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Weekly News for Sunday, September 8, 2019

A Humble Beginning

1 Thessalonians 1:1


Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace.

Sermon Notes

Princes, kings, and other rulers of the world have used all their strength and cunning against the Church, yet it continues to endure and hold its own.

John Foxe

  • From your perspective, what value does the Spruce Grove Alliance Church bring to Spruce Grove, Parkland County and beyond? Would Spruce Grove be negatively effected if Spruce Grove Alliance Church was not in the community? How?
  • Why is the local Church so important to you? What value do you place on the local Church? How do you contribute to the local Church? How do you help the local Church thrive?
  • Why is the Church so important to Jesus? What is Jesus vision for the Church?

Scriptures to Consider

1. Acts 17

2. 2 Corinthians 12:10

3. 2 Timothy 3:12

4. Luke 6:22


MONDAY,  September 9
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime

TUESDAY, September 10
6:30 pm   Thinking Series  at  Perk’s CoffeeHouse Stony Plain
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

WEDNESDAY, September 11
9:45 am            Keenager’s Study                     
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm  AWANA
6:40 am Corporate Prayer            
6:30 pm  Young Adults Fall Kickoff at Jubilee Park

THURSDAY, September 12

FRIDAY, September 13
7:30 pm Youth - Dragon Keys (for grades 7-12)

SATURDAY , September 14
10:00 am Right Now Media Training

SUNDAY, September 15
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
9:30 am Membership Class
11:30 am Baptism Class
6:00 pm House of Prayer


HYMN SING Join us at 6:00 pm tonight for a singing of the traditional hymns Open to all ages.

SGAC will be hosting a private screening of Unplanned the Movie on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at Landmark Cinemas, Spruce Grove. Sunday is the last chance to get your tickets. Tickets are $12.50/each and are available at the Welcome Centre following the service today.

YOUTH PARENTS MEETING Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 pm in the Oasis Room. Meet with Pastor Josh and the Youth Leaders. Calendars of events and information forms will be available.

BAPTISM CLASSES will be held at 9:30 am this morning and at 11:30 am on Sunday, September 15 in the Prayer Room.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP We encourage Church Membership as a ‘next-step’ in your life within the body of Christ here at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. Classes will be held at 11:30 am this morning and at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 15 in the Prayer Room. Please contact Pastor Art with your desire to attend one of these classes. 

RIGHT NOW MEDIA TRAINING Join us for an informative session either Saturday September 14 at 10:00 am or Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm.

CORPORATE PRAYER will resume this Wednesday, September 11 at 6:40 pm in the Prayer Room.

Fall VOLUNTEERS still NEEDED for AWANA and Sunday mornings. Please fill out a Children’s Ministry Serve card from the chair pocket in front of you.

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY an on-line or classroom DVD bible school that is taught by world class theologians. Our next course is September 19 – 21 on Spiritual Gifts. Please contact Pastor Coreen to enroll today.

The 2 Little 4 Me Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale is an event for the whole community. The Fall sale will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tables to rent for vendors are still available. Check out the 2 Little 4 Me Children’s Clothing & Toy Sale Facebook page.

The Journey - Traditional Cambodian Dance Troupe September 29 at 6:00 pm Join us for this unique event. Traditional dances will be performed by young men and women from RESCUE CAMBODIA ( You will also hear the stories of how God continues to work through this amazing ministry. Free Admission - free will offering will be taken.
Please note that we are looking for people to billet the dancers for 1 night during this event. Please contact the church office if this is something you are able to do.

Understanding The Old Testament study will be offered in January, not this fall as previously indicated.


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Jon & Angie Coutts, Ric & Kareen Strangway, Stephen & Marilyn Rigby.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children.

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 5 children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Tim Wiebe. Tim is married to Julie. They have 3 children ages 17,15 & 13.

Family Matters

We extend our sincere condolences to Thelma Dirks and her family upon the recent passing of her husband Arnin (known to some as George). A memorial service honoring Arnin Dirks will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 5010 - 52 Ave, Stony Plain at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 14.

CONGRATULATIONS to Carter Reece as he takes a step of obedience in getting baptized today.

Save the Date:

  • Annual General Meeting is here Thursday September 19 at 7:00 pm.

  • Mid Week Studies The Blessing, Truth Project and Evening Edition will begin on September 25 & 26

  • All other programs for the next 4 months are listed in The Fall Journey. Take one home today.

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