April 7, 2020
Dear Forever Family at The Rock,
We definitely are in uncharted waters in our world, community and our church today. While it is frustrating for all of us to not have our regular worship gatherings in-person and other Rock activities, it’s important for all of us to keep perspective on what we have control over. We certainly have no control over a virus, public health directives, and executive orders. Yet, we do have control over how we react to social distancing and new, creative ways of connecting with each other. We look forward in hope, anticipating the joy of our Forever Family’s awesome reunion in worship, to the future days when all this will be past.
The Rock is a “Word and Sacrament” Church. We have three means of grace: The Word of God, Holy Baptism, and Holy Communion. Historically, the Church has had to rely on the Word of God and our Baptisms when we could not celebrate Holy Communion together. Congregations would wait weeks for the circuit riding pastor to arrive and then they would celebrate Holy Communion. God’s Word assures us of forgiveness of sins, provides faith-producing promises of God, and instructs us in living as a child of God, even if we do not have opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
If you desire to have a conversation or a web-based meeting with Pastor Mike or your Ambassador, we encourage you to contact us in one of the following ways:
1) call The Rock at 402-643-6624 and leave a voicemail,
2) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
3) send a personal message to The Rock’s Facebook page.
We encourage you to join with us in continued prayers for health, safety, and a speedy end to this virus and our current situation. Pray for God’s blessing and provision to be upon The Rock!
Forever family in Jesus,
The Rock Ambassadors