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Prayers of the Old Testament

taught by Phillip Griepp and Fred & Sarah Townsend Sundays, 9:00 am

Learn from those who prayed in the good times of life and those who prayed in the midst of the reverses in life, and from those who praised God after He answered their prayers.

Location: Gym/FLC

Genesis taught by Sheldon Sievert Sundays, 10:30 am

The book of Genesis holds many wonders. Some feel Genesis is simply a story of creation, but after digging deeper it is evident that God has so much more in store for us to learn. From the beginning, God unfolds His plan of salvation and the coming of our promised Redeemer. God has given us this scripture to tell our family history and the remarkable family tree that we have been adopted into. Join us for a surprising journey through Genesis as we see God's marvelous plan unveiled in his Word!

Location: Room 116

II Peter taught by Steve Lovrien Sundays, 10:30 am

Since the time of the writing and sending his first letter, Peter had become increasingly concerned about false teachers who were infiltrating the churches in Asia Minor. Though these false teachers had already caused trouble, Peter expected that their heretical doctrines and immoral life-styles would result in more damage in the future. Thus Peter, in an almost last will and testament (1:13-15), wrote to warn the beloved believers in Christ about the doctrinal dangers they were facing.

Location: Room 120

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Divine Encounters in the Old Testament taught by Pastor Trinity Opp Sundays, 10:30 am

The Old Testament is a record of people who unmistakably encountered God. These encounters changed lives, shaped history, and brought about redemption for the entire human race. This study gives you the opportunity to encounter God and see how God divinely revealed Himself throughout His Word. You will discover the struggles of key characters within the creation story, examine the examples of patriarchs, wrestle with the leadership of judges, study the lives of kings and prophets and delve into the impact of other selected men and women who followed God whole-heartedly.

Crazy Love led by John LeVahn Mondays, 7:00 pm

Location: LeVahn's home

Crazy Love led by Aaron Lehman and Heather Sandahl Mondays, 7:00 pm

(College & Career Group, 18-30 years old)

Location: Sheila Smesrud's home: 209 Bethesda Street, Alexandria

Crazy Love led by Scott Stumpf Mondays, 7:00 pm

Location: Gym/FLC

Location: Alexandria Technical & Community College

Crazy Love taught by Tom Schofield

Crazy Love led by Mike & Lynette Kluver

Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts — it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.

Location: Kluver's Home, 1135 E Lake Brophy Rd NW Alexandria

Sundays, 10:30 am

Location: Room 114

sMAll Groups

Crazy Love led by Tom & Kristi Schabel Sundays, 6:30 pm

Location: 1393 W. Latoka Dr. SW Alexandria

Crazy Love led by Roger & Caryn Rosengren Sundays, 6:30 pm

Location: Rosengren's home: 2338 Centennial Lane NW, Garfield

Crazy Love led by Chad Silbernick Sundays, 6:30 pm

Location: Silbernick's home: 505 1st Ave. W, Osakis

Mondays, 7:00 pm

Crazy Love led by Mary Franson Mondays, 7:00 pm

Location: Franson home: 2740 Le Homme Dieu Hts NE, Alexandria

Crazy Love led by John & Marie Coffman Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Location: The Coffman's Home: 10050 Rachel Shores SW, Farwell

Crazy Love led by Bob & Reta Bentz Wednesdays, 10:00 am Location: Room 116

Crazy Love led by Tim & Karen Hurlbut Wednesdays, 7:00 pm

Location: Hurlbut home

Crazy Love led by Dawn Winter Thursdays, 7:00 pm

Location: Room 120 (Childcare Provided)

Crazy Love led by Sarah Krantz

Crazy Love led by Darwin & Lynn Johnson

Location: Room 120

Location: Room 111

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Thursdays, 6:30 pm


Crazy Love led by Frank & Carolyn Bisel Every Other Thursday, 6:30 pm

Location: Erickson's home: 1022 Cedar St., Alexandria

Crazy Love led by Al & Sue Edwards Thursdays, 7:00 pm

Location: Edward's home

MOPS

1st Tuesday Morning/month, 9:30 am -or3rd Tuesday Evening/month 6:30 pm

MOPS is for every mom! Meetings include time for fellowship, guest speakers, creative activities, small group discussion and spiritual encouragement. Enjoy meeting with other "real" moms while your children are cared for in the MOPPETS program. Pre-registration is highly recommended to help plan ahead for childcare, crafts, food, etc. Register at www.lakesareamops.org

Location: Ministry Center Contact Steph Tvrdik, 320.815.7942

Koffee & Kare

Wednesdays, 9:00 am

Koffee & Kare is a unique and casual gathering of women who meet weekly at the Traveler's Inn to share joys and concerns as well as prayer for each other. All women are welcome as we fellowship together.

other opportunities Celebrate Recovery Mondays, 6:30 pm

Welcome to an amazing spiritual adventure! The purpose of this group is to fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed”. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly; a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through this program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power -Jesus Christ.

Location: Ministry Center Contact Catalyst Covenant Church, 320.759.1800

Sew to Share

1st & 3rd Tuesday/month, 9:00 am

This group enjoys creating quilts for families suffering from illness or long-term injury, local children’s and women’s shelters, and newborns in need at Douglas County Hospital. Come join this group if you have an interest in sewing, and they’ll find a way to use your talents to bless others.

Location: Traveler’s Inn Contact Betty Bjurlin, 320.762.1651.

Young at Heart (60+)

1st Thursday/month, 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch with entertainment provided by varying local/national performance groups. $3 suggested donation. Mark your calendar for future events, every first Thursday of the month.

Location: Fellowship Center Contact Lorna Erickson 320.304.1527

Men's Bible Study Fridays, 6:00 am

Are you prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have? During this new study, you’ll learn more about Christian Apologetics... Explaining Christianity in helpful ways to others.

Location: Fellowship Center Contact Al Carlson, 320.815.0187

Mighty Men of Prayer Saturdays, 8:00 am

Come join this movement of the Holy Spirit, who is calling men to pray locally and intentionally with and for other men.

Location: Room 116 Contact Gerry Hoelscher, 320.763.6766

Location: Room 114 Contact Anita Ferguson, 320.808.6269

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Children's=Ministry JUNGLE (3 years-Kindergarten)

(Jesus Understands ‘N’ Gives Love Everyday) Sundays, 10:30 am

Where kids come to learn about God’s love and promises. We have carefully developed the curriculum and environment for ages 3 years-kindergarten. Your child will actively experience the love of Jesus through stories, crafts, songs and small group experiences. Expect a lot of fun and learning. Safety is a top priority in the JUNGLE.

Location: Preschool Zone Contact Julie Barnes, 320.763.5659

Promiseland (1 -5 st

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Sundays, 10:30 am

Grade)

Promiseland is an exciting, biblically based learning environment. We bring the Bible truths to life through fun skits, story telling, and small group discussion and activities. It is our desire that kids get to know Jesus personally and grow in their relationship with Him. Promiseland is sure to be the best hour of your child's week. Come early for worship music at 10:20 am.

Location: Ministry Center Contact Julie Barnes, 320.763.5659

Awana (age 3 1/2 - 6

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Wednesdays, 6:25 pm

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Join us for a mid-week program for kids to gather for an awesome evening of games, Gospel centered Bible lessons, Bible memorization and fun. Kids in Awana learn that the Bible is true, and they can firmly trust what it says.

Location: Fellowship Center Contact Julie Barnes, 320.763.5659

Youth=Ministry The Switch (6

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Sundays, 10:30 am

Grade)

Making The Switch from grade school to Jr. High can be a difficult time. This Sunday School class is designed to actively engage and teach 6th grade students truths from God's Word and help them navigate their changing world. Enter at your own risk...the world of a 6th grade student is full of energy and excitement.

Location: Room 131 Contact Pastor Brian Farka, 320.808.4357

Journey/Confirmation (7 -8 th

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Sundays, 10:30 am

Grade)

The Old Testament is full of amazing stories about remarkable people. From the very beginning God has been at work in peoples lives, whether kings, prophets, judges or ordinary individuals. By looking at how God worked in their lives, we see God's character, His love and provision, His judgement and discipline, and His redemptive plan for humanity. This Old Testament overview is the second year of study for our Journey/Confirmation Students. Our first year is an overview of the New Testament.

Location: Room 130A/B/C Contact Pastor Brian Farka, 320.808.4357

Jr. High Youth Group (7 -8 th

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Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

Grade)

Join us for large group teaching, small group interaction and lots of fun. We will be studying the "ABC's of Faith". Each week we will take a new letter of the alphabet and learn from God's Word how to grow as a believer in Jesus.

Location: 130A/B/C Contact Pastor Brian Farka, 320.808.4357

Sr. High Youth Group (9 -12 th

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

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Grade)

Bring your friends for a great time of teaching, small groups, a meal and fun. Our Youth Group will be meeting at the Langner home and led by Jim & Lisa Bear, and Carl & Nancy Langner. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet other leaders and Sr. High students from our area.

Location: Ministry Center Call Pastor Brian Farka, 320.808.4357; Jim Bear, 320.460.0902 or Carl Langner, 320.491.7821


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