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Weekly News for Sunday, December 4, 2022

Immanuel: God With Us, God in Us

As we study the names prophesied for Jesus in Isaiah we will start with Immanuel.

 Isaiah 7: 1-14


Monday, December 5
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer
7:00 pm  Growth Group #3

Tuesday, December 6
9:00 am  Growth Groups #6, 7 & 8
7:00 pm  Women's Deep Dish
7:00 pm  Youth Bible Study

Wednesday, December 7
9:30 am  Keenagers (Seniors 55+) 
4:00 pm  AWANA
5:30 pm  Prayer for Ukraine, Russia and Beyond
5:40 pm  AWANA Trek & Journey
7:00 pm  Growth Group #11 
7:30 pm  Young Adults Bible Study

Thursday, December 8
6:30 pm  Growth Group #13 - Single Moms
7:00 pm   Floor Hockey

Friday, December 9
5:00 pm  Grace's Table
7:30 pm  Growth Group # 16 (POY)
7:30 pm  Youth Reindeer Games

Saturday, December 10
9:30 am  Children's Musical Rehearsal
11:40 pm  Toddler/Preschool Rehearsal
2:00 pm  GriefShare Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, December 11
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
1:00 pm  Growth Group #2


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. 

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL REHEARSAL - For all Grade 1 to 6  children that will participate in the ensemble for this year’s Christmas Musical.  Saturday,  December 10 from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  The musical is on December 11 during both Sunday services.  For more information contact Pastor Coreen. TODDLER TO KINDERGARTEN join us following the  December 10 rehearsal from 11:40 am to noon. For more information contact Debbie Funk. 

GRACE'S TABLE - We all go through tough times. If a meal would be helpful to you or someone you know, Grace's Table would love to help out. Meal pick-up is Friday, December 9 from 5-6:30 pm. Click here to register before noon on Monday.

WOMEN’S DEEP DISH - December 6 at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Come hear a testimony, participate in a craft/ activity, and enjoy coffee and dessert as you build friendships with other women. Click HERE to go to Event Registration to register.

YOUTH: REINDEER GAMES - December 9 at 7:30 pm. Bring a $5 junk food gift for the gift exchange. 

GRIEFSHARE SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS - December 10 at 2:00 pm in the Oasis. Are you wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Christmas? "Surviving the Holidays" is especially for people who are grieving a loved one's death. Limited space is available. Click here to register.

DLST - Join us December 15-17 to study the great truths and principles of Isaiah with emphasis placed on reasoning together with God, seeing & waiting on the Lord, and comforting people & seeing a great light. For more information or to register, please see Pastor Coreen.

Plan to stay & connect after the service today over donuts provided by a generous donor.

CHRISTMAS AT SGAC - Invite your friend's & family.

The Name: December 4 & 18 @ 9:15 & 11:15 am

Meet Me At The Manger: Everyone is welcome to join us on December 11 for the SGAC Kids Christmas Musical including congregational carols, a celebration of worship by our toddlers & preschollers, and the message of God's desire for a heart of gold presented by our elementary children.

Christmas Eve - Good News Great Joy: Join us at either 3:30, 5:00 or 6:30 pm. At a time where our world is full of bad news that can cause great sadness, we want to lift our eyes to the joy that Christmas brings - the good news that a Saviour is born and eternal life is found in Him.

A big thank you to the volunteers who set up the Christmas trees and decorations this week in our sanctuary & foyer.

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 - Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2022
General Fund                                        $15,790 
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  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: Tim Wiebe is the Alberta Director for Hockey Ministries International. He is married to Julie and they have three children. SGAC is their home church.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Adult Ministries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have five children.

Our Support Team Staff Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children.

Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene 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.


The Pastor's Blessing Tree: Choose a tag from the tree in the foyer & purchase a gift card ($5+). Drop your gift card in the box at the Welcome Centre or office by December 18. Let's bless our pastors this Christmas season.


MOMS Canada is hosting a Christmas Carnival on December 10 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at SGAC. All families are welcome to attend. Donations to MOMS Canada are appreciated.

Spruce Grove Kinettes will once again be putting together Christmas hampers for families in our community. SGAC is a drop off location and donations can be dropped off December 5-9 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and December 12 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information visit

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