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High School Ministry Weekly October 20th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:54


This week…


U-Puttz Thrill Zone
October 20th @ 6:45pm – 10:00pm
COST : 17 Dollars
Time to head out to one of the most entertaining places to be in Winnipeg with HSM youth group!  The price includes UNLIMITED sessions with Laser Tag, Mini Golf and Bumper Cars.  It’s something you’ll definitely want to bring all your friends to!
WAIVER FORMS NEEDED ATTACHED TO EMAIL.

Next week…

Catch Phrase
October 27th @ 7:11pm—10:00pm

We gather Halloween related words and see how many you can describe to your friends without saying them!  It’s on stage so the pressure is on!  Also, we start a new series called #YourStory where you get to tell your own story!

The following week…

MOVIE NIGHT/ VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

SATURDAY November 4th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
We have a conference for youth workers on Friday so we are moving our night to Saturday.  Come to hang out in the cage with tons of activities!

In November…

Uprising Conference
November 17th-18th
Price: $55 Dollars
Join us for a 2 amazing days of worship, preaching and experiencing Jesus. Hundreds of youth will be in attendance this year along with great artists and speakers, but most importantly, will you be there?
Email me back!

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Uputtz Entertainment **Note time & cost – Threshold Jr Oct 18

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:29
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THIS WEEK

U-Puttz Entertainment
****6:15pm to 9:25pm – COST $17**

UNLIMITED Mini-Golf, Laser Tag & Bumper Cars.
Meet @ Church
Waiver forms needed here
churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

Note: There is a cafe & arcade for extra $$ if desired.

Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017
6:15 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: $17


NEXT WEEK

Catch-Phrase
+ Measure Up Pt 1

How many words can you get your friends to say without saying them?
Come and win a prize!
Also we start a brand new series called Measure Up!

Wednesday Oct. 25, 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

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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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Consider Jesus at Twelve

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00

The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple by WIlliam Holman Hunt, 1860. Public Domain.

In our culture we don’t make much of the age twelve.

Sixteen is important because at that age a person becomes eligible to learn and be licensed to drive a car.

In Canada and the United States eighteen brings the right to vote. And twenty-one has long been considered the age of maturity.

Each is an important year, but not twelve. However, it was different in Jesus’ Jewish culture.

St. Luke tells us in detail about the birth of Jesus including the wonders that attended it. Then he skips to age 30, when Jesus’ public ministry began.

The years between Jesus’ infancy and the beginning of his ministry are sometimes called the silent years.

St. Luke breaks into that silence to report one important event in Jesus’ life when he was only twelve.

For background, Jesus’ earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, were serious practitioners of the faith of Israel. For example, they brought the baby Jesus to the temple to be circumcised on the eighth day of his life, as prescribed by Jewish law.

As well, they were apparently competent and committed parents since Luke tells us in passing that Jesus was obedient not only to his Heavenly Father but also to his earthly parents.

Also, during Jesus’ times a Jewish boy became known as a “son of the commandment” at the age of twelve. That is, a boy’s primary accountability was now to God through obedience to the Torah.

At that ceremony the lad would begin his speech saying, “Today I am a man.” — old enough to take part in religious services, to form binding contracts, and to testify before religious courts.

In Jesus’ times, a twelve-year-old could also attend his first Passover in Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph took pains to make this happen, and Luke reports the event.

When Jesus’ first Passover was over and his parents had begun the long trek north to Nazareth he lingered behind, in Jerusalem, talking to the teachers in the temple.

His distressed parents had to turn from their journey and go back to search for him. When they found him in the temple and expressed their distress he responded, “Didn’t you know I must be about my Father’s business?”

Was this Jesus’ first awareness of his purpose on earth? His surprising response makes it seem so — “my Father’s business.”

The consciousness of his divine assignment must have grown for in the later full stride of his ministry he was accepting of titles such as Savior, Redeemer, Master, Lord, and the very God incarnate — “he who has seen me has seen the Father.”

Think of it: all this was possible at twelve years of age — a rich knowledge of God’s law and an awakening awareness of God as his Father in a unique way!

It makes one think more seriously of the capacity a twelve-year-old can have for religious knowledge, spiritual understanding, and the experience of the living God!

And, as well, like Mary and Joseph, think of the accountability of today’s parents to the demanding spiritual task of laying a Christian foundation for their children’s lives.


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High School Ministry Weekly October 13th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:08


This week…

Box Of Lies
October 13th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest?  Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!  We will also be continuing with our 40 Days of Praise series – week four!

Next week…

U-Puttz Thrill Zone
October 20th @ 6:45pm – 10:00pm
COST : 17 Dollars
Time to head out to one of the most entertaining places to be in Winnipeg with HSM youth group!  The price includes UNLIMITED sessions with Laser Tag, Mini Golf and Bumper Cars.  It’s something you’ll definitely want to bring all your friends to!
WAIVER FORMS NEEDED:
COTR WAIVER FORM: CLICK HERE
UPUTTZ FORM: CLICK HERE

The following week…

Catch Phrase
October 27th @ 7:11pm—10:00pm

We gather Halloween related words and see how many you can describe to your friends without saying them!  It’s on stage so the pressure is on!  Also, we start a new series called #YourStory where you get to tell your own story!

In November…

Uprising Conference
November 17th-18th
Price: $55 Dollars
Join us for a 2 amazing days of worship, preaching and experiencing Jesus. Hundreds of youth will be in attendance this year along with great artists and speakers, but most importantly, will you be there?
Email me back!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Box of Lies – Threshold Jr Oct 11

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:56
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THIS WEEK

Box of Lies
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 4

Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest? Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!

Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

U-Puttz Entertainment
****6:15pm to 9:25pm – COST $17**

UNLIMITED Mini-Golf, Laser Tag & Bumper Cars.
Meet @ Church
Waiver forms needed here
churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

Note: There is a cafe & arcade for extra $$ if desired.

Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017
6:15 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: $17

 

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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Let’s Give Thanks for Life’s Imperishables

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:00

On Monday of this week, October 9, Canadians will slow their pace to count their blessings and offer thanks. Whether or not you reside in Canada, please join in!

In Canadian gatherings, words of thanksgiving will flow — for food in abundance, family, safety, health, the beauty of nature, and many other things. The list must be long for we are greatly blessed.

But, these are the perishables of life. In recent weeks, shocking devastation by hurricanes, terror attacks, and a profoundly evil massacre have snatched life’s most precious relationships and possessions away from great numbers of people in the United States and Canada.

While we pray for the thousands directly impacted and in deep grief, and for others recovering from grievous injury, I suggest especially for the rest of us this Thanksgiving that we remember in particular three blessings that are imperishable.

First, the Bible.

Twenty eight hundred years ago, before our Bible existed as we have it today, the prophet Isaiah wrote: “The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). This was a prophecy spoken in antiquity, fulfilled in history, and true to this day.

The Bible is not merely a great book; it is a unique book, a book that has remained strong and communicative against all critics. It has been a bestseller from the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century to the present.

It is really a library of Spirit-inspired truth — estimated to be the work of 40 authors written across a span of 1500 years. Yet its many voices and varied styles are bound together by a central theme – God’s redemption of his fallen world. We give thanks.

Second, the Cross.

The cross of Christ too is one of history’s imperishables.

Whether it is symbolized on top of the golden dome of historic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, or displayed in rustic fashion on the face of the pulpit of a wayside church in rural Manitoba, the symbol of the cross appears wherever Christ is proclaimed.

All this is no accident. As the late John R. W. Stott wrote, “Jesus’ death was central to his mission,” and that substitutionary death on a cruel Roman cross provides the way for us to be saved from death and punishment. All four gospels lead through the cross to bear witness to Christ’s resurrection and in turn to the assurance that believers will live eternally too.

Stott also wrote: “The cross sets forth three truths: first our sins must be extremely horrible; second, God’s grace must be wonderful beyond comprehension; third, salvation must be a free gift.” For the cross we give thanks.

Third, our hope.

When we talk about the Christian hope we mean more than our exclamation that “we hope” it won’t rain tomorrow. The Christian’s hope is called the anchor of the soul to keep us steady even in stormy times (Hebrews 6:19).

It was this hope that kept the Apostle Paul confident and joyful when he wrote to the church in Philippi, even though his letter came to them from a jail in Rome.

If he were allowed to live after his trial, he wrote, that would open to him further ministry; if he should be executed, and his earthly life taken from him, he would depart and be with Christ (Philippians 1:21-26). Either possibility was ground for rejoicing.

Life as we live it in this world cannot be lived to the fullest until we have the assurance that there is life beyond the grave and for Christians it is life with Christ. We give thanks for this Christian hope.

The Holy Scriptures; the Sacred Cross; the anchor of a Hope that does not disappoint (Romans 5:5). What a trio of imperishable gifts! Let us not neglect to give hearty thanks this week for perishable blessings but even more for the imperishable ones!

Photo credit: Faith Goble (via flickr.com)


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Parenting Teens Online Class: Thoughts on Praying for your Teenager

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:33

Dear Parents,

Hope you are a good parent today.

Now what if that was all that I put in this email to you? Just that one sentence. Nothing else. No encouragement, no insights, no nothing other than that sentence!

I imagine you would think I was either a poor communicator or I just don’t really care. Or it could say that I don’t think you are really listening anyway so why bother?

And that is how we often talk to God. That is how our teens will talk to Him if we don’t teach them differently! When your teenager was a toddler, it was sweet to see them clasp their little hands as they whispered prayers to our Heavenly Father. But sometimes those very same hands are clenched in fists that are shaken at a seemingly distant God.

Before we start this process of teaching our teens how to pray, let me encourage you to look at your own prayer life and ask yourself this question. “Do I really believe God not only hears me but also cares enough to answer?”

It is next to impossible to teach your teenager that they can take their deepest cares and concerns to God if you don’t know the answer to that question!

Check out this month’s Online Parenting Class Video on praying for your teenager:

https://goo.gl/YqVbZv

 

I Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…”

Teaching your teenager how to pray…I truly believe that this is one of the greatest gifts we can give our teenagers.

Prayer is powerful! It allows your teenager to feel heard when they mostly just feel isolated! It teaches them how to create a stronger relationship with God! And it truly addresses an issue that is vital to a teenager with which they can truly relate!

Communication!

Isn’t that what our teens are all about anyways? From texting to tweeting to snapchatting, it’s all about communication. What greater gift is there than to teach them how to communicate with their Creator?

  • Pray with them when you drop them off at school or before they leave the house.
  • Pray with them when they are struggling.
  • Let them pray with you when you are dealing with issues at work. Allowing them to see your vulnerability will teach them that you place great value in prayer.
  • Talk, talk, talk with them about how they view prayer.
  • Create a family prayer list that is completely confidential which will also create trust within your family!
  • Teach them what to do when God seems to say “No” or even “Wait”.

I believe that prayer is about so much more than taking your wants and needs to a great big God! I believe He gave us prayer to encourage relationship and trust and confidence! Any relationship would be considered empty if there wasn’t time spent talking and listening.

Let’s teach our teens how to talk and listen to the One who knows them completely.

Tweetable Thoughts

  • Our Father who art in heaven…#Lordsprayer
  • Ask your teen for 3 things you can prayer for them today!
  • “His ears are attentive to their prayers…”I Peter 3:12 #promises
  • Prayer is a gift. Make sure you know how to use it!
  • Prayer is the most important communication of all! #prayforyourteen
  • Ask your teen how they would define prayer.
  • “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breath.” Martin Luther
  • Praying is simple but often not easy!
  • Ask your teen to pray for 3 things for you today! #vulnerability
  • Ask Him, just ask Him. #Heiswaiting

Feel free to forward this email to other parents of teenagers and have them email me if they would like to join our online parenting class.

 If you want to see previous issues you can view them here:  http://blog.churchoftherock.ca/tag/parenting-teens-online-class

Tim Hamm – Threshold Jr (Grade 6-8) – tim@churchoftherock.ca
Mathew Povey – High School Ministry (Grade 9-12) – mathew@churchoftherock.ca

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Sun. Oct. 5 – Are You Game 2.0

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:44

We love to play games and we hope you do too! It’s a great time way to meet new people and hang out!

Are You Game 2.0
Thursday, Oct. 5
7:30pm
Youth Room

A game night is always a good time. We have a ton of traditional board games to play, but we also thought we’d try something new. Let’s try out digital games – featuring Jack Box on your phone! There will also be volleyball in the gym!

See you Thursday!

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Human Bowling – Threshold Jr Oct 4

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:44
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THIS WEEK

Human Bowling
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 3

Ever been a bowling ball before?  Now is your chance!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Box of Lies
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 4

Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest? Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!

Wednesday Oct. 11, 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

 

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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41 Years Ago

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 23:44

It was 41 years ago that Susan and I were married. The fall day was perfect and the wedding ceremony and reception went smoothly.  Many family and friends were present as well as many people from our faith community.  After 41 years we are still happily married, enjoying each other’s company, and looking forward to many more great years together.  Neither of us have any regrets about the lifelong partners we chose for ourselves.

 

So looking back and looking at the present, how did we start of our marriage and how are we continuing to maintain a strong healthy relationship? Let me provide some points, though many could be given:

  • We had gotten married when we were both in university, we knew that finances would be tight because we did not want to take out loans for our education.  So we both worked long hours during the summer, frugally saving money for the time when we would be leaving home and then really need it.  In the midst of the long hours of work, we planted gardens in people’s back yards and then proceeded to clean, process and preserve the vegetables, fruit and tubers so that we would have food for our married life.  This taught us how to work together and to persevere when hard work was required to obtain whatever resources were needed.
  • In the midst of many temptations and desires ,we determined to remain morally pure, abstaining from sexual activity till after the marriage ceremony.  This does not mean that there were no emotional or physical longings but we knew that doing what is right is always better than living by emotions or feelings.  This same level of self-control is essential for all seasons of our lives, as righteous living can rarely come about if driven by our feelings.
  • We determined that our Christian faith needed to be woven into the marriage ceremony, but especially into every aspect of our lives.  In the wedding ceremony we included Christian principles into the service, the music and the vows that we wrote.  But the service itself was not the only Christian aspect of the day.  After the ceremony and after some picture taking we pulled apart from the people, to go to a small church building where we took an hour to pray together, personally dedicating our new lives together to the purposes of God. Inviting Him to work in our lives and calling upon His strength that we might live lives that glorify Him. This starting in prayer was not new to us, for though our early friendship and dating process we regularly went to church, prayed together and discussed the scriptures together.  Then after marriage it was and still is a common part of our lives.
  • After praying for that hour, we then noticed that we had left a path of confetti throughout the entrance and sanctuary of that small building.  So being faithful to clean up the mess that we had made, we found some vacuum cleaners and proceeded to clean the building.  Yes, this was on our wedding day, but we knew that if you make a mess, you need to take the time and effort to clean up the mess.  Many times in our relationship we would make messes, say something wrong, act selfishly, or be inconsiderate.  But we knew that if you make a mess you need to clean it up and that our Lord will be there to help in that as well.

Much more could be shared about the necessity of seeking to understand your spouse’s perspective, forgiveness, sacrificially serving your spouse, or learning to be content with the provision of God, but perhaps at another time.

Our desire for you is that, through the work of Jesus in your lives, you would find the comfort and strength that is available to you in your relationship with Him and in your relationships with those around you.

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High School Ministry Weekly October 6th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 19:10


This week…


Human Bowling

October 6th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Notice a giant theme this year?  That’s because God is huge!  We are hurling each other down the gym floor on scooters to see who can knock down the most pins!  This is also our third week of 40 Days of Praise!

Next week…

Box Of Lies
October 13th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest?  Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!  We will also be continuing with our 40 Days of Praise series – week four!

The following week…

U-Puttz Thrill Zone
October 20th @ 6:45pm – 10:00pm
COST : About 18 dollars (still working this out!)
Time to head out to one of the most entertaining places to be in Winnipeg with HSM youth group!  The price includes UNLIMITED sessions with Laser Tag, Mini Golf and Bumper Cars.  It’s something you’ll definitely want to bring all your friends to!

In November…

Uprising Conference
November 17th-18th
Price: $55 Dollars
Join us for a 2 amazing days of worship, preaching and experiencing Jesus. Hundreds of youth will be in attendance this year along with great artists and speakers, but most importantly, will you be there?
We only have about 10 tickets left to give away – sign up as soon as you can!  Email me back!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Should We Respect Even Difficult Leaders?

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:00

David is a major figure of the Old Testament. His kingship followed that of King Saul who was anointed by the prophet Samuel as Israel’s first king.

King Saul was insanely jealous of David in spite of David’s sworn allegiance. The king and his army of 3000 were hunting David to kill him.

David had gathered around him a ragtag band of 600 men and whipped them into an effective fighting force simply to survive.

On one occasion, the two forces came dangerously near to one another. One night, Saul’s army was bedded down in a valley at the base of a hill and David was surveilling Saul’s sleeping soldiers from above.

In the dead of the night David and a brave soldier eased their way down into Saul’s camp, creeping to where Saul lay sleeping.

There, David’s soldier whispered, “Here’s our chance; let me run him through with my sword.” David rebuked him. “It’s not my right to kill the Lord’s anointed,” he said.

Instead, David instructed his soldier to take Saul’s spear, which was stuck into the ground near his head, and his water supply, as proof that the two had been there without harming him. The two escaped safely.

Why would David pass up such an opportunity? After all, if he had taken Saul’s life he would no longer be hunted like a wild animal. Was his decision simply eccentric?

Or, had David learned as a child from a godly mother the wisdom of showing respect for properly assigned authority, as elsewhere may be suggested (Psalm 86:16; 116:16)?

Showing regard for constituted authority as David did does not match the moods of our times. In growing numbers, voices against authority are becoming more raucous and even violent.

Those in authority are not always right, but the wholesale rejection and disrespect of authority is also very hurtful. Teachers may be endangered in unruly classrooms, parents are silenced by disrespectful children, policemen may be taunted and threatened for their lives, leaders are insulted vulgarly, and public property is wantonly destroyed.

The Bible has much to say about respect for authority. For example, at the core of the Ten Commandments is the divine law: “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12).

This word is more than a suggestion. It is a law left to parents to administer, and if enforced nationally promises national health and longevity.

Widening the scope of that commandment to respect parents, the Apostle Peter instructs the members of the church scattered by persecution, “Show proper respect to everyone: love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king” (1 Peter 2:17).

The holiness code of Leviticus commands: “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:32). No one is left out when respect is involved.

In our unsettled environment, it is time for Christians to shine by taking a grace-directed approach to authority and respecting it! Taking our lead from David’s wisdom we can say all human relationships are to feature respect, making them relationally health-giving and life-restoring.

That is not to commend silence in the presence of evil. We should always speak up clearly, forcefully, even directly when authorities do wrong, standing for truth in the presence of falsehood — but always from a foundation of grace and respect.

Photo credit: Thomas Haynie (via flickr.com)


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Worship Warship

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:12

Well there was no holding us back last week!  The chapel was filled with the joy of the Lord as we gave Him PRAISE for who He is and our relationship with Him!  We continue this Wednesday with our 40 Days of Praise Campaign.

Lesson 2 – Worship Warship

John 4:23b “…true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”

This week we will dive into our understanding and expression of worship as we join together for a time of singing, group discussion and listening prayer!

Don’t forget that every session has a PRAISE@HOME section at the end of the small group questions.  Lesson 1 can be found on pages 8-10 of your study guide!


Click the above link and enjoy some @HOME praise while you listen to this song!
There is no one like Jesus!

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Giant Soccer – Threshold Jr Sept 27

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:34
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THIS WEEK

Giant Soccer
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 2

Seriously the biggest soccer ball you’ve ever seen!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Sept 27, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Human Bowling
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 3

Ever been a bowling ball before?  Now is your chance!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Oct. 4, 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

 

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 September 29th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:46


This week…

Giant Soccer
September 29 @ 7:11pm—10:00pm

You’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to kick a massive soccer ball…now if your time!  Join us as we play an incredibly fun game of soccer and continue with our 40 Days of Praise series!

Next week…

Human Bowling

October 6th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Notice a giant theme this year?  That’s because God is huge!  We are hurling each other down the gym floor on scooters to see who can knock down the most pins!  This is also our third week of 40 Days of Praise!

The following week…

Box Of Lies
October 13th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest?  Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!  We will also be continuing with our 40 Days of Praise series – week four!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Am I Staying in Spiritual Health?

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:00

Every day we get messages from the media about what we must do to be in good health.

We must (1) feed our bodies a proper diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and modest portions of carbohydrates; and (2) exercise vigorously for 30 to 60 minutes each day.

There seems to be, in theory at least, a culture-wide consensus on this, so at our house we try to eat healthfully and exercise, though the latter is hard to do “vigorously” at 91 years of age.

But what about spiritual health? After all, we are not only physical creatures. As the Scriptures say, mankind was formed by our Creator from the dust of the earth as were the other animals.

But God also breathed into mankind’s physical bodies the breath of life and “man became a living soul” – spiritual, immortal, deathless.

So, how is that soul to be kept in health? I must (1) nourish it and (2) exercise it daily just as I do for my body.

The food we need is Christian doctrine, which means organized Christian thought. J. I. Packer writes in his book, Knowing God: There can be no spiritual health without good doctrine.

This is in a sense the “food” for the soul and we must therefore regularly seek to nourish our understanding of the Christian faith. We look seriously into the Bible daily.

But, what about spiritual exercise? Along with ingestion of spiritual “food” the exercise side of this formula calls for prayer, service, church attendance — but also for meditation, an easily neglected element in the formula.

Meditation, Packer writes, is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God.

Meditation, like pleasant dining, takes time. It’s often suggested that it’s ideal to set apart 30 minutes in the morning for the feeding and exercise of the soul.

If that’s not feasible a lesser time can be set – even as little as 10 minutes — rather than just leaving this spiritual exercise to happen when convenient.

Morning is the best time. Just as the orchestra tunes its instruments before the concert begins, so it is better for us to take time for meditation at the outset of the day, rather than after the day’s concert has been played.

A college student once complained to me that she couldn’t make the early morning hour work because she still felt too groggy from sleep.

She was a very sociable person and I learned she usually took an-hour-and-a-half for lunch. I suggested she cut that time in half and use half for meditation in a quiet corner.

On this matter, as the adapted saying goes, for all of us, “Where there’s a will, there are twenty ways.”

Meditation usually works best when it is used to refocus on God, not on our problems. This can be done helpfully when we set ourselves to reflect on Scripture, such as a portion from the Gospels, a Psalm, The Philippian Letter, etc., holding ours thoughts to the passage.

In our fast-moving culture stopping to meditate may strike us as wasting time. We just want to plunge into the business of whatever we are doing – including even our meditations.

But there’s no getting around it — spiritual health means the daily feeding of soul and body with Christian truth. And it also means the exercising of the soul by taking time to reflect, digest and apply that truth.

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Praise!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:03

What a joy is was seeing everyone connect last week over brunch!

Session 1 – Praise!

This Wednesday we begin our first session of 40 Days of Praise.
Please bring your bible or a device with a bible app!  Books will be available before the session ($2 donation is suggested)

Here’s how the morning will look!
We will study together in the Chapel for the next five weeks.  When you arrive you see that each each table will have a leader assigned to that discussion group.  Choose your table!

9:20am – 9:35am – Coffee/Tea will be available
9:35am – 9:50am – Praise & Worship
9:50am – 10:00am – Snacks & more coffee:)
10:00am – 40 Days of Praise Session 1
(Video, Small Group Discussion, Praise)

Each week ladies are welcome to bring a snack to share with others! If ladies bring one item one time over the next few months that would be appreciated and we would have more than enough!

See you Wednesday!  Your WOW Leadership Team
Marcia H, Jen M, Lisa Z, Chicke H, Karen BL, Karen BA, Fay S, Shawna M, Patricia

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Game Show Wednesday – Threshold Jr Sept 20

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:55
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THIS WEEK

Game Show Wednesday
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 1

Come for an opportunity to be a game show contestant and win some prizes!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

NOTE: The east parking lot we usually use for youth will be closed for paving for the next 2 weeks.  Please use the south or west lots and walk down to the youth room to check-in!

Wednesday Sept 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Giant Soccer
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 2

Seriously the biggest soccer ball you’ve ever seen!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Sept 27, 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 September 22nd!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:13


This week…


Live Action Roleplay (LARP!)
September 22 @ 7:11pm—10:00pm
40 Days of Praise

One of HSM’s favourite games to play—LARPing!  With epic music, you attack your foes with a sword made out of razor-sharp Styrofoam.  Okay, maybe not so razor-sharp…
We continue with our 40 DOP series!

Next week…

Giant Soccer
September 29 @ 7:11pm—10:00pm

You’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to kick a massive soccer ball…now if your time!  Join us as we play an incredibly fun game of soccer and continue with our 40 Days of Praise series!

The following week…

Human Bowling

October 6th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Notice a giant theme this year?  That’s because God is huge!  We are hurling each other down the gym floor on scooters to see who can knock down the most pins!  This is also our third week of 40 Days of Praise!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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Advice about Prayer from Great Men and Women of the Past

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:00

Recently, a simple brochure fell out from the pages of a book I wrote many years ago on church membership. This little brochure was intended to help ministers I was mentoring in their practices of prayer.

I had begun and ended my recommendations by quoting some things great Christian leaders of earlier times have said about prayer. I offer some of them here because they may encourage you, too. 

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. Oswald Chambers

Prayer is where the action is. John Wesley

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. Oswald Chambers.

A golden thread of heart-prayer must run through the web of the whole Christian life; we must be frequently addressing ourselves to God in short and sudden utterances, by which we must keep our communion with him… Matthew Henry

 Accustom yourself gradually to carry prayer into all your daily occupation. Speak, move, work in peace, as if you were in prayer. Fenelon

Prayer is for Jesus not nearly so much connected with resignation as it is with rebellion… Practically all that is said in the New Testament about prayer is said not in the interest of being reconciled to things as they are but in the interest of getting things changed. John Baillie

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. [Christians] are powerful on their knees. Corrie Ten Boom

Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. Chrysostom

You may find among these promptings one or two that especially strengthen your resolve to pray more regularly and intentionally in the days ahead. If so, consider writing one or more of them on the fly leaf of your Bible to encourage you!

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