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Weekly News Sunday December 26 2021

Living An Honorable Life 

This Sunday we return to our ongoing study of the book of James and being a Christian in a Post-Christian Culture. Many in the postmodern world look for meaning and purpose by reflecting on the past to find meaning in the present. Our passage of study this Sunday is James 3:13 -18. Verse 13 says, “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” This Sunday, Boxing Day is rooted in this verse, “... doing good works with humility that comes from wisdom.” Two historical figures associated with the Christmas season will be used to guide us in understanding wisdom as it relates to good works.


THIS WEEK


Monday, December  27
Church office is closed 

Tuesday, December 28
Church office is closed 

Wednesday, December 29

Thursday, December 30 

Friday, December 31
Church office is open 9am to 12 noon 

Saturday, January 01           

Sunday, January 02
9:15 and 11:15 am  Family Friendly Worship Services with  Nursery Care


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.

The Nursery and 2 year old rooms are open today for our littlest attendees. We are happy to have our 3 year olds and up join us in the service today. Full Children’s Ministry programming will continue January 9.

Youth Parents Meeting: Sunday, January 9 at 1:30 pm. Join us for an online meeting and find out what exciting things Pastor Josh has planned for the youth in 2022. The Zoom link for the meeting can be found on the Events Calendar on the website. The Youth and Young Adults page on the website will also be updated with more information and events happening this year.

While we take a short break for the holiday season we hope you are able to connect with your family and enjoy time together. Watch our Events Calendar on the website for the start of many ministries the week of January 9.

  • Youth Bible Study
  • AWANA, Trek & Journey
  • Young Adults Bible Study
  • Systematic Theology Hash-Out Session Online
  • Grace’s Table Meal Pick up
  • Youth Friday Night Events

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 pm Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting. Everyone is encouraged to join us for an update on the status of the transition work, the anticipated Pastoral Selection Process and of course the vote on the issue of Women as Elders, among other business.

GRACE’S PANTRY – Did you know that we now offer pantry items at Grace’s Table Meals?  Each family has the option to take one bag of groceries home along with their warm & nutritious dinner to further bless them until the next Grace's Table.  If you would like to contribute items for this pantry you can check out a detailed list of the most needed items on the collection box in the foyer located in the alcove between the library & the office.  For more information go to our website.

Regarding 2021 Tax Receipts, all giving (tithes and donations) must be in the church office or completed online by December 31.  Please ensure that the church office has your current address, especially if you have moved in 2021.   For more information go to our website www.sgac.net.

Are you interested in volunteering for Grace’s Table?  The second Friday of every month, SGAC provides a hot meal to those who would find it helpful.  After coordinating 8 meals (May-Dec) the Grace’s Table team has decided it’s time to update their volunteer database.  Click here to provide your contact information, which area you are interested in serving (cooking, packing meals, deliveries, greeting, pantry help, clean-up, etc.) and how often you would like to serve.  Join us as we continue to bless our community in 2022.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of  December 19 , 2021                  
General Fund Giving                              $   31,238                        
Weekly Budget Required                       $   22,606  


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: A & J work with C & MA in the Asian Spice Region.  SGAC is their home church.
  • 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: Kim Friesen.  Kim is married to Paul and they have three children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Kenton Breitkreuz. Kenton is married to Laurie and they have 2 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.

 

  • THANK YOU to all who participated in the Blessing Tree gift cards.  We are immeasurably blessed to serve you here at SGAC  
  • - Pastors Jim & Brenda Regehr
  • - Pastor Coreen Frey
  • - Pastor Joel Marquez
  • - Pastor Karen Houcher
  • - Pastor Andrew Bugiera
  • - Pastor Josh Palsky
  • - Pastor Steve Kim

 

  

      

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