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October 1, 2017

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

8:30 & 11:00 AM Worship Service 11:00 AM - Children’s Church 9:30-12:30 AM Koinonia Café in the Great Room 9:45-10:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages Adult Sunday School classes: “Discovering the Church” taught by Pastor Jeff - Student Center Lower Level “Glory Days” by Max Lucado - J.O.Y. Group (55+) led by Don Essen in Classroom #5 Lower Level “Uncommon Woman” by Susie Larson, taught by Jan Marko - Classroom C Lower Level Spanish Class, taught by Josè Trejo - Classroom D Lower Level “Discovering Your Bible” taught by Tom Horn - Student Center main auditorium

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 to participate. Children should arrive prior to the start of the worship service.


SERMON “Keeping Clean in a Corrupt Culture” 1 Peter 1:13-21

Pastor Gary Russell

Our Condolences: We express our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Duane Doolittle. Duane died unexpectedly at home this past Monday morning. His funeral service was held here at Alliance Church of the Valley yesterday afternoon.

Church Fall Festival Sunday, October 1 | 2:00 PM Rick & JoEllen Nelson’s farm Our Fall Festival is TODAY, Sunday, Oct. 1, rain or shine, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Rick & JoEllen Nelson’s farm on Sand Lake. There will be hayrides, food (pork and beef will be provided, bring a dish to pass please) and music provided by the Chancellors, a quartet out of Minneapolis, MN at 5:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Maps to the Nelson’s farm are available at the Information Center.

Connecting with Our Church Family Benevolent Offering The Board of Deacons will be receiving a benevolent offering in the foyer at the conclusion of today’s service.

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

Child Dedications Please contact Pastor Russell if you would like further information regarding the biblical examples of publicly presenting children to the Lord.

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 attached to this 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.

Fall Work Day Join our church family on October 14th as we prepare the grounds for the coming winter season. Help clear leaves, twigs, etc.

Roof Project Update Two weeks ago our Board announced a new building fund project for the replacement of the aging roof on the church parsonage. Thanks to your generosity, gifts to date total $7850 or 78.5% of the $10,000 goal. We are hoping to complete the fund and the installation yet this fall.

Wanted Mini-pumpkins and small gourds for Trunk or Treat. Contact Katie Folkestad at 715-379-7482 if you have any to donate.

Shoeboxes Needed Empty shoeboxes wanted for Operation Christmas Child project. Tennis shoe boxes are


especially helpful. Please put in Copy Room for pick up. Questions? Contact Lonnie Segelstrom 715-483-2732

Sunday School Discover Your Church

Student Center | 9:45 am Pastor Jeff will teach this 5-week Life Groups Life Groups are the new name for course about who we are as a church: our values, mission, vision, “Small Groups”, since the nature doctrine, and structure. Plus, you’ll and function of the group isn’t get connected to others and make determined by its size, but rather some new friends in the process. the “life” of Christ lived out in the participants of the group. The care We’ll provide coffee, juice and and sense of community that takes donuts too. It’s a win, win deal. place in each group breathes life into each person that participates in this vibrant ministry. There are brochures with more info at Men’s Fall Bible Studies the Welcome Center. Consider Fall bible studies are: joining one soon. Contact Pastor Jeff at 715-410-5774 or email at  Tuesday mornings - 5:30 a.m. jeffnaegelen@gmail.com. meets at Our Place Café in St. Croix Falls

Men’s Ministry

Connect with Your Community Open Arms Thank You

 Wednesday Evenings - 6:45 p.m. - meets in Classroom D on lower level - the study is Authentic Manhood: The Great Adventure - led by Pastor Gary Russell

Thanks to all of our volunteers who  Saturday mornings - 7:00 a.m. helped serve our community meal meets in the Conference Room this pas Tuesday evening. One currently doing a study by Dr. hundred-thirty guests were on Emerson Eggerichs entitled “The hand for a delicious chili supper. Crazy Cycle in Marriage” - led by The upcoming October 24th meal Jim Segelstrom will also include our fall coat giveaway. To volunteer please call You may join anytime. Contact the Jan Marko (715-220-2684) or the church office for more information. church office (715-483-1100).

Trunk or Treat Tuesday, October 31 | 5:30 PM Our annual Trunk or Treat event is just around the corner! On October 31, hundreds of families from our community will join us for a fun night of games, food and fun! We need volunteers to help make this night possible! Sign up at the information table today!

Children’s Ministry Awana Volunteers Needed Wednesdays | 6:45 - 8:15 PM There are still several positions that need to be filled. This is a terrific opportunity for you to grow and be blessed in the process of helping children grow in their faith. Please contact Deb Kinzer via text at 651-587-6925, or Sharon at 920707-0543.

Women’s Ministry Fall Bible Study “The Quest” by Beth Moore is offered on Wednesday nights at 6:45-8:15 p.m. Sign up at the Information Center.

Bible Study Hostesses If you are interested in hosting a Bible Study, or leading a study, please let us know - drop your information at the Information Center, or email one of our women’s ministry leaders.

Youth Ministry Youth Group Wednesday, October 4 7:00 PM | Student Center All students 6-12th grade are invited to join us at the Student Center on Wednesday. Don't forget to come early and grab a smoothie or espresso from the Wired Café

Packers vs Vikings On October 15th we will have a viewing party at noon in the Student Center. Join us and cheer on your favorite teams! Cost is $5.00 to cover lunch. Feel free to bring your favorite game snack. All middle and high school students are invited to join us for the game!


This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - October 1 8:30 AM Worship Service-WC 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:00 AM Worship Service-WC 2:00 PM Church Fall Festival

Oct. 14 - Fall Work Day Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat

Tuesday - October 3 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 AM Adult Prayer Wednesday - October 4 6:45 PM Awana 6:45 PM Women’s Bible Study-C 6:45 PM Men’s Bible Study-D 6:45 PM Parent Study & Social Time-CR 7:00 PM Youth Group-SC Saturday - October 7 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

GRGR-Great Room DD-Classroom D CC-Classroom C

Next Sunday, October 8 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Scott & Dawn Larson 11:00 AM - Todd & Kari Flom Nursery: 8:30 AM - Mike Hanson family 9:45 AM - Jenice & Samantha Mckenzie 11:00 AM - Kevin Dotson family

Stewardship Update September 24 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 348

Our Staff: Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - gary@stcroixalliance.com Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - jeff@stcroixalliance.com Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor - chris@stcroixalliance.com Jon Miller, Worship Leader - iamjonmiller@gmail.com Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant - office@stcroixalliance.com

Our fiscal year is August 1st - July 31st Giving for September 24: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving

$ $

10,975.00 8,984.11

Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving Last Year to Date Missions Giving

$ $ $

605.00 5,017.00 5,238.00

Building Fund - Parsonage Roof Received: Remaining Project Need:

$ $

7,850.00 2,150.00

General Fund Budget (thru 7 weeks) Offerings (through 7 weeks)

$ $

87,800.00 83,796.57

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

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