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Weekly News Sunday July 31 2002


A series on the parables and miracles of Jesus 


Aside from the greatest miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus, this miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 is the only one that is recorded in all four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is rich in meaning and profound in its simplicity as one small boy offers one small lunch to Jesus ... and watches a miracle happen. 

What do we have in our own small lunch bag that Jesus could do a miracle through?


Monday, Aug. 01
Civic Holiday
Church Office is closed 

Tuesday, Aug. 02
8:30 am – 12 noon  Tree Planting 

Wednesday, Aug. 03
8:30 am – 12 noon Tree Planting
9:45 am  Keenager’s Coffee/Prayer time
6:30 pm  VBS Volunteer Training 

Thursday, Aug. 04
5:30 – 9:00 pm     Tree/shrub planting
7:00 pm   Men’s Floor Hockey 

Friday, Aug. 05 

Saturday, Aug. 06
8:00 am – 4:30 pm  Tree/Shrub planting 

Sunday, Aug. 07
10:00 am  Worship Service with Summer Sunday School


 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. 

SUMMER SERVICES - Until August 28, we will hold one service only, Sundays at 10:00 am.  Children’s Ministries summer programming for Nursery to finished Grace 6 is available. 

KEENAGERS PRAYER AND COFFEE  August 3 at 9:45 am  Anyone 55+ is welcome to join Pastor Joel for fellowship and a time of prayer.  For more information contact Pastor Joel. 

TREE PLANTING  will take place Tuesday Aug 2 and Wednesday Aug 3 from 8:30 am – 12 noon;  Thursday Aug. 4  from 5:30 – 9:00 pm and Saturday Aug. 6 from  8:30 am – 12 noon.  You are encouraged to “adopt” one of the plots by planting the provided shrubs intended for that location. The Future Development Team will then see that the plants are cared for. Monetary donations are not required to adopt a plot but are appreciated if you wish to do so. Melanie Silliphant, our landscape consultant, will be on hand to provide instructions.  Please bring a shovel and closed toed shoes.  RSVP to the church office  780-962-4700 or Peter Spaans (587) 990-6694.  

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! 

We need YOU for CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES this summer!

  • We are looking for a minimum of 8 more adults to be crew leaders, a minimum of 11 more adults or teens to be crew helpers, as well as decorators, prayer warriors and more! VBS will run from August 8 to 12 in the mornings. We do have childcare available for volunteers with children age 3 or younger.
  • Can you help in Sunday School one or two weeks this summer?
  • Would you be willing to help serve in the kitchen on August 14 for VBS BBQ?

If you would like to help in any of these ways, please fill out a Summer Serve card in the chair pocket in front of you, connect with a Children’s Ministry staff member or email Debbie.   Come and be blessed as you bless!

VBS CELEBRATION SUNDAY BBQ following the service on Sunday, August 14. Come and see what the kids learned during VBS about God’s Greatness and then stay for a BBQ and field games. We will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs; Please help us by providing the following: If your last name begins with A – O bring a LARGE salad to share and P-Z bring a LARGE dessert to share. 

All youth from grade 7 to 12 are invited to join us for a Road Trip to Calgary Zoo on Saturday, August 13 from 7 am to 9 pm. Cost is $75 and includes transportation and zoo admission. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring food or money to purchase food at the zoo and on the way home. Click here to register now until August 9. If you have not filled out the Youth Information form for 2021/2022 it is required for this trip.

GRACE’S PANTRY is very low on items and would greatly appreciate food donations for Graces Table happening August 12. Items like Canned meat (Tuna/ham/chicken), breakfast items (cereals, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter and jam) or household items (dish soap, toilet paper, household cleaner), etc. 

Growth Groups: Information is now on our website. Check it out for answers to Frequently Asked Questions and more. Watch for more details coming the end of August about the exciting September 11 launch. 

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Giving Update

Weekly Giving  -  July 18 - 24, 2022                
General Fund Giving                            $   11,746 
Weekly Budget Required                     $   23,963

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


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  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


Please pray for:

  • Our Christian Workers: Ace & Cecelia Cheung work with the C&MA in Niger and are part of SGAC’s cluster group.
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Adult Ministries – Pastor Karen Houcher.  Karen is married to Dan and they have five children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have five children.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have three married 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.


    • Do you have a sturdy high chair that you do not use? Our Nursery Dept is in need of another high chair in good condition.  Please call the church office if you are able to fill this need.
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