Rock News

It’s time to get ready for Camp Kingdom, our summer events for kids and teens, held June 12-15. Kids ages 3 years to 4th grade will gather from 9-11 a.m. for VBS activities and snacks. The youth will gather in the evenings from 6:30-8:30 for an event similar to the National Youth Gatherings.

We need your help, and there are many ways to get involved! You can be a craft leader or helper, lead or help with outside games, help coordinate a group of kids throughout the day’s events, provide a snack, help hand out and clean up from snacks, help decorate the church after the service on June 11, or just help wherever and whenever you’re needed. Sign up through the form below or find Heather Eckles on Sunday mornings with questions. Remember: even if you work during the day, there are still ways you can help with this event and contribute to the faith growth of the Rock’s children and teens!

The Guatemala Mission Team is selling products to raise funds for their trip this summer. Any product bought through the cause team website will be donated to the Mission trip.  The Guatemala Mission trip products include the latitude and longitude of Amatitlan, Guatemala, the place where they will be serving.  The sale for shirts and hoodies will run through June 5. CLICK HERE TO SHOP and support the team.

Last year the Seward County Pro Life Council Mother’s Day Ad campaign had a total of 65 names and $109 collected from The Rock. This year we had 70 names and $86 collected. If you haven’t seen the ad, it is in the May 10 edition of the Seward Independent newspaper. Thank you to all who contributed!

There was a break in the plumbing for the women’s bathroom on the third floor of The Rock. We will have church as normal on Sunday, but the third-floor bathrooms will not be open. You’ll need to head down to the bathrooms on the second floor, located in the locker areas. Thanks to all who have helped with the clean up, especially Don Bloebaum for getting the water shut off quickly!

The Paul Davis Restoration crew removed a very large amount of water and we will have fans/de-humidifiers running for several days to dry things out.  The source was a break in the water line to the women’s bathroom toilet on level three. The insurance company has been contacted and a claim has been filed.

Pastor David Loeschen, who currently serves part-time at Messiah in Lincoln, will be serving The Rock as vacancy pastor beginning June 1.  Pastor Loeschen will assist with worship approximately twice per month, especially on Sundays when we have communion.  We’ll fill in with others on the Sundays when he cannot be here. The leadership of The Rock has formed a pastoral call committee and they will begin meeting at the end of May, expecting an 8-12 month call process.

Please pray for Pastor Mike and his family as they prepare to move for him to serve Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, Arkansas, as their Associate Pastor for Family and Youth. We will have a sending reception after the service on May 21. More information coming soon!

Blue Valley Community Action

Our May item for the Blue Valley food pantry is tissues, 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. 

YogaFaith News

  • Online Sonrise YogaFaith Class – No class in May 
  • All Level Tuesdays at 5:30 pm CST at The Rock  – NO CLASS 5/16 (Sara), 5/23 (Sara – unless Ben makes it to Nationals), NO CLASS 5/30
  • All Level Thursdays at 5:30 pm CST at The Rock  –   5/18 (Erika), NO CLASS 5/25
  • Restorative YogaFaith from 7:00-8:00 pm CST at The Rock – NO CLASS ALL MONTH ON SUNDAY NIGHTS! Instead, join us MONDAY 5/15 (Sara)

*Restorative YogaFaith classes are limited to 8 students per class because of the limited number of props we have available. Please secure your spot for Restorative YogaFaith by signing up on Sign Up Genius at

If you want to take Sonrise or Restorative online, please message their Facebook page. Also, visit their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.

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