Sunday, August 13, 2017
Pastor Shawn Hubert
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 (NLT)
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Today at CrossRoads:
The Mustard Seed is Here In Ministry Lane
CrossRoads is pleased to support the Mustard Seed. Today they will be available in Ministry Lane if you would like to know more about what they do in our community or to find out how you can get involved.
Summer Baptism Sessions for Sunday, August 20
Sessions will be held after each service today. Deadline for registration is also today. If you cannot make one of the session times, please e-mail Verna for an appointment. VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Love in the Laces
Visit the Love in the Laces table in the foyer today. 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.ca for more details on this or other local areas of service.
ECHO - Rebooted!
Echo is back for Junior High students! Meet in the Cafe after worship ends in the Sanctuary. (all three services)
New to Youth?
We would love to have all students who were new to youth this summer, just starting new this fall, or maybe haven’t attended youth in a while to take some time and pre-register for September! It will help us get all the information we need as well as make sure all information is updated. Please visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Youth to find our online registration AND a waiver that will have to be signed and brought to youth!
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Events Coming Up:
Summer Service, Baptism and BBQ!
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 WilmaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.
Parents, please note: please keep your K-6 children with you at the 6:00pm service as we celebrate baptisms as a CrossRoads family! (K-6 programs will be offered as usual for the morning services only)
Movie Night filled with Popcorn, Fun and Purpose!
Come out to the Youth Wing Friday, August 25 at 7:00pm and enjoy the Queen of Katwe, an inspiring, true story of how the strategies learned in chess help kids in Uganda become champions in life. This is an event to support the 2017 Uganda Team which leaves in September. All are welcome! Contact ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more information.
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.
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 AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca to get started.
It’s that time of year already! Please submit your fall group information for the 2017 catalogue by August 28. Email AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca with any questions.
For more opportunities visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/serving.
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.