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STONEMAN DOUGLAS VICTIMS' FUND To assist with the Florida High School shooting victims’ families, Justice and Mercy will be donating $500 to the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund which is setup purely for that purpose (this is NOT political or a stance on gun control). In addition, we would welcome New Mercy to join us in donating to this worthy cause and are offering a one for one MATCH up to a total of $1,000. Please visit newmercy.cc/justice for more information.
ISI at STEVENS (4/27) Participate in domestic missions through International Students Inc. (ISI)! This ministry aims to show Christ to students from the nations! As a New Mercy congregant, you can engage in two ways: 1) help Friday Night Fellowships at Stevens Institute of Technology; 2) become an English language partner to an international student at FDU. The next Friday Night Fellowship is on 4/27 at Stevens from 6–9pm. Language partnership scheduling is flexible. For more information about FNF or language partnership, contact Andy Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q1 FINANCIAL MEETING (05/06) All members are encouraged to attend our next Q1 Financial Meeting. The meeting will be held after each service.
PRAISE BAND The praise band is looking for new members. If you would like to join, please fill out the form at newmercy.cc/praise..
2018 PRAYER CARDS Prayer Cards are available to be filled out at newmercy.cc/prayer.
Pastor Kee Won Huh
Jesus and His Relationships: Empowering Grace
John 4:4-30; 39-41
4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” 16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17 “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” 27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
2018 PRAYER REQUESTS
If you would like the Pastoral Team and/or the Prayer Ministry to pray for you and your family in 2018, please submit your requests using the form below. All submissions are confidential and will be shared with the Prayer Ministry ONLY at your request.
Take advantage of our Nursery, Mercy Munchkins and Mini Mercies Programs (9:30am & 10:30am services only)! For more information please contact Pastor Hannah (9:30am service) or Pastor Patricia (10:30am service).
Please contact Pastor John Huh.
If you have any prayer needs, Pastor Lisa are available for inner-healing counseling and prayer.
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Last Week’s Offering : $14,619.90
2018 Weekly Average (Actual) : $14,303.94
2018 Weekly Average (Target) : $15,980.51
2018 YTD Total : $214,559.04
2018 Budget : $830,986.60