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October 1st Worship Program


How do you make big decisions? In scripture, God gives us plenty of opportunities to learn from the ways generations of faithful Christians have approached the task. This weekend we look at the disciples taking responsibility for their part - obedience, and trusting the outcomes to God. How can we apply this in our lives, let’s find out as we grow in faith and fellowship together!

We want you to know, our church is a community of believers who come together to worship, pray, and learn from each other. We value the importance of family and strive to create an environment where individuals and families can grow closer to God and to each other.

At our church, we believe that everyone has the potential to impact the world. In our programs and ministries, we seek to equip individuals with a vibrant relationship with Jesus that leads us all to make a real difference in our communities and in the world.

So, if you are looking for a church home that seeks to make a Kingdom impact in Rock Hall and the world, we invite you to join us. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. We look forward to getting to know you and to growing in our faith together.

If you have any questions 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.

Order of Worship:

Welcome Prayer of Adoration

Opening Worship

Prayer of Confession

Prayers of the People


Acts 2: Decisions, Decisions

Acts 1:12-26

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

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Same Power

Lord I Need You

Be Thou My Vision

Message Notes

Acts 1: How it all began

Acts 1:12-26

Waiting, but not really.

Acts 1:12-26

How to get ahead of GOD'S WILL

Make permanent decisions on temporary emotions

Acts isn’t a story about SUPER Christians, but a story about Jesus building His CHURCH.

What we can learn:

Obedience To JESUS

Unity in PRAYER

Reliance on SCRIPTURE

Desire for GOD'S WILL

Sanctified Common SENSE

Reliance on God’s SOVEREIGNTY

Obedience is our responsibility, the outcome is God’s

Take it Home:

  • What does it mean to be a “witness” of Jesus (v8)? What facts, experiences, or truths are we testifying about (see also Luke 24:46-48 and Acts 10:28-43)?

  • Name three people you know who don’t yet know Jesus as their Savior. Begin to pray weekly for opportunities to be a witness to each of them and that God would open their eyes to truth.

  • How can you be a better witness for Jesus at work, school, or in the community?

  • What specifically can you do this week to tap into the Holy Spirit’s power in your life?

This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

Join us as we take a deep dive into a 49-day study to explore one of the most powerful books of the New Testament. In this reading plan, you'll discover the freedom and victory we have in Jesus, the dangers of legalism, the fruits of the Spirit, and the amazing promise of God through Christ. Join HERE.


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 and family

  • Joe & Cheryl Holliday

  • Dickie & Bettie Porter

  • Frank & Mariann Dulin

  • Karen & Mark Weller

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Patricia Brown

  • Elmer Gustafson

  • Mark Lusby

  • Rick Reedy

  • Marge Kelley

  • Sandy Scanlan

  • Pastor Bill Carroll

  • Shirl Edwards

  • Pastor Kenny Hickman

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, 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:


8:30 am - Bible Studies @Wesley Chapel Church Hall

10:00 am - Weekend Worship @Wesley Chapel Church

11:15 am - Church Merger Meeting in Fellowship Hall


8:30 am - Merger Team @Charge Office

11:30 am - The Chosen @RH Church Hall CANCELLED

6:00 pm - Women’s Bible Study at @WC


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


3:30 pm - Rock Solid Kids @RH Church Hall

6:00 pm - Dinner

6:30 pm - Youth Group


7:00 pm - Praise Team practice


8:30 am- Bible Studies @Wesley Chapel Church Hall

10:00 am - Weekend Worship @Wesley Chapel Church


Terri Mulikin 10/7


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