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Thursday, December 1, 2022

This Week At Crossroads I 12.01.22

THE MEANING BEHIND THE MAGIC
Throughout Scripture there are signs that point to Jesus as the Christ. In preparation for Christmas, this Advent series will explore the meaning behind such signs that announce the birth of the Christ: the star of Bethlehem, the manger and swaddling clothes, the magi, and the virgin birth.

SCRIPTURES 
Matthew 2:1-12

HUDDLE/STUDY QUESTIONS
  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. What do gifts communicate about us? What is a special gift you’ve received that is still significant to you?
  3. How would you describe your journey to meeting Jesus, the new born king?  
  4. What do you do when you are unclear about the journey ahead?
  5. How will you worship and rejoice this Christmas?  
  
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Crossroads Giving Tree Program provides a happy Christmas to a family in need with our ministry partner, Florence Unified School District.  Our Giving Tree Team has identified a family in need.  There are 5 children in the family with one going through cancer treatment.  Please select a gift tag on the Giving Tree near the Hospitality Table.  Please bring your unwrapped gift to the church by December 18th.  Our Giving Tree Team will collect all the gifts and wrap the gifts for the family.  Please do not wrap the gifts ahead of time.  For additional information contact Michelle Scavo.    
MEET GOD

CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Families and friends gather together, parties are thrown, gifts are exchanged, and decorations are displayed. We want to celebrate this Christmas season with you at Crossroads.

MEET FRIENDS
CAROLING @ ENCANTERRA
Join us on Sunday, December 4th at the Encanterra Clubhouse.  Crossroads is invited to lead Christmas caroling.  In addition people can spend time with Santa and the Tree Lighting event.  For more information, contact Pastor Tim.  
FORM HUDDLE
Dec 4th 6:30PM
FORM Young Adult Ministry meets this Sunday for  leadership huddle.  All Young Adults 18-30something are invited to participate.  We'll meet at the Ministry House at ASU Polytechnic Campus (7165 E. Thistle Ave).  Cider and Hot Chocolate will be provided. For more information contact Pastor Charles or  Rachel Evans. FORM is on our Church Center App.  Join and stay in the loop! 

CHURCH CENTER APP IS LIVE

Crossroads on Church Center is now live.  Download the Church Center app on your mobile device and locate Crossroads Church in San Tan Valley.  You can also access Church Center on your computer.    Church Center is where you can explore, engage, and get involved with Crossroads throughout the week.  You can manage your profile information, donations, register for events and groups. You can also view the church calendar and directory.  Contact Kelly for login support or to schedule a tutorial for Crossroads Church Center.  

MAKE LIFE BETTER

END OF YEAR GIVING 2022 CAMPAIGN   

Crossroads Christmas Giving Campaign this year is in response to three on-going project needs we're excited for in the new year:
  1. Next Generation (Birth thru College) - summer day camp, mission trip and curriculum for Confirmation     
  2. Outreach and Marketing - A-frame signs, mailers and brochures to highlight ministries and events to our neighbors. 
  3. Facilities - Additional bathroom and kitchen prep area to hosts groups, whiteboard for conference/meeting room. 
Every cent given will go directly to these three areas.  This is an invitation to give above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings. Would you prayerfully consider giving sacrificially this holiday season? The fund will remain open through December 31. Be sure to select “Christmas Giving 2022.”
 
GIVE HERE
CROSSROADS AT A GLANCE
Dec. 2             Florence Holiday Parade @ 6:00pm (The Station Coffee Company)

Dec. 4             Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church)
                        Staff Meeting @ 10:30am (Crossroads Church) 
                        Christmas Caroling @ 12:00PM (Encanterra County Club)
                        H & H Rehearsal @ 12:30pm (Crossroads Church) 
                        FORM @ 6:30pm (Ministry House 7165 E. Thistle Ave.)

Dec. 6             ASU Agape College Ministry @ 3:00pm (ASU Poly Student Union)

Dec. 7              Prayer Team @ 2:00pm (online)
                        C3 Gathering & Christmas Bash @ 6:30pm (Crossroads Church)

Dec. 11            Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church)
                        Christmas Hymns and Hops @ 3:00pm (Crossroads Church)

Dec. 12            Station Coffee Co. Staff Christmas Party @ 5:00pm (The Station)

Dec. 18            Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church)

Dec. 21            Prayer Team @ 2:00pm (online)

Dec. 24            Candlelight Service @ 7:00pm 

Dec. 25            Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Online only)

Jan. 1               Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church)
PRAYER WALL

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:
  • Bruce L. recovery from open heart surgery
  • Don L. recovery from illness 
  • Marin family recovery from illness
  • Sherilyn T.  recovers from COVID and hand surgery   
  • Central Arizona Lutheran Church as they discern their future
  • Intern Tim P praise for endorsement for ordination 
  • Donya healing as she battles cancer 
  • All members of the Armed Forces
  • Crossroads' Giving Tree Family
  • College students as they enter final exams and end of semester 
  • Ukraine and all people across the world affected by aggression & war 
  • All those affected by gun violence
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