Rock Church is located off
Route 273/Telegraph Road on Rock Church Road
(Just West of Fair Hill)
Join us in worshiping God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit every Sunday at 11:00 AM.
This Sunday, January 26, 2020 is
the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Rev. Tom Euston will be in the pulpit and the scripture readings will be:
1 Corinthians 1:10-18;
The hymns will be
"Morning Has Broken";
"Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love";
"Come Sing, O Church in Joy!";
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"
The Responsive Scripture Reading will be Psalm 27:1, 4-9.
Scripture Readings for the week of
1 Corinthians 1:18-31;
Bible Verse for January and February 2020
Dear Christian friends at Ephesus, ever loyal to the Lord: This is Paul writing to you, chosen by God to be Jesus Christ’s messenger. May his blessings and peace be yours, sent to you from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every blessing in heaven because we belong to Christ. Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!
Now all praise to God for his wonderful kindness to us and his favor that he has poured out upon us because we belong to his dearly loved Son. So overflowing is his kindness toward us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved; and he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace—for how well he understands us and knows what is best for us at all times. God has told us his secret reason for sending Christ, a plan he decided on in mercy long ago; and this was his purpose: that when the time is ripe he will gather us all together from wherever we are—in heaven or on earth—to be with him in Christ forever. Moreover, because of what Christ has done, we have become gifts to God that he delights in, for as part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his, and all things happen just as he decided long ago. God’s purpose in this was that we should praise God and give glory to him for doing these mighty things for us, who were the first to trust in Christ.
And because of what Christ did, all you others too, who heard the Good News about how to be saved, and trusted Christ, were marked as belonging to Christ by the Holy Spirit, who long ago had been promised to all of us Christians. His presence within us is God’s guarantee that he really will give us all that he promised; and the Spirit’s seal upon us means that God has already purchased us and that he guarantees to bring us to himself. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God.
Ephesians 1:1-14 Living Bible (TLB)