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December 18th Worship Program


This weekend is the fourth Sunday of Advent, traditionally this week has us focus on the Love that came through the birth of Jesus on that first Christmas and the joy we will have when Jesus comes again.

Each week in our current series, we consider the message of one of the Minor Prophets from the Old Testament as they looked forward to the first coming of the Messiah and the deliverance of God’s people. This week we are studying the book of Zechariah. This book points us to Jesus like no other in the Old Testament as we look forward to Jesus's coming again.

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 Zechariah

Hope for the Unworthy

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.

Raum Chapel

239 Silent Night

238 Angels we have Heard on High

251 Go Tell it on the Mountain

Wesley Chapel

2090 Light The Advent Candle

220 Angles from the Realm of Glory

221 In the Bleak Midwinter

Rock Hall Church

It’s Christmas Medley

He has Come for Us

Psalm 23


This Week's Message

Zechariah: Hope for the Unworthy


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

  • Sharon Rodney

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Michael Geibel

  • Rev. Dan Walker

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Pat Hastings

  • Don & Debbie Bergen

  • Powering Guatemala Mission

  • Edward Hunt

  • Avery and Halie

  • Betty Ainsworth

  • Lisa Schrader

  • Dave Kelley

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, let Your church be a light in our community and world. Matthew 5:16

  • Monday - Our Church: God, bring unity to the Body of Christ. John 17:20-23

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our worship leaders and musicians lead us before Your throne in a spirit of worship. Psalm 33:3

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families faithfully follow Your commands. John 14:15

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, soften the hearts of the lost in our community, show them your light. John 3:16-18

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, change the world through our young people rather than letting the world change them. Romans 12:2

  • Saturday - Adults: God, enable our adults to live lives of faithfulness to You and perseverance to the end. Hebrews 12:1-3

This week’s events:


5:00pm - Living Faithfully #2 @Wesley Chapel

7:00pm - Children’s Program @Raum Chapel


1:00pm - Ageless Wonders Christmas Party


7:00pm - Praise Band Practice @Rock Hall Church

Saturday - Christmas Eve

7:00pm - Candlelight Worship @Wesley Chapel

10:00pm - Candlelight Worship @Rock Hall Church

Sunday - Christmas Day Service

10:30am Combined Worship Service @Raum Chapel


Mike Hickman 12/22


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