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Weekly News for Sunday, January 03, 2021

Dear Son – a Letter to Timothy  - ‘The Life of the Church’

There is a huge difference in the sport of water-skiing and the sport of SCUBA diving.  True, both involve water but while the first one has that exhilarating rush of the wind and the wake, the second boasts the exhilarating experience of seeing the beauty of the plant and land formation as well as moving in and among the glorious creation of fish and other deep-water creatures.

Today, I want to take us on more of a ‘water-skiing’ experience than a ‘SCUBA dive.’

The older I get the more I appreciate those ahead of me and their valuable words of wisdom taken from years of life-changing experiences.  The Apostle Paul, in a great mentoring role provided Timothy with five ‘charges’ or ‘orders’ regarding the life of the church.  He essentially said, “Timothy, listen, God has great things for you.  Make sure you follow His ways, His Word will fill you and bless you.  Read it!  Heed it!  Hide it in your heart!  Live it out before others!  It’s so worth it!”

1 Timothy gives us a great introduction or foundation to 2 Timothy.

For further study:

I urge you to read the first letter of Paul to his ‘son in the faith’, Timothy. The average reader can complete the read in 16 – 20 minutes.

This Week

Monday, Jan. 04  
9:30 am   Men’s Prayer Online

Tuesday, Jan. 05

Wednesday, Jan. 06
10:00 am  Keenagers Study online 

Thursday, Jan. 07 

Friday, Jan. 08

Saturday, Jan 09 

 Sunday, Jan. 10
 9:30 am   Online  Sunday School
10:00 am   Online Worship Service


WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE  We have decided to host services exclusively online.  We will continue to stream live on Facebook and YouTube at 10 am Sunday mornings. Please join us, invite your friends and neighbours and let us know you are there.

KEENAGERS (55+):   “Christ is Superior – a Study in Hebrews”. Join us on Wednesday  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.

COMMUNION SUNDAY Next Sunday, January 10, is Communion Sunday.  To participate in the Lord’s Supper from home, please have your bread and juice ready. 

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Giving Update

Giving – Week of December 21 – December 27  2020
General Fund giving                           $   19,413            
General Fund Budget                         $    22,602 
Future Dev. Fund                                $  101.420        

Giving – July 1 to November, 2020
General Fund
General Fund giving  - YTD                  $ 416,412
Budgeted Need                                        $  497,244
Global Advance Giving                          $    53,367
Canadian Ministries Giving                  $      9,954
Future Dev Fund                                     $  171,078

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: Tracy Flynn is the Area Director for Parkland Young Life. SGAC is her home church. 
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Children’s Ministry—Pastor Coreen Frey. Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 5 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Tim Wiebe.  Tim is married to Julie and they have 3 children.


  • Congratulations to Pastor Josh and Beth Palsky in the birth of their second son. Callum Robert James Palsky was born Dec. 23. A little brother for Ocean to love.
  • Thank you to all those who made donations of mittens, socks, scarves or toques to our Christmas trees. These will be distributed to local charities in the next few weeks.
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to


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