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January 5, 2014

Welcome to Alliance Church of the Valley and thank you for worshipping with us this morning.

9:00 & 11:00 AM Worship Service Children’s Church - 9:00 AM &11:00 AM 10:00-11:00 AM Koinonia Café in the Great Room 10:05-10:50 AM - Sunday School for all ages resumes today Adult Sunday School classes – J.O.Y. Group (55+) taught by Duane Doolittle in Classroom #1 lower level “He Is My Freedom” by Debbie Alsdorf, taught by Jan Marko - Classroom C lower level

Nursery: Our well staffed nursery is available on the upper level across from the Worship Center doors for children who are infants to 36 months.

Children’s Church provides an age appropriate learning environment for our families in

Classroom #3 on the lower level. The 9:00 a.m. service welcomes children age 3 – 2nd grade while the 11:00 a.m. service serves children age 3 – 4th grade. Children should arrive prior to the start of each worship service.

SERMON NOTES “Contentment: A New Year’s Resolution” Pastor Gary Russell Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

Church Life Benevolent Offering The Board of Deacons will be receiving a benevolent offering in the foyer at the conclusion of each of today’s services.

Prayer Ministry At the conclusion of today’s services, our Elders will be available to pray with those who are dealing with health needs and other life challenges. They will be available at the front of the worship center.

Child Dedications Please contact Pastor Russell if you would like to discuss or schedule the dedication of your children during an upcoming worship service.

Carpet Fund Update Designated gifts for our current building completion project, which is the carpeting of all nine classrooms on the lower level, as of December 29 total $12,891 toward the projected cost of $16,500. Gifts designated “carpet” on your offering envelopes will enable us to complete this project.

2013 Contributions Tax Note

Sermon CDs may be ordered at the Information Center.

Visitors - We are so glad you’ve come this morning to seek the Lord Jesus Christ and worship Him together with us. Please take a moment to complete the Connection Card in the worship folder. After doing so, tear it off and bring it to the Information Center in the lobby to receive a complimentary gift bag and information about the ministries of our church.

It is advised that federal tax returns not be filed before receipt of your annual giving statement. Donors may not be able to deduct individual contributions of $250 or more if they file a tax return before receiving a contribution summary from the church.

Adult Sunday School Pastor Jeff will be offering a new study for the adult Sunday school class beginning January 26. Until then, you’re welcome to sit in on the JOY Group study in the book of Acts in classroom #1, or enjoy fellowship with others over a cup of coffee and a donut at the Koinonia Café’ in the Great Room.

Church Phone Directory Updated phone directories are now in your church mailbox. If you do not have a mailbox and consider this your church home, please use the Connection Card tear-off piece of your worship folder to let us know that you would like a mailbox and we will designate one for you.

Men’s Ministry Men’s Bible Studies Our Men’s Bible studies are always open to new participants. Maybe this would be a good time for you to go check out one of them. Times and locations are listed in the “This Week at ACV” box on the back page of this worship folder. If you have further questions, speak to Pastor Jeff.

Calling all Dad’s Wednesday, Jan. 8 7:00-8:00 p.m. Joyful Morning-Dresser

Brian Brown will be offering and leading a new study called “All Pro Dads”. This is a fantastic study with Prayer Chain co-host Tony Dungy, giving us a If you have requests you would like game plan on how to be a hero to others to be praying about, please our kids, and more importantly how contact the church office. We will to follow God’s game-plan for our get them on our e-mail prayer lives. chain and others will join you in praying for your concern. You can either call the office (483-1100) or e-mail your request to and Winter Bible Studies your request will be forwarded. If Women’s bible studies for the you would like to be included in receiving requests to pray for, call winter quarter begin this week. or email the church office and you This quarter’s offerings are “Chase” by Jennie Allen, “Living will be put on the list. Beyond Yourself” by Beth Moore, and “SHAPE: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts.” The Sunday school class is continuing the study “He Is My Freedom” by Debbie Alsdorf. Women interested in that study are welcome to join the class. More information and registration is available at the Information Center.

Women’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry Awana Wednesdays | 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Our Awana ministry is designed to teach elementary children God’s Word through memorization, lessons and fun activities. You can bring your child anytime to take advantage of this opportunity.

Student Ministry Youth Group Wednesday, Jan. 8 7:00-8:30 PM | Student Center Welcome back! We will be kicking off our Student Ministry this Wednesday at the Student Center at 7:00 p.m. We will begin our new series titled “Filtered.” See you on Wednesday!

Oasis District Retreat January 24-26 | HS Students Cost is $110.00 Registration deadline is January 15 To register, go to:

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:05 AM 11:00 AM

Men’s Prayer Gathering Blended Worship Service-WC Sunday School for all ages Contemporary Worship Service-WC

Jan. 10-12 - Winter Family Camp Jan. 28 - Open Arms Community Dinner Feb. 14 - Valentine Banquet

Tuesday 5:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM

Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF Women’s Prayer-WC Women’s Bible Study-C Adult Prayer-CR

Wednesday 8:15 AM Trustees Meeting-GR 6:45 PM Awana 6:45 PM Parent Social & Study Time-CR 6:45 PM Women’s Bible Study-C 7:00 PM Youth Group-SC 7:00 PM Men’s Study-Joyful Morning-Dresser Thursday 9:30 AM Women’s Study-Cress home 7:00 PM Elder Board Meeting-GR Saturday 7:00 AM Men’s Study-CR WC-Worship Center CR-Conference Room SC-Student Center

Next Sunday, January 12, 2014 Greeters: 9:00 a.m. - Jeff & Josje Ditschler 11:00 a.m. - Ross & Deb Manni Nursery: 9:00 a.m. - Mike & Dorene Hanson 10:00 a.m. - Jim Barczak family 11:00 a.m. - Brandi Hacken & Sheena Costello

GR-Great Room D-Classroom D C-Classroom C

Stewardship Update Our Pastors: Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor -

December 29 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 257 Giving for December 29: Weekly Budget

$ 11,154.00


$ 15,609.60

Giving for December 2013: Monthly Budget



Gen’l Fund Giving



Alliance Church of the Valley | 1259 State Road 35, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-1100 | | Alliance Church of the Valley

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