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BOOK CLUB:   Please join us on Monday, June 6th at 5:30pm in the church parlor for a salad potluck and book discussion.  We will be reading the book “Big Lies in a Small Town.”  “From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth….” “A novel about arts and secrets…grippingly told…pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.” -People magazine, Best New Books.  Hope to see you all on June 6th, before Church Council, for food, fellowship and discussion!

JOIN US FOR GAME NIGHT:  Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday night?  Look no further.  Come and enjoy game night here at Rockport on May 7, 21, June 4,18, July 9,23 and Aug. 6,20 at 6pm.  A light dinner will be provided as well as childcare.  Please sign-up on the bulletin board to attend and/or host and let us know if you will need childcare.


COFFEE HOUR:  Please sign-up on the bulletin board to host coffee hour.  Fellowship is so important to the life of the church.  And of course, it wouldn’t be a Methodist event without food!  Nothing fancy, just a few goodies will be needed to host and Rockport will provide the coffee and water.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR ROCKPORT'S SPAGHETTI DINNER ON MAY 14, 4:00-8:00, AND THE NEHEMIAH MISSION COMMUNITY MEAL SPAGHETTI DINNER, WHICH ROCKPORT IS HOSTING, ON TUESDAY, MAY 17, 5:00PM Bakers, food prep, servers, clean up (drivers for Rockport's shut-ins too).  If you can help in any way, please sign up on the bulletin board, or call Lisa Kay or the office.


THE ROCKPORT MEN’S GROUP will meet on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm for a potluck dinner and a presentation by Susan and Earl Shick on their roller coaster adventures in the United States and Canada.   There will be a great meal, time for face-to-face fellowship and a very informative presentation.  Come and enjoy this special time together! Everyone (wives, friends, etc.) is invited to come to this special presentation.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 - 2:00pm and Fridays from 8:00 - 1:00pm.  
Rev. Don's office hours are Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 - 1:00pm

Rockport All Church Information and Financial Reports are accessible here or in the church office.  February 28, 2022 financials are NOW available.  

COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR SENIORS: We are seeking volunteers this spring to meet a need identified by Fairview Park Senior Center and confirmed by Nick Berardi and myself to make repairs at two homes.  The first house, on 210th street, needs new wooden steps off the back door landing.  The existing steps are not safe.  The second house, on 220th street, has more extensive needs.  The siding on the south end of the house needs repair or replacement. The front porch rail needs replacement. Tree branches need trimming and the gutters need cleaning.  Along with the south side, the front of the house needs painting.
     Sign-up on the bulletin board or let the church office know of your interest.  This is a good opportunity to reflect Christ in our community.  Please consider helping.  Dave Plachta

ROCKPORT’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – SEPTEMBER 18, 2022:  Join us to help celebrate Rockport’s 1822 – 2022, 200 years! 
     Please mark your calendar for Sunday, September 18th for a special worship service followed by a catered meal and fellowship with past ministers and prior members.  We will honor our church’s history and celebrate our continued mission going forward.
     Help is needed in contacting our prior membership so if you have old members names, addresses, e-mails or phone numbers, please let Sara in the church office know.  We hope to make this a grand affair and it will only be such with everyone’s help! 
    On Sunday, August 14th right after our 10:00 worship service, the current church across the street, Recovery Church, is treating us to a pancake and waffle breakfast so please mark your calendars to join us as we remember Rockport’s sanctuary from 1857 - 1958.   Also, on Sunday, July 17th, we will have an outdoor Worship service at Mastick Pavilion at 10:00am followed by a potluck.  As history reveals, "in 1822 on nice summer days, the congregation would trek down Mastick Hill to enjoy outdoor services along the Rocky River."  We thought it would be nice to enjoy worship there as a reminder of where it all began. 
     Our hope is that everyone will be able to enjoy one or ALL of these special dates in celebration of Rockport's 200th Anniversary!  If you have ideas for the celebration, please contact Lisa Kay 440-570-0992 or Diana Leitch 440-759-5980.






Calendar of Events:

Friday, April 29, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon

Sunday, May 1, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     9:00am – Confirmation Class
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed; Scott Welsh preaching, communion & special music

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
      6:00pm – Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
 6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's group
      6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Friday, May 6, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Saturday, May 7, 2022
     6:00pm – Game Night

Sunday, May 8, 2022 (Mother’s Day)
     8:30-9:00am – Early Morning Service, Prayer Chapel
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed Service; Special Music

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
      7-9:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
      6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's group
      6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm.  17(Youth Rm.)

Thursday, May 12, 2022
     6:30pm – Men’s Group (Everyone is invited, women, too!)
     6:00-9:00pm – Confirmands, Sponsors, Peer Mentors Last Gathering Escape Room & Dinner

Friday, May 13, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon

Saturday, May 14, 2022
     4-8:00pm – Community Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, May 15, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
      5:00pm – Host Spaghetti Dinner at the Nehemiah Mission

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
       6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's group
       6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Friday, May 20, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Saturday, May 21, 2022
     11:00am – Confirmation Dress Rehearsal
     6:00pm – Game Night

Sunday, May 22, 2022 (Confirmation Sunday)
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     9:30am – Confirmation Report Time
    10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed; Confirmands join church

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
      7-9:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry
      7:00pm – Finance Committee

Friday, May 27, 2022 (Office Closed)
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, May 29, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
    10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed

Monday, May 30, 2022 (Office Closed for Memorial Day)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (Office Closed)

Prayer List: 

(please fill out a prayer card in pews, email church office or call to add to this list)
David Stephan, prayers and healing while undergoing cancer treatment
Ron, please pray for him as he returns to assisted living from the hospital that he would settle in again and cooperate with staff & for God to calm his spirit.  Brother of Debbie Bryant
Joe Casper, prayers for healing.  Son-in-law of Nancy Geyer
Prayers for comfort, gentleness, and dignity, for Erwin and Grace as they deal with life issues.  Requested by Dan Newman
Pattie Sinnes, prayers for strength and healing for her health concerns
Linda Hartford, in need of prayer
Please pray for Renee as she battles colon cancer and please pray for strength for her family to support her.  Requested byDan Newman
Tom Schultz, diagnosed with brain atrophy.  Good friend of the Wilkenson’s
Dave Clinton, health concerns
Debra, cancer returned for third time.  Friend of Lynn Wilkenson
Elsie Gaewsky, prayers for healing and strength
Dennis, healing and strength.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Brandy, healing and strength.  Requested by Elsie Gaewsky
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
Bill Bowers-Health concerns
Donny Nally, recovering from heart & kidney transplants.  Son of Diana Nally
Katie Patton, single mom of 3 with stage 4 liver cancer. Requested by the Wilkenson Family
Jan Tietje, medical concerns
Family and friends of Marie Cuccia, who passed into life eternal on April 27th.  Requested by Valerie Norris
Sarah Bungard-Serving our country, Chief Warrant Officer 2 USMC. Requested by the Kopko family

News from our Youth and Children's Ministries

Confirmation Class #12 - 9 to 9:45 a.m. (light Breakfast served)
12th: Confirmands, Sponsors, Peer Mentors LAST Gathering: Escape Room & Dinner
6 - 7 CLASS; 7 - 9 p.m. Escape Room/Dinner with Sponsors/Mentors
Confirmand Interviews: Week of May 16th: Exact Dates and Times TBA later. Interviews will take place every 30 minutes, and you will sign up for ONE 30 min. spot. TAKE-HOME TEST DUE at interview.
Confirmation Weekend Activities: May:
Confirmation Dress Rehearsal: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
22nd: Confirmation Sunday! Report time: 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday Nights GOOD NEWS KIDS & M&M’s from 6:30 to 8! 
Wed 5/4 – No dinner
Wed 5/11- No dinner
Wed 5/18 – DINNER & LAST day before summer programming
THERE WILL BE bunches of children’s programming this summer to join! Be watching for dates & times! Day Camps and evening fun too!   
August 1st through 3rd! 4 to 8 p.m. LOTS of activities, food, Learning, and FUN!
*Adults & Youth! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer for VBS in any way!
MAY Wednesday Night Youth Group Meetings:
Wed 5/4 – No dinner
Wed 5/11- No dinner
Wed 5/18 – DINNER (Taco Party)
Coming SOON: Fudge Fundraiser and lock-in! 
SUMMER: projects, YAC, HOPEFULY another lock-in, & MORE!


(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
May 8  Mya Field
May 10  Jackson Paige
May 12  Molly Field
May 14  James Wall
May 25  Averie Mahnen

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)
May 12  Dan & Tammy Munro, 21 years
May 16  Scott & Julia Welsh, 35 years
May 17  Mark & Holly Hausman, 47 years
May 19 Jim & Diana Leitch, 38 years
Jim & Sue Spallino, 32 years
May 23  Jim & Laurie Weaver, 30 years