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Weekly News for Sunday, August 1, 2021

THE SPIRITUAL WEATHER PATTERNS OF LIFE: The Storms of Life

WEATHER PATTERNS ON OUR JOURNEY:

THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WEATHER PATTERNS:

  1. Weather _______________; we cannot _____________________ it;
  2. Weather impacts ____   ____     ___; no one is exempt.

We ______________   ________________ the weather we will encounter, but we ________   _______________ how we _________________to it.

 

THREE TRUTHS THAT WILL HELP US WEATHER THE STORMS OF OUR LIVES: Mark 4:35-41

  1. Jesus ________ _________ us through the storm—He’s ________ in the boat _________ us.
  2. Jesus has ____   ________________ over the elements and in _____   __________________ we might face.
  3. Jesus has a ________________ for allowing ______________ to buffet us. 

 THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN FACING A STORM:

  1.  __________   ____   _____________ in this storm?
  2. _____  ___  __________________  Him in the storm?
  3. __________   ____   ____   ____________ ____ ____ __________ through this storm experience? 

This Week


Monday, August 2
Office Closed for Holiday

Tuesday, August 3 

Wednesday, August 4
6:30 pm VBS Volunteers Training Meeting

Thursday, August 5

Friday, August 6

Saturday, August 7

Sunday, August 8
9:30 am Sunday School online
10:00 am   Worship Service with childcare
1:00 pm VBS Set Up & Decorating


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 is now open. Volunteers are needed in all areas of children’s programming.  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.

VBS 2021 Rocky Railway 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 reached capacity at 260 kids registered and we are short leaders for 70 kids/ We need 7 more adults and 8 more youth. You can even partner with a friend and help out part time if that works better for you. Childcare is available for leaders with kids under 3 years old. 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.

GRACE’S TABLE – AUGUST 13:  We all go through tough times. If a meal would be helpful for you or someone you know, Grace's Table would love to help out.  Meal pick-up is Friday, August 13 from 5-6:30 at SGAC.   Registration closes at noon on Monday, August 9.  Register by clicking here or call the office at 780-962-4700.

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.

Youth Slip & Slide Kickball, Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. Join us for a fun evening of Slip & Slide Kickball here at the church. Check the 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.

CARPET WORK : We will be replacing the carpet in the Sanctuary.  Tear up, prep and install will take place in the evenings of August 16 – 20 and Saturday, August 21.  We need your help for this job.  Please call the church office to get more details and sign up or contact Kathy Schotte or Peter Spaans.

PRAYER: If you would like personal prayer please join our Pastors in the Sanctuary 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.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of July 19 – July 25 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $    18, 842                      
General Fund Budget                         $    22,606                     
Future Dev. Fund                                $      1, 603

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


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 Ministry, Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 adult children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Brian Westra. Brian is married to Stephanie and they have 2 children.

FAMILY MATTERS

  • We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to prayer@sgac.net
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Jonas and Seth Toornstra in the decision to be baptized today.
  • Our deepest condolences to Pastor Joel and Lolet as Pastor Joel’s dad went to be with the Lord on Thursday. Please be in prayer for them.
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