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March 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 “Peter’s Principles for Time Management” 1 Peter 4:7-11

Pastor Gary Russell

Connecting with Our Church Family Summer Missions Update Thank you for your generous support of last Sunday’s pulled pork lunch fund raiser. Your generous gifts after expenses, total nearly $5,600 or approximately $250 toward each student’s travel cost. Your support is a huge encouragement for our teams headed to Paris and the Dominican Republic!

JOY Group Potluck The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room for potluck. Ages 55+ are invited to attend.

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. Another Membership Class session will be held during the Sunday School hour beginning on April 15-May 6.

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.

Please sign up for either class at the Information Center, by marking the attached “Connection Card”, or via email at

Easter Lilies

Women’s Ministry

Cost $10.00 each Orders Due March 26th To celebrate the Easter season we offer the opportunity to honor the memory of a friend or family member with the purchase of an Easter lily. The lilies are used to decorate the worship center and may be taken home following our 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 at the Information Center.

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24 10:00 AM Filled Eggs due back by March 16 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 of eggs home: fill them with wrapped candy, treats or stickers and return the filled eggs by March 16.

Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, March 29 | 7:00 p.m. Student Center 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.

Sunday School - Not Just for Kids Did you go to Sunday school as a kid? Do you think Sunday school is just for kids? We are all God’s kids, so Sunday school is for all of us. Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., classes are held for everyone, pre-

Women’s Exercise Class April 2 - May 24 | 6:15 PM Student Center “Trim the Temple” an exercise class with Christian music, will offer a second quarter of classes running from April 2nd through May 24th. The class meets on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 school to adults. Children’s Sunday p.m. in the Student Center. The school classes are held on the prepay registration for two lower level, as are a women’s evenings is $60, and $30 for one class, an adult class and the J.O.Y. evening per week. Prepaid (Just Older Youth- 55+) Group’s registrations also receive one class class. Classes for Middle school free. For further information or and high school meet at the questions, contact Amy Williamson Student Center. The cover of this at: worship folder has location or call 715-371-0038. information for the various adult classes. If you have any questions, please contact any of the pastors or the church office. Small Group Night

Youth Ministry

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 pack meals through FMSC! This means that we need LOTS of volunteers! Sign up at the information center for a shift for you and your family/friends to give us an idea of how many packing slots to reserve. Packing will take place at the Polk County Fair Grounds April 27-28th.

Wednesday, March 14 This Wednesday 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 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

Mar. 24 - Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 29 - Maundy Thursday Service April 1 - Easter Celebration Services April 15 - Discovering Your Church

Tuesday - March 13 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 Wednesday - March 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 - March 15 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Group Potluck-GR Saturday - March 17 7:00 AM Men’s Study-SC 8:00 AM Discovering Your Church-CR WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center

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

Next Sunday, March 18 Greeters: 8:30 AM - Don & Vinita Essen 11:00 AM - Dick & Polly Bramer Nursery: 8:30 AM - Jess & Anika Cress 9:45 AM - Jim Barczak family 11:00 AM - LeAnn Warner & Briza Schuler

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 March 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 31 weeks) Offerings (through 31 weeks) Deficit Giving

$ $

10,975.00 12,471.01

$ $ $

817.50 21,619.75 22,936.00

$ 340,225.00 $ 333,309.09 $ 6,915.91

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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