“Always Give Thanks”
Hi Rock Family,
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already here!?
I want you all to know that I am thankful for you!  I am also thankful for what the Lord is doing in our hearts and how He is opening our eyes to see in new ways through the shakings that we have gone through this year.  In the past 7 months we have seen more people than ever before come into the Kingdom, healed, ministered to, prayed for, touched by the Holy Spirit, restored spiritually, and helped with physical blessings including food, clothing, meals, finances, vehicle repairs, utilities, rent, and mortgages.  In the midst of all the “trials” we have faced, this has actually been an AMAZING year!
I want to encourage you to “see” your circumstances through His eyes – no matter how difficult this time may feel.  One of the keys to the fullness of life is having a thankful and joyful heart – at ALL times!  How do we do this?  We can’t do this on our own, but as we set our eyes on the Lord and keep our hearts and minds in a place of constant prayer (continuous communion with God through the Holy Spirit), and when we do, it aligns us with the very will of our heavenly Father!  Here are a few Scriptures where you will see this:  Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:6; Col 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Hebrews 13:15
May we live each day as David spoke of in Psalm 34:   “I will bless the Lord at ALL times.  His praise will ALWAYS be on my lips!

This Wednesday (TODAY), we will NOT be gathering for our normal evening service or youth (Base Camp).  HOWEVER – we are going to open up the Student Auditorium (gym) from 1-5pm Wednesday (TODAY) for the youth to come and gather for games and fun and we will have pizza and drinks available.
Rock Family – We also will have some great opportunities for people and families to serve and help with our Thanksgiving Meal that is expected to serve over 350 people in need and our Food Bank Distribution that is expected to bless over 300 people this week!   
See the following serving and ministry opportunities that are available at The Rock this week!…
Wednesday (Today) – Help from 3pm – 5pm with carving 40-50 turkeys from our large smoker and preparation of the food for Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal distribution.
Thursday – Help with preparation and distribution of fully cooked Thanksgiving meals to families in need from 12pm – 1:00pm.  Also we need people to pray with those who are receiving food.
Friday – Help with food bank preparation & stocking from 10am-1pm for Saturday distribution.
Saturday – Help with food bank distribution from 8:30am – 11am.  Also we need people to pray with those receiving food.

I believe the Lord wants us as the Church to release love, hope, encouragement, strength, joy, and blessings to many who are struggling and in fear during this holiday season.   We are to make the most of every opportunity and we have opportunities – don’t miss them!   (Eph 5:16)

Check out this amazing Video Testimony from David & Tesia that happened last Tuesday.  To give a little more context to this testimony…David and Tesia are church plant pastors that we have the honor of coming alongside as they launch a church in the Denver area – close to the capital building.   The backstory: Tesia had been in the emergency room on Monday (the day before the miracle) with such great pain that she could barely move.  She was determined to be with us on Tuesday.  It took everything she had to muster the strength and fight through the pain to come to our staff meeting Tuesday morning.  When she arrived, she could not sit or stand without great pain and back spasms.  We quickly gathered around and prayed and prophesied over her back and this is what happened…


https://youtu.be/wwn2oP9Ovh4

IMPORTANT ITEMS for You to Know About This Week:

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE (11/25)   We will resume next Wednesday (12/2). 

NO YOUTH ~BASE CAMP (6th – 12th Grade) – WEDNESDAY NIGHT (11/25) 7:00pm
Join us in the Student Auditorium.  We are excited to see each of you!  Contact Pastor Kristi at kristi@therock.org with any questions.

Thursday (11/26) Thanksgiving Meal 11-1pm & Saturday Morning (11/28) Food Bank Distribution
https://www.therock.org/foodbank/
Email Lindy@therock.org if you have any questions or want to help out.

SUNDAY MORNING (11/29) PRE-SERVICE PRAYER  8:15-9:15am – *In-Person & On-line*
               ZOOM Direct Video Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85340164797?pwd=V0lmWFRRL0R6Tm56QTdRUHNoMWI3QT09
ZOOM Meeting ID: 853 4016 4797
Passcode: 1   (NOTE: The Passcode was added for security,
              but is not needed if you click on the ZOOM link above.)
              ZOOM Phone Option +12532158782,,85340164797#

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE (11/29)   9:45am –  *In-Person & On-line*
Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/rockchurchco
The Rock Online Livestream:  https://www.therock.org/live/

3 Days of Prayer & Fasting (Monday, Nov 30th – Wed, Dec 2nd )
Corporate Prayer Times (on ZOOM) from 12-1pm Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81905184635?pwd=bkhtRlNxL3E3SnZCTU1oSFNHcHJNQT09
Passcode: 1   (NOTE: The Passcode was added for security,
              but is not needed if you click on the ZOOM link above.)
Meeting ID: 819 0518 4635        Phone Option: +1-346-248-7799,,81905184635

Through Jesus, may we continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name!  (Heb 13:15)
Happy Thanksgiving! We love you!
Pastors Mike & Kristi and your Rock Staff family

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE  If you missed the opportunity to give last Sunday, here are some convenient ways you can partner with The Rock as you practice generosity – our regular tithe/giving, our building payoff, and our compassion/food bank.  Click on the following link or graphic.  www.therock.org/give


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.