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Weekly News for Sunday, March 15, 2020

Stay Ready!

Luke 12:36-41

36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants[a] whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he[b] would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”


Sermon Notes


Let us be alert to the season in which we are living. It is the season of the Blessed Hope, calling for us to cut our ties with the world and build ourselves on this One who will soon appear. He is our hope—a Blessed Hope enabling us to rise above our times and fix our gaze upon Him.

-A.W Tozer

  • What can we do to stay ready?
  • Why is Jesus so strong (Luke 12:47) with the one who know the Master will and did not get ready?
  • How can we take the following verse to heart?  “Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48

Scriptures to Consider

  1. 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  2. James 4:13-17
  3. Exodus 12:11

This Week


Monday, March 16
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayer time
6:00 pm Young Life Banquet

Tuesday, March 17
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Elder's Meeting

Wednesday, March 18
9:45 am Keenagers Bible Study 
4:30 pm & 6:00 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Old Testament Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s

Thursday, March 19
6:30 pm DLST
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

Friday, March 20
6:30 pm DLST
7:30 pm Youth Simulator

Saturday, March 21
ALL DAY PARKING LOT LIGHT INSTALLATION
8:30 am DLST

Sunday, March 22
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services 
5:00 pm  Corporate Prayer
6:00 pm Singin' the Gospel Night of Praise


JOURNEY UPDATES


In Response to COVID-19: Please greet each other with a smile. We will not be shaking hands this week. If you or someone you know is unable to be with us, please visit our website. Weekly sermons and bulletins are available at
www.sgac.net/sermons.

Filipino Family Luncheon: Sunday, March 15 following the 2nd service in the Fireside Room. Everyone is welcome.

HOUSE OF PRAYER Sunday, March 15 at 6:00 pm Join us for a night of unbroken modern worship, praise and prayer.

Singin’ the Gospel Night of Praise March 22 at 6:00 pm. This concert is in cooperation with Every Home For Christ and has an open invitation to the community at large. Come and bring a neighbor and bring a friend.

On Saturday, March 21 the Future Development Construction Team is planning to install the parking lot light poles and the cross, and remove the trees in the north-west corner of the property in preparation for construction of the Education Building. We are looking for a few good hands willing to participate in this work. The reward will be the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make the lights shine in our community, and perhaps donuts, coffee and lunch. If you are willing and able, please contact Peter Spaans by voice or text at 587-990-6694.

2 Little 4 Me Clothing & Toy Sale – Tables are still available for rent. The spring sale is April 25. Stop by the church office to pay & register. Table rental profits will be donated to the Parkland Food Bank & Compassionate Connections.

Grade 5/6 students Palm Sunday Practice. All Grade 5/6 students wanting to participate in the Palm Sunday Presentation are encouraged to join us on April 4 from 10 am to 11 am for an onstage practice.


Get ready for Giving Sunday! On Sunday, March 29 we are targeting our $4 million goal in cash and pledges. We are less than $500,000 away! Our Christian Education Centre will allow us to expand our ministry work to meet both current and future needs by building dedicated space for children’s, youth, small group and auditorium style activities. Our current space is in desperate need of renovations to be safe and sustainable; not meeting our current ministry needs; and limiting our ability to expand our programs and the support we provide to the communities we serve.
Consider making a one-time gift on Giving Sunday, in support of the future of Spruce Grove Alliance. Or join us in support of this project and make your commitment to a future gift.
For more information visit www.sgac.net/phase1.

First Aid Training April 4. This is a blended First Aid Training with approximately 8 hours completed online and 8 hours in class, April 4 from 9 am – 5 pm. Cost is $90. Please register and pay at the check in kiosk in the foyer. For more information go to our website.

Women’s Daybreak - Book Club Join Pastor Karen for a special book club session of Daybreak. We will be reading a topical book on marriage by Gary Thomas – Loving Him Well. The cost of the book is $20. Childcare is available with pre-registration. Starts April 7 @ 9:00 am and runs for 6 weeks. Register online today!

Monday Night Men Spring Session Join Pastor Joel for the 6 week session – A Man & His Traps, starting March 30 @ 7:00 pm. Cost is $25 - register online today!

Women’s Retreat – April 17-19 @ Camp Nakamun. Come for a weekend of relaxing, learning & worshiping our great God together. Brochures are at the Welcome Centre. Register online or at the Church Office!


PRAYER


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Jerry & Lois Dorn, amp Nakamun Staff, Tim & Julie Wiebe.

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

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 6 children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Paul Friesen. Paul is married to Kim and they have 3 children.

  • Our Students: Robin Jespersen at YWAM New Zealand.

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