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Weekly News for Sunday, December 18, 2022

The Name - Isaiah 9

Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace are the names prophesied for Jesus in Isaiah 9. May these names of Jesus truly come alive in our lives this Christmas season.


THIS WEEK


Monday, December 19
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer

Tuesday, December 20
7:00 pm  Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 21
1:00  Prayer for Ukraine, Russia & Beyond

Thursday, December 22

Friday, December 23

Saturday, December 24
3:30 pm   Christmas Eve Service
5:00 pm   Chirstmas Eve Service
6:30 pm   Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 25
Closed

Monday, December 26
Office Closed

Tuesday, December 27
Office Closed


CHURCH LIFE 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! 

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

SGAC LIBRARY - Looking for a new devotional for 2023? Have an old one you would like to donate? Visit the Library’s Devotional Exchange Program. 

JANUARY 1st there will be one service at 10:00 am with children’s programming for the nursery and two year old's. 3 year old’s to grade 6 please join your parents in the service. We will return to two services January 8th with full children’s programming. 

YOUTH PARENTS’ MEETING on Sunday, January 8 at 1:30 pm. Come hear what Pastor Josh has planned for our youth in the new year. 

YOUNG ADULTS MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER - Donate all your empty bottles and cans to the Young Adults Mission Trip. Watch for more information about drop off at the Bottle Depot or drop your bottles off at the church on Sunday, January 8. 

GRACE’S TABLE & PANTRY - Check out the Grace’s Table Christmas Newsletter on our website for an
update on what has been happening in that ministry. Grace’s Pantry is an important part of that evening
blessing our community with pantry items, the most popular being breakfast items and lunch snacks. Pick some up the next time you are at the grocery store and bring them in so we can continue to bless our
community in this way. 


CHRISTMAS AT SGAC - Invite your friend's & family. Invitations are available at the Welcome Centre.

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.


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

 Website - sgac.net

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

 Instagram - @sga.church, @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 - Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2022
General Fund Giving                           $48,057
Weekly Budget Required                    $23,963

Monthly Update—November 2022           
General Fund Giving                          $87,300
General Fund Giving (19 wk avg.)    $20,292
Future Development Fund                $40,235

Church Year Update—July 1 to Nov. 30, 2022
General Fund Revenue—YTD           $447,981
General Fund Expenses—YTD         $404,748
Budget Required—YTD                      $527,186
Budget Shortfall                                  $79,205
Global Advance Giving                      $53,559
Canadian Ministries Giving              $7,939
Future Develop. Fund Giving           $171,312


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: K.I. works for an American school in Niger. Her parents attend SGAC.

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

Our Support Team Staff Member: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have two adult 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.


FAMILY MATTERS

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.

2022 Tax Receipts: Please note that all tithes need to be in the church office by noon on Friday, December 30 OR completed online by Saturday, December 31 to be counted on your 2022 tax receipt. Please ensure that the church has your current address, especially if you moved in 2022. Thanks!


COMMUNITY  MATTERS 

Parkland Neighbourlink is in need of delivery drivers on December 21 to deliver "Stockings of Care". Call 780-960-9669 if you are interested in helping out.

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