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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

April 30th Worship Program

Updated: May 1, 2023


Thank you for joining us for worship this week. I pray that you get a sense of God’s presence as we worship together.

Today we continue a message series focused on some of the core beliefs of our faith titled Firm Foundations. Each week we take on one of the essential doctrines of the historic Christian faith to understand the doctrine as well as how it impacts our faith.

This week we are considering the doctrine of God the Father, specifically how God as Creator and Sustainer of all that we know of this world reveals God’s caring heart for each one of us. How are we to respond to his caring heart?

Now, if you didn’t know, we are three sister churches here in Rock Hall who share the same mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, including our community.

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

Opening Worship

Great Things

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Reflection

This Is My Father's World

Prayers of the People Song of Preparation

Goodness of God


Firm Foundations

The God the Father Gen 1:1,31, 2 Peter 3:8-9

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.


This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That's my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love. K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.


Disaffiliation Information:

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

Church Conference:

Rock Hall Church and Wesley Chapel are holding a Church Conference on Saturday May 6th at 1:00 pm in order to vote on a motion to disaffiliate from the UMC and join the Global Methodist Church.


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

  • Michael Geibel

  • Chase Dolgos

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Bill Carroll

  • Philip Schwenger

  • Marge Kelley

  • Joan Melvin

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Maria Coakley

  • Roswell Hynson

  • Eric Price

  • Linda Heffner

  • Bonnie Kellas

  • Sandy Scanlan’s family

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • John Caraway

  • Teresa Robertson

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:


11:30 am - Youth Group SOUP SALE @Rock Hall fellowship hall


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


4:00 pm - Rock Solid Kids

6:00 pm - Family Dinner

6:30 pm - Youth Group


7:00 pm - Praise Team @Rock Hall Church


8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Raum Chapel

9:30 am - Worship Celebration @Wesley Chapel

11:00 am - Worship Celebration @Rock Hall Church


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