We are moving to an indoor venue for worship Sunday, Oct 18th @ Memorial Baptist, 2800 S Yale Ave

Details can be found in the COVID-19 Response menu below at church updates. Also see FAQ's, requesting help, support and recommended resources.

 

Sundays at 10:00am

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Current Updates

This page has been created to keep you updated on our most current thoughts about the impact of the coronavirus on our community and as we process recommendations from federal, state, and local officials.

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October 13, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. We are excited to be moving to an indoor venue for gathered worship this Sunday, October 18th! You’re invited to join us at 5p at Memorial Baptist Church, 2800 S Yale Ave., Tulsa, for indoor worship!

Check out the Mercyview Video Tour @ Memorial as Pastor Brad walks you through what you can expect in this space as you join us each Sunday @ Memorial beginning this week, October 18th.

If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

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June 26, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community as we make plans to re-gather. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

At this point, we haven't heard anything from Wilson regarding when the building might be available to us again, and in reality, with Covid-19 cases on the rise , larger gatherings indoors really do raise a lot of concerns.  At the same time, we as a leadership team felt there is tremendous value in being able to gather again and worship together in some way.
Beginning Sunday July 5, we are planning to begin a new Sunday gathering rhythm.   It will be an outdoor gathering on Sunday evenings at 6pm on the lawn at the TMBN building.  This is going to be BYOC - bring your own chairs.  Bring your own water and whatever else you might need, but we want to begin to worship together again and sit under God's word together in person again.  Our plans are for this to be a very simplified and stripped down version of our normal Sunday gatherings.  
We do still desire to love one another well during these gatherings and be mindful of those who might be more vulnerable or cautious, so though it will be really difficult as we see each other again, we do want to maintain social distancing practices and even encourage those who are willing, to wear masks as well.

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May 27, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

We’re in Phase One! Hope you are able to gather in appropriate and meaningful ways in groups of 10 or less. 

Our reopening team will meet tomorrow evening to access what reopening looks like for us at Mercyview. It will include people from pivotal areas in our church, including some of our own medical professionals.

Thank you for filling out the Church-wide re-entry survey. It will be of great value as we determine best practices for us moving forward. 

We also want to invite you to our annual State of the Church message. It will be on FaceBook Live at 7p this Sunday, May 31st. it will include pieces of our regular partner meeting, State of the Church summary and highlight our 9th anniversary which was this spring. 

We look forward to when we can be together again. 

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May 20, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Phase 1:

Continue providing viewable worship gathering on Sundays @ 10a
D-groups can begin to meet in person
Informal MC gatherings can begin to meet in person (one option: alternating men or women gathering w/o children)
Counseling settings can begin to meet in person
Meetings with 10 or less people involved can begin to meet in person (w/o children)

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May 14, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to evaluate changes that are occurring as reopening takes place. What does re-entry look like for us at Mercyview? Following up from last week’s update, we want to remind you that we previously determined that Mercyview will intentionally be behind the city and state phases. 

We are considering love of neighbor in this. We do not want to allow the virus to spread due to meeting too soon. Wilson has also let us know that the facility is not available to us at least through the end of June.

Additionally, we appreciate the great response from the survey that was sent out. If you have not yet completed it, please do so. We are putting together a team to help access Mercyview's the specifics of reopening. It will be made up of elders, staff, deacons, Sunday morning point people and medical personnel. 

We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any needs, financial or otherwise. We want to hear from you.

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May 6, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to evaluate changes that are occurring as reopening takes place. What does re-entry look like for us at Mercyview?

As talk about reopening each individual and family has freedom to decide what that looks like on a personal level. We will purposefully lag about 2 weeks behind what the city does as it rolls out its phases.

A team will be put together as we begin this, to help think through and discuss this. It will be made up of selected people from our Sunday morning touch points and our medical professionals. 

We will also gather information from our body. A survey will be available to gauge your input. 

We want to set expectations two to three weeks at a time as we evaluate. Currently our live stream will continue with no gatherings at this time. 

As open Phase One in weeks to come, it will include d-groups, counseling settings, and other groups under 10. 

We want to continue to consider what it means to be on mission where we are placed. We’ve set up a benevolence fund for helping those in financial need and are encouraged by your generosity to this. 

We understand we have a wide range of thought and convictions regarding the virus, reopening and all that surrounds these matters. Let’s be quick to listen and slow to speak! We ask that you be governed by love for one another. Choose love.

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April 22, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to discern how to respond in our current circumstances with hopes that we are able to be togther again soon. Until then we continue in a new norm which includes social distancing, waiting in the unknowns and waiting for wisdom of our leaders.  

In this week's episode of Cultivate, John and Elizabeth Floyd will help us as we consider emotional health and stress associated with our current season. This will post on Friday of this week.

As our stimulus checks are arriving, you may ask the question of how and what we should do with this money. Here are some principles that may help our thinking. 

  • God provides for his people's needs
  • God provides that we might share with others / family / businesses
  • It is more blessed to give than to receive / how can we share?
  • Prayerfully consider giving some to Mercyview as part of our ongoing care for those experiencing economic hardships now and in the days ahead. This is one way we can love and serve others as the need arises. 

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April 15, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond in our current circumstances with hopes that it builds in us a deep longing that results in apprecation for when we are able to be togther again. 

In this week's update we discuss what a hopeful “re-entry” will may look like based on what we know now. We are thinking in “phases” re: tiers of people allowed to be together in reverse order from previous city restrictions. We recognize that there could be additional intermediate phases if city/state deems them necessary.

Phase 1

  • D-groups, gender-specific MC gatherings (men or women’s gatherings), or meetings with 10 or less people involved

Phase 2

  • In addition to the above, full MC’s meeting, smaller gatherings of multiple MC’s with 50 or less people involved, and meetings from 0-50 people

Phase 3

  • In addition to the above, either:
    • Full worship gatherings 
    • Or two worship gatherings to minimize impact
    • Any meetings with from 0-250 people

Phase 4

  • All church gatherings/activities resumed

We will honor our leaders if they deem other measures need to be put into place. Along with that we will respect and honor others who feel they are not ready to step into re-entry at any point during the process. We want to continue to honor the consciences of those throughout the process who desire to continue to social distance until they are ready to gather.

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April 7, 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond in our current circumstances.

Holy Week

  • Good Friday service at 7p on Facebook Live
  • Easter Celebration as livestream continues on Sundays at 10a at mercyview.com/live.
  • Watch our media outlets for information regarding TGC #Jesuschangedmylife@mercyview as an opportunity to share your testimony on your media outlets

Mercyview Care Team

  • As our leaders continue to care for our Mercyview partners and regular attenders the MV Care Team has been formed. This will be an opportunity for us to care and connect with you. 

We are a church sent

  • A variety of ideas were shared in last Sunday's message regrading ways to reach out to your neighbors.
    • Postcards, WhatsApp groups, and neighborhood groups
    • For more contact us at info@mercyview.com

Added Resources

  • New resources are beig added to our recommended resource page
  • Playlist of Mercyview regular worship music have been created

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March 31. 2020

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond to our current circumstances. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing caring for both our body and community. If we can serve you in any way, please reach out to us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview's leaders continue to seek how to respond in our current circumstances. Two questions have surfaced as we dialog to best frame our approach moving forward. 

Question 1: Internally, how can we best serve you and help you serve one another?

We have focused our initial energies in making sure you are able to stay connected and engage in community, though apart from one another. Here are the ways we want to encourage you to do that:

Website

  • We are regularly updating our website to keep you informed. You can find our response to the impact of the coronavirus on our community with the menu item "Covid-19 Response" on the homepage of mercyview.com. There are currently four pages: Current Updates, FAQ's, Support Resources, and Recommended Resources.

Live stream

Missional communities

  • MC leadership is the “frontline” for knowing what is going on with their people and to let leaders to be in the loop.

D-groups

  • Be connected, be creative.
  • If you need to be connected to a D-Group, contact us at info@mercyview.com

Prayer for you and/or your family

  • Tuesday prayer guide on our communication outlets (see below)

Ongoing communication

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Realm
  • Website
  • WhatsApp groups / contact info@mercyview.com to request an invitation

Question 2: Externally, how can we serve our community as a church and as individuals?

  • Watch for more upcoming information early next week on this.

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March 17. 2020

With growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases in Tulsa and Oklahoma at large, we want to let you know how Mercyview is responding. Please watch the video below to see how we are processing recommendations from the White House, the CDC, and Oklahoma state and Tulsa city officials. If we can serve you in any way in the weeks to come, let us know. We’d be honored to do so. You can reach us at: info@mercyview.com.

Summary 

Mercyview’s response

  • Over the weekend, ongoing and updated information came in from the White House, the CDC and Mayor Bynum 
  • We are suspending all MV-related gatherings - worship gatherings, MC’s, etc. - for the next 8 weeks
  • This significant decision has been made: out of love for our neighbors, both in our church and outside; for those who are in a risk group; for the reputation of the gospel 
  • Livestream will continue for the next 8 weeks at mercyview.com/live
  • Future events cancelled: Film + Theology series first installment
  • Dates staying on the calendar: partnership seminar/explore MV; partnership conversations
  • Giving: If you belong to a local church community and are able at this time, please continue to give faithfully in the coming weeks/months to move the mission of your church forward. If you are able, prayerfully consider giving above and beyond.

For you personally

  • Be educated/informed/responsible
  • Principle #1: We should act toward others in a way that causes the least harm
  • Principle #2: We should prioritize others' lives over our own."

Support

Missional communities

  • Be connected, be creative
  • MC leadership is the “frontline” for knowing what is going on with their people and to let leaders to be in the loop

D-groups

  • Be connected, be creative

Prayer for you and/or your family

  • Tuesday prayer guide on our communication outlets (see below)

Ongoing communication

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Realm
  • Website

Conclusion

  • Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
  • 1 Peter 5:7: Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
  • Psalm 91:1-16 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 
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March 13. 2020

With the cases of coronavirus increasing, many believers across the United States are wondering how to respond to these new realities. At Mercyview, we desire to be like the men of Issachar who understood the times (1 Chronicles 12:32). To that end, we want to communicate with you on how we are processing the ongoing news about the presence of this virus in our own community and how we should respond as a church. Please watch the video below and let us know if we can serve you in any way. Grace and peace

 Summary

  • Worship gathering suspended for 3/15
  • TPS suspending all activities through 3/22
  • Livestream beginning 3/15
    • Thank you to Steven A and MV’s worship team!