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         Announcements for Sunday, February 17, 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 and refrain from talking as our worship service begins.

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

The floral arrangement this morning is given to the glory of God by Ronnie and Pat Poole in loving memory of Pat’s brother, Steve Stevenson.

We would like to thank Amy Fennell for assisting with our 11:00 a.m. worship service today as Al and Leigh Gambrell enjoy some time away.

YOUTH! YOUTH! YOUTH!  SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE TONIGHT, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.!  Join us for a great evening of fun, recreation, worship, Bible study, and dinner.  Come and bring a friend!

ROCK JAM will not meet tonight.  However, we will meet next week!  SAVE THE DATE—SUNDAY, MARCH 10 for our trip to the Presbyterian Home in Clinton.

“MY FUNNY VALENTINE”/ROCK FAMILY SUPPER HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the ongoing construction for the elevator, which is moving right along.

GRIEFSHARE is hoping to begin another session soon, and your help is needed!  We need at least six people to have a class.  If you are interested, please contact the church office.  Outside friends are welcome!

LADIES, SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 4th ANNUAL WOC WOMEN’S RETREAT, coming April 26-28.  Our speaker is Rev. Dr. Page Creach who will join us at the William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC.  Cost is $130.  Non-refundable deposit of $60 is due tomorrow.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY begins March 6 at 5:45 p.m. with dinner followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m.  Sign up with insert today!
 

 

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Calling all Women! Come for Winter in the Word!

 

Two wonderful Bible study options for you …

EVENING BIBLE STUDY LIVING FREE BY BETH MOORE
Ready to live a life of true freedom in Christ? Learn in this Bible study how to pray scripture to replace strongholds in our lives with the benefits God has for every believer: 1) to know God and believe Him; 2) to glorify God; 3) to find satisfaction in God; 4) to experience God’s peace; 5) to enjoy God

BEGINS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Informational session & dessert; Cost $13 SIGN UP BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9.

MORNING BIBLE STUDY WHAT LOVE IS BY KELLY MINTER
A seven-session study on 1, 2, and 3 John as they “define love for us in the person of Jesus and call us to love like He loves. John anchors us with truth in a culture that has lost its way. He separates light from darkness, offers community for loneliness and rest for our striving. Throughout his letters, John gives us the ultimate gift of assurance: we can know that we know Jesus.”

BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 10:00 a.m. Informational Coffee; Cost $15 Sessions begin Tuesdays, January 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 15.

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Calling All College Age and Young Career Folks


A New Sunday School Class Is Being Offered For You Starting February 2019

If you are out of high school and under the age of thirty, then you are going through some interesting, fun, and even perhaps challenging times.

As you do, we want to provide a place just for you, so that you can continue to hear of God’s love for you and his call for your life.

Make plans to join Dr. Chris Leonard and friends on Sunday morning, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. in this new class just for you.

We will enjoy John Ortberg’s “What Is God’s Will for My Life?
 

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Vacation Bible School is Coming This Summer

 

From Mars to Beyond

Ages 4 -  5th grade 

Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20

Friends and visitors welcome! Volunteers needed!
 
More information soon! 

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Stewardship
 

Celebrate!!

The 2019 Ministry and Mission Budget for the Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO) has been approved.
Thank you to our covenant partners for your pledges and contributions towards it.
“For from the Lord’s fullness, we have all received grace upon grace.” John 1:16
                                       

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Christian Education


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!


 

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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

 

The WORSHIP MINISTRY TEAM welcomes anyone to join them. If you love serving our Savior in many “behind the scene” ways and also, some “up front” ways, then this is the team for you! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the sanctuary. A love for serving our Savior and the needs of this church family are the only requirements necessary.

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Evangelism/Missions

 

What A Great Time
Twelve members of Rock helped with the Miracle League on May 26. We all had a great time working with the children and selling concessions. There were jobs even for the non-athlete. Everyone said they would return next year.

The children were appreciative of those who came to help and certainly their parents were thankful.

The Miracle League meets at Burton Center where there is a wonderful cushioned field so no one gets hurt. Their season runs Saturdays in April and May each year.

They need adults and youth who can help manage the children during the games. We believe this will become an annual event for Rock. We will hope to avoid the holiday weekend next year, and maybe we will have twice as many volunteers participate.

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Congregational Care

 

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! 

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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 December you provided 111 pounds of food. Please continue to bring your items and place them in the bin located in the CE Building.
 



 

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