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November 20th Worship Program


I am so glad you are able to join us for worship today. Today is one of those special days in the church, this one is Christ the King Sunday. It’s the last Sunday in the church calendar year, the Sunday before Advent and the beginning of another year in Christ. I pray your faith is rejuvenated today and you are inspired to live your new year for the glory of God.

Today we are continuing a series of messages from the Gospel of Luke. In today’s text, Jesus challenges his followers to stay focused on their place in the Kingdom of God. What is it? When does it start? WHat difference does it make? All these are questions we consider today as we introduce Eschatology - a study of the consummation of creation.

If you didn’t know, this is actually a gathering of three “sister” churches in our community that share one mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Rock Hall and the world. Our gathering for worship is a testimony to our community of the power of Jesus to save, transform, and redeem.

Everyone is welcome here because no one here is perfect, but together anything can happen.

The same power that has transformed our lives is transforming our community as we live out our faith, sharing and showing God’s love, by serving our neighbors and telling the story of how His love 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.

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People Message

Pastor Gary Priddy Luke 17:21-37 Living from Your Future

Next Steps

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

Prayer of Thanksgiving 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.

Raum Chapel

92 For The Beauty Of The Earth

131 We Gather Together

694 Come Ye Thankful People Come

Wesley Chapel

2008 Let All Things Now Living

694 Come, Ye Thankful People Come

131 We Gather Together

Rock Hall Church

Goodness of God

Revelation Song

How Great is Our God


Message Notes:

Living from Your Future

Luke 17:21-37

Luke 17:20–21 NIV

The Kingdom of God is more of a WHO than a WHAT

‌Luke 17:22–25 NIV

Everyone wants to know when and where, Jesus said just focus on the who.

‌Luke 17:26–30 NIV

Depth of study does not equal depth of relationship

‌‌Luke 17:31–37 NIV

Keys to live from your future:

‌Understand your citizenship

‌1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 NIV

Think Eternally

‌2 Corinthians 5:1–13 NIV

Remember, eternity has already begun

‌Galatians 2:20 NIV

‌1 John 2:17 NIV

This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:

Whatever our financial situation, we can all struggle with how best to use our money. But thankfully, God offers us wisdom in His Word, and He can help us manage our money in ways that honor Him. Join UCB for this 30-day devotional on how to trust God with our finances.


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: 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

  • The Greenwells

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Michael Geibel

  • David Kelley

  • Rick Reedy

  • Patricia Brown

  • Glenda Dierker

  • Pat Hastings

  • Don & Debbie Bergen

  • Donna Edwards

  • Peggy Fuss

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

  • Ann Leary

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:


12:30pm - Membership Class #4


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

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

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


7:00pm - Small Group Bible Study @RH Church Hall

Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving!

1:00pm - Thanksgiving Dinner @RHUMC Hall


Kaitie Willis 11/20

Angela Dill 11/21

Charles Edwards 11/24

Ken Egolf 11/25

Janet Kelley 11/25

Carolyn Spray 11/27


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