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June 16th Worship Program


Welcome to Church!

We are glad to have you worship with us today. It's a true blessing to worship, pray, and serve with friends and neighbors.

Today, while we gather to celebrate Jesus and his love for us, we also take time to lift up our father’s. Whether our dads at home, our spiritual fathers, coaches who served as father figures, or other loved ones who took responsibility to show us the love and character of a father, today we remember and praise God. In our study of the book of Acts, we begin a short series of messages on handling conflict, something our dads were in position to teach us.

Gathering for worship services is an important part of our life as disciples of Jesus as well as a Global Methodist Church. We understand that God invites his people into three discipleship practices. First, to worship passionately, where worship is more than the songs we sing, it’s about the lives we live, for His glory. Second, God calls us to love extravagantly; to love like Jesus who modeled sacrificial love in his life and in his death. Third, God equips us to witness boldly; to tell others about what he has done and is doing in and through his people.  We believe living out these three are essential for us as His church here in Rock Hall.

Thank you for being a part of our church family today. My prayer is that our time together in worship would be a source of inspiration, reflection, and connection in your relationship with Jesus. If you have any questions or want to discuss your faith journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. My office telephone is 410-639-2144, or send me an email.


All for Him!

Pastor Gary


Order of Worship

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship Prayer of Confession 

Prayers of the People

Message

Conflict - When it's a Big Deal

Acts 15:22-35

Pastor Gary Priddy

Next Steps

Find practical ways you can take a first “next step” in your faith journey on our website.

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.



Message Notes


Acts 35: Conflict - When it's a Big Deal

Acts 15:22–41


When Conflict goes Public

Acts 15:22–35


What was the big deal?


Creating a Culture of Grace


Conflict in a Culture of Grace

Conflict allowed them to walk by faith in the Holy Spirit

Acts 15:28


Conflict allowed them to show Patient Resistance

Colossians 3:13


Conflict activated their Faithfulness to the Gospel

Philippians 1:27


Conflict Resulted in Gratitude

Acts 15:31 NIV84

Ephesians 2:13 ESV

1 Peter 1:3–4 ESV

Galatians 5:1 NIV84


If it’s worth fighting over, fight well - with grace.


 

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

  • 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 and family

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll 

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Abby Loughry

  • Grant Stoops

  • Bonnie Kellas

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Joan Melvin

  • Joanne Carson

  • Patricia Brown

  • Rick Reedy

  • Scott Smith

  • Jean Spence

  • Sue Grimes

  • Nancy Legg

  • Diane McIntyre

  • Joe Holliday

  • Joyce Kennedy

  • Ed and Robin Kurowski

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

  • Jackie Price Williams

  • Edna Cox

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, give each of us a deep passion for the work of Christ.   Luke 4:18-19  

  • Monday - Our Church:  God, develop spiritual growth & maturity in Your church.   Hebrews 5:12-14  

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our pastor proclaim Your Word boldly.   2 Timothy 4:2

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help couples be faithful to the marriage promises they made to You and to each other. Hebrews 13:4

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we thank you for those who serve in our community. 1 John 3:16

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help young people commit themselves to a life of purity of mind and body. Psalm 119:9-11

  • Saturday - Adults: God, help adults find and fulfill Your purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11-14

This week’s events:

 

Monday:

11:30 am - The Chosen @RHMC Hall

 6:00 pm - Women’s Study Group @Debbie Elburn’s

 6:30 pm - Women’s Bible Study @The Robbin’s

 7:00 pm - Men’s Bible Study @Charge Office

Wednesday:

1-3 pm - Ageless Wonders @RHMC Hall

Thursday:  

6:00 pm - WC Leadership Board @WC 

7:00 pm - RH Praise Band Practice

Sunday:

 8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Ferry Park Beach

 9:30 am - Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 am - Worship Celebration @RHMC



WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church







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