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Weekly News for Sunday, April 18, 2021

International Worker Update from Desert Sand

 We boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we  also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Romans 5:2-5

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

How does God redeem suffering for our good and His glory?

Stories of finding hope through suffering;

  • - Job from Darfur
  • - Steven from Yemen
  • - Refugee teen mothers
  • - Fellow international workers-

Prayer Requests;

  • - God would reveal himself through dreams and visions during Ramadan
  • - God would flourish house churches among the refugee community
    • 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 home church. 
    • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Transitional Lead Pastors – Pastors Jim & Brenda Regehr. They have 2 married children.
    • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert. Kari is married to Lorne.  They have 5 children.
    •  Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children. God’s love for women would be proclaimed through childbirth training and education

      This Week


      Monday, April 19  
      9:30 am   Men’s Prayer
      9:30 am   Women’s Prayertime
      7:00 pm   Men’s Study 

      Tuesday, April 20
      9:00 am   Daybreak
      7:00 pm   Youth Study
      7:00 pm  Elder's Meeting 

      Wednesday, April 21
      9:30 am   Keenagers Study
      4:00 pm   AWANA
      5:40 pm   Journey/Trek
      7:30 pm   Young Adults Study 

      Thursday, April 22
      6:30 pm  Deeper Life School of Theology
      7:00 pm   Evening Edition
      8:00 pm Systematic Theology Hash-Out online 

      Friday, April 23
      6:30 pm  Deeper Life School of Theology 

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

      Sunday, April 25
      9:15 & 11:15am   Sunday Services    Must be pre-registered

      9:15 am   Live Stream service online 
      9:30 am Sunday School online


      JOURNEY UPDATES


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

      WORSHIP SERVICE   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 grade 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.

      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.

      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? Learn the secret in this 4-part study. There are in-person & online options for this 4 week study. Daybreak is Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  Evening Edition is held Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Click here to register.

      MEN’S STUDY  Join Pastor Joel for a 5 week bible study on 1 Peter.  This is held Monday nights 7:00 – 9:00 pm.   Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.  Click here to register.

      FLOWER BASKET FUNDRAISER - in support of the Future Development of Spruce Grove Alliance Church  

      Spruce Grove Alliance is once again partnering with Aspen Grove Nurseries to offer hanging flower baskets, just in time for Mother’s Day! Those who participated in this fundraiser in 2018 and 2019 will remember the beautiful baskets filling the church gymnasium, and adding a burst of colour to their deck all summer long. ORDER YOUR BASKET BEFORE APRIL 30.

      How it works:

      Click here to order your 10" Hanging Baskets and 12" Hanging Baskets online 10" baskets: $28 12" baskets: $38

        Share this fundraiser with your friends and family

       Pick up your flowers May 7 (noon to 7 pm) from:
      Aspen Grove Nurseries
      52405 Range Road 272 [Century Road], South of Highway 16A
      Second entrance, watch for SGAC pick up signs 

      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. 

      WE ARE ON INSTAGRAM! Follow us at sga.church!


      Giving Update

      Giving Week of April 5 – 11, 2021                  
      General Fund Giving                          $   17,805                      
      General Fund Budget                         $   22,602                     
      Future Dev. Fund                                $   13,580   

      Giving July 1, to March 31, 2021
      General Fund
      General Fund Giving  - YTD               $ 769,033
      Budgeted Need -  YTD                         $ 881,478
      Global Advance Giving                        $   96,950
      Canadian Ministries Giving               $    18,929
      Future Dev Fund                                  $  410,541


      Please note the following options for giving: 

      ONLINE 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. 

      PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
      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. 

      INTERAC/DEBIT
      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. 

      E-TRANSFER
      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. 

      IN PERSON
      During office hours, you can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope.  Mark it Finance / Confidential 

      By MAIL / CHEQUE

      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 corina.langdon@sgac.net.  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


      PRAYER

      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 home church. 
      • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Transitional Lead Pastors – Pastors Jim & Brenda Regehr. They have 2 married children.
      • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert. Kari is married to Lorne.  They have 5 children.
      • Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children.

       

      FAMILY MATTERS

      • Our Deepest Sympathies to Blaine & Kim Weiss and family in the passing of Wendy Jeglum, Kim’s Mom.
      • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to prayer@sgac.net

       

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