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Weekly News Sunday May 1 2022

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 The Gifts of the Father

Last Sunday we started a new series focused on the Work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus instructed his disciples to wait for the promise of the Father. The promise of the Father is found in Joel 2 where the Lord said, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people…” (vs. 28) Through the work of the Holy Spirit we are enabled to represent God the Father and God the Son. This Sunday we will be considering one aspect of the image of God found in all of humanity and how this guides us in our ministries. We will be considering Romans 12, particularly looking at verses 6 - 8.


THIS WEEK


Monday, May 02
9:30 am  Women’s & Men’s Prayer
7:00 pm   Men’s Study 

Tuesday, May 03
9:00 am   Women’s Study
7:00 pm   Youth Studies
7:00 pm  Prayer for Ukraine 

Wednesday, May 04
9:45 am  Keenagers Study
7:00 pm  Women’s Study
7:30 pm  Young  Adults

Thursday, May 05 

Friday, May 06
12:30 PM – 7:00 pm Pick up pre-ordered  Flower baskets at Aspen Grove Nurseries
52405 Range Road 272 (Century Road south)

Saturday, May 07             

Sunday, May 08  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
9:15 and 11:15 am  Worship Services with  Sunday School


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. 

FLOWER BASKET FUNDRAISER   Support the Future Development Fund and our new Community Life Centre by purchasing flower baskets from Aspen Grove Garden Nurseries. Just in time for Mother’s Day!!!  10” baskets are $30 and 12” baskets are $40.  Pick Up will be at the Nurseries Friday May 6 between 12 noon and 7:00 pm.  See Joanne at the Welcome Centre on Sunday to place your order.   Deadline is Monday May 2.  Click here for more detailed information and  how to purchase. 

YOUTH SPRING RETREAT: Friday May 13 – Saturday May 14.  Click here to register.  Registration closes May 11. 

FAMILY BBQ Hosted by the Youth, May 15 following the second service. Join us for a time of community. Last names ending in A-N bring a Large Salad to share and O-Z bring a dessert to share.

VBS Registration opens Monday, May 2. All kids age 4 to going into grade 7 are invited to join us for Monumental where we will celebrate God’s greatness. Early bird cost is $35 per child  or $100 for 3 or more children of the same household until July 17. July 18 to July 31 cost is $50 per child or $140 for 3 or more children of the same household. Click here to register.

 HOLY SPIRIT ENCOUNTER WEEKEND hosted at Stony Plain Alliance Church. Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28. You are invited to come and be a part of an incredible weekend of teaching, worship, and ministry time as we encounter the God who speaks and heals.  Click here to register.

ARE YOU NEW TO SGAC? We want to help you get connected.  Fill out a connection card and stop by the Welcome Centre so we can meet you & give you a small gift to say thanks for joining us.  We hope SGAC will soon start to feel like home! 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP at SGAC – Sunday, May 1 at 11:15 am in the Prayer Room, join Pastor Karen to discover what membership at SGAC is all about.  Click here to register. 

WOMEN’S DEEP DISH: Tuesday, May 3. Come for a casual time together. Hear someone share what God is doing in their life and connect over a fun craft. Click here to register. 

GRAD MYSTERY EVENT: Grade 12 students are invited on, May 28, to join us for a mystery road trip. Cost is $180 per grad. Click here to register. Prepare for all weather and all situations. 

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR REFUGEES?  There is an opportunity for SGAC to be involved in the process of bringing a new refugee family to Canada.  If you are interested in being part of a new team to coordinate this process, please contact Pastor Joel.

CONGRATULATIONS!   Kurt Breitkreuz, Erica Berger, Oliver Magnus,  Jalena Slootweg and Laurie Breitkreuz received the Awana Citation Award this past week.  This award represents 10 completed Awana workbooks, representing 10 years worth of study, have read the entire Bible at least once and memorized at least 836 verses. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Currently there are volunteer needs in the following areas: Maintenance Team (building, grounds & more – 5 to 10 hours per month), Kitchen Coordinator (if you like keeping things organized & taking inventory of supplies – this is for you!), and Refugee Team (a new team is being formed in response to an opportunity to sponsor a new refugee family).  Contact the church office if you are able to help us in any of these ways.

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


Giving Update

Giving Week of  April 24 2022                
General Fund Giving                            $   23,500                    
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: K. I. works for an American School in Niger. Her parents attend SGAC.
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Children’s Ministries– Pastor Coreen
    Frey. Coreen is married to Dave and they have three married children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Joanne Fehr.  Joanne is married to Bruce and they have two adult children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Kenton Breitkreuz. Kenton is married to Laurie and they have two 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.
  • Our Deepest Condolences to Brenda Evjen and family in the passing of her husband Dale.
  • We rejoice with Garret and Rebecka Snyder as they dedicate Lillia Rose to the Lord today.
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