August 12, 2018
Welcome to Alliance Church of the Valley and thank you for worshipping with us this morning.
10:00 AM Worship Service No Children’s Church 9:30 & 11:00 AM - Koinonia Cafe
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 will not be offered during the month of August or Labor Day weekend. This recess provides a muchneeded break for our staff. Children’s Church will resume on Sunday, September 9.
SERMON “The People in Our Lives: Wise and Otherwise” “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.” Proverbs 12:15a
Pastor Gary Russell
Connecting with Our Church Family Summer Baptismal Service We are planning an outdoor baptismal service for next Sunday, August 19. This public expression of faith will be held here on campus during our 10:00 a.m. worship service. Please contact any member of the pastoral staff if you have questions or wish to be included. Dress casually for next Sunday’s service. You will access the ball field using the driveway at the north end of our main parking lot. Signs and greeters will direct you to the seating area. Handicap parking will also be available down on the field for those who prefer a shorter walk. The morning will also include an allchurch cookout (please bring a dessert to share) following the baptismal service. This time will be an excellent opportunity to connect with church families and make new friends. The cost of the meal will be covered by free will donations.
Budget Proposal Reminder All ministry leaders and organizations need to submit their proposed budget requests and worksheets or documentation to the church office by next Sunday, August 19th.
Children’s Church Schedule
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.
As in years past, Children Church will not be offered during the month of August or Labor Day weekend. This recess provides a much-needed break for our staff. Children’s Church will resume on Sunday, September 9.
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"Sunday Fun-days" Sunday, August 12 | 4:00 PM Join us today for a family fellowship potluck picnic. Get to know other families from church, enjoy playing games outside with your kids, or just relax while visiting and connecting with new or familiar friends. Bring a dish to pass, a blanket or chairs to sit on, and spend some time outside by the ball fields. For more information, or questions, please contact Andrew or Kayla Nelson (715-338-7703 or 715-417-3195).
Communication is important in a family, and one of the ways the ACV church family communicates is by using our mailboxes, located by the nursery. If you consider ACV your church home and would like a mailbox, but don’t have one, please make a request using the Connection Card attachment and return it in today’s offering or drop it off at the Information Center.
Connecting With Our Community Open Arms Community Dinner Tuesday, August 21 5:00-6:30 PM | Great Room Our monthly free meal to the community will be served Tuesday, August 21. Bring someone you know who would be blessed by a meal and fellowship. To volunteer please contact Jan Marko at (715) 483-3190.
unisex backpacks for grades 5-12. Backpack donations can be dropped off at the collection box in the foyer, and gift card donations can be turned in at the Information Center.
Women’s Ministry Women’s Ministry Newsletter Ladies, if you are interested in receiving a monthly email newsletter with upcoming events, some prayer topics, and encouragement, please fill out the card at the Information Center and we will add you to the email list!
Youth Ministry Youth Group Girl’s Movie Night! Monday, Aug. 20 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Grades 6-12. Soul Surfer, rated PG, on MONDAY, August 20th from 6:30-8:30 at Waterworth’s house. We will provide popcorn and lemonade. Anyone’s welcome, JOY Group Potluck invite a friend! 1636 River Road St. Backpack Give-Away The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting Croix Falls, WI 54024. Contact on Thursday, August 16, at 11:30 Open Arms will hold its annual a.m. in the Great Room for potluck. Backpack Give-Away at the August Leanne with questions. 651-24821st community dinner. Backpacks 8358 Ages 55+ are invited to attend. with a $5 gift card will be given to those in the community who need September Start Up! Nominating Committee them on a first-come first served Wednesday, September 12 Report basis. Your donations of 7:00-8:30 PM | Student Center The slate of candidates nominated backpacks and gift cards will go a for election at the annual meeting long way to blessing those in need We'll be back to our Wednesday on Sunday, September 9th, has night schedule starting September been posted on the bulletin board in our community. We especially need backpacks for Pre-k through 12th! All students in grades 6-12th near the front entrance. are invited to join us for fellowship, 2nd grade boys and girls and games, worship, teaching and Koinonia Café Summer Hours small groups each Wednesday Koinonia Café will be open from night from 7:00-8:30 in the Student 9:30 a.m. until the start of the Center! Come a little early and morning service at 10:00 a.m. It grab a snack from the Cafe or play will also be open for a half hour a few rounds of Kan Jam, 9 Square after the service concludes. or Carpet Ball! See you in September!
This Week at ACV:
Sunday - August 12 10:00 AM Worship Service-WC 4:00 PM Sunday Funday
Aug. 19 - Baptismal Service Aug. 21 - Open Arms Backpack Give-away Sept. 9 - Annual Meeting
Tuesday - August 14 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 7:00 PM Adult Prayer Thursday - August 16 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Group Potluck-GR Saturday - August 18 7:00 AM Men’s Study-CR WCWC-Worship Center CRCR-Conference Room SCSC-Student Center
GRGR-Great Room DD-Classroom D CC-Classroom C
Next Sunday, August 19 Greeters: 10:00 AM -Ed & Lynn Zwirchitz Nursery: 10:00 AM - Jenice McKenzie & Samantha
Our Staff: Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - email@example.com Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org Pam Britt, Administrative Assistant - email@example.com
Stewardship Update August 5 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 248 Our fiscal year is August 1st - July 31st Giving for August 5: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving Last Year to Date Missions Giving General Fund Budget for 2017-18 Offerings for 2017-18
$ $ $
295.00 295.00 475.00
$ 570,700.00 $ 553,124.36
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