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Weekly News for Sunday, May 31, 2020


Galatians 2:11-14

 Paul Opposes Peter

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.[a] 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Sermon Notes

"Many of us [in the church] are like porcupines trying to huddle together on a bitter cold night to keep each other warm, but we continually poke and hurt each other the closer we get "

Howard Hendricks Quoted by Alexander Strauch, Leading With Love, Lewis and Roth, 2006, p. 169.

  • How do you deal with Conflict?  Has anyone ever taught you from a Christian perspective how to handle disagreements?  What does it look like to love those who disagree with you?

  • What is at the heart of Peter shrinking back from fellowship with the Body of Christ in Antioch?

  • Why was it important for Paul to Confront Peter in front of others?  What was at stake?

Scriptures to Consider

  • Ephesians 4:31-32
  • Matthew 18:15-17
  • James 4:1-6

This Week

Monday, June 1
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
9:30 am Women's Prayer
9:30 am Men's Prayer

Tuesday, June 2
7:00 pm Youth Online Small Groups

Wednesday, June 3
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
7:30 pm Young Adults Parking Lot Meetings

Thursday, June 4
2:30 pm Sunday School Check In (online)
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Class (online)

Friday, June 5
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
7:30 pm YOUTH – Online Hangout
8:30 pm Filipino Catch up (online)

Saturday, June 6

Sunday, June 7
10:00 am Online Worship Service


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.)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS):  SGAC’s first ever Live Stream VBS is coming Aug 10 to 13 for children age 4 to 12. Early bird rate is $15 for the first child and $10 for each individual child after until July 15. Cost from July 16 to Aug. 6 (or while supplies last) is $30 for the first child and $10 for each individual child. Online registration will open on June 3 and will include your VBS in a bag package. For more information and updates visit Spruce Grove Alliance Church Children’s Ministry Facebook page or call the office.

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 ZOOM 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.

The CHURCH OFFICE hours are Mon – Fri from 9 am -4 pm. We are closed for lunch daily from noon- 1pm.


 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 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.

Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
Attn: Finance
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB  T7X 1W6

Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.

Questions: Please contact the church office at 780 962 4700 or by emailYou may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


Please pray for:

  • Our InternationalWorkers: Afonso & Becky Chinhama work with SIM in Angola.  They attend SGAC when visiting their family, the Loewens.  They have 3 children.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck – Lead Pastor. Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have 5 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children.
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Family Matters

  • Print out a Bingo card and play along during today’s message. Kids, take a picture and email your Bingo card to Pastor Coreen for a chance to win an NIV Action Study Bible. Bingo Cards are available to download from SGAC Children’s Ministry Facebook Page.
  • 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 or call him at 780-892-2555. You may also email or call the church office.
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to
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