March 12, 2023

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Prayer Requests

Place in the offering boxes near the Worship Center doors or at the Welcome Center.

Looking Ahead

This Week At ACV:

Sunday - March 12th

8:45 AM Worship Team Rehearsal - WC

10:00 AM Church Service - WC

March 14th Elder Board Meeting

March 16th J.O.Y. Group Lunch

March 23rd Open Arms Dinner

March 24th-25th Women’s Retreat

□ For Prayer Team □ Confidential

Tuesday - March 14th

8:00 AM Classical Conversations

9:00 AM Women’s Prayer Group - C

7:00 PM Elder Board Meeting

Wednesday - March 15th


6:45 PM Adult Bible Studies

7:00 PM Youth Group - SC

Thursday - March 16th 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Group Lunch

Saturday - March 18th

7:00 AM Men’s Group - CR

April 2nd Palm Sunday

April 9th Easter Sunday

April 14-15th Men’s Retreat

Next Sunday, March 19th, 2023

Greeters: Mike & Patrice Evans

Nursery: Sharon Barczak & Joanna Vollendorf

Children’s Church: Liz Chalker & Addie Anderson

Stewardship Update

WC- Worship Center GR- Great Room

CR - Conference Room D- Classroom D

SC - Student Center C- Classroom C

JG- Joy Group Room

Attendance for March 5thth, 2023 Service: 286 Giving for March 5th, 2023:

Welcome to Alliance Church of the Valley!

We’re glad you’re here.

2023 Koinonia Café Open


Our Staff: Jeff Naegelen, Lead Pastor -

Chris Folkestad, Co-Lead Pastor -

Brandi Hacken, Administrative Assistant -

Thank you for your faithful generosity! At this time, we encourage online giving, USPS mail or you may use the boxes near the entrances to the Worship Center.

10:00 AM Worship Service

Cry Room/Nursing Mother s Room A glass enclosed sound proof room is available at the back of the upper level of the worship center for parents with children or nursing mothers. It contains a direct audio feed from the sound booth.

Nursery: 10:00 AM 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 10:00 AM provides an age appropriate learning environment for our families in Classroom #3 on the lower level. Kids age 3 – 6 years old are welcome to participate. Please arrive prior to the start of service.

Alliance Church
| | Alliance Church of the Valley
of the Valley |
State Road 35,
Croix Falls, WI 54024
General Fund
General Fund Giving $ 12,289.00 Missions Giving $ 465.00 Year to Date Missions Giving $ 17,987.00 Last Year to Date Missions Giving $ 20,681.00 Parsonage Window Fund $ 8,664.00 General Fund Budget (thru 30 wk) $ 359,730.51 General Fund Offerings (thru 30 wk) $ 339,055.22
Weekly Budget $ 11,604.21

Sermon Series: The 10 Commandments

Sunday, March 12th 2023

Title: God’s Beautiful Design

Text: Exodus 20:13-14

Speaker: Pastor Chris Folkestad

Connecting with our Church Family

Maundy Thursday

Don’t miss out on our special Maundy Thursday event, “Messiah in the Passover,” taking place at Alliance Church of the Valley at 7:00pm on April 6th. Join us as we explore the connections between the Passover and Jesus Christ, our Messiah. Preregistration is required and can be done at or at the Welcome Center.


We would like to express our condolences to Kerri Jensen Koski and her family for the passing of her mother Judy Jensen. Services will be here on March 18th; the visitation is at 10:00 am and the memorial is at 11:00 am. We also would like to express our sympathies to Jan Chadwick and her family for the passing of her mother, Betty. Her services will be held March 16th at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Bloomington Mn. Visitation will be 10:00 am and the Service will be at 11:00am.

Easter Service

We would like to invite you, your family, and friends to Easter Service here on April 9th. This year we will be having two services; 8:30 am and 11:00am.


- 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.

Easter Lilies

To celebrate Easter, you have the opportunity to honor a loved one by purchasing a beautiful lily used to decorate our worship center this season. Order forms are located at the Welcome Center. Orders are due March 26th. Plants may be taken home after the Easter morning services on April 9th.

Spring Workday 2023

This year’s Spring Work day will be on April 22nd. Please mark your calendars and plan on coming to help clean up the grounds. There are projects for outside and inside, and the more help we get the less time it will take. We appreciate all your hard work in making our church so beautiful.

Women’s Retreat

Men’s Retreat

The Men’s Retreat is coming up on April 14-15th. There are registration brochures at the Welcome Center and online registration is available through the church’s website. Deadline for registration is April 10th.

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

We’re excited to be hosting the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir on April 16th for our morning worship service. They will lead us in worshipping Jesus and sharing their life transforming stories from addiction to freedom through the love and grace of Christ. This will be a perfect opportunity to invite someone to hear the good news and power of the gospel to change lives.

Trustees Window Update

New Sunday School Class

It is not too late if you want to join this amazing Sunday School Class! Jeremy Thompson started leading a study on how to better hear the voice of God. Classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in Classroom 5.

Connecting with the Community

Open Arms Dinner

The next Open Arms Dinner will be March 23rd. We can’t wait to see you there!

Youth Ministry

Youth Pastor Search

Connection Card

Please sign, tear off, and place in the offering.

□ 1st time guest

□ 2nd time guest

□ 3rd time guest

□ Regular attender

□ Member

□ Visiting with family/friends

□ New Address/Phone #/Email Name_______________________________ Address_____________________________ City/State____________________________ Zip__________Phone__________________ Email:_______________________________ Age Group


Group (55+)

This months J.O.Y. Group lunch will be March 16th at 11:30 am in the Great Room. This month will be potluck style.

Today is the last day to register for the upcoming Women’s Retreat! We don’t want you to miss out, registration is available online or at the Welcome Center. Also a reminder to those who still need to make a payment, checks can be put in offering boxes or brought to Brandi’s desk. Thank You

A major window manufacture recently gave us a quote of $32,000 to replace two large windows at the parsonage. We have since concluded that we could replace all of the windows on the north side for $16,000 by utilizing the skills of our in-house retired contractors and carpenters. Time is of the essence since it takes three months to receive windows after placing the order. The Parsonage window fund currently has $8,664. Thank you in advance for your sacrificial gifts over the coming weeks. The worship folder will give you updated information each Sunday.

Our long anticipated interview weekend with our prospective Youth Pastor happened over the weekend. Now is the time to pray for wisdom and discernment for everyone involved to receive God’s clear direction and leading. Thank you for your support and patience in this process.

Youth Group

Youth Group meets every Wednesday in the Student Center from 7:00-8:30 pm.





AWANA meets every Wednesday from 6:45-8:15pm.

Jr./Sr. High □ 40-50’s □ College, 18-24 □ 60-70’s □ 20-30’s □ 80+

Name(s) of children living at home and ages:

I d like information on…

□ How to begin a relationship with Christ

□ How to become a member

□ Youth Ministries

□ Children s Ministries

□ Small Groups (Life Group)

□ Interested in Baptism

□ Women s Bible Study

□ Men’s Ministries

□ Music Opportunities

□ I’d like to talk to a pastor

□ I’d like to subscribe to the newsletter

□ Volunteering in :______________

□ Other__________________________