January 1st Worship Program
Updated: Jan 2
Happy New Year!
Thank you for joining us for worship this week. This Sunday is a special day. Throughout the year, we come together as a church community here in Rock Hall in order to worship together, this Sunday is one of those days. But it’s also the start of a new year, a day filled with potential.
Many of us have moved beyond making resolutions because a resolution seems too much. But I think we can all agree that there are some things we want to accomplish or see happen in the coming year. It’s healthy to have goals, personally and professionally, for your family, your business, even as a church.
This week, we return to a study of the Gospel of Luke, and Jesus explains the necessary foundation for Kingdom living. The odd thing is, many of us would say that developing a more vibrant spiritual life is a worthwhile goal for the year, but Dr Luke would probably say it’s actually essential.
In this week’s text, Jesus teaches a series of parables that give us a clear picture of some of the characteristics required to live the Kingdom life… while here on earth. Get ready, let us start the year off right by leaning in to all the spiritual resources God provides.
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 email@example.com and my office telephone is 410-639-2144. Thank you again for joining us.
Thank you again for joining us.
Order of Worship:
Welcome Prayer of Adoration
Songs for Worship
Joy To The World
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
Prayer of Confession
880 Nicene Creed
Prayers of Intercession
Kingdom Life Skills
Holy Communion Closing Song
Holy is His Name
Find practical ways you can take a first “next step” in your faith journey on our website.
Just go to nextsteps.yourrhc.com.
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.
This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:
New Year, New Mercies
Over the course of 15 days, Paul David Tripp will remind you of God’s grace towards you—truths that never grow old. When “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms aren’t enough to make you new, learn to trust in God’s goodness, rely on His grace, and live for His glory each and every day. Join online with a group of friends from church as we read and share from this daily reading.
Pastor's Study: Living Faithfully Starting next Sunday, 12/4, at Wesley Chapel UMC, Pastor Gary will be leading a study based on the book Living Faithfully, Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church. Gatherings will be on 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, and 1/15 The book is available in print and digital formats. This is a required step in our disaffiliation discernment process. All are invited
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
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
Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler
Dean & Anna Mae Wood
Dickie & Bettie Porter
Family of Dan Walker
Don & Debbie Bergen
Family of Chris Whedbee
Family of Lisa Schrader
Active Military & their families including:
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 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 our young people commit themselves to a life of purity of mind and body. Psalm 119:9-11
Saturday - Adults: God, help our adults find and fulfill Your purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11-14
This week’s events:
7:00 pm - Small Group Bible Study @Charge Office
7:00 pm - Praise Team Practice
8:30 am - Worship Service @Raum Chapel
10:00 am - Combined Worship Service @Wesley Chapel
Ed Lynerd 1/2
Miles Masse 1/3
Dalilah Masse 1/5