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November 21, 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 Gifts for Allen School Children

We have an opportunity to bless families from Allen at Steinbeck School who are struggling financially. Parents of 21 students have asked for assistance, and we'd like to rally together to provide either gift cards or wrapped gifts for them to enjoy this Christmas.  Volunteers from Mercy Hill will deliver these gifts to the families during the week of Christmas.  Be sure to leave room in your budget for this.  More info coming soon!

Host International Students for Thanksgiving!

There are thousands of international students in the south bay, with the majority coming from India and China. Many of them do not know Christ yet and will never meet any Christians. Mercy Hill would like to offer international students the opportunity to meet and get to know Christians. Thanksgiving is coming up and we would like to encourage you to invite a couple or more international students to your family gathering.

If you are willing to have two or more students come join you for your Thanksgiving meal, please contact Becky Durstenfeld know at .

Mercy Hill Kids - In-Person 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 IN-PERSON.  Kids can be checked in to their classes before the start of service and can continue there until the service ends. Our Nursery is not currently staffed but we do have a Mother's Room adjacent to the Sanctuary where parents can care for their littlest ones.

Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class on these first and third Sundays.

For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at   .

Special Members' Meeting - Today!

As many of you now know, we've been pursuing Joey Wang for the role of Associate Pastor at Mercy Hill.  The process has continued to go very well and we are ready to take next steps.  This involves YOU!  We are calling a special Members' Meeting to be held after the service today from 12:30-2:00pm.  Joey will be preaching during the service and then, during the Members' Meeting, he will share more of his story and field any questions you may have.  Find the relevant details below:

When?  Today from 12:30-2:00pm.
Where?  At the picnic tables in the pavilion around the back of Allen at Steinbeck Elementary.
What?  We'll hear from Joey and give opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know him better.
Isn't This Lunch Time?  Yup, that's why we're providing free sandwich lunches (from Jersey Mike's) for those who have RSVP'd : ) If you have certain food allergies or prefer something else, we ask that you please secure that yourself.  Sorry!
Who's Invited?  This meeting is particularly for covenant members of Mercy Hill though all who call Mercy Hill their church are welcome to participate.
What about Kids?  They're welcome too, of course, though you should know that we currently do not plan to have childcare.  They will need to be under your supervision during the meeting.
What Happens after This?  After the meeting, we'll give a week or two for members to pray over the matter, connect with our elders, reach out to Joey, etc. . . . and then we'll bring it to a vote.  God willing, we'll hire him on before the turn of the new year!

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

All Church Prayer - Tonight!

This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person at the Wilson Residence from 6:00-7:30pm. Please go here for more info.

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

"But If Not . . ."
Text: Daniel 3
Preacher: Joey Wang
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's handout 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!