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Weekly News for Sunday, June 7, 2020

Grace Alone

Galatians 2:15-21

 Justified by Faith

15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified[a] by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness[b] were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Sermon Notes

Paul says, “What I am telling you is a fact (indicative mood). I have actually already been crucified by God with Jesus Christ (perfect tense). God crucified me and I didn’t do it myself; it happened and was completed in the past, once and for all, and never needs repeating (passive voice)."

John Barnett

  • What did it mean to be crucified in the ancient world?  What idea is Paul trying to convey to believers in regards to being “Crucified with Christ”?

  • Why did Paul say that he was dead to the Law?

  • What did Paul mean “That I longer live but Christ Lives in me”?

  • What does it mean to be justified by Faith?

Scriptures to Consider

  1. Romans 10:4;
  2. Galatians 3:23–25;
  3. Ephesians 2:15

Other Resources in RightNow Media

  • Galatians by Ray Pritchard

This Week

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

Tuesday, June 9
7:00 pm Youth Online Small Groups Community Night

Wednesday, June 10
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

Thursday, June 11
2:30 pm Sunday School Check In (online)
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Class (online)

Friday, June 12
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
7:30 pm Grade 12 Grad Event
8:30 pm Filipino Catch up (online)

Saturday, June 13

Sunday, June 14
10:00 am Online Worship Service


WOMENS PRAYER on Monday morning would like to pray for you.  If you have a prayer request, post it on the Women’s Facebook page or private message Pastor Karen.

There’s one day left to complete SGACS CONGREGATIONAL SURVEYIf you haven’t yet, click here, and take 5 minutes to help us better understand your needs and how we can serve you and the community better.

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.)

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 is open now and includes your VBS in a bag package. Register now! For more information and updates visit Spruce Grove Alliance Church Children’s Ministry Facebook page or call the office.

Join us this Tuesday at 7:00 pm for our final evening together as we prepare to take a break for the summer months.  For more information and to join in visit our website.

KEENAGERS (55+): 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 Pastor Steve will post a video to the Facebook group each Monday. Watch the video and take notes at home. Join us Thursday evenings 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 International Workers: Daryl & Birgit Sam pastoring in Monaco. They have 3 children.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Art Quist – Sr. Lead Associate. Art is married to Betty and they have 3 grown children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen is married to Paul and they have 3 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: John Olsen. John is married to Arlene and they have 4 children.

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