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July 3rd Worship Program

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

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 and my office telephone is 410-639-2144.

Thank you again for joining us.

Pastor Gary

Order of Worship:


Songs for Worship

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Prayers of the People


Pastor Gary Priddy

Luke #28: The Prayer Course

Luke 11:1-13

Next Steps

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

Raum Chapel

437 This Is My Song

622 There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood

696 America The Beautiful

Wesley Chapel

2173 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

437 "This Is My Song"

697 “America”

Special Music: Jenna Ahrens

Rock Hall Church

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Whom Shall I Fear

God of Wonders

Message Notes:

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

  1. God’s Presence in worship

  2. God’s Priorities over my own

  3. God’s Provision for daily needs

  4. ​God’s Pardon for sin

  5. ​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: 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

  • Pat Hastings

  • Trina Armand

  • David Kelley

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:


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


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