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It’s our sincere desire that you find yourself at home and welcome 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 the Worship Service, please fill out a Connect Card located in the pew. (There are “assisted listening devices” available at the Welcome Center for those who need them.)

Communion offertory Craig Bjerke Children’s message Sue Edwards

• Children ages 3-4th grade are invited to go to Children’s Church to watch a video at the 9:45 am service in the Nursery and at 11:05 am downstairs in room 100. Please pick-up your child after the service.

today’s message Mary Did You Know? Head of the Church by Pastor John LeVahn

Benevolent offering

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. -matthew 11:28


new ChurCh piCtorial DireCtory The new 2012 Church Pictorial Directory is here! If you would like a copy for yourself, please stop by the Welcome Center and pick one up.

BiBles By the BeDsiDe Bibles by the Bedside starts today! Pick up your calendar packet at the Information Center. This is a Bible reading incentive program for students in grades 1-9. Our goal: create a habit of being in God’s Word daily. Please call Karyn Clare (320.554.7095)

Cooking sMart January 12th, 5:15 pm

Join us for a night of delicious fun! The focus of the night is preparing family meals that are both nutritious and affordable. Tips and tricks will be wound throughout the night, with the finale being a free family meal. Hands-on activities are available for children to learn alongside you. If interested, call Helen Wagner, 320.763.5659

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Sunday January 1

Monday January 2

***New Year's DaY*** 9:45 am Contemporary ServiCe ***NO JuNgle suNDaY schOOl*** ***NO prOmiselaND suNDaY schOOl*** ***NO sr. high cafÈ*** ***NO the switch*** ***NO JOurNeY*** ***NO pursuit Of hOliNess*** 11:05 am Contemporary ServiCe ***NO YOuth baND practice*** ***NO impact***

***church Office clOsed*** 6:00 pm Celebrate reCovery meal - ministry Center 6:30 pm Celebrate reCovery - ministry Center ***NO c-grOup at the wiNkels'*** 7:00 pm open prayer - prayer room Tuesday January 3 ***NO cOllege & career*** 9:00 am Sew to Share - room 114 9:30 am moPS GrouP - miniStry Center 6:30 pm women'S bible Study - room 110

y4 Wednesday Januar 9:00 am Koffee & Kare - Traveler's Inn 5:30 pm ChoIr rehearsal - WorshIp CenTer 6:25-8:00 pm aWana - felloWshIp CenTer 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group - lanGner's home 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group - vaaGenes' home 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group - Carlson's home 6:30-8:30 pm Jr. hIGh YouTh Group - mInIsTrY CenTer

Friday January 6 6:00 am Men’s BiBle study - Fellowship Center

Saturday January 7 8:00 am Mighty Men of Prayer - fireside rooM


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the ChilDren’s Bell Choir January 29th, 9:00-11:15 am

The Children’s Bell Choir will be singing and performing for us during all three services on January 29th. This group includes any children K-6th grade, no experience is necessary! Please show up at 9:00 am in the Ministry Center. Rehearsals are January 15th & 22nd from 10:45-11:15 am in room 114. Kids can go directly from Promiseland Sunday School to the rehearsal, please pick-up your kids promptly at 11:15. Interested? Please contact Mary Ronning, 320.763.3558.

CeleBrate reCovery January 2nd, 6:00 pm

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A place to gather and find God’s healing power. Share experience, gain strength and hope with one another through solid Bible teaching. Find freedom from relationship struggles, addictive and compulsive behaviors, hurts, and more. Location: The Ministry Center Contact Catalyst Covenant Church, 320.759.1800.

Mops 1st & 3rd Tuesday/month

You are invited to a place designed specifically for you, a mother of preschoolers. Here you’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. Pre-registration is recommended at www.Lakesareamops.org.

Location: The Ministry Center. Contact Steph Tvrdik, 320.815.7942.


Prayer requests • Merlin (Renee Leighton’s friend) • Carol Cassell • Harriet Ricke • Rita Bentz • Kathy Koester • Nona Erickson • Dolly Jibben • Tonya Christman • Travis (Eliza Anderson’s friend)

• Teresa (Cholei Anderson’s friend) • Leroy Aker • April Hill • Roger (Lynn Johnson’s father) • Roger (Josh Bahl’s father) • Mark Fearing (Carole Anderson’s brother)

• George (Sharon Swartz Father) • Jean Ploeger • Ann Hjelle • Lonnie Hoium • Sharon Aschenbrenner • Justin Carlstrom • Tyson Meissner

In case of an emergency, you may contact either of our pastors on their cell phones. Senior Pastor John: 320.808.3557 Associate Pastor Trinity: 701.400.6826

John LeVahn - Senior Pastor Trinity Opp - Associate Pastor Andrew Peabody - Director of Sr. High Ministry Julie Barnes - Director of Children’s Ministry Nancy Holm - Director of Worship Ministry Helen Ann Wagner - Director of Care Ministry Paul Kusmak - Facility Specialist Libby Taveirne - Facility Assistant Eliza Anderson - Treasurer/ Admin. Assistant Matthew Sandahl - Graphic Designer Ruth Nelson - Administrative Assistant Cheri Timm - Administrative Secretary Chanda Winkels - Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry

Leadership Team Rick Banke (Chair) 320.763.2992 Les Anderson 320.834.2362 Craig Bjerke 320.846.1525 Tim Erickson 320.762.5352 Lynette Kluver 320.763.7224 John LeVahn 320.763.5659 Marvin Martinson 320.763.7321 Trinity Opp 320.763.5659 Terryl Pearson 320.352.2486 Jim Vassar 320.223.2045

Please note that 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.

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January 1, 2012