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April 7th Worship Program


Welcome to Church!

We are glad to have you worship with us today. It's a blessing to worship, pray, and serve alongside friends and neighbors.

You probably know last week was special, it was the most significant day of the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday. But do you realize that today is actually just as important; because we celebrate the resurrection every Sunday and because God is just as worthy of praise this week as He was last. So, let’s focus on that.

After today’s worship, take a few minutes to engage friends and neighbors in conversation, or spend a few extra minutes in private prayer. We hope you find that this is not just a place to worship but a faith family eager to show you our love and support.

If you have attended church before, you know every church is unique. A few of the things we hope you will notice about us are first, the priority we give to studying the Bible, not just in worship, but in our every day relationship with God; also, we are committed to blessing others as we seek to represent Christ to our community; and finally we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to live our daily lives. We believe these are essential to our calling to be His church here in Rock Hall.

Thank you for being a part of our church family today. My prayer is that our time together in worship would be a source of inspiration, reflection, and connection in your relationship with Jesus. If you have any questions or want to discuss your faith journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. My office telephone is 410-639-2144, or send me an email.


Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy


Order of Worship

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship Prayer of Confession 

Prayers of the People

Message

The Greater Miracle

Acts 9:32-43

Pastor Gary Priddy

Next Steps

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

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.


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

Wesley Chapel

Thine Be The Glory

Because He Lives

Something About That Name

Rock Hall Church

Christ Be Magnified

Build My Life

God Really Loves Us

Clean


Message Notes


Acts 26: The Greater Miracle

Acts 9:32-43

Acts 26: The Greater Miracle

Healing of Aeneas

Acts 9:32–35

Luke 5:17-26 – Healing of the Paralytic

‌Miracles are divine appointments.

‌We all need to be healed.

‌Only God can heal.

‌True healing is spiritual healing.

Healing of Tabitha

Acts 9:36–43

‌Notice the beauty of generosity.

‌1 John 3:16

Proverbs 31:18–20

Reflecting the resurrection with your life.

‌Romans 12:2

‌Ephesians 2:10

‌Titus 2:7-11


Take it Home:

  1. In Acts 9:32-35, how does Peter's itinerant ministry reflect the model set by Jesus? How does this highlight the dependence on the Holy Spirit in ministry?

  2. Reflecting on Acts 9:32-35, what significance do you find in the term "saints" used to describe the Christians in Lydda? How does this term challenge our understanding of Christian identity and lifestyle?

  3. According to the sermon, what are the four lessons we can learn from the healing of Aeneas in Acts 9:32-35? How do these lessons inform our understanding of divine healing and its purpose?

  4. Considering the story of Tabitha's resurrection in Acts 9:36-43, what qualities of Tabitha's life made her beloved in her community? How does her generosity reflect the character of God?

  5. Based on the sermon's discussion of living a life that reflects the resurrection, how can sacrificial love transform both individuals and communities? How does this align with the biblical teaching on salvation and good works?


 

This Week's Announcements:



21 Days of Prayer
 

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: pray.yourrhc.com 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 and family

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll    

  • Robin & Ed Kurowski

  • Grant Stoops

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Linda Morgan

  • Joan Melvin

  • Joanne Carson

  • Patricia Brown

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sara Gagalski

  • Scott Smith

  • Jean Spence

  • Kevin Nelson Sr

  • Danielle Johnson

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Diane McIntyre

  • Jimmy Wallace

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

Homebound:

  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Jackie Price Williams

  • Edna Cox

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, 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:

Sunday

9:30 am - Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 am -  Worship Celebration @RHMC

Monday

9:00 am - VBS Planning Meeting @Church Office

6:00 pm - Bible Study @Debbie Elburn’s

6:30 pm - Women’s Bible Study @The Robbin’s

7:00 pm - Men’s Bible Study @Charge Office

Tuesday

12:00 Noon - Ruth’s Circle @Debbie Elburn’s

7:00 pm - Bible Study @RHMC Hall

Wednesday:

10:00 am - Archery Training @RHMC Hall

Thursday-Saturday

GMC Conference in Camp Hill, PA

Sunday

9:30 am - Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 am -  Worship Celebration @RHMC


WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church







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