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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

September 17th Worship Program

Wouldn’t it be amazing if God would heal broken lives, and help the hurting in our community? We want peace to drown out chaos and love to overcome anger, but it doesn’t always happen just because we want it to. God’s plan is for all this (and more) to happen when we stop going to church and start doing something even better.

We are so glad to have you with us this weekend for worship. 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


What If We Stopped Going to Church?

Matthew 16:18


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

Great Things

Stand in Your Love

Revive Us Again

Amazing Grace

Message Notes

What If We Stopped Going to Church?

Matthew 16:18

This week’s YouVersion Bible Reading Plan:

There might be a reason you sometimes wonder why Christians go to church. Maybe church was never meant to be just another place to go. Whether you’re worn out by church or wondering where you fit, it’s a great time to see what the Bible says about being the Church. This plan is a followup to this week's message.


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

  • Finoy Caleb

  • Pastor Bill Carroll

  • 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, 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:


10:00 am - Combined Worship Celebration @RH Church

11:15 am - Lunch Celebration Reception


11:30 am - The Chosen @RH Church Hall

6:00 pm - Women’s Bible Study at @WC

6:30 pm - Bible Study @Parsonage

6:30 pm - RHUMC Board Meeting @Church Hall


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


1-3:00 pm - Ageless Wonders

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

6:00 pm - Dinner

6:30 pm - Youth Group


7:00 pm - Praise Team practice


7:00 pm - 4th Day Gathering @RH Church


10:00 am - Combined Worship Celebration @RH Church


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Mary Robbins Sept 23


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