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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Pastor Appreciation should be more than just a designated event on the calendar but an encouragement to him in service to God and the Church. How can you participate?

  • Pray for your pastor daily. 
  • Creatively communicate words of encouragement to your pastor for his service to God and the Church with a card. 
  • Take special care to listen and respond to your pastor’s sermons.
  • Team up with your local Christian bookstore to recognize and honor your pastor by giving a gift card to purchase a book or other special items.
  • Send a Pastor Appreciation gift basket which includes thoughtful gifts for your pastor’s kids and your pastor’s wife.
  • Be aware of the unique needs of the pastor’s children by providing financial help for camp, youth group retreats or missionary trips.
  • Invite them to a dinner or party with your family and friends

This only scratches the surface of what you can do to show your appreciation to pastor and his family for their service to God, Forever Family at The Rock, and community.

Faith Graphic T-shirt Fundraiser

Share your faith with these high-quality, soft Christian graphic tees. There is a Thanksgiving, Christmas, The Rock, and any day of the year designs in multiple colors for youth and adults! These would also make excellent Christmas gifts! Orders due October 17th and will be available for pick up at Sports Express or The Rock after October 29th. Shipping is available for out of town customers! Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards The Rock Lutheran Church youth who are attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston next summer. Thank you for your support!

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The Skit Guys, whose videos we often enjoy as part of our Sunday service and who have been at many National Youth Gatherings, will be performing at CUNE on Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm. The tickets are free, but you do need to get a ticket so they can plan seating. If you’d like to go, you can get your FREE ticket at

Entrance sign installation update: The installers of the new entry sign ran into some unexpected complications in attempting to hang it on the south main entrance façade.  The need for special parts and tools have delayed but not cancelled plans for the installation.  The new target is an installation sometime in October.

The Immanuel (Middle Creek) Lutheran Soup Supper is back!  Join Immanuel Sunday, October 10 from 4:00 – 8:00.  A free will donation gets you soup, a sandwich, a slice of pie, and a drink.  They will throw in the amazing fellowship for free!  Hand crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase.  7 miles east of Seward on Highway 34.  You won’t want to miss this kick-off to the fall season.

The GivePlus app is being phased out, but not until the end of the year. We still encourage you to consider setting up giving on the Vanco website–your login information from the app should also work on the website. Enjoy the convenience of making credit or debit card donations as a guest user, or create an account to set up recurring donations and view your giving history.

Click here to visit The Rock’s Vanco giving website for one-time and recurring donations. The Rock’s Mission Fund covers our day-to-day mission and ministry expenses.  Special projects is the place to make your additional gifts to help with expenses like our building fund, outreach fund, children’s ministry, Comfort Dog ministry, etc. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The Rock has the opportunity to reschedule our Guatemala Mission trip for Thanksgiving week. If you have a current passport AND love kids OR speak Spanish OR have musical talent OR can mentor teenage boys AND want to go to Guatemala over Thanksgiving, please contact Pastor Mike or Jen Janousek ASAP.

Building Fund Gifts: Total expenses for The Rock’s building improvements and recent outdoor sign and shed additions are in the $20,000 range.  In you are moved to consider an additional gift to cover some of these expenses, please designate your gift to “Building Fund” by including a note or writing on the memo line of your check.

YogaFaith News:  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 is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m.; Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.; Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.;  and a 15-minute Sonrise YogaFaith class focuses on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.

Our October item for the Blue Valley food pantry is rice. 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

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Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.


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