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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

May 1st Worship Program

Good morning!

What a great time of year to study today’s text. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden preparing the soil for a productive year. Many of you probably have been doing the same thing. We do this because we know the soil matters.

Today we find ourselves in the Gospel of Luke as he reminds us of a spiritual soil that needs similar attention. Our hearts need attention so God’s word can produce the fruit of faith through our lives. If you have had seasons where spiritual growth was lacking, today is a good day. Today we are going to discover some ways to prepare our hearts for God’s word and the harvest he created us to produce.

In case you weren’t aware, this is just one of three churches that make up the Rock Hall United Methodist Charge. We share one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world.

We long to see our entire community transformed by the power of God. This is why we share and show God’s love by serving our neighbors and telling the story of how God transformed our lives.

If you have any questions about our church 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


Songs for Worship

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Prayers of the People


Luke #20: Power of Hearing Luke 8:1-21 Pastor Gary Priddy

Next Steps

Practical ways you can take a “next step” in your faith journey.

Holy Communion

Prayer of Thanksgiving


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. Amen.

If you would like someone to pray with you, please come and meet one of our ministry leaders at the altar at the end of the service.

Songs for Worship

Raum Chapel 154 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name 397 I Need Thee Every Hour 452 My Faith Looks Up to Thee Wesley Chapel 2141 "There’s A Song” 156 “I Love to Tell The Story” 640 “Take Our Bread”

Rock Hall Church Death Was Arrested Same Power Build My Life

Message Notes Luke #20: Power of Hearing Luke 8:1-21 The Jesus tour and an awkward open. ​Luke 8:1–8 Parables have a point To ________ the truth from those not ______________ for it. ​Luke 8:9–10 Why we respond the way we do? ● Seed along the path - ____________________ Luke 8:12/ Zechariah 7:11-13/ Hebrews 3:13/ Exodus 7:10-13/ 2 Corinthians 4:3-4/ Romans 1:18-32 ● Seed on rocky ground - ____________________ Luke 8:13/ Mark 4:16-17/ 1 Peter 1:3-9/ 1 Peter 4:12-17 ● Seed among thorns - ____________________ Luke 8:14/ Matthew 6:25-34/ 1 Timothy 6:7-11/ Matthew 16:24-26 ● Seed in prepared soil - ____________________ Luke 8:15/ Mark 4:20/ John 15:1-4/ Galatians 5:22-23/ 2 Peter 1:3-11 Listen - your soil is ___________________________ ​Luke 8:16–21 · · ·

This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:

Hearing and Obeying His Word

James, the half-brother of Jesus writes in his capacity as a pastor to encourage and exhort his people dispersed in the face of difficulties. The primary theme of the letter is on living out one’s faith, being a doer and not just a hearer of the word. Though our context may be different, every single lesson still applies today. Join us in reading together using the YouVersion Bible App, HERE.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Do you know a SINGLE PARENT or a SENIOR in our community who could use some help around the house with some minor repairs? Let us know, We’d love to help!

Let’s connect Are you new to us? We would love to connect with you. Just go to

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

Wesley Cemetary Memorial Service May 29th @6pm there will be a memorial service held at Wesley Chapel. If you would like to donate a carnation in memory of a loved one, complete a request form and place it in the offering plate or make your request by email to the charge office by May 15th.

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 & Family ● Joe & Cheryl Holliday● Joan Melvin ● Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler● Karen Weller● Ann Leary● Mariann Dulin● Carole Coleman● Donnie Dierker● Bobby Osborn, Jr.● Michael Geibel● Johnny Mullikin● Family of Thelma Shriley● Pat Hastings

Active Military & their families including: ● Trevion Hopkins● Kyle Schauber● Brock Willey● Kelly Bertelsen● Steve McCarthy● Tristan Hague● Dakota Collison● Geoffrey Andersen● John Pettit● Makenzie Williams● Dante Spagnolo● Ben Coppage ● Jonathan Conner


● Phyllis Dierker

● Edna Cox

● Ethel Toulson

This week's prayer focus:

Join us as a church 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:


12:30 - Membership Class @Charge Office


6:00 - Women’s Small Group @Wesley Chapel

6:30 - Women’s small group @The Priddy’s

7:00 - Men’s small group @Teen Center


7:00 - Lynerd's Small Group @Rock Hall Church Hall


4:00 - Rock Solid Kids - After School @Teen Center

5:00 - Rock Solid Kids @Teen Center

6:00 - Family Dinner @RH Church fellowship hall

6:30 - Youth Group @Teen Center


6:30 - Chancel Choir Practice @WCUMC

7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC

Upcoming Events:

May 7 - Indoor Yard Sale @Wesley Chapel

May 29 - Combined Worship Service 410-639-2144


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