Welcome!

If you’re visiting Rochester, or you live in the area and are looking for a church home, we encourage you to worship with us! We’re located at 3401 Salem Road SW, Rochester.

We hope you’ll find the information that you need on our site.  Explore our pages, and contact us if you want more information.  And if you’d like to subscribe to our weekly newsletter, CLICK HERE! We’d love to send it straight to your email inbox!

NEWS & COMING EVENTS!

Here’s what happening this Sunday, July 12 . . .

AT YOUR CONVENIENCE: Watch Pastor Joel’s recorded message (the sermon link will be on the right side of this page).

AT CHURCH AT 5:30pm:Come for some lawn games and socially-distanced conversation!  Cold water and soda will be available.

AT CHURCH AT 7:00pm: Gather in our well-shaded north parking lot for singing, listening, and fellowship. This Sunday, Grant Reimer will be with us to give a short devotional and tell us about his work with Chi Alpha at Winona State. Afterward, feel free to stay and continue conversations in circles (again, socially distanced!).

 
 

TAKE NOTE: Please bring your own chairs and masks. Please wear your masks when standing and socializing, and feel free to take them off when sitting in socially-distanced circles/family groups.  Please park in our south parking lot. If inclement weather causes us to cancel, you’ll find a message to that effect on this page.
In the meantime, all other church activities continue to be suspended, and our church buildings continue to be closed. We encourage everyone to follow the guidance of our health experts; stay in touch with loved ones, friends, and neighbors via phone, email, and social media; and know that God is good, all the time, even in times like these!

What a time in which we live! Worldwide pandemic. Unemployment. Economic stress. Racial injustice. Social distancing . . . In other words, anxious times. Throughout the ages followers of Jesus have endured similarly anxious times for many reasons. Yet, even then, the gospel was proclaimed, lives were transformed by the Holy Spirit’s power, and the church grew.

Our current message series – Christian Living in Anxious Times – takes us through the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, where he speaks to a small, first-century congregation that is also enduring anxious times. His words to them continue to bring encouragement, guidance, and hope for Christ-followers today!