December 11th Worship Program
Today is the third Sunday of Advent, traditionally the week which has us focus on the Joy that came on that first Christmas and the joy we will have when Jesus comes again.
Each week we consider the message of one of the Minor Prophets from the Old Testament as they looked forward to the coming of the Messiah and the deliverance of God’s people. This week we are studying the book of Malachi, and while the story certainly ends with joy, there is much more for the people to experience first.
If you didn’t know, this is actually a gathering of three “sister” churches 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.
Thank you again for joining us.
Order of Worship:
Welcome Advent Reading, Prayer, and Candle lighting
Prayer of Adoration & Confession
Prayers of the People Message
Pastor Gary Priddy Malachi
Hope for the Apathetic
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Find practical ways you can take a first “next step” in your faith journey on our website. Just go to nextsteps.yourrhc.com.
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.
8:30 @Raum Chapel
249 There's A Song In The Air
220 Angels From The Realms of Glory
230 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
9:30 @Wesley Chapel
2090 Light The Advent Candle (Verse 3)
217 Away In A Manger
218 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Choir: When Will He Come?
11:00 @Rock Hall Church
This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:
Are you wanting to grow in your relationship with God, understand the Bible better, and learn how to faithfully follow Jesus in our world today? With the biblical story as our guide, let’s discover truths and develop skills that will help us become fully devoted followers of Christ. Join online with a group of friends from church as we read and share from this daily reading.
Pastor's Study: Living Faithfully Starting next Sunday, 12/4, at Wesley Chapel UMC, Pastor Gary will be leading a study based on the book Living Faithfully, Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church. Gatherings will be on 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, and 1/15 The book is available in print and digital formats. This is a required step in our disaffiliation discernment process. All are invited
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
Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler
Dean & Anna Mae Wood
Dickie & Bettie Porter
Don & Debbie Bergen
Powering Guatemala Mission
Avery and Halie
Active Military & their families including:
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:
12:00pm - Ruth’s Circle
6:30pm - Wesley Chapel Ad Council
7:00pm - Rock Hall Small Group @Charge Office
4:00pm - Rock Solid Kids
6:00pm - Family Dinner
6:30pm - Youth Group
7:00pm - Praise Band Practice @RHUMC
5:00pm - Living Faithfully #2
6:00pm - Raum Chapel Christmas Celebration
Lily Quick 12/11
Lori Bunts 12/13
Joan Stevens 12/13
Clyde Robbins 12/14
Andrew Maloney 12/15
Bobby Tucker 12/15