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December 12, 2021 - Sunday Service Worship Guide




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!

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TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

Christmas Eve Service!

You're invited to a special Christmas Eve Service taking place on December 24th from 4-5pm.  We'll sing a lot of carols, spend some time in Scripture, and enjoy Christmas treats together!  Please mark your calendars and invite your family and friends!

If you're interested in bringing some Christmas cookies or other treats to share, you can sign up here!

For more information, please contact us at .

Mercy Hill Men's Christmas Gathering

Men of Mercy Hill Church!  We will be having a White Elephant Christmas gift gathering with a twist!  Each man will bring an old tool from your home (wrapped) to exchange with the other men in the group.  We will provide pizza & drinks for everyone!

Time: 4-6pm Saturday December 18th
Place: The Walton's backyard 319 Fontanelle Dr. S.J. 95111

More details will be sent out soon, so please put this in your calendar if you think you would be interested in attending.

For more information, please contact Paul Walton at 

Christmas Gifts for Allen School Children

Thank you to all who donated to the Christmas Fund for Allen School students from financially struggling families! We now have enough to buy a $50 Target gift card for 19 children! Parents will pick up the gift cards from the school this week, along with a Christmas card inviting them to join us with their children for the Christmas Eve service. The family that requested wrapped gifts will pick them up from us on Sunday, the 19th. Please pray that the families will be able to come on Christmas Eve, and for the Lord to move in their lives and to bless them, now and in the coming year.

For more information, please contact us at

End-of-Year Giving

As you consider making any end-of-year donations, please prayerfully remember Mercy Hill.  We are grateful for your partnership with us for the sake of the gospel in this city.  It's your generosity that makes all we do possible!

For information regarding ways to give, check out this page on our website.

Mercy Hill Kids - Online Today!

Due to the pandemic and the varying comfort levels each family has with their kids attending class in-person, we have established a rhythm for Mercy Hill Kids that allows for both online and in-person worship.  On the first and third Sundays of each month, Mercy Hill Kids has in-person instruction for Preschool and Elementary children (2.5 years thru 5th grade).  On the off-weeks, Mercy Hill Kids meets online. 

Today's class is ONLINE.  It begins at 11:45am.  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 - Today - INSIDE!

All Mercy Hill Youth (6th thru 12th grade) are invited to join us after service today at 12:30pm.  We'll have time for fellowship, prayer, and getting in God's Word.  And we even plan to provide some pizza!  Due to weather, we'll be meeting inside the building today. See ya there! 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Mercy Hill Youth - Bonus Hangout Next Week!

Next Sunday, December 19th at 12:30 pm will be a special Christmas Youth Hangout! We’ll have food, fellowship, and fun with a Ginger Bread House Competition! Please join and feel free to invite friends.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Resources for Advent!

It sounds crazy to say but Christmas is just around the corner.  And that means Advent is already upon us!  Every Advent we encourage you to try your best to push back against the hurry and stress that so often characterize this season and instead make time to reflect on what it's really all about.  Easier said than done!  But if you'd like some help along the way, we've got you!  Below you'll find some of our recommended Advent devotionals and resources.  Everything you'll find here is designed to help you keep the main thing the main thing this Christmas.  Enjoy!

Good News of Great Joy (John Piper)
Gospel in Life Advent Devotional (Tim & Kathy Keller)
Christ Our Hope (David Platt)
The Weary World Rejoices (The Gospel Coalition)
Advent Word Series (The Bible Project)
Playlists, Books, and More! (The Gospel Coalition)

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Home Groups

Home Groups are the heartbeat of our church.  They are the place where our values of Faith, Community, and Mission gain traction in the everyday.  Our hope is to have "everyone in one"!

Find a group to join here.  You are not alone!


Today's Sermon

Title: Hearts Aflame: How to See Jesus in All of Scripture (Part 5)
Text: Luke 24:32
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.
Hub Diagram: These sermons will be going through the "spokes" on this diagram.  Check it out here!

Call to Response

1.  Sing:

We encourage you to lift your heart and voice up to the Lord!

2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, there are a number of things you can do: (1) find one of our leaders during or after the service; (2) fill out a Connection Card; (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!  Every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  You can check our church calendar to see what's happening on a particular date.  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!