Rock News: wear green this Sunday!

Wear green as we wrap up Christmas in July at The Rock! We took the month of July to remind ourselves of God’s great gifts to us. You can listen to a playlist of some of our worship band’s favorite Christmas songs at this link. To really get into the feeling of the Christmas season, we’d like to have everyone wear green clothing to the service on Sunday, August 1 as we wrap up the series. If you’re watching online, dress up anyway and send us a picture! Remember that you can always catch up with our services on  Facebook and YouTube if you’re away or prefer to join from home.

As part of our Christmas in July celebration, we are having a special Christmas Giving Project. On Sunday, August 1 we will take a door offering to support Blue Valley Community Action’s work with those in need. If you’ll be out of town, you can mail a check to us for that project. 


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering. The Rock youth will be running the burger stand at the Seward Farmers’ Market  again on August 4!  Burger or polish dog + chips + drink for $5.00.  Give the family cook the night off and come out and support the youth group as they raise funds to attend the 2022 LCMS National Youth Gathering in Houston! Thanks to all who have supported the youth this month.

There will be a brief youth parents meeting after church service on August 22nd.  We will go over timelines, plans, fundraising. 

You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.


The St. John Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites the women of The Rock to their annual salad supper on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30. The speaker will be Rev. John Mehl, who will speak about his work with Mission of Christ Network. The salads will be provided by the LWML ladies. (Masks are not required, but are welcome if you prefer. Their fellowship hall is often cool, so you may want a sweater or light jacket.)


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m.; Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.; Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.;  and a 15-minute Sonrise YogaFaith class focuses on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Our August item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned fruit. Feel free to bring in any canned meat you still have from July. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website



Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/

Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward 

Contact Us | info@therockseward.org

Prayer Requests | prayers@therockseward.org

Mail | PO Box 199, Seward, NE 68434

Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

 

Rock News

It’s Christmas in July at The Rock! We’re taking this month to remind ourselves of God’s great gifts to us. You can listen to a playlist of some of our worship band’s favorite Christmas songs at this link. To really get into the feeling of the Christmas season, we’d like to have everyone wear red clothing to the service on Sunday, July 25, and then green to the service on Sunday, August 1. If you’re watching online, dress up anyway and send us a picture! Remember that you can always catch up with our services on  Facebook and YouTube if you’re away or prefer to join from home.


July 18 Congregational Meeting Summary

  • The Rock’s voting membership voted to appoint leaders who will serve the congregation for a two-year term ending June 30, 2023.  In each case, the candidate is already serving in their current role and has agreed to continue.
    • Ambassador: Tom Briggs
    • Directors: Tim Moll, Vice President; Wayne Bruns, Treasurer; Jeremy Hogue, at-large Director
  • Resolutions were presented and passed approving the following:
    • a balanced operating budget for the next fiscal year, and
    • authority of Directors to spend up to $13,000 from The Rock’s facility fund to purchase a heating/AC unit for the area soon to be occupied by BVCA.
  • Approval of The Rock’s 2021-22 Annual Ministry Plan was postponed until August to allow for compilation of feedback from the “Saved to Serve” questionnaires.

Blue Valley Construction Update: Work is well underway in preparing for an August move-in date for Blue Valley Community Action Partnership.  A painting party with representation from BVCA  and The Rock will be arranged for early/mid August.  Please join in and help make this space a blessing to all who utilize it!


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 28 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. Get a burger or brat, a bag of chips, and a soda for just $5. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


The St. John Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites the women of The Rock to their annual salad supper on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30. The speaker will be Rev. John Mehl, who will speak about his work with Mission of Christ Network. The salads will be provided by the LWML ladies. (Masks are not required, but are welcome if you prefer. Their fellowship hall is often cool, so you may want a sweater or light jacket.)


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  We will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join us once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Our July item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). We will start collecting canned fruit in August. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website



Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/

Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward 

Contact Us | info@therockseward.org

Prayer Requests | prayers@therockseward.org

Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

Rock News

The Rock’s Annual Congregation Meeting:  This coming Sunday, July 18, The Rock will hold our annual meeting following Sunday’s worship gathering.  The three agenda items include 1) an update on the current budget and adoption of a new budget for the coming fiscal year; 2) election of leadership candidates for both the Ambassadors and Directors; and 3) approval of the 2022 Saved to Serve ministry plan.  If you are wondering if you’re a voting member, please see Scott Seevers after church or send an email to scott.seevers@cune.edu.  You are still invited to attend the meeting regardless of your voting status.


It’s Christmas in July at The Rock! For the next 3 weeks we’ll be contemplating God’s great gifts to us. You can listen to a playlist of some of our worship band’s favorite Christmas songs at this link. To really get into the feeling of the Christmas season, we’d like to have everyone wear red clothing to the service on Sunday, July 25, and then green to the service on Sunday, August 1. If you’re watching online, dress up anyway and send us a picture! Remember that you can always catch up with our services on  Facebook and YouTube if you’re away or prefer to join from home.


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


Leadership Opportunities: Have you considered how your skills, experiences and heart may help The Rock’s leadership team?  We have a genuine existing need, and you’re invited to prayerfully consider serving the Lord in this way.  Ambassadors serve the spiritual needs of the congregation and its pastor, including worship.  Directors lead the administrative elements of The Rock’s mission.  Reach out to Rich Boring (richb@ndlcms.org) if you’d consider serving as an Ambassador; email Scott Seevers (scott.seevers@cune.edu) if you’re drawn to serving as a Director—they’ll provide more details to inform your decision.


Blue Valley Community Action Partnership: BVCA’s board accepted a construction bid for the project at The Rock and work will begin soon.  Not included in the bid was painting of the rooms or removal of the remaining lockers from the facility.  Stand by for an announcement of a joint BVCA/The Rock service work day to tackle these items.


Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping. 


The St. John Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites the women of The Rock to their annual salad supper on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30. The speaker will be Rev. John Mehl, who will speak about his work with Mission of Christ Network. The salads will be provided by the LWML ladies. (Masks are not required, but are welcome if you prefer. Their fellowship hall is often cool, so you may want a sweater or light jacket.)


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  

We will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join us once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass.

Please see our Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Our July item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website



Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/

Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward 

Contact Us | info@therockseward.org

Prayer Requests | prayers@therockseward.org

Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

 

Rock News

Here is the final set of information and forms for the conclusion of our Saved to Serve series. We would love your input as we prepare for the upcoming year.   

  1. A listing of the current opportunities to serve as the Rock along with a list of current and proposed learning/fellowship opportunities is linked here.
  2. An assignment for you to do on your own taking time to review and pray about where and how God is calling you closer to Him and calling you to serve is linked here.
  3. A response form to provide us with information is linked here. Let us know how you would like to serve.  It can be a filling a present role at the Rock, serving a new role at the Rock or serving in a way that doesn’t involve the Rock at all!  Also, let us know what kind of learning/fellowship opportunities you are interested in.  You can print off the attached sheet and drop it off at the Rock or you can complete it and email the complete form to info@therockseward.org

A new women’s Bible study will start next week! Starting July 13, Lori Moravec and Jennifer Janousek will be leading a study using the book “Joy: A Study of Philippians” by Deb Burma, and the study will meet at the Janousek’s home on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until the study concludes on August 31. Contact Lori at tmoravec@blueskyne.com or Jennifer at jenjanousek@yahoo.com with questions or for more information. Anyone interested in attending should purchase the book at this link.


The Rock Annual Congregation Meeting:  Mark July 18 on your calendar, the date of The Rock’s annual meeting following Sunday’s worship gathering.  The three agenda items include 1) an update on the current budget and adoption of a new budget for the coming fiscal year; 2) election of a leadership candidates for both the Ambassadors and Directors; and 3) approval of the 2022 Saved to Serve ministry plan.  If you are wondering if you’re a voting member, please see Scott Seevers after church or send an email to scott.seevers@cune.edu.  You are still invited to attend the meeting regardless of your voting status.


Leadership Opportunities: Have you considered how your skills, experiences and heart may help The Rock’s leadership team?  We have a genuine existing need, and you’re invited to prayerfully consider serving the Lord in this way.  Ambassadors serve the spiritual needs of the congregation and its pastor, including worship.  Directors lead the administrative elements of The Rock’s mission.  Reach out to Rich Boring (richb@ndlcms.org) if you’d consider serving as an Ambassador; email Scott Seevers (scott.seevers@cune.edu) if you’re drawn to serving as a Director—they’ll provide more details to inform your decision.


Financial Matters: 

  • The Rock’s fiscal year will draw to a close on June 30.  With a strong finish in June, the congregation will finish the fiscal year in stable financial condition.
  • The Directors authorized expenditure of building funds for two significant purchases, including a new heating unit for the lower level SE classroom ($4,500) and a lighted 132” sign for The Rock’s main entrance ($4,225).

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership: BVCA’s board accepted a construction bid for the project at The Rock and work will begin soon.  Not included in the bid was painting of the rooms or removal of the remaining lockers from the facility.  Stand by for an announcement of a joint BVCA/The Rock service work day to tackle these items.


How is it going? We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form (linked in the comments), you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at the link below. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20.  Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for the new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHJ6DCZ 


Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping. 


The St. John Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites the women of The Rock to their annual salad supper on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30. The speaker will be Rev. John Mehl, who will speak about his work with Mission of Christ Network. The salads will be provided by the LWML ladies. (Masks are not required, but are welcome if you prefer. Their fellowship hall is often cool, so you may want a sweater or light jacket.)


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  

We will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join us once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass.

Please see our Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


Our July item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website.



Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/

Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward 

Contact Us | info@therockseward.org

Prayer Requests | prayers@therockseward.org

Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

 

Rock News

Special Saturday service on July 3: This year, July 4 falls on a Sunday so we will have our weekly service on Saturday, July 3 at 10, and will not gather on Sunday morning. This allows us to open our parking lot to the community for the events at the city square. Busy on Saturday or away from Seward this summer? Keep up with The Rock’s services on Facebook and YouTube. We’re so glad  you join us for worship in whatever way you do!


A new women’s Bible study will start soon. Starting July 13, Lori Moravec and Jennifer Janousek will be leading a study using the book “Joy: A Study of Philippians” by Deb Burma, and the study will meet at the Janousek’s home on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until the study concludes on August 31. Contact Lori at tmoravec@blueskyne.com or Jennifer at jenjanousek@yahoo.com with questions or for more information. Anyone interested in attending should purchase the book at this link.


The Rock Annual Congregation Meeting:  Mark July 18 on your calendar, the date of The Rock’s annual meeting following Sunday’s worship gathering.  The three agenda items include 1) an update on the current budget and adoption of a new budget for the coming fiscal year; 2) election of a leadership candidates for both the Ambassadors and Directors; and 3) approval of the 2022 Saved to Serve ministry plan.  If you are wondering if you’re a voting member, please see Scott Seevers after church or send an email to scott.seevers@cune.edu.  You are still invited to attend the meeting regardless of your voting status.


Leadership Opportunities: Have you considered how your skills, experiences and heart may help The Rock’s leadership team?  We have a genuine existing need, and you’re invited to prayerfully consider serving the Lord in this way.  Ambassadors serve the spiritual needs of the congregation and its pastor, including worship.  Directors lead the administrative elements of The Rock’s mission.  Reach out to Rich Boring (richb@ndlcms.org) if you’d consider serving as an Ambassador; email Scott Seevers (scott.seevers@cune.edu) if you’re drawn to serving as a Director—they’ll provide more details to inform your decision.


Financial Matters: 

  • The Rock’s fiscal year will draw to a close on June 30.  With a strong finish in June, the congregation will finish the fiscal year in stable financial condition.
  • The Directors authorized expenditure of building funds for two significant purchases, including a new heating unit for the lower level SE classroom ($4,500) and a lighted 132” sign for The Rock’s main entrance ($4,225).

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership: BVCA’s board accepted a construction bid for the project at The Rock and work will begin soon.  Not included in the bid was painting of the rooms or removal of the remaining lockers from the facility.  Stand by for an announcement of a joint BVCA/The Rock service work day to tackle these items.


How is it going? We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form (linked in the comments), you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at the link below. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20.  Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for the new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHJ6DCZ 


Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping. 


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  

We will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join us once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass.

Please see our Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


Our July item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned meat (but we ask you to save tuna for December). If you still have just-add-water pancake mix from June (please avoid the type that requires added milk, egg, oil, etc), you can add that to the box as well. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website



Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/

Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward 

Contact Us | info@therockseward.org

Prayer Requests | prayers@therockseward.org

Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

 

Rock News

Forever Family Lunch! Join us after the service this Sunday, June 27, for a potluck lunch. Please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. We will provide dessert, drinks, and table service. 


A new women’s Bible study will start soon. Starting July 13, Lori Moravec and Jennifer Janousek will be leading a study using the book “Joy: A Study of Philippians” by Deb Burma, and the study will meet at the Janousek’s home on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until the study concludes on August 31. Contact Lori at tmoravec@blueskyne.com or Jennifer at jenjanousek@yahoo.com with questions or for more information. Anyone interested in attending should purchase the book at this link.


Special Saturday service on July 3: This year, July 4 falls on a Sunday so we will have our weekly service on Saturday, July 3 at 10, and will not gather on Sunday morning. This allows us to open our parking lot to the community for the events at the city square. Busy on Saturday or away from Seward this summer? Keep up with The Rock’s services on Facebook and YouTube. We’re so glad  you join us for worship in whatever way you do!


The Rock Annual Congregation Meeting:  Mark July 18 on your calendar, the date of The Rock’s annual meeting following Sunday’s worship gathering.  The three agenda items include 1) an update on the current budget and adoption of a new budget for the coming fiscal year; 2) election of a leadership candidates for both the Ambassadors and Directors; and 3) approval of the 2022 Saved to Serve ministry plan.  If you are wondering if you’re a voting member, please see Scott Seevers after church or send an email to scott.seevers@cune.edu.  You are still invited to attend the meeting regardless of your voting status.


Leadership Opportunities: Have you considered how your skills, experiences and heart may help The Rock’s leadership team?  We have a genuine existing need, and you’re invited to prayerfully consider serving the Lord in this way.  Ambassadors serve the spiritual needs of the congregation and its pastor, including worship.  Directors lead the administrative elements of The Rock’s mission.  Reach out to Rich Boring (richb@ndlcms.org) if you’d consider serving as an Ambassador; email Scott Seevers (scott.seevers@cune.edu) if you’re drawn to serving as a Director—they’ll provide more details to inform your decision.


Financial Matters: 

  • The Rock’s fiscal year will draw to a close on June 30.  With a strong finish in June, the congregation will finish the fiscal year in stable financial condition.
  • The Directors authorized expenditure of building funds for two significant purchases, including a new heating unit for the lower level SE classroom ($4,500) and a lighted 132” sign for The Rock’s main entrance ($4,225).

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership: BVCA’s board accepted a construction bid for the project at The Rock and work will begin soon.  Not included in the bid was painting of the rooms or removal of the remaining lockers from the facility.  Stand by for an announcement of a joint BVCA/The Rock service work day to tackle these items.


How is it going? We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form (linked in the comments), you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at the link below. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20.  Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for the new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHJ6DCZ 


Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping. 


YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm, and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  YogaFaith will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join them once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  YogaFaith recommends it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in their monthly unlimited class pass.

Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


Our June item for the Blue Valley food pantry is just-add-water pancake mix (please avoid the type that requires added milk, egg, oil, etc). The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website. Once July starts, we’ll be collecting canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). 



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Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

The Rock Budget for Ministry

Friends:

This week we reviewed what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus and truly surrender control of your life to Him. We are also reviewing where God is leading the Rock with its finances.  The first document, found at this link, is the Rock Full Implementation Budget. It shows the Rock’s current budget and goes on to show the budget areas where the leaders of the Rock believe it would be appropriate to increase the Rock’s financial commitments to ministry. The Confidential Rock Financial Response Form, found at this link, is a way for you to state your intentions for giving to the Rock during the upcoming fiscal year. That information will help you be intentional about the portion of your finances you intend to devote to ministry and will help the leaders at the Rock plan for the upcoming year. We ask that each of you would prayerfully take the following steps:

  1. Review and pray about the Rock Full Implementation Budget. We would love to hear your thoughts on the budget items listed as to move toward adoption of a new budget for the new fiscal year starting July 1, 2021.  If you have comments, you can email them to info@therockseward.org or contact Pastor Mike or any of the leaders at the Rock. A listing of the current Rock Leaders is available here:  http://www.therockseward.org/pastor/
  2. Pray about and complete the attached financial response form.  You can print off your responses, put them in an envelope and drop them off in the basket in the Café at the Rock or you can email your completed form to info@therockseward.org and it will be forwarded to the Treasurer. 

Thank you! 

Rock News

Forever Family Lunch! Join us after the service on Sunday, June 27 for a potluck lunch. Please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. We will provide dessert, drinks, and table service. 


Special Saturday service on July 3: This year, July 4 falls on a Sunday so we will have our weekly service on Saturday, July 3 at 10, and will not gather on Sunday morning. This allows us to open our parking lot to the community for the events at the city square. Busy on Saturday or away from Seward this summer? Keep up with The Rock’s services on Facebook and YouTube. We’re so glad  you join us for worship in whatever way you do!


How is it going? We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form (linked in the comments), you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at the link below. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20.  Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for the new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHJ6DCZ 


Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping. 


Powering the Ministry of The Rock: As The Rock approaches the end of our fiscal year, it appears annual general fund contributions will be lower than budgeted.  Directors will share final financial information at the July congregational meeting, along with a proposed budget for the next fiscal year.  As always, we are thankful for both your generosity and your stewardship of all God has provided. Learn more about ways you can support ministry at The Rock, online or in person, at https://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/.


Blue Valley Community Action Partnership Updates:  A contractor is engaged and preparing a bid for construction on the lower level of The Rock.  Once the bid is approved, work will commence on the improvements. The train club that was using the space has cleared their materials from the area and a crew of volunteers has removed the lockers from the downstairs hallway.  In exchange for a small donation, many of the lockers were picked up by members of the congregation or community.


 YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  

YogaFaith is offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows: Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join them once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass.

Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)


Our June item for the Blue Valley food pantry is just-add-water pancake mix (please avoid the type that requires added milk, egg, oil, etc). The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website. Once July starts, we’ll be collecting canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). 



If you have any questions about The Rock, need information about our events, or anything else, please contact us at info@therockseward.org.  Also, if you have a prayer request to submit during the week (or anytime) send it to prayers@therockseward.org. Our prayer warriors will receive these, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. 

Rock News

A new women’s Bible study will start soon. Starting July 13, Lori Moravec and Jennifer Janousek will be leading a study using the book “Joy: A Study of Philippians” by Deb Burma, and the study will meet at the Janousek’s home on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until the study concludes on August 31. Contact Lori at tmoravec@blueskyne.com or Jennifer at jenjanousek@yahoo.com with questions or for more information. Anyone interested in attending should purchase the book at this link.


The Rock is pleased to announce that we received a grant from the Esther 4:14 National Grant Program offered by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to upgrade our media to help meet the increased audio-visual needs we have in the sanctuary and for live streaming. We look forward to upgrading some of our equipment soon. 

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in learning how to manage the audio-visual, livestream, and lighting console on Sunday mornings. We’ll teach you everything you need to know! Contact Pastor Mike, Tim Moll, or Shane Sloup. 


Powering the Ministry of The Rock: As The Rock approaches the end of our fiscal year, it appears annual general fund contributions will be lower than budgeted.  Directors will share final financial information at the July congregational meeting, along with a proposed budget for the next fiscal year.  As always, we are thankful for both your generosity and your stewardship of all God has provided. Learn more about ways you can support ministry at The Rock, online or in person, at https://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/.


 

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership Updates:  A contractor is engaged and preparing a bid for construction on the lower level of The Rock.  Once the bid is approved, work will commence on the improvements. The train club that was using the space has cleared their materials from the area and a crew of volunteers has removed the lockers from the downstairs hallway.  In exchange for a small donation, many of the lockers were picked up by members of the congregation or community.


 

New Home for Mowers:  The Rock’s mowing and snow removal equipment will reside in a new home this summer.  The Directors authorized the purchase of a 10×12 shed to house the equipment, some of which was inconveniently housed away from the church property.


 

YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Please see our Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.  https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/


 

Attention high school students who are part of the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, AND 2025! If you are interested in attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2022, please contact Jen Axt (308) 631-7065 by text or phone, jen.axt@gmail.com by email, or join The Rock LCMS Youth Gathering Facebook page.  You can also join the Remind group @therocklcm.

Fundraising efforts are underway for this exciting, fun, Christ-centered gathering of youth from all over the country!  


Our June item for the Blue Valley food pantry is just-add-water pancake mix (please avoid the type that requires added milk, egg, oil, etc). The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website.


 

Away from Seward this summer? Keep up with The Rock’s services on Facebook and YouTube. We’re so glad  you join us for worship in whatever way you do!



If you have any questions about The Rock, need information about our events, or anything else, please contact us at info@therockseward.org.  Also, if you have a prayer request to submit during the week (or anytime) send it to prayers@therockseward.org. Our prayer warriors will receive these, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. 

How is it going?

HOW IS IT GOING?

We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form linked here, you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at this link. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20.  Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1.  Thank you!