Rock News

  • Join us for two upcoming Forever Family Meals! Our first is this Sunday, January 19 when we’ll gather after the service for a baked potato bar. The Rock will provide potatoes, toppings, and drinks. We ask each family group to bring a dessert to share. We’ll gather again on February 2 for our annual Souper Sunday meal. The Rock will provide table service and drinks, and we ask each family group to bring both a soup and a dessert to share. We’ll have lots of extension cords for your slow cookers of soup!
     
  • Greeters are needed to welcome people on Sunday mornings to our worship service.  No experience necessary! Sign up is easy — just go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea4af2ca0fb6-connect. Pick the date(s) that work for you.  On that date be here around 9:45 with a warm smile! Name tags are on the Cafe counter. 
  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. We’re collecting soap and shampoo for January.
     
  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike.
     
  • The Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigas,  meets from 10:00 to 11:30 on Thursdays in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).
     
  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space. 

 


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

  • Join us for a potluck meal after worship on Sunday, January 5 with special guests the Concordia Men’s Basketball Team! We ask each family to bring two things: all families should bring a main dish to share; those with last names starting with A-N should bring a side dish or salad to share; those with last names starting with O-Z should bring a dessert to share. Drinks and table service will be provided.

  • Join us for our Christmas services! Our Stepping Stones kids will sing during the service on Sunday, December 22. Bring the family and your friends for our Christmas Eve service with candlelight and singing on December 24 at 5:30.

  • Greeters are needed to welcome people on Sunday mornings to our worship service.  No experience necessary! Sign up is easy — just go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea4af2ca0fb6-connect. Pick the date(s) that work for you.  On that date be here around 9:45 with a warm smile! Name tags are on the Cafe counter.

  • It’s football season! Come  join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. We’re collecting tuna for December and will collect soap and shampoo for January. 

  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike.

  • New start time for Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigas! The ladies will now meet from 10:00 to 11:30 on Thursdays in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space. **No classes November 28 & 29!**


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. 

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Rock News

  • It’s time to sing! Kids (or adults) with musical talents can sign up for a slot to play or sing a song before worship starts on the Sundays in December. Just click on the form below or contact Megan Boggs in church on Sunday. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4faea623a1fb6-christmas

  • Team Nicodemus will host an Advent meal fundraiser at St. John in Seward: On Wed., Dec. 18, at 4:45pm, Nicodemus Comfort Dog Team will be serving beef tacos (soft & hard shell) and cookies for the Advent meal in the St. John Fellowship Hall.  The team needs donations of cookies for this event. Please contact Brenda Rief at 402-641-1262 or brenda.rief79@gmail.com if you can help out in this way.

  • Join us for our Christmas services! Our Stepping Stones kids will sing during the service on Sunday, December 22. Bring the family and your friends for our Christmas Eve service with candlelight and singing on December 24 at 5:30.

  • We’re looking for volunteers/families/groups to ring bells for Salvation Army representing The Rock.  Our date/time is Saturday, December 14 from 1:00-5:00pm. We will ask people to sign up for an hour shift.  Over 90% percent of Salvation Army red kettle donations collected in Seward come back to the Seward Ministerial Association for distribution to those in need.

  • Greeters are needed to welcome people on Sunday mornings to our worship service.  No experience necessary! Sign up is easy — just go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea4af2ca0fb6-connect. Pick the date(s) that work for you.  On that date be here around 9:45 with a warm smile! Name tags are on the Cafe counter.

  • Join St. John Lutheran Church in Seward for their Breakfast in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 14. Family breakfast is from 8:30-11, and activities (crafts, games, photo booth, etc.)  are from 9-11:30. The cost is $1 per person and no pre-purchase or reservation is needed.

  • It’s football season! Come  join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. This December, we’re collecting tuna. If you still  have November’s item of toothpaste, bring some too!

  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike.

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

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space. **No classes November 28 & 29!**


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

  • Thank you to all who showed interest in the Guatemala Mission trip taking place June 2-9, 2020 with The Rock and Concordia University, Nebraska. Please remember that the $300 deposit per person to sign up to be part of the team is due this Sunday (October 27). Checks should be written to The Rock and given directly to Jen Janousek or Pastor Mike. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to either of them with questions.  The estimated cost of $1600 includes: airfare; transportation in Guatemala; 6 nights in a dorm and one night in a hotel for a tourist day; most meals, translators, and trip insurance. Does NOT include: tourist day activity, restaurant meals (2-3 meals), souvenirs, snacks.

  • Every year, Habitat for Humanity at Concordia picks a Saturday in the fall to help rake leaves for Seward residents. Right now, the rake day is scheduled for Nov. 2nd. In the past, they have served anywhere from 2-4 homes, but they know they can do more. If you know of people who are in need of help in completing this task, contact Kim Myers as soon as possible (reply to this email) with the details so she can pass them on for consideration.

  • Children of the Seward community and surrounding areas are invited to participate in the annual Project Pumpkin trick-or-treat event Sunday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m., in David Hall located on Concordia University, Nebraska’s campus.

    Concordia students will hand out treats to children, and each floor of the women’s residence hall will be decorated in a different theme ranging from candy land, to outer space, to a safari jungle. David Hall is located on the corner of Lincoln Street and Locust Avenue.

  • 25 by 25:  We are wrapping up our campaign to raise $25,000 by October 25 to cover some unanticipated building expenses. Brick repair is needed on the upper north exterior wall of the Rock facility. There are areas where water (and snow in the winter) are leaking through. The solution to this issue is tuck pointing to repair the brick at a cost of just under $21,000.  Second, it is necessary to perform some maintenance on the elevator. The recent regular elevator inspection revealed that the elevator “jack” should be repacked at a cost of around $3,200. Rather than borrowing these funds to complete the necessary repairs, the Board of Directors believes it is best to conduct a short-term fundraising campaign. Look for the information on how much we raised this coming Sunday!

  • Consider joining the Living Water Rescue Mission of York on November 11 for a free celebration banquet at the Holthus Convention Center. Come hear the amazing testimonies of lives changed by Jesus, enjoy a great meal, and be encouraged by beautiful music. For your free reservation, please call the Mission at 402-362-0127. Seating is a 6 and the meal starts at 6:30. Learn more about the Mission at their website: http://www.lwrmyork.org/

  • It’s football season! Come  join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.

  • Renovations at the University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln are nearly complete and they want you to join them on Sunday, October 27 for a dedication service and open house.  A worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m.  and an open house from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

  • Christ wants you to know who He is and what He has done for us. Concordia Publishing House is here to help you with that.  We are dedicated to helping Christ’s families read, study, teach, and learn about the miracles that God has shown us. Our newest releases, such as the Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible, Enduring Faith Sunday School Curriculum, The Mighty and The Mysterious, and The Growing in Faith Bible Storybook, in addition to thousands of other resources, allow for families of all ages and stages to share in Christ’s love. CPH is overjoyed to be able to offer these resources for your family to grow with Christ for generations to come. To see all we have to offer, please visit us at cph.org.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. For October, we are collecting rice. Thanks for being a blessing to the community of Seward! In November, we’ll be blessing the pantry by collecting toothpaste.

  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike.

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

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space.


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

  • Plan to stay after the service on September 29 for a “Family Favorites” potluck lunch, followed by a voters’ meeting to review and approve the 2019-20 ministry plan and review needed building repairs.  Family Favorites Potluck Instructions: We are asking each family to bring two dishes.  All families, please bring a main dish that is one of your family’s favorites.  If your last name begins with A to N – please also bring a family favorite side dish or a salad.  If your last name begins with O to Z – please also bring a family favorite dessert.  Drinks and table service will be provided.   Power strips will be available to plug in crock pots and the like.  If you can’t bring food, join us anyway!

  • 25 by 25:  We recently launched a campaign to raise $25,000 by October 25 to cover some unanticipated building expenses. Brick repair is needed on the upper north exterior wall of the Rock facility. There are areas where water (and snow in the winter) are leaking through. The solution to this issue is tuck pointing to repair the brick at a cost of just under $21,000.  Second, it is necessary to perform some maintenance on the elevator. The recent regular elevator inspection revealed that the elevator “jack” should be repacked at a cost of around $3,200. Rather than borrowing these funds to complete the necessary repairs, the Board of Directors believes it is best to conduct a short-term fundraising campaign. Feel free to ask questions at our meeting after worship this Sunday.

  • Concordia University, Nebraska’s Art Department will be holding Saturday School morning sessions for elementary and middle-level students to learn about and create art. The sessions will be taught by Concordia students enrolled in Methods of Art Education and observed by professor and department chairman Don Robson.

    The sessions, available to Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students, are divided by age group. Each session will be based on a discipline-based art education unit plan, addressing art history, aesthetics, constructive criticism, and art making.

    All sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The classes will be held on Concordia University’s campus in Brommer Art Center, room 123. A $5.00 fee per student is required for registration and supplies. Each session has 25 seats available. Please dress your child in clothes that can get messy.

    The dates for Saturday Art School for I Semester, 2019 are: 11.2, Pre-Kindergarten Saturday School; 11.9, Kindergarten Saturday School; 11.16, 1St & 2nd Grade Saturday School; 12.7, 3rd & 4th Grade Saturday School; 12.14, 5th – 8th Grade Saturday Schools *Note: Registration is online. To register your child/children please follow the link below:                                                                                            https://go.cune.edu/saturdayartfall19

  • Life Chain is an annual peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans silently praying for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception.

    In Seward, meet at the west side of the Courthouse to pick up a sign and then line up along highways 15 and 34 from 2:00 till 3:00.

  • It’s football season! Come  join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.

  • ROCK Guatemala mission opportunity in SUMMER 2020! Come to a short information session on October 6 after worship to learn about an upcoming mission opportunity.  It will be a short 15-20 minutes outlining what the trip would look like, dates, and costs. Jen Janousek and Pastor Mike will be your leaders.

  • Renovations at the University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln are nearly complete and they want you to join them on Sunday, October 27 for a dedication service and open house.  A worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, and an open house from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you plan to attend the lunch portion of this day, please RSVP by Friday, October 18, either online at  www.ndlcms.org/rsvp/ or by calling 402-643-2961. If you only plan to attend the open house, no RSVP is needed.

  • Christ wants you to know who He is and what He has done for us. Concordia Publishing House is here to help you with that.  We are dedicated to helping Christ’s families read, study, teach, and learn about the miracles that God has shown us. Our newest releases, such as the Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible, Enduring Faith Sunday School Curriculum, The Mighty and The Mysterious, and The Growing in Faith Bible Storybook, in addition to thousands of other resources, allow for families of all ages and stages to share in Christ’s love. CPH is overjoyed to be able to offer these resources for your family to grow with Christ for generations to come. To see all we have to offer, please visit us at cph.org.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. We are now collecting boxed meals for September and we’ll start collecting rice in October. Thanks for being a blessing to the community of Seward!

  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. A 4 week couples’ study from “Simply One In Marriage” started on September 15th in room 217 starting at 8:45. More information about the study can be found here: http://simplyoneinmarriage.com/

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

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space.

    Below you will find the September YogaFaith schedule.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Candlelight on Sundays at 7:00 pm  – September 22, and 29
    All Level YogaFaith on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm –  September 24
    All Level YogaFaith on Thursdays at 5:30 pm – September 26
    All Level YogaFaith on Fridays at 9:00 am –  September 27

 


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

  • Plan to stay after the service on September 29 for a “Family Favorites” potluck lunch, followed by a voters’ meeting to review and approve the 2019-20 ministry plan and review needed building repairs.  Family Favorites Potluck Instructions: We are asking each family to bring two dishes.  All families, please bring a main dish that is one of your family’s favorites.  If your last name begins with A to N – please also bring a family favorite side dish or a salad.  If your last name begins with O to Z – please also bring a family favorite dessert.  Drinks and table service will be provided.   Power strips will be available to plug in crock pots and the like.  If you can’t bring food, join us anyway!
     
  • 25 by 25:  We recently launched a campaign to raise $25,000 by October 25 to cover some unanticipated building expenses. Brick repair is needed on the upper north exterior wall of the Rock facility. There are areas where water (and snow in the winter) are leaking through. The solution to this issue is tuck pointing to repair the brick at a cost of just under $21,000.  Second, it is necessary to perform some maintenance on the elevator. The recent regular elevator inspection revealed that the elevator “jack” should be repacked at a cost of around $3,200. Rather than borrowing these funds to complete the necessary repairs, the Board of Directors believes it is best to conduct a short-term fundraising campaign. See the attached document for more information or come to a short informational meeting after worship this Sunday. 
  • It’s football season! Come  join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.
     
  • ROCK Guatemala mission opportunity in SUMMER 2020! Come to a short information session on October 6 after worship to learn about an upcoming mission opportunity.  It will be a short 15-20 minutes outlining what the trip would look like, dates, and costs. Jen Janousek and Pastor Mike will be your leaders.
     
  • Renovations at the University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln are nearly complete and they want you to join them on Sunday, October 27 for a dedication service and open house.  A worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, and an open house from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you plan to attend the lunch portion of this day, please RSVP by Friday, October 18, either online at  www.ndlcms.org/rsvp/ or by calling 402-643-2961. If you only plan to attend the open house, no RSVP is needed.
     
  • Christ wants you to know who He is and what He has done for us. Concordia Publishing House is here to help you with that.  We are dedicated to helping Christ’s families read, study, teach, and learn about the miracles that God has shown us. Our newest releases, such as the Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible, Enduring Faith Sunday School Curriculum, The Mighty and The Mysterious, and The Growing in Faith Bible Storybook, in addition to thousands of other resources, allow for families of all ages and stages to share in Christ’s love. CPH is overjoyed to be able to offer these resources for your family to grow with Christ for generations to come. To see all we have to offer, please visit us at cph.org.
     
  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. We are now collecting boxed meals for September and we’ll start collecting rice in October. Thanks for being a blessing to the community of Seward!
     
  • Join us for some faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings before the service:  Going Deeper meets in room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. A 4 week couples’ study from “Simply One In Marriage” started on September 15th in room 217 starting at 8:45. More information about the study can be found here: http://simplyoneinmarriage.com/
     
  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 on Thursdays in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).
     
  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space.

    Below you will find the September YogaFaith schedule.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Candlelight on Sundays at 7:00 pm  – September 22, and 29
    All Level YogaFaith on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm –  September 24
    All Level YogaFaith on Thursdays at 5:30 pm – September 26
    All Level YogaFaith on Fridays at 9:00 am –  September 27

 

 

Rock News

  • This Sunday, Ashley Johnson, who serves as missionary to Cambodia with Mission of Christ Network, will join us in our service. Learn more about Ashley’s work and how you can support her ministry financially and prayerfully by clicking the link below and reading her latest newsletter, Follow My Heart to Cambodia.

  • Stepping Stones (3 years – 4th grade) and FaithInk (5th-8th grade)  will begin with a family picnic on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:30-7:30 at Plum Creek Park West (the shelter by the tennis courts). If it rains, we will relocate to The Rock.  If needed, a decision will be made by noon on Wednesday and communicated by email / Facebook. The Rock will provide table service, but the meal is potluck. Please bring enough of a dish to feed your family and share with others. Bring your own drinks, lawn chairs, blankets, etc. All Stepping Stones, FaithInk, and Godparent families are invited to  join us for this kickoff picnic.

    The first night of faith building activities will be September 11 from 6:30-7:30 at The Rock on level 2.  Learn more about Stepping Stones and Faith Ink on our website, and register your kids by clicking on the “Register Here” links. Families with high school students can learn more about our Godparents program here.

  • Adopt-a-Bulldog! This program connects Concordia students with families at the Rock! Sign up on Sunday using the sheets in the Rock Cafe or email megboggs00@gmail.com. After Sept. 8 the students will be matched up with families and those who signed up will be contacted.

    Students: Get to know some Seward locals, have someone to sit by at worship, enjoy a home-cooked meal or some baked goods, be a “big brother or sister” to any young kids in your “adopted family,” know that you have someone close by cheering you on, supporting you and praying for you!

    Families: Get to know a Concordia student, invite them over for a meal or out to lunch after church once in awhile, make them a “finals-week” goodie basket or bake them a cake on their birthday, attend their sporting/performing arts events when you can, support and pray for them!

  • Starting September 9, join some of the men of The Rock at the Sparetime during football game halftime for devotions.

  • Did you know that there are four opportunities in Nebraska for students to get connected to Lutheran student ministry and deepen their faith? Holy Cross Campus ministry in Kearney, University Lutheran Chapel at UNL, Living H20 Campus ministry in Omaha, and Cup of Grace in Wayne are all eager to connect to your college students and keep them growing in their faith while they’re away from home. You can learn more about these ministries at http://www.ndlcms.org/district-ministries/ or ask Kim Myers or Rich Boring for more information.

  • We are still in need of people willing to assist us in keeping our grass in good shape. We’ve been gifted a beautiful new riding lawn mower–now we just need people to ride it! To sign up, talk to Tim Butler or visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044eaaa62da4fb6-rock

  • The Concordia University Men’s Basketball Team would like to invite all boys going into grades 3rd thru 8th to a Sunday Night Youth Basketball League (SNYBL) beginning September 8th. This league provides young basketball players the chance to compete in a game environment against players of similar age – all within a Christian atmosphere. A great opportunity to develop your basketball skills and get ready for the upcoming season! To register or for more information, go to www.CUNE.edu/SNYBL or call 402-643-7310.

  • We are seeking greeters to help connect people before worship services.  Do you like to meet and visit with people? Would you like to use your gift of hospitality at The Rock?  Then YOU are needed! To sign up to greet, please click here. Contact Diana Boring at dboring58@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. We’ll start collecting boxed meals for September. If you still have some canned fruit, which was our August item, feel free to add that to the box as well.

  • 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 on Thursdays in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space.

    Below you will find the September YogaFaith schedule.  Please let us know if you have any questions. No classes on Sept. 1 and 5.

    Candlelight on Sundays at 7:00 pm  – September 8, 15, 22, and 29 (no class on Sept. 1)
    All Level YogaFaith on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm –  September 3, 10, 17, and 24
    All Level YogaFaith on Thursdays at 5:30 pm – September 12, 19, and 26 (no class on September 5)
    All Level YogaFaith on Fridays at 9:00 am –  September 6, 13, 20, 27

Rock News

  • Stepping Stones (3 years – 4th grade) and FaithInk (5th-8th grade)  will begin with a family picnic on September 4. Watch for more details coming soon!

    The first night of faith building activities will be September 11 from 6:30-7:30 at The Rock on level 2.  Learn more about Stepping Stones and Faith Ink on our website, and register your kids by clicking on the “Register Here” links. Families with high school students can learn more about our Godparents program here.

  • We are still in need of people willing to assist us in keeping our grass in good shape. We’ve been gifted a beautiful new riding lawn mower–now we just need people to ride it! To sign up, talk to Tim Butler or visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044eaaa62da4fb6-rock

  • Do you have a heart for moms and kids? Over forty area moms are connecting through the ministry of Seward Moms of Preschoolers (MOPS) but more help is needed with child care to make the meetings possible. Volunteer or paid positions are available to help with one or two Friday meetings per month on a regular or occasional basis from 8:45-11:15am. Please e-mail Karlie at karliejoyschreiner@gmail.com if interested.

  • We are seeking greeters to help connect people before worship services.  Do you like to meet and visit with people? Would you like to use your gift of hospitality at The Rock?  Then YOU are needed! To sign up to greet, please click here. Contact Diana Boring at dboring58@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Every month we collect items for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. Our August item is canned fruit. If you plan your shopping in advance, we’ll be collecting boxed meals in September.

  • 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 on Thursdays in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Everyone is welcome to YogaFaith – flow and stretch with Erika or Sara in Room 216 at The Rock (237 South 3rd).  Join us for an all-levels Christian yoga class to help you focus and connect with Him while you strengthen, stretch and balance.  Please bring a mat, if you are able, but we do have mats that you can borrow. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.  Also, on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. join us for a gentle and relaxing Candlelight YogaFaith class at The Rock. These classes focus on stretching and slow movements.  They are Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels. First class is free; after that it is $5.00 per class. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early in order to settle into your space.

    Below you will find the September YogaFaith schedule.  Please let us know if you have any questions. No classes on Sept. 1 and 5.

    Candlelight YogaFaith on Sundays at 7:00 pm  – September 8, 15, 22, and 29 (no class on Sept. 1)
    All Level YogaFaith on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm –  September 3, 10, 17, and 24
    All Level YogaFaith on Thursdays at 5:30 pm – September 12, 19, and 26 (no class on September 5)
    All Level YogaFaith on Fridays at 9:00 am –  September 6, 13, 20, 27

Rock News

  • Our tentative date for the next voters’ meeting is Sunday, July 27 after worship. We’ll elect leaders and adopt a budget. Not sure if you’re a registered voting member? Check with Bill Schranz or Tim Moll for more information.

  • We are still in need of people willing to assist us in keeping our grass in good shape. We’ve been gifted a beautiful new riding lawn mower–now we just need people to ride it! To sign up, talk to Tim Butler or visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044eaaa62da4fb6-rock

  • Thank you to all who made it possible, through your donations and prayers, for our teens to go to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. It was an amazing experience for them.

  • Christ-centered education opportunity:  Are you looking for a quality Christ-centered and community engaged school for your child? Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Staplehurst currently has openings in all grades, starting in 3-year-old preschool through 8th grade. If you have any questions please call Principal Anson at the school at 402-535-2251 to schedule a visit. We would love to have your family be a part of our family at Our Redeemer.

  • Greeter Meeting: On Aug. 4 after the service, we will have a short meeting with all those interested in greeting.  Please come with your ideas and questions so we can help visitors to the best worship experience possible. Contact Diana Boring at dboring58@gmail.com with any questions.

  • This month we’re collecting canned meat for the Blue Valley Community Action Pantry (but not tuna, which has its own month!). 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).

  • Sara Moll and Erika Rolf teach YogaFaith classes in Room 216 on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  While Marge Rhodes is taking a break from Thursday evening yoga for the summer, YogaFaith will offer an all levels class  on Thursdays at 5:30 in room 216. Also, they offer a Sunday Candlelight class at 7-8 p.m. each week in the summer. Everyone is welcome to join a 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. Check for the most recent YogaFaith schedule here on Facebook for more updates or here on Instagram.

Rock News

  • We are in need of people willing to assist us in keeping our grass in good shape. We’ve been gifted a beautiful new riding lawn mower–now we just need people to ride it! To learn more, talk to Tim Butler or click here to sign up for a time slot.

  • National Youth Gathering Meetings: Teens are requested to stay after the service on July 7 for lunch and a pre-gathering Bible study. This Bible study is important for the group to share together, so we hope you will make an extra effort to come.

  • Fundraiser for National Youth Gathering:  Colorful envelopes are on a table in the cafe for any who would like to help the teens and adult leaders with their expenses at the National Youth Gathering. Those envelopes can be put in the offering baskets or given to Pastor Mike or Kim Myers. The group leaves on July 10 and will be back on July 15. Please pray for them as they head off to this event.
  • We are still seeking greeters to help connect people before worship services.  Do you like to meet and visit with people? Would you like to use your gift of hospitality at The Rock?  Then YOU are needed! A sign up sheet will be available on the counter under The Rock Café sign or contact Diana Boring at dboring58@gmail.com. We’ll have a greeting meeting in August just before school starts again.

  • If you still have some “just add water” pancake mix for the Blue Valley Food Pantry, please bring on Sunday. In July we’ll be collecting canned meat (but not tuna, which has its own month!). 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).

  • Click here to download the summer newsletter from Nebraska Lutherans for Life.

  • Please note – YogaFaith will be taking the 4th and 5th of July off!
    Sara Moll and Erika Rolf teach YogaFaith classes in Room 216 on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  While Marge Rhodes is taking a break from Thursday evening yoga for the summer, YogaFaith will offer an all levels class  on Thursdays at 5:30 in room 216. Also, they offer a Sunday Candlelight class at 7-8 p.m. each week in the summer. Everyone is welcome to join a 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. Check for the May YogaFaith schedule here on Facebook for more updates or here on Instagram