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Weekly News for Sunday, May 6, 2018

Going Separate Ways

Acts 15:36-16:4

Division over John Mark

36 Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing.” 37 Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark. 38 But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. 39 Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus; 40 but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Timothy Joins Paul and Silas

16 Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go on with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region, for they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem.


Paul and Barnabas had a sharp disagreement over John Mark.

It is interesting to note that this disagreement did not involve doctrine. Most church conflicts do involve doctrine (a few involve the color of the carpets !!)

"This dissension between Paul and Barnabas was not over a doctrinal issue.
The rupture involved a personal dispute based upon a judgment call or personal opinion. To their credit, neither Paul nor Barnabas let the conflict distract them from their respective efforts of spreading the Gospel. Making application to Christians today, there will always be times when good brethren will disagree in matters of opinion. The important thing is to keep focused on doing the will of Christ.
That is what Paul and Barnabas both did. As a result, perhaps even more work was accomplished for the Lord because of the manner in which their disagreement was handled.” – Author unknown

Please note these verses as an affirmation of what Paul (later on) thought of John Mark, Barnabas’s nephew.

  • Colossians 4:10

  • 2 Timothy 4:11  

  • Philemon 24

  • 1 Peter 5:13


MONDAY,  May 7
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:00 pm Family Badminton
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men

6:45 pm Live Free
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

9:45 am Keenagers Study
6:30 pm What’s Your Emoji - FREE Family Event

7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY, May 11
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Pick up Flower Baskets pre-ordered through Fundraiser
7:30 pm Youth - Grades 7-12 event "The Hunt for the Best Ice Cream"


SUNDAY, May 13
Mother's Day
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services


FLOWER BASKET FUNDRAISER for Future Development.  We are partnering with Aspen Grove Nurseries to order 10” or 12” hanging baskets. Sunday, May 6 is the last day to order. Pick up your baskets Friday, May 11 between 6:30 and 9:00 pm.

What’s Your Emoji FREE FAMILY EVENT May 9 at 6:30 pm.  Ventriloquism, puppets, blacklight and more with Donna and Laurie Boone. Please pick up your free ticket at the Check In kiosk or at the church office. Bring your loonies and toonies for snacks after the event.

YOUTH on Friday MAY 11 – The first ever HUNT FOR THE BEST ICE CREAM in Spruce Grove! Bring cash if you wish to buy extra snacks. 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm. If you are Gr. 7 & up and have volunteered  with a ministry group in the 2017/2018 year, you are invited. Contact the church office to sign up. Please note there is no childcare provided. 

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY is offering the course by Dr. Fuchsia Pickett, Holy Spirit I on May 24-26. Learn about the seven personalities, seven powers and seven offices of the Holy Spirit. Come and grow in the Lord as we study God’s word or earn your Theology degree.  To register contact Pastor Coreen today.

 A & J DESSERT NIGHT You are invited to a Dessert Night Thursday, May 17, from 7-8:30 pm.  Come to hear what Andy & Janet have been and will be doing on SOLI island. Ask any questions - they are ready to answer anything! All ages are welcome.  Please RSVP by Sunday, May 13.

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS 9:15 and 11:15 am May 27.  Please contact Pastor Art if you are interested in attending.

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


 Weekly Update April 27, 2018
General Fund giving Apr. 22 $ 19,176
43 week average $ 23,916 
-- Budget requirement $ 24,327  

Future Dev. Fund giving Apr. 27 $ 5,740
--Balance as of Apr. 27, 2018 $ 905,018

Monthly Update July1 to April 30, 2018
General Fund:
Budget Revenue Amount to Date $1,070,388
General Revenue to Date: $1,052,325
-- Budget Shortfall $ 18,063

Expenses to Date:
-- Year to date Surplus $ 95,094

Global Advance giving $121,259
Canadian Ministries giving $ 37,761

The difference between the budget shortfall and the amount between General Revenue and Expenses is due to ministries cutting back on spending because funds are not available to meet ministry objectives. As members of SGAC we need to focus on meeting budget amounts week by week so our ministries can function to their full capacities.


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: A & J, Tim & Brenda Tjosvold, Jon & Angie Coutts.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have one child.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Joyce is married to Reuben and they have two adult children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Graham Jespersen. Graham is married to Laresa and they have three children, ages 11, 9 & 7.

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