A NEW SERIES ON FORGIVENESS This new series explores the importance of forgiveness in our lives. God’s forgiveness is a merciful gift that influences and transforms how we deal with our own brokenness and that of others. God’s delicate balance of law and forgiveness teaches us how to confess, repent, forgive, and reconcile as we live out Jesus' expectation that we forgive. This week we will explore the depth severity of sin as well as the fullness of God’s forgiveness.
Scriptures This Week: 2 Samuel 12:1-13 Psalm 51 John 8:2-11
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
Have you ever tried to ignore your sin? Was it easy to ignore or not?
Do you have a hard time admitting you’re wrong? What does that reveal about you?
Are there things in your life that you consider “not a big deal,” because they don’t hurt anyone—but still go against God’s Word? How can you change your perception to see how those things are still costly to your relationship with God?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
HYMNS AND HOPS Looking for a great opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to explore faith in a fun and non-threatening environment? Invite them to our 4th Hymns and Hops Fest. Join us as we raise our glasses, voices and funds. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to FUSD teachers. Beer: $5 Water & Sodas: $1
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY SEPT. 17 I 9am-11am
This is a great time to come out in fellowship with others to 'shine up' the church and make it a more welcoming place for all. There are many jobs large and small, inside and out including helping organize snacks and drinks for the hungry crew. No experience necessary and all ages welcome. Let us know you're coming, email KellybySept. 16, 2022.
The annual community Trunk or Treat event is expected to be bigger than ever this year. It is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29 from 5-7 p.m. at Crossroads Church. Children are invited to come in costume and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere of traditional candy gathering. The event is still in need of volunteers to donate a “trunk” and distribute candy for the Trunk or Treat fun. Please contact Nicole Crowder or call the church office 480-849-2465 if you are able to donate a Trunk.
Our Prayer Ministry takes many forms and expressions. But in all expressions, we communicate with God through prayer. Whether you need prayer, or would like to join us in one of our prayer ministries, we would like to invite you to find your place with us, in prayer. If you would like to submit a prayer request, contact Pam Dienert. You can join also join us on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 2:00pm for online intercessory prayer or by appointment for prayer for healing. Please email Church Office or call (480) 849-2465 for the link. To schedule an appointment for prayer click here.
BAPTISM SUNDAY October 30, 2022
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father nd the Song and the Holy Spirit. -Matthew 28:19
We believe the sacrament of baptism is a beautiful life-changing event. In baptism, we trust that God is active in cleansing us from our sin, we are claimed as children of God and we receive the free gift of God’s grace. Whether as an infant or an adult, we trust that in baptism, we are joined to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus! Contact Pastor Charles to discuss your participation in Baptism Sunday.
Grandparents Day 2022 In honor of Grandparents' Day, KidsCity will host our annual Bake-off for the coveted Golden Spoon Award. Bakers are invited to enter their best cookies for this year's contest. Bring your best cookies on Sunday, September 11th by 9am to enter the contest. KidsCity kids will judge the best cookie and hand out the Golden Spoon Award for 2022 at the end of the worship celebration.
WELCOME BACK WINTER DISCIPLES & FRIENDS GATHERINGS OCT 24, Nov. 14, JAN. 23 Everyone is welcome! We especially invite all our friends who worship with us during the winter months. Come meet new friends, hear what's happening at Crossroads and the vision for 2023 from Pastor Charles. Attend one of these informative gatherings. All gatherings will be held at Crossroads at 10:00am.
Agape, a Crossroads ministry at ASU Poly is in full swing for the Fall semester. We want to offer three ways you can support this ministry: 1. Help Feed Students - Every Monday at 5:30pm students gather for a meal. They can always use cooks and cookie bakers. 2. Join Our Leadership Team as we seek to grow and expand this ministry. If you're interested on the leadership team contact Pastor Charles. 3. Volunteer to clean, garden or stock the food closet at the ministry house.
To learn more about Agape ministry and how you can make life better for students contact Rachel Evans.
MAKE LIFE BETTER
JOIN THE GENEROSITY MINISTRY TEAM
This ministry team focuses on creating a culture of generosity at Crossroads. The team organizes efforts for Crossroads disciples and friends to show their generosity to one another and to our neighbors. This team supports our yearly generosity campaign that highlights ways we seek to be generous with our resources. If you would like to join this team, please contact Pastoral Intern Tim.
LOVING OUR COMMUNITY IN THE NAME OF JESUS Crossroads participates with God in our neighborhoods through community partnerships. We recognize that community development is slow work, but we believe that through long-lasting partnerships, rather than one-off projects, we can best participate with how God is at work in this city. To learn more about our partnership with Florence Unified School District, Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Hope Women's Center, Arizona State University and our global partnership in Mexico and Senegal, contact Pastoral Intern Tim.
There are many opportunities to serve through Crossroads and beyond. We encourage everyone to serve in ministry. Consider the following opportunities:
The Station Coffee Company, is a fully functioning coffee shop located at 130 N. Main Street in historic downtown Florence. This outreach ministry of Crossroads is dedicated to building community one cup at a time and support community development locally and globally. If you haven't been to The Station Coffee Company, Pastor Charles would love to meet you for coffee and give you a tour. To schedule call Kelly Dunlap at the church office (480) 849-2465.
Oct. 29. Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat 5:00pm - 7:00pm (Crossroads Church)
Oct. 30. Reformation and Baptism Sunday (Wear Red)
There are many ways to offer and receive prayer at Crossroads. Send your prayer request to Crossroads Prays.Go to the Prayer Station during worship service and light a candle. Receive confidential prayer with a A Prayer Team member.
THIS WEEK'S PRAYER & PRAISE:
Joyfilled turn-out for our 4th Hymns and Hops
Mavis' daughter Kelly as she recovers from surgery
Sherilyn T. as she recovers from eye surgery
Joanne Hock at the passing of her husband Loren
Gary S. as he continues with his recovery and healing
Florence Unifed School District
New musicians to support worship
Training for our livestream team
Aaron Mathis who has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Arizona State University first year and returning students
All members of the Armed Forces
Ukraine and all people across the world affected by aggression & war
All those affected by gun violence
Church staff and board discernment for 2023 vision for ministry