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Weekly News for Sunday, November 13, 2022

What Really Matters to God?
The Canaanite Woman's Encounter with Jesus - Matthew 15:21-28

Jesus's interaction with the Canaanite woman is really odd. It seems out of character. This passage will provide an excellent learning opportunity in reading the Bible. 

First, identify the problem. What seems strange about this passage? 

To appreciate what's going on here, we must read Scripture __________________. What is Matthew trying to communicate? 

What are some things that matter in that culture? 

What really matters to God? 

How does the story following the Canaanite woman's encounter with Jesus (the feeding of the 4,000) reveal about God's plan for humanity? 


Monday, November 14
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer
7:00 pm  Growth Group #3

Tuesday, November 15
7:00 pm  Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 16
9:30 am   Keenagers (Seniors 55+) 
5:30 pm   Prayer for Ukraine, Russia and Beyond
7:00 pm   Growth Group #11 
7:00 pm   Grief Share

Thursday, November 17
6:30 pm  Growth Group #13 - Single Moms
6:30 pm   DLST
7:00 pm  Men’s Floor Hockey

Friday, November 18
6:00 pm   Youth Retreat Drop-Off
6:30 pm   DLST

Saturday, November 19
8:30 am  DLST

Sunday, November 20
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
1:00 pm  Growth Groups #1 & #2
2:00 pm   Youth Retreat Pick up
6:00 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 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! 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING is available for nursery to grade 6.  Please visit the Check In Kiosk in the foyer to sign in your children. 

FRIDAY OFFICE HOURS are changing. For the months of November & December we will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES are due SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13. Please return your filled boxes by 1:00 pm on Sunday so that we can prepare them for shipping.

YOUTH RETREAT - November 18 to 20 at Camp Nakamun. Registration closes THIS Tuesday, November 15. The Cost is $150 per youth. Click here to register.  For more information contact Pastor Josh.

MISSING PERSONS - November 25 at 6:30 pm. We will head to West Edmonton Mall in search of our leaders in disguise. Parent volunteers will be needed for this event. Please let Pastor Josh or Lane know if you can help out. Note the time change for this event.

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL REHEARSAL - For all Grade 1 to 6  children that will participate in the ensemble for this year’s Christmas Musical.  We will have 3 Saturday morning rehearsals, November 26, December 3 and December 10 from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  The musical is on December 11 during both Sunday services.  For more information contact Pastor Coreen. 

HALLOWEEN CANDY DONATIONS - Children’s Ministry is looking for donations of candy to provide candy bags following the Christmas Musical. If you have extra candy that you would like to donate please
contact Pastor Coreen.

DLST - November 17-19, “Journey Towards Wholeness” with Dr. Ron Crossland. Join us for a spiritual/emotional growth model with emphasis on restoration. Topics will include replacing a false belief system, replacing wrong relationships and immature human response with God’s wisdom.  Contact Pastor Coreen to register or for more information. 

FAITH ON FIRE - Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 pm. Join us for a Night in Worship to our King. 

GRADE 5/6 COMMUNITY NIGHT - Friday, November 25 at 6:30 pm. Grade 5/6’s invite your friends for a time of fun hanging out together. 

SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL - Sunday, November 27 at 6:00 pm. Join us for special guests “3 & Company” and “Sterling John”. This is a free event, an offering will be taken. 

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION on these & other events check out the following:

 Website -

 Facebook - @sprucegrovealliancechurch, @sgacwomen, @sgacyouth, @sgackeenagersgroup, @sgackids

 Instagram -, @youngadults.sgac, @sgacyouth, @sgac.women

 YouTube - @sprucegrovealliancechurch

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. 

Giving Update

Weekly Giving - Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2022
General Fund                                        $26,581   
Weekly Budget Required                    $23,963

Monthly Update—Oct. 2022           
General Fund                                        $118,566
General Fund Giving (19 wk avg.)    $20,300
Future Development Fund                $44,180

Church Year Update—July 1 to Oct. 30, 2022
General Fund Revenue—YTD           $360,116
General Fund Expenses—YTD         $328,786
Budget Required—YTD                     $431,334
Budget Shortfall                                 $71,218
Global Advance Giving                      $42,040
Canadian Ministries Giving              $6,701
Future Develop. Fund Giving           $131,077

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


Please pray for:

Our Christian Workers: Afonso & Becky Chinhama.  They attend SGAC when visiting their family, the Loewens.  They have 3 children.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Lead Pastor - Brent Foster.  Brent is married to Erica and they have two children. 

Our Support Team Staff Member: Josiah Sawatzky

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 and prayer team 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 your needs.


Thank you to all who have prayed for my recovery, provided meals and texted words of encouragement.  I am gaining strength after my hospital stay and hope to see you all soon.   Joanne Fehr


NeighbourLink Parkland - Stockings of Care: Adopt a stocking for a senior or single young adult to remind them that they are not forgotten this Christmas. Call 780-960-9669 for more information & to receive a stocking assignment.


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