Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crossroads August Update

The following went out as an email this evening.  If you'd like to receive future emails let us know!


Crossroads Friends -
There are so many excellent promises in God's Word.  Oh how excellent it is to know we can TRUST GOD at all times!
Last Sunday morning we took a poll of sorts at church, asking our people about some "REAL LIFE FAITH QUESTIONS" - and based on the poll we'll be covering the following topics in weeks to come:
Sundays through Sep 2 - 8:00 Bible Study, 9:15 Worship
Aug 12 - How do I TRUST in times of trouble.
Aug 19 - Why is MARRIAGE such a big deal
Aug 26 - Is it okay for me to JUDGE other people?
Sep 2 - What is a Christian's role in politics and government?
We'll be looking to God's Word together for these as well as every other faith question we have!  Other topics were suggested and we'll be covering them either on Sunday mornings, in classes, or on this blog.
At 7:00 p.m. THIS SUNDAY (August 12) we'll join the other churches in Cokato at a Community Worship Service to be held in Peterson Park, at the same location that the Corn Carnival will begin the next day.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and a sunhat and/or sunglasses.  If tradition holds true there will be pie afterward courtesy of the Elim Mission Church -- in case of bad weather the community service will be moved to Elim.
On Monday August 13th the Corn Carnival Parade will be held in Cokato with Crossroads as one of the entries! Can you join us from 6:00 – 7:30 that evening? We’ll walk in the parade handing out freezies for children and, for adults, Crossroads pens and brochures about a Community Prayer Conference we’ll be hosting this fall. Youth, can you help also? More info available from Lynne Lahr 320-286-5773 LLahr@kensingtonbanks.com and Ann Benson 320-420-6315 benhouse@embarqmail.com (We are entry "50 something" in the parade... come look for us along 7th Street South and join in the fun!)  After the parade enjoy music by Jonathan Rundman - this Christian concert is sponsored by the Cokato pastors.
Lots more coming up very soon including - details on our church announcement page http://www.crossroadscokato.com/announcements.html.
  • Youth Event (Grade 6 through Young Adult) Thursday, August 16, 3:30 - 8:30 at Pleasant Lake, Annandale - beach and supper!
  • Franklin Avenue Mission  - Horizon church has asked if we could partner with them at the Franklin Avenue Mission on Saturday, August 18th.  We will be leaving from church at 11:30 am.  If you would like to volunteer food, clothes, money or yourself, please contact Ron 612-269-7795, Randy 612-819-0802, Frank 612-791-0294, Norma Jean 612-791-0191 or Becky 320-296-0762.. Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated.  More about the mission at http://www.crossroadscokato.com/franklin-avenue.htm.
  • Fall Schedule begins September 9 with Sunday School and Bible study at 9:00 and worship at 10:15.  On Sunday August 26 after worship we'll get organized, decide on spaces, talk about what we'll be learning and teaching.  Contact Amy Thostenson - 320-275-3644 pathostenson@gmail.com.  Themes for fall include, beginning Sep 16 "RESET" ... YOUR IDENTITY, YOUR PURPOSE, YOUR PLACE ... and, beginning Oct. 21 "WORDS WITH FRIENDS" - Words of CHALLENGE, CONFESSION & RECONCILIATION, ENCOURAGEMENT, HONESTY AND "YOUR STORY."
  • In response to last Sunday's message a group is planning help us distribute school supplies in our community, going to some apartments and homes with supplies and the question "Can we pray for you for 10 seconds?"  Check out more on our website and contact Kristine at our church office if you can help with this project!  Let's bless others as we have been blessed!  You can listen to last Sunday's message at http://www.crossroadscokato.com/worship.html.
  • COMMUNITY PRAYER CONFERENCE - PRAYER PLUGGED IN - Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Download brochure - https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/1st5r2oigWe9sP. Our church was founded in PRAYER and faithfulness to God's Word.  We have a great treasure from God to share.  "Prayer Plugged In" will lead each of us, as individuals and as a community, to be the "House of Prayer" God has designed us to be.  "Prayer Plugged In" is about connecting believers to the unending power and truth of God. Your $25 (individual) or $40 (married couple) registration provides conference materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Becoming A Custom Built House Of Prayer 2) The Heart Of Biblical Worship In A House Of Prayer 3) The Indispensable Intercessor 4) Praying With And For Others As Part Of A Ministry In Your Church. For more information call: (320) 286-2100 or (320) 296-0762 or speak with Becky Sorenson, Diann Mauk, Norma Jean Cruz or Steve Thorson.  Our leader for this conference is Pastor Karl Kruse, the Upper Midwest Regional Director of Prayer Watch International.  If you need financial help to attend, or if you would like to invest financially in this opportunity for others, please speak privately with Pastor Thorson.
Much more about our church and upcoming events can be found on our website, www.crossroadscokato.comPlease forward this email to others who may be blessed by what we have to share!
God's peace to you all!  Continue to pray that God will use our church to set people free to follow Jesus - in all of life.

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