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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

January 14th Worship Program

Welcome to Church!

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

If you have attended church before, you know every church is unique. Some of the things that we hope you will appreciate about  us are that we prioritize the Scriptures in understanding all things about God and faith, we are committed to being a blessing to everyone in our community, and we seek to follow as God guides and empowers our daily lives through the Holy Spirit. We believe these are essential to our calling to be the church here in Rock Hall.

This week, we continue a study of the book of Acts. We see the church dealing with the problems created by good distractions. We see solutions that we can apply in our lives and church that will enable us to “keep the main thing, the main thing.”

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.

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 email me at the address below.

Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship Prayer of Confession 

Prayers of the People


Keeping the Main thing, the Main Thing

Acts 6:1-7

Pastor Gary Priddy

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

Only Trust HIm

Where He Leads Me

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Rock Hall Church

Holy Forever

Same Power

Psalm 23 - Surely Goodness

Message Text

Suffering Fools

Acts 5:33-42

 Team  work makes the  Dream  work.

The Dream

 OUR  mission is the  GREAT COMMISSION .

The Team

To  FULFILL  my calling I have to  KNOW  my calling

Your Calling - to use your  SKILLS, RELATIONSHIPS & ROLES  to advance the Great Commission.

We can’t  COMPLETE  our assignment without letting go of  WHAT’S NOT  my assignment

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

Staying on  GOD’S MISSION , we’ll  FULFILL  our mission.

Take it Home:

“To fulfill our calling, we must know our calling.” How do you respond to the idea of knowing your calling?

a. The concept of a calling confuses me.

b. My calling seems very vague.

c. I don’t currently know my calling, but I want to.

d. I know my calling but struggle to prioritize it.

e. I am living in the sweet spot of my calling.

Read 2 Timothy 2:4-7 and identify some things scripture teaches about keeping the main thing the main thing.

Read Luke 4:40-44, what do you think of Jesus’s approach to keeping the main thing a priority?


This Week's Announcements:

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Wake-Up Call provides a daily encouragement to shake off the slumber of our busy lives and turn our eyes toward Jesus. Each morning our community gathers around a Scripture, a reflection, a prayer, and a few short questions, inviting us to reorient our lives around the love of Jesus who transforms our hearts, homes, churches, and cities.

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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

  • ur 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

  • Family of Betty Ainsworth

  • 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

  • Dean Wood

  • Christine Weber

  • Family of Patsy Higgs

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, grant boldness and opportunities for us to share the Gospel with others. Ephesians 6:19

  • Monday - Our Church: God, help us be financially responsible and good stewards of the blessings You’ve provided. Malachi 3:10

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, allow nothing to hinder our ministers and volunteers from Your calling on their lives. Nehemiah 6:3

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help us recognize the importance of first making disciples of Christ in our homes. Proverbs 22:6

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we ask for your healing of the broken structures and systems in our community. 2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people humbly submit to and honor those in authority over them. Ephesians 6:1-3

  • Saturday - Adults: God, cause our adults to humble themselves and seek Your face. 2 Chronicles 7:14

This week’s events:


 9:30 am - Weekend Worship @WC

11:00 am - Weekend Worship @RCMC


11:30 The Chosen @RH Church Hall

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


6:00 pm - Charge Conference @RHMC Hall

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


Sunday, January 28th

Vote to approve merger of Wesley Chapel and Rock Hall Church

WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church


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