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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

November 26th Worship Program

Welcome to Church!

This is a very special weekend and we are glad to have you worship with us. As we gather, I want to make sure you know how grateful we are to have you worship with us. It's a joy to worship alongside friends and neighbors as we share this journey of faith.

This weekend, we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. It’s the last Sunday of the year in the church calendar. Everything we have done this year has been building up to this Sunday. As part of our celebration, we will be taking a moment to celebrate our new relationship as part of the Global Methodist Church. We will be talking about what that means during our services the next several weeks.

We are also continuing our study from the book of Acts, The Unstoppable Power of the Gospel. Today we find Peter preaching to a crowd in the temple about one of the most important gifts God has given us as his children, a gift that we need to use often.

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

Thank you for being a part of our family today, and may our worship together this weekend 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 just shoot me an email.

Richest Blessings!

Pastor Gary Priddy

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship

Prayers of the People


Acts 3:.1-26

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Pastor Gary Priddy

Prayer of Confession

Litany of New Beginnings

Holy Communion

Next Steps

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

Closing Worship 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

Crown Him with Many Crowns

King of Kings

Amazing Grace

Take my Life and Let it Be

Message Text

Acts 3:11-26

The Gift that Keeps On Giving

What it is not:

“I feel that what I did was wrong.”

“I hate that I did that.”

“I want to do better next time.”

“Next time I’m in the same situation…”

Worldly Sorrow vs Godly Sorrow

What it is:

Romans 12, Luke 15, Luke 19, Psalm 38:18

Redirection of the mind

Remorse in the emotions

Rsponsibility without excuse

Recognition of my broken condition

Request to be forgiven

Reorientation of our affections

Resolution to a new path

How God brings us to Repentance?

The preaching of God’s Word

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The goodness of God’s character

Romans 2:4

The sorrows of life

2 Samuel 12

The emptiness of this world

Luke 15:17

Take it Home:

  • What does repentance truly mean in the context of our relationship with God? Consider Acts 3:19 & 2 Cor 7:10

  • How does the gift of repentance reflect the boundless love and mercy of our Heavenly Father in Psalm 103:8-12 & Eph 2:4-5?

  • Reflect on instances in your life when repentance has brought about transformation and restoration like in Psalm 51:10 or Luke 15:17-24.

  • Explore the stories of individuals in Scripture who experienced profound repentance. Psalm 32:5 and Luke 22:54-62

  • How can the concept of repentance influence the way you approach your daily interactions and relationships, whether in retirement or in your workplace? Reflect on specific instances where embracing repentance can lead to reconciliation and restoration in your interactions with others.


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.

Thanksgiving food boxes for the needy in Rock Hall were distributed again this year. Boxes were distributed Wednesday November 15th. Donations can be made through the end of the month and can be designated to either church with “Food Boxes” in the memo.

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

  • The family of Cheryl Holliday

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Family of Cheryl Holliday

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Marge Kelley

  • Rick Reedy

  • Sandy Scanlan

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

  • Pastor Bill Carroll

  • Rosemary Elburn

  • Cricket Hayes (PG’s Mom)

  • Kat Fithian

  • Jean Spence

  • Patricia Brown

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, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20

  • Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future. Proverbs 19:21

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our ministers and volunteers persevere in Your work. 1 Corinthians 15:58

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work. Joshua 24:15

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others. 1 Timothy 4:12

  • Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan. 1 Peter 5:8

This week’s events:


8:30 am - Bible Studies @WCMC Hall

10:00 am - Weekend Worship @WCMC

11:15 am - Fellowship Hour @WCMC Hall


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


6:00 pm - Wesley Leadership Meeting @WCMC Hall

7:00 pm - Small Group Bible Study @RHMC Hall


3:30 pm - Rock Solid Kids @ RHMC Hall

6:00 pm - Dinner @ RHMC Hall

6:30 pm - Youth @ RHMC Hall


6:00 pm - Choir @WCMC

7:00 pm - Worship Team Practice @WCMC


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


8:30 am- Bible Studies @WCMC Hall

10:00 am - Weekend Worship @WCMC

11:15 am - Merger Information Meeting @WCMC Hall

Church Meetings:

Wesley Chapel - December 10th

Rock Hall Church - December 17th

WCMC - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

RHMC - Rock Hall Methodist Church


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