August 28th Worship Program

Welcome!

I’m so glad you are able to join us for worship.

Today is a special day. Rock Hall UMC's Lay Leader, Ed Lynerd is bringing the message today. Ed and his wife Pat have been integral parts of our ministry in Rock Hall for several years. They are living testimonies as to what God can do through unassuming disciples.

We continue our study of the Gospel of Luke. This week we look at a familiar text, Luke 13:22-35, as Ed leads to wrestle with a familiar yet powerful truth.

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 gary@yourrockhall.church and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.

Order of Worship:

Welcome

Prayer of Adoration & Confession

Songs for worship

Prayers of the People

Message

Rock Hall Lay Leader, Ed Lynerd Luke #36: The Narrow Way Luke 13:22-35

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

Amazing Grace

We Have Come into His House

Turn Your Eyes


Message Notes:

Luke #36: The Narrow Way

Luke 13:22-35


The Narrow Door

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’

“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

 

This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:

Hope Still Lives Here

It can be easy to feel that your faith has little or no bearing on the people around you. How can you effectively share the hope you have? This plan gives practical steps for what it means to live a life on mission.

Join us in reading together using the YouVersion Bible App, HERE.



 

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: 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 & Family

  • Joe & Cheryl Holliday

  • Joan Melvin

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Debbie Elburn

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Donnie Dierker

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Michael Geibel

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Rick Reedy

  • Don Spagnolo

  • Anna Mae Wood

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

Homebound:

  • 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, give us a deep passion for the work of Christ. Luke 4:18-19

  • Monday - Our Church: God, develop spiritual growth & maturity in Your church. Hebrews 5:12-14

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our pastor proclaim Your Word boldly. 2 Timothy 4:2

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help couples be faithful to the marriage promises they made to You and to each other. Hebrews 13:4

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we thank you for those who serve in our community. 1 John 3:16

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people commit themselves to a life of purity of mind and body. Psalm 119:9-11

  • Saturday - Adults: God, help our adults find and fulfill Your purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11-14


This week’s events:

Sunday:

10:00 - Combined Worship @Wesley Chapel

11:00 - Church Fellowship @Wesley Chapel

11:15 - Merger Team Meeting @Wesley Chapel

Tuesday:

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

Thursday:

7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC

Next Sunday:

Worship and Holy Communion


Birthday’s

Pat Lynerd 8/28

Timothy Elgard 9/2

Sam Glenn 9/2







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