Throughout history, there have been times when God’s people came together and prayed, and then God showed up and responded. This series looks at biblical accounts of times that prayer changed things. This week we' will explore what happens when God’s people pray.
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What does praying for wisdom look like for you?
What are some situations in your life in which you need(ed) God’s wisdom? What did you do?
Retrospectively, is there a time when you prayed for wisdom, and you now realize God answered that prayer?
Why should we pray corporately for wisdom?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE FEBRUARY 22, 2023 at 7:00 The Season of Lent begins with a service of repentance and the imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday is a time for self-reflection and contemplation. For those who would like to worship with us online, please join us at 7:00pm
FAMILY MINISTRY EVENT: JUMP NIGHT @ ELEVATE February 19 @ 4:00pm For some of us, this date is the first week of Spring Break and for others, it's the last week before break. Regardless, let's kick off spring break with a jump afternoon at Elevate in Queen Creek.
**Please RSVP so I can figure out what the discounts will be, bring a friend or two! Let's JUMP :)
2023 LENTEN 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)
BLESSING AND SENDING OF PASTORAL INTERN TIM PERLICK FEBRUARY 26, 2023 Join us on Sunday, February 26th as we offer prayers of thanksgiving and special blessing for our Pastoral Intern, Tim Perlick and his wife Andrea Arey. Tim has been approved by the ELCA for ordination to Word and Sacrament ministry. We will celebrate Tim and Andrea and their time with us as God's servants. Following worship gathering there will be a special reception in honor of Tim and his ministry among us. We invite you to offer your cards of appreciation and words of encouragement during this reception.
WOMEN OF GRACE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 @ 10:00am Women of Grace missional community will meet this coming Saturday, February 18th at Crossroads Church. We will get to know and celebrate each other, work on a project for the Hope Women's Center, do some planning, have a devotion and of course, have a bite to heat. All women of Crossroads and their friends are welcome to attend.
HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! Our bright and airy space is filled with natural light and offers an ideal backdrop for an intimate celebration. Our industrial building is a great space for hosting simple yet elegant events. Please share with friends and family. We can host a variety of social functions including:
FORM MEET UP SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th @ 6:00PM ASU MINISTRY HOUSE
Calling All Young Adults 18-30-something. Join us for a chill night. We will watch the Netflix movie "You People" and talk about the various themes from the movie. Come as you are...come in your PJ's and slides or come dressed straight from work. Pizza, popcorn, snacks and drinks will be provided. Donations for pizza are welcome.
STUDENT MINISTRY SERVICE PROJECT February 26, 2023 We put snack foods and water into our Manna Bags during our December Hymns and Hops. Now, join us at the church to create an assembly line of sandwich making from 1-2 PM. We will deliver the Manna bags at the park from 3-4 PM and should be back by 5 PM. Come give back to others in need. For more information contact Nicole Crowder or Catherine O'Neal.
DIVORCECARE Mondays at 6:00PM Facilitators: Rachel Evans & Tim Sersig Divorce Care is life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. The cost of the workshop is $20.00. Scholarships are available.
GRIEF SHARE Tuesdays at 6:30pm Facilitators: Dani Miller & Pastor Tim Perlick 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.
BLUE JEANS DRIVE Sunday, March 12, 2023 Women of Grace is inviting everyone to donate their old, worn out and used jeans for their Blue Jeans Drive. The challenges people living in poverty or homeless experience is heartbreaking. Many times we don't know what to do. If you've ever wondered what can you do, this is a practical and tangible way you can make a different. We will have a special blue jeans offering and prayer during the worship service. The Women of Grace will create quilts and blankets out of the donated jeans for our friends at the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission and Hope Women's Center in Coolidge, AZ.
WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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.
March 11 Church Board Meeting @ 9:00am (Crossroads Church)
March 12 Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church) Blue Jean Drive Sunday (During Worship)
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:
Maya Rose gallbladder surgery
Michigan State University Mass Shooting Victims
Earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria
Victims of toxic train wreck in Ohio
Tim Perlick and Andrea Arey as Tim completes his internship
Family of Tyre Nichols
Juan Gonzales continued healing from surgery
Central Arizona Lutheran Church
John Wells for continued healing
Debbie Wells as she continues to care for John
Aaron Mathis family as they grief Aaron's passing
Terrell P. for reconciliation with his family and life transitions
Laura D. discernment for God's direction as she journey's forward in faith
Praise God for blessings through The Station Coffee Company
Norma as she continues with challenging health issues
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.