everyone matters.  everyone forgives.

everyone grows. 


Mercy Hill is a church that is committed to making an impact for Christ in Rochester and the surrounding area.  We’re confident you’ll find Mercy Hill feels like home – a place where you and your family matter and can grow.  We’d be honored if you would be our guest!

We look forward to seeing you!
Pastor Fred & Kelly Shirley
Mercy Hill Pastors
Service Times:
Sunday Worship – 10 am
Join us for a faith-filled message, engaging worship and prayer at 10 am.
We have children’s ministry for babies through 5th grade during this service. 
Sunday School & Morning Prayer
We have Sunday School for the Adults in the Sunday School room at 9 am.
We have Sunday School for Kindergarten through 5th grade in ClubHouse at 9 am.
We also have prayer for anyone who’s interested in the Prayer Room at 9 am .
Wednesday Service – 7 pm
We have children’s ministry for babies through 5th grade
Youth Service at RISE Student Ministry for 6th-12th graders
All Church Prayer – 6-7 pm
On the 1st and 3rd Saturday we come together as a church body to pray for the vision and future of Mercy Hill. Everyone is welcome to join!
Our Mission
Mercy Hill Church exists to make a measurable impact for Jesus in Rochester, Southeastern Minnesota and the world.
Our Core Values
everyone matters.
At Mercy Hill, you and your family matter. You were important enough for Jesus to die for, therefore you are important enough to be loved and accepted by your church family.
everyone forgives.
At Mercy Hill, we walk in forgiveness and love towards each other. This world is a tough and unforgiving place, therefore your church should provide a compassionate and merciful community for you to be a part of.
everyone grows.
At Mercy Hill, everyone is called to impact their world for Jesus. Therefore, we will equip you to grow in your faith and to live an extraordinary life for God.
We would love to have you visit us for one of these special events and services.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Christmas Decorating Night
Join us for an evening of Christmas cheer! 
On Wednesday, November 21st, we will not be having our regular Wednesday Fellowship meal and evening service. 
Instead we will be having pizza delivered and taking the night to decorate the church for Christmas. 
We need men and women of all ages (young and old) – kids that attend need to be able and willing to help and must be supervised by their parents please. 
Men’s Breakfast
Men of Mercy Hill – join us for a homemade breakfast, a short teaching from Pastor Fred and a time of fellowship.  Cost is $5 – first time guests are free!
Please RSVP on Facebook or at the Info Desk.
All Church Prayer
Come seek God’s will with Mercy Hill Church as we meet together and pray.  God is going to great things at MHC, but we must continue to unite together and seek Him.  That is the job of the church.  
Join us for prayer meetings the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm.
Wednesday Nights 
We know the week can get busy – that’s why we’re making dinner on Wednesdays just for you!
Fellowship time together and time in His Word is VITAL for us all. So join us on Wednesdays for our fellowship meal at 6:30 pm and then stay for a great word from Pastor Fred & Kelly at 7 pm. We also have children & youth services  at 7 pm.


There’s a ministry for every age group at Mercy Hill Church.  We know that every generation is important to what God is doing in our church and throughout our city.  Click on the ministry logo to learn more about what is offered.  
Playhouse Kids
This is our Nursery & Preschool Ministries.
We minister to the babies (up to 3 years old) in one classroom.
We minister to the preschoolers (ages 3-5) in another classroom with Bible lessons that are designed to reach them at their own age and stage. 
We have children’s ministry at the Sunday morning Worship service and on Wednesday nights for our midweek worship. 
ClubHouse Kids
This is our gradeschool ministry for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pastor Jon & Tammy aim to make the Word of God come ALIVE for the kids at Mercy Hill. 
You can see what they’re teaching on YouTube each week at The ClubHouse Kids. 
ClubHouse has Sunday School at 9 am on Sundays followed by a Children’s Service at 10 am and they meet on Wednesdays during our midweek service. 
RISE Student Ministry
Our Student ministry is led by Pastor Patrick and they meet on Wednesday nights at 7 pm along with Life Groups and events throughout the month. RISE is for students in 6th through 12th grade and friends and guest are always welcome.  Each week starts with fun and games, a time of worship and a message from Pastor Patrick that every youth needs to hear. 
Check out their Facebook page for more info. 
KNLW 98.9 is a low-power FM radio station owned, managed, and produced by Mercy Hill Church.
KNLW is broadcast from the cross tower at the church in northwest Rochester just off Hwy 52.  KNLW has been on the air in Rochester since August 22, 2007.
KNLW is programmed to play contemporary Christian praise and worship music in the Rochester area.  The goal of the radio station is to support the vision of Mercy Hill Church to make a measurable impact for Jesus in Rochester, southeast Minnesota, and the world.

We’re happy to offer our sermons for you to listen to all week long.  We’re praying that you’ll hear the Lord speak to you while you listen.  At Mercy Hill…we like to be real.  So – if you have a question…we want to hear about it.  Feel free to email your questions to  

Nov 11, 2018
We Are Determined to Influence
Leading through example is our way of life. We are never going to be caught sitting while others are moving forward.
We influence with our time, talents, and gifts, all rooted in love and care; not superiority and pity.
Nehemiah 6:17-19, 16
  • Nov 11, 2018We Are Determined to Influence
    Nov 11, 2018
    We Are Determined to Influence
    Leading through example is our way of life. We are never going to be caught sitting while others are moving forward.
    We influence with our time, talents, and gifts, all rooted in love and care; not superiority and pity.
    Nehemiah 6:17-19, 16
  • Nov 4, 2018We Are All About Promotion
    Nov 4, 2018
    We Are All About Promotion
    Or heart is to raise up leaders in all generations by leading, training, and delegating to each age.
    So, the Plan and Purpose of God will be seen in each life.
    1 Peter 5:6
    Psalms 78:70
  • Oct 28, 2018Church Should be Fun
    Oct 28, 2018
    Church Should be Fun
    God sits on His Throne and should we!
    This is a place where we have fun, God's Word is a Joy, and Love abounds.
    Psalms 2:4
    Psalms 100
  • Oct 21, 2018Where’s Your Ship?
    Oct 21, 2018
    Where’s Your Ship?
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    This week we are blessed to hear from Pastor Kevin Fletcher with Beyond Intl.
    God has gifted each one of us for a purpose, and He has a plan for those gifts. We don't have to worry about how to use them.
    Are we using the gifts, or are we squandering them?
    Mark 4
  • Oct 14, 2018The Roller-coaster of Life
    Oct 14, 2018
    The Roller-coaster of Life
    Series: (All)
    Life is full of peaks and valleys, but a baseline, or a cornerstone, can keep you grounded.
    What, or whom, is the cornerstone of your life?
    Matthew 26:31-35
    John 21:15-17
  • Oct 7, 2018Casual Free Zone
    Oct 7, 2018
    Casual Free Zone
    We do not take this walk or relationship with Him casually.
    Our lives are a direct reflection of our submission to Him and we  will not allow ourselves to become a casualty.
    Galatians 1:10
  • Sep 30, 2018Driven by Eternity
    Sep 30, 2018
    Driven by Eternity
    We understand we're here for more than a gold watch.
    We navigate our lives from an eternal perspective.
    We don't waste it on useless pursuits and priorities.
    Our eyes are fixed on eternity.
    Psalms 90:12-17
  • Sep 23, 2018Forgiveness is Our Heart
    Sep 23, 2018
    Forgiveness is Our Heart
    We make a point to forgive those around us.
    Realizing that our faith works by walking in forgiveness.
    Plus, we are able to open a door to minister into people's lives with it,
    Ephesians 1:7, 8
    Colossians 1:13, 14
  • Sep 16, 2018Everyone Matters
    Sep 16, 2018
    Everyone Matters
    We know our love for people is a direct reflection of God's Love for us.
    We believe Christianity is found in our actions more than our words.
    We best love and serve Him when we love and serve others.
    Matthew 22:37-40
    Matthew 25:35-40
  • Sep 9, 2018His Honor Alone
    Sep 9, 2018
    His Honor Alone
    We know excellence brings God honor.
    Everything we do is for Him, so we give Him our first and our best (time/finances/resources), and we do it with excellence.
    We are watchful to never let what we do for Him become familiar.
    Revelations 4:11
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