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October 24, 2010

4005 Dakota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-5659 / fax 320-763-3456

alexandriacovenant.org or ecc@alexandriacovenant.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 and Call to Worship Songs of Praise Our Life Together Offering Our Gifts

• Offertory: “Umbrella” Vocal Trio by Tim Gess, Becky Walsh, and Jan Harris • 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 #2 AbijahSound the Alarm by Pastor John LeVahn

Closing Song


Co-Ed Adult Bible Study Saturdays, 8:00 am, Starting Oct. 30th - Dec. 18th

Join us at the YMCA Social Lounge for an hour, eight week Co-Ed Bible Study on the book of Romans. This group is led by John Beem and childcare will be available. For more information contact Tim Urness at 320-846-5303

More Dates for Youth Prayer Team

6:45-7:45 am I Nov. 2nd , Nov. 16th, Dec. 7th 6:30-8:00 pm I Oct. 27th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 15th Please mark the dates listed above on your calendar! This is for adults and Senior High students who want to join together to lift up the youth in prayer. For a current list of meeting dates please refer to This Week’s Events in this bulletin or visit the church website at www.alexandriacovenant.org For more information call Chanda Winkels 320-766-8010.

Operation Christmas Child It’s that time of year when you can bless a child in need by packing an empty shoe box with toys and gifts. The labels that you will need for the box can be picked up at the display table or the Welcome Center located near the entry doors on the south side of the church. Once your shoebox is filled and ready to ship, you can leave it at the display table. The deadline for dropping off boxes at the church is November 16th at 4:00 pm. For more information about the program or for help on what to pack, visit the website at www.samaritanspurse.org.


Coat Drive for the Hmong Community

Please help elementary students in need within the Hmong Community of Minneapolis. A lot of them haven’t enough winter clothes to even stay warm, but you can help show Jesus’ love by giving them your gently used coats, boots, sweatshirts, or anything warm. You can put your gifts in the box located at the youth kiosk. The junior high students will be presenting the gifts for the children and helping with their after school program on November 12th after school lets out. Afterwards the youth will get some food at the mall and maybe play some mall games.

Diaper Drive October 24th, 11:00 am

Yes, you’ve 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.


Friendly Costume Party October 31st, 5:30-7:00 pm

Kids! You and your parents are invited! Invite a friend! Candy and prize (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

Write Your Life Story Event November 9th, 9:00 am

& Event PleaseKoffee join usKare forStory coffee and cookies as we hear from Write Your Life author Joanne Williams-Kotte, who will be talking about life stories and how you can effectively write about your own. Please bring a pen and pad to take notes. Both men and women are welcome! Sign up at the Welcome Center by Nov. 7th. Located at the Ministry Center.

Pray for the Elections! November 1st, 7:30 pm

The prayer team is inviting everyone who is interested in praying for the elections to join them in the Fellowship Center. For more information contact Ed & Sylvia Christopherson 320-763-4425.

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.


This Week’s Events

SUNDAY

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---------------Sunday-October-24---------------

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 4:00-8:00 pm Hymn Sing in the Worship Center 6:30-8:30 pm Impact in the Family Life Center 6:30-8:00 pm In Step Group at Jim & Chanda Winkel’s Home

----------------Monday-October-25--------------

10:00-11:30 am In Step Group at Sheri Bear’s Home 6:30-8:30 pm Celebrate Recovery meeting in Ministry Center 6:30-7:30 pm College & Career at Sheila Smesrud’s Home 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at John & Sandy LeVahn’s Home 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at Craig & Deb Bjerke’s Home

---------------Tuesday-October-26--------------

7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at Noel & Ginger Rich’s Home

7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at Lonnie & Robin Apol’s Home

------------Wednesday-October-27------------

9:00-10:00 am Koffee & Kare at Traveler’s Inn 6:25-8:00 pm AWANA in Various Rooms 6:30-8:00 pm Journey in Various Rooms 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group at the Carlson’s Home 6:30-8:00 pm Youth Prayer Team in the Prayer Room 6:30-8:30 pm C-Group at the Giroux’s Home 6:30-8:00 pm In Step Group at Tom Bishop’s Home

--------------Thursday-October-28-------------

9:00-10:30 am Women’s Bible Study in Ministry Center 6:30-9:00 pm Love & Respect Marriage Course in the Ministry Center 7:00-9:00 pm Prayer Watch International in the Family Life Center 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at John & Marie Coffman’s Home

-----------------Friday-October-29---------------

6:00-7:00 am Men’s Bible Study in Fellowship Center

---------------Saturday-October-30------------8:00-9:00 am Mighty Men of Prayer in room 116


A Special Thanks

Thank you to the Library Team, the Interior Design Team and everyone who helped with the painting in the Library and the Beacon. Your time spent volunteering means a lot and says so much about those who attend our Church.

Heritage Hymn Sing October 24th, 4:00 pm

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. Everyone is invited!

Adoption Support Network

Come join the Douglas and Pope County adoptive parents support group. Support groups provide parents with a confidential, non-judgemental environment where they can: • Learn from each other • Celebrate their successes • Brainstorm solutions to problems and concerns • Receive information on resources & training opportunities For more information contact Dawn Johnson 320-760-0980

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 deb@praisefm.org


Stealing the King’s Treasure Part #2 Abija- Sound the Alarm

John LeVahn - October 24th, 2010

__________________________________________________ When we find ourselves in a crisis that we can’t win 1. In a crisis _____________________________________

“When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.” Numbers 10:9

2. In a crisis _____________________________________

“At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.” 2 Chronicles 13:15


Notes _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________


Prayer Requests

Ann Hjelle Tiffany, (Patti Eckhoff’s friend Michelle’s daughter) Conor Allen, (Scott & Amy Allen’s son) Jodell Johnson Sandy Sullivan DeLois Martinson Mark Blair 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.

Don’t forget to check your mailboxes! Also, please check the community bulletin board and the Parish Nurse information area located next to the mailboxes.

Staff

Leadership Team

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


October 24, 2010