8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. 12 Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
13 “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ 14 You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? 15 And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’”
The Book of Remembrance
16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.17 “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18 Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
Meet Joel Marquez
Candidate for Local & Global Outreach and Men’s Ministry Pastor
Pastor Joel Marquez
Joel Marquez is the youngest in the family of five, born and raised in the Philippines. He migrated to Canada in 1996 to pursue his dream to become a ‘Missionary Pilot’ at Prairie Bible Institute (PBI) in Three Hills, Alberta. He was not able to finish his degree in Mission Aviation at PBI and moved to Edmonton and stayed with his sister who sponsored him. Joel met Lolet at the First Filipino Alliance Church (FFAC) in Edmonton, got married and they have been happily married for 22 years now.
Pastor Joel & Lolet Marquez
Joel and his wife Lolet (Dolores) served as “International Workers” of the Christian and Missionary Alliance to the Silk Road region from September 2005 to June 30, 2017. They ministered to the host people (Arab Muslims) of the country with a goal and prayer to see a church planted for them. They also helped and ministered to the Filipinos and other International churches in the country. After 12 years in the mission field, they had decided not to go back to the field for another term when Joel was accepted at Ambrose University to finish Master of Divinity and was given the scholarship to complete his third year of the program. He graduated last April 2018 from Ambrose and started his ministry at First Alliance Church as Mosaic Ministries Pastor last May 15, 2018.
Pastor Joel & Lolet will be with us in both services on Sunday, March 10
MONDAY, March 4
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
TUESDAY, March 5
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
7:00 pm Deep Dish
WEDNESDAY, March 6
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm Understanding OT
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska's
THURSDAY, March 7
7:00 pm Understanding NT
7:00 pm Soul Care
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
FRIDAY, March 8
7:00 pm Men's Retreat at Camp Nakamun
SATURDAY , March 9
SUNDAY, March 10
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
MEN’S RETREAT March 8 - 10 at Camp Nakamun. Cost is $160. Deadline to register is MARCH 3 ! Pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center and register online .
Women building Connections, Community, and Conversation
Join us on Tuesday, March 5 for this casual time for all women to come together and get connected. Drop in to the Fireside room from 7:00-8:45 pm,and enjoy some coffee and dessert as we dig deeper into life and faith. This month, Sharina Kim will be sharing what God has been up to in her life. We will also be doing an activity and you can find details about that on SGAC Women’s Facebook page
2 Little 4 Me Children’s Toy & Clothing sale TABLE RESERVATIONS for the Spring sale will open on March 21, 2019 at 9:30 am in person at the Church. (If there are still tables available at 1:00 pm, telephone reservations will be taken). Check out the 2 Little 4 Me Children’s Clothing & Toy Sale Facebook page for the most up to date information.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, March 14 Come and learn more about the compelling vision of the church to reach the community. Hear from the Future Development Team with the plans of the Phase 1 building. Receive an update of finances at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. This meeting is for ALL attendees of Spruce Grove Alliance Church. We hope to see you there. Dessert will be served at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm.
The Bible Lab! Kids Grade 1 - 6 -- Come spend Spring Break discovering God in the Bible Lab. March 25 - 29 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Bring your own lunch and snack. Register online or at the children’s kiosk.
Cost $80 per child for the week. Kids, bring a friend who does not have a church home for FREE!
INTO HIS PRESENCE Join us Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 pm for a night of praising and worshiping the One True God.
Phase 1 Update
Many years ago, SGAC made a commitment to the city of Spruce Grove that we would pave our parking lot. We have been able to delay fulfilling this commitment until we complete site development. With our aging utilities feeding the building, it is prudent to upgrade these systems prior to paving over them, therefore utility upgrades were included in the Phase 1 project and will be completed prior to construction and parking lot paving.
December and January giving was just over $180,000 of the $750,000 that the utility upgrades and ground work are anticipated to cost. We are encouraging each of our current giving units (couples or individuals that currently donate) to consider their ability to donate $250/month over the next three months to assist with covering these costs.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Kyle & Maggie Ibsen, Matthew & Charity Burpee, Shaun & Iris Kelly
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 15 months old.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Joyce. Neufeld. Joyce is married to Reuben and they have two adult children.
Our Elders Team Member: Del Dyck. Del is married to Carol and they have two married children.
Save the Date:
AWANA Grand Prix is March 16
VBS is August 12 - 16
Women’s Retreat April 12-14
CONGRATULATIONS to Kyle and Courtney Conway who are dedicating Poppy Monroe to the Lord today.
Time Change March 9 - Be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.
Lost and Found articles Located in the hallway by the Nursery. Please see if any of it belongs to your household. All articles left over will be donated to the local thrift store on Friday, March 8.