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April 10th Worship Program

April 10

Welcome to church!

We are so glad you chose to worship with us today. In case you weren’t aware, we are just one of three churches here in our community that make up the Rock Hall United Methodist Charge. We are three unique churches, but we operate as one ministry because we have one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world.

We are pursuing a vision to see our entire community transformed by the power of God. We do this by sharing and showing God’s love as we serve our neighbors and tell others the story of how God transformed our lives.

Today is Palm Sunday, and we are continuing a study of the Gospel of Luke. In today’s passage we find John the Baptist questioning Jesus. A fitting passage for Palm Sunday and for our lives as we wrestle with life not panning out as we expect it to.

If you have any questions about our church or want to discuss your faith journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. My email is and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.

Pastor Gary

Order of Worship

Welcome Songs for Worship Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Prayer’s of the People Message

Pastor Gary Priddy Luke #17 Luke 7:18-35

Next Steps

Practical ways you can take a “next step” in your faith journey.

Prayer of Thanksgiving Benediction

Life is much more than an accident. Wherever I go, I believe God needs me there. Wherever I am, I trust God has put me there. He has a purpose for me being there - Christ, alive in me, wants to do something through me, no matter where I am. I believe this and go in His grace and His love and His power. Amen.

If you would like someone to pray with you, please come and meet one of our ministry leaders at the altar at the end of the service.

Songs for Worship Raum Chapel

278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

504 The Old Rugged Cross

297 Beneath The Cross of Jesus

Wesley Chapel

2109 “Hosanna! Hosanna!

278 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

280 “All Glory, Laud, And Honor”

Choir Anthem: “Of Palms And Praise”

Rock Hall Church

My Jesus

Jesus Messiah

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Message Notes

Luke #17: Chicken Crackers

Luke 7:18-35

John the Baptist was absolutely certain ____________________

Luke 1:39-41, 57-80, John 1:29-33, 43-45

At the same time, Jesus didn’t seem interested in ____________________

Isaiah 26:19, 29:18-19, 35:5-6, 42:18, 43:8, 61:1-2.

Isaiah 26:20, 29:20, 40:10.

Matthew 13:13-17

Jesus and John the Baptist

Luke 7:18–35

What John missed back then (and we miss today):

We have unique ____________________

Romans 12:3-8/ 1 Corinthians 7:17-20/ Philippians 2:13/

Matthew 5:13-16/ Colossians 3:17

Different callings lead to ____________________

Luke 7:33-35/ 1 Corinthians 9:19-23/ Luke 1:11-17 vs Luke 5:29-31

God doesn’t want religion from you

He wants a relationship with you.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Do you know a SINGLE PARENT or a SENIOR in our community who could use some help around the house with some minor repairs? Let us know, We’d love to help!

Let’s connect Are you new to us? We would love to connect with you. Just go to

Meet with Pastor Gary Do you have a question or issue you need to discuss? Pastor Gary is available for pastoral counseling with individuals and couples To schedule, just Click “Meet with Pastor Gary” on our website

Prayer Request Policy Change In order to maintain a more current prayer list, we provide a copy of this past week’s prayer requests. Submit prayer requests using the prayer request cards in the pews or the digital prayer request form on our website: Please make sure you have permission to share other’s information.

Current Prayer Requests

  • Our children and youth ministries

  • Caregivers and first responders

  • People of Ukraine

  • Our nation’s leaders

  • Healing of our nation

  • Israel and the Middle East

  • People battling addictions

  • Single parents and their kids

  • Pastor Gary & Family

  • Joe & Cheryl Holliday

  • Joan Melvin

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Marsha Gustafson

  • Bobby Osborn,Sr

  • Family of Renie Lott

  • Bobby Baker

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Donnie Dierker

  • Alice Dulin

  • Bobby Osborn,Jr

  • Ann Leary

  • Johnny Mullikin

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Michael Geibel

  • Pat Hastings

  • Karen Weller

  • Shirley Spagnolo’s family

  • Family of Martin Legg

Active Military & their families including:

  • Trevion Hopkins

  • Kyle Schauber

  • Brock Willey

  • Kelly Bertelsen

  • Steve McCarthy

  • Tristan Hague

  • Dakota Collison

  • Geoffrey Andersen

  • John Pettit

  • Makenzie Williams

  • Dante Spagnolo

  • Ben Coppage

  • Johnathon Conner


  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Edna Cox

  • Ethel Toulson

This week's prayer focus:

During this year, we are joining together as a church in focused and specific prayer for our church, our community, and our world. Be prepared to see God do great things as we collectively turn to Him in prayer.

Sunday - Our Mission: God, let Your church be a light in our community and world. Matthew 5:16

Monday - Our Church: God, bring unity to the Body of Christ. John 17:20-23

Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our worship leaders and musicians lead us before Your throne in a spirit of worship. Psalm 33:3

Wednesday - Families: God, help our families faithfully follow Your commands. John 14:15

Thursday - Our Community: God, soften the hearts of the lost in our community, show them your light. John 3:16-18

Friday - Children/Youth: God, change the world through our young people rather than letting the world change them. Romans 12:2

Saturday - Adults: God, enable our adults to live lives of faithfulness to You and perseverance to the end. Hebrews 12:1-3

This week’s events:


7:00 - Palm Sunday Service @Raum Chapel


6:00 - Women’s Small Group @Wesley Chapel

6:30 - Women’s small group @The Priddy’s

7:00 - Men’s small group @Teen Center


7:00 - Lynerd's Small Group @Rock Hall Church Hall


4:00 - Rock Solid Kids - After School @Teen Center

5:00 - Rock Solid Kids @Teen Center

6:00 - Family Dinner @RH Church fellowship hall

6:30 - Youth Group @Teen Center


7:00 - Maundy Thursday Worship @WCUMC


12:00 - Cross Walk @Rock Hall Church

Easter Sunday

7:00 - Sunrise Worship and Breakfast @Main Street Pavilion

8:30 - Worship @RCUMC

9:30 - Worship @WCUMC

11:00 - Worship @RHUMC

Upcoming Events:

4/23 Mission Saturday 410-639-2144


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