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October 8, 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 “How to Pull Together in Hard Times” 1 Peter 1:22 - 2:3

Pastor Gary Russell

Connecting with Our Church Family Funeral Arrangements: We express our sympathies to Carol Streed and her children at this time. Jerry passed away on September 30th at St. Croix Regional Medical Center following a week-long hospitalization. His memorial service will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 561 Chestnut Street in Taylors Falls, on Saturday, October 14th. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 3:30 p.m.

Fall Work Day Please join us this coming Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon, as we prepare our campus for winter. Our “to do” list includes tree trimming, cleaning gutters, cutting back perennial flower beds, raking leaves, adding landscape edging, washing windows, cleaning upholstery, and numerous other tasks. Bring your ladders, yard and garden tools, and cleaning supplies. Questions can be directed to Rick Nelson, Trustee Chairman, at (715) 557-2327.

Parsonage Roof Update Thanks to your generous gifts, our $10,000 goal to replace the parsonage roof is nearly funded. Last Sunday's gifts of $435 moved us to just under 83% funded. The remaining balance needed is $1,715.00.


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.

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

Connect with Your Community

Women’s Ministry

Puerto Rico Update

Open Arms Community Dinner & Coat Give-Away

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.

The Alliance family of churches includes over 60 congregations in Puerto Rico. This past weekend our President and a support team were on the ground to better understand how the Alliance family can assist in the recovery from hurricane Maria’s devastation. The immediate need is for water filter, satellite phones, solar chargers, and foodstuffs. Compassion and Mercy Associates, the relief arm of the Alliance, is already coordinating assistance to our pastors and their congregations. You can give to the cost of the relief ministry at: - and click the tab for Puerto Rico.

Life Groups Life Groups are the new name for “Small Groups”, since the nature and function of the group isn’t determined by its size, but rather the “life” of Christ lived out in the participants of the group. The care and sense of community that takes place in each group breathes life into each person that participates in this vibrant ministry. There are brochures with more info at the Welcome Center. Consider joining one soon. Contact Pastor Jeff at 715-410-5774 or email at

Tuesday, October 24 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Great Room Our monthly free meal to the community will be served Tuesday, October 25. This is also the month we give away winter coats and accessories to those in need. Bring someone you know who would be blessed by a meal and fellowship. To volunteer please contact Jan Marko at (715) 483-3190.

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 Wednesdays | 6:45 - 8:15 PM

Our Awana ministry is designed to teach children ages 3 - 6th grade God’s Word through memorization, lesson and fun activities. You can bring your child anytime to take advantage of this opportunity. Please consider helping this ministry thrive by volunteering to JOY Group listen to children recite verses of The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting scripture. Contact Steve or Debbie Thursday, October 19th at 11:30 Kinzer at 715-755-2313 or Sharon a.m. in the Great Room for potluck. Barczak at 715-294-3703. Ages 55+ are invited to attend.

Bible Study Hostesses

Youth Ministry Youth Group Wednesday, October 11 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!

Looking Ahead: Planet Wisdom December 1-2 Planet Wisdom is a student conference that is for 6-12th grade students. This year's theme revolves around the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, the centerpiece of a powerfully transformed life. For more information and to register, visit our website at

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - October 8 8:30 AM Worship Service-WC 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:00 AM Worship Service-WC

Oct. 19 - J.O.Y. Group Potluck Oct. 24 - Open Arms Community Dinner & Coat Give-away Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat

Tuesday - October 10 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Wednesday - October 11 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 14 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC 8:00 AM All-Church Work Day WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

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

Next Sunday, October 15 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Bill & Nancy Travis 11:00 AM - Dick & Polly Bramer Nursery: 8:30 AM - Rich & Becky Fisk 9:45 AM - Jim Barczak family 11:00 AM - DeeAnn & Hope Naegelen

Stewardship Update October 1 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 315

Our Staff: Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor - Jon Miller, Worship Leader - Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant -

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

$ $

10,975.00 7,513.24

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

$ $ $

395.00 5,412.00 5,562.00

Building Fund - Parsonage Roof Received: Remaining Project Need:

$ $

8,285.00 1,715.00

General Fund Budget (thru 8 weeks) Offerings (through 8 weeks)

$ $

98,775.00 91,312.81

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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