September 18th Worship Program
I’m so glad you are able to join us for worship today. Our prayer is that this hour, carved out of a hectic week filled with all sorts of distractions, serves to revive your spirit and encourage your relationship with Jesus.
Today we are beginning a 4 week series based on a study of the book “The Circle Maker.” The book encourages us to pray bold prayers. As the author writes: “Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers.” But where do we start? What does it take to pray these sorts of prayers consistently? This first week we look to scripture and find the answer is in the “Power of Desperation”. I pray you find encouragement to identify your own point of desperation.
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 email@example.com 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
The Power of Desperation Joshua 6:1-16
Pastor Gary Priddy
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
398 Jesus Calls Us
453 More Love to Thee, O Christ
133 Leaning on The Everlasting Arms
2160 Into My Heart
144 This Is My Father’s World
672 God Be with You Till We Meet Again
Rock Hall Church
Came to My Rescue
I am not Alone
Hymn of Heaven
The Power of Desperation
This week’s YouVersion Bible Devotional:
Heaven-born discontentment is crucial for those who desire to enter into a divine partnership with God and His purposes by joining the prayer revolution. It begins with the disciples, including you and me, sitting at the feet of Jesus in the school of prayer. It begins with a simple request: “Lord, teach us to pray!”
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: pray.yourrhc.com 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
Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler
Family of Donnie Dierker
Dean & Anna Mae Wood
Active Military & their families including:
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
7:00 - Small Group @Rock Hall Church fellowship hall
6:30 - After Dinner Group @Charge Office
7:00 - Praise Team Practice @RHUMC
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Mike Stankewitz 9/20
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