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February 4th 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 begin a slight detour in our study of the book of Acts. We are studying Stephen’s sermon from Acts 7 and taking a look back at the Old Testament character Joseph to discover some very powerful Gospel lessons about our role as the church 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


Good News from the Old Testament - Pt. 2

Acts 7:9-16

Pastor Gary Priddy

Holy Communion

Next Steps

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


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

Softly and Tenderly

I Surrender All

Blessed Assurance

Rock Hall Church

Give Me Jesus

The Lord’s Prayer

Oh Lord You’re Beautiful

Great Things

Message Notes

Acts 16: Good News from the Old Testament - Pt 2

Our Plans vs. God’s Plans

Prefer God’s favor over my comfort

Acts 7:9-10

Remember what you’re worth

Acts 7:11-14

Keep the end in view.

Acts 7:15-16

Take it Home:

  • Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-6. How can the importance of your role in this world help you to “not lose heart” even while living in an increasingly dark and anti-Christian culture?

  • Read 2 Corinthians 4:7-15. What aspects of this passage, and which truths presented in this week’s sermon can help you to have more of the strength and endurance that Paul expresses in v.8?

  • Read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. How would you explain to a new Christian what it means to stay focused on the “unseen” realities and to truly have an eternal perspective?

  • Read 2 Timothy 4:14-18. In what specific ways can you identify with this text and what can you do to seek to maintain the kind of trust in the Lord exhibited in it?


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: 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

  • Marge Kelley

  • Rick Reedy

  • Nicole Swank

  • Sara Gagalski

  • Sandy Scanlan

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll    

  • Clay Specht

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Kat Fithian

  • Jean Spence

  • Patricia Brown

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Joyce Christian

  • Emma Eller

  • Mike Hickman

  • Christine Weber

  • Scott Smith

  • Family of Pat Hastings

  • Sandy Jacob

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, give each of us a deep passion for the work of Christ.   Luke 4:18-19  

  • Monday - Our Church:  God, develop spiritual growth & maturity in Your church.   Hebrews 5:12-14  

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our pastor proclaim Your Word boldly.   2 Timothy 4:2

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help couples be faithful to the marriage promises they made to You and to each other. Hebrews 13:4

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we thank you for those who serve in our community. 1 John 3:16

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help young people commit themselves to a life of purity of mind and body. Psalm 119:9-11

  • Saturday - Adults: God, help adults find and fulfill Your purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11-14

This week’s events:


9:30 - Weekend Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 - Weekend Worship Celebration @RHMC


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

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


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


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


7:00 pm - Worship Team Practice @RHMC

WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church


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