May 21, 2023

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Prayer Requests


This Week At ACV:

Sunday - May 21st

8:45 AM Worship Team Rehearsal - WC

10:00 AM Sunday Service - WC

Tuesday - May 23rd

9:00 AM Women’s Prayer Group - C

Wednesday - May 24th

7:00 PM Adult Bible Study - D

Thursday - May 25th

5:00 PM Open Arms Dinner - GR

Saturday - May 27th

7:00 AM Men’s Group - CR

Looking Ahead

June 4th M.A.S.K’d Prayer Meeting

June 13th Elder Meeting

June 14th Men’s Ministry BBQ

June 15th Joy Group Lunch

June 22nd Open Arms Dinner

Next Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Greeters: Todd & Kari Flom

Nursery: Sharon Barzcak & Charli Hacken

Children’s Church: Vermae & Merlyn Matheson

Stewardship Update

Attendance for

WC- Worship Center GR- Great Room

CR - Conference Room D- Classroom D

SC - Student Center C- Classroom C

5- Classroom 5


Our Staff: Jeff Naegelen, Lead Pastor -

Chris Folkestad, Co-Lead Pastor -

Brandi Hacken, Administrative Assistant -



Welcome to Alliance Church of the Valley!

We’re glad you’re here.

2023 Koinonia Café Open

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 of the Valley | 1259 State Road 35, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 | Alliance Church of the Valley
715-483-1100 |
□ For Prayer Team □ Confidential
in the offering boxes near the Worship Center doors
at the Welcome Center.
May 14th, 2023 Service: 300 Giving for May 14th, 2023: General Fund Weekly Budget $ 11,604.21 General Fund Giving $ 17,133.00 Missions Giving $ 655.00 Year to Date Missions Giving $ 22,749.00 Last Year to Date Mission Giving $ 28,026.00 General Fund Budget (thru 41 wk) $ 475,772.61 General Fund Offerings (thru 41 wk) $ 453,802.31
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.


Sermon Series: Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Text: Philippians 3:12-4:1

Title: Press On. Stand Firm.

Pastor: Pastor Chris Folkestad

Connecting with our Church Family Graduation Sunday

We would like to congratulate all the graduating seniors! It is through strength and perseverance you have made it! We hope you take this time to relax and enjoy your friends and family.

Summer Men’s Groups

Calling all men! Our summer men’s groups are the perfect way to connect with other men from ACV and grow in your faith. Join a group of 4-6 guys for weekly Bible Study and fellowship. There are early morning and evening options! Don’t miss out - signup today at the Welcome Center or at

Grill Out & Axe Throwing

Attention all men! The ACV Men’s Ministry BBQ and Axe Throwing event is coming June 14th at Alliance Church of the Valley. Don’t miss your chance to show off your axe throwing skills and enjoy some delicious food off the grill! No axe throwing experience required :) Sign up at or at the Welcome Center.

Wednesday Night Study

Pastor Jeff Naegelen is leading a Wednesday night study. It’s a study called “Thriving in Babylon” a short study on living a faith filled life in todays world. We will be meeting Wednesday at 7:00 pm in classroom D. Everyone is welcome.

Baptism Service

We are holding an outdoor Baptism Service on August 6th. If you are interested in being baptized, please indicate it on the Connection Card or reach out to one of the pastors.

Giving Options

Giving your tithes and offerings can be done by placing them in the offering boxes and online. We know sometimes in the excitement of fellowship and great conversation we can forget to add it to the boxes before we leave. We appreciate your faithful generosity.

Calling All Creatives!

Church Mailboxes

Here at ACV we like to make sure we as a congregation can communicate with each other. If you have been a regular attender here, you probably have been given a church mailbox. They are located in the nook before the nursery. If you are interested in having a mailbox, please indicate it on the Connection Card.

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request please fill out the Connection Card and bring it to the Welcome Center. We will get it sent to our amazing team of prayer warriors. If you would like to be added to the list of our prayer warriors please indicate that on the connection card as well, or contact the office and we will help you with that.

Open Arms Dinner

Our next Open Arms Dinner will be this Thursday, May 25th in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30 pm. We will be enjoying delicious soup and sandwiches. Don t forget to invite friends, family, neighbors, etc. and come have a fantastic dinner and great conversation.

The Giving Table

During the evening of Open Arms Dinner we have a table out with food items that anyone can take from. If you would like to donate food items for the giving table please bring them to the office. Thank You!

Youth Ministry

Summer Fun

To keep updated with all the summer activities please get a Youth Group Summer Calendar at the Welcome Center.

Children’s Ministry

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


Address_____________________________ City/State____________________________



Age Group

□ 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:


- 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.

Joy Group Lunch

We want to say thank you for everyone who came and shared a fun afternoon with us at the Joy Group Lunch. Our next get together will be June 15th.

Get out your paints, crayons, markers, even your camera’s, we need YOU! We would like you to help create the image for the Sunday Bulletin throughout the summer. The theme is “Summer at ACV” Please return all entries to Brandi’s desk by next Sunday, May 28th. Entry forms are at the Welcome Center.

Connecting with the Community



Options on 8 has started their Fill A Bottle Fundraiser. Remember to take a baby bottle on your way out, fill it with cash, check, change and return them by June 28th. The proceeds provide counseling, and programming to women and men facing unplanned pregnancy.

Vacation Bible School

VBS will be July 10th-14th. Registration is now live, visit to register your child. The theme for this year is “Stellar.” VBS requires A LOT of volunteers to help strengthen all the kids relationship with Jesus. There are positions for all ages and abilities to help! If you are interested in volunteering with this amazing program please sign up at the Welcome Center.

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

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