Stories


july 4th parade 2019
July 09, 2019

Jumping into July

We had another amazing 4th of July celebration at Mercy Commons Covenant Church this year. As has been our tradition, we keep it simple and fun with a few bounce houses, freezies, and cold water...


daniel lukas
June 26, 2019

Meet Our New Pastor, Daniel Lukas

Welcome! First off, should we call you “Daniel” or “Dan”? Daniel. I used to go by “Danny” through high school. When I graduated, I thought it was too childish and asked others to simply call...


God Likes Us
April 17, 2019

IF:Gathering 2019

I don’t have time for God. Yes, I said it out loud. I feel horrible and ashamed writing that statement. But God already knows my heart and how I feel sometimes; I cannot hide. He...


never pray for patience
April 05, 2019

Never Pray for Patience

“You should never pray for patience,” a good friend once told me, “because if you do, God will really give you something to be patient for. This was meant half-jokingly, of course, and has since...


leading worship
March 27, 2019

Sometimes I Feel Nothing

It’s not uncommon for me to get emotional while leading a song or sharing something from my heart during our worship services at Mercy Commons. Music has always been a primary mode of expression for...


lent reading
March 19, 2019

A Challenge for Lent: The Gospel of John

In the days before Easter it is often spiritually helpful to engage in various spiritual exercises to help us draw nearer to Jesus and consider all that he has done for us. The cross and...


raking leaves
October 24, 2018

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

It was a gorgeous sunny autumn day. The fallen leaves from the neighborhood’s mature trees were adding up. Yards and sidewalks were transformed from green and grey into a collage of autumn colors. It was...


4th of july parade
July 11, 2018

Can’t Rain on Our Parade

Our annual 4th of July celebration came off a little differently this year. Every year, the church sets up two huge bounce houses on the front lawn, a prime spot on the Edina 4th of...


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