Roser News and Notes

Bethlehem Walk

SUN DEC 11 – 6:00 PM – DONATIONS OF COOKIES are gratefully accepted and can be dropped off in the kitchen marked “Bethlehem Walk”. We take to the streets of beautiful Anna Maria to re-enact the mystery and joy of that Holy Night! The Bethlehem Walk is exciting for people of all ages—from the littlest of angels to the …

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Christmas Miracles (Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 24 & 25)

At Christmas, we celebrate miracles that changed the world.  To many, these miracles remain hidden. For those who are willing to see them, however, God offers power, encouragement, hope and joy. After the challenging year that we have all experienced, let’s rediscover these miracles together. Note: The Christmas Cantata will take place on Sunday, Dec …

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Roser Food Pantry Donations

The Roser Church Food Pantry is Anna Maria’s only food pantry, serving island residents, workers, and students. The volunteer-run, donor-funded pantry has distributed thousands of bags of groceries since its inception, assisting over 500 individuals and families each year. It also provides monthly Publix gift cards to locals struggling to make ends meet. Each beneficiary has …

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Surviving the Holidays

SUN NOV 20 – 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall Tidings of Comfort and Joy? When you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine …

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Blood Drive

On Sunday, November 13 the blood drive resulted in a combined total of 14 units of blood. Remember, each donation can save up to three lives, so that means 42 patients could benefit from the lifesaving efforts of blood donors from Roser. SUN JAN 15 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM All donors will receive a …

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Roser Concert Series

WED DEC 21 – 4:00 PM – A “Sounds of the Season” concert by extraordinary saxophonist and recording artist, Eirinn Abu. Free-will offering.Outdoors on the water behind the Sanctuary TUE JAN 31 – 5:00 to 6:15 PM – Cypress BrassDoors open at 4:15 PM. Ice-cream social to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Free-will offering. SUN …

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Hands on Missions

For the month of November our Missions Committee is working to support Bring on the Ministry to collect small gifts for local nursing home elderly residents. Please help us support this Mission by providing items such as: Please bring your donations to the basket in the Narthex. Thank you for your help in supporting those …

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Operation Christmas Child

SUN NOV 13 Shoebox Dedication. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is a Samaritan’s Purse project that collects and delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. Empty shoeboxes are filled with a “wow” item and other fun toys, etc. Everyone is invited to participate in  making sure children in need around the globe experience the Good News and …

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Serve at Our Daily Bread

MON NOV 14 – 2nd Monday every month from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Six or seven volunteers are needed Please contact Lynn Brennan (813-758-3234) or email LBrennan47@gmail.com to sign up. Closed toed shoes and masks are required. OUR DAILY BREAD of Bradenton was established in 1984 in response to the community’s need to feed the hungry regardless …

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Roser Robics

EVERY TUE & THU at 9:30 AM – Click HERE to see all the recorded videos so you can work out with Ann when you are unable to attend! FAITH, FITNESS, FUN! This chair-based exercise class is appropriate for older adults and those looking to lessen the impact on their joints. All ages and skill levels …

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Trunk or Treat

Roser will host a Trunk or Treat event in the Fellowship hall parking lot on Monday October 31st from 4:30 -6:30 PM. Bring your kids, grandkids and/or neighborhood kids and enjoy the fun! If you would like to sign up to help at this event email nikkiah@roserchurch.com or call the office at 941-778-0414. Roser Church is located …

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Holiday Craft Fair

SAT NOV 5 – 9:00 to 3:00 in the Roser Church Fellowship Hall VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… Volunteers are needed to help at the bake sale/craft table or in the kitchen–2 people at the bake sale table and another 2 in the kitchen during each time slot: 8:00 -10:30, 10:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:00 or anytime you can help! Please …

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Roser Disaster-Relief Team: Hurricane Ian 2022

Wednesday Oct. 5th, Roser volunteers will travel roundtrip to Englewood, FL to assist residents effected by Hurricane Ian. We will work as part of Samaritan’s Purse’s disaster relief operations. This organization is well-practiced in training, equipping, and leading volunteers in relief efforts, as well as identifying urgent and workable needs.Our work may consist of mudouts, …

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Four Reasons to Hope: The Story of Ruth (Aug 14 – Sept 4)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE (Video posted after the sermon is completed.) Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker, or Amazon Music When tragedy strikes, a young woman looks for a reason to hope, and she finds it in …

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This week in the News – July 13, 2022

Thanks to The Anna Maria Islander for helping us spread the word! On Sunday, July 17 you are invited to join us at Roser Church to witness a CHILD BAPTISM during the 10:00 AM service and hear an update from AGAPE FLIGHTS during both services. SPECIAL MUSIC includes a vocal solo by Maggie Carter at 8:30 AM singing Great Is Thy Faithfulness and at 10:00 …

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Help Pack Hope Seeds

Roser Church is discontinuing seed packing through the summer. We will resume in the fall and would like to thank all the Roser volunteers for their time, efforts, love and fellowship! Hope Seeds is a Christian charitable organization that provides seeds and agricultural support to missionaries and mission teams around the World. This mission empowers the …

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This week in the News – May 31, 2022

Our thanks to The Anna Maria Islander for helping us spread the word! Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. To receive updates click HERE to sign up for our E-Newsletter. If you have questions please call the church office at 941-778-0414, email info@roserchurch.com, go to roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook @roserchurch.

Concert Series 2023 Brief Questionnaire

To make our Concert Series Concerts more accessible to all, would you please complete this brief questionnaire for the Music Committee members? Would you be interested in attending a concert on another day other than Sunday for at least one of the concerts? i.e. the January concert during football playoffs. Check all the boxes that …

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Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members— called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties. Stephen Ministers are trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. Typically a …

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Free Little Library

Interested in the new Little Library located adjacent to the Chapel? Sherry, Dianne and Doug (Roser Librarians) are looking for good condition, appropriate adult and children’s books for the Little Library. Feel free to leave donations in the plastic box just inside the Roser Library, off of the Fellowship Hall. Monetary gifts are also welcome; …

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Rediscover: Why Christmas Truly Matters (Advent, 2021)

Christmas means many things to many people.  We watch the same movies, hear the same music, prepare the same meals.  Sometimes our memories of the season bring joy, other times they bring sadness.  Whatever our experiences, let’s take time this year to rediscover why Christmas truly matters for all of us, every day of every …

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Music Ministry Program Updates

HANDBELL CLASSES Are you interested in learning to play handbells? Join the BEGINNER’S HANDBELL CLASS Thursdays 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary (Date to be determined). Technique and music reading will be presented in these classes. If there are enough people interested, a second handbell choir and/or a handchime choir will be a regular musical offering …

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A Few Thank You’s for our Food Pantry

The Roser Church Food Pantry, supported by All Island Denominations, is Anna Maria’s only food pantry, serving island residents, workers, and students. The volunteer-run pantry has distributed thousands of bags of groceries since its inception, assisting hundreds of individuals and families each year. The pantry is almost exclusively donor-funded. Its newest program provides monthly Publix …

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Essential Disciplines: Prayer (June, 2021)

Does prayer make a difference?  Is God even listening?  Are we doing this right?  Do I have enough faith?  God gives us this powerful gift of prayer, but do we know what we have?  Do we know how to use it? Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: The Role of …

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Essential Disciplines: Bible Reading (May – June, 2021)

For thousands of years, God reveals Himself in the stories of scripture.  As we immerse ourselves in these stories, His Holy Spirit encourages and strengths us.  Let’s discover how to maximize the benefits waiting for us in powerful pages of the Bible. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Trees in …

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Essential Truths: Why Am I Here? (May, 2021)

The Story of Abraham anticipates the story of Jesus, revealing a consistent biblical message about who we are and what our purpose is. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Discovering Our …

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Essential Truths: Why the Bible? (April, 2021)

By reflecting on a few key passages in scripture, we learn that the Bible is God’s Story with the Power to Shape Our Story. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: God’s …

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Easter Lily Tributes

Thanks so much for helping us decorate the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday! The 2022 Lilies are placed: IN MEMORY OF…Peg & Frank Lambert by Glenda Beck*Ethel & George Beck by Glenda Beck*Helen Wisniewski by Sharon & Kris Wisniewski*Carol Marion by Sharon & Kris Wisniewski*Our parents and brothers by Kathie & Larry RiederOur parents Tom & …

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Essential Truths: Why the Cross? (March, 2021)

By reflecting on the opening three chapters in Romans, we discover that the Cross is God’s Solution to the Human Problem of Sin. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: The Human …

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Essential Truths: Who Is Jesus? (January – February, 2021)

By reflecting on the opening three chapters in John, we discover that Jesus is God and Man, Lord and Savior. These sermons were delivered during the winter of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Jesus Is God and Man …

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Essential Truths: Who Is God? (January, 2021)

By reflecting on the Psalms, we discover that God is beyond us, God is with us, and God is Trinity. These sermons were delivered during the winter of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: God is Beyond Us (Psalm …

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Invincible Hope (Advent, 2020)

Pastor Dirk presented the following three sermons at Roser Church, during the Advent season, 2020. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Week 1: Hope for a Young Mother (Luke 1:26-38) While a young woman in Nazareth prepares for her wedding, she receives a stunning message. She would soon be the mother …

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Time for Good News (November, 2020)

Pastor Dirk presented the following three sermons on the Gospel of Mark to begin his ministry at Roser Church. Week 1: A New Beginning (Mark 1:1-8) When everything seems dark, God sends Good News about a Savior who can deliver us from this darkness. Scripture: Mark 1:1-8. Sermon Notes & Discussion Guide Week 2: A …

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