Rock News

Our current sermon series (through Thanksgiving) will be focused on the TV series The Chosen. Try to watch episode 3 before Sunday, if you can. To watch it for free, you can either get “The Chosen” app or go to

We have some great opportunities for fellowship at The Rock: Saturday morning men’s breakfasts at 7 in the Rock Cafe, and Monday night football devotions at 7 at the Sparetime. See you there!

Transfer of Wealth Impacts Ministries

It is estimated that more than $68 trillion will be transferred to younger generations over the next 25 years in the U.S.—the greatest transfer of wealth ever.

It’s enough to get your attention.

Check out these close-to-home estate gifts written from September 2017 to June 2022 . . .

  •  to churches and schools in the Nebraska District:  $13,728,707
  • to Concordia University, Nebraska:  $10,556,000
  • to other LCMS organizations (LWML, LHM, OGT, etc.):  $8,234,186
  •  to St. John Foundation (2017-2021):  $363,154

How to participate in the transfer

Craig Stirtz is a gift planning counselor for the LCMS Foundation, working through the Nebraska District Office. He has helped plan gifts for ministry for 30 years. Craig’s role is to walk beside members and mentor them (for free!) on the ins and outs of probate, how to minimize taxes and maximize what your loved ones are able to keep, work with attorneys, and avoid common mistakes.

Craig has no products or services for sale, makes no sales pitch, and receives no commissions or fees. To reach Craig directly for personal counsel, contact him at 402-616-0312, or [email protected].

Want to learn more?

Craig will be leading a gift planning workshop on Sunday, October 23, at 11:30 a.m. at The Rock. You are encouraged to attend. Please sign up by clicking HERE to register. A light lunch will be provided.

Are you interested in joining The Rock mission team that will be traveling to Guatemala June 24-July 1? We will be hosting a week long VBS at Santa Cruz Lutheran Church in Amatitlan, Guatemala. Depending on the gifts of the team, we might also be offering women and teen ministry opportunities or possibly art and music classes. As our group comes together we will see what is the best fit for our talents and the needs of the ministry at Santa Cruz. If you are interested or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to Pastor Mike or Jen Janousek ([email protected] or 402-499-3512). A $300 deposit (per person) towards the trip is due November 13. Space is limited.

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. Also, they would still like more of the following: pasta, pasta meal mixes, instant potato side dishes, and mashed potatoes. 

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.

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