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May 30, 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

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

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • First Sunday Family Service: As things continue to open up, we've now established a First Sunday Family Service rhythm. While families are certainly welcome to join us in-person every Sunday, on the first Sundays of each month we especially invite our families to prioritize gathering together in-person with the rest of the church body. 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.  If needed, we do rent out a porta potty that families can use.   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 Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class during these First Sunday Family Services.)  NEXT FIRST SUNDAY FAMILY SERVICE: JUNE 6, 2021.  To learn more about the in-person Sunday Service and to register your family, go here.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Christina Lugo at .
  • 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: 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:
Cause + Effect (Part 3): How the Cross of Christ Gets Laid on Us
Text: Luke 23:26
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

As the Deer

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship Thee.

You alone are my strength my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship You

I love you more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye

You're my friend and you are my brother
Even though you are a king
I love you more than any other
So much more than anything

God of This City

You're the God of this city
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are

You’re the light in this darkness
You’re the hope to the hopeless
You’re the peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city (x2)


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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May 23, 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

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 Men's Hike: Men, let's get out and sweat together! Join other brothers from Mercy Hill on Saturday, May 29th at 9:00am for a hike at Quicksilver County Park. We'll be meeting at a trailhead off the Wood Road entrance (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 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   .
  • 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:
Cause + Effect (Part 2): How the Cross of Christ Unlocks Prison Doors
Text: Luke 23:13-25
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine, will be forever mine
You are forever mine

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


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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May 16, 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

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:

  • Stronger Together: Mercy Hill, we are excited to invite you to Stronger Together: A Prayer Vigil for Racial Justice in Memory of George Floyd, a collaboration of 10+ churches praying for nationwide justice and peace - at Palo Alto City Hall this coming Saturday 5/22 from 4:00-5:30pm.  Please come if you can!  We believe it will be a beautiful, powerful, prayer-filled Covid-safe gathering of many tribes, tongues and people.  It'd be a blessing to see you there.  PS - We'll have some surprise guest speakers present.  Please RSVP here if you are interested in joining up with others from Mercy Hill when you arrive.  For more information, please contact Runo Okiomah at 
  • Sunday Prayer Walk: Lord willing, we will be gathering after service next Sunday, May 23rd 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
  • Mercy Hill Men's Hike: Men, let's get out and sweat together! Join other brothers from Mercy Hill on Saturday, May 29th at 9:00am for a hike at Quicksilver County Park. We'll be meeting at a trailhead off the Wood Road entrance (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 .
  • 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 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   .
  • All Church Prayer: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted online via Zoom.  Please go here for more info and the link to join!
  • 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:
Cause + Effect (Part 1): How the Cross of Christ Makes Friends of Enemies
Text: Luke 23:1-12
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

The Heart of Worship

When the music fades, all is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring something that's
of worth
That will bless Your heart

I'll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself is not what You
have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart

I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about You, it's all about You Jesus
I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it
When it's all about You, it's all about You Jesus

King of endless worth no one
could express
How much You deserve
Though I'm weak and poor all I have
is Yours
Every single breath

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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