July 31st Worship Program
I’m glad you are able to join us this morning for worship. Today is a very special day. Not only are we outside for worship, but today we are gathering with our sister churches. We are three churches that share one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world.
I also hope you notice today how different we are. Yet because of our relationship with Jesus, we have much more in common than what makes us different. Our gathering to worship and fellowship together is a testimony to our community of the power of Jesus to bring people together for a mission greater than anything we can imagine.
Everyone is welcome here because no one here is perfect, but together anything can happen.
We long to see our entire community transformed by the same power of God that is transforming us. This is why we share and show God’s love by serving our neighbors and telling the story of how God 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 email@example.com and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.
Thank you again for joining us.
Order of Worship:
Prayer of Adoration
Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone
Prayers of the People
Psalm 23: Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy
Pastor Gary Priddy Luke #32: Chasing Worms Luke 12:13-24
Practical ways you can take a “next step” in your faith journey.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
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. Amen.
If you would like someone to pray with you, please come and meet one of our ministry leaders at the altar at the end of the service.
Luke #32: Chasing Worms
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
The good news is: You are rich!
The bad news is: You’re rich!
We don’t need more of what’s temporary, we need more of what’s eternal.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
God has blessed me with more than I need. I’m rich.
But I will not trust in my riches, but in Him who richly provides.
Because I have more, I will give more and do more.
Why does wealth seem like a moving target? Why do we always want just a little bit more?
Read Luke 12:16-21. What reasons would God have for caring what we do with our money?
How can we focus less on what we don’t have and more on what God has given us?
Think of a way to use the things God has given you to help someone in need this week, now, go make it happen!
This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:
Generosity is genius. In this five-day reading plan adapted from his book, The Genius of Generosity, Chip Ingram explores how we can become the brilliant people we were meant to be—those who understand and benefit from the genius of generosity. Examine God’s design for giving and how He intends to bless those who become living expressions of His generous heart.
Join us in reading together using the YouVersion Bible App, HERE.
This Week's Announcements:
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Do you know a SINGLE PARENT or a SENIOR in our community who could use some help around the house with some minor repairs? Let us know, We’d love to help!
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
Would you like to host a GRILL NIGHT? If you’d like to host a gathering, call or email the charge office:
410-639-2144 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
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, 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:
6:30 - Women's Small Group study @The Priddy's
7:00 - Small Group @Rock Hall Church fellowship hall
7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC
Birthdays This Week:
Allie Elburn 8/2
Glenda Dierker 8/2
Vicky Wilmer 8/4
Julie Langenfelder 8/7
Debra Woodruff-Capper 8/7
Maeve Beck 8/7