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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

September 26th Worship Program

Message Notes

Identity is a big deal in our culture these days.

From politics to vaccines, from race to sexuality, it seems that we can't resist giving ourselves and one another labels. The list of labels we give one another and ourselves could go on and on. Some of these labels are helpful and encouraging, but many of them are limiting and discouraging.

This series we focus on our identity in Christ and how this reality can shape our lives.

I pray that your time with us in today's worship encourages your faith and helps you move closer to Jesus as you discover more of his plan for your life.

8:30 am

Live @Raum Chapel UMC

9:30 am

Live @Wesley Chapel UMC

11:00 am

Live @Rock Hall Church


This week's announcements:


Some of the Small Groups this fall


Today's Order of Worship


Morning Prayer

Opening Songs

Pastoral Prayer


Closing Worship


Songs for Worship







Your Grace Is Enough

Way Maker Living Hope


Message Notes:

Ephesians : Who do you think you are?

2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22–24

1 Thessalonians 5:23–24


C.H.R. | I.S.T.

1 John 2:16

"You are what you do.” “You are what you have.” “You are what people think you are.”

Consolation and Desolation

Dark Night of the Soul - Who am I?

Ask for Help Find Hope Unburden Yourself

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

God gives us a new name

Isaiah 62:2

God gives us a new purpose

Luke 5:10

God gives us a new future

Jeremiah 29:11

Who do you think you are?

Hebrews 12:1–3


Take it Home:

Spiritual Development

Each week i will be asking us to try a new spiritual practice to help us grow spiritually. These will help you regardless of where we are in the spiritual growth journey. If you are a new Christian, you will find excitement in learning a new way to connect to God; as a growing believer you will look forward to the challenge; and as a mature disciple you will most likely find these as refreshing moments of worship.

This week I want us to try Memorizing Scripture. This is one of the best ways to clarify God's way of labeling us - naming us. This week try 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 or you can select one of the passages from the message that spoke to you.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Some ways [techniques] to help:

Write it down multiple times a day.

Put it on post it notes where you will see it several times through out the day.

Use it for a focus of prayer, asking God to use it to develop you spiritually.


This week's prayer focus:

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

Merger Prayer Focus: Transforming Church and community

Jesus calls us to not only make new disciples, but in the process to transform the world. That starts with transforming our church and our community into a more loving, Christ-centered, grace-filled place.

Pray that our community would be transformed. Luke 4:18

Pray we could grow as missionaries and evangelists. 2 Timothy 4:5

Pray for enthusiasm in worship. Psalm 100:1-2

Pray for enthusiasm in hospitality. Heb. 13:2

Pray for generosity in our giving. 2 Cor 9:11

Pray for involvement in risk-taking mission and service. James 1:22

Pray for an openness to try new things. Isaiah 43:19


Bible Reading Plan:

Join us for our 5x5x5 New Testament Reading Plan. 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, & 5 questions to go deeper.


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