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April 11, 2021 - Sunday Service Worship Guide

 

 

Welcome!

Good morning Mercy Hill and happy Resurrection Day 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!

Fill out a Connection Card!

If you're gathering with us in person, please don't forget to register if you haven't already.  If you're tuning in for the Live Stream, we'd encourage everyone to please consider taking a moment to put a comment in the chat box there.  Let us know who you are and maybe where you're tuning in from.  Say hi.  We miss you!  And as we get into the message, feel free to share other Scriptures that come to mind, prayer requests that you have, questions that you'd like answered, etc.  It would be great to interact even in this limited format.

Call to Worship

Holy Spirit

There's nothing worth more
that will ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your presence Lord

I've tasted and seen
of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
and my shame is undone
Your presence Lord

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
to be overcome by Your presence Lord

Let us become more aware of Your presence
Let us become experience the glory of Your goodness

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Mercy Hill Youth Hangout: All Mercy Hill Youth (6th thru 12th grade) are invited for a hangout after the Sunday Service today at 1:00pm!  We'll have time for fellowship, prayer, and getting in God's Word.  And we even plan to provide some pizza!  Our plan, weather permitting, is to meet at the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary where we meet for Sunday Service.  See ya there!
  • Mercy Hill Men's Upcoming Study: Mercy Hill men!  We are planning to start a men’s study with Paul's letter to Titus on April 19th and will continue to study this book on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Titus is a relatively short book of three chapters containing about 15 verses in each chapter. We are planning the study to span 4 meetings. These meetings are going to be conducted via Zoom. We will distribute study questions and materials each week to those who sign-up for the study. The purposes of this study of the letter to Titus are: (1) To encounter Jesus (the incarnation of Jesus is mentioned in each of the three chapters in the letter to Titus);  (2) To encourage one and another to engage in being transformed in our encounter with Jesus (the book of Titus also repeatedly encourages us to align and submit ourselves to Jesus vs. listening or getting entangled with the expectations and myths of a culture; (3) To provide an environment where our man to man relationships can flourish as we engage in following the calls of Jesus to us men. To request to join, go here.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bob Coffey at   .
  • Ladies Online Coffee Date: Women of Mercy Hill—Join us on April 25th at 2:30pm for an online coffee date. We will have the chance to connect with different women one-on-one for short bursts of time—speed chatting! This is an easy going, no fuss, no homework gathering just to enjoy fellowship with one another and maybe meet a new friend! We'll provide the icebreakers and conversation starters.  You just come ready to have a good time.  Find the links to RSVP and join the Zoom call here!
  • Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship: Mercy Hill Kids is meeting at 11:45 am (both Preschool and Elementary class). Go here to read more and to find a link to sign in!  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .
  • Home Groups: Many of our Home Groups have moved to a hybrid (in-person + virtual) format.  Whatever your comfort level with meeting, you're welcome to come check one out.  Find one to join here.  You are not alone!

Today's Sermon


Title:
If a Kiss Could Kill (Part 1): A Word to Betrayers
Text: Luke 22:47-53
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

All I Have Is Christ

I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will.
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross.
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace.

Hal-le - lu - jah! All I have is Christ
Hal-le - lu - jah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me.
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose.
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You.

Build My Life

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you

Jesus a name above every other name
Jesus the only one that could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you
We live for you

Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who you are
And fill me with your heart
And lead me in your love
to those around me

I will build my life, upon your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust, in you alone
And I will not be shaken


2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) fill out a Connection Card; or (2) 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!  Parents of Mercy Hill children should have already received an email from the Director of Mercy Hill Kids, Christina Lugo, regarding ways you can utilize the Gospel Project curriculum at home.  This information has also been included on our blog here.  Beyond this, most Sundays, we are also hosting an online worship gathering for our kids.  You can check here for more details.  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! 

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April 4, 2021 - Sunday Service Worship Guide

 

 

Welcome!

Good morning Mercy Hill and happy Resurrection Day 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!

Click here to fill out a Connection Card!

If you're tuning in for the Live Stream, we'd encourage everyone to please consider taking a moment to put a comment in the chat box there.  Let us know who you are and maybe where you're tuning in from.  Say hi.  We miss you!  And as we get into the message, feel free to share other Scriptures that come to mind, prayer requests that you have, questions that you'd like answered, etc.  It would be great to interact even in this limited format.

Call to Worship

Great Are You Lord

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise, we pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

Because He Lives

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!

And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Mercy Hill Youth Hangout: All Mercy Hill Youth (6th thru 12th grade) are invited for a hangout after the Sunday Service next week April 11th at 1:00pm!  We'll have time for fellowship, prayer, and getting in God's Word.  And we even plan to provide some pizza!  Our plan, weather permitting, is to meet at the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary where we meet for Sunday Service.  See ya there!
  • Cookies!  After the service don't forget to head over to the Welcome Table and pick up your free and delicious cookie from Christine's Cookie Co.  Happy Resurrection Day!
  • All Church Prayer - Cancelled: Due to it being Easter Sunday, the All Church Prayer is cancelled for this week.  We encourage you to spend the day with family and friends celebrating the gift of our redemption in Jesus!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
  • Mercy Hill Men's Hike: Men, let's get out and sweat together!  Join other brothers from Mercy Hill this coming Saturday, April 10th at 9:00am for a hike at Quicksilver County Park.  We'll be meeting at the trailhead off McAbee Rd (click here for directions).  To learn more or sign up, please email Paul Walton at 
  • Mercy Hill Men's Upcoming Study: Mercy Hill men!  We are planning to start a men’s study with Paul's letter to Titus on April 19th and will continue to study this book on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Titus is a relatively short book of three chapters containing about 15 verses in each chapter. We are planning the study to span 4 meetings. These meetings are going to be conducted via Zoom. We will distribute study questions and materials each week to those who sign-up for the study. The purposes of this study of the letter to Titus are: (1) To encounter Jesus (the incarnation of Jesus is mentioned in each of the three chapters in the letter to Titus);  (2) To encourage one and another to engage in being transformed in our encounter with Jesus (the book of Titus also repeatedly encourages us to align and submit ourselves to Jesus vs. listening or getting entangled with the expectations and myths of a culture; (3) To provide an environment where our man to man relationships can flourish as we engage in following the calls of Jesus to us men.  To learn more or sign up, please email Bob Coffey at 
  • Ladies Online Coffee Date: Women of Mercy Hill—Join us on April 25th at 2:00pm for an online coffee date. We will have the chance to connect with different women one-on-one for short bursts of time—speed chatting! This is an easy going, no fuss, no homework gathering just to enjoy fellowship with one another and maybe meet a new friend! We'll provide the icebreakers and conversation starters.  You just come ready to have a good time.  Find the links to RSVP and join the Zoom call here!
  • Mercy Hill Kids Easter Egg Hunt: Today, immediately following the service, we will be hosting the 2021 IN-PERSON Easter egg hunt. The hunt will be in the enclosed playground area next to the outdoor stage we currently use for Sunday Service. This is open to all kiddos from babies to 5th grade. We want every family to feel safe and welcome at this event, so we are taking strict precautions. All people over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks. We will have the children go in small waves to make sure there is enough space to social distance properly. Please stick around and enter into the fun!
  • Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship: REMINDER- NO ZOOM CLASS THIS WEEK as we are having our First Sunday Family Service!  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .
  • Home Groups: Many of our Home Groups have moved to a hybrid (in-person + virtual) format.  Whatever your comfort level with meeting, you're welcome to come check one out.  Find one to join here.  You are not alone!

Today's Sermon


Title:
The Hope of the Resurrection
Text: Acts 23:6
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

O Come to the Altar

Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait - Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Oh what a Savior isn’t He wonderful
Sing alleluia, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him for He is Lord of all
Sing alleluia, Christ is risen

Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you’ve found

Living Hope

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation I turned to heaven
And spoke your name into the night
Then through the darkness your loving kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished the end is written
Jesus Christ my Living Hope

Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace
The God of Ages stepped down from Glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken I am forgiven
The King of Kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior I’m yours forever
Jesus Christ my Living Hope

Hallelujah praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain there’s salvation in your Name
Jesus Christ my Living Hope

Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declare the grave has no claim on me
Jesus Yours is the victory

How Great Is Our God

The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in Light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice, trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands, and time is in His hands
Beginning and the end, beginning and the end
The Godhead Three in One, Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb, Lion and the Lamb

Name above all names, Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing, how great is our God

Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art
Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art


2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) fill out a Connection Card; or (2) 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!  Parents of Mercy Hill children should have already received an email from the Director of Mercy Hill Kids, Christina Lugo, regarding ways you can utilize the Gospel Project curriculum at home.  This information has also been included on our blog here.  Beyond this, most Sundays, we are also hosting an online worship gathering for our kids.  You can check here for more details.  We'd love to have you join us!  (REMINDER- NO ZOOM CLASS THIS WEEK as we are having our First Sunday Family Service!)

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

Have a Wonderful Week! 

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March 28, 2021 - Sunday Service Worship Guide

 

 

Welcome!

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!

If you're tuning in for the Live Stream, we'd encourage everyone to please consider taking a moment to put a comment in the chat box there.  Let us know who you are and maybe where you're tuning in from.  Say hi.  We miss you!  And as we get into the message, feel free to share other Scriptures that come to mind, prayer requests that you have, questions that you'd like answered, etc.  It would be great to interact even in this limited format.

Call to Worship

At Your Name

At Your name the mountains shake and crumble
At Your name the oceans roar and tumble

At Your name angels will bow
The earth will rejoice Your people cry out

Lord of all the earth
We shout Your name, shout Your name
Filling up the skies
With endless praise, endless praise
Yahweh, Yahweh
We love to shout Your name, oh Lord

At Your name the morning breaks in Glory
At Your name creation sings Your story

There is no one like our God
We will praise you, praise you
There is no one like our God
We will sing, we will sing (2x)

There is no one like our God
We will praise you, praise you
Jesus, You are God we will sing


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Easter Sunday - Family Service & Egg Hunt: It's been over a year now since the pandemic struck and much of our regular rhythms were thrown out of order.  As things continue to ease in our county, we're excited to announce that Easter Sunday will be our first official in-person family service.  What better time to come back together than in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord! Whether you're just curious about Christianity or you've been walking with Jesus for a long time, we'd love to have you join us!  Find all the relevant details online here.  Be in prayer about who the Lord might have you invite!
  • Special Announcement for Families with Kids: On Sunday April 4th, immediately following the Sunday Service, we will be hosting the 2021 IN-PERSON Easter egg hunt. The hunt will be in the enclosed playground area next to the outdoor stage we currently use for Sunday Service. This is open to all kiddos from babies to 5th grade. We want every family to feel safe and welcome at this event, so we are taking strict precautions. All people over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks. We will have the children go in small waves to make sure there is enough space to social distance properly and we will be sanitizing the play structure before as well.For the service, families can sit at the covered picnic tables or bring a blanket, a tent, or pack-n-play to help corral the kiddos if needed. We will be providing a simple craft and activity sheets for the kiddos during the service but will not be providing any snacks. The water fountain is also off limits currently so please plan ahead. This will be our soft-launch of the First Sunday Family Service rhythm that we will be trying out during the summer. We will NOT have the online zoom during these First Sunday Family Services but will provide crafts and things for the kiddos to do during the in-person services.  An in-depth video about our safety measures and other important information can be watched here. A  map of the outdoor service area can be found here Please RSVP for the Easter egg hunt here and do not hesitate to contact us with any specific questions at .
  • Sunday Prayer Walk: We will be gathering after service today 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
  • Covenant Membership Class - Open Registration: At the request of some in the congregation, registration for the Covenant Membership Class is now open! If you are interested in becoming a member here or simply want to re-familiarize yourself with what we’re all about, please register online here. We will leave registration open for one last week, then we’ll pick a Sunday to hold the class (either virtually or in-person depending on the comfort level of those who register). To learn more, visit our Covenant Membership page online. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to .
  • Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship: Mercy Hill Kids is meeting at 11:45 am (both Preschool and Elementary class). Go here to read more and to find a link to sign in!
  • Home Groups: Many of our Home Groups have moved to a hybrid (in-person + virtual) format.  Whatever your comfort level with meeting, you're welcome to come check one out.  Find one to join here.  You are not alone!
  • COVID-19 SOS Form: If you or anyone you know needs help during this challenging time, we'd love to do what we can!  Fill out the form here.

Today's Sermon


Title:
Agony in Gethsemane: The Cup, the Cry, and the Cross (Part 4)
Text: Luke 22:39-46
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

Man of Sorrows

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten, mocked, and scorned
Bowing to the Father's will
he took a crown of thorns

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Sent of heaven, God's own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid,
it is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah, God be praised
He's risen from the grave

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure
That he should give his only son, to make a wretch his treasure
How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turned his face away
As wounds which mar the chosen one, bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon his shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held him there until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life; I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything: no gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward? I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart: his wounds have paid my ransom

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

I'm forgiven because You were forsaken
I'm accepted, You were condemned
I'm alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again.

Amazing love, how can it be,
That You my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true,
And It's my joy to honor You,
In all I do, I honor You.

Jesus You are my King
Jesus You are my King


2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) fill out a Connection Card; or (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!  Parents of Mercy Hill children should have already received an email from the Director of Mercy Hill Kids, Christina Lugo, regarding ways you can utilize the Gospel Project curriculum at home.  This information has also been included on our blog here.  Beyond this, each Sunday, we are also hosting an online worship gathering for our kids.  You can check here for more details.  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! 

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