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The History of Marriage and Why it Matters

Interested in the early Church fathers' view of marriage? If you read that headerand you are still reading then like me you are someone who iscurious about how people in history viewed things. Chances are like me you have this idea in your head that when we look at people who are closer in time to the writings of the Bible and we look at their interpretation of those ...

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Quick Sunday (10/18) Notes!

A FEW QUICK NOTES FOR SUNDAY! We jump back into 1 Peter this Sunday, specifically,1 Peter 3:8-22.The message of the world right now is "BE AFRAID". The Bible says something quite different! Hopefully, this Sunday will offer answers and encouragement. There is still space for in-person worship! Click here on 'in-person' signup to let us know you are coming! How to wat...

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Your Marriage Questions, Answered: Parents Edition

Interview (Part 3) for Parents with Kids by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor Here is part 3 of our interview series with Sean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling! This is the third installment ofanswers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage. This video is specifically answering quest...

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Your Questions, Answered, pt 2! (VIDEO)

Interview (PART 2) by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor HUGE thanks AGAIN toSean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling for being willing to sit down and do this video interview! This is the second installment ofanswers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage.Questions include: What do w...

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Your Questions, Answered! (VIDEO)

Interview by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor HUGE thanks to Sean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling for being willing to sit down and do this video interview! This is the first batch of answers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage.Questions include: What effects have you seen t...

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Rockland Baptism

God is alive, active, and transforming lives, and we want to celebrate those who have put their faith in Him as they give a public expression of that faith through baptism. (From our doctrinal statement)AtRockland, as established by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, we hold Baptism to be an act of initiation into the Christian Fellowship of one who, by public declarat...

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How to Stop Time

Have you ever noticed thatthe world never offers to slow itself down for you to catch your breath? I have. The world is always more than happy to pile more junk on me to get done but rarely offers help and assistance in actually completing the tasks. There is always one more worry, one more opportunity, one more stressor, one more 'thing'.There are so many times I thi...

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Quick Sunday (9/26) Notes!

JUST A FEW QUICK NOTES FOR SUNDAY! -There is still space for Sunday! Click here on 'in-person' signup to let us know you are coming!This week, we are looking again at the first marriage ever (Genesis 2:15-25) and a Proverb that can help us get our life in order! -How to watch online Click here and look for the drop-down menu from "Watch Online" to watch on the websit...

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The Greatest Commandment...of Marriage

This Sunday, we are kicking off this series on marriage. (Plenty of room at two of the services! Go to our website to register or watch online.) Where do we begin with such a complex topic? We should probably address our biases first. Pastor Tim Keller says in "The Meaning of Marriage": "It is hard to get a good perspective on marriage. We all see it through the inevit...

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Celebrating Pastor Ed!  (DETAILS)

THIS COMING WEEKEND! We are looking forward to a GREAT weekend as wecelebratePastor Ed Lange's retirement, September 12 13.The Worship service schedule looks different this weekend, so that we can accommodate more people as we gather to hear Ed's final sermon as a pastor here,celebrate the gift of Ed's faith and friendship to those at Rockland Church these past 32 year...

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A Story to Tell

Spots are still open for this week's services!SIGNUP HERE We kicked off 1 Peter several weeks ago (even I don't remember how long ago), and he prayed for a very simple thing in his brief introduction. 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2according to the foreknowledge of ...

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Pastor Ed's Ministry Celebration! (DETAILS)

SAVE THE DATE! Join us as we celebrate Pastor Ed Lange's retirement, September 12 13.The Worship service schedule will look a little different at Rockland theweekend of Sept. 12 and 13, so that we can accommodate more people as we gather to hear Ed's final sermon as a pastor here,celebrate the gift of Ed's faith and friendship to those at Rockland Church these past 32 ...

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How to Waste Time

There are still spots at the services this weekend, so go to our website to signup! If you have any problems getting signed up to be a part of the services, reach out to us and we'd be glad to help. It sure seemed unimportant when she said it, but now I can't forget it. Let me set the scene... Years ago we had a panel discussion at a church where I was a st...

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Quick Staffing Update and Sunday Details!

There are still spots at the services this weekend, so go to ourwebsiteto signup! If you have any problems getting signed up to be a part of the services, reach out to us and we'd be glad to help. We just wanted to take a brief moment to keep everyone in the loop about happenings in our Care Ministry with the retiring of Pastor Ed Lange this September. T...

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Sunday (6/28) Notes from Rockland!

- TODAY - SERVICES:If you have signed up, we will see you in person at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00!If you are watching from home, the 9:30 (traditional) and 11:00 (contemporary) will be live-streamed. You can go to our website (www.rockland.church) to see the same streaming options as always! We have had streaming glitches the past couple weeks, but we are hopeful they...

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What is "Providence" and Why Does it Matter?

"Providence" is a marvelousword. The problem is that no one really knows what it means and why it matters. Sometimes people use the term "providence" to mean God Himself. For example, when George Washington experiencedGod's protection during General Braddock's defeat at the Battle of the Monongahela(near modern-day Pittsburgh)in 1755 he wroteto his brother, John A. Was...

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(6/14) Sunday Announcements

- TODAY - SERVICES:Today we start a series in First Peter called "Our Living Hope". Our world tells us that we need tocompensatefor our weaknesses. Our Christian friends tell us we need tokillour weakness. Neither is right. See you in a while to see what the Scriptures teach!If you have signed up, we will see you in person at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00!If you are watc...

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Sign-Ups for Worship Services and Bible Studies

See below for sign-ups for Worship Services next weekend and Bible Studies this Wednesday! WORSHIP SERVICES 6/14 SIGN-UP! ⭐️Click here for our website and click on "In-Person Sign-Ups" in the green box to sign up for one of 3 worship services this weekend!This weekend we kick off a study in 1 Peter called "Our Living Hope". Sign-up and join us!Services are:8:00 - T...

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(6/7) Sunday Announcements

WORSHIP ONLINE, 8:30 and 10:30 TODAY (If you have signed up, we will see you in-person!)You can stream this morning's service through our website:HEREWatch on YouTube Live:HEREWatch on Facebook Live:HEREDownload the free app on yourdevices.Today's Message: Why do we even have this thing called "The Church"? It is soweare constantly reminded of the greatest story e...

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Bible Studies this Week!

Many of you have asked about in-person Bible studies, andI'm thrilled to let you know that they are kicking off this Wednesday! Please sign up so we can plan accordingly, but we have PLENTY of space. These are also all 'open' Bible studies meaning that you can start them any time, and make the weeks you can, miss the weeks you must, start a few weeks in, whatever your s...

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Sunday Details - SIGNUPS and NEW TIMES

I love studying something that forces me to wrestle with deep, timely truths, putting them into an email,and offering some encouragement for those who read them. Lately, these emailshave been largely detail-oriented.Thanks in advance for you patience as I send yet one more.First of all, if you decide to stay home this weekend, please do it with our complete 100% support ...

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Quick Update

"Hey! What's going on this weekend at Rockland?!"Excellent Question!I'm glad I pretended you asked it. First of all, we are absolutely going to be live-streaming services as well as havingonline Bible studyduring the week!Second, we are still waiting to hear from the governor's office aboutsome new guidelines(and JeffCo withpossible variances) about what in-person service...

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Sunday (5/31) Notes from Rockland!

Thanks for the pictures of you and your family worshiping!Surely there are a few more out there! Reply to this email if youhaven't yet! WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HEREWatch on YouTube Live: HEREWatch on Facebook Live: HEREDownload the free app on yourdevices. What you need to know this week! -Ser...

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Sunday (5/24) Notes from Rockland!

Thanks for the pictures of you and your family worshiping!Surely there are a few more out there! Reply to this email if youhaven't yet! WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HERE-Watch on YouTube Live: HERE-Watch on Facebook Live: HEREDownload the freeapp on yourdevices. What you need to know this week! -Se...

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Sunday (5/17) Notes from Rockland!

Thanks for the pictures of you and your family worshiping!Surely there are a few more out there! Reply to this email if youhaven't yet! WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HEREWatch on YouTube Live:HEREWatch on Facebook Live:HEREDownload the freeapp on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku devices. What you ne...

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Sunday (5/11) Notes from Rockland

Thanks for the pictures of you and your family worshiping!If you haven't sent yours in yet, reply to this email with one! WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HERE-Watch on YouTube Live:HERE-Watch on Facebook Live:HEREDownload the free app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku devices. ANNOUNCEMENTS -COVID-...

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Sunday (5/3) Notes from Rockland (and new ministries!)

Thanks for the pictures of you and your family worshiping! If you haven't sent yours in, send it! WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HEREWatch on YouTube Live:HEREWatch on Facebook Live:HERE ANNOUNCEMENTS 30-Minute Zoom call for Married Men We are going to assemble all our married men and have a one-time zoom call to ...

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Sunday (4/26) notes from Rockland!

WORSHIP ONLINE, 9AM TODAY: You can stream this morning's service through our website:HEREWatch on YouTube Live: HEREWatch on Facebook Live: HERE BOXCASTDownload the freeBoxCast app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku devices Streaming note: When you stream, be sure to check theresolution you have your player set to. It can go all the way up to 1080p (very high-resolu...

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Sunday Notes (4/19) and New Ways to Stream!

NEW STREAMING OPTIONS: You can stream this morning's service at 9:00 AM as always through our website:HEREORWatch on YouTube Live: HEREORWatch on Facebook Live: HEREAlso, though we have not fully tested it, you should also be able to watch via a free app called BoxCast on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku devices. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!--------------...

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Why Church History Matters: New YouTube Series!

Check out our new YouTube series by Pastor David called "Our Legacy: Church History and Why it Matters". For the next several weeks, we will be uploading 7 unique teaching times, each about 10-15 minutes long on the history of the church and why we should care. Check back often!CLICK HERE Do you ever wonder what Jesus would say about the Church today? How do you think...

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He is Risen!

Thanks for the pics ofyou worshiping on Sundays!Hope you arelogging on at 9AM TODAY for our Easter service!CLICK HERE After the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on...

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Reading recommendations for quarantine! (+ Holy Week details)

AN FYI ABOUT OUR STREAMING FOR EASTER:This last Sunday, Palm Sunday,our internet feed was a little glitchy. We located the problem on our end and should be good to go for Maundy Thursday (tonight 7-8 PM), Good Friday (Friday 12-1 PM) and Easter Sunday (9-10 AM) for you and our guests. This is a great time to read some great books that can equip you in your faith! Lori F...

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Sunday (4/5) Notes from Rockland!

Some more pictures came in of peopleworshippingtogether onlineso this is what our sanctuary looks like!Thanks for the pictures!Keepsending them if youhaven't yet!See below for a few quick announcements. -------------------- SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: A new online Bible Study started last Wednesdayon our new YouTube page! We are studyingtruths that help us stand firm in th...

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Elder's Corner- Feb/Mar Chimes

Your elders met four times since our last update, always beginning with prayer asking our Lord for guidance and direction, and finishing with prayers for specific individuals in the congregation needing prayer. In October and November, we began the process of developing goals for 2020. We are working on a five-year strategic plan and are seeking to put the next year goals...

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Our Caring Ministry- Feb/Mar Chimes

This is to honor our wonderful Knitting Team at Rockland. Interestingly it was Liz Hawkins' daughter Jenny, who knitted the wonderful Prayer Squares when she was recovering with an injury. She needed something to do to pass the time and Jenny has blessed us beyond words. One morning I was in my office when sweet Marlee and her momma Suzanne walked into my office. Marlee ...

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Clear Creek Rock House- Feb/Mar Chimes

The Rock House closed out 2019 with some wonderful holiday events. This year, our annual Thanksgiving feast hosted 100 people, more than ever before! Students from our mentoring program invited their families to share a home-cooked meal and what they were thankful for. One student said "I am thankful for the Rock House. They do so much for everyone here." Each family left...

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Mean Street Ministries- Feb/Mar Chimes

Happy New Year Rockland! As 2020 begins, Mean Street Ministry prays for God's clear vision and guidance to serve those He brings to us throughout this year. Homelessness is so prevalent in the Denver Metro area but solutions seem scarce. We know from talking with many of you that your heart strives with us as we seek Jesus for His plan to bring help and hope to those in g...

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Women's Ministry- Feb/Mar Chimes

Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry We would like to invite anyone who has an interest in knitting or crocheting to join our group of women on the second Tuesday of each month. We create Prayer Shawls for members of our community who could use extra comfort in times of need. The fellowship of our group is something quite special. If you cannot attend our monthly gatherings we...

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Observing Lent (beginning February 17)

Lent will soon be here and Rockland will be fully engaged in this preparation for Easter, April 4. Even as early as the second century Christians have observed a time of fasting, a special focus on the poor, and spiritual disciplines. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believers through prayer, penance, repentance of sin, almsgiving, atonement and ...

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Kid's Ministry- Feb/Mar Chimes

Making life-long disciples for Jesus! The Rockland Kids Families Ministry is in the business of discipling kids from birth through 5th grade and we hope you'll join us in this very important work. Officially, the word discipling doesn't show up in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, but that's not stopping us and we hope it won't stop you either! A disciple is simply so...

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Clear Creek Rock House

The 2019-2020 school year is underway and the Rock House mentoring program has hit a new record! This year, we have 17 kids and 24 mentors. We have never had more mentors than mentees so we are extremely blessed with the number of adults who are willing to make an impact in a child's life. Deborah Bautista is the new mentoring coordinator and is doing a fantastic job plann...

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Welcome Home - Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers at Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity built a house on Saturday, September 28th. Dusty Dodge writes a message to the new owners of the home on one of the beams at a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity build. Much like an old-fashioned barn-raising, volunteers nailed together the frames and stood them up, showing the exterior of the 1,110-square-foot house. Once the...

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Overheard by the Church Mouse- October

...Henry David Thoreau, American author famous for writing Walden. Someone asked if he had made peace with God. Thoreau answered "I didn't know we had ever quarreled." How did that happen, you ask? Sometimes, the history is so insightful that it adds measurably to the overall story. Thus, it is with our mountain missions. Nancy Judge, EChO Development Director, and Sandy ...

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Romania Outreach Mission News

We were delighted to welcome our visitors from Romania this past September. Our coordinator with World Vision Romania, Ciprian (Cipri) Tehei, his replacement, Cristina Constantinescu and two current high school students were on hand to share the successes of the program, visit local sights and meet with all of the sponsors from the congregation. The four were introduced...

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ECho - Helping Our Community

Success is very personal. How one person defines success is very different from another. Here is one story of success that our staff and volunteers have had the privilege to be a part of.... An under-employed, middle-aged mom had worked for a fast food chain for 10 years. She arrived at the EChO Job Center wanting to obtain a higher paying job and a job that provided fo...

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Mean Street Received Help from God

Sometimes God answers our prayers in unexpected ways. Mean Street's board and staff have been brainstorming ways to reach a wider audience, increase our volunteer and donor base, and offer services to more folks in need. God came up with a strategy we never could've conceived! On Thursday, October 10, we arrived at the Mean Street office to find that our brand new, 16-ye...

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Elder's Corner - October

Your elders have met monthly since the last Chimes update. We always begin with prayer and a devotional seeking the Lord's wisdom and guidance in all we do and consider. At several meetings, we discussed and reviewed recommendations for changes to our Constitution from the Document Review Team. A final version was approved by the elders at the September meeting and will b...

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Background Checks for Volunteers

Individuals who volunteer to work with our children and students are required to have a background check completed in advance of beginning to volunteer. You can access the Background Check Form HERE. The driving section only needs to be completed if you will be driving children or students as part of your volunteer responsibilities. Please return the completed form to ...

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So Many Touching Stories - Loaves & Fishes

It's amazing all the different people you meet at Loaves and Fishes. A couple of years ago I introduced myself to a husband and wife that were volunteering. The husband upon hearing my name asked, "Did you go in Berea High School in Ohio?" I said yes. He said, "I was in your class!" Turns out these folks were Ray and Carole Waldron who had lived in Evergreen for 25 years a...

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Tanzania Action Committee

October was Tanzania month at Rockland Church. Updates on our church's mission outreach to Tanzania was provided to the congregation at worship services on October 20 and 27. Members of the Tanzania Action Committee (TAC) provided more information in the Fellowship Hall concerning current needs of the committee. Rockland Church supports at risk girls in secondary Christ...

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Bible Study Opportunities

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Rockland Memorial Community Church - Waiver Form

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2019-2020 Confirmation Class Registration

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Support our Rockland Students - King Soopers Card

If you would like to support our Rockland Students on their mission trips this summer, consider enrolling your King Soopers rewards card! When you set up your card and connect it to Rockland you will then send 5% of every dollar you normally spend on everyday items like groceries, gas, pharmacy, etc. towards Rockland Student Ministry! To set up your King Soopers Card: ...

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2019 Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule What is Holy Week? Holy Week is a week when Christians remember with sorrow all the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. On Easter Sunday our sadness is turned to joy as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Palm Sunday April 14, 9:00 10:30am Maundy Thursday April 18, 7:00-8:00pm - Reflective Service and with Communion Good Fr...

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Volunteer for Memorial services

We are in great need of volunteers to help with memorial services. We need you to help set up prior to a service and help prepare, serve, and clean up for receptions. Volunteers will be trained. It only takes two to four people to make a very big difference at a memorial service and / or reception. Contact Ed Lange if you are available and interested...

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