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Threshold Jr: April 19 – Bowling (**Retreat registrations included)

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:29
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Bowling!!
**6:45 – 9:00pm Cost: $8

Parent-signed forms needed: churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

Get your bowling shoes on for some glow bowling at Academy lanes!

Wednesday April 19, 2017
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: $8
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)


NEXT WEEK

Threshold Jr Talent Show!

Come prepared with your special talent.
Music, acting, writing, art, funny faces, weird
abilities…whatever it is, show us what you got!

Wednesday April 26, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)

 

THRESHOLD JR RETREAT INFO!

May 5-7   **Registrations required **

We are heading to Camp Arnes for an action packed weekend full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!

Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday
Cost: $165 ($95 for those that were at the Fundraiser)

Download registration info here:
 http://churchoftherock.ca/threshold-jr-retreat

 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Click here for this month’s calendar

 

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Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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High School Ministry Weekly April 21st

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:05


This week…


HSM Plays Password!

April 21st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Get your team to guess the PASSWORD by only giving one word hints!  The small group that wins gets the glory and abundance of snacks!

Next week…

Camp Arnes *Registration is required*

April 28th—30th
We are heading to Camp Arnes for an action packed weekend full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!
Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday

Cost: $165 ($95 for those that were at the Fundraiser)
Download the forms here!

The week after that…

Dance Off – With Dance Central!
May 5th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Who’s got the best moves in the youth room?  You’ll just have to come out and find out as we let small groups go head-to-head to see who will be the best dancer!  Winner of the dance off wins snacks for their small group!  Get your groove on by practicing!  We will also be starting a new series called Limitless! This series is about how God’s possibilities for our lives are limitless!  Bring friends!


By the way!  For at least 2 years we have been supporting Simon Munyaneza as our sponsor child!  We hope that our students might have the opportunity to be generous through this sponsorship.  We take an offering almost every Friday and invite our students to participate.  All of the money goes straight to Simon!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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In My 92nd Year, I Heard the Gospel Afresh This Morning!

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:00

Ninety-one years is a long time to be a regular church attender.

When I was only two weeks old, my parents carried me into church in a wicker bassinet. It was the start of a long history. Growing up, I was expected to attend church faithfully so long as I lived in my parents’ home. It was the same when I spent three winter seasons of my teen years in a residential Bible School where regular chapels were just that — regular.

Later, as an ordained minister, evenings or weekends often found me ministering to a gathered congregation. And later, as a church overseer, special needs could draw me toward a congregation of believers during the week.

It all represents a great amount of church exposure.

I’ll admit, however, that across a long life of intensive church involvement there have been times when weariness whispered in my ear to take a pass. And there have also been church events that were without spiritual energy, thus refreshing to neither mind or spirit.

I tell you all this for a reason: I am just home from a Good Friday service at Wesley Chapel Free Methodist Church across Toronto 30 miles to the east of where I live. At least once a year, Wesley Chapel Free Methodist Church joins with the congregation of Briarwood Presbyterian church nearby for a Good Friday service. They alternate locations and participants.

I listened as the two congregations worshiped together, and in every part of the service I heard the gospel ring out afresh. It fed my faith and reminded me why all the evil of that dark and despairing first Friday turned out to be in a special sense Good Friday.

Near the beginning of the service this morning, a woman from Bridlewood read slowly and thoughtfully from Isaiah 53: 1-12. She used the New Living Translation. I recalled that verses 4 and 5 were part of a prophecy about Jesus written nearly 800 years before his birth. Here are those verses:

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried, our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped and we were healed.

All week long I had been pondering the doctrine of substitution described here — the idea that Jesus took the punishment for our sins to relieve us of that burden and set us free.

I heard the same assurance when the congregation stood to sing one of my wife Kathleen’s favorite hymns: Hallelujah, What a Savior. Again, the lines filled the sanctuary, igniting faith and warming the soul:

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned he stood;
Sealed my pardon with his blood.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

In my place! In my place! I heard that resonant note in the Gospel so clearly today, and rejoiced.

The pastor of the Bridlewood church, Reverend Joseph Choi, preached from John 18. He explained Pilate’s political maneuvering to escape condemning a man he knew to be innocent, but despite his innocence, eventually had Jesus flogged to placate the crowds.

In this flogging, Jesus took my place, which he did again when he dragged his own cross toward Calvary, and when he suffered the harrowing treatment on Calvary’s cross. He was an innocent man and at the same time Creator God of the universe, dying for others.

When he bore the wrath of God for the sins of humanity he suffered so that I — and all other confessed sinners — would not need to suffer endless torment for our sin.

So, with Good Friday fading I face Easter Sunday with a renewed conviction that he who died to bear the burden of my sins lives to assure me of eternal life, bought for Christ-believers and followers at so great a price. This Good News, reiterated this morning, washes over me and I ponder it still.

Photo credit: Koshy Koshy (via flickr.com)


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Women of Worth – April 12 – Spring Potluck Brunch

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 16:44

Spring Potluck Brunch!

Join us this Wednesday as we celebrate the upcoming Easter Season and our last Women of Worth Session!  Bring your favorite dish to share!

Caroline Holowka

Last week Caroline gave us a snap shot of her prayer journey with the Lord! She has taken this to the next step and developed her own website where she will be sharing her story! For daily prayers visit – carolineholowka.com.

 

With WOW coming to an end, check out this new study starting soon!

Ladies Group Study:
Propel Series
Starts Friday April 21st at 7pm at Church of the Rock
For more information email:   propel.cotr@gmail.com

In Passion You Will Discover:

Session 1: How to live a passionate life
Session 2: How to identify passion in yourself and others
Session 3: How to navigate passion under siege
Session 4: How to create with passion
Session 5: How to live with integrated passion
Session 6: How to lead with passion

A huge thank you to everyone involved with Women of Worth!  From Small Group leaders, to coffee ministry, to check in, to worship team members – THANK YOU for your willingness to serve.

Thanks for a wonderful Session!

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Threshold Jr: April 12 – Life Size Dutch Blitz (**Retreat registrations included)

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 15:47
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Life Size Dutch Blitz +
All Access Pt 3

We finish our series “All Access” & play the card game
that needs the whole gym! Hangout & Café in The Cage

Wednesday April 12, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Bowling!!
**6:45 – 9:00pm Cost: $8

Parent-signed forms needed: churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

Get your bowling shoes on for some glow bowling at Academy lanes!

Wednesday April 19, 2017
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: $8
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)

 

THRESHOLD JR RETREAT INFO!

May 5-7   **Registrations required **

We are heading to Camp Arnes for an action packed weekend full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!

Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday
Cost: $165 ($95 for those that were at the Fundraiser)

Download registration info here:
 http://churchoftherock.ca/threshold-jr-retreat

 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Click here for this month’s calendar

 

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply and say “Unsubscribe” (DO NOT click on the “Unsubscribe” link below).

Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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High School Ministry Weekly April 14th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:16


This week…


No Youth – Good Friday
Join us at Church of the Rock at 10:30am for the Good Friday Service.  There will be no youth group that evening.

Next week…

HSM Plays Password!

April 21st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Get your team to guess the PASSWORD by only giving one word hints!  The small group that wins gets the glory and abundance of snacks!

The week after that…

Camp Arnes *Registration is required*

April 28th—30th
We are heading to Camp Arnes for an action packed weekend full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!
Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday

Cost: $165 ($95 for those that were at the Fundraiser)
Download the forms here!


By the way!  For at least 2 years we have been supporting Simon Munyaneza as our sponsor child!  We hope that our students might have the opportunity to be generous through this sponsorship.  We take an offering almost every Friday and invite our students to participate.  All of the money goes straight to Simon!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Re-Post: Getting Ready for Easter

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:00

[The following piece was first posted March 5, 2012]

On Sunday, April 8 of this year, millions of Christians on all five continents will gather, not only in magnificent cathedrals and traditional churches, but also in worship centers, store front chapels, and even thatched huts.

Some will risk their lives to attend. They will be there to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as they listen with intensity to resurrection Scriptures and sing with joy resurrection hymns.

But individual persons in these throngs will differ from one another in their grasp of resurrection truth and also in the intensity of their faith in Christ. What will make that difference? One possibility will be how well they have prepared heart and mind during the weeks prior to Easter Sunday.

The importance of preparation for Resurrection Sunday has been formalized in church practices since as far back as the fourth century A.D. when the forty days prior to Easter Sunday were set apart for that very purpose. During these forty days of Lent, special observances are encouraged – such as fasting, acts of self-denial, increase in the giving of alms, etc.

My idea is to live devotionally during those days with the Gospel accounts of the last days of our Lord’s life up to his crucifixion. To do this, my heart is drawn to the Gospel according to John. His account has 21 chapters; yet, as early as chapter 12, he introduces his readers to the events of one week — the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. So, chapters 12 to 19 – eight of its 21 chapters — are devoted to the events of that one single week. If a third of John’s gospel covers only one week of Jesus’ 33-year lifespan, that tells us they are very important.

Please note how Chapter 12 begins: Martha serves a dinner in Jesus’ honor. Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead, is at table. In an act of extravagant devotion, Mary breaks open a jar of the expensive perfume, nard, and pours the whole content on Jesus’ feet. The fragrance fills the house.

Judas is openly offended and complains that this ointment could have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor. But John, writing much later, tells the truth about Judas: he “… was a thief; as keeper of the money bag he used to help himself to what was put into it” (John 12:6).

What a wide range of concerns in that room! Just so in this Easter season: some will love the Lord with the warmth and sincerity of Mary; others may be present but kept from worship by blockages of greed, pride or sensuality. How appropriate to test our love by a verse of an old hymn:

More love to thee, O Christ, more love to thee;
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea, more love, O Christ, to Thee
More love to Thee; more love to Thee.

Photo credit: Robin (via flickr.com)


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Threshold Jr: April 5 – Scooter Hockey

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:53
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Scooter Hockey +
All Access Pt 2

We continue our series “All Access”
+ Scooter hockey in the gym
& Hangout & Café in The Cage

Wednesday April 5, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Life Size Dutch Blitz +
All Access Pt 3

We finish our series “All Access” & play the card game
that needs the whole gym! Hangout & Café in The Cage

Wednesday April 12, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Click here for this month’s calendar

 

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Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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High School Ministry Weekly April 7th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:11


This week…


Small Groups
April 7th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Sometimes, you just need to relax and hang out with your friends.  And this is what this night is all about!  We have a faith based discussion with complimentary snacks in a chill environment.  Of course, our youth room will be open as well!  See you there!

Next week…

No Youth – Good Friday
Join us at Church of the Rock at 10:30am for the Good Friday Service.  There will be no youth group that evening.

The week after that…

HSM Plays Password!

April 21st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Get your team to guess the PASSWORD by only giving one word hints!  The small group that wins gets the glory and abundance of snacks!

By the way!  For at least 2 years we have been supporting Simon Munyaneza as our sponsor child!  We hope that our students might have the opportunity to be generous through this sponsorship.  We take an offering almost every Friday and invite our students to participate.  All of the money goes straight to Simon!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Can One Be “Born Again” and Ignore the Life and Ministry of Christ’s Church?

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:00

At a youth camp I fell into conversation with the man hired to set up and manage the public address system. During our chat he suddenly announced: “I’m a born again Christian, but I haven’t been inside a church in years.” There are many thousands in this country, he went on, who would say the same thing.

His statement was assertive but not hostile. It needs to be examined.

In the Bible, expressions like “being born again” or “born from above” stand for an inner transformation God brings about that is indeed radical. It’s the giving of new life by his Spirit. A love for Jesus, the Savior, is born. New habits, new associates, new religious practices begin to form.

Jesus described what new birth involves when he said to Nicodemus, a devout Jew: “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.” (John 3:5)

To be “born of water” stands for our being cleansed from the moral and spiritual defilement of the old life. John the Baptist called sinners to take their sins seriously when he uttered the command: “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near.” (John 3:2) Jesus also began his ministry with the same call. (Matthew 4:17)

But, to Nicodemus Jesus adds, to be born again also implies to be born of the Spirit. This stands for the energy of the new life, the indwelling power of the Spirit of God, enabling the believer to live out the new life in Christ.

With new birth comes an instinct for fellowship with the people of God. Imagine a new convert in China walking to a house where several Christians are meeting secretly for worship. She takes a risk but is inwardly compelled to do so. The same is so for young people in Cuba who meet furtively for prayers.

The church has always been both a gathered and a scattered community. It gathers for worship and scatters to serve. The commonest word for church in the Scriptures means “the called out” or “assembly.” The Apostle Paul presented the church as “the body of Christ” — a living organism of which Christ is the head and director.

In the light of all this it is hard to imagine how the Spirit of God indwelling us would allow us to live in isolation from a company of God’s people. We are called to loyalty to other fellow believers by such words of example as these: “Christ loved the church and gave himself up (as a sacrifice) for her” (Ephesians 5:25b). He calls every believer to be there, sign in, take part, love what Christ loves and imitate him in service to his people.

Photo credit: David Goehring (via flickr.com)


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High School Ministry Weekly March 31st

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:46


This week…


Youth Baptisms

March 31st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
If you want to get baptized this is the time to do it!  Email me to sign-up!  Come join! Invite your friends and family to this night as we celebrate young people committing themselves to Jesus!

Next week…

Small Groups
April 7th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Sometimes, you just need to relax and hang out with your friends.  And this is what this night is all about!  We have a faith based discussion with complimentary snacks in a chill environment.  Of course, our youth room will be open as well!  See you there!

The week after that…

No Youth – Good Friday
Join us at Church of the Rock at 10:30am for the Good Friday Service.  There will be no youth group that evening.

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Learning to Prime Your Praise Pump

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:00

During Winter in the 1930’s the tap water in the Saskatchewan town where I grew up was occasionally undrinkable because it gave off an unpleasant odor. Mother had a solution and she made me a part of it.

In the center of a vacant lot two blocks from our house was a hand-operated pump that sank its pipes into a deep well. During those days of special need my mother would hand me a pail into which she had poured about a quart of hot water. I was to go to the well.

She knew that when I got there, the pump’s handle would likely be limp. It couldn’t create suction to raise water from below because when the pump was not in use a leather gasket that surrounded the piston would have dried out quickly and thus be unable to create a seal.

I would pour hot water into the top of the pump; the water would trickle down and moisten the gasket and cause it gradually to swell.

After I had poured and pumped a few times, up from the depths came a teasing spurt or two, then a slight trickle and finally with every strong thrust on the pump handle a continuous rush of cool pure water would pour forth.

The water was always available but drawing it up and into my pail took time and effort.

I consider that boyhood experience as a metaphor for the way we must sometimes prime the pump to bring forth praises to the Lord when faith seems dry and without lifting power.

All believers have such listless times. Circumstances can beat us down — unresolved family conflict, insufficient sleep, regrets over a missed opportunity, even the pain of an unpleasant relationship. Such reverses pile up, blocking the flow of praises to our Heavenly Father.

If this fits your case here are a couple of ways to prime the pump of praises.

First, concentrate your faith, however feeble, on a selected verse of Scripture. Here’s one of hundreds you could choose: But from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children (Psalm 103:17).

Let your faith take hold of this passage with resolve. Repeat it again and again until it becomes centered in your consciousness. Ponder it. Turn it into a prayer. Say it when retiring at night and rising in the morning. It could make praises automatic.

Here’s a second strategy: Look carefully and you may see that what praises you offer are often offered to the Father in large pre-packaged lumps. You’re thankful for your family and your job and your friends and that’s about it. Instead, try breaking up your prayers into small units and fill them out in detail. Let your faith visit special ministries where your prayers are needed.

It may not be just your family you’re grateful for, it may be your sister and two brothers and a whole raft of cousins. Name them. Name the ministries too. Take time to give thanks. Use your God-given imagination. In all likelihood the praises you raise will prompt other praises. It’s like priming the pump.

You may be surprised at how such initially “mechanical” priming of praises can prompt the further flow of gratitude to the Lord. Outdoor pumps can flow steadily even on cold days after they’re primed, and so, too, can our God-given praise pumps.

Photo credit: Julia Maudlin (via flickr.com)


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Better Than Facebook!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:20

They say that Facebook is a powerful app for connecting with old friends and for making new friends.  Are you on Facebook?  If so, how many friends do you have on Facebook?  Do you regularly check to see what is happening in the news and notification sections?  How often would you think of those friends outside of the context of Facebook?

 The Apostle Paul did not have Facebook to help him connect with those whom he had ministered to, but he did do something else, perhaps even more important and more powerful than Facebook.  In 2 Tim 1:3 Paul states that “without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day”.  This was not just a sentimental statement spoken to Timothy his young apprentice, it was a perspective and lifestyle that Paul expressed over and over throughout his letters.  (For a few of these examples see Rom. 1:9; Eph. 1:6; Phil. 1:4; Col. 1:3; 1 Thess. 1:2; 2 Thess. 1:11; Philem. 1:4.)

There was something about Paul’s commitment to the people that he knew.  To Paul it was more than just a distant friendship – him being in one city and them being in a different country, a different city.  Paul was so committed to these people that he prayed daily for them.  These were not just a few friends for whom he regularly prayed, these were people in all the churches of Asia Minor.  He didn’t pray only when a need arose or there was a problem, he prayed for them daily.

I was challenged when I read this aspect of Paul’s life, it’s easy to scan through Facebook to see what is happening in people’s lives, but much harder to pray daily for all whom you know.   Lord Jesus help us so that our friends and those whom we know would be a more consistent part of our prayer life.

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WOW – Guest Speaker Mathew Povey

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:14

Thank you for a most incredible Paint Night!
We loved connecting with you and seeing all of your beautiful creations.

This Wednesday we have our very own Mathew Povey coming to Women of Worth to share his story!

Mathew is the High School Ministry Director with our church.  You may also recognize him as various characters in our Easter Productions!

Upcoming Date Reminders:
No WOW March 26th
April 5th – last session
April 12th – Potluck Brunch

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Threshold Jr: March 22 – Game Show Wednesday

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:02
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Game Show Wednesday +
All Access Pt 1

Come for an opportunity to be a game show contestant
and win some prizes!
Plus we start a new series called All Access!

Wednesday March 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Wed Mar 29 – NO THRESHOLD JR – MOVED TO SATURDAY

Saturday April 1 – Spring Break Swim Day in Steinbach
**1:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cost: $8**
Meet & pickup @ Church of the Rock (1397 Buffalo Pl.)

Sign-up needed for this event:
Email
tim@churchoftherock.ca to sign up

 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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High School Ministry Weekly March 24th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:38


This week…


Coffee House/ Talent Show
March 24th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Show us how talented you are by signing up and performing onstage at HSM.  Use your imagination with the acts!  This is a great time to invite your friends to church to perform as well!  Email me to sign up to perform!
Auditions start at 6:00pm Friday!

Next week…

Youth Baptisms

March 31st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
If you want to get baptized this is the time to do it!  Email me to sign-up!  Come join! Invite your friends and family to this night as we celebrate young people committing themselves to Jesus!

The week after that…

Small Groups
April 7th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Sometimes, you just need to relax and hang out with your friends.  And this is what this night is all about!  We have a faith based discussion with complimentary snacks in a chill environment.  Of course, our youth room will be open as well!  See you there!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Re-post: The Second Coming of Christ — Is it on Your Radar?

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:00

It’s been estimated that one out of every 28 verses in the New Testament has to do with the Second Coming of Christ.

I have three favorite verses that keep that hope vibrant and uncluttered in my heart. I call them my anchor verses on the subject.

First, there are the words Jesus spoke to his eleven disciples during their time in the upper room only hours before his crucifixion. He said, “I am going to (my Father’s house) to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2-4).

Can such a lavish promise be trusted? In his teachings Jesus constantly pressed the issue of truth. He often introduced his message with the words, “Truly, truly I say to you.” Or, “I tell you the truth.” He even testified, “I am the truth!” Is it not reasonable then to take him seriously when he says, “I will come back.” so that, “you also may be where I am”?

If he made good on the first half of his promise to ascend to the Father to prepare a place for us, then we can count on him to make good on his promise to return for his followers.

Second, two angels spoke to the disciples on the Mount of Olives at the time when Jesus was taken up into heaven. To the astonishment of the “eleven” these heavenly messengers said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).

“This same Jesus.” Our Lord was fully human when he ascended. Why should it be hard to believe the promise of angel messengers that he will return “bodily.”

It was apparent that the brutal, disfiguring death Jesus had suffered had not in any sense diminished him. His identity was fully preserved, even though his distraught followers had to clear their vision to see it. In fact, by his resurrection they saw he had obviously been endowed with new qualities of life (Luke 24:30,31,36; 1 Cor. 15:44-49).

The Apostle Paul, taking his cue from these facts, later referred to a resurrected body as a spiritual body with new properties and capabilities. And — good news for us — Christ himself said to his followers, “Because I live, you too will live” (John 14:19).

The third scriptural portion I hold dear on the Second Coming of Christ was written years later by the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. He compared living in this mortal body to living in a tent (2 Cor. 5:1). Tents can provide shelter but they are fragile. A sudden wind storm can blow them away. Then what?

By contrast, the Apostle visualized our state of living in heaven as living in “an eternal house, not built by human hands” (1 Cor. 5:1). The difference between living in a tent and living in a house built by God — a resurrection body — is infinitely great.

But what about the interim between “tent” and “house?” My third verse fits here. We are left to wonder about the intricacies of what some call the “intermediate state” — the time between the believer’s death and resurrection when Christ appears in his glory. The Apostle covers the interim adequately with the words, “away from the body and at home with the Lord” (1 Cor. 5:8).

For the true believer that assurance is enough. We may not be told when or where or how, but we have the assurance that during the waiting time, for those who have died in Christ, the situation will be, “absent from the body, (but) present with the Lord.”

Some say it’s all a myth. A fairy tale. A cover for the fear of death.

In response: I believe in the resurrection of the body because our Lord promised it, the apostles proclaimed it, the early martyrs died believing in it, and through the ages the church on earth has born witness to it as an ongoing anchor point for faith.

Photo credit: Mike Vondran (via flickr.com)


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Pie Auction Online

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:37

Yee Haw!  It’s Pie Auction time!

This is when we hear about missions projects we are involved with in the 10/40 Window and then buy desserts for CRAZY amounts of money to support these missions.

We want to give everyone an opportunity to be a part of the Pie Auction, even online!  If you can’t make it to any of our live Pie Auction services in Winnipeg we want you to participate online.  Watch this video to hear how YOU can be involved!

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Get your dessert ready!

2. Go to http://www.churchoftherock.ca/donate  and give to
Missions Projects International: 10/40 Window.

3. Take a picture of your dessert

4. Either post it on Facebook or Instragram with the hashtag #GiveToMissions  or email it to me at  online@churchoftherock.ca

5. Join us LIVE ONLINE on Sunday at 9:25am, 11:25am or 7:25pm at http://churchoftherock.live  and watch the Pie Auction service together

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Threshold Jr: March 15 – Dodgeball Mania

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:04
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Dodgeball Mania!
+ Judgement Call 3

We finish our series “Judgement Call”
and then throw things at each other in the gym.
Also hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday March 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)


NEXT WEEK

Game Show Wednesday +
All Access Pt 1

Come for an opportunity to be a game show contestant
and win some prizes!
Plus we start a new series called All Access!

Wednesday March 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

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High School Ministry Weekly March 17th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:53


This week…


Board Game Night
March 17th – 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Youth Room
We’ve heard the outcry for a board game night and it shall be delivered!  Bring your favourite board games from home and lets play!  We start our new series called ‘Deal With It’.  It’s a series on how to deal with challenges life throws our way.

Next week…

Coffee House/ Talent Show
March 24th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Show us how talented you are by signing up and performing onstage at HSM.  Use your imagination with the acts!  This is a great time to invite your friends to church to perform as well!  Email me to sign up to perform!

The week after that…

Youth Baptisms

March 31st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
If you want to get baptized this is the time to do it!  Email me to sign-up!  Come join! Invite your friends and family to this night as we celebrate young people committing themselves to Jesus!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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