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Weekly News for Sunday, April 8, 2018

Reach Out In Power

Acts 13:1-12

Barnabas and Saul Sent Off

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Barnabas and Saul on Cyprus

So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.


SERMON NOTES

“Fasting is a mandate in Scripture but it’s not really about abstaining from food. It’s about subduing your flesh, but more importantly submitting to the Holy Spirit.” - Shane Idleman

 

“If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people” - Charles Spurgeon

“There are three kinds of Christians when it comes to missions: zealous goers, zealous senders and disobedient.” - John Piper

Questions to Consider

1. The Antioch church practiced worship, prayer and fasting. Why are these practices important? Where is the church lacking? Why?

2. Barnabas and Paul had to be patient for God to move. Why did God cause them to wait? Why is waiting on God important?

3. Do you agree with John Piper’s statement that, “There are three kinds of Christians when it comes to missions: zealous goers, zealous senders and disobedient.”? Why or why not?  

Scriptures to Consider

1. Matthew 4:1-11

2. Exodus 34:27-32

3. Genesis 12:1-3

4. Luke 24:46-48


THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  April 9
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men

TUESDAY, April 10
9:00 am Daybreak
6:45 pm Live Free
7:00 pm Youth Samll Groups
7:00 pm Youth Parent Prayer Meeting

WEDNESDAY, April 11
9:45 am Keenagers Study
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Worship & Praise
6:40 pm Living the Will of God
6:40 pm Financial Peace
6:40 pm Soul Care
6:40 pm Truth Project

THURSDAY, April 12
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
7:30 pm How to Share the Gospel - Evangelism Training

FRIDAY, April 13
7:30 pm Youth - Grades 7-9 ONLY "Mystery Night"

SATURDAY , April 14
10:00 am Keenagers Spring Brunch         

SUNDAY, April 15
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm House of Prayer


JOURNEY UPDATES

HYMN SING Sunday, April 8 at 6:00 pm. Open to all ages

SGAC is pleased to announce the formation of the SGAC VISITATION TEAM, an Elder led initiative with the desire to serve, build, and strengthen our community within the body of Christ. They are seeking to do this by getting to know those who attend, or are newly attending, our church - starting this April! If you have any questions, please contact the church office or any member of the Board of Elders.

YOUTH PARENT PRAYER and discussion meeting night with Pastor Josh. Tuesday, April 10 at 7:05 pm until 8:40 pm.

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL Evangelism Training April 12 at 7:30 pm. God calls us to share our faith with those around us. Pastor Scott will teach how to share in every setting including door to door.

KEENAGERS SPRING BRUNCH Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 am with Musical Guests ‘The Martens Family.’ Sign by contacting the Church Office today.

SGAC HOUSE OF PRAYER NSunday, April 15 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of unbroken worship, praise and prayer.

'ALIEN INTRUSION' MOVIE April 16 at 7:00 pm Spruce Grove Landmark Theater. Advance tickets only. $20 each-must be purchased online. There are only a few tickets left. This movie gives answers to the highly debated topics of space time travel, time dilation, and Extra-terrestrial’s from both a biblical and scientific platform. For further questions, please email Bryan.

WOMEN'S RETREAT April 20-22. Registration is now open online or in the foyer after Sunday's services. This is the last chance for the Earlybird Rate of $160.

2 LITTLE 4 ME TOY & CLOTHING SALE Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. There are still a few tables left. If you have gently used children’s spring/summer items, to sell, you can still purchase a table for $30. Otherwise, plan to join us on May 5. Free admission for all shoppers and a concession, run by AWANA, will be available on the day of the sale.

Save the date GRANDPARENTING MATTERS CONFERENCE June 22-23. Visit our website for details or to register.


FINANCIAL UPDATE

 Weekly Update -April 1, 2018 
General Fund giving Mar. 18 $34,906
40 week average $24,286
-- Budget requirement $ 24,327 

Future Dev. Fund giving Apr. 1 $17,685
--Balance as of Apr. 1, 2018 $862,519

Monthly Update July 1 to March 31, 2018
General Fund:
-- Budget Shortfall $ 12,210
-- Year to date Surplus $ 87,838

Global Advance giving $ 109,488

Canadian Ministries giving $ 34,794


PRAYER

  • Our International Workers: K.I., Jon & Andrea Bauer, Shelby Fehr.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: John de Steiger. John is married to Melanie and they have one son age 18.

Family Matters

  • Our International Workers: K.I., Jon & Andrea Bauer, Shelby Fehr.
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