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September 19, 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

Holy Spirit

There's nothing worth more
that will ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your presence Lord

I've tasted and seen
of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
and my shame is undone
Your presence Lord

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
to be overcome by Your presence Lord

Let us become more aware of Your presence
Let us become experience the glory of Your goodness

TOday's Announcements

Here are a few critical announcements to keep in mind:

  • Mercy Hill Ladies Zoom Scavenger Hunt Social: We would love for any ladies at Mercy Hill to join us over Zoom THIS COMING Saturday, September 25th at 3:00pm for our next large-group social. We will be doing a scavenger hunt! No prep work needed. Just be ready to find items in your home as a part of the scavenger hunt. We hope this will be a fun time to see everyone's faces again and get to know each other more through the hunt! For more information and to RSVP, go hereIf you have any questions, please contact Julie Coleman 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   .
  • Acts 29 Global Prayer Meeting: Mercy Hill Church is a part of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network.  Every quarter, we come together to pray with brothers and sisters around the world at our Global Prayer Meeting.  When someone attends an Acts 29 church, they are a part of a much larger story of church planting and the spreading of the gospel around the world.  Attending these Global Prayer Meetings would be a great way for you to become more aware of this reality and feel as though you are connected to this global mission and vision. The next Global Prayer Meeting will be on September 21st at 12:00pm PT. To join in, please register in advance for this event by clicking here.
  • Sunday Prayer Walk: We will be gathering after service next Sunday, September 26th 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 
  • Communion Elements: We will be taking communion together immediately following the sermon. We have prepackaged elements at the Welcome Table.  If you haven't already picked them up, feel free to do so now. For those joining virtually, please plan to have those items ready as well.
  • Mercy Hill Kids Worship - IN-PERSON TODAY!: We now plan to have in-person instruction for Preschool and Elementary children (2.5 years thru 5th grade) on the FIRST + THIRD Sundays of the month.  (Note: We will NOT have the online zoom class on these Family Service Sundays.)  For more information, please contact Christina Lugo at   .
  • All Church Prayer - TONIGHT: This Sunday's All Church Prayer meeting will be hosted in-person at the Wilson Residence tonight 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: 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

“He Is Not Here, But Has Risen”: Three Barrier-Breaking Effects of the Lord’s Resurrection (Part 2)
Text: Luke 24:1-12
Preacher: Nick Weber
Manuscript: If you appreciate following along with written material, you can find today's manuscript here.

Call to Response

1.  Sing:

I Will Rise

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb."

Before the Throne

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.

Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the One,
Risen Son of God!

Behold him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I am,
The King of glory and of grace!

One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God
With Christ, my Savior and my God

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!