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         Announcements for Sunday, October 20, 2019

 

Welcome to Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO).  We are glad you are here.  Childcare is available for four years and younger in the Christian Education building.  Children’s worship bags are available for use during the service.  Shawls are available for anyone that needs one.  Please see an usher for assistance.  Please kindly silence all mobile devices.

Herman Fletcher is assisting with worship today.  Herman is an elder in the Class of 2021 and co-chairs the Christian Education Ministry Team.

The floral arrangement is given to the glory of God and in honor of Sam and Carin Rowland’s 22nd wedding anniversary by Grant and Patty Reagin. 

YOUTH!  YOUTH!!  YOUTH!!  SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE is today, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Mission House!  Special speaker, Robbie Earle, from Legacy City Church joins us!  Invite friends for Bible study and dinner!  
COMING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE LOCKIN!!  Friday, 9:00 p.m. to Saturday, 8:00 a.m.  Invite a friend, bring a canned good (for the Food Bank), a snack to share, and a sleeping bag!  (but don’t plan to sleep much!)

CALLING ALL CHILDREN 5TH GRADE & BELOW - ROCK JAM is today
at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  Snacks, games, music, and Jesus time.  All welcome!  Helpers this week are Ginger Miller and Douglas & Mary Catherine McCartha.

TRUNK OR TREAT is this Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  This fun family friendly event is a great way to shine in our community.  Church family, please sign up in the office to reserve a spot for your “trunk”.  Candy donations are welcome!  Invite friends and neighbors!  Hot dog supper provided. 

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT:  Please consider “adopting” one of the 27 students we have this year.  The cost is $30 for a gift card, which will be mailed to them during their exam times in December and May.  Contact the office to sign up today!  Deadline to adopt is Sunday, November 3.  
PARENTS/STUDENTS – please update addresses in the office if they have changed or are new.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD OCTOBER DONATION: “WOW” item:  doll, outfit, deck of cards, harmonica, ball, yo-yo, puzzles, jump rope, bracelet, travel size games, etc.  Donation containers will be in the breezeway on Sunday mornings.  Reminder - no liquids/lotions/toothpastes can be donated.

BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY worship service is Wednesday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m., in the sanctuary.  Need healing or prayer?  Join us for this meaningful service of worship, prayer, and communion, 

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY is November 10.  Please prayerfully consider your pledge to the ongoing ministries of this church and give accordingly.  Thank you for your support!
 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR PARISH NURSE: 
 

 

 

 

It is our desire at Rock to provide safety for all our covenant partners and guests.  To do this, we need your help.  Do YOU know where the First Aid supplies are kept?  Do YOU know where to find the Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?  Do YOU know where our 2 wheelchairs are kept? We have 3 AEDs.  One is in the closet across from church secretary’s office.  One is on the shelf in the kitchen in fellowship hall.  One is on top of the refrigerator at the Mission House.  First Aid boxes are next to each AED.  We have 2 wheelchairs. As you enter the sanctuary, one is in the room to the left by the coat rack.  Wheelchair #2 is in the fellowship hall by the water fountain.  Emergencies tend to happen when least expected and your help may be needed.   
 

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UPDATE FROM GORDON & DOROTHY GARTRELL (BRAZIL) 

 

In August, Dennis Smith, the PCUSA coordinator for Missions in South America, came to see us the first week of August.  Yearly, we meet to see what’s the latest with our ministry.  The second Sunday was Father’s Day in Brazil.  The children made cards for their fathers.  There was an important test for people to prove they were qualified to take special classes to qualify for an excellent job.  Youth and adults from church took the test, so we had a Father’s Day lunch the next week. People brought delicious foods, so we had good food and fellowship.! 
A fifty year old woman died, quite surprisingly.  It took everyone by shock. She was caring for her dying uncle. We used to make a family visit on Friday afternoon and have a snack with the family. 

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Weekly E-News


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TRUNK-OR-TREAT Friday, October 25 5:30p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
CHURCH FAMILY, YOU ARE INVITED - Enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating and fellowship with family, friends, & neighbors!  Rock covenant partners please participate by decorating a vehicle and providing candy for children to trick-or-treat around the parking lot.  Cars participating in the trunk-or-treat are asked to be on the church grounds shortly after 5:00 p.m. to get parked and set up.  A prize will be awarded for the best decorated car!  A hot dog supper will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to invite neighbors and others with children to Rock for a fun, family-friendly event.  

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Adopt a College Student


 

We are asking church families to consider “adopting” a student for this school year.  The cost is minimal and will remind them they are being thought of and prayed for while they are at school.  You will be given the name and address of your student so than you may write to them or provide them with small gifts throughout the year and to also pray for them.  Your donation will provide a gift card to your student during two of the most stressful times of the year - exam time in December and May!   
 More information coming in the October bulletin!  Thank you for your generous support! 

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Church Directory


October 15 & 16

You are invited to be included in our new family directory.

Photography will be held on Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16.

We need YOU to make our directory complete.

PLUS this is a great opportunity for an updated family photograph.

You can click on the link below to access the appointment scheduling website:

Appointments

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Evangelism

 

Friday, October 18 -5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 
 Volunteers are needed to pass out lemonade, water, and fans (if needed) as well as help with face painting.  The more volunteers we have the more likely we can work in shifts and no one will have to be there long.  We will likely start set up around 5:00 and we will have to clean up afterward.  The headliners are the Tams. 

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Operation Christmas Child

 

 



Suggested September Donations for Operation Christmas Child
personal care items: comb, brush, toothbrush, mirror, wash cloth,
flashlight (batteries, if needed), bar soap, plastic cup, small towel or blanket,
adhesive bandages, small pack of tissues, wet wipes, hair bands, etc.
Collection bins located in the breezeway on Sunday mornings.

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250th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1770-2020

 

 

 THEME:  THE SOLID ROCK Remembering the Past. Rejoicing in the Present. Flourishing in the Future. 

 Sunday, May 17, 2020 One Worship Service with Dinner on the Grounds 

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Stewardship
 

CROWN FINANCIAL QUESTIONS

CROWN FINANCIAL QUESTIONS  (copy and paste link) 
 
Reshaping The American Dream https://www.crown.org/blog/ask-chuck-reshaping-the-american-dream 
 Should My Wife and I Have a A Joint Bank Account? https://www.crown.org/blog/ask-chuck-should-my-wife-and-i-have-a-joint-bank-account 
 Does Job Hopping Mean More Money? https://www.crown.org/blog/ask-chuck-does-job-hopping-mean-more-money 
 

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Palliative Care


The C.A.R.E. (Create a Renewed Energy) educational series was completed in April with 26 individuals attending. Those who attended were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about this ministry. The Palliative Care Ministry continues to be available to all Rock Presbyterian Covenant Partners who are or have loved ones facing serious illnesses. Through support, advocacy, and education, members of the team provide peace of mind by clarifying medical terminology, answering questions and offering important education via regularly scheduled conversations. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficult medical concerns and you would like to learn more about this unique ministry, contact Pastor Debby, Judy Lentz, or the church office.
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Worship

 

250th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1770-2020
 
 THEME:  THE SOLID ROCK

Celebrating the Past. Rejoicing in the Present. Flourishing in the Future. 

 Sunday, May 17, 2020 One Worship Service with Dinner on the Grounds 
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RPC "ONE CAN" MINISTRY begins again

 
Bring any food item and place it in the container located in the breezeway.

Thank You for support of this ministry to benefit the hungry of our community
 



One can, CAN make a difference!!!
 
Thank you for your continued support! You generously give each month to support the Greenwood Food Bank and the residents of Greenwood County. 
In June, July & August, you provided  327 pounds of food. Please continue to bring your items and place them in the bin located in the CE Building.
 



 

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