WEEKLY BULLETINStay up-to-date with Alger Assembly of God!Download Sunday's bulletin TODAY!(Click on the date below to download the bulletin.) October 19, 2014

DIRECTORY SIGN-UPCalling all Members and Friends of Alger Assembly of God! We are producing a Church Directory, and we need YOU to make it complete! All families photographed receive a FREE 8x10 portrait and a FREE church directory, with NO obligation to buy anything!Photography Dates:August 21-22 (1:30 - 8:30 PM)CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE

ALL-CHURCH PICNICSUNDAY, AUGUST 24Don't miss a great time of food and fellowship! The All-Church Picnic features the popular 'Garbage Can Cookout,' an amazing creation of smoked sausage, baked potatoes and sweet corn cooked in...a brand new garbage can! You have to see it (and taste it) to believe it! Bring a side, salad or main dish, along with a dessert to share!

Pastor and FamilyPastor Mark A. Andreasen and his family came to Alger Assembly of God in January 2011. He graduated Central Bible College in 1996 with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries, before heading to Galion, Ohio to serve 7+ years as Youth/Associate Pastor. Before Alger, he spent 7+ years in Lima, Ohio as Youth/Associate Pastor, including a year devoted to Worship and Children's ministry. His passion is to effectively and creatively communicate the truths of the Bible to today's culture with humor.'3' is his special number. He met the love of his life, Kim, at historic Big Prairie Camp on July 3rd, 1999. Her birthday is October 3rd, and they were married on June 3rd, 2000. Together, they believe that a successful marriage consists of 3: God at the center of their 2 lives!They have two beautiful girls. Autumn Rose is an 8 year-old in 3rd Grade who loves to read, and is Daddy's little Princess! Brooklyn Grace is an energetic and inquisitive 5 year-old in Kindergarten, always on the go!mka6300@yahoo.com

SERMON SERIESGAME PLANDo you want to know how to succeed in life? Learn some incredible principles from the Bible, as we discover God's 'Game Plan!' This high-energy, object lesson-filled series ties in to the game of football, and includes such topics as:'More Than a Fan''Listen to the Coach''Follow the Playbook''Wear Proper Equipment''Avoid Penalties''Play to Win'and more!SUNDAYS @ 10:30 AM (SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2014)

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MONTHLY CALENDARStay current with Alger Assembly of God!See all of the events of the month!(Click on the month below to download the calendar.) October 2014

WEB LINKSClick on the title to go to the website.ASSEMBLIES OF GODThe National site includes information on churches,ministries, missions, media and more.OHIO MINISTRY NETWORKThe website features information on leaders, ministries andevents within the Ohio Assemblies of God churches.YOUVERSIONA tremendous resource that provides reading plans, Bibleversions and more on your mobile phone or device.BIBLE STUDY TOOLSThe largest free online Bible website for verse search and in-depth studies, featuring 30+ Bible translations, commentaries and more.

BIBLE READING GUIDES (Click on the title to open it up in Adobe Acrobat Reader.) 2014 Bible Reading Guide (Four Daily Readings)This plan provides readings from four separate places in the Bible each day (Gospels, New Testament, Wisdom Literature, Old Testament) to help better grasp the unity of the scriptures. Each month consists of only 25 readings.2014 Bible Reading Guide (Two Daily Readings)This plan provides two readings for each day, the first alternates between Old & New Testament books, and the second takes you through a passage of wisdom literature & Isaiah. Each month consists of only 25 readings. 2014 Bible Reading Guide (Genesis to Revelation)This plan takes you through the Bible in order, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation. You'll finish the entire Bible in one year and will typically average three to four chapters a day.

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BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAYSunday, September 21 is National Back To Church Sunday. We will participate with churches across the country in this special emphasis, desiring to see people turn or return to God and the church!A great majority of people would come to church if invited. Consider this your invitation! Come worship with us!Click HERE to download 'Rediscover Church' and uncover 10 reasons people leave church and find out why they're coming back!

STEVENS FAMILY CONCERTSunday, August 10 @ 10:30 AMFEATURING: The Stevens Family (Rich, Tami & Erin)The Stevens Family, from Warren, Ohio, has been traveling in music ministry since 1985. Rich, Tami and Erin effectively minister the gospel to people of all ages through a variety of musical styles. They have completed many recordings, which showcase their creative songwriting abilities. With a special message and an apparent sense of direction in their ministry, a concert with The Stevens Family is best described as Christ-centered and family-oriented!(The concert is FREE, but a Love Offering will be taken.)

MISSIONS EMPHASISClick the title to see the national website.BGMCWeekly opportunity for boys and girls to give to missions.SPEED-THE-LIGHTWeekly opportunity for teens to give to missions.LIGHT-FOR-THE-LOSTAdult missions program providing literature to missionaries.U.S. MISSIONSActive support of many United States missionaries.WORLD MISSIONSActive support of many Worldwide missionaries.

GET INVOLVEDWORSHIP TEAMPlay an instrument or sing? Use your talents for the Lord!MEDIA MINISTRYVolunteer to run our Sound Board, computer for Video Projection, or Video Camera to record our services!CHILDREN/YOUTH WORKERSubmit to the appropriate screening and be a part of impacting the next generation!TEACHER/HELPEREnjoy the opportunity to teach the Bible and various topics to a wide ranger of age groups!Many more opportunities are waiting for you!

YOUTHSUNDAY SCHOOL DISCIPLESHIPOffering an opportunity for students (Jr. High and Sr. High) to interact and discuss topics and issues that relate to their life, Sunday School takes place Sundays at 9:30 AM!YOUTH MINISTRYYouth Ministry services are held on Sundays at 10:30 AM on the second Sunday of the month for students in grades 6-12!BOYS AND GIRLS MINISTRYFormerly called Missionettes, the Girls Ministry for grades K-12, and Boys Ministry for grades K-5 (Royal Rangers) takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM during the school year and offers learning and award opportunities!

ADULTSSUNDAY SCHOOL DISCIPLESHIPA weekly opportunity (Sundays at 9:30 AM) tostudy and learn from the Bible!WOMEN'S MINISTRYBible study and prayer meetings, fellowships, trips and activities and more!MEN'S MINISTRYMeetings, breakfasts, work days, activities and more!

CHILDRENSUNDAY SCHOOL DISCIPLESHIPAvailable for all ages on Sundays at 9:30 AM, Sunday School seeks to teach children about God and the Bible and equip them to live for Him!NURSERYThe Nursery is available during all services, and is staffed and designed for little ones 0-2 years of age with toys, changing table, crib and bathroom access!TODDLER CHURCHFeaturing the 'Teach Me, Show Me, Grow Me' curriculum and Boz the Green Bear, Toddler Church for 3-5 year olds during the Sunday Morning Service is an exciting place to learn about God, values, colors, numbers, letters and more!KIDS CHURCHKids Church for grades K-5th grade takes place during the Sunday Morning Service and promotes learning from the Bible in a fun atmosphere!

NEXT STEPSWhat are the Next Steps after the First Step of Salvation?BIBLE READINGThe Bible is God's letter to us. Reading it on a daily basis will help to understand and learn what God offers, and what God desires.PRAYER TIMESpend time praying to God every day. Prayer is more than merely talking to him, we can listen to him as he prompts and leads us.CHURCH ATTENDANCEFind a church home and be faithful. If you don't have one, we'd love for you to join with us and be encouraged in your walk with God.WATER BAPTISMBeing baptized in water is a step of obedience that follows salvation. Jesus himself was baptized, and instructed us to follow his example.

FIRST STEPSGod loves you and has a wonderful life planned for you. You can read about how to get that life in the Bible, God's Word. In the Gospel of John 10:10, Jesus says "I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full." Everyone does not have the wonderful life that God planned because of the sin in his or her lives. In modern society, sin is often thought about as something you do that makes God mad, but it is really a problem of the heart. In fact, God's word says, we all are sinners, Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."Despite your sin God loves you and has given you a most precious gift. The gift is His Son, Jesus, who has made a way for each person to have a wonderful life free and forgiven of all sin. Romans 5:8, "...God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ (Jesus) died for us."So, how do you get this gift? All you have to do is believe that Jesus is His Son, ask forgiveness for sin, and commit to live a life following the example Jesus set for you. Romans 10:9, "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."What are you waiting for? Jesus wants to enter your heart today. Revelation 3:20, "Here I am, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in..."Right now, if you choose to believe that Jesus died for your sins and you are ready to receive Him into your heart, you can pray a prayer similar to the one follows:Dear God, I know that I have sinned and I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want to receive into my heart the gift you have given me, Jesus, Your son. Please take away my sins because I want the wonderful life you have planned for me. Thank you for giving me Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Amen

WHAT WE BELIEVEThese are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click on each statement below to see the completeoriginal statement with scriptures.WE BELIEVE...the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.WE BELIEVE...there is only one true God – revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).WE BELIEVE...in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son, Jesus was both human and divine.WE BELIEVE...though originally good, man willingly fell to sin – ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.WE BELIEVE...every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]WE BELIEVE...and practice two ordinances — (1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.WE BELIEVE...the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]WE BELIEVE...the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.WE BELIEVE...sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.WE BELIEVE...the Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.WE BELIEVE...a divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers – the Church and to meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.WE BELIEVE...divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]WE BELIEVE...in the Blessed Hope — When Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]WE BELIEVE...in the Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.WE BELIEVE...a final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.WE BELIEVE...and look forward to the perfect new Heavens and a new Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'

WHAT TO EXPECTWELCOMING ATMOSPHEREYou will be greeted by friendly people with smiling faces, eager to help you and your family experience the service.BALANCED WORSHIPYou will encounter both the beloved hymns of the past and contemporary choruses of today.PRACTICAL MESSAGEYou will hear a relevant message from the Bible, delivered with humor, illustrations and an application to your life.CHILDREN'S EMPHASISYou will experience our desire to invest in the future by our Nursery, Toddler Church, Kids Church and Youth Ministry.

SERVICE TIMESSUNDAYSunday School Discipleship - 9:30 AMA class for every age!Sunday Morning Worship - 10:30 AMNursery (0-3 yrs.), Toddler Church (3-5 yrs.) and Kids Church (K-5th) available.Sunday Evening Worship - 6:30 PMNursery and Toddler Care available.WEDNESDAYBible Study and Prayer Time - 7:00 PMRainbows (3-5 yrs.), Girls Ministry (K-12th) and Boys Ministry (K-5th) available.

OUR VISIONWhat kind of place should the church BE?A PLACE TO BELONG (Matthew 9:9-13)Jesus invited Matthew and others to come follow Him. The imperfect, the outcast and the outsider were always welcomed with open arms. Come as you are! We welcome everyone to BELONG.A PLACE TO BELIEVE (Romans 10:9-10)BELIEVE in a God who loves you with an unconditional, unchanging and unending love. BELIEVE in a Savior, Jesus Christ, who died for you and rose again. BELIEVE in His ability to leave your past in the past. BELIEVE in a Bible that is God’s personal letter, written for you and written for today. A PLACE TO BECOME (2 Corinthians 5:17)God loves you and wants to build you to BECOME Christ-like. He sees and seeks to develop your potential, using you for His purpose.

WELCOMEWelcome to our website! Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us!Alger Assembly of God is a growing church that seeks to communicate the truth of the Bible in a relevant way to today's culture. We understand the pressures of life, and want to offer a Godly perspective on the issues that you and your family face.We invite you to explore our site, contact us for more information, and then drop in for a visit. We'll save you a seat!

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Sunday Discipleship @ 9:30 AMSunday Mornings @ 10:30 AMSunday Evenings @ 6:30 PMWednesdays @ 7:00 PM