Rock News

Dear Friends:

Here’s your Rock news for the week:

THIS SUNDAY:  Practicing some spiritual disciplines will help you get in the game.  Week 1 was prayer – the regular huddle with God we all need to know the play.  Week 2 was fasting – an exercise to help take the focus off of our needs and wants and focus on what God wants for the team.  Please plan to join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Lied Senior Center this Sunday for Week 3 of Game Day.

COME EARLY TO GO DEEPER:  Everyone is welcome to do some bible study before our gathering each Sunday.  Come to the Rocker Room at the Lied Senior Center a little early (at 8:45 a.m.).  This week, the group is diving into the book of Acts.

PRAISE GOD!  WE’VE GOT ALL THE CHAIRS!  Last Sunday we received the last gifts necessary to finish off the Chair-It-Able Campaign and fund 300 chairs!  Praise God!  A big thank you to everyone who participated!

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING MEETING ON SUNDAY!  The LCMS National Youth Gathering is next summary (July 16-20) in New Orleans.  A group of high schoolers from the Rock will be attending.  If you would like to be part of the group, decision time is coming.  Please plan to attend a decision meeting this Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Seward Civic Center.  For more information click here ( and see Pastor Mike.

WEDNESDAY WORK NIGHT THIS WEEK & FACILITIES UPDATE!  Please come help with work at the new Rock (237 S. 3rd ) this Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm or so.  We need people to do cleaning and lots of other things as we get closer and closer to completion.  Please remember the renovation process in your prayers this week.  Pray for safety for the workers, give thanks for all those who have been so generous with their time, talents and resources, and pray for some important inspections that will happen this week.  We should have a schedule for completion and move-in dates soon!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES CONTINUE THIS WEDNESDAY!  Stepping Stones (Age 3 through 4th grade), Faith Inkubators (5th through 8th grade), and Godparents (high schoolers) are all meeting this Wednesday evening.  Stepping Stones and Faith Inkubators are meeting at Concordia for the first few weeks in the Thom Leadership Education Center (TLEC) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Faith Ink is also meeting there from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Godparents group are meeting in their leaders homes.  If you are interested in getting connected to a Godparent group, see Pastor Mike or respond to this email.  For more information on all these, check out the web site (

CRUISE IN CAR SHOW SEPT. 26!  Head over to Sparetime in Seward on Saturday, September 26, from 4pm to 9pm to see all kinds of cool cars that will be cruising into Seward.  Bring the whole family for food and activities and great cars.  Proceeds go to support Seward County CASA.

BRING YOUR TOYS!  Stepping Stones is looking for building toys.  If you are willing to donate new or gently used items such as building blocks, tinker toys, KNEX, Duplos, Legos, tools, interlocking gear sets, connecting tube toys, and other building toys for age 3-grade 4, please bring those items to The ROCK on Sunday mornings between now and September 27.

BLUE VALLEY PANTRY:   Buy a meal in a box (Hamburger Helper for example) and drop it off at the Rock any Sunday this month.

Blessings on your weekend.

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