The Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) board decided that The Rock’s lower level would be the preferred location for their new office and outreach center. The Rock’s Directors and Ambassadors spent time on March 23rd asking questions and raising concerns about details surrounding the plan. The group discussed criteria for moving forward, including facilities accessibility, needed renovations, security, code requirements, utilities, etc. The group also considered how friends and families at The Rock, as well as partner ministries and congregations in Seward might be involved in supporting and assisting in this ministry. The group voted to move forward with BVCA as long as fire, water, security and municipal code questions are answered and within reasonable expectations of the group, and with the understanding that BVCA would lead the fundraising efforts for necessary capital improvements in the building. Additional details will be shared after a meeting with BVCA leadership, set for next week.
As The Rock enters the final quarter of the fiscal year ending June 30, financial support for the ministry has been strong enough thus far to meet the budget needs and also address some maintenance projects that have arisen. Since the end of January, weekly contributions have softened and are still trending downward as we enter the spring and summer, typically times when contributions are lower. While trusting in the Lord’s provision, leaders at The Rock will be keeping a close eye on both expenses and contributions during April, May and June. As always, we are thankful for both your generosity and your stewardship of all God has provided. Learn more about ways you can give, online or in person, at https://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/.
There’s still time to sign up to let The Rock egg your house (or someone else’s) just in time for Easter. On the evening of April 3, 2021 we will come to your home (or the home of a friend or neighbor) and hide 12 Easter Eggs in the yard. There will be 11 candy-filled eggs and 1 empty egg as a reminder of the empty tomb! $10 per dozen eggs
Please contact Jen Axt (308) 631-7065 by text/phone or by email: email@example.com
Payment by cash, check, or venmo (@Jen-Axt) by March 29, 2021. Please provide the following information: Purchaser’s name and phone number; family and address of “the egging”; # of dozen eggs to be delivered; any message to be delivered with the eggs (there will be a flyer explaining the fundraiser left on the door).
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter
We will celebrate the rite of confirmation for 7th and 8th grader students this Sunday during our Palm Sunday service.
Join us at 6:30 on Friday, April 2 for our solemn Good Friday service.
Plan now to join us on Easter morning, April 4, for Easter breakfast starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until the start of the service at 10:00. No tickets are required—instead, we will collect a free will donation to help fund our teens and leaders who will attend the 2022 National Lutheran youth gathering in Houston, TX.
A group of students at Concordia University are hosting “End the Statistic: An Anti-Human Trafficking Event” to help bring awareness and learn applicable ways to spot and combat human trafficking in every community. Speakers from the Lincoln, Nebraska-based group I’ve Got a Name will share what trafficking looks like everywhere: from the rural communities of Nebraska to the large cities of Minneapolis and Miami. This organization is dedicated to bringing awareness to the problem, acting through street outreach and inspiring every generation. At least 900 girls will be sold for sex in Nebraska every month. Executive Director, Paul Yates and Street Outreach Director, Megan Johnson are working to recognize these victims as humans.
Consider joining the students of CUNE Leadership class, CUNE IJM Chapter Lighthouse, and I’ve Got a Name on Sunday March 28th at 2 p.m. via Facebook Live. The virtual event will promote awareness of human trafficking and application of safety, signs, how you can join the fight. The presentation from speakers Yates & Johnson will last approximately 30 minute with a Q & A following. Click here to visit the event page.
Please join us right after worship on Sunday, April 25 to celebrate Nicodemus Comfort Dog’s 5th Birthday! You can greet Nico, enjoy a cupcake, and visit with the Comfort Dog Team. Also, please plan to stay for a short meeting to learn more about all the ways God works through Nico and his team and how you can be a part of it. There are a number of ways that you can help. We need more Handlers (people trained to be on the leash and take Nico on walks and to ministry opportunities, Ministry Partners (people that go with Nico and a Handler to provide assistance), and Care Givers and back up Care Givers (trained as Handlers and they keep Nico in their home on a full time or part time basis). There will be lots of time to ask questions! Please contact Randy Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org and 402-643-6595 if you have any questions before the meeting.
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, email@example.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!
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.
Our March item for the Blue Valley food pantry is peanut butter, and we’ll start collecting paper towels in April. 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.
View The Rock’s service each week from home! We will continue to provide viewing options on Facebook and YouTube for those who need to or prefer to worship from home at this time. We’re so glad you join us for worship in whatever way you do, and we look forward to being together again as a Forever Family!
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 Candlelight YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and YogaFaith Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings at 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/
The Seward City Council repealed the ordinance that required masks to be worn in all public buildings, including places of worship. As a result, our mask policy at YogaFaith-Seward has also changed. Please feel free to wear your mask if you would like to, but masks are not required to enter The Rock or to practice Yoga at YogaFaith-Seward. Class size will no longer be limited to 6 students per class and we are no longer requiring that you sign up in advance for the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday classes.
However, we will limit Restorative YogaFaith classes to 8 students per class because of the limited number of props that we have available. Please continue to use Sign Up Genius for that class only. We will still be offering online classes for people that want to take our YogaFaith classes at home!
Please click on this link to sign up for a class. If you would like to take the class online please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you instructions!
If you have any questions about The Rock, need information about our events, or anything else, please contact us at email@example.com. Also, if you have a prayer request to submit during the week (or anytime) send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our prayer warriors will receive these, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer.