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CrossRoads News for Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bulletins - Never beyond hope

Hope When I feel Like I've Wasted My Life
Sunday July 16, 2017

The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase.  But where sin increased, grace increased all the more...

Romans 5:20 (NIV)


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 July

Dear Lord,
We thank You for the hope You have given us through Your salvation. Because of You, we can know our eternity is secure, and we can live with hope and joy in the midst of any circumstance.
Lord, this summer as we travel and enjoy the outdoors, we ask that You open doors of opportunities for us to have one-minute-longer conversations with those we meet. Give us favour with our neighbours, with strangers, with friends and with family members so that we can go a bit deeper in sharing the truth about Your salvation, our living hope.
Open our mouths to speak without fear, and open the hearts of those around us to hear Your truth and turn towards You. We know that You have asked us to make disciples, so, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, use us to share Your love, truth and
hope with others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Financial Update
(August 1, 2016 - July 9, 2017)
YTD General Budget (wk 49)       $3,998,400
YTD Actuals (wk 49)                         $3,719,996
Shortfall                                                       $278,404

Mark your Calendar!

Come and See - Children’s Ministry Open House

Monday, July 17 or Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Trestle Room. Come enjoy fruit and ice cream while you meet some of our team and explore our children’s ministry area. You will have a chance to discover what a Sunday looks like in Children’s Ministry and learn of the many opportunities to serve, from Infant Care to Grade 6. Opportunities range from baking once a month to leading a team. Please RSVP to

Story Time in the Park

Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, and 9. 10:30 - 11:00am at Kin Kanyon Park. Bring your little ones for stories, puppets, finger plays and song. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket and a snack.

Say YES to Rwanda!

Are you looking for an opportunity to see and experience the amazing work our partner World Relief is doing in Rwanda? Why not join the upcoming outreach to Rwanda this February? Applications are due August 1 and are available at the Missions Kiosk or online at For more information contact Chantelle Schmidt at Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Summer Baptism

Sunday, 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.

Block Party Program

The City of Red Deer has come out with an awesome program to assist you in hosting your very own block party! Join the fun! Visit for more info and to register. Out-of-Towners – you are invited to join in this summer initiative. Contact Pastor Verna for more details.

Camping Extravaganza

August 9 to 13 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, register at, book time off work and we’ll see you there!

Next Baby Dedication

Sunday, August 20th 9:00am in the Chapel. To dedicate your new beautiful new addition, please register at for more information email

GriefShare Ministry

This group meets weekly to help those who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend. We meet EVERY Tuesday at 7pm in Room 108. You are welcome to begin attending GriefShare at any session, as each session is self-contained and doesn’t need to occur in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.

Rivers Edge Camp

The camp is in need of at least 3 more female cabin leaders and 5 more male cabin leaders for the week of July 16-21, 2017. Over 150 campers are at camp that week to hear the Gospel and know and experience God’s love for them. To volunteer, fill out an application found at and email it to

Vehicle Loan needed for Missionary Family of 4

We have a missionary family in need of a vehicle from now through September; must accommodate 2 child seats. If you have a suitable vehicle you are willing to lend, please contact Karen at for details.

A Song To Learn

On July 30th, the final week of Dan’s current sermon series, we will be introducing a new song to declare together that with Jesus, we are Never Beyond Hope. To give you an opportunity to learn it in advance, please search How Great Is Your Love by Passion on YouTube, iTunes or your favourite music streaming app.

Get your serve on!

Communion Planner

Are you detailed orientated? Do you have the gift of administration? We need you! We require someone to initiate the e-mails to plan for the servers on the Communion Sundays. Would you like more information? Please contact Wilma at

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

We’re Not Waiters, But Boy Can We Serve!

Would you consider joining one of our serve teams, as we teach CrossRoads Kids and spur them on to Christ? We are looking for Classroom Serves, Team Leads, and Tech, for both the summer and the coming fall! Be a part of Kingdom business! Email for more details! We’d love to hear from you or answer any questions you might have!

You Can Still Attend Service!

Come join the team at Children’s Welcome Desk on Sunday’s as we help new and returning families navigate the Kidcheck process, find classrooms and provide general information regarding the church. If you enjoy visiting with people, are comfortable with basic computer skills and want to serve in a manner that allows you to still attend service, we would love to hear from you! YOUTH WELCOME!!! Please contact Frequency of serving is 1x/month for 30 minutes.

Home Page Slides - Living Hope -2017

Week 7 - Who have you seen looking for hope?