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Weekly News Sunday November 7, 2021

CHRISTIANS IN A POST-CHRISTIAN SOCIETY 

No to Prejudice  

This past week the pastoral staff attended the Prayer Conference of the Western Canadian District and the focus was “Simply Jesus”. It was a time of refreshment and encouragement for all of us. Thank you SGAC for your support and encouragement of our ministries. Individually we were blessed and as a team our times together receiving the same teaching, sharing meals and walks together strengthened our relationships. Thank you for this blessed time of personal encouragement and corporate strengthening.

Influenced by the prayer retreat, this Sunday we will be reviewing chapter one of James and then jumping into specific areas of life where Jesus calls us to “stand out”. Read James 2:1 - 13.


THIS WEEK


Monday, November 8
9:30 am  Women’s Prayertime
9:30 am  Men’s Prayer 

Tuesday, November 9
7:00 pm  Revangelism Online course 

Wednesday, November 10
9:45 am  Keenager’s Study
7:30 pm  Young Adults 

Thursday, November 11
Church office is closed  for Remembrance Day 

Friday, November 12
5:30 pm Grace’s Table 

Saturday, November 13              

Sunday, November 14
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES DEADLINE FOR DROP OFF
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services with Sunday School with Discovery Island Sunday School.
11:30am   Youth Sunday Series


JOURNEY UPDATES


 The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:15am Sunday mornings.   For more information please visit our website or watch for your bi-weekly newsletter. If you do not receive our weekly newsletter you can download it here from our website.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES are due to be dropped off here next Sunday, November 14.  This program is an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse and is in its 28th year.  The program has brought joy-and a powerful message of hope-to over 135 million children so far. For more information or to pack a shoebox online go to

YOUTH SUNDAY STUDY during the 11:15 am service following worship. Join us in the Oasis for an Intro to the Bible with an Old Testament Focus. This course will run until December 5 not including November 21 (Youth retreat).

Apologetics Canada Literary Expedition Online  Sunday November 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm  Was the medieval period really the “dark ages” where science stagnated because of Christianity? Most professional historians of science disagree. It was a period of brilliant progress. Join us on Sunday, November 7th at 5 pm for a webinar with Apologetics Canada. To learn more and to sign up for this free event, go to apologeticscanada.com/acle.

Communitas International Online Course – REVANGELISM by Brad Smith – five 90 minute sessions started Tuesday November 2 at 7:00 pm.  Join Pastor Hoel and the Missions Actions Team online as they participate in this course.  Lean tools to effectively share God and confidently enter into spiritual conversations.  Book cost is $20. It is not too late to register – See Pastor Joel at the Welcome Desk this Sunday to be a part of this fabulous course!

SCHOOL FALL BREAK  November 8 – 12  These programs will not be operating this week:  Monday Night Men, Daybreak, Tuesday Night Youth Study, AWANA, Evening Edition.

CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED Thursday, November 11 to observe the Rembrance Day Holiday. 

KEENAGERS (55+) NEW STUDY  starting November 10 at 9:45 am   Join Pastor Joel as he facilitates a six week study on Mentoring in the Church.  No need to re-register if you attended the previous Jonah study, but if you are joining us for the first time since the summer, register here.

YOUTH RETREAT – November 19 to 21. Registration is open until November 14  Click here to register.  Click here for more information.

MISSIONS POSSIBLE -- At Home or Away – Sunday November 21 all day:  Come in the morning for our Sunday Services with a missions focus where you’ll hear how God is at work in our community and beyond.  Then stay for a special event hosted by the Missions Action Team from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  You will have a chance to learn more about serving God overseas or closer to home as [people who attend SGAC share their experiences with missions.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of  October 31 – November 6 , 2021                  
General Fund Giving                           $   17,439                         
Weekly Budget Required                    $   22,606   

Monthly Update – October 2021  
General Fund Giving (5 weeks)               $115,845
General Fund Giving 18 week average    $18,265  
Future Development Fund                        $28,746 

Church Year Update: July 1 to October 31, 2021  
General Fund Revenue – YTD (18 weeks)               $355,782
Budget Required – YTD                                              $406,908
Budget Shortfall/Surplus                                              (51,126)
Global Advance Giving                                                  $30,987
Canadian Ministries Giving                                            $6,894
Future Development Fund Giving                               $83,808 


      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: Finance250 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: Ray & Cindy Perry work with the C&MA in Mexico. His parents attend SGAC.
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries – Pastor Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have five children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have 2 children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Orv Perry. Orv is married to Peggi and they have 3 married children.

    FAMILY MATTERS


    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.

     

      

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