Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Thursday, April 4, 2024

This Week At Crossroads

Pastor's Corner

In the Liturgical Calendar Easter is a season not just a day. The seven Sundays of Easter we hear about the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. This coming Sunday we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

SCRIPTURE: John 20:19-31

Playlist of the Week

 Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place
Christ Has Risen, Alleluia
Glorious Day
Come to the Table
We Walk by Faith


No Office Hours for Pastor Kaila Monday, May 8th - Friday, May 12th
Pastor Kaila will be taking some vacation next week
(Mon. May 8th-Fri., May 12th) 
If it is a pastoral care emergency you can reach her by phone 

NEW Hours/Days
Pastor Kaila Office Hours

Pastor Kaila will be in the Church office from 12:30-3 every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-1 at The Station Coffee Co.
To reach her please call or email her directly. 
The Transition Team* met to debrief from the Transition small groups and also midweek Lenten discussions. The transition team took the information from those gatherings and was able to come up with suggested MISSION STATEMENT, VISION STATEMENT and CORE VALUES (which is a few of the transition team tasks to do). Another common theme that kept coming up in gatherings was changing the current logo for Crossroads and how the congregation wants to make more of a connection to the ELCA. So, the transition team also came up with a new logo which has the ELCA logo as part of it. We are sharing all of this with you and would like feedback from the congregation over the next few weeks. Please reach out directly to a Transition team member*. 

*TRANSITION TEAM MEMBERS: Pam Dienert, Rondi Eggenberger, Jane Pagliari, Lisa Parrish, and Pastor Kaila Armbruster
Next Connection Night is April 3
Come join us for Connection Night on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30pm. We will be handing out the book Holy Moments authored by Matthew Kelly. It is a small but powerful tool that can help people change their lives for the better, forever. It teaches us how to be more Christ centered in our interactions with others on a day to day basis. In other words - to have more holy moments. The world is a bit of a mess. We ask ourselves "why? how did it get this way?" The simple answer is unholy moments. The book Holy Moments , once read, is unforgettable. It will change lives. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11 vs 1 "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ" We want to provide people with a tool that will help them do just that. We will start discussing the book starting in May at the Connection Night. If you can't join us for Connection Night, we still have a book for you! See Pastor Kaila or Marge for questions! 
Women of Grace is a service outreach of Crossroads Lutheran Church. We meet every Wednesday from 10am-1:30pm at The Station Coffee Co in Florence, AZ. We begin with a time of fellowship time and a short devotion. Then we get busy making quilts for the Hope Women’s Center in Coolidge, AZ, and for the Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to the quilts, we also make sleeping mats for the homeless made from recycled plastic grocery bags. We also serve lunch to 30-40 women on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hope Women’s Center.  

 We welcome anyone to come and join us for all or part of our Wednesday gatherings. We always say that if you can tie your shoes or use scissors, we can put you to work!!!If  

We appreciate any donation of used denim jeans of any color or khaki pants to use for quilts. Also cotton or flannel sheets for the backs of the quilts. Stains and rips don’t matter, either!

Questions? Contact Jane Pagliari at
Looking for a great way to give back? Check out our new sign up board. If you have any questions contact Pastor Kaila.


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. 

Station Coffee Co. Happenings
We are looking for volunteers to help host our livestream church service at the Coffee Shop. If you are interested please contact Pastor Kaila for more information or sign up on the sign up board at church.
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