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June 11, 2017

Welcome to the Wannigan Days Community Worship Celebration! Thank you for joining us this morning as we celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness. God made the earth and this beautiful river valley for our enjoyment and reflection on His creativity. The Alliance Church of the Valley is happy and honored to again host the celebration of worship, and hope you’ll join us in singing and giving thanks to Him for His goodness. The writer of Psalm 145 said, “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.”

SERMON NOTES Community Service at the Overlook

Connecting with Our Church Family New Baby! Congratulations to Clint & Amanda Strom on the birth of their daughter, Merida Joy Strom, born on June 3rd.

Service on the Overlook Today the scene for our worship service at 10 a.m. will be the beautiful overlook in downtown St. Croix Falls. Beyond being a scenic location to sing, give glory to God and worship Jesus in our community. Our church will also have a food tent there for you to purchase water, hot dogs, etc., so stick around after the service and enjoy time together as a church family and all the other festivities Wannigan Days will have that day. Square 1 Worship Sunday, June 11 | 6:00-7:00 PM Student Center Everyone is invited to come for an hour of uplifting music & the Word, led again by Noah Burnett and his worship team. Several other churches in our area will be joining us for this monthly gathering to worship Jesus as the body of Christ to foster unity across denominational lines.

JOY Group Potluck The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting on Thursday, June 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room for potluck. Ages 55+ are invited to attend.

Meeting of the Membership

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.

A Special Meeting of the Membership will be held immediately following the worship service on Sunday, June 25th. The single item of business is an election to fill two vacancies on the Board of Elders. A special election is required because our Bylaws do not

allow the Elders to make appointments to vacancies on the Board of Elders.

Financial Realities Although no offering is being received for our ACV ministries at today’s Community Worship Service, our operational expenses continued just the same. We are depending on your faithful and sacrificial support to meet our remaining General Fund expenses for the month of June.

Missions Trip Update June 6-16 Pastor Chris, Katie, and Caden are in Indonesia to provide children’s and student ministries for our missionary families during their annual Field Forum. To date, receipts to help defray their travel costs total $4,293. You can continue to give by designating “Missions Trip” on your offering envelope. Please pray for them and the ministry they are doing there during the ten days they are away.

Summer Worship Schedule

Koinonia Café Summer Hours Koinonia Café will be open from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the morning service at 10:00 a.m. It will also be open for a half hour after the service concludes.

Volunteer Gardeners We are looking for summer volunteers to care for our perennial flowerbeds located at the front of the church. Primary responsibilities for each two- week period are weeding and deadheading. A Signup sheet is available at the Information Center.

Connecting With Our Community Baby Bottle Return It’s time to return the baby bottle that you’ve been filling with loose change, cash, or a check payable to Tri-county Options for Women. Our gifts will help the crisis pregnancy center fund infant and maternity clothing, car seats, strollers, diapers, and other needed items. Our goal is to receive all the bottles back on Father’s Day.

We will conduct a single worship service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. through Labor Day weekend, Open Arms Community September 3. Summer Children’s Dinner Church will be available for preschool children ages 3-5 years Tuesday, June 27 5:00-6:30 PM | Great Room only.

Summer Options During summer vacations, you are welcome to utilize our on-line giving option. Please visit and click the “Access Online Giving Here” link at the bottom of the home page to get started or to access your existing account.

Our monthly free meal to the community will be served Tuesday, June 27. Our pastors will be grilling something special for this meal. Bring someone you know who would be blessed by a meal and fellowship. To volunteer please contact Jan Marko at (715) 4833190.

Women’s Ministry Summer Bible Study Begins Wednesday, June 14 6:30 - 8:00 PM Classroom C Cost: $13 for Workbook This summer’s Bible study offering will be “Jonah”, a 6-week videobased study by Priscilla Shirer. “What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.” Register at the Information Center.

Youth Ministry Valleyfair Monday, July 10 ACV Student Ministries will be headed to Valleyfair! All students 6-12th grade are invited to join us for a day of roller coasters and waterslides! We will be leaving the church at 9:00 a.m. and return by 10:30 p.m. Sign up by June 30 at and click on the Valleyfair link. Cost of the trip is $30.00 (does not include meals).

This Week at ACV: Sunday - June 11 10:00 AM Worship Service-WC 6:00 PM Square1 Worship-SC Tuesday - June 13 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-Classroom C 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Thursday - June 15 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Potluck-GR Saturday - June 17 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Study-CR WC-Worship Center CR-Conference Room SC-Student Center

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

Looking Ahead… Aug. 20 - Baptism Service Sept. 16 - Beth Moore Simulcast

Next Sunday, June 18 Greeters: 10:00 AM - Chuck & Nancy Yetter Nursery: 10:00 AM - Anne & Toni Danielson

Stewardship Update June 4 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 327

Our Staff:

Our fiscal year is August 1st - July 31st

Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor -

Giving for June 4: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving

Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor - Jon Miller, Worship Leader

$ $

10,813.00 11,982.28

Missions Giving $ Year to Date Missions Giving $ 2016 Year to Date Missions Giving $

550.00 33,418.00 43,260.85

General Fund Budget (thru 44 weeks) Offerings (through 44 weeks)

$ 475,772.00 $ 482,589.36

Indonesia Missions Receipts to date:



Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant -


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