Worship committee have put into place certain protocols for the first few weeks. We realize that most of you have probably been vaccinated (some people will have not) and precautions to protect them are appropriate. The Session will re-evaluate these protocols at their June meeting.
We ask all those attending worship to:
Wear masks over nose and mouth.
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.
You will be dismissed by rows – by ushers – front to back.
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.
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Please use these suggested scriptures, questions, and activities to help you explore your faith.
June 13 - Third Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 6
Read Mark 4:26-32 Jesus compares the growth of the Kingdom of God to that of a mustard seed. There is nothing so powerful as growth. Just as the smallest of seeds grows into a great bush, we, too, can sow seeds that help God’s kingdom to grow. Think of “seeds” you or your church family have planted that have produced amazing results in your church or community.
June 20 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 7:
Read Mark 4:35-41 The disciples were afraid and worried when the storm threatened to overtake their boat on the lake. They asked Jesus, “Teacher o you not care that we are perishing?” In response to their fears, Jesus calmed the storm. What are the storms in your life? Worry, sorrow, fear? In the presence of Jesus, we can have peace even in the wildest storms.
June 27 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 8:
Mark 5:21-43 The Ruler of the Synagogue and the woman with a hemorrhage, when all else failed and they were at their wits’ end, turned to God. These stories, found in Mark, give us hope in times of despair. Many years ago, during VBS, there was a song with the words “With God, all things are possible.” Five year old Chloe heard the words “With God all things are Popsicles!” What brings more happiness and excitement to a child than a popsicle? Can
you feel that excitement knowing that God is there for you when you reach out in faith?
L-R are: Hollie McGraw, Louis Gaunch, Stacie Priestley, Lory Lyles, Cheryl Laws, Mayor Frank Mullens, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Michael Browning (Joe Manchin staffer), Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin, and Cathy Nutter. These dignitaries were on hand to facilitate the opening of the Center.
Appalachian Behavioral HealthCare is a licensed behavioral health facility that will offer 24-hour, supervised residential treatment for up to 30 women with substance use disorder. For the first year, it is only accepting 15 women, but then it will start accepting more in years after. It's located at the Rock Lake Community Life Center.
ABHC is part of Pollen8 WV, which offers a ReIntegr8 program. The program helps women who struggle with addiction and offers treatment, a supportive community, and activities. The goal of ReIntegr8 is to help women reconnect with their family, friends and community. The program lasts six months, and provides a schedule for the women. The first five weeks are for detoxing. While they stay at the health care center, they will have access to therapy, case management and live job training. The training will come from the some of the center’s community partners, including Cafe Appalachia.
Cheryl Laws is the CEO of Pollen8. We at Rock Lake are proud of our involvement with the Center and wish them the best and offers prayers for their success.