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August 21st Worship Program


I’m so glad you are able to join us for worship. Over the years I have found that worship is vital to my relationship with Jesus. When I neglect this time, sure I might get another hour of sleep or a couple of chores done, but my faith suffers. In my life, there is no lasting benefit to missing this time together.

Today we are going to see a story of a lady who made worship a priority and how it would lead to a blessing she had been waiting years for, waiting so long that she had probably given up on. But God was working. Maybe you are here today looking for something that’s been missing from your life for a long time. The same Jesus is available to us today. So, today may just be the day you’ve been waiting for.

If you didn’t know, this church is one of three in our community that share one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world. Our gathering for worship is a testimony to our community of the power of Jesus to save, transform, and redeem.

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

The same power that has transformed our lives is transforming our community as we live out our faith, sharing and showing God’s love, by serving our neighbors and telling the story of how His love transformed 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.

Order of Worship:


Prayer of Adoration & Confession

Songs for worship

Prayers of the People


Pastor Gary Priddy Luke #35: An Infected Church Luke 13:10-21

Next Steps

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

Prayer of Thanksgiving


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

Wesley Chapel

2041 Thou Art Worthy

128 He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought

522 Leave It There

Rock Hall Church

I will Follow

Reckless Love

Your Great Name

Message Notes:

Luke #35: An Infected Church

Luke 13:10-21

A Disabled Woman

Luke 13:10–13

Grace doesn’t have to but grace does.

An Indignant Leader

​ Luke 13:17

It’s much easier to make a point than to make a difference.

An Infected Church

Luke 13:18–21

We are part of a Conquering Kingdom!

I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present time has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.

Charles Spurgeon

Questions to consider:

  1. Who needs the love of Jesus?

  2. Are you living in a religious bubble of hypocrisy?

  3. As a church, how can we better welcome people in need?

  4. What marks your life - worldly or Godly influences?


This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:

Many churches today are like spiritual orphanages, filled with people who accepted the gospel but never grew in maturity because no one has discipled them. This 6-day devotional plan will help you break the cycle of spiritual abandonment by exploring Jesus' command to discipleship. May it reignite your passion for becoming a disciple-making disciple.


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

● 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

● Karen Weller

● Debbie Elburn

● Mariann Dulin

● Carole Coleman

● Donnie Dierker

● Family of Nancy Spitz

● Michael Geibel

● Hubbard Kendall

● Rick Reedy

● Family of John Harman

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

  • Jonathan Conner


  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Edna Cox

  • Ann Leary

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, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20

  • Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future. Proverbs 19:21

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our leaders and volunteers persevere in Your work. 1 Corinthians 15:58

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work. Joshua 24:15

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others. 1 Timothy 4:12

  • Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan. 1 Peter 5:8

This week’s events:


6:00 - Grill Night @North Point Marina


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


7:00 - Small Group @Rock Hall Church fellowship hall


7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC

Next Sunday:

10:00 - Combined Worship Service @WCUMC


Nancy Walls 8/24

Brandon Iacona 8/25

Pat Lynerd 8/28


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