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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Find practical ways you can take a first “next step” in your faith journey on our website. Just go to nextsteps.yourrhc.com.
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.
92 For The Beauty Of The Earth
131 We Gather Together
694 Come Ye Thankful People Come
2008 Let All Things Now Living
694 Come, Ye Thankful People Come
131 We Gather Together
Rock Hall Church
Goodness of God
How Great is Our God
Living from Your Future
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
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.
Join online with a group of friends from church as we read and share from this daily reading.
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 & Family
Joe & Cheryl Holliday
Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler
Dean & Anna Mae Wood
Dickie & Bettie Porter
Don & Debbie Bergen
Active Military & their families including:
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
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