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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 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

Next Steps

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


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

Broken Vessels

Living Hope

Midnight Clear


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: 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

  • Josh Greenwell

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Michael Geibel

  • David Kelley

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Pat Hastings

  • Don & Debbie Bergen

  • Powering Guatemala Mission

  • Edward Hunt

  • Avery and Halie

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, 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


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