FIRST ADVENT SUNDAY – HOPE
Advent means 'coming' in Latin. During the four Sundays and weeks of Advent we prepare our hearts for Christmas.
Hope is joyful anticipation. We celebrate and remember the joy of Jesus the Messiah coming. We continue to have hope because of all that the gospel entails and because He is coming again!
1 Corinthians 15
Bible Reading “Hack” (If you don’t know how to read Greek to better understand what you’re reading in your English translation of your Bible)
When you read “kingdom of God” or “kingdom of heaven” read it as “God’s reign of justice and peace and life”. The “kingdom of God” is about God’s reign as rightful ruler over all creation, bringing justice and peace for all people and flourishing life for all things. (Pastor and blogger Michael Pahl)
Prayer to begin each day this week: “Jesus how do I partner with you to bring hope to the world, to build for your kingdom – for your glory, your reign of justice, and peace and life today?”
Monday, November 29
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
Tuesday, November 30
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
Wednesday, December 01
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4:00 pm AWANA
7:30 pm Young Adults
Thursday, December 02
7:00 pm Truth and Reconciliation Follow-up
Friday, December 03
Saturday, December 04
Sunday, December 05
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services with Sunday School with Discovery Island Sunday School.
11:30am Youth Sunday Series
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.
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.
PARKLAND VILLAGE OUTREACH – Are you interested in being involved in outreach to the community of Parkland Village? Come to an information meeting on Sunday, November 28 in the Oasis from 3:00-4:00 pm.
SINGIN’THE GOSPEL November 28 at 6:00 pm featuring Potter’s Clay Quartet. Join us for a fun evening of southern Gospel singing. Free admission with a goodwill offering taken at the close of the evening.
In the interest of keeping the lines of communication open the Board has put together their November update. It is now available on the website for you to access by clicking HERE or you
FOLLOW UP MEETING ON TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION Join us December 2 at 7:00 pm Our focus will be Prayer and Planning. As a group, we will pray for God’s wisdom and guidance to identify strategic steps that we can begin to put into action. Everyone is welcome to this meeting.
DEEP DISH – Women Building Connections, Community & Conversation: Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. A casual time for women of all ages to dig deeper into life & faith. Join us for a craft & to hear someone from the SGAC family share what God is doing in their life. Registration is required and very limited due to the 1/3 capacity restriction. Click here to register.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MEETING: Sunday, December 12 at 11:15 am in the Fireside Room. Come & discover what membership at SGAC is all about. Pre-registration is appreciated. Click here to register.
GRACE’S TABLE December 10. 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 December 10 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at SGAC. Click here to register or call the office 780-962-4700. Registration deadline is Monday December 6.
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Giving – Week of November 21 , 2021
General Fund Giving $ 21,431
Weekly Budget Required $ 22,606
Please note the following options for 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.
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: Camp Nakamun’s leadership team – SGAC’s local C&MA camp.
- Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Outreach, Men & Missions – Pastor Joel Marquez. Joel is married to Lolet.
- Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert. Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
- Our Elders Team Member: Paul Friesen. Paul is married to Kim and they have 3 children.
- 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.
- THANK YOU to Kathy Schotte and team for the beautiful Christmas decorations that are now on display. You have all worked hard and we appreciate it!!!