Powerfully Convinced (Feb 18 – Mar 17)

Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons are also available as a podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Jesus changes us as we experience His power.  In five stories from the early church, we see what happens when His power challenges a new audience of seekers and skeptics. Week 1: Philip and Simon, Acts …

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Good Friday

FRI MAR 29 at Noon – WATCH: YouTube channelThe choir will sing, there will be a message from Pastor Dirk Rodgers and communion will be served. In the stillness of the Chapel, one can sometimes sense the continuing presence of the small group of early Anna Maria Island pioneers who came together to worship and to study the …

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Lessons from King David: The Early Years (Jan 7 – Feb 11)

Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons are also available as a podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As we begin a New Year together, we follow a story of new times in the scriptures.  The old days had their glory and promise, but what happens when the present goes dark?  How will God …

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GriefShare

JANUARY 10 through APRIL 3, 2024 on Wednesdays from 1:00 -to 2:30 PM in Double Classroom – It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. …

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Faith that Conquers: 8 Weeks in Romans 8 (Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2023)

We meet in the Chapel for the 8:30 Service through Sunday, Oct. 29. Both services will be held in the Sanctuary, beginning Sunday, Nov. 5. “Faith” can just be a word, but it can also generate power.  True faith, as Scripture describes it, provides an entirely new perspective on life.  Paul’s letter to the Romans …

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Noah’s Rockin’ Ark Adventure Musical

Here is the “SCOOP” from Noah’s Soda Shoppe… The production has been rescheduled to Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM with rehearsals beginning in April 2024. Please mark your calendars! All kids, ages 7-13 are invited to participate! There will be several speaking parts available and lots of kids are needed to act as …

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Roser Memorial Garden

Our “Rose Garden” as it is affectionately called, has been beautifully renovated and maintained by the Board of Trustees and their team. It is always open and you are welcome to sit on one of the benches, read the names, and remember those that have gone before us. The Roser Memorial Garden is available for the interment …

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God’s Gracious Choices: Lessons from the Life of Jacob (Aug 20 – Sept 24, 2023)

God’s ways are often mysterious to us, but grace is always woven through them. Jacob was far from perfect, but God still chose him and gave him the name “Israel.” Through his imperfect descendants God would restore His world. His gracious ways with Jacob therefore inspire us with hope that He will also use us …

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New Directions: When God Crosses Our Boundaries (July 9 – Aug 13, 2023)

1. Reflections 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (July 9, 2022) After a very eventful early Summer, I have been reflecting deeply on why I am here, and what God is calling me to do here. I am praying that God will use those reflections to inspire you, as you ask those same questions. 2. New Directions: When …

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Guest Speaker: Justin Halas (June 25-July 2)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 AM in the Chapel or 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Roser is excited to welcome guest speaker, Justin Halas to the pulpit. Both services were streamed on the Roser YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/RoserChurch) Scroll down to watch the services. Justin Halas, once a 15 year drug addict, is now an inspirational speaker, husband, …

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When God Seems Wrong: A Prophet’s Tough Questions (May 21 – June 18, 2023)

Centuries ago, when suffering and injustice plagued a nation, a bold prophet confronted God about his ways. What were his complaints and how did God respond? Their conversation provides a perspective that will help us discern God’s will in our own troubled times. Week 1: The Tyranny of Injustice, Habakkuk 1:1-4, May 21, 2023 Why …

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A Spiritual House on Fire (April 16 – May 14, 2023)

Fires always demand our attention, even when they are contained.  When they are out of control, they demand immediate attention.  In the opening chapters of Acts, God starts a spiritual fire in His own house that urgently calls each of us to do something. Week 1: Inspired Waiting, Acts 1:4-8, April 16, 2023 While they …

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Prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures: A Brief Introduction

WED FEB 1 to MAR 1 in person at 2:00 PM in the Roser Chapel. Videos also published weekly on our Roser YouTube Channel. If you plan to attend in person or watch online, please register below! For more than a thousand years before Jesus appeared in human flesh, God began to tell His story …

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When Grace Works: Transforming a Broken and Divided World (Feb 12 – Mar 26)

“Grace” is more than a pleasant word.  Rightly understood and applied, grace is power.  This power begins with God and flows freely into our thoughts, words, and actions, if we allow it to change us.  Because of its transforming power, we have every reason to hope, even when our world seems hopelessly broken. Week 1: …

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Christmas Miracles (Advent, 2022 & New Year’s Day, 2023)

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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Exploring Daniel: When God Invades a Broken World

By Pastor Dirk Rodgers What does God have to say when evil empires win and His people suffer? When an exiled servant is carried away into one of these evil empires, God does speak. He reveals powerful visions that entirely transform our view of His ways within a broken world. Come experience the power of His …

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Blessings & Lemonade: How Jesus Transforms Our Bad Days (Sept 11-Oct 30)

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We have all heard the advice, and we smile, because we know that life is not that simple. In His Sermon on the Mount, however, Jesus takes this message to another level.  He provides concrete reasons to believe that blessing comes even when we face hard times. Join …

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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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A Rocky Path to Glory: Learning Victory from the Master (Mar 2 – Apr 17)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE True victories — victories that change things and move the pile — are never without cost.  The road to victory winds through stormy environments, dangerous terrain, and brutal opposition.  This is the road that Jesus traveled on His way …

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Still Standing: Finding Strength through the Storm (February, 2022)

As our life together moves forward — facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, finding purpose — we may need some encouragement, assurance that our efforts will not be in vain. How can we know that our journey will end in victory? In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes words of encouragement from behind prison …

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Inspired: Life-Changing Truth in the Story of Daniel (January, 2022)

What inspires our best human achievements?  Many have seen potential where others see only obstacles.  If we are looking for this sort of inspiration, God remains ready to breath it.  In this series we see His work powerfully revealed in the life of Daniel.  Even while enemies and obstacles engulfed him, God gives this young …

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Essential Engagement: Commitment to Others (September, 2021)

As students return to school, we are immediately immersed in the culture of learning. Children do homework, teachers prepare lessons, and parents attend a whole new slate of events.  As God’s children, we are also called to school, to learn what it means to live within His family. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google …

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Essential Disciplines: Stewardship & Giving (July – August, 2021)

“Wealth” is both a promising and a dangerous word.  Our culture often links wealth to safety, security and pleasure.  However, wealth also holds hidden dangers that can destroy our families and our souls.  The scriptures offer timeless wisdom on wealth, how to possess it without being possessed by it. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple …

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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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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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