FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
April 9, 2017 - Baptism Sunday
9:00am • 11:00am • 6:00pm
Pastor Dan Cochrane, Senior Pastor
Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:3-4 (NIV
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.
Our Prayer for this Month
This month we are excited and grateful to remember and celebrate Your death and resurrection that brings our salvation! Thank You for Your sacrifice for us.
Lord, we lift up those who are being baptized this month. We pray for strength and courage for them as they step forward and declare that You are their Saviour. We pray that You surround them with people who will encourage them on their journey.
We also pray that we will be bold witnesses for you. Help us not to be ashamed of Your gospel, but give us courage to invite others to come hear about You this month. We pray that You prepare the hearts of those we invite, that they would come, hear, understand their need for You, and be saved.
We pray all of this for the glory of Your name. Amen.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16
Today at CrossRoads:
Attention all 56er Kids! Today we will meet directly in the Big House for baptisms and Palm Sunday! Sit with us in the back left section, OR you are welcome to sit with your family. There will be no regular 56er program, but we’ll see you on Easter Sunday!
Attention All Youth Parents! There will be NO ECHO (youth specific service in the youth wing) today and Easter Sunday (April 9 & 16). For these Sundays, we ask that your students stay with you at the main service. Thank you!
Urgent School Needs
We have been made aware of needs within our local schools that cause us concern - but that we should view as an opportunity to show the love of Christ in practical and significant ways. We are accepting donations of food and clothing to be distributed in our schools and asking you to consider how you may give of your time to support staff and students. You can receive detailed information on donations at the table in Ministry Lane as well as sign up to be involved. Donations accepted in Ministry Lane weekdays and Sundays. Contact LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more information.
This Easter, we are expecting God to move in exciting ways.
Join us at 9:00am, 11:00am or 6:00pm in the Sanctuary next Sunday or consider attending at 9:00am or 11:00am in the youth wing.
The Sanctuary will contain our large group celebration with live worship and great teaching from Pastor Dan.
The Youth Wing will have a mid-size live worship experience and great teaching from Pastor Dan. Parking is available on the west (youth wing) side of the building and it’s just down the hall to the Café and Children’s areas.
Invite your family and friends to join us for the Easter Service. Invitations are available at the Connecting Point. Check out the video of Pastor Jason and what's happening this Easter!
Let’s make room for everyone to experience all that God has for us this Easter!
Good Friday Services • Friday, April 14 • 9:00am and 11:00am (no children’s programs)
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 Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Contact Pastor Verna if you can help. VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
News & Events
Will you go?
Our upcoming Global Compassion Outreach team dates are in!
October - Uganda; November - Haiti; February 2018 - Rwanda. More details are available at the Missions Kiosk or at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ShortTermOutreach, or contact
Chantelle Schmidt at 403-347-6425 or ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
English Tutors Needed
If you are interested in helping our new neighbours learn and practice their English on Monday or Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00am, please contact Chantelle Schmidt at 403-347-6425 or ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for details.
We are growing! Want to know how you can participate in the CrossRoads Community Gardens? Come on your own or as a group to an information session on Sunday, April 30 to find out what is involved and how to register. More details to come... The number of raised beds is limited. Are you handy? Watch for details about a garden structure work bee coming up also. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, April 10 • 6:30pm • Trestle Room • Abundance Canada (formerly known as the Mennonite Foundation) will be presenting a free seminar on Estate Planning, Wills and Gift Planning. Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
Tuesday, April 11 • 12:00pm • Chapel • Join us for a fun-filled and informative luncheon featuring Ken & Neila Lehman sharing about their trip to India! Everyone welcome. $10/person.
Wednesday, April 12 • 5:30pm • Online registration required - www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
God Speaks Italian Too!
Thursday, April 20 • 7:30pm in the Trestle Room. Come hear what God is doing in Italy. Raney Brown, CrossRoads Missionary in Bergamo, Italy will be making a presentation of her ministry. Coffee & snacks provided.
Single Moms Prayer Group
Saturdays • 10:00am - 11:30am • Prayer Room • Single moms are invited to meet for prayer on Saturday mornings. Contact Pastor Verna for more info at VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
May 1 to 5, 8:30am - 4:30pm at CrossRoads • This Briercrest course is a basic overview of the central doctrines of the Christian faith, designed for those who have no previous, formal training in Christian theology, or for those who need a refresher. Students develop a basic understanding of the method and content of systematic theology as presented in the Apostles’ Creed and the classical evangelical tradition. 3 credit course: $1134 or ministry development/audit: $378. Register by contacting: email@example.com. For more info contact Deborah at the church office or at DeborahC@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Tuesday, May 9 • 7:00pm in the Cafe • Are you new to CrossRoads or want to connect with others? Join us for desserts and coffee!. Please register online by May 2 at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
Saturday, May 27 • 9:30am - 4:00pm • Join us for EQUIP as we spend the day learning and growing together. Our CrossRoads staff will be offering a wide-ranging variety of seminars throughout the day – topics include theology, marriage, parenting, personal growth, music, Bible, etc. Go to
www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Equip for more information and to register for sessions. Cost for the day (including lunch) is $10. This will be a great day as we are equipped in all of the ways we follow Jesus here at CrossRoads. You don’t want to miss it!
June 9 to 11 • Canmore • $250 per couple until April 18. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.
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.
Children’s Ministry is looking for your help!
There are lots of children coming to CrossRoads Kids each Sunday, but we need you to come along side and serve so we don’t have to turn families away!
- K-6 - to join the team during the 9am and 6pm services - KarliH@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
- Welcome Desk Serves - to help people with KidCheck registration and directing to classrooms - ChantalM@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
- Infants / PreK - to serve during all services - MarciaB@CrossRoadsChurch.ca