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July 5, 2020 - Sunday Service Worship Guide



TOday's Announcements

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!

If you're tuning in for the Watch Party, you'll notice that the platform has tabs where you can find today's Worship Guide, read an online Bible, and even chat.  While we're meeting virtually like this, 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.

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Mercy Hill Church Directory Update: We're updating our church directory to make sure that everyone can stay connected during this time!  The directory contains all church members and anyone who calls Mercy Hill their church home and would like to share their contact info with other members and attenders.  This document is only shared with those included in the document.  As we update and share this directory, we hope you will be encouraged to flip through, pray, or potentially reach out to others within the church to see how they are doing.  If you would like to be added to the directory, please contact Jill Lemoine at
  • Sunday Service Afterparty: Remember to join us immediately following the Watch Party via Zoom for the Afterparty (which today will include a time for connections and prayer).  You can find a link to join in here.
  • Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship: Beginning at 11:30am today!  Go here to read more and to find a link to sign in!
  • All Church Prayer: Join us tonight for a time of prayer beginning at 6:00pm!  Find more info and link to join here.

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  • Mercy Hill's Reopening Plan & Guidelines: We have begun formulating our own plan for reopening as a church and have created this document to provide a few guidelines and updates. It will be housed on our website's COVID-19 page and updated as things develop.  Please look it over!
  • Home Groups: Many of our Home Groups are moving 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!
  • COVID-19 SOS FormIf you or anyone you know needs help during this challenging time, we'd love to do what we can!


Today's Sermon


Title:
Do Not Be Afraid . . . Fear the Lord!
Text: Proverbs 3:5-8
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.


Reflection Questions

  • Looking at yourself honestly and reflectively, when dealing with fear and anxiety, what are some ways you try to fight it?  
  • What do you think the fear of the Lord means?  Why would it be so central to the believer's life?  Why is it the starting point of wisdom?  Would you say you've had it lately?  Why or why not?  What can we do to grow in it?
  • Oswald Chambers says: “The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.”  Do you agree?  How have you experienced this to be true?
  • In the sermon, Nick outlined five aspects that should be included in this idea of fearing the Lord—(1) Wholehearted Trust, (2) Shifting Weight, (3) Ongoing Communion, (4) Inviting Counsel, and (5) Uncompromising Obedience.  Which would you say you are strongest in?  Which would you say you have most room to grow in?  What steps can you take this week to move towards that?

Call to Response


1.  Sing:

2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) request it during the Watch Party via the "Request Prayer" button; (2) fill out a Connection Card; or (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, please check out our Give page to find the best option for you!

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, each Sunday, we are also looking to host 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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