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4005 Dakota Street Alexandria, MN 56308 320.763.5659 www.AlexandriaCovenant.org
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 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.)
Worship hymns - 8:25 am
#27 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above #78 Great is Thy Faithfulness # 98 The Steadfast Love of the Lord (x2)
Gideon’s international Tim McCox Children’s messaGe Darwin Johnson hymn of preparation
#283 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Heavenly Work, Earthly Walk: Walk Submissively Ephesians 5:21-33 by Pastor John LeVahn
I will be careful to lead a blameless life, when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.
Women’s BiBle study Starting November 15th, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm Join us for a new Bible Study on the book of Ephesians. Childcare is provided. Location: Room 110 Contact Kara Maus, 320.805.0556
Lord teach us to pray
October 23rd, 30th, 9:45 am
In this season when every news cast brings more reason for concern, what does the Lord want us to know? Where does he want us to stand? How can prayer help us be faithful? Join us on the 23rd as we hear from author, Lois Walfrid Johnson, as she speaks to us about “Biblical Prayers that Can Still Change History”. Join us on the 30th as we hear Deb Eigen speak to us about “Insights into Prayer”. Location: Family Life Center
Young at Heart Invite your November 3rd, 9:00 am friends and join us for breakfast as we enjoy each other’s company and conversation. Location: Rudy’s Redeye Grill 5637 Hwy 29, Alexandria Contact Sherri Bear, 320.219.7164
October 31st, 7:00 pm
Join us for a holiday night of fun. Location: 6th Ave Community Center, Alexandria (Across from Anderson Florist) - Contact Catalyst Covenant Church, 320.759.1800.
SnowbirdS If you are headed November 27th south for the winter and leaving before November 27th, please leave your winter address on the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center, so we can mail you your copy of the new church pictorial directory. There will be a $3.50 postage charge, please leave your money in the Welcome Center drop box or the Church office. Please include “snowbird’s directory” in the memo line.
share your musicaL taLent
Our annual Harvest Festival Worship Service is coming soon. If you would like to participate in the music at the service please contact Lynette before November 1st. Contact Lynette Kluver, 320.763.7224.
College & Career Bring a knife and a pumpkin and meet us at Sheila’s home to carve it up, eat pie, and drink cider. Hereafter we will be meeting at Sheila’s regularly at 7:00 pm to read from God’s word and learn about the Holy Spirit during a new ten week Bible study. This group is open to all college students and recent college graduates, invite your friends! We will not be meeting on October 31st.
Mondays, 7:00 pm
Location: Sheila’s home, 209 Bethesda Street, Alexandria (right door) Contact Sheila Smesrud, 701.720.2433.
FriendLy costume party
October 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm
Kids! Get dressed up and come out to church with your parents for a fun time of games with friends. (Open to toddlers6th grade, must be accompanied by an adult) We would appreciate any candy donations that you can make. Drop boxes are located in the commons area. If you would like to volunteer your time to set-up, take-down or supervise the event, please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Location: The Family Life Center - Contact Patti Eckhoff 320.808.0614
Open prayer rOOm Do you have a prayer 1st Monday each month, 7:00 pm request you would like to bring before the Lord? Meet us in the prayer room to have someone come alongside and pray with you. Location: The Prayer Room Contact Sylvia Christopherson, 320.763.4425
the covenant cupboard
We are in need of more nonperishable food and personal care items to support those in need within the community. If you would like to give any of the following suggested items, please leave them in the designated baskets near the church door entrances. • soap • shampoo • store bought • lotions • conditioner canned meat • deodorant • male/female • etc... • feminine hygiene razors products • shaving cream Contact Director of Care Ministry, Helen Ann Wagner, 320.763.5659.
Ephesians 5:21-33 John LeVahn October 23rd, 2011 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. ~EphEsians 5:21 WhEn it comEs to submission: 1. ____________________________________
Submit yourselves, then, to God. ~JamEs 4:7
evenTs Sunday October 23
8:25 am TradiTional Service 9:45 am conTemporary Service 9:45 am purSuiT of HolineSS - room 114 9:45 am lord TeacH uS To pray - family life cenTer 11:05 am conTemporary Service Monday October 24
6:30 pm celeBraTe recovery - miniSTry cenTer 6:30 pm college & career - SHeila SmeSrud'S Home 6:30-8:00 pm c-group - Winkel'S Home Tuesday October 25
6:30 pm THe TruTH projecT - miniSTry cenTer 6:30 pm annoinTed, TranSformed, redeemed Women'S BiBle STudy - room 114 6:30 pm financial peace univerSiTy - room 130 26 Wednesday October
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 Thursday October 27
9:30 am annoinTed, TranSformed, redeemed Women'S BiBle STudy - room 130 Friday October 28
6:00 am men’S BiBle STudy - felloWSHip cenTer Saturday October 29
8:00 am migHTy men of prayer - fireSide room
Prayer requests • Louis Stephens (Val Revering’s father) • Sam (James & Trina Charles’ daughter) • Tony Pitschka • Butch DeVries • Duane Shelden • Arlys Hendrickson • Garland Albers (Libby Erickson’s father)
• Rod Femrite, (Gloria Lundblad’s brother) • Cindy Giroux • Ina Raske • Dick Protexter (Virgil Warkenthien’s brother-in-law) • Reed Markuson • Bruce (Faye Erlien’s friend)
• Nick Segaar • Craig McFarland (Jim Ballinger’s brother-in-law) • Darlene Steiger www.caringbridge. org/visit/ darlenesteiger • Kaylene Bassett • Lonnie Hoium • Pauline Segaar • Tyson Meissner
In case of future severe weather conditions, cancellations of programs or worship services will be announced on our website and the radio on KBHL (103.7), KXRA (92.3 FM, 1490 AM) and KIKV (100.7).
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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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 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 Cheri Timm - Administrative Secretary