Rochester Assembly E-News

June 5, 2014    

                                                       Pastor Jim new

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

I trust that you’re having a good start to your weekend?  This is a busy time of year for all of our graduates and their families.  It was great to see the video last Sunday

and get a glimpse of what the future holds for this next generation!

Starting on Fathers Day, we will be kicking off a new series titled “ROAD TRIP.”


There is no better time than summer for the family to take a long drive.When you think of a road trip in a spiritual sense, we are all on a journey, to some degree.Road trips include sightseeing, hotels and long car rides!Yet at the same time, road trips also include flat tires, pit stops, road works and a lot of detours.

We are going to try to relate our spiritual lives with all the ups and downs that we endure on this trip we call “life!”

You won’ t want to miss it!

This Sunday we will be wrapping up our final message from the book of Acts titled “Faith Under Fire.”

Paul the Apostle is going to experience a raging storm while riding on a ship.He is going to be in danger of losing his life!Yet, by the grace of God, Paul is challenged to “take courage.”

I hope that you can make it this Sunday.  Who knows it could change your life for eternity!


Faith Under Fire - Part IV
Faith Under Fire – Part IV


PRIME TIME: Fishing & Sack
Lunch Outing
Adult Fellowship Event


fishing-boat.jpgMonday, June 16th @ 9amAt: Foster Ahrens * Leaving church parking lot at 8:45amItems Needed: Fishing license, fishing gear, bait and a packed sack lunch!


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Prime Time Fishing
Dreamy Night Wear White
Kid’s Family & Pizza Night
Expansion Program
Hispanic Ministry
Christian Family Skate Night
Motorcycle Ride
Adult Classes 2014
Art Class
All Church Worship
Weekly Ministries


Morning Services:         

             First Assembly – 8AM

             The Bridge – 9:30 AM

             The Late Service – 11AM

             (ASL Interpretation) – 11AM

 Christian Education:    

              8AM, 9:30 AM, 11AM

 Kid’s Ministries/Nursery:                                                    

               8AM, 9:30AM, 11AM

 Small Groups:                 

                2nd & 4th Sunday


Wednesday Nights:

Children’s Ministry

                JBQ – 6PM (September – April) 

                Mpact Girls/Royal Rangers – 7PM
(September – May)
                Wonderful Wednesdays
(June – August)

Gate Youth Ministry – 7PM
Adult Bible Study – 7PM             

Deaf Bible Study – 7PM
Men’s Bible Study – 7PM
Weekly Prayer Meeting:   
Sundays     Prayer Room – 8AM, 9:30AM & 11AM
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Church Slow Pitch Softball

woman softball

Mondays June 9 – Beginning of August 5


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QUESTIONS – Contact Michelle at 251-8096 or


Dreamy Night Wear White
A Women’s Party benefit for MISSION 21
3 women Dreamy Night Wear White is a silent auction / fashion show with local boutiques and a beauty bar where you can receive beauty services which include: hair, nails, massage, henna and makeup for $5.

Friday, June 6th at 7-9pm.

Located at Rochester Assembly – outdoors (weather permitting)

Cost: $7 is the advanced ticket price. Tickets can be purchased online at Cost at the door will be $8

All of this will go to benefit MISSION 21 – a service provider dedicated to complete restoration of local child victims of sex trafficking.

Come celebrate the beginning of summer fight for child sex-trafficking in our city and state! Invite your friends!

If you would like to donate an item for auction, contact Angela at

Movie Poster Sunday, June 22nd @ 3:30pm to 6:30pm
WHO: This is going to be a great event for KIDS 12 & under and FAMILIES!
(If you are not a kid 12 and under, or in the family of a kid 12 and under, you will be escorted by giant bouncers to the outside lobby of the church. 🙂
Just kidding… about the bouncers. Seriously as a Family event sponsored by the Children’s ministry, please only come if you fit into the above categories.WHERE: Rochester Assembly 4240 18th Ave NW
COST: It is totally FREE!!! Pizza and “The Lego Movie”


Expansion Program:
52 Project – Building Principal

If everyone gave 1 dollar a week to the church loan principal we currently pay for our building, we would literally multiply the savings over a year, 2 years and so on. Please consider designating this on your weekly tithe envelopes as a way to save even more money for God’s Kingdom!




Current Sermon Video 

Pastor Jim’s Blog 

Church Forms 

men bible study

meet almost every day of the week at RAG – some meet twice a month and sometimes every week!
Sign Up at the Information Center!



Amando, Alcanzando Y Cambiando Nuestro Mundo
Hispanic Ministries


Ministerio Hispano / Hispanic Minister

Pastor Jorge & Dora Quirarte




Escuela Dominical / Sunday School


~   Clases De Liderazgo / Leadership Class  


9:30am Cuarto / Room #13


Iglesia / Church  


~   Domingo / Sunday      

11:00am Cuarto / Room #14    

Todos Los Domingos / Every Sunday 


~   informacion / information 

(507) 288-0868 oficina / office

(507) 358-5999 celular / cell


Christian Family Skate Night
Family Fun Event


Saturday, June 7 @ 5:15pm to 6:45pm

Location: Recreation Center on North Broadway

Cost: Entrance fee for Adult = $10 / Child = $5 + Shoe Rental


Motorcycle Ride
Bikers Event

Saturday, June 21st @ 11am

Meet at church parking lot. We will leave Rochester Assembly at 11am and head toward Spring Valley for lunch.

Questions: Call Pam or Ross at (507) 951-6090

Adult Choir Invitation
If you would like to join our Worship Choir please join us for rehearsal on Thursday evenings in the sanctuary at 5:30pm. The choir sings on Sunday mornings.


Adult Classes
Sunday Class Schedule – April 6 to June 29, 2014
adult class
We have a great selection of classes offered this coming Spring-Summer of 2014.

Take a look on the Adult Classes webpage at for more information!

Also we encourage you to prayerfully consider making a class a priority if you have not done so before. For those of you who are newer to the Christian Life, this would be a great way to really kick start your faith walk in the coming year!

You can also get a copy of the coming Adult Classes at the Information Center!


ART CLASS: A Painting Workshop
Outreach Learning Opportunity

Saturday, June 28 @ 1pm-4pm

We are offering a painting workshop with a Gospel message. Learn to take a passion for art and turn it into an act of worship dedicated to the lord. The workshops are held every other month, dates vary. Open to anyone from age 9 yrs to 90+ years old.

Location: Use Door #4 – Hallway on tile floor between the Gathering Area and Kid’s Wing.

Cost: Free, but must provide your own art supplies.

Registration: Space is limited to 12.

Call: 288-3109 or email at with “Art Workshop” in the subject line to register and to get the supply list.


SPECTACLE Cast & Crew Reunion
Potluck Event for Easter Production.

Sunday, June 8 @ 12:30pm

For anyone who was involved in the cast, crew or choir of this past Easter Production SPECTACLE, we are having a potluck dinner reunion!!!

ROOMS 11 & 12 and KITCHEN

GUYS:Bring a 1 liter pop/ water/ lemonade and or desert
GALS: Bring a main dish (you can bring a desert as well)

See you right after church Sunday JUNE 8



Evening Worship Service
Friday, June 20 @ 6pmto 10pm

Rochester Assembly MAIN SANCTUARY

This is for all families and friends to come on out and worship together!

About Us
We are a caring and loving community of believers who desire to know Christ and make him known!


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Rochester Assembly Church
4240 18th Ave NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901


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June 6                         DREAMY NIGHT WEAR WHITE auction/fashion show

June 7                         Christian Family Skate Night

June 16                       PrimeTime Fishing & Sack Lunch Outing

June 20                       All Church Worship Night

June 21                       Biker Ministry Trip

June 28                       Art Class & Workshop

If you aim at nothing you will be sure to hit it.


~ Zig Ziglar ~



Rochester Assembly

4240 18th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Services on Sundays:

8:00 AM Traditional Church Experience
9:30 AM Modern Church Experience
11:00 AM Modern Church Experience

Wednesday Activities:

7:00 PM Weekly
Adult bible studies available
Teens meet in the Theater
Check in required for children 5th grade and under