Learning and Listening
“I’ve come to believe that hearing the quiet whisper of the transcendent God is one of the
most extraordinary privileges in all my life and potentially the most transforming dynamic
of the Christian faith."
-Bill Hybels- “Whisper of God”
"Authority is not passed on to younger leaders. The next generation, raised in the American
cultural context, becomes frustrated and desires a level of trust and empowerment that
invites them to take on delegated authority. This generation either remains an untapped
spiritual resource or they simply walk away from faith, because their experience with faith
has been one of a system of control rather than as a journey in a relationship with God and
-Chuck Davis- “The Bold Christian”
"First, it is easier to hear God’s voice on the go if we have spent time listening in stillness
Second, if we are going to hear God’s voice distinctly, we must make sure all barriers are
Rob Riemer- “River Dwellers”
- Jesus listened to the teachers and asked questions. Jesus saw great importance in
learning and being in the Fathers house. Jesus grew in wisdom and stature. Do you
allow yourself to learn from others and from God or have you become unteachable?
- Jesus makes sure to spend personal time in the presence of God. How much time
do you spend listening for direction from God? How much time do you spend just
resting in the presence of God?
- Elihu “I am young in years and you are old; that is why I was fearful.” Does fear
control which path you take?
Scriptures to Consider
• Proverbs 1:7
• Luke 2: 41-52
• Mark 1: 35-39
• Job 32, 33:12-18, 34:1-4
MONDAY, July 3
The Church office is closed in lieu of Canada, July 1.
TUESDAY, July 4
WEDNESDAY, July 5
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
10:30 am Park Play Days at Rotary Park in Stony Plain
7:00 pm Young Adults Study at Vanderveen’s
THURSDAY, July 6
FRIDAY, July 7
SATURDAY , July 8
SUNDAY, July 9
10:00 am Worship Service
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
GYM RENOVATIONS - On July 3 the ceiling in the gymnasium will be removed. This work will take approximately two weeks and during that time the gym will be inaccessible to us for use. For more information, click here!
FAMILY FRIENDLY SERVICES - There will be no child care on today (due to building maintenance) and only Nursery infant/toddler care July 9 & 16. Our summer Sunday School program is volunteer run - giving our regular teachers a break. Please sign up at the Check-In kiosk to indicate the Sunday you prefer to supervise during the summer.
PARK PLAY DAYS Wednesdays in June & July. Women, bring your kids to play at the playground while you have a chance to connect with other women from SGAC. We will meet at Rotary Park in Stony Plain from 10:30 am to noon, Wednesday, July 5. Check out our Facebook page, Spruce Grove Alliance Women for details and dates.
Hymn Sing July 9 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Join us for a time of praising God with old fashioned hymns. Open to all ages. Bring finger food for sharing after the event.
VBS (Vacation Bible School) August 14 - 18. Maker Fun Factory for ages 3 to 12. Registration is now open online!
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT TEAM will be hosting a meeting July 12 at 7:00 pm. Continue to provide pledges if you haven’t already. This is open to all who call SGAC their church home.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with summer Discovery Island and VBS, Talk to Pastor Coreen, or Children’s Ministry worker at the Check-In station, or contact the church and sign up online.
SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL July 16 at 6:00 pm. The Pilkey Sisters, from Abbotsford, BC, have been singing Gospel Music since the tender age of 5. These three young women bring to their audiences a unique blend of “family harmony” with a tightly-knit sound. A freewill offering will be taken.
MISSIONS: Pastor Coreen will be taking a team to Antigua again this January 2018 to provide Discipleship Curriculum in the public schools and present the Gospel in a creative way. An info meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm. (Ages 8 - 80) Please call or text Catarina Van Neck at 780 - 667-4601 or Kathy Duncan at 780-722-3211 if you have any questions.
Giving Week of June 25: $13,963
50 Week Average: $23,759
Budget Requirement: $26,153
Monthly Update (July 2016 - May 31, 2017):
Budget Shortfall: $111,137
Year to date Surplus: $80,352
$146,508 (July 2016 - May 31, 2017)
$37,848 (July 2016 - May 31, 2017)
Future Development Fund:
Giving June 25: $3,342
Balance as of June 25: $427,663
Please pray for:
- Our International Workers: Shelby Fehr, Camp Nakamun Staff, Tim & Julie Wiebe.
- Our Pastoral Staff: Director of Women’s MInistries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children ages 17, 15, 13 and 10.
- Our Administrative Staff: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children, 20, 17 and15.
- Our Elders: Tory Tebb. Tory is married to Shawna and they have 4 children ages 18, 16, 15 and 13.
- A total of 45 adults and 46 children (23 families) are at the Family Camp-Out.
- We rejoice that Andrew Bugiera has accepted our invitation to become our next Woship, Arts and Prayer Pastor. He will start his role here in August.
- Camp Nakamun is looking for round bales for their archery program. Call 780- 967-5585 if you can help.
Dear Spruce Grove Alliance
We are writing to express our sincere thanks for the kind words of support we have received over the past several months as we have been transitioning from the SGAC Staff Team. We wish to express, too, our gratitude for the recent love offering we received. Each gift was deeply appreciated.
We ask that you would continue to remember us in your prayers. You will not be forgotten.
-Pastor Daryl Sam & Family