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Weekly News for Sunday, August 11, 2019

I AM The Vine

John 15:1

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

Sermon Notes

“However strong the branch becomes, however far away it reaches round the home, out of sight of the vine, all its beauty and all its fruitfulness ever depend upon that one point of contact where it grows out of the vine. So be it with us too.”

-- Andrew Murray, Holy in Christ

  • What did Jesus mean that “He was the one True Vine”?
  • How are Christians supposed to abide in Christ? What does that look like?
  • What fruit is Jesus is referring to in the passage? What happens when we do not produce fruit?

Scriptures to Consider

  1. Isaiah 5:1-7
  2. Hebrews 3:16-19
  3. 2 Peter 1


MONDAY,  August 12
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

TUESDAY, August 13
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

WEDNESDAY, August 14
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

THURSDAY, August 15
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

FRIDAY, August 16
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

SATURDAY , August 17

SUNDAY,August 18
10:00 am  Worship Service followed by a BBQ Potluck (A-O bring salad, P-Z bring a dessert)               


Please note: There will only be 1 Service at 10:00 am on August 18. Please stay and join us for a BBQ following the 10 am service (details below).

Youth Paintball Saturday August 17. Be here to board the bus at 8:15 am. Cost is $35. Includes transportation, 200 paintballs each player, hot dog lunch. Bring water bottle and closed toe shoes (no flip flops). Register online. For more details go to our SGAC Youth Facebook page.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY, August 18 - Family BBQ & Potluck we will hold ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am. If your last name starts with A - O please bring a large salad to share and if your last name starts with P - Z please bring a large dessert to share. We will supply hot-dogs/burgers, condiments & drinks. This event is for the whole church family. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. (Please note that there will be no 9:15 or 11:15 am service on August 18, just one service at 10:00 am)) 

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. This movie is based on Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title. 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 starting next week. There are a limited number of tickets available.

AWANA Registration will be open online Aug 20 to 23 for ages 2 to grade 12. Leaders please contact Kari for early registration.

THE GATHERING YOUTH CONFERENCE - Youth between grade 7-12 are invited to join us for this exciting conference Sept. 27 - 28. We will be busing to Sherwood Park Alliance Church (SPAC) as a group, participating in the conference, driving back to Spruce Grove and sleeping at the church. We will wake up on Saturday and do it all over again. Parents, your youth will be ready to be picked up (at SGAC) by midnight, Saturday night. Earlybird ticket price is $85. We have a limited number of Earlybird tickets. Once those are gone, the price will increase, so register early! Check out our website or Facebook page for more details. If cost is an issue, please speak to Pastor Josh.

Save the Date:
Youth Kick Off Friday Nights Sept. 13
Youth Parent’s Meeting Sept. 15
2 Little 4 Me Sale Sept. 21
Senior’s Harvest Meal Sept. 21
Singin’ the Gospel Sept. 22
Mid-Week Studies Commence Sept 25/26  


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Nakamun Staff, Tim & Julie Wiebe, Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Joel Marquez. Joel is our new Pastor of Outreach, Missions and Men. He is married to Lolet.

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 16 and 14.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.


 Family Matters

  • VBS will kick off Monday. Pray for the 300 + participants and 80+ volunteers. Pray that many would come to know Jesus as their Saviour and/or renew their commitment to follow Him.

  • Please note: There will only be 1 Service at 10:00 am on August 18. Please stay and join us for a BBQ following the 10 am service ( see “Journey Updates” section for details).

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