Many of us watched in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning this last week. There are multiple reasons we felt sad and helpless that an 800 year old building halfway across the world was burning. One was a magnificent structure of artistic, historical, cultural, and religious significance was in danger of being destroyed. Another was the feeling of loss that a building built in order to point to the holiness and splendor of God was in peril. I think Easter week speaks to both of these issues.

 Easter reminds of the victory we have in Jesus. Despite the seeming catastrophic loss and death of the cross, Jesus is risen on the 3rd day. Victory snatched from the jaws of death.

 The Notre Dame tragedy points to Easter in a significant way. What is burnt down can be rebuilt. Thankfully, the damage is not as bad as it could have been. There have already been hundreds of millions of pounds pledged to rebuild the cathedral. Easter tells us that no matter how destroyed our lives are, Jesus is there to resurrect and rebuild our very lives! God has resurrection power over everything, even death itself. We gather at The Rock this Sunday at 9:00 am to celebrate this resurrection power!

"Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’" - John 11:25-26

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


A rising from the dead into a new kind of life not subject to sickness, aging, deterioration, or death.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be in the service for Family Worship Weekend. We will have packets for them to pick up as they come in. The packets have coloring & activity pages, crayons, markers, pens and pencils. It also contains a snack. At the end of the service the kids can take their coloring & activity pages, and return the packet to the box where they got it from.


Sermon Topic - April 21

Easter Celebration!

John 19:30 & Matthew 28:6


March 2019 YTD