Please Pray for Beirut, Lebanon!
 
Please pray for the people of Beirut, Lebanon following the largest non-nuclear blast to ever devastate a city. Pray for rescue workers and first responders as they search through the ruble, pray for the doctors and medical personnel at local hospitals, pray for emergency aid workers to quickly organize to provide much needed relief supplies and pray for the Christian Church in Beirut to shine the light of Jesus into this terrible tragedy.
 
The two explosions at the Port of Beirut Tuesday, August 4th, have devastated a nation already suffering from a failing economy, political tensions, and a surge in cases of COVID-19. The blasts leveled everything within a two-mile radius, killing over 100 people, injuring at least 4,000, and displacing an estimated 300,000. Christians in the country are requesting aid and prayer as they process their shock and grief. 
 
This photo shows the scene following an explosion near the port in the
Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, August 4th. [STR/AFP]
 
 

Aid team at the port after the explosion on August 4th in Beirut, Lebanon.
(Photo by Fadel Itani/NurPhoto via AP)
 
 
 
 
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to Join Us!
 
Our service will be streamed on our Facebook page, beginning at 10:30 am.
 
Did you miss the service?
 
If you missed the service at 10:30 am, it will be available later in the day for viewing On-Demand, on both our Facebook and YouTube pages

Join us on Wednesday Evenings!

 
THE BOOK OF JONAH
With Dr. Eric Mason
 
At the end of the day, God is less concerned with what we do for Him than who we are in Him. Few figures illustrate that truth better than Jonah. Focused on the prophet rather than his prophecy, the story of Jonah gives us a picture of a man on the run due to his own selfish desires. Instead of showing mercy to his enemies, he determined to keep God’s grace to himself rather than share it with those he considered undeserving. Can you relate?
 
Over the course of 8 verse-by-verse sessions, pastor and author Eric Mason expands our vision to see that Jonah’s story is our own. Far more than a thrilling Sunday school adventure, it offers a profound glimpse into the conflict that occurs when God calls resistant believers to His mission. More importantly, it underscores the depths of His compassion not only in redeeming the lost, but redeeming those He has called to participate in His reconciling work.
 
So climb aboard and settle in as Eric reveals how God uses extraordinary circumstances to break our hearts of selfishness, convince us of His tender care, and unite our lives to His glory.
 
We will be meeting on Wednesday evenings via ZOOM conference meeting. You can join us via computer or telephone. Login details will be emailed to all in the congregation. Call the office if you need help.
 
We look forward to seeing YOU this Wednesday evening!

Online Griefshare Class beginning April 23rd

 
Are you feeling discouraged, sad, disconnected, anxious or lonely? Are you wishing we could just get back to our “normal” lives? These feelings are all normal when we have experienced some type of loss in our lives. And these “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” times certainly qualify as a loss! Loss of normal activity, normal social interaction, normal shopping. There is a term for these feelings. It is “grief.” And there are coping techniques which help us navigate times of loss and grief in our lives. Learning these techniques and processing our feelings of loss is what Griefshare is all about! 
 
We will begin a NEW Griefshare class on Thursday, April 23rd, beginning at 6:30 pm. This class will be held entirely ONLINE and will be facilitated by Paula and Ted Mihok. To register, go to Griefshare.org, search for our zip-code and select the group at Church on the Rock. 
 
The class is FREE,
but the information is PRICELESS!
 
Register today! 
 
In an attempt to keep you informed with the latest information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and what you can do to protect your family and yourself, we are including links to the most reliable and trustworthy sources below:
 
US Government’s Official Coronavirus Website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
 
Government Response to Coronavirus – https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
 
Washington State Department of Health – https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus
 
 
Remember: Stay Inside – Stay Healthy!