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March 14, 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:

  • Easter Sunday - Family Service & Easter Egg Hunt!: On Sunday April 4th, immediately following the Sunday Service, we will be hosting the 2021 IN PERSON Easter egg hunt. The hunt will be in the enclosed playground area next to the outdoor stage we currently use for Sunday Service. This is open to all kiddos from babies to 5th grade.  We want every family to feel safe and welcome at this event, so we are taking strict precautions. All people over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks. We will have the children go in small waves to make sure there is enough space to social distance properly and we will be sanitizing the play structure before as well.  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.  This will be our soft-launch of the First Sunday Family Service rhythm that we will be trying out during the summer. We will NOT have the online zoom during these First Sunday Family Services but will provide crafts and things for the kiddos to do during the in person services.  Please RSVP for the Easter egg hunt at this link here (or in the parent emails) and do not hesitate to contact us with any specific questions at More information will be sent directly to the parents.
  • Covenant Membership Class - Open Registration: At the request of some in the congregation, registration for the Covenant Membership Class is now open! If you are interested in becoming a member here or simply want to re-familiarize yourself with what we’re all about, please register online here. We will leave registration open for the next couple of weeks, then we’ll pick a Sunday to hold the class (either virtually or in-person depending on the comfort level of those who register). To learn more, visit our Covenant Membership page online.  If you have any questions feel free to reach out to .
  • 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!
  • Mercy Hill Youth Hangout: All Mercy Hill Youth are invited for a hangout after the Sunday 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!  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!
  • 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!
  • COVID-19 SOS Form: If you or anyone you know needs help during this challenging time, we'd love to do what we can!  Fill out the form here.

Today's Sermon

Agony in Gethsemane: The Cup, the Cry, and the Cross (Part 2)
Text: Luke 22:39-46
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response

1.  Sing:

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
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

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

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 (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!  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 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!