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October 10, 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:

Sunday Service - Inside Going Forward! 

We are happy to announce that we will now be holding our services inside the school building!  This is in preparation for the colder, rainier weather coming our way.  As usual, we will be following all necessary federal, state, and county guidelines.  Right now, this means we all will need to be wearing masks inside (vaccinated or not).  In light of a recent parent survey, it seems most would be more comfortable if Mercy Hill Kids ministry still held class outside whenever possible (due to concerns regarding COVID-19).  Therefore, on these first and third Sundays, while the adults will be inside the sanctuary, the kids will be meeting outside in the school's pavilion area.  Make sure your children dress appropriately.  If weather or smoke look to be an issue, you can expect us to pivot accordingly and the Mercy Hill Kids Director, Christina Lugo, will be updating families of any necessary changes.  You can always keep your kids inside with you if that is what you prefer.  We hope you can join us!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .

Mercy Hill Women's Fall Bible Study

Ladies, the new Mercy Hill Women's Bible study on gospel-centered community kicked off this week, but it's not too late to join if you'd like!  It will focus on how, when the gospel seizes our hearts, it enables us to share our lives, to participate together in God's merciful kindness, and to reflect Jesus to a watching world.  We'll meet weekly from early October to early December, and we'll use the book The Gospel-Centered Community as a discussion guide.  No prep work is required other than to obtain a copy of the book found here. We have two options for engagement.  One group meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm (starting on Zoom with potential for meeting in person if people are interested).  Another group meets Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm (Zoom only).  You can register to join whichever group works best for you here.  We believe this is a critical time to examine and think about community, and we hope it prepares us well to be a strong community with the start of the 2022 new year! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Coleman at

Mercy Hill Youth Hangout - DATE CHANGE

The Mercy Hill Youth Hangout is usually on second Sundays of the month but it will be pushed back to Sunday, October 31st this month.  Mark your calendar . . . and consider joining us in a costume!  For more info, head here.

Mercy Hill Kids Online Worship

Mercy Hill Kids is meeting today at 11:45am (both Preschool and Elementary class).  Go here to read more and to find a link to sign in!  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at  .

Walk the Sacred Path 

We just went live with a new page on our website devoted to . . . well . . . devotions!  The devotional life (e.g. reading our Bibles, prayer, etc.) is as critical to our spiritual well-being as it is confusing.  Sometimes it's hard to know where to start and what to do.  That's why we developed what we call the "Sacred Path."  Check it out and let us know what you think! Some highlights: There's a new booklet outlining this path with questions for reflection/discussion; we give recommendations on Bibles to purchase, plans to use, etc.; don't miss the Sacred Path Worksheet or the 3x3 Bible Reading Plan.  And, as always, we're here to help.  Hit us up at the email below.  There is nothing more important than learning to be alone with God!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .

 Mercy Hill Men's Bible Study - A Journey through John 6 

Men of Mercy Hill, we've already kicked off this study, but you can join in anytime! Paul Walton, from the Mercy Hill Men's team, is going to be leading a 7-week study through a single (and amazing!) chapter in John's gospel (ch. 6). The plan is to meet at the Walton Residence at 9:00am on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning in September (we'll adjust for weather/holidays/etc. as needed). The meeting will be kept to around one hour and will give time for study, group discussion, and personal sharing. To learn more and sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please email Paul Walton at   .

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!


Today's Sermon

Priority of the Unseen
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 5:11-21
Preacher: Chris Keener
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 our voice up to the Lord!

2.  Pray:

If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) fill out a Connection Card; or (2) 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, every Sunday we have something for your kids, either in-person or online.  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!