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Weekly News for Sunday, July 18,2021

THE WILDERNESS OF AWARENESS

Charles Spurgeon said, “Consider how precious a soul must be when both God and the devil are after it.”

Ephesians 2: 1-3

 "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others."

3 Predators of the Soul in the Wilderness                                        

  1. World                        Cross of Christ             Galatians 2:20
  2. Flesh/Sin                   Blood of Christ            1 John 1: 7-9
  3. Devil                         Word of God                   Ephesians 6:11-12

Amy Carmichael said, “Bare heights of loneliness – a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, that are they to Him?  Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us.”


This Week

Monday, July 19 
9:00 am  Safety Meeting for De-construction Work Day 

Tuesday, July 20 

Wednesday, July 21 

Thursday, July 22 

Friday, July 23 

Saturday, July 24              

Sunday, July 25
9:30 am     Sunday School online
10:00 am   Worship Service with childcare


JOURNEY UPDATES


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. Volunteers are needed in all area for childcare.  Contact Pastor Coreen if you are able to help. 

 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.

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN Excavation of the foundations of the Christian Education Wing began last 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. When you are coming to help at SGAC work site there will be a short safety meeting at 9:00 am. Please plan to arrive with proper clothing. Long pants, gloves, safety glasses, closed toed shoes- even work boots if you can. NO SANDALS.

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 Mission Impossible, Tuesday, July 27 from 10:00 pm to 12:30 am. Meet us out at Quentin and Karin Jespersen’s for a fun game of Mission Impossible in the dark. New grade 7’s and current graduates are encouraged to join us. Watch SGAC Youth on Facebook and Instagram for more information. New grade 7's please fill out a Youth Information form by clicking HERE.

Youth Calaway Park, Saturday, August 7 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. We will board a bus early on Saturday for an all day trip to Calaway Park. New grade 7’s and current graduates are encouraged to join us. Registration is now open and will close on Wednesday, July 28. Click HERE to register now. Cost is $100 per youth and includes transportation for the day, park admission and a park meal voucher. Check website and the SGAC Youth Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. New grade 7's please fill out a Youth Information form by clicking HERE.

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.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of July 5 – July 11 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $     9,994                       
General Fund Budget                          $   22,606                     
Future Dev. Fund                                 $      1,110

 

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: Tracy Flynn is the Area Director of Parkland Young Life. SGAC is her home church. 
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Children’s Ministries – Pastor Coreen Frey. Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have 2 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Steve Medieros. Steve is married to Angele and they have 4 children.

FAMILY MATTERS


  • 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.
  • Our Deepest Condolences to Sandy Cameron and family in the recent passing of her husband Wayne.
  • Congratulations to Rachael Kugler on taking the step of obedience to be baptized.
  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to prayer@sgac.net
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