Never Give Up
Pastor Dan Cochrane
6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that You are mindful of them, a son of man that You care for him?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels; You crowned them with glory and honour
8 and put everything under their feet.”
Hebrews 2:6-8a (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.
Palm Sunday Baptism - March 25
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 or March 18. Meet at the Connecting Point immediately following the service. For more information email Pastor Verna at Connect@CrossRoads.ca. Last day to register is March 18.
Come hear a powerful testimony of conversion, persecution, miraculous escapes and how God speaks. Brother Yun is the co-author of The Heavenly Man. Monday, March 12 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. No registration required.
We are still in need of greeters, ushers and parking attendants for the Brother Yun event. Volunteering does not mean you will miss out! We will have a section in the sanctuary reserved for our serves - you are valuable! Contact missions@CrossRoadsChurch.ca to get in on the action.
GEMS Seniors Luncheon
Tuesday, March 13 - Everyone welcome to attend to enjoy great food, fellowship and frivolity! $10 per person. 12:00pm in the Chapel.
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.
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. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
Faith at Home (Kindergarten)
Calling all Kindergarten Kids and their parents! Next Sunday, March 18, come have some fun learning more about Haiti Arise Children’s Village and our topic of “Compassion” as together we build a faith tool to utilize in your homes. Please meet upstairs in the Kindergarten room during our regular service times.
CrossRoads Church, Mondays, March 19-May 7 (7–9:30pm) & Saturday, May 12 (9am - 4:30pm) Cost: $125 (subsidy available through Missions) Register at www.kairoscourse.ca • More information: www.kairoscourse.org. Only 5 spots left!
Meet and Greet (for moms with babies under 1 year)
Meet for “mom” fellowship and snacks on Monday, March 19. This is a great way to meet people. We will meet at 7:00pm in the Cruisers Room. For more info contact Tammy at TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
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 TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents
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 DeniseS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca with any questions.
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. 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 info. VernaV@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
Good Friday Service
Join us at either 9:00am or 11:00am on Friday, March 30.
Join us to celebrate Easter on April 1 at one of our two on-site venues at CrossRoads Church. Youth Centre - 9:00am or 11:00am; Sanctuary - 9:00am, 11:00am or 6:00pm. Invitations are available at the Connecting Point.
All students who attend Sunday Echo are to stay in the Sanctuary with their families on April 1st for Easter Sunday. Echo will resume April 8.
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 CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more info.
Saturday, April 14 - Equip is a great opportunity to learn and grow together as a church body. For just $10 you can choose three sessions from a variety of topics and presenters. Lunch is provided. If you cannot be here for three sessions, simply choose the session you are able to attend. We recommend EQUIP for people ages 13 and older. Childcare is not provided. View session info and register online today.
Symposium on Suffering
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm in the Theatre. “Wednesday Mourning: A Theology of Grief” - a play performed by Norma Bennet and Kathy Covert. This presentation provides compassionate instruction for believers to care for the wounded who walk among us. Appropriate for both men and women, ages 13 and over. Discussion over coffee to follow. No cost or registration required.
April 27 - 29. Cost: $250/couple. For more information go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriageprep.
Next Baby Dedication
Registration is now open for the service planned for April 29! Sign up at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/prek so we can celebrate your new addition together! For more information email TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
On your behalf, CrossRoads delivered flowers and chocolates to seven RCMP/Police detachments this past week. The Mayerthorpe tragedy anniversary was March 3rd. In honour of that we wanted to take time to remember those that have fallen and sacrificed their lives for our safety. Our hope is that those that have committed to serve and protect us would know that we are grateful for their service and appreciate all they do for us and the communities we live in. Please join us as we take time to remember and pray for our RCMP/Police this month.
Welcome to our new Syrian Friends!
On behalf of the CrossRoads Church family, we would like to welcome our first sponsored family who arrived this week from Lebanon. This family of four has been in our prayers for over two years, and are now here starting their new life in Canada. They have been sponsored by a CrossRoads private group of five, and we are very excited to have them here! We will introduce them soon!
Do you have a retired iPhone 5 or 6?
We are looking for donations of cell phones in good condition (no cracked screens please) for our sponsored families and/or missionaries on furlough. Please drop in to the Connecting Point, for Missions.
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 BobbiK@CrossRoadsChurch.ca. Closing date is March 15, 2018. The position profile is available at the Connecting Point or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment
Welcome to New Staff
Please give a warm welcome to Braedyn Blain as he joins us on staff as a Facility Host/Janitor!
June 8 - 10. For more information about this weekend in Canmore, go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriage.
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. https://core.crossroadschurch.ca
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 www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/CelebrateRecovery
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 PamH@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.