In this series we're unpacking what it means to be the selfless covenanted people of God. This week we're focusing on our sense of being a community. The church has an anchor to hold onto in a turbulent world, and we share that hope with our communities. Let's regroup as a community by highlighting the importance of spiritual community, genuine accountability, authentic support of one another.
SCRIPTURE TEXTS Philippians 4:10-14 2 Samuel 9:13 Acts 2:42-47
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
Do you think there is relational poverty in our community? What do you think God wants you to do about it?
What excites you about being part of a faith community?
What fears do you have about being part of a faith community?
What flaws do you have that others in community can help to strengthen?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
LET'S GO HEAD TO HEAD!!!
Generosity Bowl '23 is underway! Join us for the next 4 Sundays as our two teams go head to head on generosity. Pastor Charles is the coach for Team Red and Pastoral Intern Tim is the coach for Team Blue. The first quarter "play action" is focused on SELFLESS PRAYERS. Join us as we're called to pray. Score a point by completing your prayer action card.
Don't know what team you're on? Click the links below to pull up the team rosters. Don't see your name? Contact our league commissioner, Rondi Eggenberg. We want to make sure every who wants to play can and She will make sure everyone gets in the game!
Crossroads is not a membership congregation but rather a covenantal one. Choosing to become a covenant disciple of Jesus at Crossroads means Crossroads becomes your spiritual home and community. Each January we ask our Crossroads community to prayerfully discern God's call to commit or recommit to being a Covenant Disciple. During this season (Jan. 1 - Feb. 5) come hear about how God is leading Crossroads. We will share exciting stories and future directions as we start a new year together. Make plans to be present for worship in person or online during this season. Please take time to read through Crossroads Manifesto.
Can you believe it...the Lenten season is right around the corner. As we make preparations for Lent 23 we having a casting call as we need actors/actress for our mid-week series. If you're interested or know someone who might be interest, please contact Michelle Scavo or Pastor Charles asap.
LENT SCHEDULE Journey together with us on this Lenten journey for time of meditation and blessing. Come and join us as we fellowship, sing, pray, and worship God on Wednesday evenings. Listed below is our lent 2023 schedule: 2/22 - Ashes To Go @ ASU Poly 9:00am-11am Ash Wednesday Worship Gathering 6:30pm 3/1 - Soup Supper @ 6:00pm & Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 3/8 - Soup Supper @ 6:00pm & Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 3/15 - Soup Supper @ 6:00pm & Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 3/22 - Soup Supper @ 6:00pm & Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 3/29 - Soup Supper @ 6:00pm & Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 4/6 - Maundy Thursday Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 4/7 - Good Friday Worship Gathering @ 6:30pm 4/8 - All Church Picnic and Egg Hunt @ 11am-1pm (Empire Park)
WELCOME BACK WINTER DISCIPLES AND FRIENDS Everyone is welcome! We especially invite all our friends who worship with us during the winter months. Come meet new friends, hear what's been happening while you were away and enjoy some great coffee and baked goodies
NEW! TODDLER TIME Friday, January 27 at 9:30am Everybody loves a good story, especially our preschoolers! Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their little ones to play and learn at Crossroads' Toddler Time. We'll provide stories, songs and crafts. At the end of our structured sessions, littles can enjoy a pre-packaged (nut free) snack and play while adults can talk and share in their journey of raising small people. This group is for children ages infant to 5 along with their caregiver.
CROSSROADS IS NOW ON CHURCH CENTER Crossroads exclusively uses uses Church Center for our calendar, giving, groups, directory, etc. Church Center is an integrated system for our online giving, events/RSVP's, calendar and groups. Please download the Church Center App on devices. If you need assistance to download or a tutorial on how to use the Crossroads Church Center App, please contact Kelly Dunlap or Pastor Charles Newman.
GRIEFSHARE Tuesday Jan. 24 - April 18, 2023 GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The cost of the workbook is $20.00. Scholarships are available.
COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Would you love to help tell the story of what God is doing at Crossroads? Love to talk to people online?Love being in front of a crowd? Great with your camera? Love to film? We really want to talk! Can’t wait to get you plugged in!
You are invited to join the Lutheran Advocacy Day at the Capital. Lutherans and friends from across the state will gather at the Arizona Capitol for a day of advocacy on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 9:30am - 11:30am.
At Crossroads, we believe that one way we can worship God is by being generous with our finances. To give online sampling go to our Crossroads website or use the GIVE TODAY button. We encourage you to set up your profile and use the reoccurring gift option. It will only take a couple minutes enter your information. You can also mail your gift to us at: Crossroads Church 2769 E. Combs Road Box 4 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.
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:
Aaron Mathis family as they grief Aaron's passing
Terrell P. for reconciliation with his family and life transitions
Winter disciples as they travel during this season
Laura D. discernment for God's direction as she journey's forward in faith
Praise God for blessings through The Station Coffee Company
Bruce L. recovery from open heart surgery
Norma as she continues with challenging health issues
Marin family recovery from illness
Donya healing as she battles cancer
All members of the Armed Forces
Ukraine and all people across the world affected by aggression & war
All those affected by gun violence
The Crossroads Livestream worship starts at 9:10am every Sunday. Worship right alongside your friends at Crossroads each Sunday.