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Weekly News for Sunday, October 28, 2018

Be Baptized

Matthew 28:16

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


“In the early days of the church....,baptism was a declaration that the believer was definitely identifying himself with that group of people who were called Christians and were despised and hated. To be a Christian meant something. To identify yourself with those who were called Christians meant persecution, maybe death; it meant being ostracized from your family, shunned by friends. and the one act which was the final declaration of this identification was baptism. As long as a man gathered with Christians, he was tolerated, but when once he submitted to baptism, he declared to all the world, I belong to this despised group, and immediately he was persecuted, hated, and despised. In baptism, therefore, the believer entered into the fellowship of the sufferings of Christ. A person might be a believer and keep it strictly a secret and thus avoid unpleasantness and suffering, but once he submitted to public baptism he had burned his bridges behind him.”  – DR. M. R. DEHAAN

  • What is Baptism?
  • What does the Bible teach about Baptism?
  • When should one be baptized?
  • Why is Baptism such a difficult thing to do?

Scriptures to Consider

  • Luke 24:46-48 
  • Romans 2:1-5
  • Luke 15


MONDAY,  October 29
9:00 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayer
7:00 pm Monday Night Men - "The Daniel Dilemma"
7:00 pm Young Adults Bible Study at the Piska's

TUESDAY, October 30
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

WEDNESDAY, October 31
9:45 am Keenagers Study
5:30 pm Fall Family Festival

THURSDAY, November 1
4:00 pm Children's Musical Rehearsal - For auditioned cast
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm  Understanding the Old Testament
7:00 pm  The Truth Project
7:00 pm  Soul Care
7:00 pm The Case for Christ
7:00 pm Men's Floor Hockey

FRIDAY,  November 2
7:00 pm Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Conference with Mark Gungor

SATURDAY , November 3
9:00 am Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Conference with Mark Gungor
Before you go to Bed 'O'Clock: Set your clocks back an hour!

SUNDAY, November 4
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services (remember the time change )
6:00 pm House of Prayer


Youth Sunday Message Series: Grades 7-12 students, please join us during the 11:15 am service for “Questions through Genesis”. Youth will be dismissed to the Fireside Room after Worship in the Sanctuary.

OUR JOURNEY TO UGANDA Sunday, October 28t at 6:30 pm in the Oasis Room. A celebration through story, picture and song of the last 12 years. Come join us as we remember God’s story in Uganda. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Walter Loewen 780-720-6826.

ALPHA will be starting in the new year. If you’re interested in volunteering - join us for an information meeting Oct. 28 (tonight) at 7:30 pm. For more information contact Marlyse Trufyn.

THE THINKING SERIES “Asking Life’s Five Biggest Questions” at Perk’s Coffeehouse, Stony Plain Tuesday nights Oct. 30 to Nov. 27 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy complimentary medium coffee or 50% off lattes. Discussion on Oct. 30 will be “What is the meaning of life?”

HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST - Partner with us as we feed the homeless in downtown Edmonton. Second Sunday of every month. We will happily accept donations of food, socks, mitts, toques, shoes or hygiene products. Contact Natalie Boldt or the church office for more details.

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL will take place on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. We are currently recruiting volunteers and collecting candy for the event. Candy can be dropped off at the church office. There are many fun volunteer positions for that evening! If you can give of your time, please contact a member of the Children’s Ministry staff.

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE November 2 & 3 Tickets and registration online. 

‘The Fall campaign of 40 Days for Life runs till Nov. 4. Please consider taking part in the peaceful vigil. Click here for more details.

Refugee Sponsorship information Night November 6 at 7:15 pm in the Fireside Room. Come learn what sponsorship could look like at SGAC.

Financial Update

Weekly Update Oct. 21, 2018

General Fund giving Oct. 21 $ 21,619
17 week average $ 19,940
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942

Future Dev. Fund giving Oct. 21 $ 3,465

Monthly Update July1 to Sept. 30 2018

General Fund Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $349,188
General Revenue to Date: $279,550
-Budget Shortfall $ 69,638
Expenses to Date $282,155
-Year to date Shortfall $ 2,605
Global Advance Giving $ 32,500
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 7,617       


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Tracey Flynn, Roy & Miriam Taylor, Travis & Sharon Thiessen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have one child who is 11 months old.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Janet Sawatzky. Janet is married to Richard and they have 3 grown children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Del Dyck. Del is married to Carol and they have two married children.

Family Matters

  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes now available and will be collected November 11. This may be
    the only gift a child receives this Christmas. Brochures and boxes are at the Welcome Centre 

  • October is Pastors Appreciation Month. On behalf of the staff of SGAC we appreciate you and are thankful for all the sacrifices you make.

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