Rock Lake Presbyterian Church
905 Village Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309         
304-768-4141        Fax: 304-768-1415        Email: rlpc@wirefire.com

February Communications
Newsletter and Calendar
March newsletter deadline, Wednesday, February 17

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Offerings
Blanket Sunday, February 28th

Bring food to the sanctuary for Heart & Hand's
food pantry on the first Sunday of each month or any  Sunday.

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Activities and Ministries


AA Meeting -  Amethyst Group
       Each Monday, 2:30 p.m., in the Church Parlor
Circles
        Circle #1-Wednesday, february 10, 1 pm, Parlor
        Circle #4-Monday, February 8,  7 pm, Parlor
Handwork for Mission
        Each Thursday, 10:00 am in the Parlor
Kanawha Rock & Gem
         Meetings - 4th Sunday, 2-5 pm, Fellowship Hall 
Lunch Out
        Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 pm
(we leave the church at 12:30)

        Restaurant - Las Trancas at South Ridge Center
Call Jo Clark (768-8722) to make your reservation.
       Transportation can be provided.

Men of the Church 
     Will meet in the Church Parlor
6 p.m., Tuesday, February 2.
All Men are welcome to attend!
  

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A NEW ASH WEDNESDAY
WORSHIP
EXPERIENCE
This year instead of having a traditional Ash Wednesday worship service with a specified start time, we are having an Ash Wednesday Worship Open House. On Wednesday evening, February 10, you can stop by the church at anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an Ash Wednesday worship experience. We hope the time flexibility makes it more convenient for as many of you as possible to participate. Worship will start in the church parlor; just follow the signs when you enter the building. You will then journey through several stations each one focused on different worship, scripture and prayer or musical experiences. At the end of the journey you will find yourself in the front of RLPC’s sanctuary. There, if you like, you can choose to receive ashes. You will travel through the experience at your own pace and will be free to stay as long as you like. Instead of distributing Lenten devotional booklets or having Wednesday night weekly Lenten services, our practice in recent years, each Wednesday in Lent, starting on February 17, you will receive a devotional aid via mail or email. We hope everyone will have a meaningful Lenten experience this year.



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CIRCLE FOUR MISSIONS

Circle 4 is taking donations for the purchase of gift cards for RLPC college students through February 7th. If you would like to contribute, please see any Circle 4 member.

Circle 4 would like to thank everything who wrapped presents, contributed money and/or bought toys for the Oakwood project. It was very much appreciated. We could not have done it without everyone's help.

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  Save the Date...
Middle school youth retreat is March 4-6 at Cedar Lakes camp.


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IT ALL STARTED AT ROCK LAKE CHURCH IN 1965
Doctor Dorsey Ellis was RLPC’s pastor at the time. Dr. Ellis and others in the Rock Lake family supported and encouraged a young boy who was discovering his deep love for music in our sanctuary. That was 50 years ago when Tim Waugh began harnessing his ample natural talent on the piano, organ and in the choir. After college, Tim spent 30 years teaching music in public schools and directing church choirs throughout Southern West Virginia. At the same time, he was performing professionally in the United States and abroad. Now retired from the public school system he enjoys an international reputation as a musical conductor, composer and performance artist. He is known for his skills choral music, church music, handbells, musical theater and as an organist. Early in 2008, his composition CreationEtere was electronically played aboard the International Space Station. The piece written for handbells, brass and organ, memorialized the space shuttle Columbia and her crew. Living in Bluefield, Tim is currently serves as Organ Artist in Residence at Beckley Presbyterian Church as well as the Artistic Director and Conductor of Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble in Charlotte, North Carolina. To commemorate the start of his musical career at RLPC half a century ago, Tim will be our guest organist for worship on Sunday, February 14. Please plan to be in church that Sunday to celebrate with him. There will be an opportunity to talk to Tim in the church parlor following the service. Light refreshments will be served. 


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Book Drive
Hardcover / paperback books appropriate for elementary school children. New and gently used books welcome. Donations are being accepted through President's Day (February 15th). Collection bins are located in the narthex and at the CLC.

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JOIN US AFTER WORSHIP
FEBRUARY 7TH

The youth will be hosting a Souper Bowl Sunday lunch to raise money for our local food pantry. (This will replace the Second Sunday Pot Luck Lunch for February.)

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Community Fun Night
is back!

6:00 pm Friday, February 19th
Don't Miss Out! Watch for more details!

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BLANKET SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 28TH

The Church World Service Blanket program provides warmth, hope, and care during cold and trying times. A gift of just $10 provides a sturdy, comforting blanket to children, men and women who are struggling against the cold. 

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Do you buy groceries and pharmaceuticals at KROGER?

Yes—then please go to www.kroger.com

If you have an account - “Sign in”;  Go to the tab, “Community”; Click on “Community Rewards”.  Choose “Rock Lake Presbyterian Church” and Kroger will send RLPC a check every quarter.

If you don’t have an account - click on “Register” (You will have to provide an email address and create a password.  You will also have to input your KROGER PLUS CARD number.)  Go to the tab, “Community”;  Click on “Community Rewards”;  Choose “Rock Lake Presbyterian Church” and Kroger will send RLPC a check every quarter.

 IT IS REALLY THAT EASY TO HELP OUR CHURCH.

As of the end of September, RLPC has received $1,093.67 from Kroger.

If you have any questions or don’t have access to a computer, call Kay Rotz at

304-768-8996.  You must re-enroll annually in August in order for RLPC to receive your Community Rewards.  We will remind you to re-enroll.

THANK YOU!!

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