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June 20, 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:

  • Happy Father's Day!  We wanted to give a special shout-out to all the dads out there.  Thanks for all you do!  As a way of appreciating you, please enjoy a Dad's Root Beer and Christine's Cookie Co. cookie on us.  You can pick them up at the Welcome Table after the service.  (P.S. We'll probably have extra for anyone else who might want in on the goodness as well ; )
  • All Church Campout: We've got exciting news.  Mercy Hill is planning to host an All Church Campout at Mount Madonna County Park over the weekend of July 23-25th.  Details are still in the works, but more will be coming at you in this week's newsletter.  Please keep an eye out for that and SAVE THE DATE!
  • City Team Love Your Neighborhood Day: Next Saturday, June 26th, Mercy Hill Church has the opportunity to join with CityTeam to serve the community.  We will staff a clothing distribution pop-up closet from 11:30am to 4:00pm at 1297 N. 13th Street in San Jose.  At these pop-up closets the community is invited to come "shop" for clothing, shoes, and other items that have been donated to CityTeam. The guests are given bags to fill with any items they need and there is no money exchanged. We will also be providing activities for children to do while their parents are shopping. This is a great opportunity for both adults and kids from Mercy Hill to serve together.  Kids must be 10 years or older to serve with the pop-up closet, but any age child can help at the kids activity table.  If you are interested, sign up here!  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Durstenfeld at .
  • COVID-19 Updates: As the state of California reopened further on June 15th, we are now relaxing our policies concerning COVID-19 to better align with these new guidelines.  You can find the new order we will be complying with here.  The following are important adjustments to make note of: (1) You no longer need to register for a Sunday Service (though we will still have to report positive COVID-19 infections to the county for tracking); (2) Social distancing no longer needs to be observed (you are obviously free to continue social distancing if you so desire); (3) We have relaxed our mask requirements.  We now ask you to join us in honoring these guidelines (you are obviously free to continue wearing a mask if you so desire); and (4) As our kids ministry slowly kicks back into gear, we will likely be aligning our policies with the current recommendations for schools (which you can find here).  As always, our first priority is to maintain charity in Christ towards each other whatever our opinions on the matter may be.  Please don't let the body of Christ be divided over this, but instead sacrifice yourself in love for one another as he has himself for you!   If you have any questions, please contact us at .
  • All Church Prayer - Rescheduled: Our All Church Prayer meeting is usually held on the first and third Sundays of each month.  But due to conflicts with holidays (Father's Day + Fourth of July), we've decided to shift the schedule a tad.  We will take the holidays off and instead meet to pray next on Sunday, June 27th from 6:00-7:30pm.  After that, our next meeting will get back into rhythm on the third Sunday of July (July 18th).  Thanks for understanding!  If you have any questions, please contact us 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: 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   .
  • 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 Christ among Criminals
Text: Luke 23:32-34
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.

Before the Throne of God Above

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, 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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June 13, 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!

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

Beautiful

I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say You're beautiful

I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It's all proclaiming who you are You're beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home You're beautiful

When we arrive at eternity's shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we'll sing You're beautiful

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • City Team Love Your Neighborhood Day: On Saturday, June 26th, Mercy Hill Church has the opportunity to join with CityTeam to serve the community.  We will staff a clothing distribution pop-up closet from 11:30am to 4:00pm at 1297 N. 13th Street in San Jose.  At these pop-up closets the community is invited to come "shop" for clothing, shoes, and other items that have been donated to CityTeam. The guests are given bags to fill with any items they need and there is no money exchanged. We will also be providing activities for children to do while their parents are shopping. This is a great opportunity for both adults and kids from Mercy Hill to serve together.  Kids must be 10 years or older to serve with the pop-up closet, but any age child can help at the kids activity table.  If you are interested, sign up here!  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Durstenfeld at .
  • COVID-19 Updates: When the state of California opens further on June 15th, we will be updating our policies on things like registrations, masks, gatherings, etc. as well.  Please keep an eye out for these changes coming this week!
  • 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 meet for Sunday Service.  See ya there!  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:
“Do Not Weep for Me”: Learning to Cry like a Christian
Text: Luke 23:27-31
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

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

Way Maker

You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You I worship You
You are here, working in this place
I worship You I worship You

You are ... Way maker, miracle worker
Promise keeper, light in the darkness
My God, that is who You are

You are here, touching every heart
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, healing every heart (part)
I worship You, I worship You

You are here, turning lives around
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, mending every heart (what You've found)
I worship You, I worship You

That is who You are
That is who You are
That is who You are
That is who You are

Even when I don't see it, You're working
Even when I don't feel it, You're working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working


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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June 6, 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!

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

Come As You Are

Come out of sadness, From wherever you've been
Come broken hearted, Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame
All who are broken, Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far
So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart,
Come as you are

There's hope for the hopeless, and all those who've strayed
Come sit at the table, Come taste of the grace
There's rest for the weary, rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't cure

Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are

There's joy for the morning, Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal

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 to join us after service next Sunday, June 13th 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!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .
  • City Team Love Your Neighborhood Day: Save the date!  On Saturday, June 26th, we will be partnering with City Team to serve the homeless in and around our city.  Details coming soon!  Click here to learn more.
  • COVID-19 Updates: When the state of California opens further on June 15th, we will be looking to update our policies on things like masks, gatherings, etc. as well.  Please keep an eye out for these changes coming soon! 
  • 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   
  • All Church Prayer: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person (though there will be an online option).  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:
The Lord Makes You Holy
Text: Leviticus 22
Preacher: Chris Keener
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

Power to Redeem

You take what is
And you make it beautiful
When love floods in,
We're restored forever more

With breath that brings the dead to life,
With words that pierce the dark with light
Only by the blood are we set free.
With mercy strong to carry shame
and nail it to a tree
You alone hold the power to redeem.

No guilt competes
with innocence crucified.
No grave can hold what your grace has justified.

Rejoice oh child of God
Lift your eyes to see
With every morning light,
Again we are redeemed

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

Innocence and holy king
You died to set the captive free
All because of your love

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

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

Goodness of God

I love You Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days
I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
I will sing of the goodness of God

All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In darkest nights
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a father
I’ve known You as a friend
I have lived in the goodness of God

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now,
I give You everything
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me


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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