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Weekly News for Sunday, October 18, 2020


 Fully Engaged in Family 


Parenting needs to move from simply providing for physical needs like food, shelter, and clothing and for the emotional and social well-being of children to providing for the nurture of their souls, for their spiritual well-being. Parenting needs to move from simply protecting them from bad people and physical harm to protecting them from the Evil One and from a world view that leaves God out. Parenting needs to move from focusing primarily on their behavior to focusing primarily on their heart. Parenting needs to move from merely telling them what they should do to showing them how through the parents' own example.

― Author Unknown

  • How can we (parent/grandparents) better take responsibility for our role as parents with our children?
  • What role should the church body have in raising the next generation? How can the church body work with families to successfully raise godly children? 

Scriptures to Consider:

  1. Deuteronomy 6:7; Psalm 127
  2. Hebrews 12:7-11
  3. Ephesians 5 and 6:4

This Week

Monday, Oct. 19  
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. 20
9:00 am  Daybreak
7:00 pm  Youth Small Groups

Wednesday, Oct. 21
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. 22
6:30 pm   Deeper Life School of Theology
7:00 pm   Evening Edition 

Friday, Oct. 23
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
6:30 pm  Deeper Life School of Theology

Saturday, Oct. 24
8:30 am  Deeper Life School of Theology 

 Sunday, Oct. 25
9:30 am     Sunday School Moment online
10:00 am   Online Worship Service
10:00am   Worship Service (Must be pre-registered)
6:00 pm    Membership Class
8:30 pm   Filipino Catch-Up (online)


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.

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 now also offer preschool childcare (ages 3-4).   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. 

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 now available.  Will you partner with us to share that glorious hope with boys and girls around the world – many who have never heard the Name of Jesus?   Deadline is November 15. Click here to find out more information about Samaritans Purse.

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 


Giving Update


General                                           $81,222
13 Week average                           $18,987
Weekly Budget Requirement     $22,602
Future Dev Fund                           $22,041



General Fund Budget Revenue to Date         $293,826
General Revenue to Date                                  $246,825
-Budget Shortfall                                               ($ 47,001)
Global Advance Giving                                      $ 25,089
Canadian Ministries Giving                              $   5,844
Future Dev Fund                                                 $  51,678    

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: Ray & Cindy Perry work with C & MA in Mexico. Ray’s parents attend SGAC.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Apologetics – Steve Kim. Steve is married to Sharina and they have 2 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Joanne Fehr.  Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Brian Westra. Brian is married to Stephanie and they have 2 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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