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Weekly News for Sunday, May 5, 2019

Forgiveness

Matthew 6:5-15

The Lord's Prayer

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Family Communion

We invite you to join us next Sunday, Mother’s Day, for Family Communion.

The children have been learning about the Last Supper and our instructions to take “The Lord’s Supper” on a regular basis. We want to participate with you in sharing communion with your family and teaching them the significance of it. Parents have the discretion whether their child is ready or not, but they should see us participate.

Next Sunday, after you check your Elementary child in at the Kiosk, they will go with you into the sanctuary for worship and communion. Then we will release them to go to their individual classrooms for the remainder of the service.

If you would like to talk to them this week about why we take communion and what it symbolizes, we would appreciate it. There are hand-out at the Children’s Kiosk you can pick up after the service or show them a short video on Right Now Media that can be found on the Spruce Grove Alliance Church page. It is entitled “5 Minute Family Devotional – Easter Week” Session 5. You can also show them a 45 second video on Youtube entitled “Communion for Kids.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zqtsiwKDw Simply put, we should start talking to our children about communion when they become curious about it.

Since we are separate during this time, they may not understand it. Here are 3 things you could talk to them:

  1. Communion is a part of worship and fellowship with Christ showing our unity with Christ and the body of believers.
  2. We remember and honor the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the Cross and celebrate our salvation and forgiveness of sins.
  3. We prepare our heart to participate in this sacrament by examining our hearts to see if we have any unresolved issues or need to apologize to anyone so that our hearts are clean.

We look forward to this beautiful celebration and trust it will be a blessing to your family. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have to the Pastors.

-Pastor Coreen

Scriptures to Consider:
1. Matthew 26:26-30
2. 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34


THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  May 6
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime

TUESDAY, May 7
7:00 pm Youth Study
7:00 pm Deep Dish

WEDNESDAY, May 8
9:45 am  Keenager’s Study 
7:00 pm Women's Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska's

THURSDAY, May 9
7:00 pm The Thinking Series
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY, May 10
6:30 pm Flower Basket Pick-up
7:30 pm Youth Floor Hockey Tournament

SATURDAY , May 11
10:00 am Keenager’s Welcome Spring Brunch
10:00 am Painting for a Cause     

SUNDAY, May 12
9:15 and 11:15 am  Worship Services w/ Family Communion


JOURNEY UPDATES

DEEP DISH: Join us this Tuesday, May 7 for this casual time for all women to come together and get connected. Drop in to the Fireside room at 7:00 pm. Lorell Doerksen will be sharing her testimony. This will be the final Deep Dish of this ministry year.

THE THINKING SERIES is back. Join us for a time of discussion and Q&A as we explore life’s biggest questions:
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 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room each Thursday night in May.

Baptism Classes Sunday, May 5 meet with Pastor Art in the Prayer Room at 9:30 am or 11:30 am. 

Flower Basket Fundraiser supporting Future Development for the Education Wing. Fill out an order form at the Welcome Centre. Today is your LAST CHANCE to order. 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. Tickets are $25 per person and everyone will go home with their painting, gift tags or garland, paint brush, and pallet.

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.

The Wilberforce Project, Alberta’s only provincial, political, pro-life organization, is hosting a free dinner in Edmonton on May 10 & 11. Attend to hear how you can be involved in creating Canada’s First Abortion Law to protect women and children from the devastation of abortion. RSVP online and use the access code prolifebenefit2019 or call our office at 780-421-7747.

Calling all SGAC volunteers (ages 12+) . You and your spouse are invited to join us on May 15 at 6:00 pm for our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Participate in or observe the game of Survivor as it plays out. Proving once and for all that SGAC’s volunteers have what it takes to outsmart, outlaugh, and outfun at all times! Please RSVP to the Church office.

We have a 5th option for Donations to SGAC - Etransfer using giving@sgac.net . 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.)


Financial Update

Update  - April, 2019
General Fund    $ 92,877            
44 week average  $ 23,445                     
Weekly Budget requirement $ 24,942   
Future Dev. Fund  $ 38,383              

Monthly Update July1 to April 30, 2019
Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $ 1,097,448
General Revenue to Date: $ 1,031,578
-Budget Shortfall $ ( 65,870)
Global Advance Giving $ 111,417
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 23,208
Future Dev. Fund $ 1,741,789
Refugee Fund $ 14,535


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Matthew & Charity Burpee, Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck. Pastor Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children, ages 11, 10, 8, 7, 4, 3, and 10 months.

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 5 children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: John deSteiger. John has one adult son.


Family Matters

  • PLEASE NOTE: The gym is not open for play on Sunday mornings. Parents - please supervise your children. Thanks for your attention to this matter.

  • BIG THANK YOU to all the Awana volunteers. And a big congratulations to all the clubbers on earning their awards and on all the hard work they did. Especially Justin Berger, Matthew Stobbe and Michael Evjen upon earning their Citation award – the highest honor that Awana has.

  • There will be no Hymn Sing on Sunday, May 12 – Happy Mother’s Day.

  • Show your support for the sanctity of human life by participating in the Alberta March for Life this Thursday, May 9. Starts 12 noon at the Alberta Legislature. More info at www.albertamarchforlife.com

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