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October 3, 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!

Fill out a Connection Card!

Call to Worship

Lion and the Lamb

He's coming on the clouds
Kings and kingdoms will bow down
Every chain will break
As broken hearts declare His praise
For who can stop the Lord almighty?

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
He's roaring with power and fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before Him
Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world, His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Every knee will bow before Him

So open up the gates
Make way before the King of Kings
The God who comes to save
Is here to set the captives free
For who can stop the Lord almighty?

Who can stop the Lord almighty?
Who can stop the Lord almighty?


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Sunday Service - Inside Going Forward!  We are happy to announce that we will now be holding our services inside the school building!  This is in preparation for the colder, rainier weather coming our way.  As usual, we will be following all necessary federal, state, and county guidelines.  Right now, this means we all will need to be wearing masks inside (vaccinated or not).  In light of a recent parent survey, it seems most would be more comfortable if Mercy Hill Kids ministry still held class outside whenever possible (due to concerns regarding COVID-19).  Therefore, on these first and third Sundays, while the adults will be inside the sanctuary, the kids will be meeting outside in the school's pavilion area.  Make sure your children dress appropriately.  If weather or smoke look to be an issue, you can expect us to pivot accordingly and the Mercy Hill Kids Director, Christina Lugo, will be updating families of any necessary changes.  You can always keep your kids inside with you if that is what you prefer.  We hope you can join us!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
  • Mercy Hill Women's Fall Bible Study: Ladies, we hope you'll be able to join the Mercy Hill Women's Ministry for a weekly study on gospel-centered community.  It will focus on how, when the gospel seizes our hearts, it enables us to share our lives, to participate together in God's merciful kindness, and to reflect Jesus to a watching world.  We'll meet weekly from early October to early December, and we'll use the book The Gospel-Centered Community as a discussion guide.  No prep work is required other than to obtain a copy of the book found here. We have two options for engagement.  One group will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm beginning October 5th (starting on Zoom with potential for meeting in person if people are interested).  Another group will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm beginning October 6th (Zoom only).  You can register to join whichever group works best for you here.  Please do so ASAP!  We believe this is a critical time to examine and think about community, and we hope it prepares us well to be a strong community with the start of the 2022 new year! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Coleman at
  • Mercy Hill Youth Hangout - DATE CHANGE: The Mercy Hill Youth Hangout is usually on second Sundays of the month but it will be pushed back to Sunday, October 31st this month.  Mark your calendar . . . and consider joining us in a costume!  For more info, head here.
  • Mercy Hill Kids Worship - IN-PERSON TODAY!: We now plan to have in-person instruction for Preschool and Elementary children (2.5 years thru 5th grade) on the FIRST + THIRD Sundays of the month.  (Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class on these Family Service Sundays.)  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .
  • All Church Prayer - TONIGHT: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person at the Wilson Residence tonight from 6:00-7:30pm.  Please go here for more info.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .
  • Walk the Sacred Path: We just went live with a new page on our website devoted to . . . well . . . devotions!  The devotional life (e.g. reading our Bibles, prayer, etc.) is as critical to our spiritual well-being as it is confusing.  Sometimes it's hard to know where to start and what to do.  That's why we developed what we call the "Sacred Path."  Check it out and let us know what you think! Some highlights: There's a new booklet outlining this path with questions for reflection/discussion; we give recommendations on Bibles to purchase, plans to use, etc.; don't miss the Sacred Path Worksheet or the 3x3 Bible Reading Plan.  And, as always, we're here to help.  Hit us up at the email below.  There is nothing more important than learning to be alone with God!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
  • Kids Club Outreach: We wanted to give you a quick update on our ministry to the students of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary through Kids Club.  The school is not ready to have volunteers yet as they are trying to focus solely on the students right now.  There will be an update on COVID regulations coming in November. We ask for your prayers that Kids Club would be allowed on campus soon and we would love to hear if any of you might be interested in volunteering whenever things open up.  Please contact Karen Walton at   if you have any questions or wish to express your interest.
  • Mercy Hill Men's Bible Study - A Journey through John 6: Men of Mercy Hill, we've already kicked off this study, but you can join in anytime! Paul Walton, from the Mercy Hill Men's team, is going to be leading a 7-week study through a single (and amazing!) chapter in John's gospel (ch. 6). The plan is to meet at the Walton Residence at 9:00am on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning in September (we'll adjust for weather/holidays/etc. as needed). The meeting will be kept to around one hour and will give time for study, group discussion, and personal sharing. To learn more and sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please email Paul Walton 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:
Letting Down and Lifting Up: The Emmaus Road (Part 1)
Text: Luke 24:13-27
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

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

Sovereign Over Us

There is strength within the sorrow
There is Beauty in our tears
And you meet us in our mourning
With a love that cast out fears.

You are working in our waiting
Sanctifying us
And beyond our understanding
Your teaching us to trust

Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You're with us in the fire and the flood You're Faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are Sovereign Over us

You are wisdom unimagined,
Who could understand your ways
Reigning high above the heavens,
Reaching down in endless grace

Youʼre the Lifter of the lowly,
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me,
And your promises are my delight

Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You Turn it for our good and for your glory

Even in the valley you are faithful
You're working for our good
You're working for our good and for your glory

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, every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  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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September 26, 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!

Fill out a Connection Card!

Call to Worship

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul,
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before,
0 my soul.
I'll worship Your holy name.

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning;
It's time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.

You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger.
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing;
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near, and my time has come;
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending:
Ten thousand years and then forevermore!


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Sunday Service - INSIDE NEXT WEEK!  We are happy to announce that next week (10/3) we will begin holding our services inside the school building once again!  This is in preparation for the colder, rainier weather coming our way.  As usual, we will be following all necessary CDC guidelines, which would mean we all will need to be wearing masks inside (vaccinated or not).  In light of a recent parent survey, it seems most would be more comfortable if Mercy Hill Kids ministry still held class outside whenever possible.  So on the first and third Sundays, while the adults will be inside the sanctuary, the kids will be meeting outside in the same place we've been holding services for the past year.  If weather or smoke look to be an issue, you can expect us to pivot accordingly and Christina Lugo will be updating families of any necessary changes.  We hope you can join us!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
  • Mercy Hill Women's Fall Bible Study: Ladies, we hope you'll be able to join the Mercy Hill Women's Ministry for a weekly study on gospel-centered community.  It will focus on how, when the gospel seizes our hearts, it enables us to share our lives, to participate together in God's merciful kindness, and to reflect Jesus to a watching world.  We'll meet weekly from early October to early December, and we'll use the book The Gospel-Centered Community as a discussion guide.  No prep work is required other than to obtain a copy of the book found here. We have two options for engagement.  One group will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm beginning October 5th (starting on Zoom with potential for meeting in person if people are interested).  Another group will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm beginning October 6th (Zoom only).  You can register to join whichever group works best for you here.  Please do so within the next week!  We believe this is a critical time to examine and think about community, and we hope it prepares us well to be a strong community with the start of the 2022 new year! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Coleman at
  • Kids Club Outreach: We wanted to give you a quick update on our ministry to the students of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary through Kids Club.  The school is not ready to have volunteers yet as they are trying to focus solely on the students right now.  There will be an update on COVID regulations coming in November. We ask for your prayers that Kids Club would be allowed on campus soon and we would love to hear if any of you might be interested in volunteering whenever things open up.  Please contact Karen Walton at   if you have any questions or wish to express your interest.
  • Walk the Sacred Path: We just went live with a new page on our website devoted to . . . well . . . devotions!  The devotional life (e.g. reading our Bibles, prayer, etc.) is as critical to our spiritual well-being as it is confusing.  Sometimes it's hard to know where to start and what to do.  That's why we developed what we call the "Sacred Path."  Check it out and let us know what you think! Some highlights: There's a new booklet outlining this path with questions for reflection/discussion; we give recommendations on Bibles to purchase, plans to use, etc.; don't miss the Sacred Path Worksheet or the 3x3 Bible Reading Plan.  And, as always, we're here to help.  Hit us up at the email below.  There is nothing more important than learning to be alone with God!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .
  • Mercy Hill Men's Bible Study - A Journey through John 6: Men of Mercy Hill, we've already kicked off this study, but you can join in anytime! Paul Walton, from the Mercy Hill Men's team, is going to be leading a 7-week study through a single (and amazing!) chapter in John's gospel (ch. 6). The plan is to meet at the Walton Residence at 9:00am on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning in September (we'll adjust for weather/holidays/etc. as needed). The meeting will be kept to around one hour and will give time for study, group discussion, and personal sharing. To learn more and sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please email Paul Walton at   .
  • Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship: Mercy Hill Kids is meeting today at 11:45am (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    .
  • 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 
  • 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:
“He Is Not Here, But Has Risen”: Three Barrier-Breaking Effects of the Lord’s Resurrection (Part 3)
Text: Luke 24:1-12
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

His Mercy Is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What riches of kindness he lavished on us
His blood was the payment, his life was the cost
We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

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, every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  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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September 19, 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!

Fill out a Connection Card!

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 Ladies Zoom Scavenger Hunt Social: We would love for any ladies at Mercy Hill to join us over Zoom THIS COMING Saturday, September 25th at 3:00pm for our next large-group social. We will be doing a scavenger hunt! No prep work needed. Just be ready to find items in your home as a part of the scavenger hunt. We hope this will be a fun time to see everyone's faces again and get to know each other more through the hunt! For more information and to RSVP, go hereIf you have any questions, please contact Julie Coleman at
  • Mercy Hill Men's Bible Study - A Journey through John 6: Men of Mercy Hill, we've already kicked off this study, but you can join in anytime! Paul Walton, from the Mercy Hill Men's team, is going to be leading a 7-week study through a single (and amazing!) chapter in John's gospel (ch. 6). The plan is to meet at the Walton Residence at 9:00am on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning in September (we'll adjust for weather/holidays/etc. as needed). The meeting will be kept to around one hour and will give time for study, group discussion, and personal sharing. To learn more and sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please email Paul Walton at   .
  • Acts 29 Global Prayer Meeting: Mercy Hill Church is a part of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network.  Every quarter, we come together to pray with brothers and sisters around the world at our Global Prayer Meeting.  When someone attends an Acts 29 church, they are a part of a much larger story of church planting and the spreading of the gospel around the world.  Attending these Global Prayer Meetings would be a great way for you to become more aware of this reality and feel as though you are connected to this global mission and vision. The next Global Prayer Meeting will be on September 21st at 12:00pm PT. To join in, please register in advance for this event by clicking here.
  • Sunday Prayer Walk: We will be gathering after service next Sunday, September 26th 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 
  • Communion Elements: We will be taking communion together immediately following the sermon. We have prepackaged elements at the Welcome Table.  If you haven't already picked them up, feel free to do so now. For those joining virtually, please plan to have those items ready as well.
  • Mercy Hill Kids Worship - IN-PERSON TODAY!: We now plan to have in-person instruction for Preschool and Elementary children (2.5 years thru 5th grade) on the FIRST + THIRD Sundays of the month.  (Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class on these Family Service Sundays.)  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at   .
  • All Church Prayer - TONIGHT: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person at the Wilson Residence tonight from 6:00-7:30pm.  Please go here for more info.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us 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:
“He Is Not Here, But Has Risen”: Three Barrier-Breaking Effects of the Lord’s Resurrection (Part 2)
Text: Luke 24:1-12
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

I Will Rise

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb."

Before the Throne

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.

Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the One,
Risen Son of God!

Behold him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I am,
The King of glory and of grace!

One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God
With Christ, my Savior and my God

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, every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  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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