To sign up for the Tuesday in-person option, click here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Mercy Hill Kids - In-Person Today (AND FROM NOW ON)!

Mercy Hill Kids will once again begin holding classes for Preschool and Elementary children (2 years thru 5th grade) every Sunday unless otherwise noted!  Kids can be checked in to their classes before the start of service and can continue there until the service ends.  Our Nursery is not currently staffed but we do have a Mother's Room adjacent to the Sanctuary where parents can care for their littlest ones.

For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .

Mercy Hill Kids - Family Service Next Sunday (4/10)

Next Sunday will be a Family Sunday where children will sit in the service with their parents.  We will provide coloring sheets and pre-packaged crayons for you to make use of.  The Mother's Room is a space families can make use of if necessary.

For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .

Lenten Devotionals!

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 are a few of our favorites for you to check out:

50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
Gospel in Life's Lent Devotionals
Biola’s Lent Project

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .

Join a Home Group!

Home Groups are the heartbeat of our church.  They are the place where our values of Faith, Community, and Mission gain traction in the everyday.  Our hope is to have "everyone in one"!

Find a group to join here.  You are not alone!


Today's Sermon

Title: Vain Worship
Text: Malachi 1:1-14
Preacher: Tolu Odulesi
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response

1.  Sing:

We encourage you to lift your heart and voice up to the Lord!

2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, there are a number of things you can do: (1) find one of our leaders during or after the service; (2) fill out a Connection Card; (3) post your request to our Mercy Hill Community Facebook Group.  We’d love to be lifting you up and caring for you in this time!

3.  Give:

If you’d like to give an offering this morning, you can give online here.  Thanks for your generosity!

Mercy Hill Kids

While difficult, this pandemic does create a wonderful chance for parents to step towards their God-given call as chief disciplers of their kids.  We know this may feel overwhelming and that is why we want to help!  Every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  You can check our church calendar to see what's happening on a particular date.  We'd love to have you join us!

If you have any questions or need help in any way, don't hesitate to reach out to Christina at    

Have a Wonderful Week!