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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Welcome to Church!

We're so glad to have you worship with us this Christmas Eve. As we gather, I want each of you to know how grateful we are that you joined us for worship on this very special night. It is a blessing to celebrate the birth of Jesus and witness the hope, joy, love, and peace that he brings, with friends and neighbors.

This year, through music, the Scriptures, and Holy Communion we want to draw your focus onto the significance of Jesus’s name Immanuel, which means “God with us.” 

After the service, take a few minutes to engage friends and neighbors in conversation, or spend some time in prayer. Please take a photo with your family around our Christmas tree. We hope you find our church and church family is not just a place of worship but a community of support and love.

Thank you for being a part of our family this Christmas season. 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 just use the question cards in each pew.

Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship

Prayers of the People


God With Us

Matthew 1:21-23

Pastor Gary Priddy

Prayer of Confession

Holy Communion

Next Steps

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

Closing Candlelight Worship 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

Angels we Have Heard on High

Hark the Herald Angles Sing

Silent Night

Rock Hall Church

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Midnight Clear - Love Song

First Noel

What Child is This

Silent Night

Message Text

God’s Power and Grace

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” “ Matthew 1:21-23

EMMANUEL - God With Us.

GOD WITH US - Today.

Luke 1:28

GOD WITH US - Yesterday.

Genesis 39:21 

GOD WITH US - Tomorrow.

Romans 8:35, 37-39

Take it Home:

In what ways have you experienced God being with you?     

What difficult circumstances are you facing that you need God to be with you right now?

What steps do you need to take to experience more of God?


Wake-Up Call is a daily encouragement to shake off the slumber of our busy lives and turn our eyes toward Jesus. Each morning our community gathers around a Scripture, a reflection, a prayer, and a few short questions, inviting us to reorient our lives around the love of Jesus that transforms our hearts, homes, churches, and cities. 


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 merger 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 and family

  • Bryce Holliday

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Marge Kelley

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sandy Scanlan

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll    

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Kat Fithian

  • Jean Spence

  • Patricia Brown

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Piper Foley

  • Emma Eller

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


  • 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, 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:


10:00 am - Weekend Worship @WC

7:00 pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight worship @WC

11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight worship @RHMC


The Charge Office is closed for the week.


7:00 pm - Worship Team Practice @WC


8:30 am- Bible Studies @WC Hall

10:00 am - Weekend Worship @WC

Sunday - January 7th

9:30 am - Weekend Worship  @WC

11:00am - Weekend Worship @RHMC

WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church


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