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Weekly News, September 11, 2022

The Importance of the Word

Psalm 119

This Sunday we will continue with our series “First Things First”. We will discuss “The Importance of the Word of God”.



Monday, Sept. 12
9:00 am Mens & Womens Prayer

Tuesday, Sept. 13 

Wednesday, Sept. 14
9:30 am Keenagers (55+)
4:00 pm  AWANA 
5:40 pm Trek & Journey

Thursday, Sept. 15
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, Sept. 16
7:00 pm  Youth Fires 

Saturday, Sept. 17 

Sunday, Sept. 18
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
2:00 pm AGM
7:00 pm  Faith on Fire 


 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 The Loop - our weekly e-newsletter. If you do not receive The Loop you can download it here from our website.  Click HERE to sign up to receive The Loop in your email weekly.

ARE YOU NEW TO SGAC? We want to help you get connected. If you join us in person, 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. If you are joining us online click HERE to connect with us. We would love to know you joined us. We hope SGAC will soon start to feel like home!

ADULT GROWTH GROUPS – Kickoff Today: We are excited to launch our fall Growth Groups. Pick up a catalogue as you leave the service or go to the Growth Groups page by clicking HERE to see the 18 groups you can choose from. Stop by the gym to meet group facilitators & sign up. Register in-person or online but be sure to act quickly as some groups have limited space available. We hope you’ll be part of this new initiative to grow in your faith, make new friends & get connected. Growth Groups start the week of September 25.

FOOD TRUCKS TODAY after both services: To celebrate the launch of Growth Groups stay and connect over lunch or a snack. Pick up your SGAC Growth Group Buck to use at the food trucks as you leave the service.

YOUTH PARENT’S MEETING Today: The fall is coming and so are our Tuesday evening Bible Studies and Friday night events. Join Pastor Josh to hear what he has for your youth this fall. Grab your lunch from a food truck and then head to the Fireside room for 1:30 pm. Click HERE for the Zoom link if you are joining us from home.

YOUTH BONFIRES: Youth, we are back! Join us on September 16 for bonfires at hosting acreages. Check the website calendar for Jr High and Sr High locations.

 KEENAGERS KICK OFF (Seniors 55+): This Wednesday, September 14 at 9:30 am. Come for a time of prayer & connecting with other seniors. Get more information on the fall study (starting Sept 21) and hear from Pastor Joel & the Lead Team about upcoming plans for SGAC seniors.

GRIEF SHARE NOW STARTING IN OCTOBER: To allow more time for registration, this grief support group will now start on October 12 from 7-9 pm and run the first 7 sessions until November 23. After a break in December, the remaining sessions will run from January 11 to February 22. Grief Share is open to anyone in the Parkland County area, offering help & encouragement after the death of a loved one. Go to our website for more information & to register.

AGM 2022: Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm. This meeting is open to everyone who attends SGAC, only members are able to vote. There will be an online option for those unable to attend in person. Click HERE to access the Zoom link. The Annual Report is now available in the church or online.

FAITH ON FIRE - A Night in Worship: Following the AGM, and a time of rest, come for a night of worship to our King on Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm.

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL of THEOLOGY: Our in person and online Bible school is starts Sept. 22 – 24 with Questions of Faith with Dr. Ian Bond. This Philosophy of Religion explores questions like: Does God exist? If God is good why does he allow suffering? Is there life after death? See Pastor
Coreen after the service to register or ask questions. Earn your degree or study the Bible more thoroughly for yourself.

Are you in “The Loop”? Don’t miss out on Pastor Brent’s weekly e-newsletter which comes out every Wednesday afternoon. If you have not subscribed to SGAC’s e-newsletter, you can do that at “SGAC Downloads” on our website where you can also read this week’s edition of The Loop. 

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Giving Update

Weekly Giving  - Aug 29-Sep 4, 2022                
General Fund Giving                            $  49,710
Weekly Budget Required                     $  23,963

 Monthly Update August 31, 2022
General Fund Giving                          $  65,142
General Fund Giving 9 week Avg     $  15,228
Future Development Fund                $   29,080 

Church Year Update  July 1 – August 31, 2022
General Fund Revenue YTD                    $  137,060
General Fund Expenses  YTD                  $  156,518
Budget Required YTD                               $   215,667
Budget Shortfall                                         $    78,607
Global Advance Giving                             $     21,187
Canadian Ministries Giving                     $      4,235
Future Development Fund Giving          $    50,837

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  Please include your offering envelope number and contact information.  In the notes section please indicate how you would like your donation designated, ie. General Fund, Canadian Ministries etc.. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question.  (This method of giving is not to be used for registrations.) 

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 click HERE to email Corina.  You may also visit Give on our website.


Please pray for:

Our Christian Workers:
 Dave & Jen are from Devon and work with the C&MA in a creative access nation. They are part of SGAC’s cluster group.

Our 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: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have six children.

 Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have three married children.

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.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES: Our boxes will be here soon. Please consider purchasing extra school supplies for the shoe box project. Deadline is November 13.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE: There are several opportunities to get involved and serve at SGAC. Please contact the office if you are able to help in one of these areas or for more information.

-Grace’s Table
-Ushers (11:15)
-Nursery & 2 Year Olds

Communion: We typically do communion on the second Sunday of the month, but this month we are going to change things up a bit.  We are going to push communion to the last Sunday of this month (Sept.25) as we bring our “First Things First” series to a close. So, no communion this Sunday. Communion will be a great way to conclude our first series together at the end of the month!

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