ROBC NEWSLETTER - June 1, 2023


  • Sunday Sermon: Better Than All the Rest
  • VBS 2023 Workday - Sunday, June 4
  • VBS 2023 - STELLAR - June 5-8
  • ROBC Upcoming Events
  • Flip Flop Sunday - Sunday, June 4
  • Church-Wide Breakfast Fellowship - Sunday, June 4
Sunday Sermon: Better Than All the Rest

Sunday, June 4, 10:45 AM
Sanctuary (In-Person); Facebook & YouTube (Online)

Better Than All the Rest
Psalm 13

A second common area of prayer seen throughout the Old Testament is the Plea.  Whereas the protest cries out for God’s attention and action regarding something in the world around us, the plea primarily does the same for something uniquely personal to us as individuals.  We cry out to God for help, be it for deliverance, provision, restoration, relief, mercy, or something else, hoping and believing that our prayer will draw God’s attention and move him to action on our behalf.

Join the ROBC Family for Worship this Sunday, June 4 at 10:45 AM either IN-PERSON or ONLINE:

Click Here for Online Worship on Facebook  
Click Here for Online Worship on YouTube 

Click here for the Worship Guide

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the fun age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.

VBS 2023 Workday - Sunday, June 4

This Sunday, June 4 is VBS workday.  After worship we will meet in The Commons at 12:00 noon for a quick meeting.  We will provide pizza for a quick lunch, followed by setup of the areas to be used for VBS.  

VBS 2023 - STELLAR, June 5-8

We are so excited for our VBS STELLAR starting!
Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8!!

Get ready for a fun out-of-this-world adventure of imagination and creativity as we discover our gifts from God and how we can use them for His Glory!
VBS will be from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm.

Please pray for the children, parents, and volunteers participating in VBS week.  These are the Bible stories for each day during the week.

  • Day 1 – Jesus comes as a baby to be the king.  Luke 2:1-20
  • Day 2 – Jesus accepts Zacchaeus.  Luke 19:1-9
  • Day 3 – Jesus enters Jerusalem as a king.  Luke 19:28-40
  • Day 4 – Jesus cares for his mother during his crucifixion.  John 19-20
               – Philip helps the Ethiopian.  Acts8:26-39

Don’t forget that THURSDAY from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. is VBS FAMILY NIGHT in the Commons!

Join us for fellowship, dinner, and a glimpse of what your kids learned this week!

This event will be FREE, but please make sure to RSVP. 

If you would like more information, please contact the church office at (713) 622-0570 or email Angela Johnston at


Look What’s Coming Up at ROBC

Sunday, June 4th @ 9:00 AM 
- Worship & Bible Study Flip Flop & Breakfast 
  (Bible Study @ 9:30 AM & Worship @ 10:45 AM)

Sunday, June 4th 12 NOON
VBS 2023 Workday

Monday - Thursday, June 5th - 8th @ 8:45 AM - 12:00 NOON 
- Vacation Bible School 2023: STELLAR

Flip Flop Sunday - June 4

This Sunday, June 4, is Flip Flop Sunday, when Bible Study will begin at 9:30 a.m., and Worship will immediately follow at 10:45.

We hope you’ll also join us for breakfast at 8:45, where we’ll have a variety of tasty items for you to enjoy before you go to Bible Study.  We’ll also have a barista on hand to prepare your favorite morning beverages!

Wear your flip flops and your Hawaiian prints, and join us this Sunday, June 4th!

Church-Wide Breakfast Fellowship - Sunday, June 4

Join us next Sunday, June 4, 2023 for breakfast and a cup of coffee from Java Pura Barista Coffee. The barista will be serving from 8:45 to 10:45 am.

We will have the following menu:
Flat whites
Cafe Americanos

Various Monin syrups and sauces

Hot chocolates
Assortment of teas
Coffee urns of brewed Costa Rica "Don Teofilo" and Cold Brew Latte

Have a cup of coffee before going to Bible Study!

A Heart for Prayer - ROBC Prayer Ministry

We want you to know that the ROBC Prayer Group continues to pray.  We seek to continue receiving prayer requests, praises and updates from previous prayer requests.  These should be emailed to

The group is now gathering via Zoom on Sunday and Wednesday Mornings at 8:30 AM.  This is another wonderful way we can stay connected during this strange time.

As always, anyone is very welcome to join in this sweet time of prayer.  If you'd like to participate, please email Joe Poff at for each meeting's special login info. 

ROBC Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

If you like to sing, hum or even whistle, we want you to join us in the Sanctuary Choir!  There are many church attendees who have musical experience from years past, even childhood, who could make a significant impact in worship on Sunday mornings.  Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM and then again on Sunday mornings at 9:40 AM as we lead in worship. 

We guarantee you'll have a great time and make some new friends!

Download the ROBC Mobile App

Did you know ROBC has it's own app?  We do, and it is very useful for doing things like listening to sermon podcasts, watching past worship services, and even giving.  If you don't have it yet, be sure to download it at no charge from either the Apple App Store or the GooglePlay App Store by scanning the above QR code with your phone's camera.

Church Staff Contact Info

Please know the staff of ROBC is praying for you and if we can do anything to help during these unsettling days, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Steven Laufer
Senior Pastor
281-508-9030 (mobile)

Gregory M. Stahl
Associate Pastor

281-794-8098 (mobile)

Christian Johns
Youth Minister
409-457-8537 (mobile)

Angela Johnston
Interim Children's Minister
713-907-3119 (mobile)



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2300 Willowick Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027
(713) 622-0570

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