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Weekly News for Sunday, November 3, 2019


1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker[a] in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.

Sermon Notes

Don’t curse the darkness but light a candle.” “The bigger the darkness, the easier it is to spot your little light.” “That’s the excitement in obedience, finding out later what God had in mind.” “Persecution is an enemy the Church has met and mastered many times. Indifference could prove to be a far more dangerous foe

Brother Andrew, God’s Smuggler

  •  Jesus states in Matthew 10 that he is sending his disciples out as sheep among wolves.  What do you think Jesus meant by using this illustration?
  • Why do you think God allows his followers to suffer persecution?
  • What is apostasy and does it apply to vs 5?

Scriptures to Consider

  1. Matthew 10
  2. Luke 8:1-15
  3. 2 Timothy 3:12

This Week

Monday, November 4
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
6:30 pm Book Club
7:00 pm Monday Night Men

Tuesday, November 5
9:00 am Daybreak
4:00 pm Kids Rehearsal
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

Wednesday, November 6
9:45 am   Keenager’s Study 
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm AWANA 
6:40 pm  Corporate Prayer  
7:30 pm    Young Adults at Piska’s 13 Linksview Close  SG

Thursday, November 7
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, November 8
6:30 pm - Book Club

Saturday, November 9

Sunday, November 10
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services 
11:40 am Youth Sunday Series


THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS that stepped in to help with the Fall Family Festival on Thursday night. You have blessed us all with your generosity. We couldn’t run an event like this without you!

WOMENS DEEP DISH this Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Come to connect over coffee & dessert, “dig deeper” with Crystel Nixon, and make a feather bookmark craft.

SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL November 24 at 6:00 pm Keepers of the Faith bring the deep south island flavor, a taste of ‘oldie but a goodie’, and the soul of saved men that will speak directly to your heart. A freewill offering will be taken.

Future Development Faith Promise Pledge Forms are now located in the chair pockets for your convenience. Please drop off your completed forms in the foyer display. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can financially support our new Education Building. For more information visit or email

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are now available at the Welcome Centre. Deadline for drop off is November 17. For more information contact the church office.

NEW ATTENDERS LUNCH – Sunday, November 24 after the 11:15 service. If you started attending SGAC in 2019 or are considering making SGAC your home church – this is for you. Also open to those who have been attending longer but have never been to a New Attenders lunch. Come to meet some of our pastors & elders and learn more about SGAC. Families / children are welcome. Kindly RSVP at the Welcome Centre or call the church office.

MEN’S EVENT – Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 pm in the Oasis. Come to watch the Grey Cup game and hear some testimonies from Monday Night Men. All men & boys welcome – invite your friends. Snacks provided.

Deeper Life School of Theology is offering the course “The Ten Commandments” with Dr. Ronald Cottle on November 14 – 16. Please speak to Pastor Coreen to register today. Everyone welcome.

SGAC’s Christmas Banquet – Friday , December 6 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25/person and will go on sale November 10.

We are putting together a CHOIR for CHRISTMAS EVE this year & are looking for singers. Christmas Eve Services take place on Tuesday, December 24 at 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm. All three services will be the same and so if you commit, that would mean you are committing to all three. There will be one rehearsal at a time yet to be determined. Please contact Karen Lapp in the office if this would be of interest to you or if you would like more information.

R.E.A.P. Read, Examine, Apply, Pray. This guideline for reading Scripture as mentioned in the sermon recently, is available at the Welcome Centre.

Future Development:
Financial Info as of October 27, 2019
Total Cash on Hand - $2,222,693.00
Total 3-year pledges - $981,650.00
Total - $3,206,343.00 (need $793,657.00 more to reach $4 million which will allow us to move forward with construction)


Please pray for:

  • Our International     Workers: Ric & Kareen Strangway, Stephen & Marilyn Rigby, Ray & Cindy Perry.

  • 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: Kari Gehlert Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya.  Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 20 & 16.

  • Our Students: Sarah Shentaler at Ambrose University.

Family Matters

  • Camp Nakamun Ranch is looking for hay donations for their herd for the winter. If you can help them please contact Jud at 780-893-7357 or the camp office at 780-967-5585. Delivery is appreciated but they can also come around for pick-ups.

  • Most of our pastors are away at Prayer Retreat this week. Pray for a time of refreshing for them.

  • If you own, or work for, a company that would be interested in participating in the construction of our new Phase 1 building, we invite you to contact the Future Development Construction Team. Please send your expression of interest along with a description of services offered to
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