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4005 Dakota Street Alexandria, MN 56308 320.763.5659

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.

This Morning’s Outline Prelude Jenna Blair on saxophone, Paige Gabrielson and Emily Martinson on viola

Welcome Opening Songs •“Love the Lord Your God“ (Congregation & Journey Worship Team) •“Holy is the Lord” •“He Knows My Name”

Prayer Greetings Our Life Together Prayer for Offering Offering Our Gifts Solo Song (10:30) “Heirlooms” by Paige Gabrielson

Testimonies by Confirmands Journey Message ”Where are you going?” by Bobbie Batesole

Rite of Confirmation Gifts to the Confirmands Blessing of Confirmands Closing Prayer

Next Step Membership

May 15th, 6:30 pm

Join us for a two hour membership event where Pastor John LeVahn will share the history, vision and mission of our church. Find out more about our Church and how you can become a member of our church family. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Location: Room 114

Surrendered to Christ The white rose in the front of the church represents the new life which Marissa Henrikson has found in Christ. Her parents Kevin and Janel had the joy of leading their daugther into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As their church family, let’s pray for her spiritual walk and Praise God for the seed He has planted and will continue to grow.

First Step (3 week class)

May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 9:00 am

If you are you interested in becoming a member of this church, or want to know the basic foundational truths of the Bible, please sign-up for First Step. Content also includes the vision and mission of our church. (This class is a requirement for membership) You can sign-up at the Welcome Center. Location: The Fireside Room. For more information contact Tom Schofield, 320.762.8883

30 Hour Famine May 13th, 12:00 pm May 14th, 6:00 pm (youth lock-in)

30 Hour famine isn’t just feeding kids for a day, its helping them overcome poverty for a lifetime. The 30 Hour Famine not only provides a way for the Alexandria youth to send fundraised money towards starving children, but it helps them empathize with the suffering, and grow their hearts closer to God’s Heart. For details contact Mack Wadi at 612.644.7173.

Confirmation Sunday The purpose of Confirmation is to provide an opportunity for our 7th and 8th grade students to explore the meaning of the Christian faith. Central to this experience is the mentoring relationship, as well as study of the Bible, the basic tenets of the Christian faith, and worship at Alexandria Covenant. Additionally, students are guided in answering the question, “If I profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, what difference will it make in my life?” Through thoughtful and caring leadership, we have created a safe place where students feel free to ask genuine questions in regards to what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. It is our desire that through this Biblical foundation of learning, students are led to make a committed decision to accept God’s ultimate authority, and follow Christ for a lifetime.

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National Day of Prayer

May 5th, 7:00 pm

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. It is our goal that you, your family and friends would participate, and that it impact your life, and that praying for our nation moves from a one-day event to a lifetime endeavor. Location: The Worship Center. For More information contact Reta Bentz at 320.763.5742.

Young at Heart (60+)

May 5th, 12:00-2:00 pm

Join us for a homemade lunch at the church. Musical entertainment is provided by the Rainbow Strings. Other activities include a sing along worship time and door prizes! Please bring $3.50 to help with the costs incurred for this event. (Mark your calendar for the next event scheduled for June 2nd.) Location: The Fellowship Center. For more information call Sherri Bear, 320.219.7164.

MOPS Fundraiser

May 7th, 7:30 am-Noon

Join us for a MOPS garage sale and baked goods fundraiser. Articles for sale include; adult clothing, children’s clothing, household items, games, books, toys, decorations, and much more! Location: The Barn (next to Holiday Inn, Alexandria). For more information call Steph Tvrdik, 320.763.3170

Acts of Service Fundraiser

June 7th

The June Haiti Team would like to do Acts of Service as a fundraiser on Saturday, June 7th. Ideas include yard work, house cleaning, boat cleaning, or spring cleaning. If you need help with these tasks or others like them, stop by the Welcome Center today and set-up a time. Three or four members of the team will be available for 1-2 hours depending on the project. The team is excited about the opportunity to help where needed in the community while at the same time raising support for the missions trip June where the team will be serving the Haitian people. For more information contact Jim Winkels at 320.219.8930 or by email at no later than Wednesday, June 4.

Alaska Mission Trip

August 2nd-13th

Are you good with construction work? Do you want to help others in need? We are looking for volunteers to help on a mission trip to Bush, Alaska. If you are interested, contact Roger Rosengren, 763.834.2672

AWANA Award Night

May 4th, 6:00 pm

Parents, Clubbers, and AWANA team; it's time to celebrate our AWANA year at our Annual Award Night and Potluck Dinner. Parents, if you have a child in: • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade bring a hotdish/entree • 5th & 6th grade bring salads/fruit or veggie trays • AWANA team is serving sweets and beverages, all utensils provided.

Guest Preacher

May 8th, 9:00 am & 10:30 pm

Please welcome Debra Weaver as she speaks to us on Mother's Day. Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minor in Bible from Biola University in 1979. Debra loves to teach God’s Word and encourage the spiritual life of women of all ages. For the past nine years Debra has served as a Corporate Chaplain, providing spiritual care for the employees of three strategic companies in Alexandria, MN.

LBBC Spring Clean

May 7th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Come help get Lake Beauty Bible Camp ready for the busy summer season. They need help as they open and clean up their cabins, rake leaves, cut/move firewood, and more! Something for the whole family! A complimentary lunch will be served at 12:30 pm in Lakeview Dining Hall. Great door prizes will be given away at lunch, as well as announcement of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Hammer awards for those coming with their church families.

• Gold Hammer award: CHurCH witH tHe Best workday turnout • silver Hammer award: CHurCH travelinG tHe FartHest distanCe • Bronze Hammer award: CHurCH witH Greatest % Present Please register by phone 320.732.3218, email or online at

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Prayer Requests • Sue (David Lundblad’s sister) • Harold (Butch) DeVries • Merritt Ploeger • Alan (Ken Olsen’s father) • Janie Anderson • Richard Bast (Nancy Scholl’s brother-in-law)

• Vi Snyder • Mary (Sandy Schoenack’s aunt) • Janet Swanson • Patti Knutson (friend of Kathy Koester) • Keith (Sue Winges’ brother-in-law) • Mark Fearing (Carole Anderson’s

• Tyson Meissner • Joe Bergstrom • Cindy Sieve (Renee Leighton’s friend) • Don Haseman • Tamara (Donn & Ann Hjelle’s Daughter)

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Aaron Gregory passed away. Please pray for his aunt, Lori Hornberger, and their family during this difficult time.

Please be aware that Benevolence and Communion Sunday will be observed Sunday, May 15th. However, gifts are always welcome at any time of the month. If you would like to give toward those in financial need within our church and our community please write Benevolence in the memo line of your check and place it in the offering plate.

John LeVahn-Senior Pastor Dawn Johnson-Director of Administry Andrew Peabody-Senior High Coordinator 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 Kristy Schmidt-Receptionist

Leadership Team

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 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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May 1, 2011  
May 1, 2011  

Sunday Morning Bulletin at Alexandria Covenant Church 4005 Dakota Street Alexandria, MN 56308