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Hot Off the Presses…

Children’s  Easter Medley

The Children of Mercy Hill will be singing a medley this Easter.  All children ages 3 through 11 are invited to practice the songs at the beginning of their classes every Sunday until Easter.  Contact Sara Bausch with any questions.

Women’s Ministry

Bible Study

This Wednesday is the women’s bible study on March 14th at 7:30 at the church house.  Please see Polly Henry or Shelly Leary with any questions.  

Palm Sunday Women’s Luncheon

All women of Mercy Hill are invited to come to our first Palm Sunday Mercy Hill Women’s Luncheon.  Lunch will be followed by a devotion led by Sara Bausch and Tara Raymo. Please see them, or The City for more information.

The Riot and the Dance Movie

Pastor Phil is inviting anyone who wishes to join him to see this movie called The Riot and the Dance. It is playing one night only (as part of Fathom Events) on Monday March 19, 2018, at 7:00pm. The movie attempts to show the beauty and chaos of God’s creation, and is an attempt to make an engaging and positive effort to tell a different story than that is normally told by those who hold to an evolutionary viewpoint.  Regardless of your views on creation, this could be a fun evening for a few families of the church — it appears that it would be kid-friendly as well. You can RSVP in The City here.  

Youth Bowling Night

On March 24th at 6:30 pm the youth will be having a bowling night at the Brunswick Zone in Turnersville. See Steve or Dana Kostas for more information.  Please RSVP for bowling at The City here.

Maundy Thursday Dinner

All members of our church are invited to a dinner on Maundy Thursday (March 29th) at 6:30pm. More details to follow. If you have any questions please see Candice Alkema

What we already told you about…

Northeast Family Fellowship Group

Tomorrow evening, at 6:45pm the Northeast Family Fellowship Group will be meeting for a meal, fellowship, and discipleship.   All are welcome!  Please  contact Adam Moore, or Wilfredo and Eileen Hernandez for more information.   

Youth Bible Study

The youth group will be having it’s monthly bible study this Sunday, March 11th following the morning service at the church house.  Parents please consider signing up to help provide lunch for the youth.

Men’s Ministry

This Saturday the  Men’s Prayer Meeting and Bible Study will be meeting at the church house.  The Prayer Meeting will start at 8 am and the Bible Study at 9 am.  Contact Tim Pacek with any questions.  


Church House Update…

Tenant Next Door

Our leaders are continuing to work with the landlord about a possible tenant next door, and regarding the future of the church house.  Please keep them in your prayers.  

Confession of Faith…

Thy Kingdom come – By Pastor Mario Freitas

The prayer Thy Kingdom Come goes back to the original intention of God, since the book of Genesis, to establish His Kingdom on earth. The devil appears as an usurper in Eden and establishes the reign of sin. But God was never surprised: His plan was that His glorious Kingdom would be establish in the person of Jesus Christ. So, the content of the Old Testament basically carries the work of God to redeem His Kingdom, pointing at Jesus.

Jesus came in a context when the Jews expected a king, a physical ruler who would free them from the Roman dominion. Now His goal is to establish a Heavenly kingdom – The Kingdom of Heaven is “at hand” (Matthew 4:17) – which does not match the expectations of most people from his time. In fact, right before his ascension, the disciples themselves, even having experienced his death and resurrection, are still influenced by this necessity of their generation: “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” – they asked (Acts 1:6). But He was carrying another Kingdom. The heavenly Kingdom was started with Jesus and did not completely come through yet. And we are living between those lines.

To pray Thy Kingdom Come means to ask for Christ’s redemption and reign over those who had not yet submitted to Him. Also, it comes from hearts that are eager to see His perfect and complete dominion, in a time where all evil and all beings will submit. In the words of Albert Mohler, “The prayer Thy Kingdom Come means nothing more and nothing less than may Christ establish His kingdom soon”. Amen.

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