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Weekly News for Sunday, September 13, 2020


Matthew 4: 18-22

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.



“When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus.”
Billy Graham


  • Why is it so important to understand that following Jesus begins from an invitation not a command?
  • Jesus’s call interrupted Peter and Andrew during their busy work day. Does Jesus have permission in your life to interrupt your schedule?
  • Immediately they followed Jesus. Why is it important to respond to Jesus immediately?  They left everything.  What things distract you from following Jesus?

Scriptures to Consider

  1. - Isaiah 6
  2. - Romans 12
  3. - Philippians 1:21 


This Week

Monday, Sept. 14  
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
9:30am  Men’s Prayer
9:30 am    Women's Prayer
7:00 pm   Women’s kick-off

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Wednesday, Sept. 16
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online) 

Thursday, Sept. 17 

Friday, Sept. 18
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
7:00 pm   Men’s Fall Kick Off (off-site)

Saturday, Sept. 19

Sunday, Sept. 20
10:00 am   Online Worship Service
10:00am   Worship Service (Must be pre-registered)
12:00 noon Youth Parent Meeting
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.) 

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:   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.  Registration 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.   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. This is a 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  We will be studying “The Trinity” with Dr. James Beal September 24 - 26. To register or for more information contact Pastor Coreen. 

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 at the Welcome Center. 

YOUTH PARENTS MEETING: Youth parents please join us on Zoom September 20 at noon as Pastor Josh shares the new direction for the youth this fall.  For more information check out the Events Calendar on the website or contact Pastor Josh

SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING is required by all of our youth and adult volunteers working with children and youth. Join us on September 26 at 9:30 am. For more information or to RSVP go to the Events Calendar

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES FALL STUDY: Hagar, Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me by Shadia Hrichi. Daybreak starts Oct. 6 and Evening Edition begins October 8.  Register now.  There are both in-person and online options.  Limited space for childcare in Daybreak. Check out the events calendar on our website for contact Pastor Karen Houcher for more information. 

MONDAY NIGHT MEN FALL STUDY – The Book of James by Francis Chan begins September 28 at 7:00 pm.  Click here to register.  For more information go to events calendar on our website or contact Pastor Joel. 

COUNTDOWN TO GIVING SUNDAY –OCTOBER 11   We are now less than $350,000 away from our goal of raising $4 million in cash and pledges for our new Christian Education Centre.  In 4 weeks we will have a special offering for our Future Development Fund.  Consider how you might partner with us in building a spiritual home for the people of Spruce Grove & Parkland County.  Click here for more information

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

Please keep your eye out for weekly updates. Sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already at 


Giving Update



General                                           $93,982
9 Week average                             $18,400
Weekly Budget Requirement     $22,602 
Future Dev Fund                          $ 19.897 


General Fund Budget Revenue to Date        $203,418
General Revenue to Date                                $165,603
-Budget Shortfall                                            ($  37,815)
Global Advance Giving                                   $   17,170
Canadian Ministries Giving                           $    4,566
Future Dev Fund                                              $  29,637   



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 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 Christian Workers: Daryl & Birgit Sam pastor a church in Monaco. Daryl previously served on the pastoral team at SGAC. They have three children.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey - Pastor of Children’s MInistries. Coreen is married to Dave and they have three married children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 5 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Orv Perry. Orv is married to Peggi and they have 3 married children.

Family Matters

  • TODAY IS COMMUNION SUNDAY --For those who are joining us online - You can be prepared by setting your juice and crackers aside to partake with us during the service.
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to


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