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High School Ministry – May 19th – Youth Events

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:00


This week!

Online Game Show!
May 22nd – Friday 7:25 – 9:25pm
Bring another device as we play a game with the grand prize and a McDonalds meal delivered to your door!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello Students and Parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet  Friday HSM Night from 7:25 pm-9:30 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for us to use. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means, we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do!*

Step 2) On Friday May 22nd @ 7:25pm – click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

 
Click here for the church calendar

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The Power of a Special “Good Word”

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 19:57

How should ordained pastors close a service of worship? Dismiss the people with a hand signal? Announce a hymn? Offer a closing prayer? Exhort them to go out and be good witnesses for the Lord?

All four means have been used, but there is one better. It is to pronounce over them a benediction. In other words, bless them in the name of the Lord, and send them away with the assurance that the Lord will go with them.

That’s what a benediction is. It is a “good word” pronounced over the Lord’s people in the Lord’s name. Numbers 6:22-27 introduces us to the great priestly benediction. God ordered Moses to instruct Aaron and his sons to use this blessing to dismiss a gathering of his people. The priest was to raise his hands and say:

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

In this Old Testament blessing there is, by the way, a preview of the mystery of the Trinity. Note the threefold reference to “the Lord.” That is, as you go out from here, the triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — will be with you.

God’s instructions to Moses for the priestly blessing make it clear that this benediction is not a collection of empty words. The Lord tells Moses that when it is pronounced, “So will I put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” It is a promise of God’s favor.

Some pastors may feel that this is all too Old Testament and priestly. It might help them to be reminded that, when rightly understood, the pastor’s ministry is both prophetic and priestly. Think of such priestly ministries as the pastoral prayer, the wedding ritual, the serving of the sacraments, or the graveside sentences. In these, pastors are carrying out the priestly aspect of their calling.

The blessing of God’s people at the close of a service of worship is one more wonderful privilege contained in a pastor’s ordination.

A benediction is important because a local congregation does not cease to exist when it disperses. A local church can be considered both a gathered and a scattered community. When together for worship, it is gathered. When its people disperse to their many locations, it is scattered. In both cases it is still a church. St. Peter, for example, wrote an epistle to the church “scattered” abroad.

How appropriate it is, then, that before believers leave their place of assembly they are sent forth to take up their varied stations with a promise that God will also be with them in their many and sometimes isolated locations.

During the week ahead of you, here’s my benediction for you, my dear reader, from Hebrews 13:20-21:

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Photo credit: Grace Lutheran Church (via flickr.com)

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Threshold Jr – May 18th – Youth Events!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:07

This week!

NO BIBLE STUDY Monday!

We are on holidays on Monday! Join us next week for Bible Study! 

AND


Online Game Show!
May 20th – Wednesday 7 – 9pm
Bring another device so you can play our T-Shirt designer game! The winner of this game gets McDonalds meal delivered to their door that night!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello students and parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet Wednesday Threshold Night from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for how our group uses it. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do! You can use your phone, but still works better on laptop.*

Step 2) On May 20th @ 7pm, click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

 

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Collide – May 17

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:00

Survival Skills Discussion Questions
Check out our COLLIDE Spotify Playlist!

Decision

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Parent Cue Cards – May 17

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:00

Hi Parents,

You can use the below activities to engage in fun and conversation with your kids over the week.

Preschool
Elementary
Salvation Guide
Kidz Rock Spotify

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Preschool – May 17

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:00

ACTIVITY PAGES TO DOWNLOAD
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Elementary – May 17

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:00

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSON

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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High School Ministry – May 15th – Youth Events

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:30


This week!

Online Game Show!
May 15th – Friday 7:25 – 9:25pm
Bring another device as we play a game with the grand prize and a McDonalds meal delivered to your door!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello Students and Parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet  Friday HSM Night from 7:25 pm-9:30 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for us to use. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means, we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do!*

Step 2) On Friday May 15th @ 7:25pm – click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

 
Click here for the church calendar

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Threshold Jr – May 11th – Youth Events!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:27

This week!

Threshold Jr Bible Study!
May 11th – Monday @ 2pm-3pm
These meeting are meant to connect on an additional time then just on Wednesday. They are more laid back but just as fun!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

AND


Online Game Show!
May 13th – Wednesday 7 – 9pm
Bring another device so you can play our T-Shirt designer game! The winner of this game gets McDonalds meal delivered to their door that night!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello students and parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet Wednesday Threshold Night from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for how our group uses it. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do! You can use your phone, but still works better on laptop.*

Step 2) On May 13th @ 7pm, click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

 

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Finding a Woman of Noble Character

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:00

As Mother’s Day passes I think of Kathleen, my wife of 72 years, my daughter Carolyn, daughters-in-law June and Jan, and the younger mothers in the family seeking to follow in their train. I pay them all tribute with these words of wisdom from the passage behind this week’s blog.

Proverbs 31:10-31: Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all (verses 28-29).

This chapter is entitled in the New International Version “The Wife of Noble Character.” It is cast in the form of Hebrew poetry and is lodged in the ancient wisdom literature of the Bible.

There is nothing in this poem about faith or salvation or the life to come. Only once “the fear of the Lord” is mentioned. There is not even a word about romance. It focuses instead on the character and traits of the many noble women who are out there to be sought out.

Proverbs 31 was written well over two thousand years ago and yet appears to extol what I taught my children to look for in their life partners, whether husband or wife — strengths of head, heart, and hand. That is, look for someone who has a thoughtful grasp on life, who at the same time has deep moral and relational principles, and who is energetic and not afraid of hard work.

And in the case of this passage, when she is found she will bring blessings on her husband and family in their work and relationships. (The same could be said for seeking out a husband of noble character.)

I have read this wisdom poem many times across a lifetime, but my most recent reading left me at first perplexed: Where is the young woman who meets all these qualifications: She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family … (15). She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard (16). She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue (26). And so on. The demands on her are overwhelming. Can such specific qualifications be met?

But looking deeper into these many fine qualities sheds more light. I look more clearly and see that the issue is not the specific actions but the traits they represent: she is to be energetic, wise, resourceful, noble, and so forth. She has much to bring to a marriage, family, the work world, and society: When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet (21).

The composer of this wisdom poem closes with a knife-sharp cautionary word plus a generous commendation.

The knife-sharp warning: Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting (30a). That is, as enticing as charm or beauty may be, don’t let them be primary goals in your search. Look rather for the deeper strengths of head, heart, and hand. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue (26).

The poet’s commendation follows: But a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (30b). Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate (31). And don’t overlook the central requirement that she have a heart that fears the Lord.

Photo credit: Vaughan Leiberum (via flickr.com)

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Collide – May 10

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 15:59

Survival Skills Discussion Questions
Check out our COLLIDE Spotify Playlist!

Decision

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Parent Resources: Talking about the Holy Spirit

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 03:01

Hi Parents,

You can use the below resources to engage your kids in conversation about the Holy Spirit.

Preschool
Elementary

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Elementary – May 10

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 03:00

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSON

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Parent Cue Cards – May 10

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 03:00

Hi Parents,

You can use the below activities to engage in fun and conversation with your kids over the week.

Preschool
Elementary
Salvation Guide
Kidz Rock Spotify

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Preschool – May 10

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 03:00

 

ACTIVITY PAGES TO DOWNLOAD
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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High School Ministry – May 8th – Youth Events

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:25


This week!

Online Game Show!
May 8th – Friday 7:25 – 9:25pm
Bring another device as we play a game with the grand prize and a McDonalds meal delivered to your door!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello Students and Parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet  Friday HSM Night from 7:25 pm-9:30 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for us to use. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means, we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do!*

Step 2) On Friday May 8th @ 7:25pm – click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

 
Click here for the church calendar

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Threshold Jr – May 4th – Youth Events!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:13

This week!

Threshold Jr Bible Study!
May 4th – Monday @ 2pm-3pm
These meeting are meant to connect on an additional time then just on Wednesday. They are more laid back but just as fun!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

AND


Online Game Show!
May 6th – Wednesday 7 – 9pm
Bring another device so you can play our Trivia Game Kahoot! The winner of this game gets McDonalds meal delivered to their door that night!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Hello students and parents!

We are continuing our interactive services and are enjoying time with our students online! I hope you have been able to hear feedback from your kids! We always want to improve!

We meet Wednesday Threshold Night from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. This will likely be our new normal for a while. But we are always up for suggestions!

There have been concerns of security over Zoom and I can assure you that the platform is safe for how our group uses it. There are several measures we take to ensure our student’s safety at this time. Please email if you’d like to here the steps we are currently taking!

How do you do join us online? We’ll be hosting a ‘Zoom meeting’. That means we can play games together, talk and even worship! If you aren’t familiar with ‘Zoom’ it’s simply a video-conferencing application that can do a lot!

Here’s how you prepare for our Interactive Service!
Step 1) Download the ‘Zoom’ app on your device! Here are the links below!

Mac – CLICK HERE
PC – CLICK HERE
Andriod – CLICK HERE
iOS – CLICK HERE

*You don’t have to download the app if you’re on a laptop/desktop, but it’s more robust if you do! You can use your phone, but still works better on laptop.*

Step 2) On May 6th @ 7pm, click our Zoom Meeting URL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE!

Step 3) Enjoy the service by listening and participating!

Feel free to email Mathew, our Youth Director, if you have any questions.
mathew@churchoftherock.ca

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

 

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Attention! The Elderly May Be Listening

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:00

The following story may remind readers that the aging body can often be accompanied by a surprisingly clear mind — and human dignity as well.

In this story, an elderly man of great wealth suffered from some of the physical effects of aging, and in particular, from hearing loss.

He sat in the family room much of the time, eyes usually cast down, while his household buzzed with the comings and goings of two succeeding generations. He took little part in the conversations, largely because family members seldom made the effort to include him.

One day he learned about a hearing specialist in a nearby city who had developed a simple procedure to greatly improve the hearing of his elderly patients.

The wealthy man made an appointment and had the procedure done.

He returned to his home to resume his position in the family room — eyes still cast down and sitting in silence amidst the sea of chatter that washed back and forth constantly.

When he returned to the physician’s clinic six weeks later he was asked if his hearing had improved. He replied, “It certainly has, and I’ve changed my will three times.”

For ancient Israel, respect for the elderly was a holiness issue. It is addressed in the holiness code found in Leviticus 19 along with the sins of defrauding a neighbor and spreading slander.

Late in that chapter we learn that where the elderly are involved, the Lord is watching. Leviticus 19:32 says, “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God; I am Jehovah.”

For Christians both young and old, this admonition doesn’t necessarily mean that we literally stand as in days of old. It does instruct us, however, to respect in appropriate ways those who are elderly and frail, because the Lord God is observing the degree of our respect.

And people around us are, too. Taking the extra effort to respect and include the elderly will bring grace to relationships and a powerful witness to society at large of God’s work in our lives.

Photo credit: Ilmicrofono Oggiono (via flickr.com)

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Parent Cue Cards – May 3

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/03/2020 - 03:00

Hi Parents,

You can use the below activities to engage in fun and conversation with your kids over the week.

Preschool
Elementary
Salvation Guide
Kidz Rock Spotify

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Elementary – May 3

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 05/03/2020 - 03:00

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSON

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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