How important is freedom to you? This week we celebrate the freedom to have a personal experience with God as we remember The Reformation. Pastor Charles will talk about the importance of the Reformation today. This weekend is Baptism Sunday. People who have never been baptized will be invited to come forward. In addition, those who have been baptized but wanted to affirm their baptism will be invited to come forward as well.
SCRIPTURES 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 John 8:34-38
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What does it mean to have freedom in Christ?
Is God's glory important? Why or why not?
Have you ever felt like there is a part of your life that may be too messy or ugly to be a part of God’s glory story?
What is one way you have witnessed the glory of God in your life?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
FALL FESTIVAL 2022 5PM - 7PM
You're invited to join us for our annual Fall Festival! This fun, family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate fall together! Our campus will be filled with activities for children of all ages to enjoy. You will also be able to enjoy music, games, and much, much more! Be sure to bring the whole family on October 29th! You won't want to miss this amazing event!
WORKSHOP: WHY DON"T MY CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN GO TO CHURCH (AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT)? NOVEMBER 2, 2022 at 10am
Pastor David Lose presents “Why don't my children and grandchildren go to church? (And what can I do about it),” a free event at All Saints Lutheran Church, on Wednesday, 11/2/2022, at 10am. Coffee and treats available prior to the event. “Why Don’t My Grandchildren Go to Church? (And What Can I Do About It?)” is the topic of the book Lose has been working on as he is delving into cultural change and patterns of church attendance and how many of our practices unintentionally contribute to these downward trends. There is no anticipated publication date at this time. We're trying to connect all Crossroads attenders at this event.
We are transitioning away from Breeze to another platform called Planning Center Online (PCO) beginning January 1, 2023. We were using Breeze to manage contact information, group information, volunteer, general communication and many behind-the-scenes processes. All of this is now done in PCO. The next step is for you to download the free Church Center app that integrates with Planning Center. This will enable you to manage your profile information, donations, events you've registered for, and groups you attend or lead. You can also view a church calendar and directory. Help is available throughout the week to get you set up. Contact Kelly Dunlap for support.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE APRIL 10-20, 2023
Join Pastor Charles along with ELCA Bishops Pedro Suarez (Florida-Bahamas Synod) and Yehiel Curry (Metropolitan Chicago Synod) on an 11-day journey to the Holy Land next spring. This joint pilgrimage includes 10 days of sightseeing and unforgettable experiences. Journey to the places where Jesus lived and ministered. Explore Jesus’ world in and around Jerusalem as well as his life in the city of Bethlehem to the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Lutheran School in Bethlehem and dialogue with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Jerusalem. Space is limited. Contact Pastor Charles for more information.
KIDSCITY NEW FORMAT
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 Newman to discuss your participation in Baptism Sunday.
PUMPKIN SPICE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13th
Enjoy pumpkin spice treats. Leave worship with a full heart. Your friends at Crossroads are pleased to kickoff a new season with a special Sunday event. The service will brim with inspiration; hospitality will flood our building with everything pumpkin spice!
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 of healing. Please email Church Office or call (480) 849-2465 for the link. To schedule an appointment for prayer click here.
ALL CHURCH GATHERING
Jesus nurtured His twelve disciples as they followed Him closely, learning how to imitate Him in all He said and did. In our C3 Community, we explore what God is saying to us as a church through teaching, sharing and vision casting. Then you explore your God-given potential by imitating and learning from others as you apply it to making and multiplying disciples in your own life. This is an open invitation to all. But let us know you're coming so we have enough food. RSVP HERE
Looking for a fun activity to do with the whole family? Join us for Family Movie Night on Saturday, November 12th. Enjoy pizza, popcorn and candy together with friends and family while watching Home Alone! Come in your PJ's if you'd like. Bring your favorite blanket and pillow for floor seating. Doors will open at 5:00PM for food and refreshments. The movie will start at 5:15PM. Suggested donation of $5 per family.
WELCOME BACK WINTER DISCIPLES & FRIENDS GATHERINGS Nov 14 10:00 AM
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.
A FAMILY ON MISSION
Jesus had an extended family on mission — disciples beyond the twelve that he considered sisters and brothers who regularly met together for meals, reflection, and mission. In the early church, they called this oikos, or what we might call household or house church today. At Crossroads our Missional Communities are the heartbeat where you too can regularly participate in this kind of tight-knit Kingdom community.To learn more, join or start a missional community contact Pastor Charles Newman
MAKE LIFE BETTER
The Crossroads Giving Tree is our unique way of supporting a family in need with our community partner the Florence Unified School District. Each year we assembly a team of "elves" who plan the event for the church. We invite you to join our planning meeting on Nov. 6 after the 9:15 worship service in the Sanctuary. For more information contact Michelle Scavo.
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.
2022 FUND FOR LEADERS GOLF CLASSIC
The 11th Annual Fund for Leaders Golf Charity Classic at the Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale is Monday, November 14, 2022, beginning at 7am. The Fund for Leaders supports students of tremendous promise attending ELCA seminaries studying to be pastors or leaders in the church. The fund seeks to make seminary more affordable and helps students graduate with less debt. Pastor Charles Newman was in the first class of the Fund for Leaders scholars. Registration is $150.00 per golfer and includes 18 holes, lunch, automatic entry in drawings for free round and $27.48 charitable gift to the ELCA Fund for Leaders in Mission. For registration or more information about the Fund for Leaders, contact Pastor Charles Newman.
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.
Nov. 27 Advent Series Begins:"The Meaning Behind the Magic"
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:
Nicole Crowder's sister as she has a high risk pregnancy
Aaron Mathis who has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Donya healing as she battles cancer
All members of the Armed Forces
Emily L for healing from health issues
Wisdom, discernment and peace as we enter our election season
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