He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
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 11
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
TUESDAY, March 12
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
WEDNESDAY, March 13
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 14
7:00 pm Congregational Meeting
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
FRIDAY, March 15
7:00 pm YOUTH - bus leaves for Galaxyland promptly at 7:00 pm (you must have pre-registered for this event)
SATURDAY , March 16
9:00 am AWANA Grand Prix
SUNDAY, March 17
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm House of Prayer
HYMN SING Sunday, March 10 at 6:00 pm For all ages. Bring finger food to share after the event.
Congregational Meeting THIS 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. 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.
2 Little 4 Me Children’s Toy & Clothing Sale Table Reservations for the Spring sale will open on March 21 at 9:30 am in person at the Church. (If there are still tables available at 1:00 pm, telephone reservations will be taken). The spring sale takes place on April 27.
The Bible Lab! Kids grade 1-6 – Come and discover God through sports, games, crafts, science and stories. March 25 - 29 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Bring your own lunch and snack. Register Now! 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!
Youth Event Friday, March 15 We’re going to Galaxyland! $25 Deadline to register online is Tuesday, March 12 at midnight. Bus leaves the church at 7:00 pm sharp and returns at 11:00 pm.
Deeper Life School of Theology Feasts of the Old Testament March 21-23 Join us in the rich study of Jewish Holy Days and Feasts and see the Messianic significance and God’s Plan for man. Register with Pastor Coreen Today.
MEN’S BREAKFAST March 23 at 8:30 am Come and hear the testimony of Noah Welch, a US Olympian Hockey player. Cost is $10. RSVP to Pastor Art at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE OF PRAYER March 17 at 6:00 pm Join us for a time of unbroken worship and prayer.
Monday Night Men will start on March 25 at 7:00 pm for a 4 week study by Mark Batterson “All In”. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing.
Elder’s Update newsletter is now available online or at the Welcome Centre. Take a look through and be informed before the Congregational Meeting on Thursday.
Update - February, 2019
General Fund $ 82,466
35 week average $ 23,381
Weekly Budget requirement $ 24,942
Future Dev. Fund $ 20,600
Monthly Update July1 to Feb. 28, 2019
General Fund Budget Revenue Amount to Date: $ 872,970
General Revenue to Date: $ 818,351
-Budget Shortfall $ ( 54,619)
Global Advance Giving $ 91,376
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 18,347
Future Dev. Fund $1,637,720
Refugee Fund $ 12,614
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Charles & Angela Ibsen, Daryl & Birgit Sam, Cori Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is our Pastor of Worship, & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have three children ages 8, 5 & 3.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Karen Lapp. Karen is married to Jon and they have 3 children ages 20, 19 & 16.
Our Elders Team Member: Orv Perry. Orv is married to Peggi and they have three married children.
23 Men at Camp Nakamun for Men’s retreat
Save the Date:
VBS is August 12 - 16
Women’s Retreat April 12-14