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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 and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.

Pastor Gary

Order of Worship:


Prayer of Adoration

Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone

Prayer Confession

Blessed Assurance

Prayers of the People

Psalm 23: Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy


Pastor Gary Priddy Luke #32: Chasing Worms Luke 12:13-24

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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.

Message Notes:

Luke #32: Chasing Worms

Luke 12:13-24


The good news is: You are rich!

Ecclesiastes 5:19

The bad news is: You’re rich!

Luke 18:24–25

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.

  1. Why does wealth seem like a moving target? Why do we always want just a little bit more?

  2. Read Luke 12:16-21. What reasons would God have for caring what we do with our money?

  3. 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.


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: 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

  • Joan Melvin

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Kim Dean

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Donnie Dierker

  • Nancy Spitz

  • Michael Geibel

  • Johnny Mullikin

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sharon Rodney

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Debbie Elburn

Active Military & their families including:

  • Trevion Hopkins

  • Kyle Schauber

  • Brock Willey

  • Kelly Bertelsen

  • Steve McCarthy

  • Tristan Hague

  • Dakota Collison

  • Geoffrey Andersen

  • John Pettit

  • Makenzie Williams

  • Dante Spagnolo

  • Ben Coppage

  • Jonathan Conner


  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Edna Cox

  • Ann Leary

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

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Aug 19, 2022

God be glorified all the time, everywhere in Christ Jesus name Amen

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