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October 23rd 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 an unusual text from the Gospel of Luke, the parable of the dishonest - some call “shrewd” - servant. In this, Jesus teaches his disciples how to live for things that really matter. This is both an encouraging - and challenging - story for followers of Jesus.

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 16:1-31

Living the Shrewd Life

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

577 God of Grace and God of Glory

400 Come Thou Font of Every Blessing

526 What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Wesley Chapel

2087 We Will Glorify The King Of Kings

337 Only Trust Him

600 Wonderful Words Of Life

Rock Hall Church

You Never Let Go

God Really Loves Us

Graves Into Gardens


Message Notes:

How to Live Shrewdly Luke 16:1–31 Luke 16:1-8 A strange role model

Luke 16:9-18 ‌Principles from the Parable

  • ‌Use worldly wealth to invest in people, not possessions (v9)

  • ‌Faithfulness is vital (v10-12)

  • ‌Our mindset has to switch from ownership to management (v13)

‌Stewardship vs Entitlement

  • ‌Arrogance is but one of the curses of wealth

  • ‌Living Regret Free.

"I am the most selfish person in the world. I’m so selfish I want to see the smile on people’s faces while I’m living. I can’t enjoy it when I’m dead."

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 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:


12:30pm - Membership Class #2


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


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


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


Finn Dierker10/23

Randy Gilbert10/26

Gail Manley10/28


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