Sunday Bulletin
9.15.19


ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 FALL RETREAT (10/25-10/27) Registration for our church-wide Fall retreat is live! Don’t miss NMPC's most anticipated annual event. This year we are blessed to have a highly sought out speaker, Dr. Mike Plunket, giving our messages. We will also be lodging at the beautiful Spruce Lake Retreat Center. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email retreat@nmp.church. (Deadline: 10/6)

2019 SCRAMBLE OUTING (9/28) Join us for our very first scramble golf outing! All skill levels are invited to play at this fellowship event. You can find more details and register at the event page. (Deadline: 9/20)

HURRICANE RELIEF DRIVE The Justice & Mercy Team is raising funds to help those in the Bahamas suffering in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian. The team itself is immediately donating $500 from its funds. They will also match the first $1000 given by the NMPC and NMHC congregations. Please donate here: www.nmp.church/give. (Select: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief) All proceeds will go toward Samaritan's Purse, an organization currently providing direct food and medical aid to those affected in the Bahamas.

COLOMBIA MISSIONS Our sister, Julie Lee, will be leaving for Colombia on missions with Mercy Global. Let's keep her and the team in prayer! They leave Thursday and return the 22nd.

FAMILY GROUPS Family Groups are the best way to form community and make friends at NMPC. Join a group by filling out the Join One Today Form at www.newmercy.cc/familygroups.


SERMON
An Appointed Encounter

SPEAKER
Bob Koo

SCRIPTURE
Acts 8:26-40

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
    Who can speak of his descendants?
    For his life was taken from the earth.”

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.




HAVE CHILDREN?

Take advantage of our Nursery and Mercy Kids programs! For more information please contact Pastor Bobae at bobae@nmp.church.

NEED COUNSELING?

Please contact Pastor John Huh at john@newmercy.cc.

NEED PRAYER?

If you have any prayer needs, please contact the Prayer Ministry at prayer@nmp.church.

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FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT

Offering (9/8) : $8,707.00

2019 Weekly Average (Actual) : $8,097.78
2019 Weekly Average (Target) : $6,730.77

2019 YTD Total : $291,520.24
2019 Budget : $350,000.00