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CrossRoads News for Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Sent: What were we made for?

Sunday, August 6, 2017 
Jason Frizzell, Pastor of Community Life

Again he said, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”

John 20:21 (NLT)

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.

Today at CrossRoads

Summer BAPTISM Sessions for Sunday, August 20

Sessions will be held after each service today and on August 13. Deadline for registration is August 13. If you cannot make one of the session times, please e-mail Verna for an appointment.

Love in the Laces

Take a few steps into the foyer today and visit the Love in the Laces table. We are receiving back to school shoes for children and youth in our community throughout the month of August. Stop by to get more information on how you can be involved in loving families in our community in a very tangible way through giving a pair of shoes and/or spending time at Women’s Outreach with children picking out their new shoes. Contact LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch for more details on this or other local areas of service.

 Youth - Just for Youth

ECHO - Rebooted!

Echo is back for Junior High students! Meet in the Cafe after worship ends in the Sanctuary. (all three services)

Stay up to date on all that’s happening in Youth!

Text CrossRoads Youth to 393939 (msg & data rates may apply) or visit

August Prayer

Dear Lord,
We’ve been talking about and thinking about hope this summer, and we want to take time to acknowledge that You are the giver of all of our hope. Because of You and Your great story, we can see how You have worked throughout history to right what we have made wrong through our sin. By mercifully sending Jesus to rescue us from our sin, You have given us the ultimate hope—salvation and restoration in You.

We are so grateful that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection we can go forward each day with a living hope. We know that no matter what we face, You are with us and guide us. Help us live in that hope and continue to share it with others.

Lord, we thank You. We lift You up and glorify You together. Thank You for Your mercy, love and hope. We praise Your name!

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Events Coming Up:

Story Time at the Park - last week!

Wednesday, August 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.

Summer Service, Baptism and BBQ!Coming Events Pics - Summer Service 2017

Sunday, August 20 at 6:00pm. There will be worship, a message, and the baptism. Following the service, we will enjoy a BBQ. What to bring? Lawn chairs, blankets, sunglasses, and readiness to hear and witness what God has been doing in people’s lives. We hope you will join us for a time of celebration! Questions? Contact

Looking for a fun family event this summer?

Come out for a movie night on Friday, August 25 at 7:00pm in the youth wing in support of our upcoming team heading to Uganda this fall! We will be showing Queen of Katwe and admission is free! Movie snacks will be available. Hope to see you there!

Church in the Park

Saturday, August 26, 6:00pm Bower Ponds. Worship Leader Mark Cole and Pastor Paul Vallee (from LivingStones Church) will be leading August’s service. Come early for coffee and stay late for cake and fellowship! Everyone is welcome to this non-denominational, outdoor church service. Parking available on-site at Bower Ponds.

Centered K-6 Equip

Sunday, August 27 during each service. K-6 regular and new Serves! Join us during service (the one you would typically serve at) for coffee and snacks while we EQUIP ourselves for the coming year. We strongly encourage every serve to attend.

GriefShare Ministry

This 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. 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.

Opportunities to Serve:

Try Leading a Group

Want to try leading a group at CrossRoads this fall? We’d love to support you and advertise your group in the fall catalogue. Email to get started.

Group Facilitators

It’s that time of year already! Please submit your fall group information for the 2017 catalogue by August 28. Email with any questions.

Ever Wonder What The Mustard Seed in Red Deer is Up To?

The Mustard Seed will be visiting in Ministry Lane on August 13 between morning services, as well as before and after the evening service. Come and see how their vital work impacts our community.

Strong Men and Women Needed Moving furniture to the new Pregnancy Care Centre.

Friday, August 11 or Saturday, August 12; daytime or evening. Call Lisa 403-505-3198.
Adventure Calls Rwanda application deadline extended through August 8. Just a few spots left! Apply online or pick application at missions kiosk. Contact with any questions.

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? Looking for Classroom Serves, Team Leads, and Tech, for the fall! Be a part of Kingdom business! Email

You Can Still Attend Service!

Come join the team at Children’s Welcome Desk on Sundays 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 Serve 1x/month for 30 minutes.

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