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January 7, 2018

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: “Discover Your 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 If I Told You My Story - at the home of Linda Russell

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 Have a Happy Marriage (Part 1)” 1 Peter 3:1-6

Pastor Gary Russell

Connecting with Our Church Family Inclement Weather Reminder Our Wednesday evening activities are cancelled on days when the St. Croix Falls Schools have either cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather. Cancellations will also be posted on Facebook and the church website.

Handicap Seating Please observe that two areas on the upper level of the Worship Center are designated as handicapped accessible. These spaces are reserved for those with special mobility needs and their caregivers.

Restroom Designations Please remember that our lower level restrooms are reserved for the exclusive use of children only on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.

Annual Church Family Retreat February 2-4

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.

The “Annual Church Family Retreat” at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, MN is just around the corner, Feb. 2-4. The accommodations & food are great, the worship services will be meaningful, and the fellowship is fantastic! It’s fun for the whole family, so reserve the date, and use some Christmas money to give your family one of the best gifts ever: time together at Big Sandy Camp! It’s an investment with positive dividends. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Contact Pastor Jeff for more info. (715-483-1100).

Operation Christmas Child Update Christmas may be over but God is still at work! Thanks to your generous support, 225 children in the Philippines


will receive a shoebox through Operation Christmas Child. Please continue to pray for safe travels, cooperative authorities, and open hearts as God ministers to these communities through the gift of a simple shoebox.

The class starts today at 9:45 a.m. in the lower level of the Student Center. Signs will direct you. We’ll provide coffee, juice and donuts too. It’s a win, win deal.

"TRIM YOUR TEMPLE" Beginning Monday, Jan. 8 6:15 PM Student Center main auditorium

Our bodies are the Lord's Temple, so please join me for a workout class that will help "Trim Your Resumes Sunday, Jan 14 "Work As Worship" Temple." This class, for women 9:45-10:45 AM | Classroom D only, will run for 8 weeks, starting Friday, February 23 | 7:30 AM Tom Horn will resume teaching January 8th, and meeting on Cost: $25 | Student Center The Bible Project, an overview of Mondays and Thursdays. The On Friday, February 23, join each book of the Bible, on January cost will be $4.00 a session or thousands of business leaders 14th on the lower level in pre-pay and receive one free across the country for a full 1-day Classroom D. session: $60 for two sessions a retreat to hear from experts, be week, $30 for one session a week. encouraged, and discuss how to Financial Peace Please bring water and a towel, connect your faith and work. In this Begins Jan. 21 | 9:00-10:30 AM suggested, but not necessary, live simulcast event, you'll hear mat or towel for floor work. If Student Center-main auditorium from speakers like Matt Chandler, you'd like more information, Pat Lencioni, Phil Vischer, and Brian Brown will be offering a contact Amy Williamson, Certified Norm Miller to name a few. The "Financial Peace" Sunday School Group Exercise Instructor at retreat begins at 7:30 a.m. in the class starting January 21st at the 715-371-0038 or Student Center, and concludes Student Center in the main amywilliamson1599@gmail.com. at 2:30. The cost is a bargain at auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 $25, which includes snacks and a.m. The cost is $80 per couple for lunch. To register, just click on the first 12 couples, then the cost www.workasworshipretreat.org, will increase to $129 per couple. Youth Group and then on the tab "Attend Local Childcare will be provided if Wednesday, January 10 Simulcast". Pastor Jeff is hosting needed. You may register for this 7:00 PM | Student Center this event, so text him at 715-410- class at the Information Center. 5774 if you have questions or need All students 6-12th grade are more info. invited to join us at the Student Center on Wednesday. Don't forget to come early and grab a smoothie Women’s Ministry Series or espresso from the Wired Café Begins today | 9:45-10:45 AM Discover Your Church Linda Russell’s home Begins today | 9:45-10:45 AM Oasis Student Center - Lower Level Join us today, and each Sunday in January 19-21st. | Forest Springs. January, for stories of hope and Whether you’re newer to ACV or All high school students are encouragement as told by ACV have been attending a long time encouraged to sign up for women. Jessica Cress will be and haven’t taken this Sunday sharing her story between services Oasis. Activities will include school class, now is a great time in Linda Russell’s living room. The broomball, downhill skiing, to check it out. Pastor Jeff will snowboarding and tubing! Cost is parsonage is located just a short teach this 5-week course about walk behind the upper parking lot. $110.00. Sign up with Pastor Chris who we are as a church: our Van transportation will be available today! There are also brochures values, mission, vision, doctrine, at 9:40 a.m. for those in need of a and registration forms at the and structure. Plus, you’ll get information Center. ride. Next Sunday’s storyteller is connected to others and make Lacey Scottum. some new friends in the process.

The Bible Project

Youth Ministry

Women’s Ministry

Adult Sunday School


This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - January 7 8:30 AM Worship Service-WC 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:00 AM Worship Service-WC

Jan. 14, 21, 28 - If I Told You My Story Jan. 18 - J.O.Y. Group Potluck Jan. 23 - Open Arms Community Dinner Feb. 2-4 - Winter Family Camp

Monday - January 8 6:15 PM Trim Your Temple-SC Tuesday - January 9 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer 7:00 PM Elder Board Meeting-D Wednesday - January 10 6:45 PM Awana 6:45 PM Parent’s Social & Study Time-CR 6:45 PM Women’s Bible Study-C 6:45 PM Men’s Study-D 7:00 PM Youth Group-SC Thursday - January 11 6:15 PM Trim Your Temple-SC Saturday - January 13 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

Next Sunday, January 14 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Mike & Patrice Evans 11:00 AM - Paul & Sarah Enslin Nursery: 8:30 AM - Patrice Evans & Junior Helper 9:45 AM - Jim Barczak family 11:00 AM - Kirk Anderson family

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

Our Staff:

Stewardship Update

Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - gary@stcroixalliance.com

December 31 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 179

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

Giving for December 31: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving Last Year to Date Missions Giving General Fund Budget (thru 22 weeks) Offerings (through 22 weeks) Deficit Giving

$ $

10,975.00 14,747.10

$ $ $

1,220.00 15,987.25 15,469.00

$ 241,450.00 $ 227,350.38 $ 14,099.62

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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