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CrossRoads News for Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bulletins - Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

This Sunday's Scripture: Psalm 107:1-32

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.


Follow GroupComing Events Pics - Follow

Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Room 108. Join us as we explore the ways we follow Jesus in our everyday lives. Everyone welcome - join anytime. Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Groups.

GEMS October Luncheon

Everyone welcome to join us Tuesday, October 10 at 12 noon in the Chapel for luncheon featuring the music of Joyful Melody, as well as the great food from CrossRoads Kitchen! $10 per person.

Kairos - God, the Church and the World

Wednesday evenings and Saturdays beginning Wednesday, October 11 in Room 203. Kairos is a 9-session course teaching the heart of God for His mission and His people. Register at www.kairoscourse.com. Cost: $125. For more information visit www.KairosCourse.ca.

Singles Community at CrossRoads

Are you a single adult who wants to jump in to community with others? Make sure to set aside Sunday, October 15 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm, for a special connecting event. We’ll start with lunch in our church café then go to the Corn Maze at Jungle Farms. For more information and to register visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Groups. Click on the groups catalogue and find this group event listing, then click ‘Register’ for this group.

Faith at Home

4 year olds and their parents will join Pastor Tammy in the Chapel on Sunday, October 15 for their Faith at Home event entitled “Family Blessing”.

Pickles and Ice CreamComing Events Pics - Pickles

Monday, October 16 at 7:00pm in the Cruisers Room. Ladies, are you expecting a baby? Come enjoy Pickles and Ice Cream where you can meet other soon-to-be moms; come for fun and fellowship!

Single Moms Fellowship

Friday, October 20 Inviting all single moms and their children. Topic this month: self-care and our identity. Register by calling Mary at 587-876-8302. Dinner at 6:10pm in the front foyer with the fellowship to follow. Childcare is provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Building Fund Offering

Sunday, October 22. We will be taking up a special offering to go toward paying off the mortgage on the Youth Centre. Please pray and ask God how He would have you give. Donate here!

Pancake Meet and Greet

Sunday, October 22, between the two morning services (10:15-11:15am) If you are a Junior High family, we would love to have you come join us for some pancakes and meet some of our youth team and introduce yourself to Pastor Dave Morin as he takes the ropes for Junior High Ministry. The event will be come and go, so stop on by!

EngageComing Events Pics - Engage

Tuesday, October 24, 6:15pm - 9:15pm in the Trestle Room. Join us to learn about CrossRoads and what it means to be a member of our community. Supper is provided and space is limited. Childcare not provided. Register by emailing Michele at MicheleR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

Mission Possible: Welcoming Refugees to Central AlbertaComing Events Pics - Mission Possible

A one day conference to be inspired, educated and equipped. Saturday, October 28, 10:00am - 4:00pm at CrossRoads. More information at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.

56er Serve SundayMinistry Buttons - 56 Serve Sunday button

If you have a child in 56ers, October 29 is their opportunity to serve in our Church. To serve, please register online here. Note: There will NOT be 56ers on Serve Sunday.

Paint Night - Haiti Short Term Outreach Fundraiser

Come help support the Haiti Short Term Outreach team going to Haiti Nov. 19-30 by attending a Paint Nite in the Youth Center on Saturday, November 4 at 7:00pm. You’ll take home a painting that YOU painted and help raise money for the team. Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/-10020738 by Oct 20.

Daddy Daughter Date Night .... IS FOR THE BIRDS!Coming Events Pics - 2017 DDDN

Daddies and pre-k daughters dress casual and come join in the fun - all about birds! Monday, November 6 at 6:30pm. Snacks provided. Cost is $7.50 each. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.

Connect into Community - Blackfalds / Lacombe

Do you live in one of these areas? Are you looking to meet others from the same area who attend CrossRoads? Join us after one of the services on Sunday, November 12 in the Chapel. Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.

Celebrate Recovery

Every Friday at 6:00pm in the Cafe. for more info visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/celebraterecovery

Alpha Course

Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Cafe. Open for new attendees until Oct. 24. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/alpha

Settling our Refugees

We are excited about our church-sponsored refugees coming to Red Deer! We are looking to build teams of people to welcome, journey with and help settle our new families. If you are interested in helping with rental property research, transportation, budgets, grocery shopping, ESL, partnering, and much more, You are needed! For more info please e-mail WilmaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Uganda Team and Partners

Please keep the team in your prayers as they wrap up their outreach in Buikwe, Uganda. The team returns home Thursday, Oct 12. Read specific prayer requests and updates on their blog: https://outreach.crossroadschurch.ca.

Free Gym Membership ;)

Well sort of. Actually we are looking to grow our team of Snow Shovellers. Hopeful for a commitment of one Sunday per month or to be part of our on call crew for large events/evenings/weekends. Please call the office or email Kyle at KyleR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Local Initiatives

Are you looking for ways to make a difference in Red Deer and wondering how CrossRoads Church is involved in our community? Pick up a Local Initiatives booklet or go to
www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/local. Learn how you can play a part in bringing hope to our neighbours.


Youth Update!

JR. HIGH RETREAT - OCTOBER 13 - 15
We are so excited for a weekend of campfires, and games at Circle Square Ranch! If you are needing subsidy, please contact KarleenH@CrossRoadsChurch.ca. We will send out a packing list upon registration. Meet at the church to board the buses at 5:00pm on Friday, the 13th and we will return on Sunday the 15th. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/EventRegistration.

SR. HIGH RETREAT - OCTOBER 20 - 22
Get away for the weekend at Camp Caroline! The retreat is $140 (includes 5 meals and snacks). Pool (bring a bathing suit), hikes, obstacle course and many more great things are happening this weekend. You will need to arrange your own transportation to the camp (40 mins away). Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/EventRegistration.

Grade 7-8 - ECHO (resumes on Oct 22) Sundays 9:30am, 11:30am, 6:30pm (meet in the Cafe after worship at the Connecting Point desk) ECHO is a ministry for Grades 7-8 students that happens on Sundays during service. Youth take part in worship in the Sanctuary and then head to the Youth Centre.

New to Youth?
Please visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/youth to find our online registration AND a waiver that will need to be signed and brought to youth!

Stay Up To Date On All That’s Happening In Youth!
Text CrossRoads Youth to 393939 (Msg & data rates may apply) or visit
www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/youth.


We are hiring!

We are hiring for a part-time maternity leave position as K-6 Ministry Curriculum Coordinator. We are also looking for a part-time Food Services/Kitchen Assistant. Position profiles are available at the Connecting Point and online.


October Prayer

Dear Lord,
     As You have asked us to in Your Word, we lift up our leaders in Central Alberta. We pray for the upcoming elections in our area to fill the positions of councilors, mayors and school trustees. We ask that You put leaders in place who have integrity and wisdom. We pray that their hearts would turn toward justice and rights for all.
     We thank You that we have received favour from the leadership in Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer. We pray that you prosper Central Alberta for the sake of Your glory and Your name.
     Ultimately, Lord, we pray for those in authority because, whether or not we agree with them, we know that You desire for all to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. So we ask that You work in their hearts and minds to draw them to Yourself.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)