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March 27, 2022 - 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: 

All Church Hangout - Next Sunday (4/3)!

Meaningful community is hard to find in Silicon Valley, even in the church.  Our congregation is spread out all over the city. But there is one day of every week when we all commit to gather together and worship our God: Sunday. It seems strategic to take this pre-existing momentum and work with it in an attempt to develop deeper community within our body. Therefore, on occasional Sundays throughout the year we will invite the church to enjoy picnic-style afternoons together immediately following the service. 

Next Sunday's Plan:  After service, bring or buy your lunch and join us at the tables out back for a picnic-style afternoon.

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

Ignite Conference

The Ignite Conference by ISpectra (Igniting Multicultural Discipleship) is Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th. There will be 6 speakers, 30 breakout sessions, exhibitors, multicultural creative arts, a Concert of Prayer and fellowship. It is for all followers of Jesus who seek to answer God's call to make disciples of all peoples, near or far. This conference will inspire and equip you to reach across cultural and ethnic barriers to share Jesus with others and will help unify the Body of Christ as we learn how to work together with others. The cost is $45 before April 8 ($25 for students) and includes two lunches and one dinner.

For details and to register go to igniteconference.info.
We are also looking for volunteers to help.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky Durstenfeld at

Mercy Hill Women's Bible Study - With Us in the Wilderness!

Drawing from the Book of Numbers, this study by Lauren Chandler follows the Israelites, newly freed from the shackles of Egypt, as they wander in the wilderness toward the promised land.  It is the story of God's presence among them, His beloved people.  We'll begin the seven-week study the week of April 4th and end the week of May 16th. 

Ladies may join one of two small groups: Mondays from 8:00-9:30pm on Zoom, or Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm in Kathy Wilson's backyard at 6181 Blossom Avenue in San Jose.  A joint meeting of both groups will follow on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21st. 

Books are available at Amazon.com for $19.99.  Click here to purchase.

To sign up for the Monday Zoom option. click here.
To sign up for the Tuesday in-person option, click here.

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

Foster the City - Call for Support Friends!

As many of you may know, the Knepper family has been diligently pursuing becoming foster parents!

Would you prayerfully consider becoming a support friend to the Knepper family? Welcoming a child into your home comes with many joys and many sorrows. As a way to help families avoid burnout, Foster the City has come up with a wonderful plan to come alongside foster parents through the process. This involves four committed friends that are ready and willing to tangibly serve, lift burdens, and pray!

Some of the ways a support friend cares for a foster family is through cooking meals, running errands, babysitting, providing date nights, sending words of encouragement, prayer, and so much more. Training for this role is provided and your commitment lasts through the duration of at least one child placed in their home. What a joy to have the opportunity to serve the orphans in our community!

If you're interested, please reach out to Megan 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

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 years thru 5th grade).  On the off-weeks, Mercy Hill Kids meets online. 

Note: Lord willing, this will be the last online class as we will be moving everything to in-person beginning in April!!!

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 Kids - Calling All Volunteers!

As we look to ramp back up our in-person kids ministry, we'd love it if you'd prayerfully consider joining the team. Your involvement would allow us to do more. We see ourselves as missionaries sent by God to these kids. What a great pleasure and privilege it is to play a part in reaching them with the good news of Jesus!

If you're interested in learning more, click here to let us know.

You can also reach out with any questions to Christina Lugo at  .

Lenten Devotionals!

With the Lenten season now here, you might want to consider engaging a resource specially designed to help you reflect and go deeper with Christ.  Here are a few of our favorites for you to check out:

50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
Gospel in Life's Lent Devotionals
Biola’s Lent Project

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

Join a Home Group!

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: “Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It . . .” (Part 1)
Text: Luke 24:44-49
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript 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!