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February 18th Worship Program


Welcome to Church!

As we gather for worship this weekend, I want to make sure you know how grateful we are that you have joined us.  It's a blessing to worship, pray, and serve alongside friends and neighbors.

Today we continue our slight detour in our study of the book of Acts. As we work our way through Stephen’s sermon from Acts 7 and we are taking a look back to the Old Testament character Moses to discover some very powerful Gospel lessons that can help us live faithful lives today.

After the service, take a few minutes to engage friends and neighbors in conversation, or spend some time in prayer. We hope you find our church and church family is not just a place of worship but a community of support and love.

If you have attended church before, you know every church is unique. A few of the things we hope you will notice about us are first, the priority we give to the Bible, not just in worship, but in all things related to God and our relationship with HIm; also, we are committed to being a blessing, as we seek to represent Christ to our community; and finally we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to live our daily lives. We believe these are essential to our calling to be His church here in Rock Hall.

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 send me an email.


Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy



Order of Worship

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship Prayer of Confession 

Prayers of the People

Message

Good News from the Old Testament - Pt. 4

Acts 7:30-43

Pastor Gary Priddy

Next Steps

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

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

Wesley Chapel

Rock of Ages Cleft for Me

Amazing Grace

Victory in Jesus

Rock Hall Church

The Heart of Worship

Holy Forever

You Say



Message Notes

Acts 16: Good News from the Old Testament - Pt 3

Acts 7:17-29


Active Listening vs Selective Hearing

Moses heard and obeyed

  • ‌He understood God’s Plan

    • Acts 7:30-32

  • ‌He understood God’s Presence

    • Acts 7:33-34

  • ‌He understood God’s Provision

    • Acts 7:35-36

Israel made a different choice

  • God clearly communicated

    • Acts 7:37-38

  • ‌Israel refused to listen

    • Acts 7:39-41

  • ‌Israel had to face the consequences of their sin

    • Acts 7:42-43


‌Beware your tendency to compromise on God’s word

  • 1 John 4:1-6

Any voice that doesn't point you to Jesus

is not a voice you should follow.


Take it Home:

  • Read Exodus 13:21-22. How does this visible assurance of God’s leadership in the wilderness wanderings remind you of the way God objectively and personally leads us in the New Testament era?

  • Read Hebrews 4:14-16. What encourages you most about the truth this text is underscoring? What is at stake when we fail to remember it?

  • Read Psalm 119:33-40. What are some of the most identifiable and challenging aspects of these descriptions of God’s word and our relationship to it?

  • Read Jeremiah 2:10-19. What does this passage do to help you see the folly of the idolatry in your life? What modern idols seek to entice you to compromise your love and loyalty to Christ?

  • Read Ephesians 4:17-24. What are some of the subtle ways we can slouch back into the “futile thinking” and “callousness” of our former way of life? What specific steps can you take to ensure that you ardently “renew your mind” each day?

 

This Week's Announcements:




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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 and family

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Joanne Carson

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sara Gagalski

  • Joan Melvin

  • Sandy Scanlan

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll    

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Kat Fithian

  • Jean Spence

  • Patricia Brown

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Emma Eller

  • Jerry Creighton

  • Christine Weber

  • Scott Smith

  • Dot Ritchie

  • Ed and Penny Pickering

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

Homebound:

  • 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, 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:


Monday

11:30 The Chosen @RH Church Hall

6:30 pm - Women’s Bible Study Small Group @The Robbin’s

7:00 pm - Men’s Bible Study Small Group @Charge Office

Tuesday

 7:00 pm - Bible Study Small Group @RHMC Hall

Wednesday

Day of Prayer - Sanctuaries are open all day for prayer.

3:30 pm - Rock Solid Kids after School @RHMC Hall

6:00 pm - Family Dinner @RHMC Hall

6:30 pm - Youth Group @RHMC Hall

Sunday

9:30 - Weekend Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 - Weekend Worship Celebration @RHMC


WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church







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