Happy Father’s Day. Dads out there, you and I have a very special honor and along with honor comes the wonderful ‘task’ of caring for those special people in our care.
Someone once said, ”The kindest thing you can do for your children is to love their mother and make sure they know that you do.”
According to Google….
“The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations and planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Father’s Day has become increasingly popular throughout North America and other parts of the world over the years. “
Someone wrote: “Growing up under the eyes of a caring dad can be the greatest gift anyone can cherish. Your dad is someone who can stand as a symbol of inspiration for your entire life. It is your father from whom many draw their strength from. He can be the strongest pillar in your life.
Expressing “Happy Father’s Day” wishes to your Dad communicates the appreciation and gratefulness for all that he has done in your life to date. And, it also speaks to the admiration for the on-going relationship you two share today.
Scripture has some excellent things to say to fathers. It starts out by addressing the role of the husband then carries on to encourage fathers.
Proverbs 23:24: "The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him."
Check Out These Verses
- Ephesians 6:4
- Colossians 3:21
Monday, June 22
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
9:30 am Women's Prayer
9:30 am Men's Prayer
Tuesday, June 23
Thursday, June 25
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Class (online)
Saturday, June 27
Sunday, June 28
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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 Christian Workers: Tracy Flynn is the area director for Parkland Young Life. SGAC is her home church.
- Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Josh Palsky – Pastor of Youth & Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have 1 child.
- Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk is married to Rod and they have 2 children.
- Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman, Chair. Henry is married to Anne and they have grown children.
- 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.
- We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org