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Weekly News for Sunday, April 25, 2021

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN AND THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN

Good day church,

This Sunday we will continue in the series about the Holy Spirit. Pastor Josh directed us to the promise of the Holy Spirit from Joel 2, the fulfillment of which resulted in the church being established as a nation of priests. Consider, I Peter 2:9: "...for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light." This Sunday we will consider the work of the Holy Spirit which prepares us to be "royal priests" and "show others the goodness of God".


This Week


Monday, April 26  
9:30 am   Men’s Prayer
9:30 am   Women’s Prayertime
7:00 pm   Men’s Study 

Tuesday, April 27
9:00 am   Daybreak
7:00 pm   Youth Study 

Wednesday, April 28
9:45 am   Keenagers Study
4:00 pm   AWANA
7:30 pm   Young Adults Study 

Thursday, April 29
7:00 pm   Evening Edition
8:00 pm Systematic Theology Hash-Out online 

Friday, April 30 

Saturday, May 01 

Sunday, May 02

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


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    Anyone 55+ is welcome to join us every Wednesday morning at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary or you have the option to join via Zoom.   Join Pastor Joel for a time of teaching in the Book of Daniel, prayer & fellowship.

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.   Drop-ins are welcome. 

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION: Have you been wondering what all the talk is about around our church's policies regarding women in ministry and leadership roles and the potential changes to those policies?  
The Women in Leadership Planning team invites you to an evening of teaching and discussion on the Biblical basis behind both the current policies and potential changes to them. This will be on Wednesday, MAY 5 at 7:30 pm. Brent Trask, District Superintendent of the Western Canadian District of the C&MA will be joining us. This event will also be available digitally for those who are more comfortable attending from home. EVERYONE is encouraged to attend.

Are you or someone you know in need of a meal? Grace's Table would love to help you out. Meal pick-up is Friday, May 7 between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. 250 Century Road. For more information call the office at 780-962-4700 or email Kim.   Meals must be pre-registered by clicking here or calling the office 780-962-4700. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to noon 1pm to 4pm. Office is closed Tuesdays from noon to 2:30 pm for staff meeting.

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. DEADLINE to PURCHASE a BASKET is 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.

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

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of April 5 – 11, 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $  20,205                      
General Fund Budget                          $  22,602                     
Future Dev. Fund                                 $     2,810   

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: K.I. works for an American School in Niger. Her parents attend SGAC.
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries – Pastor Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have 4 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Dan Ibsen. Dan is married to Melodie and they have 4 adult children.

FAMILY MATTERS


  • As we finish up Volunteer Appreciation Week – we want to say a huge Thank You to all of you who have given your time and talent over this past year. We really could not run our programs or services without you!!
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to prayer@sgac.net


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