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SONGS OF PRAISE (9:00 am) #485 I Stand Amazed (vs 1, 4, 5) # 75 There is A Redeemer

CHORAL ANTHEM Come, Share this Feast of Love COMMUNION OFFERING OUR GIFTS CHILDREN’S CHURCH VIDEO (9:00 am) 4 yrs-2nd grade in Room 108

TODAY’S MESSAGE by Pastor John LeVahn The Protective Seal of God

BENEVOLENT OFFERING A special offering will be taken at the doors, with is offering we seek to share financially with those in need.

Daylight Saving Time March 10th This is a Reminder, March 9th to change your clocks before you go to bed. Spring forward 1 hour.


Easter Gift Basket The Covenant Cupboard will bless families in need this Easter with a gift basket of food. Prayerfully consider who you may suggest for this gift. Fill out a package request form located at the Welcome Center and place it in the box provided. We need all package requests by March 17th.

Membership Foundation Do you want to learn more about our church membership? Membership Foundation is designed to give you the basics of what we believe are foundational to the life of every follower of Christ. Learn about Christ and review the differences between Religion and Christianity. This 2 hour class is a requirement for membership

Sign-up at the Welcome Center


4 Delegates Needed

The Northwest Conference Annual meeting is coming April 25th-27th at Minnehaha Academy in Mpls. We are looking for 4 members who would like to go as delegates to represent our congregation. Pick up an itinerary at the Welcome Center and sign-up. If you have questions call Ruth at 320-763-5659. Registration deadline is April 16th.

Nursery Workers needed 

We are in need of additional nursery workers for Easter Sunday. We are so blessed with lots of babies that we need more teen and adult help. Easter Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am or 10:30 am _______________________________________ 

We also need workers to help once every 6 weeks at the 10:30 am service. Sign-up in the Nursery or contact Julie at jbarnes@alexandriacovenant.org.


Cookies Needed: Jail Ministry March 24-26th If you enjoy baking cookies, we have an opportunity for you. Individual platters of cookies with scripture tracts will be delivered to Douglas County jail inmates. We need 70 dozen homemade cookies. Sign-up at the Welcome Center, select the qty you will bake.  Bring cookies back to the church between March 24-26th  Label your cookies and place them in the kitchen freezer Contact MaryAnn for more details 320-859-0234

Easter Services

Schedule for the Easter season  March 24th: Palm Sunday 9:00 am & 10:30 am

special music by the JUNGLE kids Sunday School  March 28th: Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm.

We will observe Jesus’ journey to the cross and share in the Last Supper together  March 31st: 7:30 am Traditional Easter Celebration

9:00 am & 10:30 am Contemporary Easter Celebration. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. Children’s Church Video and the Nursery will be available at all services.


Bibles by the Bedside

Bibles by the Bedside calendars are due TODAY What is BBB? Bibles by the Bedside is a Bible reading incentive program that encourages children to spend time daily in God’s Word. Each student is given a reading goal according to their grade level. Grades 1-3rd = 5 minutes per day Grades 4-5th = 10 minutes per day Grades 6-9th = 15 minutes per day When students reach their goals per month they receive an award. There is still time to join. Pick up a calendar at the Welcome Center or contact Karyn at 320-554-7095.

Volunteers Needed Do you have a desire and passion to help those in need? We are currently looking for members of ACC to serve on the Benevolence Ministry Team. For more details please contact Gerry Hoelscher at 320-763-6766


The Protective Seal of God March 3, 2013 Pastor John LeVahn

NEXT WEEK’S SERMON The Calm Before the Storm by Pastor John LeVahn


YTD YTD FINANCIAL FINANCIAL REPORT (Fiscal Year July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013)

Weekly Ministry Needs: $ 22,264.00 Year to Date Budget Needs: $ 779,245.00 Year to Date Weekly Contributions: $ 811,897.00

Open Prayer The Open Prayer room is for anyone who needs prayer. If you would like someone to come along side of you and lift you up and your needs please stop by the Prayer Room between 7:00-8:00 pm . The 1st Monday of each month is always Open Prayer at ACC.

Renewal Conference Women Ministries of the Northwest Conference 2013. Dynamic Worship that will revive you spirit. Breakout sessions designed to renew your mind and heart. Location: First Covenant Church Willmar Registration: Deadline date is March 18th Register online at www.wmnwc.org or 612-940-4788


Weekly Events Sunday March 3rd 9:00 am Blended Worship Worship Center Children’s Church Video Room 108 I John-Adult Formations Room 116 10:30 am Contemporary Worship Worship Center Divine Encounters in the OT Gym/FLC Genesis-Adult Formations Room 116 10:30 am JUNGLE (3-K gr) Preschool Zone Promiseland (1-5 gr) Ministry Center The Switch (6 gr) Room 131 Journey/Confirmation (7-8 gr) Room 130

Monday March 4th 6:30 pm Celebrate Recovery Ministry Center 7:00 pm Open Prayer Prayer Room College & Career Smesrud’s home

Tuesday March 5th 9:00 am Sew to Share Room 114 9:30 am MOPS Group Ministry Center

Wednesday March 6th 9:00 am Koffee and Kare Travelers Inn 5:30 am Choir Rehearsal Worship Center 6:25-8:00 pm Awana Fellowship Center 6:30 pm Jr High Youth Group (7-8 gr) Room 130 Sr High Youth Group (9-12gr)

Thursday March 7th 7:00 am Concert: NW College Worship Center

Friday March 8th 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study Fellowship Center 5:00 pm Sr High Road Trip Otsego MN

Saturday March 9th 8:00 am Mighty Men of Prayer Room 116


Every Kid A Camper

Lake Beauty Bible Camp is our church supported Covenant camp. Located 45 minutes away near Long Prairie. LBBC offers summer camps for children, youth and families with many retreats throughout the year. If camp has impacted you, and you would like to help others go, please start donating to “Every Kid A Camper” fund today!

Every Kid a Camper Fund.

As a

church we know many kids come to know Christ and grow spiritually at Bible Camp and we want to encourage every kid to go to camp. In an effort to assist kids to go, we have established this fund. This fund allows anyone to contribute any time of the year. These funds are shared among those going to camp instead of any specific person. (All financial gifts are tax deductible. If you give with a check, write LBBC camper fund’ in the memo line.)


Alexandria Co

venant is committed

to who regularly atte nds Sunday morning programing and calls ACC th eir church home.

helping every kid

session at camp.

ACC will pay for 60% of the registration fee fo r our children or youth to go to a summer

Registering for camp Register online, go to this website www.lbbc.com or visit the Welcome Center for applications. To get your 60% discount, find the GROUP REGISTRATION ID box on the first page of the website. Check YES for part of a group and add the following code that applies to the age of your child or youth. 

Frontier Kids #1 ($111 off ) code: ACC13-FK1

Frontier Kids #2 ($111 off) code: ACC13-FK2

 Trailblazer #1 ($186 off) code: ACC13-TB1  Trailblazer #2 ($186 off) code: ACC13-TB2  Jr Hi #1 ($192 off) code: ACC13-JH1  Jr Hi #2 ($192 off) code: ACC13-JH2  Super High ($192 off) code: ACC13-SU  Senior High ($192 off) code: ACC13-SR

The balance is due to the camp by June 1st


Spring Flowers In Honor of... In Memory of‌ The church will be ordering flowers to place in front of the Worship Center during this Easter season. If you would like to remember a loved one in this way, please fill out the form below, include your payment and place it in the offering plate or return it to the church office by March 17th. In Honor of: _________________________________________ In Memory of: _________________________________________ Tulips $13

Azaleas $27

Hydrangeas $29

Given by: ______________________________ ______________________________


Dan (Joyce Snyder’s son) Jan Swanson Kent (Sue Johnson’s brother) Jean Ploeger Joan (Karen Hurlbut’s mother) Larry Schubert Mary (James Lawrie’s mother) June Klongerbo Matt & Angie Carstensen’s aunt Casey (Joyce Synder’s grandson) Deb (niece of Wes & Ron Bjurlin) Jacob (Richard Grenell’s grandson) Claire (Eric & Jen Von Holdt’s daughter) Jessica (Karen & Tim Hurlbut’s daughter) Chayton (Don & Bonnie Beseke’s grandson)

New Baby Congratulations to Josh & Jen Beecher as they welcome a new baby girl named Selah on Feb. 25th

STAFF

John LeVahn - Senior Pastor Trinity Opp - Executive Pastor Brian Farka - Pastor of Student Ministries Nancy Holm - Director of Worship Arts Julie Barnes - Director of Children’s Ministry Chanda Winkles - Assistant director of Children’s Ministry Paul Kusmak - Facility Specialist Libby Taveirne - Facility Assistant Ruth Nelson - Administrative Assistant Cheri Timm - Administrative Secretary Jeanette Meyers - Financial Secretary Kelsey Langager - Graphic Designer

LEADERSHIP TEAM Tim Erickson (Chair) 320-762-5352 Bruce Evink 320-762-8920 Craig Bjerke 320-846-1525 Jim Vassar 320-223-2045 John LeVahn 320-763-5659 Marv Martinson 320-763-7321 Rick Banke 320-763-2992 Scott Stumpf 320-762-0284 Terryl Pearson 320-352-2486 Trinity Opp 320-763-5659

March 3, 2013  

Sunday Morning Bulletin at Alexandria Covenant church, 4005 Dakota Street, Alexandria, Mn 56308

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