What Are Your Wearing?
Colossians 3:12-15 (NLT)
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
“Loving each other is what we were meant to do and how we were made to roll. It’s not where we start when we began following Jesus; it’s the beautiful path we travel the rest of our lives. Will it be messy and ambiguous and uncomfortable when we love people the way Jesus said to love them? You bet it will. Will we be misunderstood? Constantly. But extravagant love often means coloring outside the lines and going beyond the norms. Loving the neighbors we don’t understand takes work and humility and patience and guts. It means leaving the security of our easy relationships to engage in some tremendously awkward ones.
Find a way to love difficult people more, and you’ll be living the life Jesus talked about. Go find someone you’ve been avoiding and give away extravagant love to them. You’ll learn more about God, your neighbor, your enemies, and your faith. Find someone you think is wrong, someone you disagree with, someone who isn’t like you at all, and decide to love that person the way you want Jesus to love you.”
- John 3:16 tells us that God loves everyone in the world – including the people we struggle with. How does it make you feel to know that God loves those people? Begin to pray for the people who you struggle with and ask God to give you love for them.
- “Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People” – by Bob Goff
Scriptures to Consider
- 1 Corinthians 13
- Romans 13:8-10
- 1 John 4:7-21
- Matthew 22:33-40
Tuesday, May 12
10:30 am am Daybreak Online Book Club
7:00 pm Youth Online Small Groups
Wednesday, May 13
8:.00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
10:00 am Keenagers (55+) Bible Study
(on Pastor Art's personal Facebook Page....Will be posted to SGAC Keenagers Group by 1:00 pm)
7:00 pm Corporate Prayer Online
Thursday, May 14
2:30 pm Sunday School Check-In Online
Friday, May 15
8:.00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
8:30 pm Filipino Catch Up
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 17
10:00 am Worship Service w/ communion Online
7:00 pm Corporate Prayer Online
PASTORAL DEVOTIONS TO THE CONGREGATION: Join us online Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for a devotional message from one of our Pastors. We will air these messages on our YouTube Channel at 8:00 am. (Don’t worry, if you miss it, you can watch it later.)
CORPORATE PRAYER: Now taking place online Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Click here for information on how to join.
WOMEN'S PRAYER If you are a woman with a specific prayer need, the women who meet together on Monday mornings would love to pray with you. Personal message Pastor Karen on Facebook to coordinate a video call prayer time. They will be available starting at 10:15 am.
JR AND SR. HIGH SMALL GROUPS ONLINE: We are still meeting on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm from the comfort of your home. For more information and to join in visit our website.
KEENAGERS: We are now meeting online. Join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am on Pastor Art's personal Facebook page or at 1:00 pm on our Keenagers Facebook Group as we stay connected through the Word of God.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHECK IN ONLINE: Join Pastor Coreen every Thursday at 2:30 pm for songs, a Bible Story and more. Sunday School Check In can be found on the Spruce Grove Alliance Church Children’s Ministry Facebook page.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY CLASS Join us on our Facebook group. Pastor Steve will post a video each Monday to the group. Watch the video and take notes at home. Join us Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm on GoToMeeting to discuss. This will be a time to share questions, thoughts and ideas.
Please join us on our FB group , SGAC Apologetics Ministry where you can find all the details, including the meeting ID and password for the Thursday evening get-together.
DLST: FREE Bible School Course - May 21 – 23. Don’t miss this! Once a year we offer a free course for those of you who would like to see what our Deeper Life School of Theology is all about. Join us for a counselling course, “Biblical Building Blocks for Marriage and Family.” Space is limited to 15. Register today with Pastor Coreen.
PARKING LOT ACCESS: Please note that the City of Spruce Grove is replacing the water main on Grove Meadow Drive starting May 11 and as a result access to our church parking lot will be blocked off. If you are planning to stop by the church during the week, we wanted you to be aware of this construction. Thanks for your understanding.
The CHURCH OFFICE will be open by appointment only. Please stay home and safe. Email us to set up an appointment or call us at 780-962-4700 to leave a message or speak to someone. We will be getting back to everyone as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience with us.
Monthly Update - April 2020
39 Week average $23,237
Weekly Budget Requirement $25,113
Future Dev Fund $11,839
Church Year Update - July 1 to April 30, 2020
General Fund Budget Revenue to Date $1,079,859
General Revenue to Date $999,199
-Budget Shortfall ($80,660)
Global Advance Giving $95,147
Canadian Ministries Giving $20,020
Future Dev Fund $412,338
Refugee Sponsorship Fund July 1-March 31, 2020 $27,583
Total Refugee Sponsorship Fund -July 2018-March 2020: $44,803
We have reached our goal! Thank you so much for your generosity.
Please note the Following Options for Giving
Whether it is a one-time gift or you would like to schedule a recurring donation, you can give online to Spruce Grove Alliance Church. This option allows you to give using a Visa debit card or the traditional Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
Pick up a pre-authorized debit agreement form from our church office or download one here. You can fill it out and then with a voided cheque - you can either scan it and email it to the office, or drop it off during regular office hours.
During office hours, you can drop by and use the INTERAC/DEBIT machine at the Welcome Centre, then fill out your donation envelope as normal including your name, address, giving number and insert your debit receipt so we can disburse funds as directed in the Box on the counter.
Use E-Transfer to give at SGAC, using firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your offering envelope number and contact information. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question. Please also include your envelope # if you have one and your phone number in the note section.
You can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope. Mark it Finance / Confidential. Please call ahead as Office Hours are by appointment only.
By MAIL / CHEQUE
Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1W6
Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.
Please pray for:
- Our International Workers: Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz, Kyle & Maggie Ibsen, Shaun & Iris Kelly.
- Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Joel Marquez – Pastor of Outreach, Missions & Men. Joel is married to Lolet.
- Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert- Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
- Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
- Blessings this Mother’s Day to all who mother at whatever stage they are in.
- Print out a Bingo card and play along during todays message. Kids, take a picture and email your Bingo card to Pastor Coreen for a chance to win an NIV Action Study Bible.
- Are you in need of help during this time of pandemic? Are you able to provide help for anyone shut in? Please contact Pastor Art at email@example.com or call him at 780-892-2555. You may also email or call the church office.
- Office Hours:Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church Office is open by appointment only until further notice.
- We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org