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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

June 4th Worship Program


I’m glad to have you join us. We believe everyone is welcome to our church, because we belong to God - and no one is perfect - and together, by God’s grace, anything is possible. Today we are focusing on the “Together” part of “Together, anything is possible” as we consider the Mission of the Church.

Our church is a community of believers who come together to worship, pray, and learn from each other. We value the importance of family and strive to create an environment where individuals and families can grow closer to God and to each other.

At our church, we believe that everyone has the potential to impact the world. In our programs and ministries, we seek to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in our communities and in the world.

So, if you are looking for a church home that seeks to make a positive impact in Rock Hall and the world, we invite you to join us. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. We look forward to getting to know you and to growing in our faith together.

If you have any questions 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:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship

Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People


Firm Foundations

The Church’s Mission

Holy Communion

Closing Worship Next Steps

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


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

Raum Chapel

383 This Is A Day Of New Beginnings

616 Come Sinners ToThe Gospel Feast

64 Holy Holy Holy

Wesley Chapel

57 O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

577 God Of Grace And God Of Glory

569 We've a Story to Tell to the Nations

Rock Hall Church

The Lord's Prayer (It's Yours)

Same Power



Message Notes

Firm Foundations: The Church’s Mission

The church of Jesus Christ exists in and for the world. The local church is a strategic base from which Christians move out to the structures of society, providing the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs. It is a community of true believers under the Lordship of Christ. It is the redemptive fellowship in which the Word of God is preached by persons divinely called and the sacraments are duly administered according to Christ’s own appointment. Under the discipline of the Holy Spirit, the church exists for the maintenance of worship, the edification of believers, and the redemption of the world. The function of the local church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to help people to accept and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to live their daily lives in light of their relationship with God. Therefore, the local church is to minister to persons in the community where the church is located, to provide appropriate training and nurture to all, to cooperate in ministry with other local churches, to defend God’s creation and live as an ecologically responsible community, and to participate in the worldwide mission of the church, as minimal expectations of an authentic church. Each local church shall have a definite evangelistic, nurture, and witness responsibility for its members and the surrounding area and a missional outreach responsibility to the local and global community. It shall be responsible for ministering to all its members, wherever they live, and for persons who choose it as their church. Such a society of believers, being within the denomination and subject to its discipline, is also an inherent part of the church universal, which is composed of all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

‌A 2000 Year Old Mission

Luke 10:1-20

Rock Hall Needs Jesus… How can we represent Jesus well?

First, Leave the HOLY HUDDLE.

‌Matthew 5:14–16, ‌1 Peter 2:11–12

A SAFE life isn’t necessarily a GODLY life.

Remember to CARE before you SPEAK.

‌Matthew 4:23–25

‌Love earns us the RIGHT to be HEARD.

‌The Good News is made up of WORDS and ACTIONS.

When God opens a door, GO IN. If He closes it, LEAVE.

‌1 Peter 3:15–16, ‌Mark 6:11

‌We can’t argue (or shame) people into FOLLOWING JESUS.


‌Our goal is to MOVE people CLOSER.


This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

Courage isn’t something that comes naturally to most. The only way to truly be brave is to walk in the confidence that comes from knowing God. Spend time with God reflecting on these devotions, scriptures, and prayers, being encouraged with the truth. Let him show you that you are beautiful, strong, and created with a purpose!


This Week's Announcements:

We want to hear from you!

Your Leadership Board wants to hear about your experience in our combined worship services. These responses are completely confidential as we want your honest opinion.

Just click the link below to complete the survey.


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

  • Revival in our Churches

  • Our Discernment Process

  • 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

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Michael Geibel

  • Chase Dolgos

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Bill Carroll

  • Philip Schwenger

  • Marge Kelley

  • Joan Melvin

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Maria Coakley

  • Roswell Hynson

  • Eric Price

  • Linda Heffner

  • Bonnie Kellas

  • Family of Frances Price

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • Jean & Jerry Spence

  • Teresa Robertson

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

  • Ben Coppage


  • Phyllis Dierker

  • Edna Cox

  • Ann Leary

  • Jackie Price Williams

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, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20

  • Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future. Proverbs 19:21

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our ministers and volunteers persevere in Your work. 1 Corinthians 15:58

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work. Joshua 24:15

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others. 1 Timothy 4:12

  • Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan. 1 Peter 5:8

This week’s events:


8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Raum Chapel

9:30 am - Worship Celebration @Wesley Chapel

11:00 am - Worship Celebration @Rock Hall Church


6:00 pm - Women of the Rock @Wesley Chapel

6:30 pm - Women’s Small Group @The Priddy’s

7:00 pm - Men’s Small Group @Charge Office


7:00 pm - Small Group Bible Study @Charge Office


6:30 pm - Youth Group


Annual Conference in Princess Anne, MD


8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Raum Chapel

9:30 am - Worship Celebration @Wesley Chapel

After Worship: Membership Meeting @Wesley Chapel

11:00 am - Worship Celebration @Rock Hall Church

After Worship: Membership Meeting @Rock Hall Church

6:00 pm - GRILL NIGHT @The Edwards'; 5674 Walnut Street, Rock Hall


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