July 3rd Worship Program
Updated: Jul 8
July 3rd Welcome!
So glad you are able to worship with us on this Independence Weekend. While we celebrate a time when our country declared its independence, we gather to declare our DE-pendence on God as we confess that many things continue to dominate our hearts: fear, apathy, intolerance, anger. Let’s worship God, who hears our celebrations and our cries for mercy. Let’s remember how God has blessed us, and hear His call for us to be a blessing to others. Let us turn our hearts and minds towards His word and His way, together.
Everyone is welcome here because no one here is perfect, but together anything can happen.
In case you weren’t aware, this is just one of three churches that make up the Rock Hall United Methodist Charge. We share one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world.
We long to see our entire community transformed by the power of God. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.
Thank you again for joining us.
Order of Worship:
Songs for Worship
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Prayers of the People
Pastor Gary Priddy
Luke #28: The Prayer Course
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.
Song’s for Worship
437 This Is My Song
622 There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
696 America The Beautiful
2173 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
437 "This Is My Song"
Special Music: Jenna Ahrens
Rock Hall Church
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Whom Shall I Fear
God of Wonders
Luke #28: The Prayer Course
What is Prayer?
Luke 11:1-2/ Luke 5:16/ 1 Peter 3:12
Prayer is an action – not a feeling
Prayer is part of our family inheritance
What are we to pray for?
Luke 11:2-4/ Mat 6:9-15/ Mat 6:33/ Phil 4:19/ 1 Jo 1:9/ 1 Cor 10:13
God’s Presence in worship
God’s Priorities over my own
God’s Provision for daily needs
God’s Pardon for sin
God’s Power to overcome temptation
How long do we pray?
Luke 11:5–10/ Dan 10:12-14/ Mat 26:36-46
Pray until something happens
Pray until God says “No”
Pray until you no longer want it
This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:
Join Max Lucado, bestselling author of Before Amen, on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and find strength, peace, and rest in even the simplest prayers.
This Week's Announcements:
July 4th Parade
Rock Hall Church plans to have a water station on Main street for parade attendees. If you'd like to help, please drop off water or ice at the Charge Office this week and join others on the 4th from 8-12 for setup and the parade to follow.
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!
Greenwells in Costa Rica
If you are sponsoring a student in Costa Rica or would like to contribute to support Jamie and Elizabeth Greenwell who will be teaching in Monte Verde, please have all items and donations in by Sunday, July 10th. Checks should be written to Wesley Chapel and have Costa Rica noted on the memo.
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
Grill Night Would you like to host a grill night? If you have questions, contact the charge office: email@example.com 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:
Noon - Waterman’s Festival
9:00pm - Fireworks
8:00 - Parade Setup @RHUMC
7:00 - Small Group @Rock Hall Church fellowship hall
7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC
Birthdays This Week:
John Toulson 7/3
Elizabeth Greenwell 7/4
Brandee Vaughan 7/6
Edna Sutton 7/7
Bettie Porter 7/8
Debbie Nelson 7/9
Joe Porter 7/10