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May 11, 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 Adult Sunday School classes – J.O.Y. Group (55+) taught by Duane Doolittle in Classroom #1 lower level “Free” by Andy Stanley, taught by Pastor Jeff - Student Center “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 “Life Lessons from Mom’s Kitchen” Pastor Gary Russell 1 Kings 17:8-24

Church Life Building Completion This past week we passed the halfway point in funding roller shades for the worship center windows. The remaining need is $3,900. You can help us reach our goal by designating “windows” on your weekly offering envelope.

Graduation Open Houses Information due TODAY We wish to compile a complete list of Graduation Open Houses for the high school graduates in our church family. If you would like your information included, please e-mail Pastor Chris at Please include the graduate’s name, and the date, time, and address of your open house.

Sunday School Reminders Today is the last day of Sunday School. Sunday school will resume after Labor Day. Everyone is invited to join us next Sunday in the Great Room for a free pancake breakfast to celebrate the end of another great year of Sunday School. Pancakes will be served from 9:15-10:45 a.m. Adult & student volunteers are needed to prep, serve and clean-up. Contact Katie Folkestad at 715-3797482.

Memorial Weekend Schedule Adjustment 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.

Our worship schedule for Sunday, May 25, has been changed to one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m.

Kristen House, an RN serving in Mali, Africa. Kristen works at JOY Group Koutiala Women’s and Thursday, May 15 | 11:30 a.m. Children's Hospital in Koutiala, Great Room Mali. She will share about what The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting it is like to be a medical on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. professional in a third world in the Great Room for potluck. country. Not only will you hear Ages 55+ are invited to attend. about her adventures in the health community and beyond, Outreach but there will also be time for Q and A. To learn more about Baby Bottle Fund Drive Kristen or the Koutiala hospital, We are encouraging your please feel free to visit the participation in the “Baby Bottle following websites: Fund Drive” which supports Options for Women/Tri-County, a crisis pregnancy center in Osceola. and


Please take a bottle from the foyer table, fill it with you loose change, bills, or checks, and return it on Father’s Day, June 15. Options for Women provide a wide variety of pregnancy services free of charge to multiple communities in the St. Croix Valley.


Meet Kristen House Saturday, May 30 | 7:00 p.m. RSVP by May 25 via Email: Phone: 715-483-1100 Text: 715-410-5774 or Sign-up at Information Center Please join us for an evening of decadent desserts and meet

Watoto Children’s Choir Friday, May 30 | 7:00 p.m. Once again, we are hosting the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa for a concert. Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance. Watoto choirs act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. This is a concert you will want to invite your friends, family and neighbors to. We need volunteers to help with this fantastic opportunity. We need people for product sales, unloading and loading the bus, advertising, and ushering. Sign-up at the Information Center to volunteer.

Children’s Ministry Weird Animals - VBS August 10-14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hope E-Free Church, Osceola, WI Registration opens July 1 ACV will be partnering with Hope Church to provide VBS again this year. VBS will be held at Hope Church and is for children who have completed grades K-5. Nursery and preschool are available to volunteer families only. Additional details and registration will be available soon on the church websites, and

Student Ministry Upcoming Events May 14 - Baccalaureate Service at Peace Lutheran Church @ 7:30pm * High School - NO Youth Group due to the Baccalaureate Service. * Middle School - Small Group Fun Night. Meet at the Church softball field 7:00-8:30pm May 21 - Youth Group @ 7:00pm May 28 - Final Youth Group of the school year. June 4 - Graduation Banquet at 6:30pm at Student Center.

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 8:30 AM Men’s Prayer Gathering 9:00 AM Blended Worship Service-WC 10:05 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship Service-WC

May 18 - Sunday School Pancake Breakfast May 27 - Open Arms Community Dinner May 30 - Watoto Children’s Choir

Tuesday 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer-C Wednesday 7:00 PM Youth Group-SC Thursday 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Group Potluck-GR Saturday 7:00 AM Men’s Study-CR WC-Worship Center CR-Conference Room SC-Student Center

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

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

Next Sunday, May 18, 2014 Greeters: 9:00 a.m. - Jim & Cly Longhenry 11:00 a.m. - Rob & Rebecca Kazeks Nursery: 9:00 a.m. - Rich & Becky Fisk 10:00 a.m. - Scott Schuler family 11:00 a.m. - TBD

Stewardship Update May 4 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 337 Giving for May 4: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving

$ 11,154.00 $ 10,974.22

Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving

$ 1,337.00 $ 26,692.75

Building Completion Income: Remaining Project Need:

$ $

4,100.50 3,899.50

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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