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May 22, 2011


Covenant Church

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. During our 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.)

Welcome Hymn (9:00 am) #498 “I Sing with Joy and Gladness”

Choral Anthem (9:00 am) “With a Voice of Singing” Opening Prayer Songs of Praise Christian Education Appreciation • From Andrew Peabody - Senior High Coordinator • (Children ages 4-3rd grade are invited to go to room 100 downstairs to watch a Children’s Church video)

Offering Our Gifts “Blessing” by Gretta & Leesa Lee

Message Discovering the Risen Life by Tracy Weaver Closing Song “In Christ Alone” Closing Prayer

Missionary Update Meeting

Today, 9:45 am

Join us in between services as we hear from missionaries Tyler and Anna Rose Johnson, whose ministry we have supported for the past two years in New Zealand. They will be giving us an update regarding their work abroad, and the opportunity to support them financially. Please pray for this couple as they spread the gospel and begin a new mission field in Montana. Location: Family Life Center.

Newborns Congratulations to Curt & Angie Blair on the birth of their new baby boy, William Paul Blair, who was born Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Congratulations to Jeff & Rita Scholten on the birth of their new baby boy, William Dutch Scholten, who was born Wednesday, May 11th, 2011.

Encourage Our New Pastor Our newly elected associate pastor, Trinity Opp, will be moving his family and belongings to Alexandria during the last week of May. It would mean a lot if we could support them in their transition by volunteering to help with the move. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center as soon as we have more specific details. Trinity's church email is please feel free to write him and his family a note of encouragement as we look forward to their new role and membership within our church family.

6th Grade Party!

May 22nd, 6:00-8:00 pm

6th graders and parents meet at the church as we celebrate a great year. Activities include Minute to Win it, Kickball and dodgeball. Parents please bring a dish to share with the group. Location: The Family Life Center For details, call Andrew Peabody, 320.491.1249.

College & Career Mondays, 6:30 pm

Young adults meet at Sheila Smesrud’s Home for a worldview video Bible study titled The Truth Project. Just bring a Bible and an open mind. Discussion is led by Sheila Smesrud and Matthew Sandahl. Located at 720 22nd Avenue East Apt #327 Alexandria. Details, contact Matthew, 763.412.0564.

Bulletin Submissions

If you would like an event to appear in the bulletin for the week of June 5th, please submit those details to Dawn Johnson, Director of Administry, before noon on Wednesday, May 25th. Dawn can be reached at the church office at 320.763.5659.

Guest Preacher

May 29th - 9:00 am & 10:30 am Please welcome Tracy Weaver as he speaks to us May 29th concerning “Does God Still Raise the Dead?”. Tracy was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Biola University in 1979 and earned his Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1984. Tracy is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America and has over twenty-eight years of international pastoral ministry experience. Tracy now serves as Executive Director of Risen Life Ministries. His passion and calling is to declare God’s truth, awakening leaders, churches and communities to the empowering truths of the Risen Life.

Write Your Life Story

May 24th, 1:00 pm

Hear from author and writer Joanne Williams-Kottke as she gives practical advice on how to effectively write and record your life story, everyone welcome! If you attended the writer’s workshop last November, then you’ll be interested in this follow-up meeting. Whether you have written anything or not, come and learn from those who have begun. Location: The Ministry Center. For more information contact Joanne Williams-Kottke at 320.223.3853

Young at Heart (ages 55+)

June 2nd, 12:00 pm

Please join us for “Show and Share Day”. Bring a craft or perhaps something which you have made or collected over the years. Do you have a song or story you want to share? Be creative and come with something to share with the group! Please bring $3.50 for a delicious home made noon meal. Location: The Fellowship Center. If attending please call Reta Bentz in advance so she can make preperations, 320.763.5742.

Bulletin Folders Needed

Every Friday, 9:00 am

If you’re reading this right now, then it’s the result of volunteers such as our bulletin folders. Perhaps you haven’t thought about it before but behind the scenes we have a team of folders who weekly give up their time to ensure we have a bulletin to read. We are a little short-handed on bulletin folder volunteers for the month of June, so if you would be interested in helping, please contact the Church office. Coffee and snacks are provided. Location: The Commons Area. Church Office: 320.763.5659

~ Matthew 5:14 ~

We value and want to thank all members of our Education Team who brought the Word of God and love of Jesus to our children and youth this year. Please extend a word of appreciation to those who invested their time and gifts into these kids. We are honoring the Christian Education Team today with a KBHL (103.9 FM) radio sponsorship. Children’s Ministry Angela Allex Josh Bahls Julie Barnes Randy Barnes Melissa Bartone Toni Bartone Robert Bentz Wes Bjurlin Shawn Bouldin Brenda Brittin Kathy Burkholder Angie Chamberlin John Coffman Colt Cozart Dave Egge Val Egge Brian Fleming Cindy Fleming

Awana Leaders Steve Janowiec Darrell Johnson Dawn Johnson Aleisha Klimek Jason Klimek Amy Korynta Georgia Lambert Mike Larson Connie Lawrie James Lawrie Diane Lehn Sydney Leon John LeVahn Sandy LeVahn Darcy Mayeda Roy Mayeda Mackenzie Meier Shawn Meier

Larry Novotny Blaine Pederson Karla Pederson Mark Petersen Kim Peterson Eric Rice Caryn Rosengren Meredith Runge Shannon Schmitz Colleen Schneider Doug Schneider Matt Schwope Caryn Setterlund Marcia Siira Michelle Simonson Daisy Sorenson Jeni Sorenson Harold Stork

Angi Gunderson Rollin Gust Yvonne Hagstrom Mary Hart Blair Hastings Candy Hastings Carolin Holbrook Michalena Holder Lynne Janowiec

(Awana Leaders Continued) Linda Miller Pam Molden Tara Muellner Cassie Myrin Rob Myrin Janet Nelson Kacie Nelson Becky Ness Tim Ness

Heidi Swanson Sven Swanson Dale Trudell Deb Trudell Brenda Vinje Todd Vinje Angie Yanda Les Yanda

Wednesday Evening Nursery Team Lori Hornberger Karen Manthei Bibles By The Bedside Leader Karyn Clare Rhonda Berger Melanie Greseth Kelly Hilbrands Deb Long

Eliza Anderson Nancy Anderson Julie Barnes Rhonda Berger Jenna Blair Libby Erickson LeAnn Fogelson Megan Fogelson

Children’s Church Nathan Magaard Terryl Magaard Roy Mayeda

Shannon Schmitz Rita Scholten Sally Smith

Jungle Leaders Joanne Gess Mary Glanzer Kari Henderson Leslie Hoelscher Linnea Ingebrigtsen Karen Landwehr Britta Lundblad Carla Lundblad

Cindy Roos Katie Schablin Stacia Schwope Caley Sievert Sharon Sievert Sheldon Sievert Marcia Siira Jessica Swedberg

Sarah Abel Kelly Anderson Robin Apol Julie Barnes Jared Barten Angela Bassett Carol Bokinskie Pete Bright Brenda Brittin John Coffman Marie Coffman Andrea Dammann Micala Danielson Kathy Duwenhoegger Sara Englund Donna Evink

Promisland Leaders Gerry Hoelscher Lori Hornberger Jill Jacobson Joe Jacobson Beth Johnson Darwin Johnson Bekki Jorgenson Nathan Knick Gretta Lee Leesa Lee Diane Lehn Mark Lehn Sydney Leon Janet Nelson Sonya Nichols Deanne Novotny

Molly Nyberg Colleen Nyberg Peter Olson Rebecca Patience Kristina Peabody Eric Rice Leah Schreck Wayne Schreck Katie Sievert Heather Timm Kevin Vonderharr Val Vonderharr Dawn Winter Angie Yanda Les Yanda

Youth Leaders

The Journey/Confirmation Leaders Dean Anderson Jean Hauptli Bobbie Batesole Bjorn Hurlen Deanne Novotny Jim Bear Nancy Langner Meri Ripley Lisa Bear Allison Lindgren Sheldon Sievert Chris Canavati Joan Maus Michael Maus Gary Anderson Al Carlson Jody Carlson Geoff Attleson Wade Cole Robin Johnson Kara Maus Chad Molden

C-Group - Carlson Leaders Sandra Greggerson Travis Long Doug Holm Gloria Peterson C-Group - Giroux Leaders Katie Guttormson Tina Eberly Andrew Peabody Kristina Peabody Matthew Sandahl

Dean Olson Cindy Giroux Jeff Giroux Joe Giroux

Amber Bugher Allison Lindgren Tony Bredy Cindy Giroux Jeff Giroux Deb Long Bobbie Batesole Claire Donovan Julia Lambert

C-Group - Winkles Leaders Laurie Olson Chanda Winkels Roger Rosengren Jim Winkels Impact Leaders Joe Giroux Robin Johnson Sr. High CafĂŠ Leaders Tim Long

Dean Olson

Andrew Peabody

Jr. High - Youth Byte Leaders Dawn Wendorff Gretta Lee Leesa Lee Cassia Winkels Peter Olson

6th Grade Sunday School Leaders Doug Holm Todd Vinje Bobbie Batesole Al Carlson Jody Carlson

Youth Executive Team Doug Holm Joan Maus

Dean Olson Roger Rosengren

This Week’s Events SU N may


apprECiation sunday*** ***Christian EduCation s & Worship Choruses 0:00 am Blend of Hymn

9:00-1 hool and Children’s Sunday Sc 9:00-10:00 am Youth p in room 116 9:00-10:00 am First Ste n Missionary Update 9:45-10:45 am Johnso r in the Family Life Cente 4 in ssion Training room 11 11:45-3:00 pm Haiti Mi mporary Service 10:30-11:30 am Conte e Center de Party in the Family Lif 6:00-8:30 pm 6th Gra in the Ministry Center 6:30-8:30 pm Impact

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6:30-8:30 pm Celebrate Recovery mee ting in the Ministry Center 6:30-8:30 pm College & Career at Sheila Smesrud's home

nistry Center

Group in the Mi 1:00-2:30 pm Writer's

TU E may

24 WED may

25 6I 2FR 27 TH R may

9:00-10:00 am Koffee & Kare at Trav eler’s Inn 6:30-8:00 pm C-Group at the Carl son’s home (Sr. High)

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



SAT may


Men of Prayer in 8:00-9:00 am Mighty

the Fireside room

Family Photos

It has been four years since our last pictorial directory and we are making a new one to build a stronger sense of community among all our church attendees. Feel free to bring your pets, musical instruments or other props. There is no cost to you or the Church, in fact you will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a directory just for participating. Everyone will have the chance to purchase additional studio quality portraits, print out a $10 coupon when you register online. So sign-up at the LifeTouch kiosk in the commons area today, our directory won't be complete without you!

sign up online at

To volunteer your time by greeting families, please sign-up at the welcome center or call Orvis Jibben,


Prayer requests • William Blair • Mark Fearing (Carole Anderson’s brother) • Tiffany (Patty Eckhoff’s friend) • Mary (Sandy Schoenacks’ Aunt) • Vicky Lynn Olsen

• Daniel Englund (Bert & Sherilynn Englund’s son) • Betty Phillips (Kathy Burkholder’s mother) • Rita Cicharz (Patti Eckhoff’s mother)

• Janie Anderson • Sonja Stramer (friend of Gene & Lorri Gilligan) • Tyson Meissner • Tamara (Donn & Ann Hjelle’s daughter)

Florence Wrolson passed away May 13th. Please pray for her son, Ron Wrolson, and the family during this difficult time. Randy Summer’s mother passed away April 30th. Please pray for Randy and Cindy and their family during this time of grief. Ray Frazee’s mother, Lorraine, passed away April 26th. Please pray for Ray and Judy and their family as they continue to work through this moment of loss.

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 22, 2011  

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

May 22, 2011  

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