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2021 Bible Readings


Chris Leonard encouraged each of us to read our Bibles more to learn more what The Lord is telling us. Above is a link from 106.9 fm The Light that gives 265 Bible readings for us to use to learn more what God is teaching us.



Chris Leonard asked us review JohnOrtber's presentation as ECO was launched.Below is the YouTube link.


John Ortberg's presentation of ECO launch.







All adults & youth are invited to be a part of this class on Sunday mornings in January, immediately following worship at 11:00 a.m. The class is live in the sanctuary and also available on livestream.
THE ARMOR OF GOD Adult and Youth combined Sunday School Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m., beginning January 10 You are invited to join your church family in the sanctuary for a study of The Armor of God following our 10:00 a.m. worship service each week. The class will be livestreamed for those watching at home.
Children’s combined Sunday School also offered in the fellowship Hall.



12 notes in music. 12 notes! That’s it. With those 12 notes, there are well over a quintillion possible melody combinations! That’s a number followed by 18 zeros. And that does not include the variations of duration and rhythm. So, in theory and in practice, the number of tunes is infinite. I didn’t make this stuff up. There are mathematicians (apparently, with lots of time on their hands) who have created equations about it!

It’s really quite extraordinary to think that (pardon a hackneyed phrase) – “since time began” – every melody ever created in Western music uses the same 12 notes. Johann Sebastian Bach and Justin Bieber used the same 12 notes. (Hmm…?) I worked with a conductor once who put it this way: “They’re all the same notes. They’re just in different order!” Symphonies, opera, jazz, rock, country, oratorios, hymns – the same 12 notes.

There are so many astonishing abstractions that can be drawn from this concept. (Remember those late night eclectic conversations with close friends in high school and college?) For me, as a church musician, the thoughts all point back and reflect on the unparalleled majesty and glory of God - the infinite creator of all things…the giver of life…the giver of every good and perfect gift…the ‘Great Musician’!

You may have noticed that, sometimes, it seems like I play more wrong notes than I get right! (Poor lighting, wrong eye-glass prescription, arthritis, the keyboard needed dusting…I could go on!) My gift is less than perfect, but fortunately, it is encouraging to know that “in all things, God works for good with those who love Him and are called according to His purpose”. With whatever skill or talent that each of us has been given, let us be mindful of purpose and the responsibility we have to God’s glory.

Now excuse me while I go practice!





         Current Announcements for RPC April 18, 2021


Welcome to Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO).  We are so glad you are worshipping with us today.  Please observe all the current protocols of masking and social distancing.  Please silence all mobile devices. 

If you are visiting with us this morning, welcome.  If you would like more information about the church, please text your contact info to (864) 993-6804 and one of the pastors will get back in touch with you.  Again, welcome! 

The floral arrangement is given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Peggy Childress on the occasion of her wedding anniversary on April 15, and in honor of our son Benson’s and granddaughter Stella’s birthdays on April 15 by Darrell Childress. 

WELCOME TO THE 250TH CELEBRATION OF ROCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!!  Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. in the RPC Field of Praise.  

ROCK JAM IS TODAY, 5:00 p.m.  Meet at the fellowship hall for lots of fun, music, activities, and snacks!  Snacks provided by Tsai & Hinson families.  APRIL MEMORY VERSE:  “But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:57

YOUTH!  YOUTH!  YOUTH! - SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m.!  Join us for fun activities, worship, Bible study,  and dinner.  Invite friends!!  Dinner provided by Craig family.  NEXT SUNDAY - MEET AT EXPO 300, 5:00 p.m.!  Come and bring your friends for a fun night of fellowship, bowling/mini golf and devotions.  Pick up at 7:00 p.m. at LA Hacienda.  

The Session will meet this Tuesday to examine the Young Seekers Class and to pray for each Covenant Partner of Rock Presbyterian Church.

CALLING ALL WOMEN!  WOC IN-TREAT, this Friday, April 23 & Saturday, April 24!  All women are invited for fellowship with their sisters in Christ as we worship and hear from the Lord.  Special speaker is Holly Gunderson.  Cost is $25.  Sign up in the church office.

“CHOP” (Community Hour of Prayer) is planning to gather again on Wednesday, May 5, at 7:00 a.m. at Howard’s on Main to join in prayer for our community and a brief devotion.  All are welcome!

GET READY FOR TWO SERVICES AND SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages!!  Sunday, May 16 we will return to a 10:00 a.m. Sunday School hour, a 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service, and an 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service.  At that time, sign-ups will no longer be necessary.

CALLING ALL LADIES!  THE WOC SPRING LUNCHEON is Saturday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m.  Cost is $10 for lunch.  Come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and a delicious meal with your sisters in Christ.

2021 MEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT & CONGREGATIONAL COOKOUT, Monday, May 31, at the Greenwood Country Club.  Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m.  Cost is $35/player.  The format is a four man team, captain’s choice.  All guys, high school age and up, are invited to play.  Cookout for all adults is at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Douglas & Mary Catherine McCartha.  Sign-ups will begin on Sunday, April 24 and continue through Sunday, May 23.  You may sign up in the church office or by contacting Jim Martin ( or 980-5816).  All church family are invited to the cookout whether you participated in the tournament or not.

SAVE THE DATE!!  RAINFOREST EXPLORERS VBS, June 21-24!!  Volunteers are needed in all areas.  Please contact Pam Fagan for more information at

“ONE CAN MINISTRY” CONTINUES!  Please bring any canned goods or non-perishables to the church for distribution to the Greenwood Soup Kitchen.  The food bank cannot accept any expired food items or egg cartons.  Thank you for your support!




Stay Connected ... Join a Virtual Sunday School Class!!!!


Apostles Class meets at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Contact Joel Peterson for joining Zoom call - currently studying the Book of Luke, verse by verse, with class participation/discussion.

Branches Class meets on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Contact for joining We are currently in a five-week study, Anxious for Nothing, by Max Lucado.

Foundations Class meets at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting June 3. Contact Mary Catherine McCartha to join - Currently studying What Makes You Happy by Andy Stanley.

Seekers Class meets at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Please contact Susan Judge to join at We are currently studying When God’s Spirit Moves by Jim Cymbala. Session 6 will be on 6/7/20. After that we will begin the six-week study, What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren.

Joe Gettys The members of this class are participating with other classes at this time.

Youth Sundays at 10:00am




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Things are slowly returning to some sense of normalcy! Sunday, May 16

We will return to two morning worship services in the sanctuary: 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship & 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

We will also return to a 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Hour for all ages: Two Adult Studies: One in the Fellowship Hall and One in the Sanctuary Youth and Children will have their own classes Nursery is available for all infants

We will no longer need reservations for worship. And the congregation said? Amen!!

We will continue to abide by the recommendations of CDC, SCDHEC, and our medical professionals.

Know that as this situation changes, we will respond in kind.

“The Lord makes firm the steps of those who delight in him.” Psalm 37:23


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Palliative Care

Many of our church families have been affected by the COVID virus. Many of us are feeling isolated from our families, friends, church family, and church activities. With the vaccine available and spring approaching, there is hope we can be together soon. You are encouraged to get the vaccine as quickly as possible and continue wearing your mask as we get through this second wave of the virus and establish immunity. Our Parrish and Palliative Care nurses are available to you for any COVID issues you may be having along with any other medical problems that may be concerning you. Margaret Moore, Judy Lentz.


Building and Grounds

Call to Serve

The Building and Grounds Committee has opportunities to serve on the Cemetery Sub-committee.
If interested or have questions please contact Jeff Hix at 864- 612-0735 or




Thank you for generously giving to the Greenwood Food Bank. Your recent gifts of 69 lbs. will continue to help provide for those who need it most in our community. Thank you for your support!
**Please note that the Food Bank cannot accept any expired food items or egg cartons.**

One can, CAN make a difference!!!


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