October 02, 2016
WELCOME TO NEW MERCY COMMUNITY CHURCH!
Pastor Kee Won Huh
We are “A Church for the Broken.” We are a church made of broken people, a church that seeks to
grow broken people, and a church that welcomes and serves other broken people with the radical
love Christ has shown us. Ultimately, this means we are a church called to love and to embrace
everyone as every person has some form of brokenness in their lives.
Where is God?
Mark 15:22-27; 29-32; 37
22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha
(which means “the place of the skull”). 23 Then
they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did
not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up
his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would
get. 25 It was nine in the morning when they
crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge
against him read: the king of the jews. 27 They
crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and
one on his left.
Our theme for 2016 is Here I Am: Living Out God’s Call. “Here I Am” is an evocative and picturesque phrase. When
considered in the context of faith, it brings to the believer’s imagination a sense of surrender, willingness, and readiness.
Ultimately, “Here I Am” captures and embodies obedience, one of the hallmarks of the children of God.
In our world, obedience is a radically counter cultural idea. In fact, it’s an idea that the world considers to be oppressive.
But that’s because they fail to understand the nature of true obedience and how God designed it to function in our lives.
In Christ, obedience is the greatest and most liberating thing to which he can call us–the believers in history that were the
most free, the most effective, the most powerfully used by God all lived lives marked with obedience. It is this idea of
obedience that we believe God wants to be the centerpiece of New Mercy in 2016. Here I am, Lord, ready to obey.
All Christians are called to be disciples, to be transformed, to serve, and to build his kingdom. We want 2016 to be a year
where we live out this call of God through our obedience. We are standing here, ready to be used by God–we want to
obey his call in our all areas of our lives.
Living out God’s call through obedience also captures the biblical understanding that living as children of God will require
things like transformation & refining, perseverance, the understanding that it will not be easy, being guided by the Holy
Spirit, seeking God’s heart in all things, taking steps of faith, and so on. We will spend 2016 exploring these various
dimensions of obedience.
So ultimately, we want our theme for 2016 to be an image: One where we see believers standing before God saying, “Here
I am, use me”, and then going forward in obedience.
29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him,
shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are
going to destroy the temple and build it in three
days, 30 come down from the cross and save
yourself!” 31 In the same way the chief priests and
the teachers of the law mocked him among
themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he
can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah, this king of
Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may
see and believe.” Those crucified with him also
heaped insults on him.
37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
Take advantage of our Nursery, Mercy Munchkins
and Mini Mercies Programs (9:30am & 10:30am
services only)! For more information please contact
Pastor Jen at 201.739.8243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(9:30am service) or Patricia at 201.213.1331 or
email@example.com (10:30am service).
BASKETBALL - Sat, 5-9pm, FDU Fitness Center
(1080 University Circle, Teaneck, NJ).
If you have any prayer needs, Pastor Jen and Pastor
Lisa are available for inner-healing counseling and
prayer. They may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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TRIVIA NIGHT (10/15 at 5 PM) Is your head full of random bits
of knowledge? Do you love competition? Then come to our
Trivia Night on 10/15 at the FDU Basketball Courts (Side Room).
Entry fee is $5 per person. Food and drinks will be provided as
well as prizes for the winners! Contact Hyunsuk Kim
(email@example.com) for more information.
NEW MERCY OPEN (10/22 at 8:30 AM) On Oct 22, we will be
holding our 3rd annual golf tournament! All skill levels are
welcome! The cost is $80 per person which includes 18 rounds
of golf, lunch after the 9th hole, and a BBQ at the end of the
day. 50% of the registration fees will be donated to the Mercy
Global Mission Fund. For more information and/or to register,
please visit newmercy.cc/2016-golf-outing or contact Chris
RELIEF BUS (10/29 at 5:30 PM) Mercy Local will be teaming up
with Relief Bus to serve food and to spend time with those in
need around Port Authority Bus Station in New York City. For
more information, contact Mercy Local at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Relief Bus,
please visit them at newyorkcityrelief.org.
SATURDAY MORNING PRAYER Join us on Saturdays 7am at
The Hub (150 Kansas St, Hackensack, NJ) for a time of morning
devotion and prayer. Afterward, for those who are able, we will
end with a time of fellowship over breakfast. What a great way
to kick-off your Saturdays!
EDGEWATER SERMON SERIES (10/2, 9, 16) For the next three
weeks of October, Pastor Kee will be doing a special sermon
series exclusively at New Mercy Edgewater. The series titled,
“Dear God: Questions We’re Thinking About God But Rarely
Ask Out Loud,” will tackle head on some of the major
difficulties that both Christians and seekers have had with God
in church. Invite your friends and family!
HACKENSACK 1PM NEWCOMERS DINNER (Today at 5:00 PM)
Whether you're a first time visitor or have been attending New
Mercy for the past few months, join us at our next newcomers
dinner on Oct 2 at 5pm in Fort Lee, NJ. Please contact David
Shin at email@example.com if you have any questions.
THE OPEN DOOR (10/15 at 10 PM) The Open Door is a gospelcentered organization that serves low-income, immigrant
families. Volunteers lead ESL, computer and children's literacy
classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Memorial High School, 5501 Park Avenue, West New York, NJ.
The next training is October 15, 2016 from 10-12 p.m. at
Maranatha Grace Church. To RSVP for the training or to
r e q u e s t a v o l u n t e e r a p p l i c a t i o n , e m a i l L i z a C h o
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER - Weds, 8pm, New
Mercy Offices (150 Kansas St, Hackensack, NJ).
Hack. 1PM Newcomers Dinner
Hack. 10:30AM Newcomers Dinner
HACKENSACK 10:30 NEWCOMERS DINNER (10/9 at 5 PM) Are
you new to New Mercy? Please join us for the 10:30am service
newcomers dinner at Pastor Wonjae Hudson's house on 10/9 at
5pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the pastors, church
members, and other newcomers and also get more information
about our church. All food and drinks will be provided! To sign
up, simply email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to
see you there!
HACKENSACK PRAYER WALK (10/8 at 10 AM) Please join us as
we go on a prayer walk through Hackensack. We will meet at
the Hub at 10AM (150 Kansas St., Hackensack). Let us join
together as we lift up this city! If interested, please contact
Pastor Josh at email@example.com.