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March 4, 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 “How to Surprise Secular Society” 1 Peter 4:1-6

Pastor Gary Russell

Connecting with Our Church Family Our Sympathy We extend our sympathy to Doug Scharfenberg and his family at the recent death of his mother, Doris. A celebration of her life will be held this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. here at Alliance Church of the Valley.

BBQ Fundraiser Today 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Great Room Our summer mission teams will be serving a BBQ lunch today from 11am - 1pm. The meal is free will with proceeds going to help us secure our airline tickets for our trips. Thank you in advance for your support of our students! There will also be a limited amount of 2lb bags of pork for sale at the conclusion of the day for $20.00 per bag.

Drawn to the Word Saturday, March 10 | 7:00 PM Experience a Drawn to the Word worship and artistic experience where Artist and Pastor Paul Oman will paint a larger-than-life sized mural before your eyes at Alliance Church of the Valley on March 10th at 7:00pm. This story will unfold artistically, musically, narratively and Scripturally during the event. All are welcome. Come and see!

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.

This event is a fundraiser for the Polk County Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, which is April 27-28th.

There will be a FREE WILL offering taken, and the painting will be up for auction following the event. Find a few others from church who'd be willing to help put in a bid for the painting to be displayed at church, or have your business put in a bid for the painting for their offices. There will also be prints available for purchase.

Daylight Savings Time Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night, March 10.

Membership Class Saturday, March 17 8:00 AM - Noon | Conference Room Membership Class: a.k.a. “Discovering Your Church”, is a class that will introduce you to the Alliance Church of the Valley, and our various ministries, statement of faith, mission, and values. This is a great class for newer attendees of the church, as well as anyone that considers ACV their church home. Pastor Jeff will be teaching this class in the Conference Room on Saturday, March 17 from 8:00 AM - Noon. Please sign up at the Information Center, by marking the attached “Connection Card”, or via email at

Easter worship services. Order envelopes are available at the Information Center. Checks should be made payable to ACV and placed in the offering or deposited Open Arms Thank You at the Information Center. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped serve 176 meals this Easter Egg Hunt past Tuesday evening. Volunteers Saturday, March 24 10:00 AM are always needed. Please contact Filled Eggs due back by March 16 Jan Marko at (715) 483-3190 for a volunteer assignment. Please help us prepare for the annual ACV Easter Egg Hunt outreach event on March 24. We are expecting over 250 children to attend the event. Please take bags Youth Group of eggs home: fill them with Wednesday, March 7 wrapped candy, treats or stickers 7:00 PM | Student Center and return the filled eggs by March All students 6-12th grade are 16. invited to join us at the Student Center on Wednesday. Don't forget Maundy Thursday Service to come early and grab a smoothie Thursday, March 29 | 7:00 p.m. or espresso from the Wired Café. Student Center

Connecting With Our Community

Youth Ministry

This year’s Holy Week schedule will include a Maundy Thursday service. Join us as we retell the events of the night in which Jesus was betrayed and share communion together.

Connecting With the Nations Feed My Starving Children April 27-28 Polk County Fairgrounds

This year, our group of churches is looking for 800 volunteers to help Cost $10.00 each pack meals through FMSC! This Orders Due March 26th means that we need LOTS of To celebrate the Easter season we volunteers! Sign up at the offer the opportunity to honor the information center for a shift for memory of a friend or family you and your family/friends to give member with the purchase of an us an idea of how many packing Easter lily. The lilies are used to slots to reserve. Packing will take decorate the worship center and place at the Polk County Fair may be taken home following our Grounds April 27-28th.

Easter Lilies

Youth Group March 14th is our next Small Group night. Each small group will be doing a unique activity. Check with your small group leader for times and location of your meeting.

Big Sandy Camp We hope that you’ll join us for a week at Big Sandy this summer! The theme for the summer is IDENTITY. Check out their website for more information at:

More Information To find more information about our Student Ministries, and to keep up to date on events, go to our website at http:// or visit our Facebook page at ACVstudentministries.

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday - March 4 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 12:00 PM Summer Mission Trip Fundraiser Lunch

Mar. 13 - Elder Board Meeting Mar. 17 - Discovering Your Church Mar. 24 - Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 29 - Maundy Thursday Service April 1 - Easter Celebration Services

Tuesday - March 6 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 8:15 AM Trustee Meeting-GR 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Wednesday - March 7 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 Saturday - March 10 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC 7:00 PM Drawn to the Word-WC WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

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

Next Sunday, March 11 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Bruce & Carol Matson 11:00 AM - Mona Richter Nursery: 8:30 AM - Rich & Becky Fisk 9:45 AM - Jim Barczak family 11:00 AM - DeeAnn & Hope Naegelen

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 25: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving Last Year to Date Missions Giving General Fund Budget (thru 30 weeks) Offerings (through 30 weeks) Deficit Giving

$ $

10,975.00 7,267.90

$ $ $

430.00 20,802.25 22,061.00

$ 329,250.00 $ 320,838.08 $ 8,411.92

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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