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Address: 4881 Cherokee Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80109
     

 

THE ROCK – MANY CHANGES & HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK

Hello Rock Family,
There have been some questions as to whether we will have a “in-person” service Today.  The answer is yes!   Service will start at 6:45pm.  We will gather together in the sanctuary for our FIRST Wednesday night LIVE service since March 18th.   Over these past four weeks, the Lord has been leading us into some major shifts and we are moving at a fairly fast pace.  That so, we felt it would be beneficial to have a time this Wednesday evening to allow you to ask questions and share your thoughts about where the Lord is leading us.  As I said last Sunday, I have the tendency to just go after the plans the Lord gives us with tenacity, but my intention is to do this together as a family!  I love you all and want to come alongside each one of you and provide clear understanding and communication.  I believe we are moving into exciting times and as we have been praying as a staff, this excitement is continuing to rise.  During this evening’s service we thought it was important to have some time for you to ask questions or share your thoughts.  Pastors Marcus, Andrew, Ana, and I will be speaking together and available to answer your questions and bring additional clarity to the vision.  If you plan to watch on-line and would like to ask any questions or give remarks, this can be done by writing a comment/question in the comment section of either Facebook or our Online Church platform.  We will respond to as many questions as we can during the meeting.

In preparation for Pentecost Sunday, we are calling a 3-hour prayer time this Saturday (5/30) in The Rock sanctuary from 2pm to 5pm.  We understand the importance and significance of the Kairos time we are in and believe that prayer will align us and help unify our hearts with what the Lord desires in this time.

Also, we are going to be having a SPECIAL Sunday Night – Celebration Worship Service THIS Sunday (5/31) at 7pm in our sanctuary.  Please come back and join us at 7pm as we hear testimonies from the day and then take the opportunity to worship God with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength!

Each time we meet, please continue to follow the appropriate government guidelines for Colorado and Douglas County so that we keep everyone safe and limit the spread of any virus or sickness.   And if you are considered high-risk, we would ask that you take additional measures to protect yourself.  We will continue to provide on-line viewing if you believe it best to remain at home during this time or if you are in a self-quarantine.

I know some of you were out of town last weekend.  I pray you all had a wonderful Memorial weekend.  Due to how quickly we are shifting, I would highly encourage you to watch last Sunday’s message (5/24) before tonight’s service if possible.
Here is a link from our website:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5GVOkGK1s

IMPORTANT items for you to know about this week:

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE (5/27)  6:45pm  – In-Person & Online
              Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – YOUTH BASE CAME (6th Grade – 12th Grade) – Live In-Person at 7pm!  
We are regathering this Wednesday Night @ 7pm!  We’ll meet on the large lawn in the BACK of the Church to reconnect and celebrate the start of summer!  Grades 6-12th – games, snacks & drinks provided!  No Zoom meeting this week as we will be outside.  We are so excited to see each of you!

SATURDAY AFTERNOON (5/30)  2:00—5:00pm – PRAYER & PREPARE for Pentecost Sunday- In-Person & Zoom
     ZOOM Video Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86980224073
Meeting ID: 869 8022 4073
One tap mobile:  +16699009128,,86980224073#

SUNDAY MORNING (5/31)  9:45am …  PENTECOST SUNDAY
     SUNDAY MORNING PRE-SERVICE PRAYER  8:15-9:15am – **In-Person & On-line**
     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 @ 9:45am –  **In-Person & On-line**
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry “live” lessons:  www.therock.org/children

SUNDAY NIGHT (5/31)  7:00 pm – Celebration Worship Service – **In-Person & On-line**
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/

Need Prayer, Help, Feel Alone, or Disconnected?
Please email us at family@therock.org and put PRAYER, NEED HELP, or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.

The Rock Food Bank – Saturday Distribution  (9am-Noon) & Hot Meals on Thursday
We are blessing 250-300 people a week with hot meals, groceries, toiletries and the love of Jesus!  Thank you for your donations!  They are helping fund and supply the food bank distribution and bless people in need!  Here are three ways to help:  (1) Food Donations:  Drop off anytime in the large box in front of the office doors.  (2) Gift Cards:  Place in the secured mailbox outside the office doors.  (3) Online Donations:  Can be received through www.therock.org.  Go to Give and then donate to our COVID-19 Relief Fund or Food Bank.  For questions, to help, or to sign up for a hot meal email: Lindy@therock.org.

I pray that the eyes of our heart would be enlightened that we may know the three things that Apostle Paul prays over the Lord’s people.  One – the hope to which He has called you; Two – the riches of His beautiful inheritance in people; Three – the incomparable great power for those who believe.

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

 

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THE ROCK – Change Of Plans For This Sunday!

Hello Rock Family,
We are opening our doors THIS SUNDAY!  Earlier today President Trump made a statement about the opening of churches and places of worship “now” across America.  Please watch this video statement from our President before reading on: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6158625937001#sp=show-clipsAs a result of this statement from our President, but with short notice, we are doing a “soft” opening of our Sunday service at The Rock this Sunday, May 24th.   All are welcome to join the service either live in-person or via our live-stream – links provided below.  We will be taking the appropriate precautionary measures detailed below in the postscript of this email.   We also invite you to our pre-service prayer at 8:15am in our prayer room or to join via a Zoom link (below).

For those who will be joining online, please use the following links:
SUNDAY MORNING (5/24)  9:45am
     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
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry lessons (Preschool & Elementary):  www.therock.org/children

Thank you for your patience and for helping our community stay healthy over the past two months.  We love you and are excited to have the opportunity to regather and worship together!
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

Heb 12:24-25  “And let us consider how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, not forsaking our meeting together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

PS:  Please Review Our Precautionary Measures for This Sunday:

We will take precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus and keep everyone healthy.  If you plan to join us in the sanctuary, we’re asking that you follow the current recommended social distancing practices and CDC guidelines.  If you need to review the guidelines as they pertain to Communities of Faith prior to attending on Sunday, see link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html

In addition, we will adhere to the applicable May 15, 2020 Guidelines for Places of Worship that were submitted to the State as a variance to State guidelines by our Douglas County Commissioners and approved by Tri-County Health.  This includes the recommendation of limiting the number of people to 50% of the fire code capacity of the facility (including staff, volunteers and congregants) and adhering to current recommended state physical distancing practices, which may further reduce recommended capacity.  The intent of The Rock staff is to help keep everyone safe and healthy while providing the opportunity to gather and worship together.  Please help us keep everyone safe and healthy!

For those that are considered high-risk including the elderly and those with specific underlying medical conditions, we would recommend that you continue to shelter at home or take additional precautions if planning to attend in person.  If anyone has COVID-19 symptoms, we would ask that you remain at home.

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

 

Updated 5/17/20

Hello Rock Family,
This Sunday Pastor Zach will be sharing a very inspiring message that aligns with the direction the Lord is leading us as a church body.  It will be Pastor Zach & Nicole’s last Sunday on staff with The Rock.  What an honor to have the opportunity to raise up, and now send out some amazing young kingdom leaders as they pursue the passion the Lord has given them to help start a church in downtown Denver.  Pastor Kristi has been working with the youth for some time now and will be stepping in as the interim youth pastor with the assistance of an amazing well-established team.   We will also be honoring our graduates this Sunday.

 

Announcement!  I would like to invite you into 3 days of fasting & prayer starting THIS Monday, May 18th and ending with a Zoom Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, May 20th, in place of our regular Wednesday night service.

Zoom Prayer & Fasting Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81907392256

Meeting ID: 819 0739 2256     One tap Mobile:  +16699009128,,81907392256#

This is a SPECIAL “kairos” time and there are a number of significant changes that are taking place with The Rock and things are moving quickly!  I keep being reminded of the word from Chuck Pierce… “For the Lord says, many changes are going to accelerate.  Even over the next 3-4 months there will be a great acceleration of changes…the church will connect in ways it has never connected before, advance in ways it has never advanced before.  It will cause a new move and a new prototype!”

We believe the Lord is giving us a new “wineskin/prototype” for His Church as you have heard from Kristi and me over the past two Sundays.  If you missed these two messages, Please watch them!  They will give context to the direction the Lord is taking us and bring clarity to the changes.  Links are here:

https://www.therock.org/05-10-20-kristi-polhemus-open-my-eyes-that-i-may-see/

https://www.therock.org/05-03-20-mike-polhemus-reset-and-rebuild/

 

We have been talking about crossing the Jordan for some time now.  In Joshua 1 the Israelites were told, “Prepare!…Three days from now you will cross the Jordan River and will go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you…”  I believe the key to our preparation for what the Lord is leading us into is prepared and humble hearts…purified hearts!  And what better way than to consecrate ourselves with three days of fasting and prayer.

 

The purpose of the fast will be two-fold. (Ezra 8 gives insight into this)

  1. We are to “humble ourselves before our God” which means a repentance and acknowledgment of our dependence on Him.
  2. We need to ask for God’s guidance and safety on this journey as we embrace the new wineskins that the Lord has for His church.

 

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

SUNDAY MORNING (5/17)  9:45am
     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
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry “live” lessons:  www.therock.org/children

SPECIAL Wednesday (5/20) Night Prayer ZOOM Meeting  6:45pm 
              Zoom Video:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81907392256

Meeting ID: 819 0739 2256

Zoom Phone Option:  +16699009128,,81907392256#

If You Need Prayer, Help, Feel Alone, or Disconnected
Please email us at family@therock.org and put PRAYER, NEED HELP, or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.

The Rock Food Bank – This Saturday’s Distribution  (9am-Noon)
We are blessing 250-300 people a week with groceries, toiletries and the love of Jesus!  Thank you for your donations!  They are helping fund and supply the food bank distribution and bless people in need!  Here are three ways to help:  (1) Food Donations:  Drop off anytime in the large box in front of the office doors.  (2) Gift Cards:  Place in the secured mailbox outside the office doors.  (3) Online Donations:  Can be received through www.therock.org.  Go to Give and then donate to our COVID-19 Relief Fund or Food Bank.  For questions or to help, email: Lindy@therock.org.

May we humble our hearts and seek the Lord’s face in worship tomorrow and every day!  We love you!
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

 


 

Updated 5/7/20

Hello Rock Family,
This Sunday is a very special day for all of us as we celebrate moms!  Without them, we would not be here today.  So we would like to honor all moms with a small gift and prayer THIS SATURDAY during our drive-up food distribution from 9am-12pm at The Rock.  Bring the family or get away on your own and drive through our porte-corchere.  We can’t wait to see you and pray a blessing over you!

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

SUNDAY MORNING (5/10):  9:45am – Special Guest Speaker Kristi Polhemus  🙂
     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
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/
Children’s Ministry “live” lessons:  www.therock.org/children

Graduates
Please send your picture to family@therock.org.  Also include your full name and the school you are graduating from.  We want to honor you on Sunday, May 17th.

Need Prayer, 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 PRAYER, NEED HELP, or CONNECT ME at the top of your email.

The Rock Food Bank – This Saturday’s 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:  Drop off anytime in the large box in front of the office doors.  (2) Gift Cards:  Place in the secured mailbox outside the office doors.  (3) Online Donations:  Can be received through www.therock.org.  Go to Give and then donate to our COVID-19 Relief Fund or Food Bank.  For questions email: Lindy@therock.org.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch last Sunday’s message, I would encourage you to do so.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2641&v=cTeH5OGVkZY&feature=emb_logo
God is taking us into deeper waters and His Church is not going to be the same.  When the floodgates of heaven open, the foundations of the earth shake!   May we shake well and align with the “new” in this kairos season.

With excitement, anticipation, and love for you all!
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 


 

Updated 4/29/20

Hi Rock Family,

I pray you are all doing well this week as you spend time in the Lord’s precious Word and also take me up on the challenge and memorize Psalm 91.  For those of you who have memorized all of Psalm 91, WAY TO GO!   If you are willing, would you take your phone and take a video reciting Psalm 91…and no cheating!   🙂  Please email these videos to Family@therock.org …and there may be some prizes!

 

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

 

Wednesday Night Service with BRIAN FENIMORE (Tonight – 4/2) at 6:45pm

Join us for worship and a great word from Brian Fenimore from Kansas City on “Kingdom Advancement”.  We tried something new last week and it worked well!  After the service, let’s join together for 25 minutes of discussion and prayer using Zoom.  The Zoom link is below (and will be active just AFTER tonight’s service).

Wednesday Night Service  *LIVESTREAM @ 6:45pm*

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco

The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/

 

Join 25 Minute Zoom Call – AFTER the Service

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86261839849

Meeting ID: 862 6183 9849

One tap mobile   +16699009128,,86261839849#

 

SUNDAY MORNING (5/3):  9:45am – Special Guest Speaker Mike Polhemus  J

The Lord has been downloading a lot during this time on where we are to go when we re-launch services.  I am excited to share some of this with you this Sunday.

 

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

The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/

Children’s Ministry lessons:  www.therock.org/children

 

Graduates

Please send your picture to family@therock.org.  Also include your full name and the school you are graduating from.  We want to honor you on Sunday, May 17th.

 

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.

 

The Rock Food Bank – This Saturday’s 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 your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for others be strengthened by the hope of your eternal inheritance and may you bear fruit in every good work and grow in the knowledge of God.  Amen!

 

Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

 

 

 


 

Updated 4/22/20

Hi Rock Family,

I pray that you are all doing well and enjoying the beauty of the Lord’s creation and spending time in His presence.  Sometimes we need the reminder that our true rest doesn’t come from sleep or a vacation, but from being with Jesus.   Jesus says “Come to me and I will give you rest.”  Let’s make it a priority over television, movies, emails, facebook, etc…to spend time with Jesus.  Make Him #1 in your life this week!  I want us to hear those words of Jesus to Mary in Luke 10, “You have chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from you.”  There is no better place to be than in the presence of our King!

 

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

 

Wednesday Night Service (Tonight – 4/22) at 6:45pm

Join us for worship and a word on Standing Firm.  Psalm 20:7-8 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and STAND FIRM.”  

We are also going to try something new.  This service will last an hour and then we would love for people to get on a Zoom call to discuss the message and pray together.  We will put a Zoom link on the Facebook page, and it is also included here:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86261839849

Meeting ID: 862 6183 9849

One tap mobile   +16699009128,,86261839849#

 

72-HOURS of PRAYER  (This Friday, April 24, 12:01 AM to Sunday, April 26 Midnight)  – The Rock will be leading at 12pm and 2pm This Friday (4/24)!

How do I join?  We will be sending out a Zoom Call Number later this week and will also put it on The Rock Facebook page.

 

What to expect:  We are anticipating more than 100 churches in Colorado will be joining together in 72 hours of prayer, led in 1-hour blocks.  The Rock will be leading a couple of these “hours”, and we will also have the opportunity to join other churches in prayer over the 72 hours!  You can find out more at www.denverprays.com.

 

SUNDAY MORNING (4/26):  9:45am – Special Guest Speaker David Crabtree

David is the founding pastor of DaySpring Church in Sydney, Australia and is now an international speaker, writer, and friend who now lives in Denver and is on the leadership team at Bridgeway Church.

 

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

The Rock Online 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 – This 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.

 

Blessing Corey Russell

Last Sunday we were so blessed by Corey!  We would love to bless him back!  Normally we would have buckets in the back, but of course that doesn’t work right now.  🙂  If you didn’t have an opportunity to financially bless Corey and would like to do so, you can go to www.therock.org/give, click on guest speaker, and type “Corey Russell” in the memo.

 

May the God of hope fill you with ALL joy and ALL peace as you put your trust in Him!

 

Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

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