November 21, 2010
4005 Dakota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-5659 / fax 320-763-3456
alexandriacovenant.org or firstname.lastname@example.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 Worship Choral Anthem (9:00 Service Only) “For All Good Things”
Prayer Our Life Together
(10:30 Service Only) Children ages 4 years-3rd grade are dismissed for Children’s Church downstairs in room 100.
Offering Our Gifts Message Stealing the King’s Treasure Part #6 Uzziah: The Peril of Pride, by Pastor John LeVahn
Closing Song and Prayer
Harvest Festival November 24th, 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Godâ€™s blessings with a service of praise! Fellowship will follow with pie and coffee. We ask each family to bring a pie to the kitchen. We will be taking a special offering that will be divided evenly among the following areas: Global Missions, Covenant World Relief, and the General Fund. For those who choose to fill up a Soup Can Money Bank, the supplies are available at the Welcome Center. Banks should be returned to the Welcome Center by November 24th.
Bell Ringers Needed November 22nd-December 24th
We need bell ringers for the Salvation Army Kettles, beginning November 22nd through December 24th at various locations in the Alexandria area, both inside and outside. This is the Salvation Armyâ€™s largest fund raiser during the year. Funds are dispersed to families to help in times of greatest need. The Salvation Army is aware that having people at their kettles encourages far more generosity from crowds than an unattended kettle, so your presence helps a lot! Shifts are two hours long. If interested in volunteering please call Kathy Burkholder 320-762-0161.
Annual Covenant Christmas Dinner December 5th, 5:30 pm
Please join us for an inspirational evening in the winter wonderland of Mount Carmel. The program features The Jefferson Carolers. Tickets are $16.00 and will be available near the Welcome Center November 21st & 28th. Location: 800 Mount Carmel Drive NE Alexandria, MN 56308
Free Food Drop December 3rd, 11:30 am
If you’re hungry and you live in Douglas County, you’re welcome to participate in the annual food drop handout at New Life Church. There are no personal income guidelines, just show up with your own food containers. The line starts to form in the parking lot around 9:30 am and food generally runs out around 1:00 pm. This event is sponsored by United Way. Location: 1910 Hwy 27 E, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The dresser ministry is in need of a new dresser. If you can fulfill this need please contact Darlene Steiger at 320-762-1132. The dresser ministry exists to serve mothers and young couples expecting a little one on the way. You can partner with the Dresser Ministry by donating a number of items, which are listed on the dresser located near the mailboxes in the Commons Area.
Children’s Ministry Volunteer Opportunities
We need volunteers to help out with the children’s ministry! • Children’s church video (once a month) • Sunday School teacher and helper for three year olds (January-May 9:00-10:00 am) • Sunday School teacher for 1st grade (9:00-10:00, position available immediately) • AWANA T&T Secretary Assistant • Extra nursery volunteers for holiday services (Nov. 28th, Dec. 12th, Dec. 24th, Dec. 26th, and Jan. 2nd) If you can invest some of your time into these little ones please contact Julie Barnes at the church office for more details, 320-763-5659.
December 3rd, 4:00 pm Planet Wisdom is a weekend trip for Jr. and Sr. High students at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. This year’s theme is “A God You Can Know”. You can sign-up in the church office with a non-refundable check. The cost is $68 for the first 10 registrations, $80 thereafter. (You will need money for three other meals).
“God With Us”
Christmas Program December 12th, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 4:00 pm
Join us for a Christmas worship service entitled “GOD WITH US”. See a child’s story come to life and hear real-life stories of Alexandria Covenant people for whom God has shown up in large and small ways. You will be challenged to remember how God is with you each and every day. A Christmas breakfast will be served in the gym from 8:00-11:00 am, donations for the breakfast will go to the Lake Beauty Bible Camp Scholarship Fund.
60+ Young at Heart Christmas Party December 2nd, 12:00 pm
Join us for a potluck lunch as we hear the Jefferson Carolers sing a few rounds of Christmas cheer. Prizes will be given away and we’ll join together to sing some Christmas carols ourselves! Last names: A-H bring a dozen sandwiches I-P bring a salad or relishes Q-Z bring sweet treats (The next Young at Heart event is March 3rd so mark your calendar) Location: The Fellowship Center
This Week’s E --------------Sunday-November-21------------9:00 am Blend of Hymns & Worship Choruses 9:00-10:00 am Christos Adult Bible Study in Room 114 9:00-10:00 am Youth and Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Service 6:30-8:00 pm In Step Group at Jim & Chanda Winkel’s Home 6:30-8:00 pm In Step Group at Gerry Hoelscher’s Home 6:30-8:30 pm Impact in the Family Life Center
--------------Monday-November-22-----------10:00-11:30 am In Step Group at Sheri Bear’s Home 6:30-8:30 pm Celebrate Recovery in Ministry Center 6:30-8:30 pm College & Career at Sheila Smesrud’s Home 6:30-8:00 pm C-Groups at the Winkel’s Home 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at John & Sandy LeVahn’s Home 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group in Room 120, led by Craig & Deb Bjerke
-------------Tuesday-November-23-----------7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group in Room 110, led by Noel & Ginger Rich 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group in the Prayer Room, led by Lonnie & Robin Apol 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at John & Marie Coffman’s Home
------------Wednesday-November-24--------9:00-10:00 am Koffee & Kare at Traveler’s Inn 12:00-1:00 pm FCA Luncheon at the Broadway Ballroom 7:00-8:30 pm Harvest Festival of Praise in Worship Center
-------------Thursday-November-25----------Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving Day 6:00-8:00 pm Women’s Step Study Group in Room 111 7:00-8:30 pm In Step Group at Allen & Sue Edward’s Home
----------------Friday--November-26------------Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving
--------------Saturday-November-27----------8:00-9:00 am Mighty Men of Prayer in room 116
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Stealing the King’s Treasure Part #6 Uzziah: The Peril of Pride John LeVahn - November 21, 2010
“Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.” 2 Chron. 26:5
There is a downside to fame and power: PRIDE
“But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.” 2 Chron. 26:16
How do we know when pride is becoming a problem?
1. Pride ___________________________________________
2. Pride ___________________________________________
How do we prevent pride from becoming a problem?
Christmas Caper December 17th, 7:00 pm
Junior Highers, get ready to solve a Christmas mystery together. The details of the mystery will be reserved for the actual event, but you will drive around to different places in Alexandria to witness a couple different crime scenes. You and your team need to figure out what happened, who did it, and why it happened. Prizes for the winning team! (High Schoolers, we need you guys to volunteer to be actors in the crime scenes.) If interested contact Ruth Gess from Catalyst Covenant Church at email@example.com or 320-763-3550.
Next Step Membership December 3rd, 6:30 pm
If you’ve been attending our church long enough to call it your home but you’re not a member, we encourage you to join us at Pastor John LeVahn’s home. This is a two hour membership event where John will share the vision and mission of our church, over some coffee and dessert. In this relaxed home setting you can find out more about the Church’s history, and how you can become a member at Alexandria Covenant. Please sign up at the Covenant Church Welcome Center because seating is limited.
FCA Luncheon November 24th, 12:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to join us for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Luncheon in the Broadway Ballroom. A free will offering will be taken. For more information please contact Ed Christopherson at 320-763-4425.
• David (Bob & Reta Bentz’s neighbor) • Judy McCarty (friend of Judy & Butch Devries) • Larry (Pat Lindsey’s Brother) • Tamara (Donn & Ann Hjelle’s Daughter) • Kristen Wiener • Kathy VanderTuin • Dave Pederson
• Pauline Segarr • Ann Hjelle • Tiffany, (Patti Eckhoff’s friend Michelle’s daughter) • Conor Allen, (Scott & Amy Allen’s son) • Jodell Johnson • Mark Blair • Don Haseman • Marion Casper, (Linda Filler’s mother)
Please pray for Missionaries Tyler and Anna Rose Johnson, who will be leaving soon to spread the good news of Christ on a trip to India.
Sandy Sullivan passed away on November 13th, Please pray for her husband Pat and their family. Ron Aken passed away on November 11th, please pray for his wife Bonnie and their family. DeLois Martinson passed away on November 17th, please pray for her husband Marvin and their family.
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-Job Share Receptionist Jan Dzubay-Job Share 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 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.
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