March 12, 2017
9:00am • 11:00am • 6:00pm
Pastor Shawn Hubert
He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”
Mark 11:17 (NLT)
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 or click here! (Msg&Data Rates May Apply)
Today at CrossRoads:
Baby Dedication Today!
Celebrate with us as eight families dedicate their children to the Lord in the Chapel at 11:00am. The next baby dedication service is scheduled for May 21, 2017.
Stars On Ice
Today is the last day to donate by bringing skates and helmets (for children in grades 1-8) to the collection station in Ministry Lane. Contact LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more info.
Special Events this week:
Tuesday, March 14 at 12 noon in the Chapel. Everyone welcome to attend the GEMS March Luncheon featuring Missionary Raney Brown sharing on her work in Italy.
A Call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting
Wednesday, March 15. Let us come together, as the Body of Christ, for a day of prayer and fasting for the people of Syria. The war in Syria has lasted for six years. The nation is now divided into two groups, those who have remained and those who have fled; all are struggling to have their basic needs met each day.
- that Syrians in both of these groups would come to know Jesus as their sustainer and provider,
- for the gospel message to not only reach the Syrian refugees but multiply out across the Middle East and around the world
- that the local church in all affected countries would be burdened with a desire to see all of those affected by this conflict have an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel.
The GriefShare group meets weekly to help those who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend. We meet every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Room 108, year round. You are welcome to begin attending GriefShare at any session, as each one is self-contained and doesn’t need to occur in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.
Dan Bremnes with Love and The Outcome
Come join Dan Bremnes, along with Love & the Outcome together in concert on Wednesday, March 15 right here at CrossRoads! For tickets, go to danbremnes.com.
Treasured - A Single Women’s Connecting Event
Are you a single woman who is looking to connect with other single women in our congregation? We would love to meet you! Join us for a snack potluck and inspiring conversation, in the youth café on Saturday, March 18 at 6:30pm. (Please use the Youth Wing entrance at the west side of our building.)
Faith at Home - Kindergarten
Sunday, March 19 • Come engage with your Kindergartner about the topic of compassion in a fun, age-appropriate way! We’ll meet in Room 206 (the Kindergarten room) at all services. See you there!
Events coming up:
Baptism Information Sessions
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:15pm in the Trestle Room. Join us to learn about CrossRoads and what it means to be a member of our community. Supper is provided. Register by emailing Michele at MicheleR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Sock Wars “Under the Sea”
Monday, April 3 at 6:30pm in the CrossRoads Gym. Moms and Pre-K sons are invited to enjoy an evening together packed with sock wars, snacks and other fun activities. Cost is $6 per person. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
Empowered to Connect
You are invited to a Powerful Simulcast on April 7 & 8 here at CrossRoads Church! It’s for parents of children that have come from hard places: adopted, fostered, preemie etc. Come and learn along with other parents techniques and ideas to help create trust based relationships with your children! Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
Passover Seder Dinner
Join Pastor Denise on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 in the Chapel as we celebrate a Passover Seder Dinner. Passover is the time once a year when God asked His people to remember the amazing things He did at the Exodus (Exodus 12). It is a time to come together and fellowship as we celebrate what God did at the Passover and see how it relates to Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. Participating in Passover is a meaningful way to prepare for Easter and a chance for us to learn, remember and celebrate together! $20 per person. Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents. Children 12 and over only, please.
Marriage Enrichment Weekend
June 9 - 11 in Canmore. Register by April 18 to qualify for early-bird pricing - $250. Register and find more info at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
August 9 - 13, 2017 Seriously, you haven’t camped until you’ve camped with CrossRoads at Kootenay Plains. The campsite boasts no wifi and no power to charge your or your child’s electronic devices! Just you, your family, and other hearty campers enjoying and worshiping the Beautiful Creator together. So mark your calendar, book time off work and we’ll see you there!
Opportunities for you:
Play a Part!
This Easter could be a pivotal moment in someone’s story of faith. Want to be a part of it? Join us as we serve in CrossRoads Kids, Facility Team or Welcome Team during the Easter season. Contact Pastor Verna and find your fit in Special Serves! VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
Calling All Teachers At Heart!
If you have a gift of communicating with children but aren’t able to serve in CrossRoads Kids regularly, we have just the role for you! We are looking for men and women to serve as a Storyteller - someone who briefly presents the Bible story to K-4 in the Theatre at each service (materials are provided). The frequency is up to you! For more details, contact MelissaK@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Camera Operators Needed!
Did you know we need six camera operators each and every Sunday to make our services available online? We could really use more hands to help with that! Training for new camera operators is provided (quite painlessly!) and the commitment is about one Sunday per month. Also, you’d get to hang out with the tech team and they’re a bunch of really delightful people! By now, you must be ready to sign up, so please send an enthusiastic email to DallasL@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Welcome to the Staff
Please join us in welcoming Chantal Mangan to the CrossRoads staff as the Children’s Ministry Welcome Coordinator; as well as, Karli Harder as the K-6 Serve Coordinator.
Our Prayer for March
This month, we lift up our educators and our students to You. We pray for teachers and administration and thank You that they have dedicated their vocation to educating our next generation of leaders. We ask that You give them wisdom, encouragement, strength and hope. Help them to know how to deal righteously with current issues, and we ask that they turn to You for guidance.
We also lift up our students to You. We pray that they would have a great desire to learn and to grow. Give them respect for their teachers and help them to show kindness to one another.
We pray for safety in our schools, that they would be places of learning and growth and that You would keep them from harm.
Ultimately, Lord, as we pray for educators and students, we ask that they would come to a saving knowledge of You and that Your truth would be revealed for the glory of Your name.
In Jesus name, Amen.