WATCH LIVE BELOW!
Sunday - 10:30am
Free Indeed Sunday Service - 4:30pm
At the Inver Grove Heights Campus, we have a contemporary worship style that engages the presence of God. Upon arrival, you are welcome to refreshments and a name tag. After the praise set, children are dismissed for a kid-style worship service while you connect with God through Mark Schlasner our Pastoral Candidate, Pastor Dan Schauer, or Pastor Paul Marzahn.
After the message, please see our one of the Pastors, or our ushers so we can meet you and give you a free gift.
On Sunday nights beginning on October 25th, our Free Indeed Service will be starting at 4:30PM. Please follow the link below to learn more about this exciting new ministry.
09-20-2020 LOVING SOLUTIONS | Church Partners
Message: Ray Hanson
CROSSPOINT: GOD WANTS US TO EXERCISE LOVING SOLUTIONS WITH OUR CHURCH PARTNERS
Scripture - 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 NKJV
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore, I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body— whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.”
Questions for Reflection:
- What spiritual gifts do I have to share with the church? How can I share these gifts in a way that glories God and builds up the body of Christ?
- How can I make a difference in my church so that the world sees Jesus in it?
- What commitment to my church is God calling me to make? What commitments as a church should we be making to our partners to support them?
RACIAL RECONCILIATION DISCUSSION SERIES
This fall we are offering a special 8 week class on racial reconciliation. We have one large group gathering at the beginning and one at the end otherwise it is held in small groups of 6-8 members. The classes will be held via Zoom and the University of Minnesota is overseeing this pilot project by allowing us to use their registration system and technology. We are doing this class intentionally with two other churches so there will be a mix of racial backgrounds and theological discourse.
The two other church pastors are longtime friends of mine. Rev John Gordon of Spirit of Truth Church in Burnsville and Rev. Bill Goodwin of Lighthouse Church in Rosemount. Pastor Deb Marzahn, Jim Mathis and I will be group facilitators. Please sign up by clicking the link below. The first class will be on Thursday, September 10th but after that, small groups determine when they would like to meet.
I look forward to this class adding to the wisdom of CROSSROADS as we work together to address recent concerns on our nation and our community.
armful of love
Dear Crossroads family,
Our Christmas mission project will look a little different this year, but it will still be a huge blessing to the Armful of Love families. Please read part of the message from Armful of Love/360 Communities;
“The health of families, sponsors, volunteers, and staff is top priority. This year, to reduce exposure to COVID-19, 360 Communities is making a significant change to the Armful of Love program. Instead of asking gift sponsors to shop for presents with a family’s wish list, we are asking for donations of gift cards (with receipts attached) in denominations that are multiples of $25 from Target, Walmart, Visa, MasterCard, or Amazon, in addition to grocery gift cards from Cub Foods or ALDI. This change will eliminate multiple points of possible exposure for all individuals involved with the program, and still deliver support to families.”
Crossroads has committed to donating fifty $25 gift cards between our two church campuses. If you would like to donate a gift card(s), please make sure they are for $25 each for the specific locations mentioned above. You may drop the gift cards off at the Lakeville Crossroads campus, Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm or on Sunday mornings during worship. You may drop the gift cards off at the IGH Crossroads campus. You may donate on-line through your Tithely account and designate your donation to be for Armful of Love and we will purchase the gift cards for you. We need the gift cards, with their receipts attached, by Thursday, October 29th.
Extra cards will be going to the Pastoral Discretionary Fund.
Thank you for supporting Armful of Love!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Kim Best at 214-499-0681 or Roxy Consoer at 612-875-0262
DAILY BIBLE READINGS:
September 20: 1 Samuel 12:1-25
September 21: 1 Samuel 13:1-22
September 22: 1 Samuel 13:23-14:30
September 23: 1 Samuel 14:31-52
September 24: 1 Samuel 15:1-35
September 25: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
September 26: 1 Samuel 17:1-37