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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 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

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

398 Jesus Calls Us

453 More Love to Thee, O Christ

133 Leaning on The Everlasting Arms

Wesley Chapel

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

Message Notes:

The Power of Desperation

Joshua 6:1-16


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: 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

  • Joan Melvin

  • Eddie & Rosalie Kuechler

  • Karen Weller

  • Debbie Elburn

  • Mariann Dulin

  • Carole Coleman

  • Family of Donnie Dierker

  • Hubbard Kendall

  • Michael Geibel

  • Charles Edwards

  • Rick Reedy

  • David Kelley

  • Dean & Anna Mae Wood

  • Beth Dulin

  • Jack Johnson

  • The Greenwell’s

  • Brette Tucker

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


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

Brenda Capel 9/23


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