Sunday is Palm Sunday
where we celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
You’ll find this recorded in each of the 4 gospels. (Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19 and John 12) This happened one week before Jesus’ Resurrection. To understand the significance of this symbolic event, it is helpful to know that:
1. The Greco-Roman culture at that time used Palm Branches to
rejoice after a triumphant victory.
2. Ancient Egyptian religions waved Palm Branches at a funeral to
Symbolize eternal life and victory over death.
3. When a King would ride into a city on a horse it symbolized War but
when he came in on a donkey, he was bringing Peace.
Jesus came into Jerusalem that Sunday, after raising Lazarus from the dead, riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9) and the crowd knew he was worthy of Highest Honor. They laid down their cloaks and palm branches declaring him to be Israel’s Victorious King. They were praising and rejoicing as they shouted, “Hosanna!” (Mark 11:9 -10) “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalms 11:26) When the Pharisees told Jesus to rebuke his disciples Jesus replied, “If they keep quiet the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:38 – 40)
The children will be celebrating Jesus waving palm branches, rejoicing and recognizing He is the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace, Victorious over death and worthy of all our praise. Join us! Hosanna, Christ saves.
The Preteen class will begin by presenting the song, “Arise my Love” Please notice the words in the bridge of the song: Sin, where are your shackles? Death, where is your sting? Hell, has been defeated, the grave could not hold the King.
MONDAY, April 15
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
7:00 pm Monday Night Men - "All In"
TUESDAY, April 16
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Study
7:00 pm Elder's Meeting
WEDNESDAY, April 17
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4;00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
7:00 pm Women's Study "It's Not Supposed to be This Way"
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
THURSDAY, April 18
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
7:00 pm Parenting Sexuality
GOOD FRIDAY, April 19
9:15 &11:15 am Services
6:00 pm Jesus Movie
SATURDAY ,April 20
EASTER SUNDAY, April 21
8:30 am, 10:00 am, & 11:30 am - Easter Services
Good Friday Services 9:15 and 11:15am Jesus Movie on Friday at 6:00 pm Easter Sunday Service Times April 21 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am.
Deeper Life School of Theology:
“Road to Restoration” April 25-27. This is a study of grief and the process to wholeness. It examines it’s causes and effects to gain a greater understanding of God’s plan for restoring broken lives. Please contact Pastor Coreen to Register today.
Hockey Ministries International 10th Annual Fundraiser and Auction. April 27, Marriott Courtyard West Edmonton. Doors open 5:00 pm Ticket cost $60 per person Contact Tim 780-970-4869 or email Tim Wiebe.
Baptism Classes May 5 meet with Pastor Art in the Prayer Room at 9:30 am or 11:30 am. Please contact Pastor Art if you would like to attend.
Flower Basket Fundraiser supporting Future Development for the Education Wing. Fill out an order form at the Welcome Centre today. Pick up will be May 10.
PAINTING FOR A CAUSE Saturday, May 11, 10am - 12 noon Please join us for a morning of painting and desserts. The proceeds from every ticket sold will go directly to the refugee family that our church is sponsoring. Tickets are $25 per person and everyone will go home with their painting, gift tags or garland, paint brush, and pallet.
Family Camping August 2-5 at 752 West RV-ATV Campground. Sign up at the Welcome Centre today or online .
Holy Spirit Encounter (HSE)
Friday May 3-Sunday May 5. $50/ person
The Holy Spirit Encounter is a weekend designed to give focused time in going deeper with God and to access the power that He has promised.
To view a more detailed schedule or to register, visit us online.
KEENAGERS 55+ WELCOME SPRING BRUNCH Saturday May 11 at 10:00 am. Special guests are the Fehr Family. They love to play gospel and bluegrass music, sing four part harmony and keep the treasured songs and hymns of the past alive. Tickets are $10. Call the church office to sign up.
DemoCrew - DemoCrew is a five day, four night inner-city street experience available through The Mustard Seed. We plan to take a group of our youth to Calgary from July 14-18. There are a limited number of spots for this trip so we will be interviewing all the youth who are interested and forming a team based on those interviews. Please talk to Pastor Josh for details.
THE THINKING SERIES is back:
May 2: What is the meaning of life?
May 9: Does God exist?
May 16: Do all religions lead to God?
May 23: Why is There Evil?
May 30: Is There Life after Death?
Bring a friend and join Pastor Steve Kim at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room each Thursday night in May.
PLEASE NOTE: The gym is not open for play on Sunday mornings. Parents - please supervise your children. Thanks for your attention to this matter.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, Roy & Miriam Taylor, K.I. Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, Roy & Miriam Taylor, K.I.
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 17 months old.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
Our Elders Team Member: John Olsen. John is married to Arlene and they have 4 children ages 16, 14, 8 and 7.
41 Women at Camp Nakamun Retreat
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are currently accepting applications for two custodial positions. Custodial experience will definitely be an asset. Please contact Pastor Art for more information.
Dessert Night and Silent Auction April 29 7:00pm. We want to invite you to support Jasmynn Barendregt as she prepares to go to YWAM in July. She trains in New Zealand and goes on missions trip for 5 months. Come for dessert.
We have a 5th option for Donations to SGAC - Etransfer using email@example.com . Please include your offering envelope number and contact information. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question. (This is not to be used for registrations.)