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June 18, 2017

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

10:00 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM - Children’s Church 9:30 & 11:00 AM - Koinonia Cafe

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. Children age 3 – 5 years old are welcome.

SERMON NOTES “Finding Success in the Seasons of Life” Joshua 17:14-18; 18:1-3; 23:1-16

Pastor Gary Russell

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.

Meeting of the Membership A Special Meeting of the Membership will be held immediately following the worship service next Sunday, June 25th. The single item of business is an election to fill two vacancies on the Board of Elders and one on the Board of Deaconesses. The nominees are Nate Scottum and Nathan Waterworth. Nate grew up at ACV and met his wife in Pastor Jeff’s youth group. He is a Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Nathan is the son of a pastor and grew up in Lindstrom. He owns his own construction business. A special election is required because our Bylaws do not allow the Elders to make appointments for vacancies on the Board of Elders. Monica Wolter is the Deaconess nominee.

Community Worship Service Due to last week’s inclement weather, the service scheduled for the SCF Overlook was relocated back to the ACV campus. Ross and Deborah Manni’s story of God’s goodness during their daughter’s open-heart surgeries was recorded and is available online at, or a CD can be ordered from the church office.

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.

Community Food Shelf Because so many families were unable to attend last Sunday’s community worship service, we will continue to receive gifts for the SCF Food Shelf through today. Your gifts can be marked “Food Shelf” on today’s offering envelope.

Stewardship Update Although no offering was received for the operation needs of ACV during last week’s community worship service, our ministry needs continue. We depend on your faithful support of the General Fund to stay current with our expenses during the month of June.

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.

 How we can pray for you or a concern you have  That you would like a mailbox, but don’t have one.  A comment about the church or the service You can put the completed card in the offering plate or give to the church staff.

Connecting With Our Community Baby Bottle Return

Over the weeks between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we have been filling baby bottles with loose Volunteer Gardeners change for the support of Options We are looking for summer volunteers to care for our perennial for Women/Tri-county. Those bottles are being collected today. flowerbeds located at the front of the church. Primary responsibilities Cash or checks are another option to the pocket change you have for each two- week period are weeding and deadheading. A Sign- been saving! up sheet is available at the Open Arms Community Information Center. Our next baptismal service will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. If you have questions regarding baptism or wish to be included, please contact any member of the pastoral staff.

Connection Card

Youth Ministry Summer Schedule is now available at

Beach Party! Wednesday, June 28 Rich & Becky Fisk’s Cabin 5:15 PM meet at church 9:00 PM return to church

All students are invited to join us for our annual beach party at the Tuesday, June 27 Fisk’s cabin! Join us for wake 5:00-6:30 PM | Great Room boarding, tubing, skiing and other fun water activities! Please wear a Our monthly free meal to the community will be served Tuesday, modest swimming suit and bring a June 27. Our pastors will be grilling snack to share. something special for this meal. Valleyfair Bring someone you know who Monday, July 10 would be blessed by a meal and fellowship. To volunteer please ACV Student Ministries will be contact Jan Marko at (715) 483headed to Valleyfair! All students 3190. 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 Summer Bible Study at Wednesday evenings and click on the Valleyfair 6:30 - 8:00 PM link. Cost of the trip is $30.00 Classroom C (does not include meals). Cost: $13 for Workbook


Summer Baptismal Service

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.

Keeping in touch and informed is important to us. The Connection Card tear-off piece of this folder is a great way to communicate:  That you joined us for worship this morning  Address changes  Telephone/Cell phone number changes  Desire for more information about ACV or our ministries  Desire to have one of the pastors This summer’s Bible study offering contact you

Women’s Ministry

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - June 18 - HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! 10:00 AM Worship Service-WC

June 27 - Open Arms Community Dinner Aug. 20 - Baptism Service Sept. 16 - Beth Moore Simulcast

Tuesday - June 20 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-C 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Wednesday - June 21 6:30 PM Women’s Bible Study-C

Next Sunday, June 25

Saturday - June 24 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Study-CR

Greeters: 10:00 AM - Lee & Barb Williamson

WC-Worship Center CR-Conference Room SC-Student Center

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

Nursery: 10:00 AM - Jenice McKenzie & Samantha

Stewardship Update June 11 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 142

Our Staff:

Our fiscal year is August 1st - July 31st

Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor -

Giving for June 11: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving

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

Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant -

$ $

10,813.00 3,568.50

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

100.00 33,518.00 43,260.85

General Fund Budget (thru 45 weeks) Offerings (through 45 weeks)

$ 486,585.00 $ 486,157.86

Indonesia Missions Receipts to date:



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