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Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey, pumpkin pie with LOTS of whipped cream, family gathered around a big table decorated with orange-leaf-smattered napkins……. Is this what comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving?

Is there some sort of ‘Let’s go round the table and share something we’re thankful for’ activity that occurs at your thanksgiving event?

Well I’m sure we all experience much of this, but what about something deeper?  No I’m not talking about the pumpkin pie, I’m talking about the matter of FULLY ENGAGING in a lifestyle of thankfulness.

I’m sure that bowing your heads before a meal and giving thanks to our Heavenly Father for the food we’re about to enjoy is important in your life, but does thankfulness end there or do you enjoy a LIFESTYLE of thankfulness.

Read Psalms 90 and 91 in the next short while and notice how the Psalmist, although not mentioning the words ‘Thank You’ fills his text with rich expressions of thankfulness.

In the New King James version, the word ‘Thanks’ appears 109 times.

Check out these verses:

  •  2 Samuel 22:50
  •  Ezra 3:11
  •  Nehemiah 12:27
  •  Psalm 9:1

    This Week

    Monday, Oct. 12  
    8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
    Thanksgiving Holiday   Church Office is closed.

    Tuesday, Oct. 13
    9:00 am  Daybreak
    7:00 pm     Youth Small Groups

    Wednesday, Oct. 14
    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. 15
    7:00 pm   Evening Edition 

    Friday, Oct. 16
    8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)

    Saturday, Oct. 17
    9:00 am  Sharing Hope In Times Of Crisis Seminar 

     Sunday, Oct. 18
     9:30 am   Livestream Sunday School Moment
    10:00 am   Online Worship Service
    10:00am   Worship Service (Must be pre-registered)
    6:00 pm    House of Prayer
    6:00 pm    Membership Class
    8:30 pm   Filipino Catch-Up (online)


    GIVING SUNDAY –OCTOBER 11 - TODAY  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. 

    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 at 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. 

    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.

    HOUSE OF PRAYER:  Sunday. October 18 at 6:00 pm.   Join us for a night of unbroken modern worship, praise and prayer. Come and spend time in an atmosphere of scripture-based worship and prayer over our church and community.

    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.   

    DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY  October 22 – 24.  "De-stress"  21 Days to a Less Stressed Life by Dr. Michael Ronsisvalle.  Register with Pastor Coreen today.

    OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoeboxes are available at the Welsome Centre.  Please consider participating in this program that gives children in third world countries a gift that shows them that Jesus Loves Them.  Often local leaders team up to teach them bible stories after their shoebox has been received.  Deadline is November 14. Click here for more  information about  Samaritan’s Purse. 

    THE CHURCH OFFICE: office hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am -4 pm.  We are closed for lunch daily from noon- 1pm. We will be closed Oct. 12 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

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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 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: K. I. works for an American School in Niger. Her parents attend SGAC.
    • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Youth and Young Adults – Josh Palsky. Josh is married to Beth and they have 1 child.
    • Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk.  Debbie is married to Rod and they have 2 children.
    • Our Elders Team Member: Paul Friesen. Paul is married to Kim and they have 3 children.
  • Family Matters

    • October is Pastor Appreciation month. We are so grateful to all of our Pastors for the sacrificial ways in which they serve at SGAC. Thank you Pastors and your families.
    • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to
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