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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

February 19th Worship Program


Welcome!


Thank you for joining us for worship this week.

My prayer is that as you worship with us, your soul is refreshed as you find new strength for your walk with Jesus.

As we continue our study of the Gospel of Luke today, we begin with Jesus questioning the religious leaders. This is a change for sure. And from their inability to answer him and Jesus’s observations of the crowd at the time, we discover a question that each of us is left to answer: Do we have a God who serves us, or a God we serve?

If you didn’t know, this church is one 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 gary@yourrockhall.church and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.

Pastor Gary

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Songs for Worship Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People Message

The Most Important Question

Luke 20:41-21:4 Pastor Gary

Closing Song Next Steps

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

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


Raum Chapel

158 Come Christians Join To Sing

369 Blessed Assurance

127 Guide Me O Great Jehovah

Combined Worship

God So Loved

Revelation Song

369 Blessed Assurance

Message Notes:


The Most Important Question: ‌Luke 20:41–44

Do you know who I am?

‌‌The Wrong Response: ‌Luke 20:45–47

What can I get out of this?

The Right Response: ‌Luke 21:1–4

What can I give to this?

How should we understand generosity:

  • ‌Generosity is measured by what’s left over rather than what’s given. ‌2 Samuel 24:24

  • When you’re generous to make an impression, that’s what you get. ‌Matthew 6:1–4

  • We aren’t called to meet every need, we are called to meet some needs. 2 Corinthians 9:7


Do we have a God that serves us,

or a God that we serve?

 

This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

So why go on this journey? Lent invites me to face that which we’d rather avoid. For 40 days we go on a journey dedicated to isolation, prayer, and fasting. May this Lent journey be a confirmation of how God is always with us, give us the courage to go to places we would rather avoid, and let us experience his provision once more.

 

Disaffiliation Information:

To participate in the process of discernment for your church, please engage the information under the “disaffiliation” tab on our website

Stay or Go: 11:15am, Sunday February 12th - a viewing will be available after church.

You can also view the video available on our website under the Disaffiliation tab it will help you become informed how different groups see future of the church. WATCH HERE

Global Methodist Church Presentation: 3:00pm, Sunday, February 19th, Whatcoat UMC, Dover, De

Church Information Meeting & Potluck Lunch: 11:30am, Sunday February 26th @Rock Hall Church

 

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

  • Revival in our Churches

  • Our Discernment 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 & Family

  • Joe & Cheryl Holliday

  • Don & Debbie Bergen

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Michael Geibel

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Bill Carroll

  • John Curlett

  • Joan Stevens

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • Joan Melvin

  • Jane Giblin

  • Elmer Gustafson

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

Homebound:

  • 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, 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:

Sunday

8:30 am - Worship Service @Raum Chapel

10:00 am - Combined Worship Service @Rock Hall Church

3:00 pm - Global Methodist Church Presentation @Whatcoat UMC, Dover, DE

Monday - Charge Office Closed

6:30 pm - Women’s small group @The Priddy’s

7:00 pm - Men’s small group @Charge Office

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

4:00 pm - Rock Solid Kids

5:00 pm - Family Dinner

6:30 pm - Youth Group

7:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Worship @Raum Chapel

Thursday

7:00 pm - Praise Team Practice

Sunday

8:30 am - Worship Service @Raum Chapel

10:00 am - Combined Worship Service @Rock Hall Church

11:30 am - Potluck Luncheon and Church Meeting at Rock Hall Fellowship Hall


Birthday’s

Cathy Naundorf 2/22

Frank Dulin 2/25






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