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March 28, 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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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 (2x)

There is no one like our God
We will praise you, praise you
Jesus, You are God we will sing

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Easter Sunday - Family Service & Egg Hunt: It's been over a year now since the pandemic struck and much of our regular rhythms were thrown out of order.  As things continue to ease in our county, we're excited to announce that Easter Sunday will be our first official in-person family service.  What better time to come back together than in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord! Whether you're just curious about Christianity or you've been walking with Jesus for a long time, we'd love to have you join us!  Find all the relevant details online here.  Be in prayer about who the Lord might have you invite!
  • Special Announcement for Families with Kids: 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.  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 RSVP for the Easter egg hunt here and do not hesitate to contact us with any specific questions 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
  • 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 one last week, 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!
  • 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 4)
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:

Man of Sorrows

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten, mocked, and scorned
Bowing to the Father's will
he took a crown of thorns

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Sent of heaven, God's own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid,
it is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah, God be praised
He's risen from the grave

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure
That he should give his only son, to make a wretch his treasure
How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turned his face away
As wounds which mar the chosen one, bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon his shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held him there until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life; I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything: no gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward? I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart: his wounds have paid my ransom

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

I'm forgiven because You were forsaken
I'm accepted, You were condemned
I'm alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again.

Amazing love, how can it be,
That You my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true,
And It's my joy to honor You,
In all I do, I honor You.

Jesus You are my King
Jesus You are my King

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!