Exodus Series - God of Love & Faithfulness
Last week, Pastor Julie Cavanaugh discussed how God's character is that of compassion and justice, as we read in Exodus 34:4-7. This Sunday, March 26th, Pastor Denise Snyder is looking at the same passage, but Pastor Denise will be focusing on two more character traits God reveals about Himself here—love and faithfulness. In this interaction with Moses, God proclaims that He is, "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin." - Exodus 34:6.
Come hear Pastor Denise share how this part of the Exodus account reveals truth about ourselves and our own faith journey -- this truly is our story!
Exodus Sermon Series Group - Wednesdays 7pm
Are you looking for a great opportunity to take the first step into community? Join Pastor Dan and the teaching team for this mid-sized group meeting Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in the Chapel. We spend time around tables discussing the previous Sunday's sermon and how it applies to our lives, as well as have a Q & A opportunity with that week's teacher. Let's figure out how to apply this book of Exodus to our lives!
Sign up for this group to receive updates and find additional resources. Visit our Groups page to join or feel free drop by.
Faith at Home: Grade 5 Families
Faith at Home events offers you an opportunity to invest in the spiritual life and development of your growing family. These events are a small investment of your time that will pay off big; with a stronger, faith-inspired family!
Grade 5: Sunday, March 26
All Grade 5's and their parents are invited to join Pastor Josh Schweer on Sunday, March 26, to talk "Tech Ready". Meet in room 201 during any of the three services.Categories: Faith At Home, Family
Soup's On! - Sunday, April 2
We're putting the soup on again, and you're invited!
We would love for you to come for our monthly meal as a church family. This is a great opportunity to build community at CrossRoads by inviting others to join you for soup. On the menu this month is Taco Soup with Cornbread—sounds spectacular! Hope to see you there!
TIME & PLACE
Sunday, April 2
10:20am / 12:20pm - Following the morning services
5:20pm - Before the evening service
After dishing up in the Café, seating is available in the Gym.
$5/person (ages 5 & under are free)
Family of 4 or more (if over age of 5) is capped at $20.
Save yourself time in line by pre-registering and paying online. Register and/or prepay at: crossroadschurch.ca/register
Payment is not required at registration if you would like to pay later; we will also accept payments on the day of the event. We can accept cash, debit/credit and e-transfer. If you would like to e-transfer, you can email it to: email@example.com (and write in the notes the payment is for Soup's On).
*Please Note: the Café is closed for days we have Soup's On.Categories: All Church, Community Life
Lunch & Learn with Andre Lesur - April 2
Join Andre Lesur on April 2nd after Soups On to learn more about what he has been doing with Global Disciples recently.
Andre Lesur has served as the Executive Director of Global Disciples Canada for almost three years. He joined Global Disciples with broad experience in leadership and project management in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Andre is passionate about Jesus’ Great Commission and in particular to least-reached people groups. He is a father of 4 and he and his wife, Joanna, share a heart for the least, the last, and the lost, and are humbly expectant to see what God does in and through them during this chapter of their lives. Originally from South Africa, he spent 10 years living and pastoring in a church in the North of England before moving his family to Vancouver, B.C.
Join us for soup and let's hear a missions update from Andre!
Sunday, April 2nd, at 12:30pm in the Chapel.
Holy Week Family Experience: April 2-9
During the week leading up to Easter, the Kids Ministry team has created the Holy Week Family Experience designed to help families understand and reflect on the Easter Story, engage and serve our community, and celebrate victory over death.
This interactive experience starts on Palm Sunday, April 2nd, and continues daily until Easter Sunday, April 9th, with each day offering an activity to participate in as a family:
- Sunday, April 2: Kids Choir (Kids will be singing on stage on Palm Sunday at all 3 services)
- Monday, April 3: Movie Night @ Chapel (showing: Prince of Egypt)
- Tuesday, April 4: God's Story: Worship & Word Night @ Sanctuary
- Wednesday, April 5: Family Seder Dinner (crossroadschurch.ca/register)
- Thursday, April 6: Julietta's Place & Hope Mission Donation Night (drop-off one night only)
- Friday, April 7: Good Friday Services (9 & 11am)
- Saturday, April 8: Walk Through the Garden Experience
- Sunday, April 9: Easter Celebration Services (9am, 11am, 6pm)
Registration is required for the Family Seder Dinner (April 5). All other events do not require registration. For more info on any of these events, please watch the CrossRoads Kids Facebook or Instagram, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Categories: Early Childhood Ministries, Junior High Families, K-4, Senior High Families
God's Story: Worship & Word - April 4
The biblical story tells us the great and true account of God’s marvelous acts of creation, promise, mission, victory, restoration and renewed creation. We are personally invited into the narrative as God welcomes us back to Him through Jesus. Join us for an evening of worship through song, word, and Scripture as we present the the big story of God’s redemptive work. Come to be reminded of the beauty of God’s story and invite those who need to experience it for the first time.
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm in the SanctuaryCategories: All Church, Worship
THRIVE - Wednesday, April 5
Women of all ages and stages are invited to THRIVE in community with one another. The next Thrive event will be Wednesday, April 5th, meeting at the usual time of 9:30-11am in the Chapel. This is a great place to connect and build community. Come and enjoy free coffee and light snacks. Childcare is provided.
A safe place to see others and to be seen.
To hear others and to be heard.
To know others and to be known.
Registration not required, but you can sign-up here for monthly emails/updates: crossroadschurchreddeer.churchcenter.com/groups/crossroads-group/thrive
Family Passover Seder Dinner - April 5
Join us for a Family Passover Seder Dinner designed specifically for families with kids. We will remember how God rescued His people during the events of the Exodus and proclaim the truth that once we were slaves, but now we are free! Come discover the traditions of this meal in a kid-friendly format, and see how it is connected to Jesus' introduction of Communion at the Last Supper. This will be a wonderful evening of biblical discovery, fellowship and good food. Please note: This meal will be dairy and gluten free.
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00pm in the Chapel
$10 per person • Free for kids 3 & under
Please register here by March 30
Passover Seder Dinner - April 6
Join us for a Passover Seder Dinner as we remember how God rescued His people during the events of the Exodus and proclaim the truth that once we were slaves, but now we are free!
Come discover the traditions of this meal, and see how it is connected to Jesus' introduction of communion at the Last Supper. This will be a wonderful evening of biblical discovery, fellowship and good food.
Thursday, April 6
6 pm in the Chapel
$20 per person. Please register by March 30. Please note: This meal will be dairy and gluten free. Register at https://crossroadschurchreddeer.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1643233Categories: All Church, Christian Education
Good Friday Services - April 7 @ 9am & 11am
Recognizing what Christ did for us on the cross, and taking time to reflect on the sacrifice He made for us, is an essential step in preparing for Easter. Please join us on Good Friday, April 7th, for a meaningful time of praise, worship, and Communion. Service times are 9am & 11am.
(Parents, there will not be childcare available during these services. Kids activity packs will be provided.)
Easter Sunday Celebration - April 9
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. ~Matthew 28:6
Yes, Christ is RISEN! There is no greater day to celebrate than Resurrection Sunday, and we invite you to come for a wonderful time of praise, worship and word. Pastor Dan Cochrane will be sharing how the empty tomb brought about a new beginning for us all. Hope you can join us, and invite someone who may need to hear about new beginnings!
Easter Services will be at the usual Sunday times of 9am, 11am, and 6pm.
GEMS Luncheon - April 13
Join in once again as we celebrate spring with a GEMS Luncheon for all seniors, featuring great connecting & the delicious food of CrossRoads Kitchen!
April 13, 12pm in the Chapel & Cafe. $10 per person (no registration required).
For any questions, please call Church Office at 403-347-6425.Categories: Gems
Baptism Sunday - April 16
At CrossRoads Church, we believe that baptism is a step of obedience for those who follow Jesus. It is a way for us to publicly declare that we acknowledge Jesus as Lord and are committing our lives to walking in His way. Baptism is a significant step in your faith journey.
As a church community, we look forwarding to celebrating with you! Our next baptism service is Sunday, April 16th. If you'd like to make this step of obedience please register by April 13th here. We will be in touch to set-up a time to have a conversation with you. Congratulations!Categories: Baptism
ALPHA - Starts April 18
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different questions and is designed to create conversation. There is no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge; it is just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life's big questions together. Join the conversation.
We will be meeting for the spring Alpha session in-person at the church. The first session on Tuesday, April 11th is a 'Come and See' introduction to Alpha, so you can join the group even if you just want to come and check it out the first night to see what you think. Alpha continues on for another 10 weeks. Feel welcome to join us for supper each week. Doors open at 6:15 pm with supper starting at 6:30 pm. The sessions will run from 7:00-8:30 pm. Childcare will be available for this term. Please feel free to email us with any questions.
Join Alpha at crossroadschurch.ca/groups.Categories: All Church, Groups
Foundations - New Session Starts April 19
What is Foundations?
Foundations is a place for those who want to dig deeper into what it looks like to follow Jesus as His disciples. Through this 8 week course, we will understand, experience and practice discipleship, Scripture reading, prayer, worship, community and more. Whether you're a new believer or have been a Christian for a long time, this course will help us immerse ourselves in the things of God, recognizing that what we do flows out of what we believe.
Foundations will run Wednesdays, April 19 to June 14, at 7pm in the Chapel.
Register at crossroadschurch.ca/register.Categories: Community Life, Updates
Pickles & Ice Cream - April 24
Have you had a child in the last year? Or, are you expecting a child?
We would love for you to meet and greet other moms in the same season of life! Join us for ice cream as we share stories and enjoy fellowship together.
Monday, April 24th 6:30 - 8:00pm in Room 104
Please register by April 22 here.Categories: Early Childhood Ministries, Life With The Littles
Uganda Team is Home!
The Uganda short-term mission team returned safely from Uganda on March 22. God definitely had His hand on the team and their work during this trip; so many God-stories! Read about their experiences and hear what's happening in Uganda on the Missions Blog.
The main emphasis of this trip was to support and encourage our friends and long-time partners at International Needs (IN). The team was based at the IN campus in Buikwe, Uganda which is 2-3 hours North East of Kampala, the capital. Serving on the team were Bernie Walker, William Knelsen, Kevin Breitkreutz, Myles Beckley, Precious Ciano, Brenda Dahl, Eleanor Young, and Adam Minke.Categories: Missions
If you have questions about the succession process, please visit crossroadschurch.ca/succession to read some Frequently Asked Questions. On that page, you will also find contact information to get responses to questions you might have that are not on that page.
Here is one of the questions on the FAQ page:
WHAT DOES THE PROCESS LOOK LIKE TO FIND THE NEW SENIOR PASTOR?
The Search Committee is meeting every three weeks to consider potential candidates and prepare for interviews. The committee also interacts with the Board on a monthly basis, and so there are continuous discussions and times of prayer happening throughout the month. We recognize our dependence on the Holy Spirit during this search and ask that you join us in praying to this end.
Once a suitable candidate has been found, the Search Committee will present the individual to the Church Board, who in turn will present the individual to the congregation for their affirmation. Our bylaws state that the congregation makes the final decision with a 75% or better vote of confidence. Before such a vote, there would be a time where we all get to meet the individual and hear their heart and call to ministry here at CrossRoads.
Please continue to pray as we anticipate who God will bring a as the new senior pastor to CrossRoads Church. If you would like to know specifically how to pray, please visit the Succession Prayer Plan page on our website.
DivorceCare - Mondays 7pm
Divorce is one of the most painful experiences you can face. So many emotions. So many challenges. You don't have to go through it alone. DivorceCare offers support, answers, and practical tools to help you manage the many stresses of separation and divorce and find healing. We invite you to this 13-week support group. Our prayer is that it provides you with a safe place to pause with others in the presence of Jesus and find hope and healing. Workbooks are available for $30 (please pay in cash) at the group. Starting March 20, every Monday at 7pm in Room 108. Join the DivorceCare group here.
Life & Heart Coaching Group - Tuesdays, 7pm
Are you stuck? Do you want to change, overcome and grow? Are you unhappy with some aspect of your life & you long for more? Do you have thoughts & emotions that drive unhealthy responses & actions?
We invite you to join us & learn to engage God through listening prayer.
- Experience Jesus speak truth that improves your spiritual eyesight.
- Discover how Father God fills your desires.
- Invite Holy Spirit to strengthen your inner being with power.
- Receive wisdom from God for life’s trials. We will dig into, grasp & embody key Bible passages that anchor your soul in Christ.
Every Tuesday, 7pm in Room 201. Facilitated by Shauna & Don Albers & Dave Morin. Join the group here for monthly emails/updates.
Ephesians 3:14-19 says, "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Shuttle Van Drivers Needed
In response to community need, we have launched our CrossRoads van to collect those who are unable to get themselves to church. We have a dedicated team but would like to add to it in order to lighten the driving load. Ideally, each driver would only serve on one Sunday per month. This is a great way to serve and bless those in our community. Clear driver's abstract and Class 5 license required. For more information please contact email@example.comCategories: Missions, Serve Opportunities
We are hiring for a Pastor of Worship Ministries and a Senior High Youth Pastor:
The Pastor of Worship Ministries is a full time position. We are looking for someone who is a passionate, visionary leader who will lead a truly exceptional team of worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, visual artists, actors, and technicians who lead the congregation into worship and adoration of our Lord. The person will join with the whole team to advance the Kingdom of God through the body of Christ at CrossRoads Church.
The Senior High Youth Pastor is a three-quarter to full time position. We are looking for someone who is a passionate, visionary leader with high teaching skills. The person will lead a strong team of youth leaders as together they seek to grow youth in their ability to understand both themselves and their relationship with God. They value and create play, energy, connectedness, meaningful memories and laughter. They champion both inner growth and outward focus. They work well in teams.
The Assistant to Hope Ministries is a part time role. We are looking for someone who will assist both pastors within Hope Ministries by performing administrative duties, often involving matters of a confidential and highly sensitive nature. The person in this role will relieve the pastors of Hope Ministries of administrative type functions to increase the time both pastors have available to empower people to walk in wholeness and fulfill the purposes of God for their lives, experiencing both freedom and peace despite going through challenging circumstances.
If you are interested in learning more about these roles, find the descriptions and application details at https://www.crossroadschurch.ca/employment.Categories: Employment Opportunities, Prayer
Enjoy a Latte, Mocha, & More -- CrossRoads Café
Everyone is welcome to come to the Café to check out our new menu — hot drinks, cold drinks, cookies & muffins — and enjoy the space with family and friends.
Great news—we have a fully functioning espresso machine again! Be sure to stop by on Sunday to try a specialty beverage or a delicious baked treat! Ask about the punch cards -- every 7th specialty beverage is free!
Café Hours: Sundays, 10:15am to 11am (open between the 9 & 11am service)
**The Café will be closed the Sundays when Soup's On is running.
If You're New, Welcome -- We Want to Meet You!
If you have recently moved to Central Alberta or are newer to CrossRoads, we would love to get to know you! We can help you plug in, find friendship and connect in the CrossRoads community.
Our Pastor of Community Life, Jordan Cavanaugh, would love to connect with you. Fire him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him a little about yourself and your family.
You can also visit crossroadschurch.ca/welcome for a quick intro, or text 'welcome' to 1-833-313-1305 to start a conversation. So glad to have you with us!
Get the Church Center App
Whether you are registering for an event, signing up for a group, or checking your kids in on Sunday, you'll likely be using Church Center. Church Center is an application we use for many things here at CrossRoads. We use it for planning our Sunday services, organizing serve teams, and setting up groups and registrations.
We have recently added some additional features such as payment for events and the CrossRoads Church calendar is now on Church Center. There are two main ways you can access Church Center. We highly recommend that you download the Church Center app on your phone, or you can visit http://crossroadschurchreddeer.churchcenter.com on any internet browser.
Learn more about Church Center features at https://www.crossroadschurch.ca/churchcenter.
Sundays at 9 on Shine
For the days you can't be with us in-person, tune into listen to the message every Sunday at 9am on ShineFM (90.5 on the FM dial).
We encourage you to share this information with those you know who may not be able to connect with us in-person or online.
Know What's Happening
Stay connected to the stories and day-to-day happenings at CrossRoads in these simple ways:
• WEBSITE - crossroadschurch.ca
• WEEKLY TEXT UPDATES
Text: Updates to 1-833-460-1788 to subscribe (standard message rates apply).
• WEEKLY EMAIL
Sign up here: Yes, send me email!
• MINISTRY UPDATE VIDEOS
Find them posted here & on Facebook
• CROSSROADS CONNECT QUARTERLY
Pick up a copy in the Foyer, or download the latest pdf version here.
Thanks for Your Faithful Giving
To give to the ministry at CrossRoads and those we support, we encourage you to do so through your online banking or e-transfer:
For online banking, please contact email@example.com for your payee account number.
For e-transfer, please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient. In the notes section of the e-transfer, specify where you would like the giving designated to: General, Missions or Building. If no designation is made, it will be allocated to the General Fund. To receive a year-end donation receipt, please also include your address in the notes section of the e-transfer.
Other options can be found at crossroadschurch.ca/giving.Categories: Finance
How Can We Be Praying For You?
Following each service, prayer team members are ready to pray with you. If you join us in person, prayer is available in the Sanctuary. If you're watching online, let us know your prayer request by clicking here. Someone will then follow-up with you to pray together.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him." - 1 John 5:14-15Categories: All Church, Prayer