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This Sunday - One Service / Baptisms / Church Summit PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Friday, 06 December 2013 19:38

577636 10150878524804868 1094107271 nYour attention please!  This Sunday is chocked full of changes and surprises.  For one we are having only one combined service at 10am that is a Baptismal Celebration.  We have four people that will be professing their faith in Jesus to all of us by being baptized.  Part of this profession is getting to hear much of what God did to draw them to Himself and bring them to faith.  This is one of the high points of the semester so don't miss it!

Speaking of high points.  Immediately after our one service (about noon) we'll be hosting a lunch in our downstairs cafe and then participating in a bi-annual church summit.  In this summit, we will be voting to commission both servant team leaders (what the Bible calls deacons) and members of our leadership team (what the Bible calls elders).  If you are a member of MERCYhouse, you are strongly urged to participate.  Everyone is welcome to attend and church members are able to vote.  

If you would like to see the agenda for our meeting, download it HERE

 
Hanging of the Green PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:20

wreathCome and join us after the second service this Sunday.  We'll be celebrating the first Sunday in Advent with a hanging of the green.  That means we'll be gathering in the sanctuary after second service (about 1pm), ordering food in and then decorating the sanctuary with garland, wreathes, and Christmas trees.  We'll also take a few moments to sing a carol and reflect on the meaning of Advent.  Everyone is invited.  If you have questions, contact Lois at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

 
Thanksgiving Plans? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:31

turkeyAre you far away from home this Thanksgiving?  There are families at MERCYhouse that would love to have you as their guest and have asked us to put the word out to any MHers who don't have a place to go for Thanksgiving.  Contact Lois for more details.  

 
Wanted / Leaders :: Servant Teams Positions Available PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Monday, 11 November 2013 22:15

Community-Service1It's the season in our church when we go hunting for some new leadership.  In our next Church Summit (Sunday Lunch Dec. 8th) we'll be commissioning new leaders for 2014.  These include leaders for Servant Teams and the members of the Leadership Team.  MERCYhouse continues to grow and so do the challenges of managing our building and the events that we regularly host.  These positions are all fantastic ways to help our church be more fruitful in leading others to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith.  

 Application

They include being a coordinator for one of the following areas:  

Housekeeping - lead a volunteer team who cleans our facility weekly

Maintenance - lead a volunteer team who makes repairs on our facilities (at least monthly and as needed)

Building Projects - lead a volunteer team that tackles larger projects (at least quarterly and as needed)

Groundskeeping - lead a volunteer team that keeps up with mowing, leaf raking, and snow removal (as needed)

Set-up - lead a volunteer team that makes sure that rooms are prepared for various activities on Sundays and during the week.  

Communion - lead a volunteer team to set-up and take down communion each Sunday

Greeters and Ushers - lead a volunteer team that welcomes Sunday service attendees, passes out programs, and helps people find a seat when needed

(if you have questions about any of the above or would like an application, contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  )

 
Decision :: About Hosting the Homeless PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Monday, 11 November 2013 21:49

fbookA few weeks ago we hosted some conversations after each of our Sunday services regarding a decision we needed to make about hosting a dinner for the homeless (see this link for details).   In each of the conversations, there was a consensus - MERCYhouse is not ready to host such a dinner.  Even though the food prep and staffing was being done by others, concerns were brought up about the safety of the tenants (all women) that live in our boarding house and the overlap of the dinner with other weekly church activities.  Concerns were also voiced about the overall laxness regarding the locking of our doors, etc.  Much of the feedback was given by those who consistently work at the shelter or have done significant ministry with the homeless in other contexts.  You can see the notes from this discussion here.  

If you have questions about this, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

 
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