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Operation Overboard Wish List

Jan 5, 2012   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News, Children  //  No Comments

This year’s Vacation Bible School, Operation Overboard is scheduled for July 16 – 20. That is approximately 190 days away! I can hardly believe that VBS is so close. I’m gearing up for another great year of ministering to the children of our community.

I wish my excitement alone could make this program happen, but that is not the case. I need everyone’s help. I need people in all facets of VBS. Even if you cannot make it to the program each night, I can use you! I’ve attached a wish list of items for Operation Overboard.

This list includes items that are needed for decorating, crafts, recreation, the returning Pre-School program and the Bible story. Snack donations will be requested closer to VBS. If you are able to purchase or give a donation towards any of the items, it would be greatly appreciated.

I’ll update the list monthly so that everyone can see our progress. With the congregation’s help, this year’s Operation Overboard will be a huge S P L A S H!!!

View the live  wishlist here!



Jan 5, 2012   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News, Children  //  No Comments

Divers who want to discover the Word of God with children!

Would you like to spend a whole week at Operation Overboard, July 16 – 20, teaching the ocean insights for being a follower of God? At Operation Overboard we will help children dare to go deep with God in their faith through drama, crafts, games, science activities, music and hours of fun!

Sign up for a Vacation Bible School leadership role and join us in the excitement at Operation Overboard: Dare to go Deep With God. Contact Jess Nordai to sign up or with any questions you may have.


Looking to 2012

Dec 29, 2011   //   by Pastor Tony Zibolski   //   Announcements & General News, Pastor's Corner  //  No Comments

Good morning church family,

I hope everyone is recovering from the busy Christmas season and the pain for some of going back to work. Every year we think about the new year with the hope that it will be better in some way than the previous one . Every year we promise ourselves that we will change what needs to be changed, make right what needs to be made right. Is this year going to be different for you? Are you really going to stop making bad choices? Are you really going to entrust your life to the only one that can change you from the inside out?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he [she] is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Just like a new year coming in, if we are in Christ, the old should be going out of our lives and the new creation that God is working on should be coming in. The only way that this new year will bear results of God working in our lives is when we know there needs to be change, we allow God to make that change. Change is not good if God is not in it. Change is not good if we know the change is not going to please God because in our haste, we make poor choices. 2012 is a brand new year, start it out by putting God first! I pray that each one of you find the new year to be all that God intended it to be for you and your family. Apostle Paul says it best- “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:9-11

Happy New Year !

Pastor Tony


Christmas Eve Cookie Social

Dec 23, 2011   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News  //  No Comments

I know it was mentioned briefly, but I wanted to take a minute to remind you of the cookie social following Christmas Eve Service. If you have favorite cookies or other Christmas goodies you would like to share please feel free to bring it along with you to service.

This is just a brief time to share with your church family before the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day. Please continue to be in prayer about who you can invite to Christmas Eve service. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!


Christmas Reflection

Dec 22, 2011   //   by Pastor Tony Zibolski   //   Announcements & General News, Pastor's Corner  //  No Comments

To the most precious people in God’s Kingdom,

I just want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of this family of believers at Rosedale. I do not get a chance often to tell you how much of a part that you play in the work and success of what we are accomplishing. I hope that phrases we use often from the pulpit are not just words that make us smile. Phrases like “what a coincidence” and “God is doing amazing things” are more than cute; they are accomplishments that God is doing in our lives. What a coincidence is reference that we know that nothing that happens to us is by chance, that God has His hands in our lives and that we can trust Him. God is doing amazing thngs is not just for someone else, but that each one of us believes that God is doing something special in our lives, in our families life, and in our church family.

May this Christmas be a time to thank God for an amazing year and for Jesus coming to fulfill prophecy– but also to redeem mankind. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet. The virgin will be with child and will give birth, and they will call him Immanuel- which means “God with us.”

Becky and I truly love each one of you!

Pastor Tony


Only 208 Days to go!

Dec 20, 2011   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News, Children, Sunday School  //  1 Comment

208 days? Whatever could I be talking about? I know it seems far away, but if you’re like me (and I hope you are about this) YOU are already incredibly excited. I know, you are trying to figure out what I could possibly be that excited about. Well… in 208 Days (and coming soon) it will be time for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!!


What is the theme? What crafts will be created? What stories will the kids learn? Mark your calendars for July 16 – 20, 2012. More details will be coming soon, but please be in prayer about how you will help makes this year’s vacation bible school a huge success!


Christmas Program!

Nov 29, 2011   //   by Pastor Tony Zibolski   //   Announcements & General News  //  No Comments

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to ask you to be in prayer who you can invite to the Christmas play this week. You can use this as a tool to reach someone who would not normally come to church. You can also invite them to stay for our dinner afterwards. It is a great time to get people to know each other. Blessings! Our God is amazing and is doing amazing things!

Pastor Tony


42 Days and Counting

Oct 22, 2011   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News  //  No Comments

That is all there is until this year’s Christmas program at Rosedale, “Ewe’s Clues!”

If you are interested in helping out with this year’s program, either under the stage lights or behind the curtain, please contact Jess Nordai. Actors, singers and crew are all needed!

Come out and join this year’s fun! Mark your calendars for December 4th. That is the debut of “Ewe’s Clues” at Rosedale.


Courageous Movie Time

Oct 14, 2011   //   by Jess Nordai   //   Announcements & General News, M&Ms  //  2 Comments

Hello, men! The earliest showing we can safely make it to this Sunday, 10/16  is 3:40pm. The movie is showing at the Regal Harrisburg 14.

Please plan on meeting at Ben Nordai’s by 3:00pm. The adult matinee ticket cost is $7.50.

Just a reminder, the ladies and children are spending the afternoon at the Nordai’s. Following the movie, there will be a potluck dinner there for all the men and ladies.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call, email or see Ben on Sunday morning.



Great Time in the Nation’s Capital!

Oct 13, 2011   //   by Mike Nordai   //   Announcements & General News, M&Ms  //  No Comments

Five men made the trek down to Washington, DC on October 8th. It was a picture perfect day with not a cloud in the sky. We toured the Smithsonian American History Museum and walked the Mall viewing the Washington Memorial (from the outside only), the new WW II Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and the Lincoln Memorial.

God protected us from the demonstration and police activity at the Air Space Museum. We were planning to eat lunch in the foodcourt in the Air Space Museum, but we all decided to eat at the cafeteria in the American History Museum and never went to the end of the Mall where the demonstration was taking place. We did not find out about the protest until we saw it that evening on the news after returning home. Praise the Lord; He protected us and our day was not destroyed by those activities. He also gave us a great time  of fellowship travelling to and from and a great meal at the Mountain View Family Restaraunt on the way home. The Lord watched over us and protected us as we travelled.

We are thinking of having another Men’s trip to Washington, DC in the Spring. Plan now to join us!

Mike Nordai




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