Thursday, March 21, 2013

Comfort Food Potluck this Sunday @ Mercy Road Fellowship (Saint Peters, MO)


Comfort Food means something different to everyone. Bring your favorite foods to share with our "Church Family." Comfort Food emphasizes family, friends and tradition.

We will all enjoy the luncheon whether your family favorite is pot pie, stew, cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese or chocolate chip cookies.
If your last name begins with A - M: Bring a main dish and a side-dish.

If your last name begins with N - Z: Bring a main dish and a dessert.

RSVP here!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Community Group Questions

Community Group 3/20/13--

Mark 15:21-40

These are the questions that we'll be working through together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house--27 Lippizan, Saint Peters. Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)


  • Why was Simon forced to carry Jesus' cross?
  • Why did Jesus refuse the wine mixed with myrrh?
  • What insults did Jesus endure when on the cross? What is ironic about these insults?
  • How was Jesus like the criminals crucified with him?
  • What stands out about Jesus' cry from the cross? Why did he cry out those words? How did those who heard him understand them?
  • What significance does the temple curtain being torn have?
  • How does the Centurion's confession begin to "wrap up" Mark’s gospel (see 1:1)
  • Why does Mark explicitly mention the women who followed Jesus? 

Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)


  • What meaning does Jesus' death have for you?
  • What "curtain" separates you from God? How can Jesus' death help you through it?

I look forward to seeing everyone there!


Joel Keen

Mercy Road Fellowship

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekly Passage and Community Group Info


Community Group 3/13/13 (RSVP/Info click here)--

Mark 15:16-20
These are the questions that we'll be working through together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house. Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
  • What feelings do you have when reading this story?
  • Mark says that after Jesus is sentenced, a battalion takes charge of him--about 600 men. Why were so many soldiers involved?
  • Why did the soldiers feel the need to humiliate Jesus?
  • What was ironic about how they chose to mock Jesus?
  • Why did they put Jesus' own clothes back on before they led him out to be crucified?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
  • In what ways do you see Jesus mocked today?
  • How are you tempted to make a mockery of Jesus?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Upcoming Events in March


  • MRF Daily Bible Reading & Prayer available at mercyroadprayers.blogspot.com
  • Share your MRF photos! Calling all photographer! Please share your photos taken at Mercy Road events.  You can upload them to the Meetup pages for specific events or e-mail them to Renae at the address below.  Thank you!

    This Week:

  • Community Group, Wed., 3/13, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Caylors, Info/RSVP here

  • Books That Make You Think Book Club, Sun. 3/17 , 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: Sunday, 3/17, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text: Mark 15:16-20
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., Darden, Belinda, Aaron, Reagan, Caleb
    • Nursery Volunteers: Amber

Upcoming Events:

  • 4th and Dine, Friday, 3/22, 6 p.m. at Hodak’s, 2100 Gravois, St Louis, MO (map), RSVP/Info here
  • Men’s Poker, Sat., 3/23, 7 p.m. at Galen’s home, Info/RSVP here
  • Comfort Food Potluck, after Sunday Worship, 3/24
  • Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, 3/31, 7 a.m., Rabbit Run Park in St. Peters (map), Rain or Shine!

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?