Rock News

Foster Friends sock and underwear collection

In partnership with Concordia University, we’ll be collecting new socks and underwear to donate to Foster Friends from now until January 29. Collecting  all sizes (infant to adult), for boys and girls. Look for the collection spot in the Rock cafe area. 

Those who would like to donate items (pancake syrup, noodles, hamburger helper, canned fruit, instant potatoes, new socks and underwear – all sizes – for boys/girls/teens) in support of the David City area can bring them to Weller Hall at CUNE, where there is a collection area right inside of the main front doors facing the circle.

Blue Valley Community Action

Our January item for the Blue Valley food pantry is soap and shampoo, which we collect in a tub 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. Year-round they also collect the following: pasta, pasta meal mixes, instant potato side dishes, and mashed potatoes. They’ve had quite a few more families making use of the pantry this winter, so your help is greatly appreciated.

Building Fund initiative launching

“Solid through the Storm” will prepare The Rock to address facility repairs arising from this summer’s hail storm.  As shared previously, The Rock’s insurance deductible is $45,000 and total costs are still not fully known. Any funds raised beyond the storm repair costs will be held in reserve for additional facility repairs and improvements deemed ministry priorities.

Goal: $45,000 total ($25,000 raised by 12-31-22; $20,000 additional by 6-30-2023)

Life Sunday

Mark your calendars for Sun., Jan. 22 at 3 pm at St. John, Seward, for a Life Sunday event. Rev. Jeff Duncan, Assistant Director of Volunteer Relations at Lutherans for Life, will speak on this year’s Life theme of “Blessed for Life!” Light refreshments will be served.This event is  hosted by the Seward Area Lutherans for Life. Join us as we celebrate life and help our neighbor!

Valentine’s Adventure at St. Paul’s in Utica

The Kindergarten, first, and second grades at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Utica would like to invite you to their Valentine Adventure on Wednesday, February 1. The Adventure takes place at 6:00, beginning with a windsor loin meal with all of the trimmings and concluding with a program celebrating our Greatest Valentine: God. If you are interested in attending the Adventure, please contact Kati Borchers at (402) 641-8784 for tickets. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults 11+ years $15, Children 5-11 $5 Children 4 & under free.

Nebraska Lutherans for Life essay contest

Nebraska Lutherans for Life would like to invite students in grades 6-12 who are members of a Lutheran congregation or attend a Lutheran school in Nebraska to participate in this year’s Lutherans for Life Essay Contest, based on the 2023 Conference theme: Just As … I Am with the Bible verse: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

One winner will be selected for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12.Winning entries (one from Grades 6-8 and one from Grades 9-12) will be awarded $100 each.The winning essays will be entered in the national contest.Grand Prize for the national winning entry at each level will be $250 plus free conference registration to the 2023 Conference and one night at a conference hotel. Second place national winners at each level will receive a $125 prize.

Essays should, of course, be the students’ individual, original work, but pastors, teachers, and parents are encouraged to discuss the criteria on which the essays will be judged. The same rubrics will be used at both the state and national levels. Please request a copy of the rules and rubrics from Bob Saeger, Nebraska LFL president, at [email protected]. Entries must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2023.

Walk Thru the Bible New Testament for Families 

This event will be held February 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harvest Hall, located on the Seward County Fairgrounds. This event is for kids in grades 1-5 and 6th grade to adults.

  • View the flyer HERE.
  • Click HERE for more details.
  • Register HERE.

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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