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CrossRoads News for Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bulletins - Listening to the God who Speaks

Hearing God in Scripture
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

Isaiah 55:2-3 (NIV)

Our Prayer for this Month

Dear Lord, for the past year we’ve been coming before You each month with our unified prayers as a church body. We are so thankful for all we’ve seen You do in these months, and all we know You will continue to do for the glory of Your Name.

This month, Lord, we want to express our thankfulness to You. Thank You for hearing our prayers and for answering so many of our requests. Thank You for remembering us and freeing us from sin through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for providing for our needs and for being faithful to us at all times. Thank You that we can trust You because You are good!

Lord, we are so grateful. You are worthy of all honour and glory and praise. We will give thanks to You for You are good. Your love endures forever!

In Jesus’ name, amen.


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.


Join us for EQUIP as we spend the day learning and growing together.

Coming Events Pics - EquipOur CrossRoads staff will be offering a wide-ranging variety of seminars throughout the day. Topics include theology, marriage, parenting, personal growth, music, Bible, etc. Check out the session options and get registered online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/equip. Please come visit us in Ministry Lane with any questions you have or for more information on the 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!


Calling All Grade 8 Students!

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00pm We are asking all grade 8 students to come join us at Senior high youth to come see what we are all about. Come ready for lots of fun as this night is our CAMP NIGHT. If you have any questions email Anika at AnikaP@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Church in the Park

Saturday, May 27 6:00-7:30pm at Bower Ponds. An outdoor, non-denominational church service where everyone is welcome. The CrossRoads worship team lead by Dave Grobe and Pastor Dan will be leading this first Church in the Park event.

Building Fund Offering

Sunday, May 28 We will be taking up a special offering to go toward paying the debt on the Youth Wing.

56er Parents Welcome!

Sunday, May 28 Join your Grade5/6 child next Sunday directly after the message for refreshments in their classroom! Meet their leaders, their friends, and generally just see what they’ve been up do!

Senior High Youth Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 31 7pm-9pm All Senior High students are invited to join us at Rotary Park for our year end wrap up. We will have a fire, games and food. Feel free to bring snacks to share or any outdoor games you would like to play.

Grade 6 Faith At Home

June 4 - all services Kids and Parents, come and see what next year will look like for you as a part of Jr. High Youth! Grade 6 kids, meet in the Cafe before service while parents meet with Pastor Jordan in the Fireside Room of the Youth Wing. This will be a fun, informative way to catch the vision and experience of Echo and Jr. High Youth!

Dessert Night! 

Coming Events Pics - Dessert Night

Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00pm Did you miss the last one? Are you new to CrossRoads or want to connect with others? Join us for desserts & coffee on June 6th at 7:00pm in the café!

Curious About Serving In Youth Ministry?

Thursday, June 8 at 7:30pm in the Fireside room in Youth Wing. Have you ever wondered what serving in Youth Ministry looks like? Is it all fun and games? What would I actually have to do with the students? How much of a commitment is serving in Youth? Come on out to our “potential leader” evening to hear what we are about and get all your questions answered.

4/56er Campout June 23 - 24 Coming Events Pics - 456er campout

This is an exciting weekend for our grade 4-6 families to get away and experience community outside of the church setting! This year’s Camp Out will be held at Pine Lake Camp, June 23-24. Online registration is now open. Come camp with us! www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents

Next Baptism August 20

Sessions will be held after each service on: July 30, August 6, and 13. Deadline for registration is August 13. If you cannot make one of the session times, please e-mail Verna for an appointment. VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Responding to the Needs in our Schools

We will be receiving donations of food for breakfast and after-school programs as well as items to take home on the weekends until the end of May. Clothing donations, particularly footwear and outdoor wear, are also welcomed. Please bring your donations to the bins in Ministry Lane during business hours or on Sundays. Detailed lists of acceptable items available at the collection bins. For more information or if you wish to serve in the school in breakfast programs or reading with a child please email LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Our 56ers need you!

Every Sunday there are three opportunities to be a part of Kingdom Business through serving in our 56ers (grade 5 & 6) Children’s Ministry! If you are interested in discovering more or joining a team, email Karli at ServeKids@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

Shaking Hands

Do you like greeting others and meeting new people? If so, we’d love to have you join our Welcome Team. To sign-up and for more info contact VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

Haiti - Will You Go?

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work alongside our partner Haiti Arise! Applications are available at the Missions Kiosk or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ShortTermOutreaches and are due June 20. For more information contact Chantelle at ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Please join with millions of Christians around the world as we pray for Muslims during Ramadan. During Ramadan (May 27 - June 25), Muslims around the world fast and pray as they seek Allah. This opens them up to the spiritual world, which we seek to influence through prayer to Jesus. Pick up your copy of 30 Days of Prayer at the Missions Kiosk for an easy and informative guide to prayer during the days of Ramadan. Each day has a story to teach you about Ramadan or the Muslim faith, and prayer points for intercession.

Employment Opportunity

We are hiring for the position of Pastor of K-6 Families. The position profile is available online or at the Connecting Point. Closing date-June 30. Send applications to BobbiK@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Spring & Summer Connections!

Check out the new groups catalogue which includes exciting experiences available this spring/summer. Catalogues are available at the Connecting Point and online. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Groups

Ways of Giving - NEW to CrossRoads!!

You can now donate through your online banking system at Servus Credit Union, Scotiabank, ATB, CIBC, and TD.  Visit our website to discover all the ways you can give at CrossRoads. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Giving

Financial Update

(August 1, 2016- May 14, 2017)
YTD General Budget (wk41) $3,345,600
YTD Actuals - Income (wk41) $3,149,275
Income Shortfall $196,325