EVERY SUNDAY 2:00PM to 4:30PM

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Our Sunday gatherings are meant primarily as a support structure for disciples that are busy with the work of their Mercy Community throughout the week. Sunday is a respite from that work to some extent, but also a chance to linger in God’s presence and engage with some folks not normally part of the weekly routines. Those who are seriously pursuing their faith and desire to join others as they pursue God would be most comfortable in this environment, but all are welcome to attend and participate in a few key traditional aspects of Christian worship.

Scripture  –  Prayer  –  Singing

Each Sunday, the Redeeming Mercy gathering focuses on one of these forms of worship while also incorporating the other two forms to a lesser degree.

All Sunday gatherings end with a casual meal.

READ

We gather for dedicated reading, dialogue and contemplation of Scripture. We see the Scripture as God’s letter to humanity reminding us of who he is, what he has done, who we are and how this all points to what we should be doing with our lives. We believe interacting with the Scripture is literally listening to the voice of God.

In these interactive dialogues, we desire each person to grapple with the text, consider its claims and seek to derive its meaning and application to our lives. This is not a free-for-all of opinion, but an open dialogue in which we allow the text to challenge and direct our personal discovery and insight. In this type of format there is plenty of opportunity for propositions and presuppositions to be challenged by the Scriptural text. Ultimately, we desire each participant to be a mature learner, able to confidently approach the Scriptures, ask relevant questions and come away with life-changing truth to apply.

PRAY

We gather for dedicated prayer. Prayer is certainly about speaking to God but it is also about listening.

For dedicated prayer, we often use a prayer-circuit as a device to help us focus our prayer beyond our immediate personal needs. Five or six spaces are designated for a specific prayer topic. A variety of printed readings, videos and music are used to prompt prayer. Participants move from space to space either on set intervals or at their own pace.

SING

We gather for dedicated singing of hymns and songs of praise and encouragement.

For this dedicate song worship, a song leader leads the gathered through a number of songs of prayer, worship and praise. The participants may either sing along or simply listen and reflect. Often the singing time allows for opportunities for open reflection and response, so participants will share what they are feeling and thinking, some may read an timely passage of Scripture and some my pray.  The leader will likely encourage some specific time of reading and prayer.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit mercy, then it isn’t mercy.

Tim Keller

By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The difference between humanity and all the rest of creation is that men and woman were made to relate directly with God.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies in the union of the believer’s life with the truth of God.

Watchman Nee

As we worship, we enter, touch and are touched by the presence of God himself. We were created to live this way.

C.S. Lewis

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