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The Parable of the Dinner Party

Oct 15, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Worship  //  1 Comment

A man was very eager to celebrate a friend’s recent retirement. Knowing his friend’s love of fine cuisine, he decided to throw an extravegant dinner party for him. The man worked very hard and spared no expense to make all of the arrangements: a banquet hall at a fine hotel, a renowned professional caterer to take care of appetizers to dinner to dessert and everything in between, decorations on every door and table, and a phone call to each and every single one of the 60 guests who would attend. Feverishly he put all he had into the preparations until it was the day of the event.


Thank You

Jul 1, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Announcements & General News, Worship  //  No Comments

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has worked so hard over these past months and dreamed so big over these past years toward making our projection system a reality.

Today we celebrate what the Lord has done–what He has brought us through. And there is much to celebrate as His faithfulness is amazing!

However, He has brought us this far for a reason; He has given us this new projection system not as a trophy but as a tool for reaching our community. So, while we celebrate today, there is kingdom work to be done tomorrow!


Projection System Construction Updates

May 23, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Announcements & General News, Worship  //  2 Comments

Looking for coverage of Rosedale’s Projection System demolition and construction? You’ve come to the right place!

Check this spot for video and pictures of the whole process, giving you all the great views but with none of the dust or need to wear safety goggles!

Week of June 18

We are up and operational! You won’t want to miss Sunday Morning Worship on July 1 when we use it for first time in a service! What a great time to invite a friend!


Rosedale’s Projection System — Coming Sooner Than You Think!

May 4, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Announcements & General News, Worship  //  No Comments

Two weeks.

Two weeks?

Two weeks!

Yes! We’re delighted to announce that major construction for our Video Projection System is due to begin the week of May 21! Construction should be completed by the end of the work week. In the time leading up to the 20th, the screen, projectors, and cabling will be installed; but this will have minimal impact on service activities at Rosedale.

We hope you share in our excitement on this project and understand that we want to do a kick-off with as many people present! As such, we’ll be officially ‘launching’ the system on Sunday, July 1. You won’t want to miss it!


Grumbling Bellies and Hearts: a Story of Real Faith in the Raw

Apr 18, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Worship  //  1 Comment

So, I’m finishing up today’s lunch of leftover salmon and bread, and I can’t help but be reminded of the miracle of Jesus feeding the four thousand through ‘fish and loaves’. The account from Mark 8:1-9a is included below. Take a quick read and I’ll catch up with you on the other side.

During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”


A Little Musical Perspective

Apr 12, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Worship  //  1 Comment

Greetings, Church!

Recently, I stumbled upon this little gem of an illustration and I wanted to share it with you all. Unfortunately, the author is unknown to me so I cannot credit him or her properly.

Still, I hope it gives you both a chuckle and an appreciation for the importance of seeing things from others’ perspectives!


Not long ago a farmer went to the city one weekend and attended the big city church. He came home and his wife asked him how it was. “Well,” said the farmer, “It was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise choruses instead of hymns.”


Full Speed Ahead!

Apr 3, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Announcements & General News, Worship  //  No Comments

Rosedale’s Projection System (and related remodel) is on the way!

We’ve just signed the paperwork yesterday and the equipment is being ordered. We expect to see the actual installation start in just 5-6 weeks. The installation might be so fast that it’s completely done between Sundays–so what a change we’ll all be in for when we come in on that first Sunday after it being completed!

We’re all very much looking forward to just how the Lord will use this project to minister to both us and our community. If you’re interested in supporting the project financially, remember that you can mark your donation as “projection” or “multimedia’ and include it in your Sunday morning offering.


Announcing the New Worship Media Ministry Team!

Feb 4, 2012   //   by Joshua March   //   Announcements & General News, Worship  //  No Comments

Rosedale’s Video Projection System is on the way!

…but wait– there’s more!

While the Video Projection System promises to give Rosedale many exciting new ways to minister, the System itself brings several new ministry opportunities to Rosedale as well! These new ministry impacts are such that we’re reorganizing how we do both video and audio tasks! Yes, together they make up the new Worship Media Ministry!

The following are Worship Media Ministry areas that will need addressed as we move into this new chapter in our Church’s life. Interested in several areas? No problem! Only able to help every other week? No problem! We’ll work together to find the participation level that’s right for you.


A Thank-You or Three

Oct 19, 2011   //   by Joshua March   //   Worship  //  No Comments

You may have noticed that I wasn’t at the keyboard this past Sunday and was singing instead (I assure you that this was not some kind of silent demonstration to coincide with all the protests that 2011 has seen!). This may happen throughout the next few weeks and months as more of my time is required to care for my mother’s health. 

Therefore, I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mr. Marty for stepping up and taking care of 100% of all of the worship planning and preparation himself this week. Marty has done this countless times before over the years it means an extra something special this time around for certain.


Pre-Praise Devotional, 09/25/11

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Joshua March   //   Worship  //  1 Comment

Each Sunday morning, our Worship Team spends some time in devotions and prayer after preparing for the morning’s worship service. As we are able, we will share our devotional material with you. The below is from this past Sunday:


I’d like to begin by sharing with you part of an article that I read this week from USA Today ( The emphasis in bold is my own:

HONG KONG – Apple Inc. opened its long-awaited first store in Hong Kong on Saturday, with thousands of fans of the computer and gadget maker pouring in on the first day.




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