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     After worship on Feb 13th and 20th, we will be discussing Rockport's 200th Anniversary.  Please stop in the Parlor and let us know any ideas that you may have to celebrate this grand event!  If you would like to join the planning committee or just have some suggestions, we would like to hear from you.  Please call Diana Leitch 440-759-5980 or Lisa Kay 440-570-0992.

met again on Monday and with the continued decrease in COVID numbers in Cuyahoga County, small groups may meet at the church (book club, knitting etc.).  We still need to remain diligent in our safety protocols to keep everyone at Rockport safe. With this in mind, we are continuing with the following recommendations:  Masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED while in the building and we need to socially distance by family in the sanctuary. Choir will continue to practice in the sanctuary with safety protocols in place, as well as, Al-Anon. The task force will meet again on February 21st  to reassess.
THE LORD'S PRAYER LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: The power and significance of the prayer Jesus taught.
     All are invited to this 6-week in person study, led by Bill Eyman and Dan Newman, which will begin on Tuesday, March 8th from 7-8pm in the church parlor.  Books will be purchased from the week of February 21st.  Please let the church office know if you would like one.  Cost is $13.99 for a hardcover and $15.49 for a large print paperback plus shipping.  
     Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We pray it often, at different times and in different settings. We remember it as the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and appreciate the meaning and power of its words, what we ask of God each time we pray it?
     When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, Jesus gave them this prayer. He likely taught it to his followers often, not just one time. He never intended the Lord’s Prayer to be a museum piece, framed and placed on a mantel or in a display case. It was Jesus teaching God’s people, through his disciples, how to pray.
     In The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught, pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton guides us to really know—and really pray—the Lord’s Prayer. He explores each of its rich lines and their meaning in the Bible, illuminating what we ask of God and what we ask of ourselves through its words. And he teaches us how to use it as a pattern for our own prayer life.

NEHEMIAH MISSION: (6515 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102)
     March 12 and 16, 9:30am, What in the World breakfast. $20 donation/person. Come for breakfast and learn about what Nehemiah is doing in the community.
     Also, they are in need of fabric to make curtains for the refugee families to hang in their windows when they are placed into a house to live in.

The Rockport Men’s Group will meet on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm at the church for a potluck dinner. There will be a great meal; time for face-to-face fellowship and Dave Plachta will talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. Dave was involved in the technology selection for the cryocoolers used in the mission, which is key for the telescope optics. He saw the telescope during assembly and talked to several of the lead scientists of the mission. Come and enjoy this special time together!

Please join us on Monday, February 14that 7pm either via zoom or in person.  We will be reading the book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.  This beautifully written masterwork chronicles one of the great-untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.Hope to see you all on February 14thfor fellowship and discussion!

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.  





Calendar of Events:

Friday, February 11, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, February 13, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed
     11:00am - 200th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Monday, February 14, 2022
 7:00pm - Book Club

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
      6:30pm – Choir Rehearsal 

Friday, February 18, 2022
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, February 20, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed; Choir sings.
      11:00am - 200th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Monday, February 21, 2022
 6:00pm - Covid Task Force

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
      6:30pm – Choir Rehearsal 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
     6-9:00pm - SAS Workshop Parlor/Zoom 


Prayer List: 
PRAYER LIST: (please fill out a prayer card in pews, email church office or call to add to this list)
Diamond Economy, home after hospitalization and doing well.  Thanks for the prayers from the Kay/Chapman/Economy families
William Crummie, prayers for peace and comfort as he deals with numerous health complications. Also, prayers for his family to help and love him as best as possible and for his caretakers/medical team to provide good care.  Friend of Dan Newman
Diana Shook, home after hospitalization recovering from Covid and pneumonia
Elsie Gaewsky, prayers for healing and strength
Christine Spinos back at nursing home after hospitalization.  95-year-old sister of Diamond Economy
Please pray for Dan Newman’s friend, Imad, that is going through a very difficult time
Judy & John Lampkin, continued stability, strength, and peace due to their caregivers and medical professionals. Mother and stepfather of Beckie Zullo.
Marie, health concerns.  Requested by Valerie Norris
Kerry & Jody, brothers who are in need of prayer.  Requested by Nancy Geyer.
Ron, please pray for him in assisted living.  For his willingness to accept help from nurses & aides for personal care. God speaking to his heart & mind.  Brother of Debbie Bryant
Dennis, healing and strength.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Brandy, healing and strength.  Requested by Elsie Gaewsky
Rev. Laurie Bruce,continued prayers 
Nancy Geyer, health concerns
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Norma Golladay, medical concerns
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
Sarah Bungard-Serving our country, Chief Warrant Officer 2 USMC. Requested by the Kopko family
Lt. Chandler Freeman-In Kuwait. Grandson of Marge Freeman
Family and friends of Marcia Engelkes, who passed into life eternal on Jan. 31st.  Sister of Ernie Hopp
Family and friends of Norma Golladay, who passed into life eternal on Jan. 26th.  99-year-old member of Rockport
Family and friends of Brandon Catavolos, who passed into life eternal on January 8th.  Son of John & Barb Catavolos

News from our Youth and Children's Ministries

TENTATIVE PLAN: we are hoping to have programming open back up for in person, soon…
25th - 27th: East Ohio Conference Confirmation Retreat
(Class #7):
More info as we get closer - we are not sure if they’re holding it.
*IF no retreat,
CLASS #6 will be on Sunday, Feb. 27th:9 to 9:45 a.m. (light Breakfast served)  
Homework and discussion assignments are being posted on the BAND site to keep us going! Please be watching for discussions and assignments. 
For more info, please text/email/ or call Kira! THANK YOU!
We need ongoing cabinet purchases, please let me know if you are able to shop IF you are comfortable with that right now. Make sure to turn in your receipts. Check with me with any questions you may have!
Youth Annual Conference (YAC)
Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 5:30 PM – Sun, Jun 19, 2022, 11:30 AM  
Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street 
North Canton, OH 44720
MORE INFO as I receive it! Parent/Student meeting date to be announced for kids interested in going.
Ages: going into 7ththrough 12thgraders
Wednesday Night YOUTH GROUP & GOOD NEWS KIDS & M&M’s!

*PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be meeting for Good News Kids, M&M’s group, OR YOUTH Group for another couple of weeks due to the Covid numbers:
HOWEVER - we are shooting to be back MARCH 9TH!!!!

PLEASE be watching the updates and your email for upcoming events, confirmation of the March start-back date, and other information!


(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
February 11  Maren Burnett
February 12  London Hover
February 17  Laine Burnett
February 18  Allison Kaufmann
February 21  Harper Washio

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)