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Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 12:9-13

Christ Church believes in supporting the spiritual needs of members, friends and the community with services to meet special needs and life events. Please contact the church office for more information on these support services, or other needs you may have.

Prayer

We believe in the power of prayer! Please share your prayer request with the staff or congregation and we will gladly pray with you and for you! A group meets for prayer at church every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM to pray for our congregation, community and world. Feel free to join us when you can. Check the event calendar for upcoming dates.

Email Prayer Chain

If you would like to join our email prayer chain, please email Donna with your name and the email address you would like to use for the email prayer chain.

Prayer Requests

Your full name and e-mail address are required before we are able to forward your prayer request.

Baptism

Baptism is an expression of God’s love for us. It is an act of obedience to God that symbolizes the cleansing that takes place when our sins are forgiven. At Christ Church we practice infant baptism. It doesn’t matter whether you’re baptized as an infant, a teenager, or an adult, baptism is God’s gift to remind you of his unconditional love in Jesus Christ.

Families or individuals interested in holding a baptism should sign up to attend a one hour Baptism Class where together we will examine baptism and what it means for daily living. This class is intended to help baptism candidates, parents, and sponsors understand their commitments in baptism. Contact the church office to sign up for a class.

Upcoming Class Dates:
Thursday, January 18 from 6-7 PM
Monday, March 5 from 6-7 PM

Upcoming Baptism Dates:
Sunday, January 28 at 9 & 10:30 AM
Sunday, February 25 at 9 & 10:30 AM
Sunday, March 18 at 9 & 10:30 AM

Weddings

Congratulations on your Engagement!  The Pastors and people of Christ Church Otsego are happy to assist you in planning for your wedding.  If you are not a member, we welcome you into our congregation.   Weddings are scheduled by the Pastors after consultation with the couple. Please contact the church office to begin the process.

Counseling Resources

Christ Church values the emotional and relational health of members and visitors. Please feel free to schedule time with one of our pastors to talk through specific issues. Counseling resources are available for individuals, couples and families. Contact the church office at 763-441-5097 to make an appointment or send a confidential email directly to one of our pastors:

Christian-based community counseling resources are also available. You may contact:

Hardy and Stephens Counseling Associates

11070 183rd Circle NW
Elk River, MN 55330
763-633-5111
www.hardystephens.com

Care Resources

The Blessing Box

Blessing Box UPDATE…
The Blessing Box has truly become a community blessing. Thank you to everyone who is placing items in the box. What you are doing is amazing and the number of people you are helping is huge. We are realizing the need is greater than we anticipated. One day it’s full, the next day empty, but then someone will stop by and it’s full again. It’s a continuous cycle. Praise God! We have received many prayers in the box giving thanks for the food. People are also asking for prayer for jobs, clothing, safety, sobriety, health concerns, etc. We pray for them all.  As winter is approaching we have to be more mindful of items freezing, however hats, socks, scarves, mittens, and hand warmers are great items to include. Also, packaged food items that can withstand the cold.

Blessing Box NEED…
We are doing a winter clothing drive for the Blessing Box. We are in need of very gently used or preferably new winter coats, thermal underwear, hats, scarves, mittens, snow pants (adults and children), boots, and hand warmers.  There will be a designated box in the lobby of Christ Church where you can place items between Sunday, November 5th and Sunday, November 12. Our distribution day will be Monday, November 13th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Christ Church.  Anything left over from distribution day will go to the Heart of Jesus ministry for distribution to people on the streets of Minneapolis, and to our Elk River Salvation Army store.

Meals on Wheels

Our Meals on Wheels Ministry is right around the corner for the month of December. Volunteers are needed to personally deliver meals to seniors in the Elk River/Otsego area.  Time involved is approximately 1.5 hours; starting at 10:45 am when meals are picked up at the Guardian Angels Dining Site.  During November a sign up calendar will be located at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby. Please sign up for the day (s) of your choice.  Please include your name and phone number. Towards the end of November, Anne Ness will be confirming your dates with you via email.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Ness.

Meal Train

The Meal Train is a group of women who provide meals for families in need.  There are a variety of reasons a family may need help with meals.  Whether it be an illness or injury or the birth of a new baby we can all use a little help once in a while.  If you would like to help with a meal please and/or need of a few meals provided please contact Katie Kuechle and she will send you the link and/or help set it up for you.

Great River Family Promise

Great River Family Promise has 13 Churches that rotate hosting our families for a week at a time. The churches provide housing and hospitality for our families.

  • CCO will host GRFP families the week of January 21st.  Volunteer here
The Hope Connection: Moving Forward Initiatives (MFI)

MFI groups cover faith, personal ministry, marriage, parenting, career, finances, relationships and more.

Alanon

Alanon meets weekly at Christ Church Otsego on Tuesdays from 10-11 AM
www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org/pages/newcomer.html

CAER – Community Aid Elk River

Elk River Area Food Shelf Services include food, clothing, household, and limited financial assistance.
Carmen Pouliot, Director
19279 Watson St., Elk River, MN 55330
763-441-1020
www.caerfoodshelf.org
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM – 3 PM
Evenings on Monday 5 – 7 PM, Thursday 6 – 8 PM
Please arrive an hour prior to closing when coming for food.

CROSS – Christians Reaching Out in Social Service

Rogers Area Food Shelf services include food, clothing, household, and limited financial assistance.
Char Lake, Director
12915 Weinand Circle, Rogers, MN 55374
763-425-1050
www.crossfoodshelf.org
Monday and Friday 9:30 AM – 4 PM, Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Please arrive an hour prior to closing when coming for food.

HEART OF JESUS

Heart of Jesus is all about helping and loving those in need. Heart of Jesus is a ministry focused on serving the homeless in the St. Paul & Minneapolis surrounding areas in anyway possible. Whether that be feeding, clothing, providing shelter, friendly conversation, prayer or the Gospel of Jesus. We will help those in need the same way Jesus has helped us. Outdoor clothing, blankets, personal hygiene products, etc. can be dropped off at church.

Harvest Outreach

A ministry of Rivercenter International Network of Christians is offering free surplus food and household products for families in need.
Alliance Community Church
829 School Street, Elk River, MN 55330
763-635-6035
www.rivercenterinc.com

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