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Weekly News for Sunday, August 2, 2020


Romans 8:18-30

Present Suffering and Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[b] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.


Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

-Charles Spurgeon

  • What has been the most difficult aspect of the last 4 months?
  • What Scriptures have been most helpful for you during this time?
  • How have you helped others carry their burdens?


  1. James 1:1-21
  2. 2 Timothy 2:23-24
  3. 1 Corinthians 13


Monday, August 3
Office is Closed for Heritage Day Long Weekend
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Tuesday, August 4

Wednesday, August 5
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Thursday, August 6
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Class

Friday, August 7
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Saturday, August 1

Sunday, August 2
10:00 am Online Worship Service 
10:00am In-Person Service - please pre-register (
please note: registration for each service will open on Wednesday at 9 am and close Saturday night.)
8:30 pm Filipino Catch up (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.)

VBS: SGAC’s first ever Live Stream VBS is coming Aug 10 to 13 for children age 4 to 12.  LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER 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 will not be meeting during the month of August. Check here for our September re-start date.

We are excited to be preparing to REALUNCH our in-person worship services August 2. Please pray for this team and process and keep your eye out for weekly updates. Sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already at

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY CLASS Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm on ZOOM. 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.

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



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 Christian Workers: Camp Nakamun’s Leadership Team -- SGAC’s local C & MA camp.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Art Quist – Associate to Lead Pastor. Art is married to Betty and they have three married children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have 5 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Paul Friesen.  Paul is married to Kim and they have 3 children.



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