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December 24th Worship Program

Welcome to Church!

We're so glad to have you worship with us as we get ready for Christmas. As we gather, I want to make sure you know how grateful we are to have you worship with us. It's a blessing to explore the hope, joy, love, and peace of Advent alongside friends and neighbors.

On this the fourth weekend of Advent, we continue our study of the early church in Acts as we see the miraculous work of God through the church in spite of the circumstances. It’s a story about human nature and the power and grace of God available to us through the Holy Spirit.

After the service, we will have a short information meeting, but before that starts, take a few minutes to engage friends and neighbors in conversation, or spend some time in prayer. We hope you find our church is not just a place of worship but a community of support and love.

Thank you for being a part of our family today. 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’s Power and Grace

Acts 5:12-16

Pastor Gary Priddy

Prayer of Confession

Next Steps

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

Closing 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

It’s Christmas!

Midnight Clear

Christmas Medley


Message Text

God’s Power and Grace

Acts 5:12-16

The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 

Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

Take it Home:

  1. What is your life’s purpose? Cna you explain it in one sentence.

  2. How does your life’s purpose bring glory to Jesus?

  3. Do you have a gospel friendship right now?  How are things going with that relationship right now?

  4. List one or two practical examples of someone you know walking in the Holy Spirit’s power.

  5. Is there an indication that the Holy Spirit is using you right now for Jesus’s glory.

  6. When was the last time you saw Jesus heal someone?

  7. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in great power through us this week.


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, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20 

  • Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future.   Proverbs 19:21  

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our ministers and volunteers persevere in Your work.  1 Corinthians 15:58

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work.   Joshua 24:15  

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others.  1 Timothy 4:12

  • Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan.  1 Peter 5:8

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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