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CrossRoads News for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Danger Of Neglecting So Great A Salvation

Pastor Dan Cochrane
Hebrews 2:1-4

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3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love 5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

Eph 1:3-8 (NIV)

Prayer Focus for March

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2

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.

This Sunday at CrossRoads

Palm Sunday Baptism March 25

We are excited that our Palm Sunday Baptism Services are just around the corner. If God has been speaking to you about getting baptized, please come to one of the information sessions today, March 11 or March 18. Meet at the Connecting Point immediately following the service. For more information email Pastor Verna at Deadline to register is March 18.

Today! • Plan to Protect Serve (Volunteer) Training Luncheon

If you are a regular Serve or a new Serve with CrossRoads Kids, join us in the Trestle Room this Sunday at 12:30pm. A light lunch will be provided. This is mandatory for all CrossRoads Kids Serves. Please join us if you haven’t taken the course already or if you need a refresher.


Did you miss the AGM in January?

Check out the Core blog and update yourself on some great things we heard and learned from our time together on January 24th.

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 News and Events

Engage 2018March 6 • Engage Event

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) 6:15pm in the Trestle Room. Register by emailing Michele Ramer at

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. March 12 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. No registration required.

Are you interested in being a part of our evening with Brother Yun? If so, we need you! For more information on how you can lend a hand that evening contact the missions office at:

March 13 - GEMS Seniors Luncheon

Everyone welcome to attend to enjoy great food, fellowship and frivolity! $10 per person. 12:00pm in the Chapel.

March 16 - Single Moms Fellowship

Join us on Friday, March 16 at 6:00pm. Guest speaker: Michelle from Women’s Outreach. Childcare is provided. Please register ahead on the FaceBook Page or if you are new call Mary at 587-876-8302.

Spring TeaMarch 17 • If I Told You My Story... Spring Tea

Ladies, join us in the Chapel on Saturday, March 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We will have three guest speakers that will share their personal stories of their walk with God. Seating is limited so you must register online! Cost is $5 per person, payable at the door.

Meet and Greet 2018March 19 - Meet and Greet (for moms with babies under 1 year)

Meet for “mom” fellowship and snacks. This is a great way to meet people. We will meet at 7:00pm in the Cruisers Room. For more info contact Tammy at

Heartfelt Expression - Beauty in the BrokenMarch 20 - Heartfelt Expression - Beauty in the Broken

Heartfelt Expression is for women who have experienced loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. Come and join in a safe environment while doing a hands on project that will help in your healing journey. Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm in the Youth Centre Fireside Room. For more information email Pastor Tammy at Register at

Passover Seder Dinner 2018March 22 • Passover Seder Dinner

Join us for a Passover Celebration! Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples was a Passover Seder, a meal where the Jewish people remember and celebrate how God rescued them from slavery during the Exodus. Understanding the Passover brings even greater meaning and joy to what Jesus did for us at Easter. Join us in the chapel on Thursday, March 22 at 6:00pm for a Passover meal and a chance to learn, participate and celebrate together! Register online. $20 For more information, please contact with any questions.

Alpha spring2018April 3 • The Alpha Course

Do you have questions about life, faith or God? Join in on the spring Alpha course, starting Tuesday April 3, 6:30pm in the Chapel. This course is free, runs for 10 weeks with a different topic each time and includes a meal together at the start of each session. No question is too simple, too tough or too out there - all are welcome to join. Email for more info.

April 14 • EQUIP

Save the date! Equip is happening on Saturday, April 14 at CrossRoads. A great opportunity to partake in a wide variety of sessions through-out the day - theology, parenting, personal growth and much more! Watch the bulletin for session and registration info coming soon! Email with any questions.

Engaged Encounter 2018April 27 - 29 • Engaged Encounter Weekend

$250/couple. For more information go to

2018 Marriage EnrichmentJune 8 - 10 • Marriage Enrichment Weekend

For more information about this weekend in Canmore, go to

Kairos 2018Kairos Course

CrossRoads Church, Mondays, March 19-May 7 (7–9:30pm) & Saturday, May 12 (9am - 4:30pm) $99 early bird before March 5 • $125 after March 5 (subsidy available through Missions) Register at • More information:

Employment Opportunity

We are looking to hire an Assistant to Community Life Ministry to cover a one year maternity leave. If this is of interest to you, please send your resume to Closing date is March 15, 2018. The position profile is available at the Connecting Point or online at

Alpha Babysitters Needed

The Alpha course is having its annual retreat on Friday, March 9 (5-9pm) and Saturday, March 10 (8:30am - 5pm) at CrossRoads Church. We are looking for babysitters so the parents can enjoy the retreat. If you are available on one or both days, please email

Are You The One?

Do you live in the Glendale area or near Glendale School? If you feel the Holy Spirit prompting you please contact in regards to a need in the life of a family in this area.

Preparing for Easter

Easter’s coming and we want to be ready to welcome all those God will bring to one of our special services. Want to be a part of it? We’d love to have you serve with one of our Welcome Teams who will host services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the Youth Center. Contact Pastor Verna for more information

Friends for Dinner

Did you know that many International Newcomers never step foot into a Canadian home? This Easter we want to change that! We need 15+ couples/families to host an International Newcomer family for a meal over the Easter holidays. This is a great opportunity to share a meal, reach out and create new friendships. If you are interested and want to know more contact Check out ministry lane for more information and to sign up.

Celebrate Recovery

A recovery program for any adult with any hurt, habit or hang up that they would like to address. You are invited to join us in the Café Friday nights beginning with dinner at 6:00pm or the main session in the Chapel at 7:00pm. Celebrate Recovery has had a positive effect on hundreds of people since Pastor Stu brought it to CrossRoads in January of 2009. Child care is available. Come and see! Learn more at

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. For more information email Pam at