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 email@example.com 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
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.
239 Silent Night
238 Angels we have Heard on High
251 Go Tell it on the Mountain
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
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: 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
Rev. Dan Walker
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, 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