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Weekly News Sunday Sept 18 2022

SPIRIT-EMPOWERED LIVING

Over the last few months we have been going through a series called “First Things First”. We have covered “The Gospel of Grace”, “The Power of Prayer”, and “The Importance of the Word”. This Sunday we will discuss “Spirit Empowered Living”. What would our church look like if we all increasingly embraced the deep mystery that Paul talked about in Colossians 1:27, “this mystery, which is Christ in you the hope of glory”? 

Exodus 3:10-4:12


THIS WEEK


Monday, Sept. 19
9:30 am  Men’s and Women’s Prayer 

Tuesday, Sept. 20
7:00 pm  Youth Study
7:00 pm Board Meeting 

Wednesday, Sept. 21
9:30 am  Keenagers (Seniors 55+)
4:00 pm   AWANA
7:30 pm  Young Adults 

Thursday, Sept. 22
7:00 pm   Men’s Floor Hockey

Friday, Sept. 23
6:30 pm  Youth Rally at Stony Plain Alliance
6:30 pm  Grade 5/6 Community Event 

Saturday, Sept. 24 

Sunday, Sept. 25
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
9:15 am Youth Sunday Series
1:00 pm  Growth Groups 1 & 2
6:00 pm  Singin’ the Gospel


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 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.  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! 

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 is an online option for those unable to attend in person.  Click here for the Zoom link.  The Annual Report is now available at the Welcome Centre 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. 

ADULT GROWTH GROUPS Registration Now Open: Register with Kim at the Welcome Centre today or go to events registration on our website to view the catalogue & register online.  There are over 18 groups to choose from.  Some have limited space available – register soon so you don’t miss out!  Growth Groups start the week of September 25. 

KEENAGERS (Seniors 55+) – The fall study on The Book of Titus starts Wednesday, September 21 at 9:30 am in the Oasis. Come & connect with other seniors, learn from God’s Word & spend time in prayer together. 

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY our in person and online Bible school is starting September 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 and is there life after death.  See Pastor Coreen after service to register or ask questions.  Earn your degree or study the bible more thoroughly for yourself. 

YOUTH SUNDAY SERIES begins next Sunday September 25 to October 23 at 9:15 am (following the worship and communion) in the Fireside room.  Bryan Kincheloe will discuss  “What does it mean to be a Christian?” 

SINGIN THE GOSPEL  Sunday September 25 at 6:00 pm   Join us for a night of worship with Sweet Presence as our featured guests. There is no admission for this concert but an offering will be taken. 

NEW ATTENDERS LUNCH – October 2: Are you new to SGAC and haven’t yet attended a New Attenders Lunch?  Plan to join us after the 11:15 service in the Oasis to meet our pastors & elders and find out more about SGAC.  Please go to events registration on our website to register so we can ensure there is enough food. 

GRIEF SHARE – New Start Date - October 12: Register with Kim at the Welcome Centre today or go to events registration on our website to register online. This grief support group is open to anyone in the Parkland County area and offers help & encouragement after the death of a loved one. 

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. 

USHERS NEEDED for our 11:15 service: Would you be willing to serve once or twice a month assisting people in the Sanctuary, greeting and seating? Contact Pastor Andrew for more information or to volunteer. 

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


Giving Update

Weekly Giving  -  Sept 5 - 11, 2022                
General Fund Giving                            $   14,430
Weekly Budget Required                     $   23,963 

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

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


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 give@sgac.net.  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.) 

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: Camp Nakamun’s Leadership Team  -- SGAC’s local C&MA camp.
  • Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Youth and Young Adults – Pastor Josh Palsky. Josh is married to Beth and they have two children.
  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Josiah Sawatzky.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Dan Ibsen. Dan is married to Melodie and they have four adult 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.

     

    • 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
    • Awana

     

    • A BIG THANK YOU to last week’s food truck vendors who donated the proceeds from the Growth Group bucks they collected to SGAC.

     

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