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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

March 17th Worship Program

Welcome to Church!

As we gather for worship this weekend, I want to make sure you know how grateful we are that you have joined us.  It's a blessing to worship, pray, and serve alongside friends and neighbors.

If you join us in person, when the service is over, I pray you are able to hang around for a few minutes so your friends and neighbors who call our church "home" can say hello. We hope everyone finds our church is more than just a place to worship but a community of friends who love and support one another.

If you have attended church before, you know every church is unique. A few of the things we hope you will notice about us are first, the priority we give to the Bible, not just in worship, but in all things related to God and our relationship with HIm; also, we are committed to being a blessing, as we seek to represent Christ to our community; and finally we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to live out our faith daily. and we need him. We believe each of these are essential to our becoming 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.

Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy

Order of Worship

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship Prayer of Confession 

Prayers of the People


The One

Acts 8:26-40

Pastor Gary Priddy

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

The Wondrous Cross

How Great Thou Art

Surely the Presence of the Lord

Rock Hall Church

The Lord’s Prayer

Your Grace is Enough

Great Are You Lord

Message Notes

Acts 23: The One

Acts 8:26-40

How to change the world?

Acts 8:26-40

Evangelism: Philip style:

Walk with Jesus before I share Jesus.

Look and pray for open doors.

Be willing to leave my comfort zone.

Start where “they” are, not with what "I” know.

Walk alongside and earn an invite in.

Seek to understand, not to be understood.

Show others what Jesus did, not what they must do.

Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone

Take it Home:

We explored that when it comes to impacting others, we start where others are, not with what we know. Because people can’t be argued or forced into the Kingdom, our goal is to walk alongside them with grace and mercy. How might the following passages help us be sensitive as we seek to share the Gospel with people we’re coming alongside?

2 Timothy 2:22-26, 1 John 3:18-20

The Apostle Paul is an example of someone who had great passion for people. In Philippians 1:12-14 and Colossians 4:2-6, we see that even while in prison his desire was to talk with people about Jesus. What do we learn about Paul’s attitude regarding sharing the Gospel from these passages?

Philippians 1:12-14, Colossians 4:2-6

Is there someone in your life you are building an intentional relationship with right now? If so, what is the next step? If not, who could it be?


This Week's Announcements:

21 Days of Prayer

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    

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • David Porter

  • Joan Melvin

  • Joanne Carson

  • Patricia Brown

  • Dot Ritchie

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sara Gagalski

  • Scott Smith

  • Jean Spence

  • Kevin Nelson Sr

  • Danielle Johnson

  • Pastor David Kelley

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, 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:


8:30 am - Bible Studies and Membership Class @WC

12:15 pm - Membership Class @RHMC Hall


9:00am - VBS planning meeting @RHMC Hall

11:30 am - The Chosen @RHMC Hall

6:00 pm - Bible Study @Debbie Elburn’s

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

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


12:00 pm - Ruth’s Circle @Debbie Elburn’s

7:00 pm - Bible Study @RHMC Hall


Day of Prayer - Sanctuaries are open all day for prayer

1:00 pm - Midday Prayer Service @RHMC Sanctuary

1:00 pm - Ageless Wonders @RHMC Hall

3:30 pm - Rock Solid Kids @RHMC Hall

6:00 pm - Dinner @RHMC Hall

6:30 pm - Youth @Youth Center


7:00 pm - Walk to Emmaus 4th Day Gathering @RHMC


9:30 am - Weekend Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 am - Weekend Worship Celebration @RHMC

WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church


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