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Weekly News for Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Call, The Walk, The Send

Mark 3-13-22

The Twelve Apostles

13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. 16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot, 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”


Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God's presence. It is vain to say,  "I have too much work to do to find time."  You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him. Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God's presence. It is vain to say,  "I have too much work to do to find time."  You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.                               - Author: A.T. Pierson

  • Everything competes for our time.  How can we become better managers of our time? What tools can we use to help us prioritize what is most important?
  • Jesus invited his disciples to “be with him”.  How can we protect our quiet time with Jesus?
  • A by-product of being with Jesus was serving others.  How do you balance receiving with giving?

    Scriptures to Consider


  • Zephaniah 3:17

  • Isaiah 40:28-31

  •  2 Corinthians 4:16-18


MONDAY,  September 24
9:30 am Men's Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime 
7:30 pm Young Adults at the Piska's (13 Linksview Close, Spruce Grove)

TUESDAY, September 25
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

WEDNESDAY, September 26
9:45 am Keenagers Study
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA 
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm  Understanding the Old Testament
6:40 pm  Leading Life Changing Small Groups
6:40 pm  Spiritual Gifts

THURSDAY, September 27
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm  Understanding the Old Testament
7:00 pm  The Truth Project
7:00 pm  Soul Care
7:00 pm The Case for Christ

FRIDAY,  September 28
5:00 pm Bus leaves for The Gathering Youth Conference in Sherwood Park. 

SATURDAY , September 29
8:00 am  Bus Leaves for The Gathering in Youth Conference Sherwood Park
12:00 Noon Keenagers Harvest Meal

SUNDAY, September 30
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services9
6:00 pm  House of Prayer


BAPTISM CLASS  September 23 during both services . BAPTISM CLASSES Sept. 23 during both services. Contact Pastor Art for details or feel free to join him in the Prayer room on Sunday morning at 9:20 or 11:20.

CHILI LUNCH Sunday at 1:00pm. 
$10 per adult,
$5 per child 12 and under
$30 per family. 
Hosted by the Antigua Team.  Join us for a hot meal  before the Annual Meeting.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm.  Please plan to attend.  Pick up the Annual Report & Elder’s Nomination pamphlet at the Welcome Centre. 

MID-WEEK STUDIES begin Sept. 26. Sign up at the Welcome Centre today for --- Wednesday evening or Thursday evening studies. 

KEENAGERS HARVEST MEAL 12 noon Sept. 29.  Entertainment by Joyful Melody Trio. Cost is $5. Please sign up at the office. or the Welcome Centre.  

SGAC House of Prayer  Sept. 30 at 6:00 pm.  Join us for an evening of unbroken worship, praise and prayer.

OPERATION CHRISMAS CHILD shoeboxes now available and will be collected Nov. 11.  This may be the only gift a child receives this Christmas.  Brochures and boxes are at the Welcome Centre.

Attention all Grade 1- 6 students who would like to act, sing or dance in this year’s Christmas Musical. AUDITIONS are Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30 to 5:00. Sign up for your audition spot at the Check in kiosk. Walk ins on  that day are welcome. Please check the Journey and website for rehearsal dates.

Daybreak & Evening Edition WOMEN join us on Tuesday mornings (starting Oct. 2) or Thursday evenings (starting Sept.27)  as we study Seamless.  Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture.  For more information or to register visit

YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT October 19-21 at Camp Nakamun Cost $150 register on-line .  Deadline to register is Sunday October 14 at 1:00pm.  For more info contact Corisa 780-996-8687 or Bonny 780-916-3648 

Hands and Feet of Christ - PARTNER WITH US as we feed the homeless in downtown Edmonton. Second Sunday of every month. We will happily accept donations of food, socks, mitts, toques, shoes or hygiene products. Contact Natalie Boldt or the church office for more details.

Financial Update

Weekly Update Sept. 16, 2018
General Fund giving Sept. 16 $ 12,793
12 week average $ 19,203
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942

Future Dev. Fund giving Sept. 16 $ 3,887

Monthly Update July1 to Aug. 31, 2018
General Fund Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $224,478
General Revenue to Date: $173,152
-Budget Shortfall $ 51,326
Expenses to Date $183,452
-Year to date Shortfall $ 10,300
Global Advance Giving $ 19,219
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 4,549           


Please pray for:

  • Workers: Tim & Julie Wiebe, Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz, Kyle and Maggie Ibsen

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is our Pastor of Worship, Arts & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have three children ages 8, 4 & 2.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children 21, 18 and 16.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Anthony Toornstra. Anthony is married to Rosie and they have 4 children ages 8, 6, 3 and a newborn.

Family Matters

  • Special thanks to Peter Spaans and his team for the many hours and excellent work in the renovation of the Prayer Room and the Resource Room. Both rooms are greatly improved.
  • Congratulations to the Graduates of Deeper Life School of Theology:
    Diploma of Theology -  1Year    
    Andrew Friesen
    Anna Petrukovich
    Ben Jespersen
    Dante Vinuya
    Kathy Duncan
    Lena White
    Rose Horner
    Tex Olanon

    Associates of Theology - 2 Year
     Lori Buhiire
    Cheryl Waite
    Penny Goodwin

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