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CrossRoads News for Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Pastor Dan Cochrane

Join us for our live services at 9:00am, 11:00am or 6:00pm!
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By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Hebrews 11:3 (NIV)

Today at CrossRoads:

Faith at Home - Age 3

Faith at Home event for 3 year old children (born in 2014) and their parents in the Chapel during each service.

John and Cheryl Zumbrunn Retire

Please stop by the cafe to say hello to John & Cheryl as we recognize their contribution as CrossRoads missionaries in Romania. Look for the balloons!


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.


February 3 – Connect Event FOR SINGLES

Join us at 7:00pm in the Youth Center, for an evening of popular board games and friendly conversation. Park at the Youth Center Entrance on the west side of the building. Bring a snack to share. Contact Pastor Verna for more details. VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

February 4 - Lunch & Learn

Do you facilitate/lead a group at CrossRoads? Join us for a free Lunch & Learn after the 11:00am service in the Chapel. Pastor Jason will be speaking on Communication. RSVP to AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

February 6 - MoMENtum

Come out for a night of wings, worship and encouragement just for men! 6:45pm in the Youth Centre

February 8 - Junior High Youth

A night of laser tag , games and more. Thursday, Feb 8 at LazerForce in Red Deer. Gr 7- Meet THERE at 6:30pm. Pick up at 7:45pm. Gr 8- Meet THERE at 7:30pm. Pick up at 8:45pm. The event is $20 and you can register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/grade7-8

February 10 - St. John’s Babysitting Course

in the Trestle Room from 9am-4pm. $30/person. *Must be 11 years old by Feb 28, 2018. Please bring: A baby doll, lunch (a snack will be provided), a water bottle. Contact Marcia at MarciaB@CrossRoadsChurch.ca to register.

February 11 - Baby Dedication

Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/PreK before February 4 to take part in our special service in the Chapel at 9:00am. For more information email TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

February 13 - GEMS Luncheon

Everyone welcome to GEMS February Luncheon featuring the music of Crystal & Herb Taylor. $10/person. 12:00 noon in the Chapel.

Engaged Encounter 2018April 27-29 - Engaged Encounter Weekend

at Camp Silversides. $250/couple. For more information go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriageprep.

June 8 - 10 - Marriage Enrichment Weekend

Watch for online registrations to open in April. For more information about the weekend, go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriage.

Beth Moore Conference

CrossRoads has a block of tickets for the Beth Moore Conference in Calgary on June 22 & 23. Cost is $75/ticket and does not include accommodations/travel. If you would like to reserve a ticket with the CrossRoads group please contact Ginny Cochrane on the Facebook page “Crossroads Women” or by email: ginnycochrane@hotmail.com.

GriefShare Ministry

GriefShare is a weekly ministry that reaches out to those who have experienced the death a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Begin your healing journey at GriefShare Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Room 108. You are welcome to start any Tuesday, as each session is self-contained.

Connect with K-6 Families of K-6 kiddos!

Stay up-to-date with K-6 through Remind (K-4 class @crkk4; 56ers class @5f165) and Facebook at CrossRoads Kids K-6 Families.

Blackfalds & Lacombe

Do you live in and around these areas and attend CrossRoads? If so, we’ve made Facebook pages for you to use as a tool to connect with others from your area who attend here too! Search CrossRoads - Blackfalds or CrossRoads - Lacombe and join today!

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for the right individual to fill the position of Pastor of K-6 Ministries as well as a position of Facility Host/Janitor. More information is available at the Connecting Point or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment.

Worship Arts Tech

Are you looking for a great place to serve? Do you have computer skills and are you willing to learn?
1 Peter 4:10 states, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” We would really like to get to know you, as you join our worship team to project images and words on the screen to help facilitate worship through the pro-presenter program. Training will be provided! E-mail Dallas at DallasL@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

A big THANK YOU

Thanks to all those that have served or are currently serving in our Children’s Ministries. We cannot express how grateful we are to have you here week after week showing love to the Littles. We couldn’t have this ministry without you. “And the child grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was on him” Luke 2:40


Focus on Missions


February 4 - GCC Celebrates their 10th Anniversary

Please come join in the celebration after each service. On Jan 31, 2008, the GCC met for the first time. During that year they defined their VISION, MISSION and VALUES. They then selected international organizations to partner with in fulfilling those goals.

VISION: In areas of great need, we will learn, serve and grow in partnership with individuals, families and communities for their immediate, sustained and eternal good, through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

MISSION: Together we will demonstrate Christ’s love in areas of great need.

VALUES:
1. We believe in compassion for others, just as Christ loves and has compassion for all;
2. We believe in generosity through the grace of giving;
3. We believe in partnerships to learn and share together;
4. We believe in accountability to the congregation and to our partners.

February 14 - Love on Haiti

Join us for a dessert night and meet Dr. Rodney Baptiste, Medical Director of the Bethesda Medical Clinic in Vaudreuil, Haiti. Learn how God is working through a man who completed seven years of medical school in the Dominican Republic with one pair of jeans, one pair of shoes and one white coat, then returned to his native Haiti to serve God by serving his own people. In conjunction with One Mission Society Canada

Brother YunMarch 12 - Brother Yun 

Come hear a powerful testimony of conversion, persecution, miraculous escapes and how God speaks. Brother Yun is the co-author of The Heavenly Man. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from this amazing man of God. March 12 at 7:00pm.

Short-term Opportunity in Greece 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk alongside one of our missionaries? This summer you have the opportunity to partner with Andrew and Melissa Fletcher as they run a Refugee Family Camp in Porto Astro, Greece. Join them as they help reach refugees with a deep understanding of the Gospel and love of Christ. *Special request for doctors, nurses, lifeguards and those willing to do cooking and cleaning. June 17-22. For more information contact ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca. Applications available online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ShortTermOutreaches or at the missions kiosk.


January Prayer

Dear Lord,
We thank You for bringing us into this new year, and we pray that in 2018 our hearts would be fully attentive to what You have to say to us.

Father, this year we ask that You would help us to grow in our faith and our walk with You. We pray that Your Spirit would strengthen us in our gifts, and that as we use them, they would bear fruit for Your glory.

We pray for Pastors Shawn and Dan who will be speaking to us this month. Empower them through Your Spirit to bring us into the presence of Jesus. And help us to listen carefully so that we hear what You are saying and can put it into practice.

Jesus, we pray that 2018 would be a year marked by growth, faith, and action. Help us to pay careful attention to You so that we do not drift away.

In Your Name we pray, amen.