Rock News

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. Bring an appetizer to share and plan to stick around for a time of fellowship and thankfulness.

Read Rev. Meyer’s farewell letter to The Rock at THIS LINK.

The third floor bathrooms are still unavailable for use due to water damage. Please use the bathrooms on the second level in the “locker” areas. We have filed a claim with insurance and are moving forward with mitigation and repairs.

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!

A call committee has been set up and will start the work of calling our next pastor at the end of May. A projected timeline of the call process is available HERE. (Please note that this is a “best case scenario” timeline and the process can take longer to complete. We expect an 8-12 month process.) Pastor David Loeschen, who currently serves part time at Messiah, 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 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.

You are invited to bring your family to Weller Auditorium on the campus of Concordia University for the Jennie Williamson (Arison) concert on Sunday, June 4 from 3–4:30 p.m.  The event is free of charge.  Jennie will have a variety of CD’s and t-shirts available for sale at the event. Sponsored by Concordia’s Early Childhood department in conjunction with the June Early Childhood Conference. For more information contact [email protected]

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 5/23 (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! 

*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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