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WEEKLY NEWS FOR SUNDAY July 11, 2021

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN TOP

Amy Grant wrote these lyrics,
“And I'd love to live on a mountain top
Fellowshipping with the Lord
I'd love to stand on a mountain top
'Cause I love to feel my spirit soar
But I've got to come down from that mountain top
To the people in the valley below
Or they'll never know that they can go
To the mountain of the Lord”

We forget that our mountain top experiences are tied to the valley below. We will be starting in Matthew 17. Join us as we consider mountain tops and valleys of the spiritual life. 


This Week


Monday, July 12   

Tuesday, July 13
7:30 pm   Youth Celebration 

Wednesday, July 14 

Thursday, July 15 

Friday, July 16 

Saturday, July 17              

Sunday, July 18
9:30 am  Sunday School online
10:00 am   Worship Service


JOURNEY UPDATES


COMMUNION SERVICE TODAY If you are viewing the service from home, prepare the bread and juice beforehand to partake together. 

WORSHIP SERVICE  UPDATE  For the summer months – we will be holding one service only at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to join us for our Family Friendly Services. Children’s programming for Nursery to Grade 6 will resume on Sunday, July 25.

 The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 10:00 am Sunday mornings.   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.

GOOD NEWS
- We heard from the district office recently that the District Executive Committee (DEXCOM) approved our request for financing. Hallelujah!!  This on top of the permits received from the city allows us to continue with the building plans.  With the shortage/delays of some building supplies we ask you to pray with us for God’s timing.

SCRIPTURE STONES – We have broken ground for the new addition. Each family that calls SGAC home is invited to submit a scripture stone that will be placed as part of the foundation of the new building.  You can use a rock from home or pick one up from the church (pile on the east side of the building).  Use paint or a sharpie and write down a scripture verse that God places on your heart.  You can place these rocks on the west side of the building near the gym doors.  Click here to indicate your participation in this exciting kick-off for our new build.

VBS 2021 Rocky Railway Registration is Now Open. All aboard August 9 to 13 from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm. On board activities include music, Bible stories, games and more. We will run in-person for age 4 to going into grade 7. Cost is $20 per child until July 21 and $30 per child July 22 to August 2. We will run within AHS guidelines with limited space available so register early.  Click HERE to register today!

YOUTH SUMMER EVENTS:  July 13  Celebration – Games hangout at the church.   July 27 Mission Impossible – Late night event at a farm.  Aug. 7  Bus trip to Calaway Park.  For more information go to SGAC Youth Facebook or events calendar on the website.

VBS 2021  Volunteers are needed to hang out with the kids as they participate in the various activities of the morning under the leadership of the station leaders. If you would be willing to help out August 9 to 13 please contact Pastor Coreen.

SUMMER CAMPS    Camp Nakamun is up and running with most camps 80% full. Register your kids today.  They are looking to hire someone part time to clean the cottages mid-week.  For more information go to https://campnakamun.com or email info@campnakamun.com    
Ross Haven Bible Camp is open for business and needs to fill summer missionary (counsellor) positions.  For more information go to https://www.rosshavenbiblecamp.com or email Elizabeth King at rosshavenbiblecamp@gmail.com. 

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. 

GLOBAL ADVANCE FUND    Effective July 1 – Donations for International Workers previously designated to a Work Special, Vehicle Special or Outfit Fund will now go to Ministry Partner Fund.  Please mark your donation:  (IW Name) Ministry Partner Fund.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the church office.

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN Excavation of the foundations of the Christian Education Wing began this week.  We need to demolish part of the existing building and wish to use volunteer resources so material can be salvaged and reused.  If you are able to help July 19 – 23 please call Peter 587-990-6694.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of July 1 – July 4, 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $  14,475                       
General Fund Budget                          $  22,602                     
Future Dev. Fund                                 $     3,240 

Giving – July 1 to June 30, 2021
General Fund Giving  - YTD             $ 1,022,322
Budgeted Need -  YTD                       $ 1,175,304
Global Advance Giving                      $    124,452
Canadian Ministries Giving             $       25,516
Future Dev Fund                                $     533,444


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: Ace & Ceclia Cheung. Work in Niger and are part of SGAC’s cluster group. They have 2 children. 
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Worship & Prayer – Pastor Andrew Bugiera.  Andrew is married to Amy and they have 3 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul and they have 3 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.

    FAMILY MATTERS


  • We have a couple in the church who are moving within Spruce Grove and they have a 3 week gap in the summer until they can move into their new home.  A house- sitting situation from July 13 - August 3 could be a win/win for both parties.  Call the office at (780) 962-4700 if this might work for you.
    If you are interested in helping with the installation of new carpet, please call the church office and add your name to the list. This will likely take place in August.
    • We need a few strong men to tear down the walls on the old Maintenance room July 19 – 22. Please call the church office for details.
    • Deepest condolences to the Rion family in the passing of Lindsey’s dad.
    • Deepest sympathies to Debbie Toderovich in the passing of her husband Lester.
    • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to prayer@sgac.net
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