THE MOUNTAIN TRAILS
The Landscapes that Shape Our Spiritual Lives
Climbing a mountain is not an easy task. It takes a lot of commitment, strength, resilience, will and determination. Mountain trails could be misleading at times so we need a good guide will help us reach our desired destination. Let me share with you three things I learned while climbing a mountain:
- We need a change of heart, a different perspective that will motivate us to go.
- We must not walk alone. (Ecclesiastes. 4:9)
- We must speak life.
It is important for us to know who God is and who we are to gain new perspectives in life. Even in the midst of difficulty; we have hope in Jesus. Jesus said in John 14, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” Jesus went ahead of us to prepare a place for us. And what a glorious day that will be when we are united with Jesus. I could have been in heaven with Jesus right now but God gave me another chance, a chance to tell others about Him.
John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-13; Hebrews 11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Monday, July 26
Tuesday, July 27
10:00 pm Youth Mission Impossible at Jespersen’s Farm
Wednesday, July 28
Thursday, July 29
Friday, July 30
Saturday, July 31
Sunday, August 01
9:30 am Sunday School online
10:00 am Worship Service with childcare
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 resumes today, July 25. Volunteers are needed in all area for childcare. Contact Pastor Coreen or Debbie Funk 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.
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. Register before Wednesday!
VBS 2021 Rocky Railway Registration is Open. Tickets are selling out quickly. 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 $30 per child until August 2 or we reach capacity. We will run within AHS guidelines with limited space available so register early. CLICK HERE to register today!
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. We have over 230 kids registered and we are short more than 10 adults and more than 12 youth. You can even partner with a friend and help out part time if that works better for you. If you would be willing to help out August 9 to 13 please contact Pastor Coreen. VBS Training meeting for all volunteers is Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 pm followed by Safety and Risk Management Training.
VBS Celebration Sunday 2021 August 15 at 10 am. Join us for a taste of Rocky Railway during the morning service and stay for lunch followed by surprise outdoor activities. Hint: you may need a bathing suit and towel or a change of clothes. If your last name begins with A – O please bring a large salad to share. If you last name begins with P – Z please bring a large dessert to share. If you are more comfortable bringing your own lunch for your family that is great too. We are looking for people to cook and help in the kitchen that Sunday as well. Please contact Pastor Coreen if you would like to help out.
CARPETWORK : We will be replacing the carpet in the Sanctuary. Tear up of the present carpet will take place in the evenings of August 16 – 18. We need your help for this job. Please call the church office to get more details and sign up.
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.
CHURCH OFFICE is closed August 2 for the civic holiday.
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Giving – Week of July 12 – July 18, 2021
General Fund Giving $ 15 295
General Fund Budget $ 22,606
Future Dev. Fund $ 5,285
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
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
By MAIL / CHEQUE
Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
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 email@example.com. You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give
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 Pastors Rev Jim and Brenda Regehr. They have 3 married children.
- Our Support Staff Team Member: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
- Our Elders Team Member: Paul Friesen. Paul is married to Kim and they have 3 children.
- We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
- CONGRATULATIONS to Marlon and Roselle Prudenciado who have dedicated their son Isaiah-Jayden to the Lord today.