We strongly recommend that all people, vaccinated and not vaccinated, continue to wear a mask. Just a reminder about masks, we do not wear them to protect ourselves - we wear them to protect others. All other in-person worship protocols will remain in place and will be reviewed at the July session meeting.
Hand Sanitizer will be available as you enter the building.
We ask that you please use it before entering the church building.
Maintain appropriate social distancing; we plan to block off every other pew.
Family members may sit together. Please restrict any gatherings to outside.
While singing, please sing softly or hum.
Please suspend your regular practice of hugs and handshakes for now.
We recognize how hard this is to not do, especially since we haven’t been together in over a
year. But we ask that you hold off for a bit longer.
There will be no nursery.
Please go directly outside.
We plan to continue streaming our worship through YouTube and Facebook for those unable to attend in person.
We look forward to seeing you in worship if you are able!
You can continue to connect to the online worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30
and here are several ways to link to the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church
From your computer or smartphone, simply click the following link
during or after the broadcast:
The link above is also posted on our Facebook page. You can reach the
Facebook page with this link:
If you have a smart TV, you may open the YouTube app, and subscribe to
Rock Lake Presbyterian Church.
May Christ's Peace comfort each of us during this time
but let us continue to worship together.
Presbytery of West Virginia - You may view staff-led worship services at this address:
Each Friday bags of food are placed in backpacks of deserving students at Bridgeview Elementary. This is food is to see that they receive good nutrition over the weekend. In conjunction with other churches, Rock Lake prepares 55 bags of food on the last Sunday of each month. Each bag contains one each of the following:
Mac & Cheese (microwavable and single serving)
Ravioli (or other Chef Boyardee Pastas, microwavable, single serving)
Applesauce or Fruit Cup
Juice Box or Capri Sun
Pop Tarts (package of 2)
Individual cereal package
Snack Bag (individual packages pretzels, Cheezits, goldfish, gummies, chips, cookie)
White milk (non-refrigerated, single serving – example: Horizon brand)
If you would like to support this program with donations of food or money to purchase the food, you may drop them off anytime between 9 and noon at the Village Drive entrance of the church. (There is a doorbell there to make yourself known to the office.) Make checks payable to RLPC with a memo of "nutrition bags." Or you can use the button below to donate.
Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Click the button below to donate.
Please turn in your Commitment Cards as soon as possible. As we begin our ministry in 2022, we want to be able to plan and do all we can for the glory of God.
Please use these suggested scriptures, questions, and activities to help you explore your faith.
December 5 – Second Sunday of Advent: Read Luke 3:1-6
As John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for Jesus, so must we prepare ourselves for Jesus. This is a time of hope and preparation. During Advent, reflect on what preparations you are making in your life and in your heart for the coming of Jesus. The way must be prepared in your heart for Jesus’ coming; only then will you see the true salvation of God.
December 12 – Third Sunday of Advent: Read Isaiah 12:2-6
December is a wonderful time of year, but it is also a very busy time, with shopping to do, presents to wrap, trees to decorate, and more. During all of this, we must remember, first and foremost, that Jesus, the Son of God, is coming soon to bring joy and salvation into this world! Salvation is the gift for all of us! So, despite all the other distractions of this season, remember to put the coming birth of our Savior at the top of your priority list.
December 19 – Fourth Sunday of Advent: Read Luke 1:39-45
When Mary greets Elizabeth, her unborn child recognizes that Mary is pregnant with Jesus and leaps for joy in her womb. Do you know Jesus? Do you recognize when Jesus enters your presence, and if so, do you leap for joy? Jesus was sent because God loves each of us, and His mission is to bring hope and salvation to a troubled world. Take some time and reflect on our world and how Jesus gives you hope even during our bleakest moments.
December 26 – First Sunday of Christmas: Read Colossians 3:12-17
Christmas is here. Christ has come! Now, we must take the time to think about what that means: to love one another; to forgive; to be compassionate; kind and faithful; in short, to live our lives following the example Jesus set to the best of our abilities. So, this Christmas, put away old grudges; forgive those who have wronged you; be compassionate and kind to all, especially those less fortunate; and remember to always give thanks to God through Jesus for all these gifts this Christmas!