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Weekly News for Sunday, March 21, 2021

Jesus Prepares the Church for Battle

 Just as soldiers are trained for battle through disciplines, so also the church is prepared for battle spiritually through disciplines. Ephesians 6:10 - 18 identifies areas of our lives that need to be disciplined if we are to be “strong in the Lord and his mighty power”. 

As you read this passage, what spiritual disciplines do you identify that work to prepare you for spiritual conflict?

This Week

Monday, March 22  
9:30 am  Women’s Prayer
9:30 am   Men’s Prayer

Tuesday, March 23
9:00 am – 3:00 pm  Staff Inservice Day--Church Office is Closed
7:00 pm  Youth Study in person or on Zoom

Wednesday, March 24
9:45 am  Keenagers Study in person or on Zoom
4:00 pm   AWANA
5:40 pm   AWANA Trek and Journey
7:00 pm   Outreach Meeting
7:00 pm   Young Adults Study 

Thursday, March 25
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Hash-Out online 

Friday, March 26 

Saturday, March 27 

 Sunday, March 28
8:45 am   Online Sunday School
9:15 am Online Live Stream
9:15 am and 11:15 am  In person Worship Service.  Must be pre-registered.


E- TRANSFER UPDATE : Our E-Transfer address has changed. Please direct all E-Transfers to

FAITH ON FIRE – A NIGHT IN WORSHIP  Sunday, March 21 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of worshiping our King.

STAFF TRAINING/INSERVICE DAY  This Tuesday, March 23, the staff will be in training and not be in the office.   If there is an emergency, leave a message and we will return your call at the end of the day.

KEENAGERS  We are excited to re-launch in person Keenagers, while continuing to offer an online option via Zoom, every Wednesday morning at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary.  Join Pastor Joel for a time of teaching, prayer & fellowship.

NEW OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY:  Come explore how SGAC can help feed the hungry in our community.  Meeting to discuss & plan on March 24 at 7:00 pm in the Oasis.  For more information contact Pastor Joel or Pastor Karen.

WORSHIP SERVICE  We are excited to announce that we have moved to two services! Please pre-register starting Wednesday for either the 9:15 am or 11:15 am service. Discovery Island will be available for age 3 to gr 6. Please note we have limited space for children and pre-registration is REQUIRED.  For more information please visit our website or watch for your weekly Newsletter. If you do not receive our weekly newsletter you can sign up on our website

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: All SGAC members and adherents are invited to join us on March 28 at 2:00 pm as we vote on the next steps and direction for the Future Development of SGAC.  Watch the website for more information to come.  

WORSHIP AND GOSPEL ILLUSIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Join us on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm as Steve Harmer, Christian Gospel Illusionist, presents Biblical Truth in a fun and entertaining way. Steve will present his Illusions as Illustrations presentation called “When Faith Stands - Fear Runs” based on 1 Corinthians 16:14-15. Please pre-register online.  Cost is $5 per person. Please note this evening will run within the AHS guidelines.

GOOD FRIDAY,  April 2: Join us in person or online for one of our two Good Friday services, 9:15 am or 11:15 am, as we quietly reflect on the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. If you prefer to join us from home the service will be streamed live at 9:15 am. Registration will be required and can be found at Registration will open on Monday, March 29 and close on Thursday, April 1.

EASTER SUNDAY, April 4: Join us in-person or online for our Easter Sunday service as we celebrate our risen King! Please pre-register starting March 31 for 8:30 am, 10:00 am or 11:30 am.  If you prefer to join us from home the service will be streamed live at 10:00 am.  CHRIST IS RISEN!!

WOMEN’S DAYBREAK AND EVENING EDITION  Join Pastor Karen as she facilitates Me & My Big Mouth by Andy Stanley.  Have you ever said something you wish you could take back? Of course you have. We all have. Even if what you said was true, those words may have cost you your job, your reputation, or even a relationship. Conversations don't come with backspace buttons, so how do we prevent our big mouths from getting us in big trouble next time? Starting on April 13 (Daybreak) and April 15 (Evening Edition) there are in-person & online options for this 4 week study.  Click here to register.

WOMEN’S RETREAT   April 17   Join us for a one-day retreat onsite at SGAC.  Our theme is "You're my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me" - Pslam 119:114 MSG. We will spend the day worshiping the Lord, meditating on scripture, growing closer to each other, getting crafty & having fun together. Cost is $30 which includes lunch & supper (individually packaged) and anything required to get crafty.  Register online or in person at the office before noon on Monday, April 12.  We hope you can join us!

PRAYER: If you would like personal prayer please join Pastors Jim and Brenda in the Prayer Room following the service. If you are joining us online please send your prayer request to us by clicking here. We want to pray for you. 

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Giving Update

Giving Week of  March 8 - 14, 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $  11,901                      
General Fund Budget                          $  22,602                     
Future Dev. Fund                                 $    2,255   

Giving – July 1, to February 28, 2021
General Fund
General Fund Giving  - YTD               $ 708,823
Budgeted Need -  YTD                         $ 791,070
Global Advance Giving                        $   92,462
Canadian Ministries Giving               $    17,592
Future Dev Fund                                  $  387,123

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: Afonso & Becky Chinhama work with SIM in Angola. They attend SGAC when visiting their family, the Loewens.  They have 3 children. 
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Apologetics – Pastor Steve Kim. Steve is married to Sharina.  They have 2 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul.  They have 3 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Brian Westra. Brian is married to Stephanie and they have 2children.


  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to 
  • 40 DAYS FOR LIFE Join the Prayer Vigil outside the abortion facility in Edmonton  12409 – 109A Ave until March 28.  To sign up for a shift or get more information contact Lori at



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