October 17, 2010
4005 Dakota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-5659 / fax 320-763-3456
alexandriacovenant.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome! It’s our sincere desire that you find yourself at home and welcomed here at Alexandria Covenant. Please visit us at the welcome center to learn more about how you and your family can get connected to others within the church and our community. Our Nursery is available for infants - 3 years old. During our Worship service, please fill out a Connect Card located in the pew. (There are “assisted listening devices” available at Welcome Center for those who need them.)
This Morning’s Outline Welcome Songs of Praise Prayer Our Life Together Offering Our Gifts
Children ages 4 years-3rd grade are dismissed for Children’s Church downstairs in room 100 (10:30 service only)
Message Stealing the King’s Treasure Part #1 RehoboamSelect Servant Leadership by Pastor John LeVahn
Pray for Haiti & Team
Please pray for the Haiti team as they work on final preparations for their missions trip. They will help put tarps over people’s stick huts, distribute Bibles to those who are spiritually hungry, present VBS for children in communities, help clean up debris, pray with people, and more. All for the sake of bringing glory to God by supporting a local church in Haiti.
Some Events Canceled for MEA
Some events will be cancelled this week due to MEA weekend. These events include Journey, AWANA, C-Groups at the Giroux’s, C-Group at the Carlson’s, and the Love & Respect class. Please refer to This Week’s Events in this bulletin for a complete list.
Walk for Life Rally October 17th, 1:00 pm
A Pro-Life Rally will be held at St. Mary’s Church of Alexandria. For more information contact Kathy Burkholder 320-762-0161 or Gerry Hoelscher 320-763-6766
Diaper Drive October 24th, 11:00 am
Yes, you read correctly, a diaper drive. Have you ever wondered how much it costs a family to purchase diapers for one child for one year? $1000! Alexandria native, Kristen Wiener Grode is heading up a diaper drive and will be hosting a Rock-a-thon for babies at the Viking Plaza Mall to create awareness and collect diapers for the Alexandria Area. You can help by donating diapers that day or making a monetary donation. Bring your kids and grandkids and enjoy the many fun children’s events going on.
Sew to Share
October 19th, 9:00-12:00 pm
(First and Third Tuesday each month) Sew to Share creates quilts for those in the church family who are suffering from an illness or long-term injury, children, womenâ€™s shelters in the area, and newborns in need at DCH. They also put together mid-wife kits to send to Africa. Join them if you have an interest in sewing, and theyâ€™ll find a way to use your talents to benefit the church body. For More information contact Anita Ferguson 320-808-6269
Paid Nursery Staff Needed Urgent! There are two paid staff positions available in the Nursery. The time commitment would be Sundays 10:15-11:45 am, and Tuesdays 6:45-8:45 pm. If interested please contact Dawn Johnson at the church office at 320-763-5659 or email@example.com
Youth Prayer Team Oct. 20th, 6:45-7:45 am Oct. 27th, 6:30-8:00 pm
This is for adults and Senior High students who want to join together to lift up the youth in prayer. For more information call Chanda Winkels 320-766-8010.
Friendly Costume Party October 31st, 5:30-7:00 pm
Kids! You and your parents are invited! Invite a friend! Candy and prizes (donations are needed). Items may be placed in the box located in the Commons area. (6th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult) Located in the Family Life Center and Fellowship Center. For more information call Patti Eckhoff 320-808-0614 or Julie Barnes 320-763-5659
Praise God for Lilly Jo Barnes who was born to Justin and Joslyn Barnes on October 8th, 2010, she weighs 7 lbs. 14 ounces. She was admitted to the ICU for health issues, but by Godâ€™s hand she is doing fine now. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers.
Please Pray for the missionaries we support.
Mark & Sue Anderson (Texas) Wycliffe Randy & Cheryl Bevis (Thailand) Covenant Elizabeth Burkholder (Taiwan) Mission to Unreached People Peter & Cynthia Ekstrand (Africa) Covenant Tia Martin (Central Asia) YWAM Jason Haugen (Minnesota) Youth For Christ Tyler & Anna Rose Johnson (New Zealand) YWAM Tom & Rachael Jones (Africa) Navigators Tom & Janice Kelly (Mexico) Covenant Terry & Jo Larson (Africa) Trans World Radio Paul & Carrie Seelhammer (Africa) Zema Mike Swalley (Texas) Break Free Ministry
MOPS Needs You 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month, 9:30 am Starting October 19th, 9:30 am
Grandparents, Dads, Moms, Homeschool Teenagers, anyone that could make time on a Tuesday morning...MOPS NEEDS YOU! If you would like to rock babies, play with toddlers, explore with two year olds or learn with preschoolers, please volunteer just one Tuesday morning per month to watch and play with our children. MOPS will also begin on the 19th for those mothers of preschoolers who are looking for a community of like-minded believers within the community. If interested please call Melissa at 320-846-9829.
This Week’s Events SUNDAY
9:00 am Blend of Hymns & Worship Choruses 9:00-10:00 am First Step in room 116 9:00-10:00 am Christos in Room 114 9:00-10:00 am Youth and Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Service 1:00 pm Walk for Life Rally at St. Mary’s Church 6:30-8:30 pm Impact in the Family Life Center
6:30-8:30 pm Celebrate Recovery meeting in Ministry Center 6:30-7:30 pm College & Career at the Daily Grind 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group at the Winkel’s Home
9:00-12:00 pm Sew to Share in the Fellowship Center 9:30-11:30 am First MOPS Meeting in the Nursery
6:45-7:45 am Youth Prayer Team in the Prayer Room 9:00-10:00 am Koffee & Kare at Traveler’s Inn
9:00-10:30 am Women’s Bible Study in Ministry Center 7:00-9:00 pm Prayer Watch International in the Family Life Center ***MEA WEEKEND***
6:00-7:00 am Men’s Bible Study in Fellowship Center ***MEA WEEKEND***
---------------Saturday-October-23------------8:00-9:00 am Mighty Men of Prayer in room 116 ***MEA WEEKEND***
Young at Heart Breakfast November 4th, 8:30 am
The 60+ age group Young at Heart will be meeting at Rudy’s Redeye Grill for breakfast. This is a time for having fun and fellowship with friends, sharing faith and eating food! Located at: 5637 State Highway 29, Alexandria, MN. For more details contact Sherri Bear at 320-219-7164. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, this is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22: 37-39
Heritage Hymn Sing October 24th, 4:00 pm
50+ Group! Come and enjoy singing your favorite hymns in the Worship Center. Musicians include Pianist Richard Erickson, violinist Dean Dainsberg, and Bert Englund on the Saw.
Praise FM Volunteers Needed November 4th & 5th
Praise FM is hosting their 2010 Fall Sharathon Fundraiser and they need your help! Volunteers are needed to answer phones, type information (very user friendly), take a moment to pray with, encourage, or bless the person calling. 2 hour shifts are available (flexible). To volunteer please call Praise FM 1-800-658-2229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stealing the King’s Treasure Part #1 Rehoboam- Select Servant Leadership John LeVahn - October 17th, 2010
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Conor Allen (Scott & Amy Allen’s son) Jodell Johnson Sandy Sullivan DeLois Martinson Mark Blair Ann Hjelle Don Haseman Rita Cicharz (Patti Eckoff’s mother) Marion Casper (Linda Filler’s mother) Cole Haabala (caringbridge.org/visit/colehaabala)
Please note that the ACC may use your image or your child’s image in any ACC publication, promotional materials, slide shows, or the ACC website. Contact the office if you choose to decline participation for yourself or your family.
The Church has a prayer chain that circulates by phone and email. If you have any prayer requests that you would like lifted up before God please call the Church office at 320-763-5659 between 8:00-4:30 pm on weekdays.
John LeVahn-Senior Pastor Dawn Johnson-Director of Administry Tim Schmoyer-Pastor of Student Ministries Andrew Peabody-Senior High Coordinator Julie Barnes-Children’s Ministry Director Nancy Holm-Coordinator of Worship Arts Helen Ann Wagner-Director of Care Ministry Paul Kusmak-Facility Specialist Libby Taveirne-Facility Assistant Darlene Steiger-Parish Health Nurse Eliza Anderson-Treasurer/ Admin. Assistant Matthew Sandahl-Graphic Designer Ruth Nelson-Administrative Assistant Corki Hegland-Receptionist Jan Dzubay-Receptionist
Les Anderson (Chair) 320-834-2362 Lynette Kluver 320-763-7224 Linda Lovrien 320-763-5676 John LeVahn 320-763-5659 Rick Banke 320-763-2992 Joan Maus 320-283-5324 Jim Vassar 320-223-2045 Craig Bjerke 320-846-1525 Jim Rook 320-763-8891
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm