The Parable of the Sower
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:
Please use these suggested scriptures, questions, and activities to help you explore your faith.
October 17 – Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost: Read Job 38:1-7
Job has suffered greatly, and his friends give advice. Elihu puts Job in his place, so to speak, declaring his unworthiness to question God. God’s response is a rebuke to Elihu and friends who speak without knowledge. Job, in his anguish, yells at God; do you ever do the same? How does God respond?
October 24 – Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost: Read Mark 10:46-52
Jesus heals Bartimaeus’ eyesight because of the faith with which he shouted out to Jesus, and he becomes a follower of Jesus. Bartimaeus did not fear the rebukes of the disciples but continued to call out in faith. How can you and your family work to strengthen your faith, considering your trials and suffering, so you call upon Jesus for help?
October 31 – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost: Read Mark 12:25-34
Although Jesus is often critical of scribes, this one agrees with the most important commandments necessary to be a follower: Love God and your neighbor. How do you live out these commandments in your everyday life?