Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Community Group This Week


These are the questions that we'll be discussing together in this week's Community Group, Wednesday, July 31. We'll be meeting at the Caylor’s house (RSVP/more info here). Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!

This week's passage:   Hebrews 8:1-13

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)

  • How do verses 1-6 summarize the point of chapters 5-7?
  • Why would Christ not be a priest at all, if he served on earth?
  • What does it mean when the text says that the tabernacle was a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven?
  • What is a covenant?
  • What was wrong with the first covenant?
  • What is different about the new covenant (verses 10-12)?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)

  • What might the first readers have understood the implication of verse 13 to be? (see 4:14-16)
  • How does the new covenant that God makes with his people address our fundamental problem?

Monday, July 22, 2013

This Week at Mercy Road

Mercy Road Fellowship Newsletter
Monday, 7/22/13



  • 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’s Events:
  • Community Group: Wednesday, 7/24,  6:30 p.m. at the Caylors; childcare provided.  RSVP/Info here.
  • Softball Games:  Thursday, 7/25, 8:30p & 9:30p, Diamond 19, City Centre Diamonds (right next to RecPlex)
  • 4th & Dine: Friday, 7/26, 6:30 p.m., at La Carreta, 4203 Old Highway North, St Charles (map), RSVP/Info here.
  • Morning Men’s Group: Saturday, 7/27, 7:00a, at Jason Dean's home, RSVP/Info here.
  • Books That Make You Think Book Club: meets Sundays at 7 a.m. at St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map).  We are reading The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning. Come join us!
  • See Ya Later Joel & Jayme Party: Sunday, 7/28, Open House 4-8:00p at the Caylors, Info/RSVP here.  Drop in and hang out with Joel & Jayme for awhile once more before they leave for Santa Fe!


  • Sunday Worship: 7/28, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text:Hebrews 7:15-28
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., Darden, Belinda, Reagan, Andy & Aaron


Coming Soon:
  • Movie Discussion Night: Saturday, 8/3, 7:00p, at the Caylors, watching “Gran Torino,” grown-ups only, please, contact Spencer for more info: spencercummins (at) gmail (dot) com



MRF-related Links & Information:
New MRF website -- check it out!


Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson, renae@mercy-road.net, MRF’s church administrator.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Community Group Questions for This Week

This week's passage:  Hebrews 7:1-3

These are the questions that we'll be discussing together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor’s house--more info here. 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)
  • Who was Melchizedek? (see also Genesis 14:18-20)
  • Why is it significant that Abraham gave him a tenth of everything?
  • Why is Melchizedek's name significant? What's significant about the name of the city he ruled?
  • What parallels does the author of Hebrews draw between Melchizedek and the son of God?

Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
  • How would you explain the significance of Jesus being a priest forever to a non-Christian?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mercy Road Happenings for July

  • 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!


  • Pre-4th of July Pool Party & BBQ: Tomorrow, Wed., 7/3, 5 p.m., at the Sidwell residence, RSVP/Info here. Bring your kids, a dish to share, beverage of your choice, maybe a lawn chair or two, and plans to have a great time together!










  • Sunday Worship: 7/7, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text:Hebrews 6:13-20
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., Darden, Belinda, Reagan & Aaron,
    • Children’s Worship: Jayme & Joel


  • Books That Make You Think Book Club: meets Sundays at 7 a.m. at St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map).  We are reading The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning. Come join us!
  • Community Group: doesn’t meet this week.  We will see you next Wed., 7/10, 6:30 p.m. at the Caylors; childcare provided.  RSVP/Info here.
  • Ladies’ Wrap Party:  Tues., 7/9, 7 p.m. RSVP/Info here.
  • Softball:   We play on Thursdays, and our next game is scheduled for this Thurs., 7/11, 6:30 & 7:30 games on diamond #20 -- Info/RSVP here.  Come out and join us, both players and spectators!!
  • Evening Men’s Group: Sat., 7/13, 7 p.m. at the Keen’s, for encouragement, prayer, and study; feel free to bring drink/food to share. More info/RSVP here.
  • Second Sunday Sassy Ladies Luncheon: Sun., 7/14, Noon (after Sunday Worship) at Hendricks BBQ, 1200 S Main St, St Charles. Info/RSVP here.
  • Vacation Bible School: July 16 - 18 at Christ’s Church, 6930 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

















  • Movie Discussion Night:  Sat., 7/20, more info soon!
  • 4th & Dine: Fri., 7/26, 6:30 p.m., at La Carreta, 4203 Old Highway North, St Charles (map), RSVP/Info here.
  • Morning Men’s Group: Sat., 7/27, 7 a.m., location TBD.



MRF-related Links & Information:
New MRF website -- check it out!


Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson, renae@mercy-road.net, MRF’s church administrator.