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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

June 9th 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, we find the Apostles and other leaders in the church in the middle of a disagreement over freedom. It becomes an argument that proves to be very worthwhile, even for us today as we look to make disciples of Jesus. 

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

When Freedom Becomes a Problem

Acts 14:21-15:21

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.


Songs for Worship

Wesley Chapel

Amazing Grace

Stand up, Stand Up for Jesus

For the Beauty of the Earth

Rock Hall Church

Promises

Trust in God

The Lord’s Prayer

Death was Arrested


Message Notes


Acts 34: Freedom Becomes a Problem

Acts 14:21–15:21


Freedom in the world

The ability to do what I want, when I want, How I want, to whom I want.

  • Ultimate reward is Temporary. Happiness is fleeting.


Freedom in the Law

"There is no free man like the one who is involved with the study of Torah.” Rabbi Yehoshuah ben Levi.

  • Ultimate reward is impossible. Be holy, perfectly obedient


Freedom in Christ

John 8:31–36

Galatians 5:1

Galatians 5:13–14

Romans 6:15-23

  • Ultimate reward is an eternal joy. It’s now and not yet.


 

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

  • 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

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, 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:

 

Monday

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

Thursday:  

7:00 pm - RH Praise Band Practice

Friday:

11:00am-VBS Meeting RHMC office

Sunday

8:30 am - Worship Celebration @Ferry Park Beach

10:30 am - Special Worship Celebration @North Point Marina Pavilion



WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church







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