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August 22, 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

Who You Say I Am

Who am I that the highest King Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God Yes I am

Free at last He has ransomed me His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God Yes I am
In my Father's house There's a place for me
I'm a child of God Yes I am

I am chosen Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me Not against me
I am who You say I am


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • GO! Team Survey: The Mercy Hill GO! Team (our outreach team) would like to gather your interest and participation with LOCAL and GLOBAL organizations. Can you take a minute and answer a few questions about your familiarity and engagement with key local organizations and your interest in people and part of the world?  We will be using the information to set our outreach priorities as a church. Thank you in advance for your participation. Fill out the survey here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bob at
  • Mercy Hill Men's Hike: Men, let's get out and sweat together! Join other brothers from Mercy Hill on Saturday, August 28th at 9:00am for a hike at Quicksilver County Park. We'll be meeting at a trailhead off of the Hacienda entrance on Almaden Rd (click here for directions). The hike should be about 3.5 miles—enough to burn but not totally destroy ; ) Be sure to bring plenty of water. To RSVP so we know to expect you, click here. For 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:
Dead and Buried: How to Walk with Jesus in the Dark
Text: Luke 23:50-56
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

Ancient of Days

Though the nations rage,
kingdoms rise and fall
There is still one King
reigning over all
So I will not fear
for this truth remains:
That my God is, the Ancient of Days

None above Him, none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand
All the power, all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is, the Ancient of Days

Though the dread of night
overwhelms my soul
He is here with me,
I am not alone
O His love is sure,
and He knows my name
For my God is, the Ancient of Days

Though I may not see
what the future brings
I will watch and wait
for the Savior King
Then my joy complete
standing face to face
In the presence of the Ancient of Days

Nothing I Hold Onto

I lean not on my own understanding
My life is in the hands
Of the Maker of Heaven

I give it all to You, God
Trusting that You’ll make something
beautiful out of me

I will climb this mountain With my hands wide open
I will climb this mountain With my hands wide open

There’s nothing I hold onto There’s nothing I hold onto
There’s nothing I hold onto There’s nothing I hold onto


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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August 15, 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

Your Glory

My life is Yours My hope is in you only
My heart You hold
'Cause You made this sinner holy

Your glory is so beautiful
I fall on to my knees in awe
And the heartbeat of my life
Is to worship in Your Light
Your glory is so beautiful
Your glory is so beautiful

Glory, glory, Hallelujah Jesus You are good


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • GO! Team Survey: The Mercy Hill GO! Team (our outreach team) would like to gather your interest and participation with LOCAL and GLOBAL organizations. Can you take a minute and answer a few questions about your familiarity and engagement with key local organizations and your interest in people and part of the world?  We will be using the information to set our outreach priorities as a church. Thank you in advance for your participation. Fill out the survey here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bob at
  • Mercy Hill Men's Hike: Men, let's get out and sweat together! Join other brothers from Mercy Hill on Saturday, August 28th at 9:00am for a hike at Quicksilver County Park. We'll be meeting at a trailhead off of the Hacienda entrance on Almaden Rd (click here for directions). The hike should be about 3.5 miles—enough to burn but not totally destroy ; ) Be sure to bring plenty of water. To RSVP so we know to expect you, click here. For any questions please email Paul Walton at  .
  • Sunday Prayer Walk: We will be gathering after service next Sunday, August 22nd 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 Online 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    .
  • Members' Meeting - AFTER SERVICE!: Today after the service, all Covenant Members are invited to join us for our biannual Members' Meeting! We'll meet at the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary where we hold the services. There will be a free sandwich lunch available for any who RSVP'd (from Jersey Mike's) and childcare for children 2.5 years thru 5th grade (held outside in the Mercy Hill Kids' classroom). Lunch will start at noon where parents can eat with their kids. The meeting will begin promptly at 12:30pm and go until around 2:00pm with an optional Q&A afterwards for any who'd like to participate. We hope you can make it! If you are not currently a Covenant Member, but are interested in becoming one, you can read more about the process hereIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .
  • All Church Prayer: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person at the Wilson Residence from 6:00-7:30pm.  Please go here for more info.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at   .
  • Welcome into Covenant Membership: Please join us in welcoming Kevin Pluckter into covenant membership at Mercy Hill!  Be in prayer for him as he presses into the body of this local church.
  • 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:
God's Concern for Integrity
Text: 1 Samuel 2:12-36
Preacher: Tolu Odulesi
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

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

Jesus Paid It All

I hear the Savior say
"Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray
Find in me thine all in all"

Cause Jesus paid it all,
all to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow'r and Thine alone
Can change the leper's spots
And melt the heart of stone

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
my lips shall still repeat

Oh, praise the One who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead

The Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you
Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn His face toward you
And give you peace (2x)

A - men
A - men
A - men (2x)

May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children and their children (4x)

May His presence go before you
And behind you and beside you
All around you and within you
He is with you
He is with you

In the morning, in the evening
In your coming and your going
In your weeping and rejoicing
He is for you
He is for you


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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August 8, 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

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


TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Family Service Sundays - NEXT WEEK!: 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. That means next week, August 15th, we encourage all of our families to once again gather with us to worship in person.  Mark your calendars!  (Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class on these Family Service Sundays.)
  • 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    .
  • Mercy Hill Youth Hangout: All Mercy Hill Youth (6th thru 12th grade) are invited to join us after 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!  We'll meet at the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary where we gather for Sunday Service.  See ya there!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .
  • Members' Meeting - NEXT WEEK!: On Sunday, August 15th after the service, all Covenant Members are invited to join us for our biannual Members' Meeting! We'll meet at the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary where we hold the services. There will be a free sandwich lunch available for any who RSVP (from Jersey Mike's) and childcare for children 2.5 years thru 5th grade (held outside in the Mercy Hill Kids' classroom). Lunch will start at noon where parents can eat with their kids. The meeting will begin promptly at 12:30pm and go until around 2:00pm with an optional Q&A afterwards for any who'd like to participate. We hope you can make it! Covenant Members should have received a separate link to RSVP, please be sure to do so! If you are not currently a Covenant Member, but are interested in becoming one, you can read more about the process hereIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .
  • Recommending John Lugo for Eldership! We are pleased to announce that John Lugo, after an extended process of evaluation and training, is being recommended for Eldership here at Mercy Hill.  If you have any questions/concerns regarding this, please reach out to Nick at .  Covenant Members will have a chance to engage personally with John at the next Member's Meeting (August 15th) and will formally vote on the matter soon thereafter.  Please be in prayer for John and his family!
  • 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:
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
Text: Luke 23:44-46
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

Because of Your Love

Jesus you endured my pain
Savior you bore all my shame
All because of your love

Maker of the universe
Broken for the sins of the earth
All because of your love
All because of your love

Because of your cross my debt is paid
Because of your blood my sins are washed away
Now all of my life, I freely give
Because of your love, Because of your love I live

Innocent and holy king
You died to set the captive free
All because of your love (2x)

Lord you gave your life for me
I will give my life to you
All because of your love (2x)

You did it for me, you did it for love
It’s your victory, Jesus you are enough

Death Was Arrested

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope, no place to begin
Your love made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began

Ash was redeemed, only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet, my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh Your grace so free, washes over me
You have made me new, now life begins with You
It's Your endless love, pouring down on us
You have made us new, now life begins with You

Released from my chains, I'm a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross
Darkness rejoiced, as though heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That's when death was arrested and my life began
That's when death was arrested and my life began

Oh we're free, free, forever we're free
Come join the song of all the redeemed
Yes we're free, free, forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began


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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