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July 23rd Worship Program

Updated: Jul 23, 2023


Welcome.

We are glad to have you join us for worship. Throughout Jesus’s ministry, He wasn’t too impressed with symbolic devotion. In fact, He spent a lot of time challenging the “religion” of the day, even folks in the church. He challenged preconceptions, called out critics, and shook up the lukewarm.

In this series DO-OVER, we’ll look back to identify the slogans and cliches of Christianity and discover the keys to making the most of the second chance God has given us through a new life as part of His Church.

Our church is a true family of believers who come together to worship, pray, and learn from God and each other. We value being connected to other believers and strive to create an environment where individuals and families can grow closer together.

At our church, we believe that everyone has the potential to impact the world. In our programs and ministries, we seek to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make a Gospel difference in our community and in the world.

So, if you are looking for a church home that seeks to make a positive impact in Rock Hall and the world, we invite you to join us. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. We look forward to getting to know you and to growing in our faith together.

If you have any questions or want to discuss your faith journey, please don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Gary directly, by email - gary@yourrockhall.church or by telephone - 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.



Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship

Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People

Message

Do-Over

From Misery to Victory

Closing Worship 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

73 O Worship The King

395 Take Time To Be Holy

127 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Combined Worship

Raise A Hallelujah

It Is Well With My Soul

Revive Us Again

Hymn Of Heaven


Message Notes

Do-Over: From Misery to Victory


Revelation 2:8–11 (NIV)

To the Church in Smyrna

8 “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:

These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

11 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.


Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? James 2:5 NIV


What you fear most reveals what you value most


What you fear the most reveals where you trust God the least.

2 My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:2–4 NIV


"I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me I just close my eyes and thank God that he is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over all the affairs of my life.” John Wesley

What is a success life or Church?

Faithfulness


What does this look like?

A faithful life is a fearless life.



This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

When a crisis happens in our world, it’s easy to question our faith, and it’s hard to replace the panic we face with the peace we’re promised as Jesus-followers. In this 5-day Bible Plan, we’ll discover three things we can do as Christians in the face of a crisis.


 

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

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Michael Geibel

  • Chase Dolgos

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Bill Carroll

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Marge Kelley

  • Family of Jerry Spence

  • Linda Kimble

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

  • Edna Cox

  • Ann Leary

  • Jackie Price Williams

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 Celebration @RC

10:00 am - Combined Worship Celebration @RHC

Monday

11:30 am - Chosen study

6:30 pm - Rock Hall Church Board Meeting

Tuesday

9:30 am - VBS Planning Meeting

7:00 pm - Bible Study Small Group @RHC Fellowship Hall

Wednesday

6:30 pm - Youth Group

Sunday

10:30 am - Combined Worship Celebration and Picnic - Graduate Celebration @Civic Center Pavilion


Birthdays

Bob Rust

Andy Glenn

Artie Kendall

Beverly Brown

Fay Yerkie - It’s her 90th!!

Please send cards to :

5086 Skinners Neck Road

Rock Hall, Md. 21661










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