We welcome as our new pastor the Reverend Sharon Gearing. Sharon is a 4th generation pastor. She was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. She spent many summer vacations in South Charleston visiting her uncle and aunt, Merle and Margaret Aitken. Her family moved to Oklahoma when she was in high school. Sharon was married for 22 years and has 3 grown sons, Aaron (30), Ethan (28) and Seth (23). They all live in Texas and Oklahoma. She has been an ordained minister since 1992 (29 years). She has served as a hospital chaplain, the pastor of a church in Galeton, PA, and the pastor of a church in Arlington, TX. She is happy to now live in West Virginia since she loves mountains, trees and water. Sharon enjoys reading, travelling, swimming and fishing in her spare time.
The Session has approved the worship committee’s recommendation that beginning July 4th those people who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past final dose) do not have to wear masks if they are comfortable not wearing a mask. We strongly recommend that people 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.
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.
Presbytery of West VirginiaYou may view staff-led worship services at this address:
Please use these suggested scriptures, questions, and activities to help you explore your faith.
August 8 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 14: Read John 6:35, 41-51 The Jews complained about Jesus, not believing he could come from heaven. He assures them he comes from God and has seen God. Who do you turn to when things are not what you want, God or one another?
August 15 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 15: Read Ephesians 5:15-20 Paul warns the Ephesians to have wise lives and understand the will of God. He reminds all of us to give thanks to God at all times for everything. Make a list of what you are thankful for and how you give God thanks always.
August 22 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 16:
Read Ephesians 6:10-20
Paul reminds us to be strong in the Lord and put on the whole armor of God, to withstand the wiles of the devil. As you read this passage, ask yourself how you live out Paul’s instructions.
August 29 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 17: Read Psalm 15
This Psalm of David asks the question, who shall be admitted to the temple, the worshipping community? The answer given is: those who do what is right and speak the truth, who honor and fear (meaning respect and worship) the Lord, and who are trustworthy. As you read the Psalm, ask yourself if you do these
things, and, if not, what might you do differently in your life?