"Today you will be with Me in Paradise"
Are You New to CrossRoads?
Welcome to CrossRoads Church! It’s great to have you here. We’d love to meet you and give you some information to help get you connected. Visit us at the Connecting Point in the front foyer or text CrossRoads New to 393939. (Msg & data rates may apply) or click here.
Happening This Sunday
Baptism Information Sessions
Want to know more about the upcoming Baptism on April 14? Please attend one of our sessions following the service today or March 31 or April 7. Email CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Faith at Home TODAY
We are excited to have Kindergarten children and their parents come to the 9am & 11am service! Pastor Jordan will be exploring “Families of Compassion” in Room 207.
Jr High Echo
Echo happens during the service today. Meet in the Cafe after worship and we will proceed to the Youth Centre together.
Soup ’n a Bun
If you are seeking community and you are ages 25-35, then join us tonight for a meal together at 5:00pm in the cafe. We’s love to get to know you and connect you with others!
Smile You’re on Camera!
Today, during our 11:00am service we will be taking video footage of our worship time together. This will be used for an upcoming teaching series.
News and Other Events
Short Term Outreach Info Night
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join one of our teams to Uganda, Haiti and Rwanda? This will be your chance to see and hear about the opportunities to support and walk alongside our Global Compassion partners, hear from those who have gone before and ask any questions you may have. Monday, March 25, 7:00pm in the Trestle Room. Free food! Hope to see you there!
Interested in becoming a Mentor?
Big Brothers Big Sisters will be here on March 27 from 6:00-8:00pm in the gym for an evening of dodge ball and snacks. Come and join a great group of kids who are currently on a wait list for a mentor and spend the evening with them. If you have been considering mentoring in school or in the community or you would just like to make these kids feel welcome at CrossRoads and join in the games please come out. For more information and to register email LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
56ER Serve Sunday
Our 56ers will be serving our church community in various ways during each service on Sunday, March 31. If you are a 56er and have not yet registered, registration closes March 27. Don’t miss out!
Echo- Family Breakfast “Open House”
Please join us for some breakfast snacks on Sunday, March 31 between the 10am-11am in the youth cafe or at 5:30pm in the main cafe. We look forward to some fellowship and touching base as Jr. High Families.
Plan to Protect Training Luncheon
Want to Serve our Littles in Infant Care and Pre-K? We invite you on Sunday, March 31, to join us in the Trestle Room at 12:30pm for our mandatory Plan to Protect Training. A light lunch will be provided as we present our Plan To Protect policies. Contact Marcia at MarciaB@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more information.
Mission of God’s People
As we read through the book of Mark during Lent, we’re learning about the life and ministry of Jesus. Join Pastor Denise on Monday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Trestle Room for a discussion of the cultural background of the New Testament, the biblical world Jesus was a part of, and some of the specific things we’ve been reading about in Mark. We will look at how God’s mission revealed itself through Jesus, and what it looks like for us to be His disciples on mission today.
GEMS April Luncheon
Please join in the fun at the Gems April Luncheon on Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel featuring great music by our own Penni Petriko and delicious food from CrossRoads Kitchen. $10 per person - everyone welcome!
Basics of Prayer Training
Want to learn more about prayer? Join us on Wednesdays, April 3 to May 8. 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Prayer Room. No cost.
Empowered to Connect
April 5 & 6 Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. More info at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
April 12 - 14 Camp Silversides, Gull Lake. Engaged Encounter helps you prepare for your life together after the wedding. REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1. More info at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
Junior High Spring Retreat
Join us for a Spring Retreat! We will be joining in on some Red Deer serving opportunities, but also playing games and digging into God’s word. (Matthew 7:7-12) Friday, April 12 @ 7pm till Saturday, April 13 @ 6pm at the Youth Centre. Cost: Earlybird $40 (Feb. 28-Mar. 24) ; $50 (Mar. 25-Apr. 7). On the Saturday we will be having a Family Feast where we invite all families to join for a meal. There is a $5/per person cost and we ask that you register your ADDITIONAL family members at www.crossroadschurch.ca/JRHighSpringRetreatFamilyFeast.
Moms, take your pre-k boy out for an exciting adventure! Monday, April 15 at 6:30pm we will have fun and games in the gym. Snacks provided. Cost is $7.50 each person. Registration is required. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
Alpha - Who Will You Invite?
Spring Alpha. All are welcome! Tuesdays beginning with dinner at 6:30pm. April 16 – June 25. A series of interactive sessions where everyone, but especially our family, friends, and neighbours are invited to explore the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore life’s big questions together. Invitations can be picked up at the Connecting Point. CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more info.
Passover Seder Dinner
Join us for the Passover Seder Dinner on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. As we celebrate this biblical holiday, we’ll learn about its significance in remembering the Exodus from Egypt, and we’ll also see how Jesus brought amazing new meaning to this meal at the Last Supper with His disciples. This is an awesome time of food, fellowship and celebrating God’s faithfulness. Can’t wait to see you there! *** If you’d like to know more about doing your own Passover meal at home with your family this year, check out the resources we have available online. www.crossroadschurch.ca/Passover
Mark your calendars and get registered! Do you want to get away from all the distractions of everyday life? We would love to have you and your family join us at the annual FAMILY CAMP EXTRAVAGANZA!! Come and enjoy God’s creation, meet new friends and be embraced! Family focused camping with rock climbing, hiking, worship. There’s something for all ages! Can’t wait to see you there!! @Kootenay Plains $110/RV or Tent for all 3 nights. Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents. For more information contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
D’souza Resources Now Available
The book Dalit Freedom Now and Forever by Dr. Joseph D’souza ($15) and if you were waiting for a Dalit cup - are both available at the foyer Connecting Point.
Summer Student Hire
We are looking to hire a Children’s Ministry Summer Student. The position profile can be found at www.crossroadschurch.ca/employment. Submit your resume to Bobbi at BobbiK@crossroadschurch.ca. Closing date for applications is April 10.
In Search of Helping Hands in Children’s Ministry
To fill our teams we are looking for 16 Serves in Infant Care and 21 Serves in Pre-K. Can you help us open our doors to more children? Contact MarciaB@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Read Through the Book of Mark
During the season of Lent (March 6-April 20), we will be reading through the book of Mark in the Bible together! As we prepare our hearts for the Easter season, we want to re-familiarize ourselves with Jesus’ story -- His ministry, teaching, death and resurrection. Our reading plan suggests about 20 verses a day in order to read all of Mark by Easter. Pick up a Mark reading plan at the Connecting Point at church or find it at www.crossroadschurch.ca/Lent
Lent - Fasting
During the season of Lent, consider joining us on Fridays in practicing specific fasts. You may want to join for just one, or maybe for all of them. We enter into this, not as a way of punishing ourselves or earning grace, but as a recognition that God is the one who supplies all of our needs. We rely on Him for every breath. It is in Him that we “live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
Friday, March 29: Take a break from music and podcasts. Don’t listen to music at home, work or in the car. If you’re not used to the silence, fill it with your own prayers and praises to God!
Hearing Impaired or Arabic Translation
We are pleased to let you know that we know have wireless streaming for live services directly from your smartphone/tablet while you are in the church. All you need to do is download the “Audio Everywhere” app and connect to the CRPublic wifi. This will allow you to participate fully without noisy distractions or language barriers. Be sure to bring your own earphones.