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Dartpocalypse – Threshold Jr Nov 22

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:10

 

THIS WEEK

Dartpocalypse

You have been waiting all year to shoot your friend in the eyeball with a nerf dart!
So don’t miss your chance.
Safety glasses, blasters, darts are all provided (Do not bring your own)
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

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


NEXT WEEK

Human Curling!
+ Stuck Pt 2

You and your friends become the curling rocks
as we hurl you down the gym floor on a scooter!
Not to worry, we have safety restraints!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Nov 29, 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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How Tomato Soup and Psalm 23 Fill out the Menu at Our House Daily

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

When we sit down for a bowl of our favorite tomato soup we know we are in for a moment of pleasure. We never tire of tomato soup at our house.

Kathleen’s friend, Betty Johnston, from Tennessee gave her the original recipe more than 20 years ago.

We’ve gone back to this soup on occasion through the years but recently, along with a suitable side dish, it fills out the need almost daily for one of three healthful meals.

This morning it was time to make a fresh two-or-three-day supply, and I was pressed into service as a greenhorn chef. All my family and friends know that cooking has never been my thing.

I was not totally new to the procedure, however, because for some time I have chopped up the cabbage out of consideration for Kathleen’s right shoulder. Replacement surgery a few years ago helped her greatly, but she has to be careful.

This morning’s activity was nevertheless a huge step forward for me. It was my first time to make the soup from start to finish. That is, to wash, chop, assemble, cook and store.

Kathleen supervised every step closely and here is the sequence I followed:

1. Get out the big pot that holds several quarts of liquid.

2. Lay out on the counter the chopping board, then the freshly washed cabbage, several stalks of celery and three or four onions. Also have at hand two cans of Aylmers tomatoes (labeled no salt, and prepared with Italian spices). And don’t forget the hot sauce to add the zing

3. With Kay looking on I chopped the cabbage until the results nearly filled the cooking pot. I then chopped and added the celery and tear-jerking onions.

4. After adding several cups of water I carried the pot to the stove and cooked the vegetables until the cabbage was limp. Then I added the two cans of tomatoes and several squirts of the hot sauce and mixed it all well and let it cook.

5. The final step was to let the mixture cool and then puree the results about half a quart at a time in the blender, pouring the results into containers to store in the refrigerator.

Here’s how this delicious soup fits into our daily menu: After a nutritious smoothie for breakfast and a noon meal of meat, vegetables, salad, and dessert, for our evening repast this soup comes into play. We usually add a protein, like a cheese sandwich or poached egg.

In troubled times such as ours you may ask who should care about matters so mundane as recipes and food cooking procedures? Especially about so modest a dish as tomato soup.

My mind turns toward the end of the 23rd Psalm where  the author addresses this line to the Divine Shepherd: “You prepare a table before me …”  even when my life may be in danger.

Every repast reminds us that this Shepherd God we serve is all-provident and deserves our heart’s gratitude even for a humble dish of tomato soup.

 

Photo credit: Erik Forsberg (via flickr.com)


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Human Space Invaders – Threshold Jr Nov 15

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:03

 

THIS WEEK

Human Space Invaders!
+ Stuck Pt 1

Watch the virtual video game come to life!
We will also be starting a new series called Stuck, it’s about what to do when you feel stuck in life!  Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Dartpocalypse

You have been waiting all year to shoot your friend in the eyeball with a nerf dart! So don’t miss your chance.  Safety glasses, blasters, darts are all provided (Do not bring your own)  Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Nov 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

 

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 November 17th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:29


This week…


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!

The following week…

Coffee House / Talent Show
November 24th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm

Show us how talented you are by signing up and performing onstage at HSM. Any act is welcomed—use your imagination! Invite your friends as well!
Performers must come at  6:00pm to setup!

The week after that…

Dr. Seuss Rap Battle

December 1st @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Pick a Dr. Seuss book to rap to and face off against your friend!  Then we will all see who is truly livin’ the thug life! We are starting a new series called ’Supernatural’.   It’s about exploring the idea that our reality is more than what we see in the natural world.

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Re-Post: Keeping Daily Prayers Alive and Fresh

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:00

Prayer is a discipline that enriches our awareness of the Living God and his care for us. Prayer is therefore bedrock for living adequately as believers.

Through the years I have kept distraction at bay, and centered my prayer using the five classic elements of prayer as follows.

1. ADORATION. The Virgin Mary began, “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46, 47). That’s adoration. Taking our lead from the Psalmist we may say, “O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty,” and then let the reality sink in (Psalm 104:1).

Words of adoration, when thoughtfully offered to God, take us into the inner sanctuary of worship. This exercise can concentrate the mind and bring under control our scattered thoughts. The Book of Psalms gives many examples: (Psalm 108:5; 104:33; 145:1; 138:1,2; 111:1; 104:1; 103;1; Psalm 66:1,2).

2. CONFESSION. In a collection of prayers that John Wesley published before he was 30 years of age, he gave this helpful pattern: “Heal, O Father of mercies, all my infirmities (_____), strengthen me against all my follies (____), forgive me all my sins (_____). Wesley left the blanks so that anyone using this prayer could personalize it. However we fill in the blanks, confession must be a part of every honest prayer.

3. PETITION. To petition means to implore or to beseech. Often our prayers of confession lead naturally to petitions for mercy, grace, forgiveness, or strength to obey. Petitions may also have to do with our infirmities, follies, or sins. Or they may arise out of daily needs, however large or small.

Keeping current in this way makes for soul health. George Buttrick wrote, “No situation remains the same when prayer is made about it.”

4. INTERCESSION. This means praying for others — family, friends, associates, neighbors, distant ministries, civic leaders. The efficacy of intercession is one of the profoundest mysteries of the spiritual life. Its effects are often imperceptible but in God’s time come home to us as real.

Intercession saves our prayers from becoming merely “want” lists. It stretches our horizons. James Hastings wrote, “It would not be unfair to estimate a person’s religion by the earnestness by which he longs for the welfare of others.”

5.THANKSGIVING. This aligns with adoration as follows: In adoration, we worship God for who he is; in thanksgiving we praise him for all his benefits. It is good to let our spirits soar in daily thanksgiving.

During this part of our prayer, it is good to remember the smallest mercies alongside the great and grand ones.  And when we pray we give thanks above all else for the gift of redemption through Jesus Christ, the greatest blessing of all!  He is our salvation and we walk with him as Lord!

Photo credit: Stephen Platt (via flickr.com)


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Thurs. Nov. 16 – Trivia Night

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:45

Test your knowledge with some trivia!

Trivia Night
Thursday, Nov. 16
7:30pm

We’ll be breaking into teams and attempting to answer as many questions as we can. We’ll have multiple rounds of play, with free time in between to chat and meet new friends. It should be a pretty chill evening with coffee and snacks. So come on out and hang with us!

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Game Show Wednesday – Threshold Jr Nov 1

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:04

 

THIS WEEK

Just Dance/Dance Central – DANCE OFF!!
+ Measure Up Pt 3

We just got the newest Just Dance 2018 and we are going to see who is the best dancer at youth by putting it on the screens in the youth room!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Human Space Invaders!
+ Stuck Pt 1

Watch the virtual video game come to life!
We will also be starting a new series called Stuck, it’s about what to do when you feel stuck in life!  Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Nov 15, 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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You called my name…

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:14
… and I ran out of that grave! Hello Women of Worth! We trust you all enjoyed your new study group this last week!

Just a reminder:

  • Coffee/Tea is served from 9:15am – 9:35am in the Chapel
  • Worship begins around 9:35am
  • Then grab your snack and head to your small group study room!
IMPORTANT FOOD ANNOUNCEMENT!

Based on Manitoba Legislation, we need to change the way we “do food” at the church.

We can no longer bring in any homemade food.

All food must be purchased from a grocery store or restaurant. The food must come to church in the sealed package that it was purchased in (or in Restaurant packaging – for eg, Tim Horton’s Box of Muffins)

So what does this mean for WOW?

Well, we still love our snack break, so please continue to bring snacks when you feel so inclined and just make sure it is purchased! Yes, we will miss those home cooked goodies but we are excited to follow this new procedure to ensure the health and safety of the ladies attending the ministry!

    

40 Days of Praise – let’s keep it going!

Now that we’re finished the 40 days of Praise Campaign, let’s use some of those “tools” we learned about to keep on praising the Lord.  Try the “goal post” or “wash the windows” while you listen to this song that we did at church this last weekend.

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High School Ministry Weekly November 10th!

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:21


This week…


Just Dance/Dance Central – DANCE OFF!!
Friday, November 10th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
We just got the newest Just Dance 2018 and we are going to see who is the best dancer at youth by putting it on the screens in the youth room!  We had a blast last year so you don’t want to miss this!  We continue our home-grown series called #YourStory, where you get to tell the story of what God has done in your life!

The following week…

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!

The week after that…

Coffee House / Talent Show
November 24th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm

Show us how talented you are by signing up and performing onstage at HSM. Any act is welcomed—use your imagination! Invite your friends as well!
Performers must come at  6:00pm to setup!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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How Aging Takes You By Surprise

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:00

I was a college pastor, 37 years old, when a student from the campus across the street came for an appointment. She talked out her problem and we had prayer.

As she got up to leave, she said with a warm smile, “Thanks very much for seeing me; I thought it would be good for me to talk to someone middle-aged.”

Me? Middle-aged? It was a brand new and entirely unexpected thought. I pondered it for some time after she left.

I’m not middle-aged, I thought. I am young. Not that much different from the hundreds of students I preach to every Sunday.

But the truth slowly sank in and from that time to the present, people here and there have managed to keep me conscious that the aging process is real.

For example, I was holding a church conference in Western Canada when I was in my early 60s.  Crossing the conference grounds from the lodge to the meeting place, singing to myself, I saw Maurice coming toward me.

He stopped, put his hand on my forearm, and in a most solicitous voice said something like, “At your age, you shouldn’t be walking and singing at the same time.”

On another occasion some time later my wife, Kathleen, and I were driving across Michigan on I-94. It was late afternoon and time to quit for the day, so I pulled into a motel and went inside.

I asked the usual questions: Do you have a nonsmoking room for two — preferably on the main floor? The desk clerk studied his charts and then, smiling as if he had found the right match said, “I can give you a handicapped room. Fully equipped.”

It was another jarring moment. I wondered, Do I look that infirmed?

But the coup de grace came later that summer, from the boss of a roofing crew replacing the shingles on the house next door. I asked him to look at the roof of my house and give me his opinion.

We walked together to my driveway and he stood for a few moments looking up. Then, he said pleasantly, “You won’t be around to replace those shingles.”

Many observant seniors are aware of the subtle social changes that begin to manifest themselves as age creeps on: Sales clerks seem to show diminished interest in giving service; con artists treat the aged as easy prey for their schemes; people in a group may ignore the comments of the elderly.

Growing old is not for the humorless. I’ve been collecting funny stories about aging and loss of memory for some time now. This is not politically incorrect because my stories are about me and my own age group.

One story my wife and I both enjoy is about the elderly couple driving out to meet friends for a social evening. She says to him, “Honey, you try to remember where we’re going and I’ll try to remember who we are.”

Admittedly, there is a less pleasant side to growing old. Strength begins to wane, degenerative diseases show up, creaks and aches become regular companions.

Perhaps worst of all is the subtle anxiety, always just under the surface, about what the future will hold in this high speed new world.

The Psalmist’s prayer takes on new meaning for us: “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone” (Ps. 71:9).

In my experience, that sort of response is the right one. We can allow faith to take us by one arm and hope by the other as we walk, perhaps a little less briskly than before, down this pilgrim path.

Faith says in one ear, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you” (Rom. 8:11).

That verse doesn’t need to apply only to our future resurrection. It can also mean that even the closing years of this life can be infused with special energy from God’s Spirit.

And hope says in the other ear, “Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory” (Rom. 5:2, NLT).

In the meantime, the people of God — the church — can do a wonderful thing for those in their midst who are of advanced years. It can counter today’s tendency to diminish and devalue the aged.

I think of this when I read one of my at-present favorite chapters in the Old Testament, Leviticus 19. It sets forth a summary of how God’s chosen people were to live out His holiness in community.

One verse says, “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:32).

(A version of this piece was first published in Christianity Today)

 

Photo credit: Garry Knight (via flickr.com)


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