Rock News

2/6/19

  • 2018 giving statements are now available in a box in the Rock Cafe area next to the dog bowl (for donations to the Comfort Dog ministry) , so be sure to pick yours up this week! 
  • Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will be joining us at The Rock for Bible class (8:45) and in the worship service on February 10. Gary lives on a farm in Western Iowa and is Director of Mission Central. He would love to share with you the news of what is really happening in missions through the LCMS. Be sure to invite someone to come with you because you, too, are a missionary! Gary brings to you and the congregation an in-person presentation with pictures and artifacts direct from the mission field. He has visited 75 countries and continues to connect weekly with over 100 LCMS missionaries around the world. More information at www.missioncentral.us.

    Stay after the service on 2/10 for Souper Sunday, a soup and dessert potluck lunch. We’ll provide two types of soup, table service and drinks. We ask all who are able to bring along a soup to share or some dessert. Can’t cook? Come anyway and join our Forever Family Reunion lunch. 
  • National Youth Gathering Valentine’s Fundraiser:  Looking for a unique gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? Surprise them at work, school or home (within Seward city limits) with a serenade by our local Kitones quartet group. The group will sing two love songs, give them a rose and take a picture to share with them later that day.

    Call Cliff at 308-708-0325 by Tues, February 12th to schedule a time for the serenade. A suggested donation of $25 (mailed to 762 Cory Drive, Seward NE 68434 by February 11, or dropped off by February 13 at the Seward United Methodist Church between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mon through Fri) will benefit all of the teens and chaperones headed to the Gathering. Checks need to be made out to The Rock Church. 

    Other arrangements can be made for delivering your donation if needed, and a serenade can be scheduled for Friday, February 15 if needed.

  • Scholarship Opportunity: Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 that you can use for higher education . Enter today for your chance to be one of FOUR lucky winners. Visit https://bit.ly/2v1PUnH to enter. Open to US residents 14 or older. Complete official rules available through the link. Contest closes 3/31. 
  • We are still in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is in full swing! Thanks to all who have already donated some! 
  • Lutheran Marriage Encounter has been hosting weekends for 50 years enriching thousands of marriages.  These couples have had the opportunity to renew not only their relationship with each other, but also with God and with their church. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Marriage Encounter is offering a 50% discount off the application fee. This year’s event will be held March 1-3 at the Ramada Midtown in Grand Island. To learn more and to register, click here: https://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-grand-island-ne/

  • Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th anniversary: In 2019, Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th year of educational ministry. As part of these celebrations, on Saturday, March 23rd, Concordia and Jones Bank are presenting Celebration at the Lied, at Lincoln’s Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

    This one time only concert, held in a fantastic setting, will feature Concordia University, Nebraska’s acclaimed music ensembles performing a variety of sacred and secular selections intended to entertain and inspire. It will be a great experience for any and all who enjoy Concordia’s music programs, in particular, as well as for those who simply enjoy quality choral and instrumental music. Tickets, which range from $45 to $15, are on sale now online. 
  • Our February item for the Blue Valley Food Pantry is soup. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.  
  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year. 
  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com). 
  • Yoga at The Rock:  Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE!  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find YogaFaith here on Facebook for more updates or here on Instagram. Weather Policy: If the Seward school system cancels school due to the weather, then we will not have class. The February schedule is as follows:
    Candlelight YogaFaith on Sundays, 7-8 p.m. – February 10 – Erika; February 24 – Sara
    All Levels YogaFaith: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM:  Feb. 12, 19, 26 (Erika) Fridays,  9:45-10:45 AM: Feb. 8, 15, 22 (Sara)

 

Rock News

1/18/19

  • Anyone interested in the short-term mission opportunity to Guatemala (June 22-29, 2019) needs to contact Dr. Jen Janousek or Pastor Mike by this Sunday! Plans are being put into motion, so your urgent response is appreciated!

  • Families with teens headed to the National Youth Gathering this July are invited to a short meeting about fundraising and travel on February 3, in the cafe after the morning service.
  • Gary Thies from Mission Central in Iowa will be joining us at The Rock for Bible class (8:45) and in the worship service on February 10. He would love to share with you the news of what is really happening in missions through the LCMS. Be sure to invite someone to come with you because you, too, are a missionary! Gary brings to you and the congregation an in-person presentation with pictures and artifacts direct from the mission field. He has visited 75 countries and continues to connect weekly with over 100 LCMS missionaries around the world. More information at www.missioncentral.us.

  • Two Scholarship Opportunities: Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 that you can use for higher education . Enter today for your chance to be one of FOUR lucky winners. Visit https://bit.ly/2v1PUnH to enter. Open to US residents 14 or older. Complete official rules available through the link.

    Applications are now available for the 2019 $1,000 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Nebraska District Scholarship. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or current full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining. Candidates must also be members of a congregation belonging to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod located in the Nebraska District. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2019. More information and an online application can be found at: https://lcefcentral.org/scholarships/

 

  • We are still in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is just getting started! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m.

    The Nebraska Walk for Life is the largest, longest-running First Amendment demonstration at the State Capitol. It is sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life and was started in January 1974 in response to the 1973 U.S.Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.  The Nebraska Walk for Life is a legal, peaceful, family friendly event. Parking is available around the Capitol and south of the Capitol as well in downtown metered parking and parking garages. People are encouraged to dress warmly, bring signs and banners and march for Life! Questions can be directed to Nebraska Right to Life at 402-438-4802 or nebraskartl@gmail.com. Learn more at http://nebraskarighttolife.org/.

  • Lutheran Marriage Encounter has been hosting weekends for 50 years enriching thousands of marriages.  These couples have had the opportunity to renew not only their relationship with each other, but also with God and with their church. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Marriage Encounter is offering a 50% discount off the application fee. This year’s event will be held March 1-3 at the Ramada Midtown in Grand Island. To learn more and to register, click here: https://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-grand-island-ne/

  • Read an update from Ashley Johnson, missionary to Cambodia with Mission of Christ Network, and learn more about the amazing work God is doing there. Click here to read.

  • Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th anniversary: In 2019, Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th year of educational ministry. As part of these celebrations, on Saturday, March 23rd, Concordia and Jones Bank are presenting Celebration at the Lied, at Lincoln’s Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

    This one time only concert, held in a fantastic setting, will feature Concordia University, Nebraska’s acclaimed music ensembles performing a variety of sacred and secular selections intended to entertain and inspire. It will be a great experience for any and all who enjoy Concordia’s music programs, in particular, as well as for those who simply enjoy quality choral and instrumental music. Tickets, which range from $45 to $15, are on sale now online.

  • We are now collecting soap and shampoo for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for January. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.

  • Part-Time Finance Assistant Position: Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln is seeking a permanent part-time Finance Assistant.  This position works closely with Trinity’s Church treasurer and supports financial activity for the Church, Elementary School and Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program.

    An accounting degree, while not required, is helpful; but experience with financial statements and QuickBooks or other accounting software is required.  Candidates for this position must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and must have the aptitude to work with payroll and church record systems. Inquiries and resumes may be submitted to the Church office:  724 South 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508; phone: 402-474-0606; or electronically to: staege2@unl.edu.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE!   January schedule is as follows:
    –Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m. Candlelight YogaFaith at The Rock – January 20 (Sara)
    –Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. All levels YogaFaith at The Rock: Jan. 22, 29 – Erika
    –Friday 9:45-10:45 a.m. All levels YogaFaith at The Rock: Jan. 18, 25 – Sara
    Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find them 
    here on Facebook for more updates.

 

Rock News

12/27/18

  • If you miss a week at The Rock and want to hear the sermon (or just want to listen again), recordings of each week’s sermons can now be found on our website at http://www.therockseward.org/worship/  or on our Facebook page.
  • We are in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is just getting started! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the New Year holidays on January 2.

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund offers 40-Month Note at 4%  For the past 40 years, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs. LCEF invites you to invest in a special note they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

    If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8999 or visit lcef.org/40month to learn more.

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/

  • We are now collecting soap and shampoo for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies Bible Study, Morning Amigos, will meet Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge’s class will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  No class on Dec. 28 or Jan. 1 or 4. January schedule will be sent out end of December. Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us here on Facebook for more updates.

 

Rock News

12/17/18

  • There will be an informational meeting concerning The Rock’s Guatemala short-term mission opportunity in June 22-29, 2019.  The meeting will be on December 19, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Rock Café.  Dr. Jen Janousek and Pastor Mike will share more about this opportunity.  Anyone who is interested should attend. If there are people who are interested but unable to come on the 19th they need to contact Pastor or Jen ASAP.

  • Christmas Services: Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 and Monday, December 24 at 5:30

  • Thanks to those who have already brought ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors.

  • FaithInk kids (5-8 grades) should go to the Sparetime Bowling Alley on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 for a Christmas party. Bring $7 for burgers. Stepping Stones will meet at The Rock for their celebrations.

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays on December 26 and January 2.

  • Mighty Fortress Ev. Lutheran Church (252 North 6th Street, Seward) will hold a Christmas Day community candlelight service on December 25 at 7:30 pm. All are invited to join.

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund offers 40-Month Note at 4%  For the past 40 years, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs. LCEF invites you to invest in a special note they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

    If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8999 or visit lcef.org/40month to learn more.

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/

  • We are still collecting tuna for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. In January, we’ll be collecting soap and shampoo. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • A big shout out of praise and thanks goes to Sara Moll and Andrea Sloup for their anointed leadership!  They’ve led Morning Amigos Ladies Bible Study for 7 years! What an awesome adventure it’s been growing together in God’s Word and in the friendships that have developed.  God has released them from these leadership positions. Starting December 13, Karen Hoffbauer and Marcia Newsome will assume the leadership of the bible study. They will continue to meet on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:30 am in the Rock Cafe.  All you ladies are invited to join.

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge will have yoga class December 6, 13, and 20, and will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on December 18. Fridays at 9:45 am on December 14, 21 (Sara). Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  No class on Dec. 25, 28 or Jan. 1 or 4. January schedule will be sent out end of December. Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us here on Facebook for more updates.

Rock News

11/1/18

  • Rev. Dr. Fungchatou Lo will be a guest preacher this Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Rock. Rev. Lo and his family are serving the Lord in Thailand through Mission of Christ Network. Fung’s primary ministry is to improve the theological training that is currently going on with the Hmong pastors and leaders in Southeast Asia, where there are over two million Hmong who still don’t know Jesus. Learn more here.

  • We’ll gather for a Rock Family Reunion Meal on Sunday, November 11 after church for a Thanksgiving feast! Please bring a dessert to share. All the rest will be provided. More information on Sunday!

  • The Rock is planning a day trip to tour Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mission Central is a training center and supporting agency for missionaries who have to raise 100% of their own support.  There are several very interesting places to see there such as the roadside chapel, the Barn with many artifacts and worship area, Ministry Center, and the new Creation Theater. We will be treated to a free homemade hot lunch There is no cost for this trip except fuel for your car, as we will be carpooling. To find out more about Mission Central, visit their website at www.missioncentral.us.

    If you have not been contacted about registering for this trip, please call Mary Kropf at 712-269-2035, or see her and Bob in the Cafe after church on Nov. 4 if you wish to go. We need to get you registered.  The free Mission Central lunch registration cutoff date is absolutely Nov. 11. You may still register to go on the trip after that date, but you would need to bring your own sack lunch. It has been asked if you may bring someone who isn’t a member of The Rock, such as grown children or other family and friends.  Yes, you may! They need to be registered with Mary and Bob for the trip and hot lunch, as well. There will be a brief meeting in the cafe after church this Sunday (Nov. 4) so that we can answer questions and hand out maps to those going to Mission Central.

  • All through November, we’ll be collecting toothpaste for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for October. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm. All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Erika). Fridays at 9:45 am on Nov. 2, 16, 23, 30 (Sara). Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:45 am (Erika). Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/ for more updates about other classes we offer.

 


 

Rock News

  • There will be no Stepping Stones or FaithInk on October 31.

 

  • On Sunday, October 28, Orphan Grain Train will be at The Rock to share about their work and treat us to some grilled brats. Please bring a dessert and a side to share. Table service and drinks will be provided. We’ll gather again on Sunday, November 11 after church for a Thanksgiving feast! Please bring a dessert to share. All the rest will be provided. More information soon!

 

  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Be sure to thank Pastor Meyer and his family for all they do for our forever family at The Rock!

 

  • The Rock is planning a day trip to tour Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mission Central is a training center and supporting agency for missionaries who have to raise 100% of their own support.  It is an amazing place in the middle of a cornfield and runs strictly with volunteers. There are several very interesting places to see there such as the roadside chapel, the Barn with many artifacts and worship area, Ministry Center, and the new Creation Theater. We will be treated to a free homemade hot lunch or you may bring a sack lunch if you’d rather. There is no cost for this trip except fuel for your car, as we will be carpooling. Details are being worked on, and you will be contacted by a church member in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, please check out Mission Central’s website at www.missioncentral.us
    While you’re waiting to be contacted, questions may be directed to Pastor Mike or Bob and Mary Kropf  (kropf14@gmail.com or 712-269-2035). This is truly an event you won’t want to miss!!! Mark your calendars now!

 

  • We’re still collecting boxed  rice as our Blue Valley Food Pantry item for October. Add some to your shopping list and bring it along to bless others. The collection box is in The Rock cafe. Start preparing for November by adding toothpaste to your shopping lists and add some to the collection box next month.

 

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

 

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm. All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm October 30 – Erika teaches. Fridays at 9:45 am October 26 – Sara teaches. Join us for Christ centered Yoga – everyone is welcome and your first class is FREE!  November schedule will be in the next church e-mail.  

 

  • Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Lincoln has an immediate opening for a full-time Property Manager responsible for the overall care of the church and school properties.  Responsibilities include maintenance of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems; general repair of property and equipment; light construction projects and oversight of contracted services; coordinating building access and security; oversight of maintenance records and inventory; and facility cleanliness and grounds upkeep to ensure safety and aesthetic appearance. For more information and/or to submit an application, please contact the church office at 402-474-0606 or churchoffice@trinityoflincoln.org.

Rock News

  • There will be no Stepping Stones or FaithInk on October 31.
  • On Sunday, October 28, Orphan Grain Train will be at The Rock to share about their work and treat us to some grilled brats. Please bring a dessert and a side to share. Table service and drinks will be provided. We’re still in need of grills and people to grill the brats. Contact The Rock leadership if you’re willing to volunteer.
  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Be sure to thank Pastor Meyer and his family for all they do for our forever family at The Rock!
  • The Rock is planning a day trip to tour Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mission Central is a training center and supporting agency for missionaries who have to raise 100% of their own support.  It is an amazing place in the middle of a cornfield and runs strictly with volunteers. There are several very interesting places to see there such as the roadside chapel, the Barn with many artifacts and worship area, Ministry Center, and the new Creation Theater. We will be treated to a free homemade hot lunch or you may bring a sack lunch if you’d rather. There is no cost for this trip except fuel for your car, as we will be carpooling. Check out Mission Central’s website at www.missioncentral.  Questions may be directed to Pastor Mike or Bob and Mary Kropf  (kropf14@gmail.com or 712-269-2035). This is truly an event you won’t want to miss!!!  Mark your calendars now! Gary Thies is an awesome host!
  • It’s time for rice as our Blue Valley Food Pantry collection box with our October item of boxed meals. Add some to your shopping list and bring it along to bless others. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

 

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.



  • Women’s Midweek Bible Study:  If you are free in the mornings, there is a Bible Study open to all women.  We meet every Thursday morning from 10:15 am-11:30 am in the Rock Café. There is no homework!  We study a Proverbs 31 devotion and usually have time for prayer. We would love to have you join us.  Please email Sara Moll at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions.

 

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm. All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm October 2 – Sara teaches, October 9, 16, 23, 30 – Erika teaches. Fridays at 9:45 am October 5 – Erika, October 12, 19, 26
  • St. John Lutheran School Einspahr Fundraiser: The St. John Builders Club is selling t-shirts to raise money for Jackson Einspahr’s family. Jackson is a fourth grader in the St. John school and was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma. Jackson is currently undergoing chemo at Children’s Hospital. Please place your order by October 26th. Complete the order form found at this link and return it to the school office with the money. T-shirts are $10 each. You can also donate more for the Einspahr family. We will call you when the t-shirts have arrived. You can also contact Amy Remington at 402-641-6245 with questions.
  • Sunday, November 11 we’ll be gathering after church for a Thanksgiving feast! Please bring a dessert to share. All the rest will be provided. More information soon!

Rock News

  • Changes for tonight’s kids activities: On Wednesday, October 3, children in K-4th grades will be meeting at Holthus Plaza at Concordia University (the fountain and bench area between Janzow and Thom). They’ll be visiting students along with our comfort dog, Nicodemus, and inviting them to worship at The Rock. Please bring your children by 6:30 and pick them up in the same location at 7:30. Pre-K students will still meet at The Rock. Middle school students in 5-8th grades should meet at Zabka Funeral Home (410 Jackson Ave) at 6:30. Parents should pick them up from the funeral home at 7:30.
    Also, on both October 17 and 31 there will be no Stepping Stones or FaithInk.

 

  • NYG Fundraiser:  Family Friendly Meals Saturday Oct. 13!  Come to Bottle Rocket Brewing for Lunch 11:00-2:30 and watch the Husker game on the big screen.  Or come for supper 5:00-8:00pm and listen to the Firehouse Five brass band play.  Serving: brats/hot dogs, chips, carrots, & cookie. All drinks sold separately by Bottle Rocket Brewing, including water, pop, and craft root beer. All proceeds from the meals will go to the accounts of the Youth involved who are attending next summer’s National Youth Gathering. Coordinator: Julie Berry  berry@stjohnseward.org  Those who are interested in attending the Gathering can sign up for this fundraiser and get other news at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627906407461002/

 

  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Be sure to thank Pastor Meyer and his family for all they do for our forever family at The Rock!

 

  • LIFE CHAIN SUNDAY is OCT. 7. 2:00 -3:00PM – West side of Court House
    What Is Life Chain? It’s a “prayer chain” and public (sidewalk) witness against abortion. Come, let us seek God’s divine intervention for the healing of our community and nation.  Who Should Attend? The Seward area Christian Community and all who are willing to defend human life against abortion. Bring the family, including a chair for elderly relatives
    Let Us Pray:

    • For our personal repentance and for spiritual awakening
    • For the unborn’s protection and for legalized abortion to end in U.S.
    • For God to convict and save abortionists and all who defend them
    • For all who witness our Life Chain, that their hearts will be touched
    • For our Christian leaders to extol Godliness, whatever the cost
    • For our public officials, that they will uphold justice and righteousness
    • For God’s anointing and divine use of 1550+ Life Chains in America

 

  • There will be a Comfort Dog meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14 after church at 11:20 am in Room 217.

 

  • It’s time for rice as our Blue Valley Food Pantry collection box with our October item of rice. Add some to your shopping list and bring it along to bless others. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

 

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

 

  • Women’s Midweek Bible Study:  If you are free in the mornings, there is a Bible Study open to all women.  We meet every Thursday morning from 10:15 am-11:30 am in the Rock Café. There is no homework!  We study a Proverbs 31 devotion and usually have time for prayer.  We would love to have you join us.  Please email Sara Moll at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions.

 

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm. All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm October 2 – Sara teaches, October 9, 16, 23, 30 – Erika teaches.   Fridays at 9:45 am October 5 – Erika, October 12, 19, 26

 

Rock News

  • This Sunday, we continue our series on Jonah. The book of Jonah is a quick read, so consider taking a look at it before Sunday’s service.
  • Changes for this Wednesday night’s kids activities! On Wednesday, October 3, children in K-4th grades will be meeting at Holthus Plaza at Concordia University (the fountain and bench area between Janzow and Thom). They’ll be visiting students along with our comfort dog, Nicodemus, and inviting them to worship at The Rock. Please bring your children by 6:30 and pick them up in the same location at 7:30. Pre-K students will still meet at The Rock. Middle school students in 5-8th grades should meet at Zabka Funeral Home (410 Jackson Ave) at 6:30. Parents should pick them up from the funeral home at 7:30.
    Also, on both October 17 and 31 there will be no Stepping Stones or FaithInk.
  • We’re still filling up our Blue Valley Food Pantry collection box with our September item of boxed meals. Add some to your shopping list and bring it along to bless others. The collection box is in The Rock cafe. In October, we’ll be collecting rice.
  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.
  • Women’s Midweek Bible Study:  If you are free in the mornings, there is a Bible Study open to all women.  We meet every Thursday morning from 10:15 am-11:30 am in the Rock Café. There is no homework!  We study a Proverbs 31 devotion and usually have time for prayer.  We would love to have you join us.  Please email Sara Moll at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions.
  • YogaFaith at The Rock: Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting September 13.  All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm – Sept. 4, 11, 25 (no class Sept. 18) and Fridays at 9:45 am – Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.

Rock News

  • This Sunday, we start our new series on Jonah. The book of Jonah is a quick read, so consider taking a look at it before Sunday’s service.

  • We’re still filling up our Blue Valley Food Pantry collection box with our September item of boxed meals. Add some to your shopping list and bring it along to bless others. The collection box is in The Rock cafe. In October, we’ll be collecting rice.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

  • Women’s Midweek Bible Study:  If you are free in the mornings, there is a Bible Study open to all women.  We meet every Thursday morning from 10:15 am-11:30 am in the Rock Café. There is no homework!  We study a Proverbs 31 devotion and usually have time for prayer. We would love to have you join us.  Please email Sara Moll at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions.

  • YogaFaith at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting September 13.  All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm – Sept. 4, 11, 25 (no class Sept. 18) and Fridays at 9:45 am – Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.