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Weekly News for Sunday, October 4, 2020


Fully Engaged in God’s Word


Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.       Psalm 119:105



“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”

― John Stott

  •  To what degree have the Scriptures impacted your life? How do they impact your daily living?
  •  What degree of confidence do you have in God’s word? Is it trustworthy?  Why or Why Not?


Scriptures to Consider

  1. Hebrews 4
  2. 1 Peter 2
  3. Genesis 3


  This Week

Monday, Oct. 5  
8:00 am   Pastoral Devotions (online)
9:30 am   Men’s Prayer
9:30 am   Women’s Prayer
7:00 pm   Monday Night Men 

Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am  Daybreak
7:00 pm  Youth Small Groups

Wednesday, Oct. 7
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 Keenagers Facebook group by 1:00 pm)
4:00 pm   AWANA
7:30 pm    Young Adults Study 

Thursday, Oct. 8
7:00 pm   Evening Edition 

Friday, Oct. 9
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

Saturday, Oct. 10 

Thanksgiving & Communion Sunday, Oct. 11
10:00 am   Online Worship Service
10:00am   Worship Service (Must be pre-registered)
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. We will offer preschool childcare starting on October 18.  If you are able please pre-register between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening on the website or by calling the office. 

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. 

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES FALL STUDY – Starts This Week: 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 – Topic Change:  The men met for the first time last week and have decided to switch their study topic.  They will no longer be doing the Francis Chan study of James and instead will be doing the next book in the Authentic Manhood series – A Man & His Traps.  It is not too late to register and join them on Monday @ 7:00 pm in the Oasis.  Currently offering in-person only - 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.  Next week 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. 

SHARING HOPE IN CRISIS – Saturday Oct 17:  This is a one day seminar presented by the Billy Graham Association of Canada.  It is a free event open to anyone in our community, but registration is required.  It is suitable for everyone in the local church and is also ideal for counselors, church leaders & those who encounter suffering people on a regular basis.  Registration deadline is October 12.  For more information visit our website.  Contact Pastor Joel if you have any questions.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS   Join Pastor Art for this new and improved class on Sunday October 18 and October 25 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Please register here. For more information contact Pastor Art at or call 780-962-4700.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoeboxes are now available at the Welcome Center.  Please consider participating in this program that gives children in third world countries a gift that shows them that Jesus Loves Them.  For those children who have received Jesus as their Forever Friend there is discilpeship classes offered in their village.  Deadline is November 14. For more information about  Samaritan’s Purse click here.

THE CHURCH OFFICE: office hours are Monday – Friday 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 


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: Tim Wiebe is the Alberta Director for Hockey Ministries International. He is married to Julie and they have 3 children.  SGAC is their church home.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries – Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen.  Kim is married to Paul and they have 3 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Steve Medeiros. Steve is married to Angele and they have 4 children.


Family Matters

  • OUR PARKING LOT IS PAVED!!! Thank you for your patience and understanding this past week when we were parking in the grassy area.
  • BABY SHOWER for Brysen and Allannah Neufeld has been cancelled. If you already purchased a gift please bring it to the church office and we will be sure that this family is blessed.
  • 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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