welcome to midweek!

April 1, 2020


SCHEDULE: Follow and connect on Instagram Live and Facebook Live (see links below) for live music and prayer from 6:30pm-6:50pm. We will then connect on Zoom for teaching and small groups. Join our gathering HERE (link will be live on Wednesday at 6:55pm) or find the link below under the Zoom heading. We are excited to be together!


Instagram

Follow this link to find our page on Instagram (@mergecommunitychurch). By following this link, you will be able to see our posts, but you will not be able to connect with our live gatherings. We encourage you to create a free account to stay connected!


Facebook

Similar to Instagram, following this link will allow you to see our Facebook page and our posts. To be connected as we stream live events, you will want to create a free account and follow our page (@mergecommunitychurch)!


Zoom

Follow this link to create a free account on Zoom. You can also download the app and create an account. We will gather here from 6:55pm-7:45pm to connect for live teaching, and then we will continue our gathering in small group discussions! Join our gathering by clicking HERE!


Online Giving



MIDWEEK SMALL GROUPS


March 25, 2020



During our small group time, you will have an opportunity to reflect, brainstorm and pray. Spend about 5-7 minutes on each of the three tasks below. 



1. Read Ephesians 1:17: "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better."


Take some time to reflect and share some things that have allowed you to stay connected and to continue to draw close to God.



2. Read Ephesians 1:18-19: "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."


Brainstorm some ideas for ministering to our community. Think of ways we can encourage, love, promote peace, share hope, elevate Jesus and glorify God. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts. Make two columns-one column for ways individuals can respond and one column for ways the church as a whole can respond. Be prepared to share with the whole group when we reconnect as a whole. Remember, brainstorming is not solving, fixing or finding immediate solutions. It is thinking and listing possible ideas. Then we can evaluate the ideas later.



3. Read Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”


We all know someone who has been significantly affected by the fallout of CCOVID-19- social distancing, lost employment, being cut off from family and loved ones, uncertainty, stress, health care woes, and the list goes on and on. 


We also know the power of prayer. Share with your small group anyone you would like to lift up in prayer- you may even want to write the names down so you can keep them in your prayers. Then, as each person feels led by the Holy Spirit, pray for one another and for those who were mentioned out loud as well as for any unspoken requests. 


Also, feel free to share praises and celebrations!

welcome to midweek!

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Let's declare the praises of God together by lifting our voices! Sing out to God wherever you are!






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scripture/questions

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Scripture you may want to revisit:

Exodus 14:10-14


Colossians 3:1-17


Do some reflecting: what is it that you hold closely (things you are passionate about and enjoy doing...the things you commit time, energy, and resources to)? 


Consider how those “things” impact other areas of your life? Are you able to leverage them for the glory of God? Do you feel like you need to distance yourself from any of them?


Ask a spouse, friend, or mentor to share their observations of what you hold closely. Does their answer match your own thoughts?


Maybe recognizing what you hold closely allows you to gain a fresh perspective on how to use them for the glory of God. John 13:35 says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

Do your passions and pursuits allow you to share the love of Christ with others? 

How do your passions allow you to share the love of Christ with others? 


Allow the word of God to help you shift your focus if you feel as though there are things in your life creating blindspots. If there are things you are holding onto in such a way that their close distance is leading to dissonance in your relationship between you and God, reflect on these passages and go to God in prayer!


Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


Hebrews 3:1 

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.


prayer

March 18, 2020


Pray with someone you are sharing your space with, connect with a friend through technology, or let someone know you are paying for them!


Click on "RESOURCES" under the video to see some areas you can focus on in prayer.

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