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February 11, 2018

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

8:30 & 11:00 AM Worship Service 9:45-10:45 AM Children’s Church

9:30 AM -12:30 PM Koinonia Café in the Great Room 9:45-10:45 AM Sunday School for all ages

Adult Sunday School classes: “A Life Beyond Amazing” by Dr. David Jeremiah - J.O.Y. Group (55+) led by Don Essen in Classroom #5 Lower Level “Finding I AM” by Lysa TurKeurst - led by Jan Marko - Classroom C “The Bible Project” taught by Tom Horn - Classroom D Lower Level

Cry Room A glass enclosed sound proof room is available at the back of the upper level of the worship center for parents with children who are not easily consoled. The room contains comfortable seating and a direct audio feed from the sound booth.

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 “When Life Isn’t Fair” 1 Peter 3:12-14

Pastor Gary Russell

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

"Work As Worship" Friday, February 23 | 7:30 AM Cost: $25 | Student Center On Friday, February 23, join thousands of business leaders across the country for a full 1-day retreat to hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect your faith and work. In this live simulcast event, you'll hear from speakers like Matt Chandler, Pat Lencioni, Phil Vischer, and Norm Miller to name a few. The retreat begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Center, and concludes at 2:30. The cost is a bargain at $25, which includes snacks and lunch. To register, just click on, and then on the tab "Attend Local Simulcast". Pastor Jeff is hosting this event, so text him at 715-410-5774 if you have questions or need more info.

Mission Trip Fundraiser Lunch Sunday, February 25 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Great Room

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.

Our mission trips teams will be hosting a lunch on Sunday, February 25th at the church. Lunch will be PC's Pulled Pork and all the fixings! Thank you in advance for helping to support our summer mission trips! Lunch will be served from 11am - 1pm. All proceeds will go to help our team purchase their airline tickets.

Trejo 2018 Missions Trip Jose and Ana Trejo will be leaving soon for their annual ministry in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. Thank you for the tools, educational equipment, and school supplies that have been provided over the past weeks. You can designate financial assistance by designating “Trejo Missions Trip” on you offering envelope. They Open Arms Community have asked us to pray specifically Dinner for their travel, health, stamina and Tuesday, February 27 safety over the coming weeks. 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Great Room

Connecting With Our Community

Prayer at ACV Prayer is the first and most important work of the New Testament church. ACV provides the following opportunities to pray together with others each week:  Tuesday mornings Women’s Prayer in the Worship Center at 9:00 AM  Tuesday evening Adult Prayer at 7:00 PM, contact Ken Callahan Prayer is also a significant component of our Men’s and Women’s Bible studies. Additionally, we also provided an email prayer chain that distributes requests to others in the church throughout the week. Requests and be phoned to the office, emailed, or written on the connection Card and placed in the offering or given to the church staff.

Our monthly free meal to the community will be served Tuesday, February 27. Bring someone you know who would be blessed by a meal and fellowship. To volunteer please contact Jan Marko at (715) 483-3190.

Connecting With the Nations Feed My Starving Children ACV is one of several partnering churches hosting a mobile food pack event in April. Our church is hoping to raise $3,000. The goal of area churches is to cover the cost of 100,000 meals. You can help defray the expense by designating “Feed My Starving Children” on your offering envelope over the coming weeks.

Women’s Ministry Women’s Sunday School

soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Sign up at the Information Center.

Women’s Bible Study Begins Wednesday, February 14 9:00-11:00 AM | Classroom C Cost: $16 for study book Katie Folkestad will be hosting the seven-week study “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer in Classroom C. The study will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings February 14, -March 28. The cost for the book is $16, and registration is available at the Information Center.

Youth Ministry Formal Banquet Wednesday, February 14 7:00-8:15 PM | Student Center February 14th, our Student Ministry will be hosting a free dinner for all students during youth group (7-8:30pm). The night will include a delicious dinner and other fun surprises. Students are encouraged to dress up for this event.

More Information

To find more information about our Student Ministries, and to keep up to date on events, go to our website at http:// ““Finding I AM” by Lysa TurKeurst or visit our Facebook page at will be the next women’s Sunday School study. What is the deep cry ACVstudentministries. of your heart? That ache in your Begins today 9:45-10:45 AM | Classroom C Cost: $13 for study book

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - February 11 8:30 AM Worship Service-WC 9:00 AM Financial Peace-SC 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:00 AM Worship Service-WC

Feb. 23 - Work as Worship simulcast Feb. 25 - Mission Trip Fundraiser Lunch Feb. 27 - Open Arms Community Dinner Mar. 17 - Discovering Your Church

Monday - February 12 6:15 PM Trim Your Temple-SC Tuesday - February 13 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Wednesday - February 14 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 - February 15 6:15 PM Trim Your Temple-SC Saturday - February 17 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

Next Sunday, February 18 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Marlin & Lona Baillargeon 11:00 AM - Brad Chartrand family Nursery: 8:30 AM - Chelsea Kruze & Tyler Bjornstad 9:45 AM - Jim Barczak family 11:00 AM - Arick Madrigal family

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

Our Staff:

Stewardship Update

Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor -


Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor - Jon Miller, Worship Leader - Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant -

Giving for February 4: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving Last Year to Date Missions Giving General Fund Budget (thru 27 weeks) Offerings (through 27 weeks) Deficit Giving

$ $

10,975.00 11,091.27

$ $ $

635.00 18,777.25 20,079.00

$ 296,325.00 $ 282,596.31 $ 13,728.69

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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