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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

June 2nd 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, we are continuing to study the book of Acts. In this part of the story, missionaries are beginning to see the fruit of their labor as they spread out into the Gentile world. In the process they experience their first round of real difficulty, and what we see is their response is a lesson for us as God’s message faces opposition today. It’s a reminder to ask ourselves the question: “Are we prepared to do our part in order to see God transform our community?”

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


Miracles, Misunderstandings, & Mission

Acts 14:1-20

Pastor Gary Priddy

Holy Communion

Next Steps

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


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.

Songs for Worship

Wesley Chapel

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

Oh How I Love Jesus

Trust And Obey

Rock Hall Church

Revelation Song

You Say

Shout to the Lord

Word of God Speak

Message Notes

Acts #33: Miracles, Misunderstandings, Mission, & More

 Acts 14:1-20

The Mission: Proclaiming the Gospel Boldly

Acts 14:1–3

Matthew 28:19–20

Romans 1:16

Be convinced of your assignment.

The Opposition: Refuse, Confuse, and Scheme

Acts 14:4–7

John 15:18–20

2 Timothy 3:12

Remain Unfazed by Divine Re-directions

The Miracle: God’s Power in Action

Acts 14:8–10

Acts 3:1–10

Hebrews 2:4

Miracles can open doors for the gospel - and misunderstandings.

The Misunderstanding: Mistaken for Gods

Acts 14:11–13

Acts 10:25–26

Revelation 19:10

Know the Gospel is Often Misunderstood

The Message: Gaining Gospel Clarity

Acts 14:14–18

Consider How Best to Clarify the Truth.

The Perseverance: Continuing Despite Persecution

Acts 14:19–20

2 Corinthians 4:8–10

James 1:2–4

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Take Home:

  1. In the message we saw Paul facing both opposition and physical persecution as he faithfully carried out the ministry God called him to. As we think about the possibility of Christians facing more opposition in the future, it’s helpful to take a look at how Jesus responded to those who were indifferent or outright hostile to Him. What do you notice about Jesus’ attitude toward people and His response to them in the following passages? Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 20:29-34; Matthew 23:37-39; Luke 9:51-56; Luke 19:41-44; John 11:32-36

    1. How might what you learn about Jesus in these passages help you prepare for opposition, know how to respond to those who don’t agree with us and work to share the Gospel with people?

  2. It’s no surprise that it can be challenging to reach out to or accept those who are different or have a belief system contrary to our own. Read 1 Timothy 1:12-16. How does the Apostle Paul’s understanding of his past and what God did for him impact his viewpoint of others?


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: 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

  • Alice Dulin

  • 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

  • Carol William

  • Joe Holliday

  • Joyce Kennedy

  • Ed and Robin Kurowski

  • Adrian Galindo

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


  • 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, let Your church be a light in our community and world. Matthew 5:16

  • Monday - Our Church: God, bring unity to the Body of Christ. John 17:20-23

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our worship leaders and musicians lead us before Your throne in a spirit of worship. Psalm 33:3

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families faithfully follow Your commands. John 14:15

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, soften the hearts of the lost in our community, show them your light. John 3:16-18

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, change the world through our young people rather than letting the world change them. Romans 12:2

  • Saturday - Adults: God, enable our adults to live lives of faithfulness to You and perseverance to the end. Hebrews 12:1-3

This week’s events:



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

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


7:00 pm - RH Praise Band Practice


11:00am-VBS Meeting RHMC office


8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Ferry Point 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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