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Phone: 303-688-0777   |  
Address: 4881 Cherokee Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80109
     
Updated 4/16/20 at 10:04am
Hello Good-Looking Rock Family,

I pray your lights are shining brightly in this time!  Remember – Don’t allow the ideals and opinions of the world’s culture and media to squeeze you into a fearful paralyzing mold.  Instead, let the meditation in the Word, thankful prayer, and heartfelt worship to Jesus be the driving force that causes a reformation and transformation of our thought patterns, empowering us to discern God’s will as we live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in the eyes of the Lord!  (Rom 12:2)

Here are a few IMPORTANT items for you to know for this week:

FERVENT PRAYER – This Friday (4/17) 7pm – 9pm   Special guest COREY RUSSELL (Upper Room Dallas) will be leading us in prayer!
How do I join?
Zoom VIDEO Meeting   (You don’t need an account to participate)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89432874519

Meeting ID: 894 3287 4519
PHONE OPTION:  One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89432874519#
Press *6 to mute or unmute yourself

What to expect for Fervent:  We will begin by hearing what the Lord has laid on Corey’s heart.  Then we will interactively pray the impression or scriptures that the Lord is giving us as a body.   Depending on the number of participants, we may try “breakout groups” on the Zoom call.  It is a fun addition to a regular Zoom call.   Invite others with the Zoom link and join us as a family in your home as we humble ourselves and seek the Lord’s face (will) for this season!  May your Kingdom come!

SUNDAY MORNING (4/19):  9:45am – Special Guest Speaker COREY RUSSELL!
Invite others to join through Facebook or our Website Livestream URL below.

Sunday Morning Pre-Service Prayer  8:15-9:15am
ZOOM Video Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/499809332
Meeting ID: 499 809 332
ZOOM Phone Option
+1 346-248-7799,,499809332#

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE *LIVESTREAM @ 9:45am*
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
Our Website Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry lessons:  www.therock.org/children

Need Help, Feeling Alone, or Disconnected
If you need help or would like to get more connected, please email us at FAMILY@THEROCK.ORG and put NEED HELP or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.  We want to live life together!  You can also schedule a time to pray with one of our pastors via video or phone by clicking: https://therockchurchcastlerock.simplybook.me/v2/

The Rock Food Bank – Saturday Distribution  9am-Noon
We are blessing 250-300 people a week with groceries, toiletries and the love of Jesus!  We NEED your donations to help fund and supply this food bank distribution – especially during this difficult time!  Here are three ways to help:  (1) Food &  Donations such as canned goods, pasta, sauce, cereals, other non-perishables, toiletries, and frozen meats and lasagnas.  Drop off anytime in the box in front of the office doors.  (2) Gift Cards:  can go in the mailbox outside the office doors.  (3) Online donations received through www.therock.org.  Go to Give and then donate to our COVID-19 Relief Fund.  For questions email: Lindy@therock.org.

May the peace of Jesus rule in your hearts as you allow the Word of Christ to dwell in you richly!

Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family


Updated 4/12/20 at 6:59am
Hello Rock Family!
I pray you are all doing well as we enter into Passover this evening.   I saw a recent CNN news heading reading “Passover 2020 – This year the plague is real.”   There is no question we have seen a major disruption to our nation and the world not only medically and financially, but in every area of society.  My prayer through all of this, is that the “Church” would rise up and many would draw closer to the Lord and that many would come to know the Lord.  And that this may be the beginning of a billion soul harvest into the Kingdom!  May the Kingdom be our only focus as we set our eyes on the Lord and not on the media during this time!Here are a few IMPORTANT “house” items that you need to know for this week:

EASTER WEEKEND SERVICES:  *On-Line*  Saturday at 4:45pm & Sunday at 9:45am
We are excited to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior and King with you this weekend.  This will be an Easter celebration like no other!  Join us ONLINE on Saturday evening at 4:45pm or Sunday morning at 9:45am.   The focus of this service is to share the Good News and give people an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior!  We are anticipating the service to last 1hr & 30 min.
We will be having communion together (in our homes), so please prepare for this.  Also, I want to encourage you to invite others to join you through online platforms.  If you are watching with Facebook, you can host a Watch Party.  This is a great way to get non-believers to hear the Gospel!

Sunday Morning Pre-Service Prayer * On-Line *  8:15-9:15am 
Note: We are not having an official Saturday night pre-service prayer.
ZOOM Video  (NOTE: we have switched to Zoom.  You do not need an account to participate)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/499809332
Meeting ID: 499 809 332

ZOOM Phone Option
+1 346-248-7799,,499809332#

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE *LIVESTREAM On-Line*  9:45am
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
Our Website Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry lessons:  www.therock.org/children

Need Help, Feeling Alone or Disconnected
If you need help or would like to get more connected, please email us at FAMILY@THEROCK.ORG and put PLEASE HELP or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.  Let’s live life together!
Our hearts go out to you during this time and know that we are with you.  We love you and are praying for you all!

Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

 


 

UPDATED: 4/3/20 at 3:56pm

 

Hi Amazing Rock Family!

I want you to know how blessed and encouraged Kristi and I have been by all of you over the past few weeks.  We have been talking about “Family” for some time now, but it is these times where we have the opportunity to live out what we preach…and you guys are living it out WELL!   We are so grateful to be connected to all of you…to be FAMILY with all of you!

If you are feeling alone, we want to help change that.  We are the Body of Christ and we need each other – especially during these times…to encourage, help, and strengthen one another in the Lord.  Galatians 6:10 says, “Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!”  If you need help or would like to get more connected, please email us at MAIL@THEROCK.ORG and put PLEASE HELP or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.  Let’s live life together!

 

Here are a few IMPORTANT things for you all to know this week…

Livestream Outage Last Sunday (3/29) – We apologize for the issues with our Live-Stream last Sunday.  We integrated into a new on-line platform that has some fantastic features and unfortunately this entire platform crashed nationwide.  Hopefully you were able to switch over to our Facebook Live link which ran smoothly.  We are finding that some platforms are not able to handle the increased load, but Facebook has been faithful!  And to clarify, you don’t need a Facebook account to watch.  If a login request pops up, just click “not now” at the bottom of the page.

If you missed last Sunday’s message, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=ILUBccHDqrY&feature=emb_logo

 

Round 2!  Saturday Drive-Up Food Distribution  9am – Noon  Last Saturday we helped 43 families (135 people) with groceries and toiletries and shared the love of Jesus with each family through blessings and prayer!   Today we are preparing for another Drive-Up Food Distribution this Saturday from 9am – Noon.  We gave most of our food supply away last week, but God is providing for this Saturday…and may be using you!   If you feel prompted, we still need more things such as canned goods, pasta, sauce, cereals, other non-perishables, toiletries, and frozen meats and lasagnas.  Drop off today anytime or tomorrow from 8-noon.  You can also drop off gift cards in the mailbox at the office doors, or donate online at therock.org to our COVID-19 Relief Fund.   Please email Lindy@therock.org with questions.

 

SUNDAY MORNING Pre-Service Prayer * On-Line *  8:15-9:15am

Video
Join Hangouts Meet
meet.google.com/acr-krxr-wpr

Phone
+1 508-835-8180     PIN: ‪423 214 721#

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE *LIVESTREAM On-Line*  9:45am

Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco

Our Website Livestreamhttps://www.therock.org/live/

Children’s Ministry lessonswww.therock.org/children

 

GIVING

COVID-19 developments have continued to affect our tithes and offerings over the past few weeks, although I am very encouraged as some have faithfully engaged to help.  We, as your church staff, will continue to make necessary cost cuts to minimize the effects of the income deficit.  That said, we will continue to make every effort to meet the needs in our church body and community.  We also intend to continue our giving and support to our missionaries and ministry partners.

If you have been blessed during this time and are able to give, we would truly appreciate your help.

You can give on-line at the following link: https://pushpay.com/g/therockcastlerock  both for tithes/offerings and for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

We pray that you will be strong and courageous and that the God of peace will equip you with every good thing for doing His will, that we may be pleasing in His sight.   All glory and honor to the King!

 

We love you all dearly!
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

 


UPDATED: 3/27/20 at 5:05pm

Hi Rock Family,
Things seem to be ever-changing right now due to our economy and COVID-19.  Let’s continue to reach out and be a light and help to our church family and the surrounding community.  We will do our best to keep you informed on changes that affect our church family, so please read these emails carefully as they will have important information about changes to The Rock.

These are exciting times.  Remember, don’t let fear into your thoughts!  It will paralyze you from your calling in this season.  You are created by the Lord and empowered by the Spirit for such a time as this!  I encourage you to engage in the Word, in Worship, and in messages that speak the Word of God…not those using human wisdom to interpret the present times!

 

Fervent Prayer 6-8pm TONIGHT (3/27/20)
We are moving Fervent Prayer to an online format through Google Hangouts and adjusting the time to 6-8pm. Join by Video or by Phone.  You can email Pastor Rae at rae@therock.org or visit our fervent webpage for more information.    https://www.therock.org/fervent/

VIDEO
Join Hangouts Meet

meet.google.com/bbo-poha-kfo

PHONE
+1 720-439-7024
PIN: ‪293 519 981#

 

Join us to watch or listen.  Everyone will have the opportunity to pray. It is so important that we keep ourselves strengthened in the Lord through prayer, and intercede for others to encounter God in these unprecedented times. Prayer is the KEY to unlocking the doors of breakthrough in this season!

 

SATURDAY Morning Drive-Up Food Bank  9am-12pm

If you are in need of food during this time, please come!  Appointments are not necessary.  Just drive up to the main entrance between 9am and 12pm this Saturday morning.  Please let those in need know about this!

If you would like to donate, we are receiving gift cards and groceries.  Gift cards can also be dropped off anytime by putting them in the outdoor mailbox by the office doors.

 

SUNDAY MORNING Pre-Service Prayer

As of today, we are still limited to having no more than 10 congregants for our gatherings and in services.  So we will have our Pre-Service Prayer from 8:15-9:15am ON-LINE only – using Google Hangouts.  You can now join by Video or by Phone.  I apologize for the complications with last Sunday morning’s pre-service call.  We are hoping all the kinks are now worked out!

VIDEO
Join Hangouts Meet
meet.google.com/acr-krxr-wpr

PHONE
+1 508-835-8180
PIN: ‪423 214 721#

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 9:45am

This is going to be a special service in partnership with another church!  I am very excited and believe we are going to experience the Spirit in an amazing way – in the sanctuary and in our own homes!

Similar to pre-service, we are still limited to having no more than 10 congregants for our gatherings and in services.  So we are holding to the same on-line ONLY format as last Sunday – having a maximum of10 people in the sanctuary and holding to the social distancing requirements.

Sunday Morning Service LIVESTREAM
Through our website:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco

If you have children, our Children’s Ministry weekend service lessons for preschool and 1st-4th grade for will be available on-line in a recorded format.  Go to our Children’s Ministry webpage:  www.therock.org/children

 

GIVING
COVID-19 developments have reduced our church tithes over the past few weeks and we are taking appropriate steps as your church staff to minimize costs and offset the deficit.   At the same time we have seen an increase in needs, both in The Rock body and outside it and are making every effort to meet the needs in our church and in our community.  If you have been blessed during this time and are able to give, we would truly appreciate your help.

You can give on-line at the following link: https://pushpay.com/g/therockcastlerock

*And we have now set up the ability to give directly into a COVID-19 Relief Fund that will help with needs of those impacted by the virus.  Just go to the link above and click on Fund and then click on COVID-19 Relief Fund.

May you be filled with the knowledge of God’s will and may His hope, peace and love be your strong tower and refuge!

We love you,
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

 

 

 


 

Updated: 3/20/20 at 12:10pm

 

Hi Rock Family,
We are writing to give you the latest update on changes due to COVID-19.

 

First off, I want to remind myself and all of you WHO WE ARE and what we are here for:
We are God’s chosen people, his treasured possession!
We are a priesthood of kings and a kingdom of priests!
We are a nation of God’s people, united as one through the Spirit!
We are set apart from this world as devoted ones, so the corruption of the world does not overcome us, but that we would be world overcomers…world changers!
We are consecrated into our divine nature by abiding and dwelling in the Lord’s divine power!
We are worshippers of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords by the glory and goodness of God!
We are lovers of God and therefore lovers of others.  Not lovers of this world.
We are, at ALL times, to make every effort to walk in increasing faith, goodness, knowledge (of God), self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and LOVE!
SO THAT we may have Kingdom eyesight and declare the praises of the Lord Jesus Christ – who has called us out of the darkness, fear, and death of this world and into His marvelous and majestic light.  And with this light, that we would then worship and praise Him and broadcast His glorious wonders throughout the world.  To Jesus Christ be all the power and the glory forever throughout all ages and time!  Amen.

 

OK – so here is the update:  Unfortunately, our worship services will not be the same for an unforeseen amount of time.  Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued a “Public Health Order” implementing emergency measures to limit mass gatherings to no more than 10 people for at least the next 30 days.

This means we are moving our 9:45 am Sunday Worship Service and 6:45 pm Wednesday Night Service to on-line ONLY format and we will not be able to allow people into the sanctuary during these services.  I am so sorry about this!  We will also be moving our Pre-Service Prayer on Sundays to a conference call from 8:15-9:15 am.

Sunday Pre-Service Prayer at 8:15am (conference call)
Dial-in number: (605) 313-6310
Access code: 111787#

Worship Services – Sunday at 9:45 am & Wednesday at  6:45 pm (live-stream only)
Through our website:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco

If you have children, our Children’s Ministry weekend service will be available on-line in a recorded format.  Go to our Children’s Ministry webpage:  www.therock.org/children.   We will have a lesson for preschool age children and a lesson for 1st – 4th graders.  These will be uploaded weekly before the Sunday service.

 

Also, we have heard some rumors of a possible mandatory order to stay at home – similar to what was just ordered in California. That being said, as a precaution, we would recommend having at least two weeks of food and supplies before Monday.   We are not to operate in a spirit of fear, but we should be prepared.

As a side note:  A great resource for your family during this time is Right Now Media. As part of our Rock family, you can have FREE access through The Rock by registering with the following link:  https://rightnow.org/account/invite/therockchurch

One more thing:  I want to remind everyone that we are still doing 15 minute prayer calls at 6 am every Monday-Friday.  The instructions for this call are now the same as for Pre-Service Prayer on Sunday at 8:15 am.  *To join dial: (605) 313-6310 and then dial the Access Code:  111787 and press #.  And please note that if you are a T-Mobile user, you may need to first dial (425)535-9113 as a work-around to eliminate charges to your phone.

 

May you overflow with hope, peace, and love by the power of the Holy Spirit!

We love you,
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

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