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Pastoral Visitation

This year, Pastor Phil Henry will be visiting the members and regular attenders of the congregation in their homes for a spiritual conversation, encouragement in the Lord, and for prayer. Please make an effort to meet with him when he or Eileen Hernandez calls to schedule a visit. If you have any questions about pastoral visitations, please see Pastor Phil or one of the elders.

Maundy Thursday Dinner

All regular attenders of Mercy Hill Church over the age of 16 are cordially invited to a dinner on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 6:30pm for a shared meal and time of fellowship. Please RSVP to this event on The City and sign up for an item to bring. Please note that childcare will not be provided for this event. Contact Candice Alkema if you have any questions.

Good Friday Service

Mark your calendars and please invite your friends and family to worship with us at our Good Friday Worship Service on March 30 at 6:30pm.  There will be a time of singing, readings, and a devotion by Rev. Phillip Henry.  Please sign up on the City to bring something to share for a time of fellowship following the service.  No childcare will be provided. Please see Candice Alkema with any questions.

Easter Egg Candy

Donations of candy for the Easter egg hunt are welcomed for the next two Sundays (3/18 and 3/25.) Please give all donations to Lauren Campbell. No gum or hard candies. Thank you!

Men’s Breakfast

There will be a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00-10:30 am.  Friends and neighbors are welcome as well!  Please RSVP to the event on The City. See Tim Pacek with any questions.

What we already told you about…

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) next Monday at 7:00pm.  We will be meeting at the AMC Voorhees 16 on 900 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043.  Hope to see you there!

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.

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.

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.

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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