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WEEKLY NEWS FOR SUNDAY, September 6, 2020

September 06, 2020

Boasting in the Cross 

Galatians 5:16-26

  Final Warning and Benediction

11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Sermon Notes

Are you living for the praise of men or the glory of God?

We know what we are doing, but do we know why we are doing it?

What our motivation in doing things for God?

How are you representing Jesus at home, at work and at play?

This Week

Monday, Sept. 07
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Labour Day Holiday   Church office is closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 08


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, Sept.10

Friday, Sept. 11

8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Saturday, Sept. 12

Sunday, Sept. 13

10:00 am Online Worship Service
8:00 pm Filipino Catch-Up


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.) 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: Grades 1 – 6, join us for Sunday School as we move toward the second phase of our re-launch in compliance with the guidelines for children. If you are able please pre-register between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening on the website or by calling the office. 

AWANA:  Reaching kids with the gospel.  Engaging them in long-term discipleship. Awana begins Wednesday, October 7. The options are:  Kids ages 3 to grade 12  can join us onsite,  be parent-led from home, or a combination of the two.  Register  here. Contact the church office or visit SGAC Kids Facebook page for more information.  

AWANA: We are still looking for leaders.  Come and build relationships with the children while they learn to love and follow Jesus.  Contact the church office if you can help or for more information.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES Fall Kickoff - Monday, Sept 14 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  We’ve missed you!  As we launch the new ministry year we want to provide an opportunity for you to connect with other women.  Join us outside at SGAC as we sit around a propane fire and catch up.  Bring your lawn chair & dress for the weather.  Hope you can join us!

MEN’S MINISTRIES Fall Kickoff Friday, Sept 18 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Join us at Barry’s (52515 Alberta 770) to sit around the fire and connect with other SGAC men.  Bring your lawn chair and any ideas you have for activities for the 2020 / 2021 ministry year.  For more information contact Pastor Joel.

EMPOWERED TO INFLUENCE– Starting Sept 25 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm.    Learn how to live effectively as salt & light and impact your spheres for God’s glory.  Pastor Joel will be facilitating this four week  in-person course (online not available at this time).  Click here to register.  Cost is $15 to cover the workbook.  For more information contact Pastor Joel.

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY: Do you want to go deeper into God’s Word this fall? Join us for our in house Bible School to earn a degree in Theology or just to grow in your faith. The next course will be offered from September 24 to 26. We will be studying “The Trinity” with Dr. James Beal. Learn more fully about the knowledge of God in the Trinity and about ourselves in relating to our awesome heavenly Father. To register or for more information contact Pastor Coreen, 780-962-4700. 

KEENAGERS (55+):  We are now meeting online to study “The Story of a King”. 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. 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2020: This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 pm. All members and attendees are encouraged to attend. Annual Reports and Elder nomination information is available at the Welcome Center or call the church office for your digital copy. 

THE CHURCH OFFICE: office hours are Mon – Fri from 9 am -4 pm. We are closed for lunch daily from noon- 1pm.  We will be closed on September 7 for the Labour Day holiday.

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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 www.sgac/Give .  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. 


During office hours, you can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope.  Mark it Finance / Confidential 


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 email  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


Please pray for:

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Andrew Bugiera- Pastor of Worship and Prayer. Andrew is married to Amy and they have three children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert. Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
  • Our Christian Workers: Afonso & Becky Chinhama work with SIM in Angloa.  They attend SGAC when visiting their family, the Loewens.  They have three children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Del Dyck. Del is married to Carol and they have 2 married children.


Family Matters

  • Print out a Bingo card and play along during today’s message. Bingo Cards are available to download from the SGAC Kids Facebook Page.
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to
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