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March 24th Worship Program


Welcome to Church!

This is Palm Sunday weekend and we want you to know how grateful we are that you have joined us.  It's a blessing to worship, pray, and serve alongside friends and neighbors on this special beginning of Holy Week..

After today’s worship, take a few minutes to engage friends and neighbors in conversation, or spend some time in prayer. We hope you find our church and church family is not just a place of worship but a community of support and love.

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

Message

The Chosen

Acts 9:1-18

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

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

All Glory Laud and Honor

Majesty

Rock Hall Church

Revelation Song

Jesus Messiah,

At the Cross, Love Ran Red



Message Notes


Acts 24: The Chosen

Acts 9:1-18


God’s Unexpected Choices:

‌Privileged Priests

‌Shameful Samaritans

‌An Offensive Foreigner

‌A Sworn Enemy

The Choosing of Saul

Acts 9:1-22

Preparing for the Invitation:

We don’t get to pick our family.

‌Isaiah 64:6 - Romans 3:23 - Matthew 10:2-4 - Jonah 1-4

‌No one is too far gone to join God’s chosen.

‌Acts 8:3 - Acts 9:15 - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

‌The chosen owe others undeserved grace and mercy.

‌Romans 5:10 - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Matthew 18:21-35 - Matthew 7:1-2

‌The life of the chosen requires transformed hearts and minds.

‌Romans 12:1-2

Take it Home:

We spoke last week about how we can be intentional about sharing Christ with our one. This week we are challenged to remember that the ones who a ctually respond to God's invitation aren't always the ones we expect.


Read Titus 3:3-7 and 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 how might these help you overcome the hurdles of inviting and welcoming people into a relationship with Jesus?


Renewing our minds involves developing the mind and character of Christ rather than our natural (worldly or humanistic) way of thinking. How do these verses reinforce the idea of becoming more like Christ by renewing our minds? 

Romans 8:5-6,

Ephesians 4:22-24,

Colossians 3:7-11


 

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: 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    

  • Robin & Ed Kurowski

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Linda Morgan

  • Joan Melvin

  • Joanne Carson

  • Patricia Brown

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sara Gagalski

  • Scott Smith

  • Jean Spence

  • Kevin Nelson Sr

  • Danielle Johnson

  • Pastor David Kelley

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Family of Tiffani Gagalski Hague

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, 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:

Sunday

12:15 pm - New Member Reception @RHMC Hall

Monday

9:00am - VBS planning meeting @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

Tuesday

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

7:00 pm - Bible Study @RHMC Hall

Wednesday: Day of Prayer (Sanctuaries are open all day for prayer)

1:00 pm - Midday Prayer Service @RHMC Sanctuary

3:30 pm - Rock Solid Kids @RHMC Hall

6:00 pm - Dinner @RHMC Hall

6:30 pm - Youth @Youth Center

Holy Thursday

7:00 pm - Last Supper @WC

Good Friday

12:00 pm - CrossWalk @RHMC

Sunday

7:00 am - Sunrise Worship @Main Street Pavilion

7:30 am - Easter Breakfast @RHMC Hall

9:30 am - Easter Worship Celebration @WC

11:00 am - Easter Worship Celebration @RHMC


WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church







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