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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

October 16th Worship Program


I’m so glad you are able to join us for worship today. My prayer is that your faith is encouraged and inspired through your time with us in worship today.

Today we will be studying a very familiar text from the Gospel of Luke, the Lost and Found parables. We get a glimpse of God’s love for us, especially in those times when we are separated from him. One thing is clear, God is a pursuing God. This is such an encouraging picture for us and those we love.

If you didn’t know, this church is one of three 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:


Prayer of Adoration & Confession

Songs for worship

Prayers of the People


Pastor Gary Priddy

Luke 15:1-32

Our Pursuing God

Next Steps

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

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

591 Rescue The Perishing

469 Jesus Is All The World To Me

430 O Master Let Me Walk With Thee

Wesley Chapel

2022Great Is The Lord

92 For The Beauty Of The Earth

521 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Rock Hall Church

You Never Let Go

God Really Loves Us

Graves Into Gardens


Message Notes:

Our Pursuing God:

Luke 15:1-32

Four things to see:

It’s what you would do if you were Jesus

Luke 15:1-2

It’s what you would do with a wandering lamb

Luke 15:3-7

It’s what you would do if you lost a hundred dollars

Luke 15:8-10

It’s what you would do if your rebellious child came home

Luke 15:11-32

Three things to understand:

The heart of God

Ezekiel 33:11/ Romans 5:8-10

The consequences of rebellion

2 Samuel 12:13-14 / 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 / John 3:16 / 1 Timothy 1:15

The effect of spiritual selfishness

Jonah 4:1-2/ Matthew 20:1-16/ Matthew 18:21-35

This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:

Join us for 14 days of renewing our minds as we start each day with one clarifying, God-centered thought.


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 Greenwell’s

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Joe Bramble

  • Jackie Williams

  • Michael Geibel

  • Beth Dulin

  • Rick Reedy

  • Rose Osborn

  • David Kelley

  • Patricia Brown

  • Family of Nancy Plummer

  • Angel Stevens

  • Linda Hefner

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, 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:


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

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

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


6:00pm - Charge Conference @Raum Chapel


4:00pm - Rock Solid Kids after School @RH Church Hall

6:00pm - Family Dinner @RH Church Hall

6:30pm - Youth Group @Teen Center


6:30pm - Choir Practice @Wesley Chapel

7:00pm - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC


Joe Holliday 10/17

Michelle Rodney 10/17

Debbie Boege 10/19

Finn Dierker 10/23


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