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Baptism/Membership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 02:04

rachelYesterday we explored the mode and meaning of baptism and we were all challenged to be baptized and join the church if we hadn't done that yet and if we had to recommit ourselves to loving the local body because of Jesus.  I mentioned that the those who want to be baptized and/or join the church or just want to find out more should RSVP for our Newcomers Class.  The next one will be from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 27th in our downstairs cafe.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to RSVP or if you have any questions.  You can also download this PDF of our membership material "MERCYhouse and Membership" to find out more.  

 
Monday Morning Sermon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Monday, 03 June 2013 00:00

breadGood Monday morning MERCYhouse.  Just a quick follow-up on Sunday's sermon on the Lord's Supper.  Sunday sermons are great, but how do they make a difference on Monday?  As we reflected on the Lord's Supper from Matthew 26, we were reminded of a whole host of benefits that come from the grace of God in Christ.  As we start our week, we know we are forgiven.  No matter what last week was like, we were reminded that in the Gospel that we have put our hope in we have a fresh start in our relationships, our failed attempts at accomplishing something, our lack of attempting what we know we should.  Let that truth propel you to ask for forgiveness, to try again, even fail again if necessary as you move forward in your journey with Christ.  

We were also reminded in the Supper that because of God's grace in Christ, we now find ourselves as part of a very special community - the church.  Those brothers and sisters in Christ that we shared the bread and the cup with on Sunday are still our brothers and sisters in Christ on Monday.  They need us and we need them.  Consider that reality and then reach out for help from your church family (prayer, help moving, encouragement . . .).  Consider that reality and reach out to those in the church family that you know have needs (prayer, help moving, encouragement . . .).  In order to better facilitate that, make sure you come by one of our community groups this week (VanWinkles on Sundays, Cooleys on Wednesdays, McCullah's on Thursdays).  

Have a great Monday!

Robert 

 
Ecclesia - Baptism PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 23:47

bapaaronfearsThis Sunday we continue the summer sermon series - Ecclesia.  We'll be learning more about the vision God has for his gathered/scattered community.  Last week we talked about the gathering that happens at the Lord's Supper.  This week we'll explore the gathering that is to happen around the ordinance of Baptism.  Who should be baptized?  What is to be the method of baptism?  What is the meaning of baptism?  We'll be seeking answers to these questions and more so hope to see you on Sunday at 9:15am or 11:15am.  

 
Book Studies - this Friday and Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 23:38

sethThis weekend MERCYhouse is offering three small groups that are more content driven than our community groups.  These all require outside reading in preparation for the weekly group discussion and are designed to help group members grow in a very focused way.  Here are the offerings:

WOMENS BOOK GROUP & TEA TIME

Hannah Hurnard's book Hind's Feet on High Places offers a fictional allegorical account of the "all-in" Christian life. This past semester we've heard sermons on what it means to truly follow Christ as a member of the motley movement. We'll read a couple chapters of the book each week to further reflect on and discuss what it looks like to be "all in" and what challenges or obstacles may keep us from being true disciples. First meeting Friday, May 31 at 4 pm at 125 Montague Rd is open to anyone in interested in finding more about this group. The exact time and meeting place can be flexible and we'll discuss as a group.

When: Friday Afternoon Tea Time (4pm); beginning Friday May 31

Where: Bill & Val Cooleys home, 125 Montague Rd, Amherst MA

Contact Person: Val Cooley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 THE JESUS CLASS (COED)

Come alongside other brothers and sisters and learn the essential truth about the core of the Christian faith – the person and work of Jesus. This six-week class will give you the essential truths for understanding who Jesus is, why he matters, and how to articulate this to others. Class topics will include Jesus in Trinity, Jesus as Creator, The meaning of the death of Jesus, as well as the meaning of his resurrection. Class participants will be required to buy the book: Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears for $10 and take a quiz each week.

When: Sundays; 9:15am beginning on Sunday June 2, 2013

Where: First Floor Building @ MERCYhouse

Contact Person: Mike Dailing ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

WOMENS STUDY - FOUND ON MY KNEES: FROM BROKENNESS TO BLESSING

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19 Our lifelong journey to faith in Jesus Christ is filled with seasons of everything from trial and hardship to triumph and victory. This six-week Bible study, Found On My Knees, will venture into the depths and the riches of God's Word as we together in faith move from brokenness to blessing. We will study themes of surrender, trust, faith, obedience, and more. Let us become women who are found on our knees at the feet of Jesus in passionate pursuit of Him.

When: Sundays; 9:15am beginning on Sunday June 2, 2013

Where: First Floor Building @ MERCYhouse

Contact Person: Melanie Krumrey( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 
Prayer for Las Malvinas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 23:29

cisternJust a quick update about the Las Malvinas community in the Dominican Republic.  This is the community that we sent 17 MHers to serve two weeks ago.  The work project that we started included the digging of a cistern for delivering fresh water to about 300 families.  When we left it was only a very deep hole.  This is a picture of the cistern as of Sunday.  The project  is moving ahead and we pray that it would continue to do so.  Please lift up this community in prayer - that they would receive the water that that they need for their physical well being but also that Jesus would continue to reveal himself as the water that their souls need as well.  If you'd like to contribute to cover the final 1000 dollars of the project, donate HERE and place your donation in the "mission trip" category.   

 
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