Holy Week 2019
Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO) 122 Rock Church Road NW; www.rpcgwd.org
COME AND WORSHIP
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Palm Sunday, April 14 Palm Procession and Children’s Choir 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Message: “A Holy Week” Matthew 21 selected Dr. Chris Leonard
Maundy Thursday , April 18 6:00 p.m. ***Greenwood ARP Church***
Good Friday Prayer Vigil, April 19 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. RPC Sanctuary and Prayer Room are open for all who wish to keep this vigil.
Good Friday, April 19 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Worship Service in Sanctuary “It Is Finished” (by Mary McDonald) will be presented by the adult choir and accompanied by piano, instrumental ensemble, and percussion. This powerful music and narration chronicles the events of the last week of the life of Jesus.
Holy Saturday, April 20 Easter EGGStravaganza 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (church grounds) All children through 5th grade and their families are invited for a wonderful time of Easter crafts, walking through the Easter story, a Chick-fil A brunch, and an Easter egg hunt!
Easter Sunday, April 21 7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service 9:00 a.m. Easter Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 9:50 a.m. Light breakfast and Adult/Youth Gathering in the fellowship hall 11:00 a.m. Easter Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary Message: “Our Triumphant Holy Day” John 20, selected Dr. Chris Leonard
On Easter Sunday, a cross will be placed by the front sanctuary doors and you are encouraged to bring flowers to “flower the cross” when you arrive on Easter morning.
Childcare is provided for all services of worship for children age 4 and under.
Announcements for Sunday, April 14, 2019
Welcome to Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO). We are so glad you are joining us for worship today. Childcare is available for children four years and younger in the Christian Education building. Children’s worship bags are available for use during the service. Please see an usher for assistance. Please silence all mobile devices.
Gus Ramage is assisting with worship. Gus is an elder in the Class of 2019 and chairs the Personnel Ministry Team.
ROCK JAM today at 5:00 p.m.! All children through 5th grade come today for a time of fun, crafts, music, snacks, and JESUS! Helpers this week are Ginny Edwards & Chad & Elizabeth Hinson.
HOLY WEEK EVENTS
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE - Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenwood ARP Church, Cokesbury Road. All welcome!
GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER VIGIL - Sanctuary & Prayer Room open for those that would like to come and pray, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
TENEBRAE WORSHIP SERVICE - Good Friday, 7:00 p.m., in the sanctuary. The RPC Adult Choir will present “It Is Finished” by Mary McDonald. This powerful music and narration chronicles the events of the last week of the life of Jesus.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - Saturday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. on the church grounds! All children (5th grade & below), their families, and friends are invited for a Chick-fil-A breakfast, crafts, walk through the Easter story, and an EASTER EGG HUNT! Invite the children from your neighborhoods. All welcome!
EASTER SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
9:50 a.m. Combined Easter Celebration (fellowship hall)
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
FLOWERING OF THE CROSS - all are encouraged to bring flowers to place on the cross located by the front sanctuary doors.
MIRACLE LEAGUE, MAY 4, 9:30 a.m., at the Burton Center. The Missions Ministry Team would like to invite the RPC Family to join them for a morning of fun as we participate with area children with disabilities in a game of baseball. Your help is needed! Please contact Lee Goldstein firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
YOUTH! YOUTH! YOUTH! MOVIE NIGHT OUTREACH, Sunday, May, 5, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - “To Save a Life” in the fellowship hall. Taco Bar, movie, and discussion. Bring friends!
RPC APOSTLES BUILD (Habitat for Humanity) is ongoing! Your financial gifts to this build are appreciated.
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Wednesday Night Dinner & Bible Study
from the 100-Day Challenge
Wednesday, March 6– April 10, 2019
5:45 p.m. - Dinner; 6:30 p.m.
Study $7/Adults; $5/Children
All ages welcome! Children’s program and childcare available.
Contact church office to sign up!
Saturday, April 20 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
All children through 5th grade and their families are invited for a wonderful time of Easter crafts, walking through the Easter story, a Chick Fil A brunch, and an Easter egg hunt! Friends invited!
Calling all Women!
New Women’s Bible Study Wait and See" by Wendy Pope
A 6 week Women's Bible study will begin at 9:30 a.m, Tuesday, April 2 - through May 7, at the Mission House.
Short DVD lessons, no outside reading, homework and discussion done together.
Cost for book is between $8-$10. Bring your Bibles. End time: 11:30 a.m. or earlier.
We will explore the lives of Joseph, Moses, David, Nehemiah, Abraham and Sarah, and Noah to see how well they waited on God’s promises and what we can learn from them.
We’ll discover how to trust God’s ways rather than doubt His delays; look forward to the future, wait with God, not on God, experience God rather than endure the delay, focus on the Person of our faith - rather than the object of our wait, push through the pause by doing what we know to do.
Rock of Ages
Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 12:00PM
Rock of Ages will meet for our next time together on May 9 at 12 Noon.
We will meet this time in the Fellowship Hall with the plan that the elevator will be in place.
Rock of Ages will furnish the meat and drinks giving each person the opportunity to bring their favorite side.
Vacation Bible School is Coming This Summer
From Mars to Beyond
Rock’s VBS To Mars and Beyond will help our children discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too.
This adventure begins June 17 and continues until June 20, so save these dates!
We need a few more volunteers to guide our children through this incredible journey. If you can help, please contact the church office or Pam Fagan. Help us guide our children through this adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories. Let’s inspire our children to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!
Ages 4 - 5th grade
Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20
Friends and visitors welcome! Volunteers needed!
More information soon!
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6: 19-21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.
We give thanks to God for working through our church family who has generously laid up treasures in heaven to support His work at Rock.
Through the 1st quarter of 2019, we have exceeded receipts, and under the eyes of our ministry teams, are under budget on expenditures. As always, you can see the current financial report in the monthly newsletter, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Also starting this month, we have added a link to the newsletter from Crown Financial Ministries. Here you will find current and timely articles on issues we, our nation, and the world are, or may be facing later, along with Biblical counsel, resources, and tools to help us navigate our way. You can also sign up to receive these articles directly from Crown on a weekly basis if so desired. These have been a great encouragement to me for many years.
Again, thank you so much for your financial support in building God’s Kingdom.
Articles for reading:
America’s debt? - https://www.crown.org/blog/ask-chuck-what-to-do-about-americas-debt
Quit Worrying about Monday - https://www.crown.org/blog/2-steps-to-quit-worrying-about-money
Grocery Pick up Services - https://www.crown.org/blog/do-grocery-pick-up-services-actually-save-you-money
RPC WELCOMES KERI GRACE DAVIS!
My name is Keri Davis and I am an Early Childhood Education major at Lander University. I am from Greenwood. I have known I wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember with the influence of my mother as a kindergarten teacher at Merrywood Elementary. I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with your sweet children here at Rock Presbyterian Church!
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.
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
Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Rock will be participating in the Miracle League baseball for special needs kids at Burton Center on Saturday morning, May 4.
This has become an annual event for Rock. Last year was the first year and we had 12 covenant partners come out. Everyone had a great time on Memorial Day weekend. We have been assigned to bring at least 20 people to pair up with these kids for a baseball game. This is a great opportunity for adults to show how important it is to interact and love those with special needs.
Even if you are not physically able to play with the kids there are other jobs such as gate monitors and concessions.
Please be in prayer for this event and your participation in it.
For more information you can contact Lee Goldstein at GoldGramps@gmail.com or 864-554-8824.
Thank you so much for your support!
In order to show our love and support for our college students, 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 any 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!
See October bulletin for more information or to sign up!
Thank you for your generous support!
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 March you provided 55 pounds of food. Please continue to bring your items and place them in the bin located in the CE Building.