A good gardener knows when it is time to prune parts of a crop in order to produce a better yield. God knows the areas of our lives that need to be pruned, as well, in order to reveal the best versions of ourselves. Sometimes it is something sinful that must be pruned because it is hindering our growth. Other times it may be something good that is getting in the way. This week as we abide in Christ we'll embrace the correction that comes from God in order to produce a great spiritual harvest.
BOTTLE WATER PROJECT We are collecting bottled water for Grace Church Downtown for their summer heat respite program. You are invited to bring your donated bottled water to church by June 25. Please drop off your bottled water at the office entrance door. For more information contact Nicole Crombie or Kelly Dunlap.
LET'S CELEBRATE EACH SUNDAY!! Did you know this July is the 9th Anniversary for Crossroads Church? We will celebrate all month long. It will kick-off on the 2nd Sunday in July. Make sure to come every Sunday to church.
PRAYER MINISTRY AT CROSSROADS Prayer is essential as to what shapes Crossroads. We would love to have you join us in one of our rhythms of corporate prayer! We meet from 2:00-2:30 every other Wednesday online. Together, we get a sense of how God is speaking to his people and how we’re responding to his Word. This includes a time of intercession and preparation for the Sunday gathering. To join the prayer ministry or request prayers contact:
CROSSROADS SUMMER THEATER CAMP JUNE 5-30 Campers will LOVE acting, singing and dancing throughout a week at Crossroads Theater Summer Camp! With great options for campers in grades K – 12, participants will not only learn new skills, but have a great time with friends and the amazing camp staff. This year we are excited to partner with Arizona Repertory Theater/Art for Kids directed by our very own Rachel Evans.
AUGUST 6th 10:30am Backyard Bash is a great opportunity to relax and have fun with family, friends, neighbors as we celebrate 9 years of ministry in San Tan Valley. We'll have music, food, water slides and games.
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TEACHER SUPPLY DRIVE July 30 We know schools out for summer! Most AZ schools will resume in July. According to AdoptAClassroom.org, teachers spend an average of $750 of their own money on school supplies. Many teachers spend even more, with 30% spending $1,000 out of their own pocket each school year on supplies for their own classrooms. Crossroads will collect school supplies for teachers in FUSD to support their 2023-2024 school year. Supply list will be available in July. For more information contact Nicole Crombie.
HELP CROSSROADS RECEIVE $250.00 GRANTS FOR MINI PROJECTS Support the work of Crossroads while taking part in meaningful service, education and fundraising events for Crossroads. Catherine O'Neal will provide the resources you need to get started and register the event. Once approved you will receive a Thrivent Action Team Kit and $250 gift card in seed money for the project. The possibilities are endless. Contact Catherine O'Neal to register for Thrivent and a Thrivent Action Team Today!
If you have ever considered setting up a recurring gift, now is the perfect time! Crossroads has more opportunities than ever to engage in Kingdom movements locally and around the world. Would you consider being part of this work financially? To give online simply go to our Crossroads website or use the GIVE TODAY button. There you can give a one time gift or set up your profile and use the reoccurring gift option. It only takes a couple minutes. You can also mail your gift to us at: Crossroads Church 2769 E. Combs Road Box 4 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.
June 12-16Theater Camp @ 9:00am & 2:00pm (Crossroads Church)
June 18Worship Celebration @ 9:15am Father's Day
June 19-23 Theater Camp @ 9:00am & 2:00pm (Crossroads Church)
June 25Worship Celebration @ 9:15am (Crossroads Church) Water Drive Collection Day
June 26-30 Theater Camp @ 9:00am & 2:00pm (Crossroads Church)
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:
Earl R. (Vicki's Denman's uncle) as he battle's cancer
Mike, Deb and Pastor as they vote at the Synod Assembly
Betsy H. and family as they grieve Dan's passing
Nicole C. for new medical treatments
Gary S. comfort and peace during anxiety
Hannah M. summer college intern
McGee family the loss of their infant son
Yvonne Webber grieving the loss of a family member
Alexis T. answer from neurological examination
Scott Sandstrom family at his passing
Mavis D. as she celebrates the life of her mother Kathy Larson
Tommy continued healing from his surgery
Juan Gonzales continued healing through physical therapy
Central Arizona Lutheran Church
Gathered By Grace Lutheran Church
Terrell P. for reconciliation with his family and life transitions
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
PICS OF THE WEEK
Students at our Theater Camp in partnership with Theater Arts for Kids!