Loving & Reaching the Lost
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
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.”
14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?[a] And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Reaching the lost is a command given by Jesus to all who calls Him Lord (....go and make disciples of all nations. Matt. 28:19). Loving and reaching the lost by making Jesus famous is a privilege that every follower of Jesus must do with great joy as we pave the return of Jesus (And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14). It’s a task that can only be done by His children with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit (“he [Holy Spirit] will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment” John 16:7-11).
“Therefore, every believer is called to evangelize --- to bear the Good News of God’s saving love to the lost world. To let the whole world know that Jesus is the Good News that everybody ought to know and to make Jesus famous!
The greatest commandment is to love God with all that we are and have --- heart, soul, mind, strength, possessions and service (Matthew 22:37)
Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39)
Where there is love, there will be service and obedience.
MONDAY, August 26
9:30 am Men's Prayer
9:30 am Women's Prayer
TUESDAY, August 27
WEDNESDAY, August 28
THURSDAY, August 29
FRIDAY, August 30
SATURDAY , August 31
SUNDAY, September 1
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
PARENTS FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL CONNECTING & PRAYER September 3 after you drop off your children for school, stop by the church to connect with others over coffee and snacks in the foyer. As well, there are ladies who would love to pray with you for your child(ren), and their school, teacher, and principal.
SGAC will be hosting a private screening of UNPLANNED THE MOVIE on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at Landmark Cinemas, Spruce Grove.
Unplanned brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. Unplanned the movie brings the issue to the big screen while giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation.
Tickets are $12.50/each and are available through the Church Office. There are a limited number of tickets available.
THE FALL MINISTRY SEASON is just around the corner and we hope you and your family can plug in with us this fall. In addition to Sunday services, consider where else you might fit this fall, we would love to have you join us as we Build Community & Thrive Spiritually.
• Monday Night Men “A Man and His Design” – Staring September 30
• SGAC Reads (Book Club) – Every other Monday evening starting September 16
• “The Thinking Series” at Perks Coffeehouse in Stony Plain starting September 10
• Women’s Daybreak “The Thinking Series” – Tuesday Mornings Starting October 1
• Youth Small Groups – Tuesday evenings starting September 10
• Keenager’s (55+) Bible Study – Wednesday mornings at 9:45 am starting September 4
• Wednesday Night Adult Studies (The Blessings & Understanding the Old Testament) – Starting September 25
• The Truth Project Part 2 – Thursdays starting September 26
• Evening Edition for Women “The Thinking Series” starting September 26
For more details, stay tuned for a new copy of The Journey, coming September 1.
BAPTISM CLASSES will be held at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 8 and 11:30 am on Sunday, September 15 in the Prayer Room. Please contact Pastor Art with your desire to attend one of these classes.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP We encourage Church Membership as a ‘next-step’ in your life within the body of Christ here at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. Classes will be held at 11:30 am on Sunday, September 8 and at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 15 in the Prayer Room. Please contact Pastor Art with your desire to attend one of these classes.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
As you can appreciate, this year has been challenging for those whose occupations (and vacations) are affected by the weather. This past week has been fairly quiet on our site as our contractor focused on some other contract obligations, however the installation of underground services will recommence next week and hopefully the major portions be completed early in September.
That said, there continues to be less visible work continuing as we prepare for the next stage of the Phase 1 project. Some of this is focused on planning as we drive toward a finalized building plan, as well as construction activities for the connection of services within the building. Please check out the weekly Construction Update on the Foyer display while your are dropping your pledge in the slot. You will also find there, from time-to-time, a posting for help required on the project, which this week is for one or two gas pipe fitters who can offer some hours to reconfigure our gas lines on the roof before we switch from air conditioning to heating mode of operation.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement
The Future Development Construction Team
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Charles and Angela Ibsen, Daryl & Birgit Sam, Cori Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck. Pastor Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children, ages 12, 10, 8, 7, 4, 3, and 1 years old.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children ages 22, 19 and 17.
Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 19 & 16.
CONGRATULATIONS to Erik and Melanie Sharratt as they dedicate their daughter Penny to the Lord on Sunday.
WE REJOICE with Mark & Jennifer Benzon as they dedicate their daughter Jyrah to the Lord on Sunday.
Children’s MInistry is looking for helpers in the following areas:
*Discovery Island Sunday School (once a month or twice a month) Talk with someone at the Check-In Kiosk or fill in a SERVE card in your chair pocket.
*AWANA registration is now open online. We have a 4:00 pm and a 6:30 pm program every Wednesday night starting Sept. 11. Helpers will be needed occasionally. Contact Kari Gehlert for more details.