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CrossRoads News for Sunday, March 19, 2017

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March 19, 2017
9:00am • 11:00am • 6:00pm

The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have Me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial.

Mark 14:7-8 (NIV)

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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:

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!

Baptism Information Sessions

Coming Events Pics - Baptism - PS2017

If you are interested in being baptized on Palm Sunday, April 9. Please attend one of the sessions, March 19, March 26 or April 2 at 10:20am or 7:20pm in the Boardroom (Meet at the Connecting Point)


Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk Volunteers

Every Sunday families venture through our doors for the very first time, and each week we have wonderful people who help these new families navigate the KidCheck registration process, get kids to the right classrooms and enable parents to arrive unflustered, to the Sanctuary for the service. You could be one of these people! If you are interested in helping make the Sunday church experience hassle free for families, please contact Chantal at

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!

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

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

Events coming up:

India Presentation

Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm in the Worship Room. Ken and Neila Lehman will be sharing about their recent trip throughout India during February. It was the trip of a lifetime and was deeply moving as they encountered each day the leading of the Holy Spirit.


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.


A night of worship, encouragement and light snacks for MEN! Friday, March 31 at 7:00pm in the Youth Wing. Be encouraged and empowered to “Run the Race” well. Contact Wes at 403-350-5674 or for more information.

EngageComing Events Pics - Engage

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

Sock Wars “Under the Sea”Coming Events Pics - 2017 Sock Wars

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

Empowered to ConnectComing Events Pics - 2017 Sock Wars

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

Passover Seder DinnerComing Events Pics - Passover Seder

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 Children 12 and over only, please.

Marriage Enrichment WeekendComing Events Pics - Marriage Enrichment

June 9 - 11 in Canmore. Register by April 18 to qualify for early-bird pricing - $250. Register and find more info at

Camping Extravaganza

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!

Our Prayer for March

 Dear Lord,
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.

Financial Update  (August 1, 2016-March 12, 2017)

YTD General Budget (wk32) $2,611,200
YTD Income (wk32)                   $2,451,218
Income Shortfall                              $159,982

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