This Week: Pastor Dan Cochrane -Amos 8:11-14
Next Week: Obadiah
Our November Prayer & Scripture
Pray that God would help us to make room for people in our hearts and in our homes. Pray that we would learn what it means to practice hospitality.
Romans 12:13 - "Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
1 Peter 4:9 - "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling."
It starts on November 20 at 7:00 pm in the Prayer Room. The Prayer Gathering is an opportunity to build a community who seek the Lord through prayer. We will take time to listen to Him & hear what He wants to say to us individually and as a community. This gathering will be a contemplative environment as we learn to hear His voice. All are welcome.Categories: Prayer
Sunday, November 24 is the next Faith at Home for Grade 3’s and their parents! It will be held in Room 207 during the 9 am and 11 am services. There will be no Faith at Home during the 6 pm service on the 24th so Grade 3’s join us in your regular program.Categories: Faith At Home
Today we celebrate the journey of people from our community that has led them to baptism. It’s an incredible moment for these members of our CrossRoads family. A moment of obedience, celebration and decision making, planting a mile marker in the ground to signify a new chapter in their story. And we get to be there to join them and come alongside them!
Baptism goes all the way back to Jewish tradition and was used from the very beginning of Christ’s ministry and the work of John the Baptist as a public declaration of repentance and Christ’s lordship in our lives. While Christians around the world celebrate baptism is many different ways, at CrossRoads, baptism is a personal choice that you make upon your decision to give Jesus control of your life. It is an act of submission, humility, and Christ-like obedience. It is something that should cause us to throw a party.
Christianity is not a solo journey. It’s about community, and baptism is a big day in the life of our community. We don’t live out our faith alone. Our role from here on out in the life of each of the people being baptized today is to pray for, support and encourage them in their faith, to look out for them and protect them from the things that trip us up in our faith, and continually point them to Jesus for the rest of our lives. By being a part of our baptism celebration today this is your commitment. Keep this page as a reminder of your commitment and remember to pray for each:Categories: Get Ready
This week's reading: Amos 7-9
This section of Amos outlines several visions that Amos has relating the warnings God has given him for the nation of Israel. Watch as God’s warning for His people is delivered with both clarity and compassion.
Have you ever read any of the prophetic books and gotten confused?
Check out this short video for some info on how to read the prophets.
The full series reading plan is available online at:
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As Phase 4a nears completion we want to pause and thank God for His faithfulness in continuing to provide for what He has asked us to do. We also want to thank you for your obedience in choosing to be a part of God’s story through the Building offering at the end of October, in which over $392,000 was given. Currently, our building donations to date are $3.5 million.
In addition, we’ve committed $300,000 to the Central Alberta Outreach Committee as a part of our commitment to give 10% of all building fund offerings to other like-minded organizations in Central Alberta. If you know of a like-minded Central Alberta non-profit organization that could use a one-time grant from the CAOC please go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/CAOC.
Did you know that the Bible in front of your seat in the Sanctuary is our gift to you, if you don't have a Bible and need one to get to know Jesus better?
The nation is on the brink of famine which is a very serious marker. IF a famine is declared in Haiti it will mean the nation has hit specific and dire measures of mortality, malnutrition and hunger.
Please pray for peace in the nation and God’s provision and direction for his people in this difficult time.
Join us in the Chapel on November 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for an evening of singing traditional carols together. Register online for this FREE event at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/register and bring a plate of cookies to share.
Check out our NEW Parent Resource Wall. Find out why every life stage of your child matters. With our handouts, timelines and loanable resources, you will feel better prepared to influence their future. Located in the Pre-K wing, (east of the slide). Don’t Miss It!Categories: Early Childhood Ministries
You are invited to join us this Thursday, November 21 at 6:15 pm in the Trestle Room to learn more about CrossRoads and what it means to be a member of this community. Supper is provided and space is limited (No Childcare). Register by emailing Michele at MicheleR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca
Summer 2020 you will have the opportunity to serve alongside our partner, Hellenic Ministries 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 the love of Christ.
Dates: June 13-21, 2020. Applications are due November 25 and are available online or at the missions kiosk. For more information contact
Families and Friends who regularly attend our 6:00 pm service and fall into the 25-40 age category - You are invited to Potluck! Bring a favourite food item to share and show up at 4:30 pm in the Café on Sunday before the evening service begins!
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery program for anyone with Hurts, Habits or Hang-Ups. Only 1 in 3 people at CR are there for drug or alcohol addictions. CR is in the Chapel every Friday night at 7:00, with dinner at 6:00 in the cafe. We also run programs for children 5 years old to Grade 12 & Child Care for
children younger than 5. Learn more by at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/CelebrateRecovery.Categories: Hope
Sunday is your last day for dropping off Shoe Boxes!
Last Two Weeks to Get Tickets! Open to all ages, this years Christmas Banquet is November 30 in the Gym & Chapel! Tickets are $30 and available at the Main Office & in the Café between morning services. Everyone is welcome.