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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

April 2nd Worship Program

Updated: Apr 1, 2023


Thank you for joining us in worship this week. My prayer is that your time in worship with us revives your faith and deepens your relationship with Jesus.

This weekend, as we near the end of our study of the Gospel of Luke, we find ourselves at the crucifixion of Jesus. Without a doubt, this is the most unjust act ever performed. At the same time is the most amazing act of love ever offered. This week we get a powerful reminder of God’s amazing love.

If you didn’t know, our church is one of three sister churches here in Rock Hall who share the same mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world.

Everyone is welcome here because no one here is perfect, but together anything can happen.

The same power that was at work in Jesus is transforming our lives, and our community as we live out our faith - sharing and showing God’s love - by serving our neighbors and telling the story of His love working in our lives.

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 Prayer of Adoration

Songs for Worship Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People Message

The Death of Death

Luke 23:26-56 Pastor Gary

Holy Communion

Closing Worship Next Steps

Find practical ways you can take a first “next step” in your faith journey on our website. Just go to


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.


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

Songs for Worship

Raum Chapel

278 Hosanna Loud Hosanna

277 Tell Me The Story Of Jesus

504 The Old Rugged Cross

Wesley Chapel

278 Hosanna Loud Hosanna

280 All Glory Laud And Honor

298 When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Rock Hall Church

Man of Sorrows

At the Cross

What a Beautiful Name

Jesus Messiah

Message Notes:

Luke #57: The Death of Death

Luke 23:26-56

The Cross

‌​ Luke 23:26-43

‌The Death

‌​ Luke 23:44–49

‌The Burial

‌ Luke 23:50–56

Why the Cross?

Sin separates us from God.

‌John 3:16–18 ESV

‌ Sin - willful, deliberate, rebellion against a holy God.

‌Romans 3:23 ESV

All sin has to be punished.

‌Psalm 5:5 ESV

Isaiah 59 ESV

Leviticus 26:18–35 ESV

Jesus paid our debt with his life.

Romans 6:23 ESV

It is how God rescues and redeems us.

Titus 2:14 NCV

It cleared the way for God to work in us.

Galatians 2:20 ESV


This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

What happened as Jesus walked through the final days of His time on earth? This six-day plan looks at the events of Holy Week as recorded in the gospel of Mark. Prepare your heart for Easter as we study together and reflect on THE LIFE that changed all our lives for eternity!


Disaffiliation Information:

To participate in the process of discernment for your church, please engage the information under the “disaffiliation” tab on our website

Stay or Go: You can view the video available on our website under the Disaffiliation tab to become informed to learn how different groups see the opposing directions of the church.

Living Faithfully: Book Study led by Pastor Gary. Meeting on Monday morning (4/10) at 9am at the Charge Office.


This Week's Announcements:

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

  • Revival in our Churches

  • Our Discernment Process

  • 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

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Family of Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • Chase Dolgos

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Bill Carroll

  • Family of Joyce Bradley

  • Joan Stevens

  • Joan Melvin

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Maria Coakley

  • Roswell Hynson

  • Eric Price

  • Hill Family

  • Drew Priest & Family

  • Michael Geibel

Active Military & their families including:

  • Trevion Hopkins

  • Kyle Schauber

  • Brock Willey

  • Makenzie Williams

  • Steve McCarthy

  • Tristan Hague

  • Dakota Collison

  • Geoffrey Andersen

  • John Pettit

  • Jonathan Conner

  • Dante Spagnolo

  • Ben Coppage


  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Edna Cox

  • Ann Leary

  • Jackie Price Williams

This week's prayer focus:

Join us 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, grant boldness and opportunities for us to share the Gospel with others. Ephesians 6:19

  • Monday - Our Church: God, help us be financially responsible and good stewards of the blessings You’ve provided. Malachi 3:10

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, allow nothing to hinder our ministers and volunteers from Your calling on their lives. Nehemiah 6:3

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help us recognize the importance of first making disciples of Christ in our homes. Proverbs 22:6

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we ask for your healing of the broken structures and systems in our community. 2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people humbly submit to and honor those in authority over them. Ephesians 6:1-3

  • Saturday - Adults: God, cause our adults to humble themselves and seek Your face. 2 Chronicles 7:14

This week’s events:


8:30 am - Worship Service @Raum Chapel

9:30 am - Worship Service @Wesley Chapel

11:00 am - Worship Service @Rock Hall Church

7:00 pm - Palm Sunday Program @Raum Chapel


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

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

7:00 pm - Men’s small group @Charge Office


7:00 pm - Small Group Bible Study @Charge Office


6:30 pm - Youth Group


7:00 pm - Worship and Last Supper @Wesley Chapel

Good Friday

3:00 pm Stations of the Cross @Rock Hall Church

Easter Sunday

7:00 am - Sunrise Worship @Rock Hall Pavilion

7:30 am - Easter Breakfast @Rock Hall Church Fellowship hall

8:30 am - Easter Celebration Worship @Raum Chapel

9:30 am - Easter Celebration Worship @Wesley Chapel

11:00 am - Easter Celebration Worship @Rock Hall Church


Michael Geibel 4/1

Isabella Hickman 4/2

David Kelley, Sr 4/7


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