Monday, November 26, 2012

The end of November is upon us . . .



Have you digested your turkey yet?  Yes?  Well, good, because it's already Monday again!  Time to move on to a new week ... let's make this last week of November a good one, as we begin preparing for this year's Advent and Christmas season.


For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 1:6)

Mercy Road Fellowship -- Week At A Glance
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Sunday, December 2, 2012

  • MRF Daily Bible Reading & Prayer available at mercyroadprayers.blogspot.com
  • Provide Meals for Sue & Terry: Sue had surgery this morning, and they would appreciate our help as she recovers. Please go to Food Tidings to sign up to bring a meal to them.  “...as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Gal. 6:10)
  • Community Group, Wed., 11/28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Caylors, Info/RSVP here
  • Books That Make You Think Book Club, Sun. 12/2 , 7 a.m., St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map), RSVP here. We are reading Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis. Come join us for coffee & chat!
  • Sunday Worship: 1st Sunday of Advent , 12/2, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text: Isaiah 9:1-7
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., 1st Sunday of the Month: Singer - Reagan,Drummer - Jonas, Keyboard - Andy, Guitar - Darden & Belinda, Sound -  Joel
    • Nursery Volunteers: Kathy & Sophie
    • Children’s Worship: Pre-school: Mark & Kim, Gr 1-5: Cameron & Lindsey, Using the Jesus Storybook Bible

Upcoming Events:

  • Adopt-A-Family, MRF as a church body has “adopted” a local family of 8, for whom we will show God’s love by purchasing Christmas presents and a meal, Info/RSVP here with how you would like to participate by Tues. 12/4
  • Sisters of Faith Coffee Club, Tues, 12/4, 6:30 p.m. at Bernadette’s home. Wrapping party for Mercy Road’s “adopted” family! RSVP here
  • Caroling For Cans, Sun. 12/16, 6 p.m. at the Sidwells, Info/RSVP here
  • Family New Year’s Eve Party, Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. at the Caylors. Info/RSVP here

MRF-related Links & Information:
MRF Facebook Page
MRF Meetup Page -- see calendar
St. Peters Friends meetup calendar
Books That Make You Think calendar
MRF Youth Group Facebook page
Previous Sermons

Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson, renae@mercy-road.net

Monday, November 19, 2012

This Week At A Glance!

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

Mercy Road Fellowship -- Week At A Glance
Monday, November 19, 2012 - Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!     “...whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” --Colossians 3:17
  •  Books That Make You Think Book Club, will *NOT* meet on Sun., 11/25. Join us at our next meeting, Sun. 12/2 , 7 a.m., St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map), RSVP here. We are reading Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis. Come join us for coffee & chat!
  • Sunday Worship, 11/25, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text: Mark 12:41-44
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., 4th Sunday of the Month: Singer - Reagan, Drummer - Joshua, Keyboard - Jamie, Guitar - Darden, Drew & Belinda, Sound -  Aaron
    • Nursery Volunteers: Cyndi & Emma
    • Children’s Worship: Children will worship with their families in the service this week.

Upcoming Events:
  • 1st Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, begin preparing our hearts & minds for celebrating God’s love for us in sending His son Jesus as our Savior
  • Adopt-A-Family, MRF as a church body has “adopted” a local family of 8, for whom we will show God’s love by purchasing Christmas presents and a meal, Info/RSVP here with how you would like to participate by Tues. 12/4
  • Caroling For Cans, Sun. 12/16, 6 p.m. at the Sidwells, Info/RSVP here

MRF-related Links & Information:
MRF Facebook Page
MRF Meetup Page -- see calendar
St. Peters Friends meetup calendar
Books That Make You Think calendar
MRF Youth Group Facebook page
Previous Sermons

Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson, renae@mercy-road.net, MRF’s church administrator, handling communications and administrative questions such as, What’s going on? Who does what? or How can I find out about X?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week At A Glance, 11/12 - 11/18

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

Mercy Road Fellowship -- Week At A Glance
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • MRF Daily Bible Reading & Prayer available at mercyroadprayers.blogspot.com
  • Community Group, Wednesday, 11/14, 6:30 - 8 p.m, at the Caylors. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!  RSVP here. These are the questions that we'll be working through together this week:

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage --  Mark 12:35-40)
    • What possible answers are there to Jesus' question in verse 37?
    • What would be the implication if the messiah is merely a descendant of David?
    • What would be the implication if the messiah is solely the Lord?
    • What is the implication if the messiah is both a descendant of David and the Lord?
    • What sins or accusations does Jesus level against the teachers of the law? Why will these sins be punished severely?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
    • Verse 37 says that the crowd listened with delight. What words describe you as you listen to Jesus?
    • In what ways do you see others making a show of their Christianity or their religion?
    • How have you used your Christianity to make a show for others?

  • Do-It-Herself FREE Workshop, Thursday, 11/15, 6:30 p.m. at the Home Depot on Mexico Rd (map), come join us at this women’s holiday-oriented workshop... maybe make a wreath or something and definitely have fun doing it together! Info/RSVP here
  • Paintball,  Saturday, 11/17, 1:30 p.m., Gateway Paintball, 14510 Missouri Bottom Road, Bridgeton, MO (map). Calling all men, women, and children (ages 10 and up) who would like to come out and join us for a fun-filled afternoon! $30/person, RSVP here
  • Books That Make You Think Book Club, Sunday, 11/18, 7 a.m., St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map), RSVP here. We are starting Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis. Come join us for coffee & chat!
  • Sunday Worship, 11/18, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text: Mark 12:35-40
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., 3rd Sunday of the Month: Singer - Joel, Drummer - Jonas, Keyboard - Andy, Guitar - Darden & Belinda, Sound -  Aaron
    • Nursery Volunteers: Amber & Josh
    • Children’s Worship: Pre-school: Cameron & Lindsey, Gr 1-5: Galen, Using the Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Church Dinner/Meet Baby Liam, Sunday, 11/18, 11:30 a.m., Info/RSVP here with whether you will attend and/or what you will bring for the meal

MRF-related Links & Information:
MRF Facebook Page
MRF Meetup Page -- see calendar
St. Peters Friends meetup calendar
Books That Make You Think calendar
MRF Youth Group Facebook page
Previous Sermons

Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson at renae@mercy-road.net, MRF’s church administrator, handling communications and administrative questions such as, What’s going on? Who does what? or How can I find out about X?