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Weekly News for Sunday January 22 2023

Serving SHIFT

As we close off our culture-shifting vision series, let’s consider a Serving SHIFT as we move from being a consumer to a contributor – a posture shift of the heart.         (John 13:1-17)              

How will you serve?  In response to today's sermon, consider how you might serve here at SGAC. Click here to complete an online form or fill in the form on the bulletin insert and hand that in as you  leave the service today.


THIS WEEK


Monday, January 23
9:30 am    Women's and Men's Prayer

Tuesday, January 24
7:00 pm  Youth Bible Study

Wednesday, January 25
4:00 pm  AWANA
5:40 pm  Trek & Journey
7:00 pm  Grief Share
7:30 pm  Young Adults Study

Thursday, January 26
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, January 27
6:30 pm  Gr 5/6 community Night

Saturday, January 28

Sunday, January 29
9:15 am    Worship Service
11:15 am  Worship Service
1:00 pm   Filipino Care Group
1:00 pm  Growth Group #1
3:00 pm  Growth Group #3 Bibles & Boards


CHURCH LIFE UPDATES


The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 10 am thid Sunday.   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 age 2. Please visit the Check In Kiosk next to the nursery to sign in your children. Regular children’s programming will return January 8 for nursery to
grade 6. 

KEENAGERS (Seniors 55+) January 25 at 9:30 am Come for the start of the new Winter Session study “Haggai-Building God’s Church”. For more information contact Pastor Steve Rigby.

GRADE 5/6 COMMUNITY NIGHT - 6:30 pm on Friday, January 27.  Join us for games and getting to know one another. Be prepared to play outside. For more information contact  kari.gehlert@sgac.net.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT -- At SGAC we value the safety of our children and volunteers.  Our volunteers are REQUIRED to be trained annually with our Safety & Risk Management Training.  We will host our winter training on February 4 at 9:30 am for all new volunteers and those that had their training last winter.  If you are not sure if you are due for retraining, please connect with a member of the Children's Ministry staff.  Please RSVP to Debbie by January 31 so that we can adequately prepare for you.

WINTER GROWTH GROUPS   Registration is now open. Click here to view the Growth Group Catalogue online or stop by the Welcome Centre to pick up a copy. You can register online or with Kim at the Welcome Centre on Sunday. Most Growth Groups start the week of January 29.  Consider where you might connect this winter tomake new friends and grow in your faith.  For more information contact Pastor Karen or Pastor Joel.

YOUNG ADULTS MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER -Donate all your empty bottles and cans to the Young Adults Mission Trip. Drop off your bottles directly to the Spruce Grove Bottle Depot by putting the code AXS8 on your bags and let them know it is for the SGAC Young Adults Mission Trip.

GRACE’S TABLE - We all go through tough times. If a meal would be helpful for you or someone you know, Grace’s Table would love to help out with a warm and nutritious meal. Meal pick up is Friday, February  10  between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm at SGAC. Register on our website or by calling the office  by Monday, February 6. For more information call the office at  780-962-4700 or email kim.friesen@sgac.net. 

VISION VERSE ‘23 -  Select your Vision Verse ‘23. What does God want to do in your life in the new year? Where is He asking you to place your focus in your spiritual life? In what part of your life do you need to pursue God? What promise from God do you need to claim?  Click here to submit your verse and we can add it to the display in the Foyer. 

 

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 - January 9 to 15, 2023
General Fund Giving                          $   22,644
Weekly Budget Required                  $   23,963
Borrowed funds to date                    $ 650,000
Interest Rate                                         6.95%

Monthly Update December 2022
General Fund  Giving                           $254,649
General Fund Giving 26 wk Avg        $   26,964
Future Development Fund                  $   77,585 

Year to Date Financial Update July 1/22 to Dec 31/22
General Revenue YTD (26wks)                        $ 704,455
General Fund Expenses YTD (26 wks)            $ 522,292
Budget Required YTD                                        $ 623,038
Budget Surplus                                                   $    81,417
Global Advance Giving                                       $   67,910
Canadian Ministries Giving                                $      9,625
Future Development  Fund Giving                    $ 248,897


 

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...

Pray for Pastor Brent as he joins six other Alberta pastors on an exploratory missions' trip to India January 27 - February 6.

Our Christian Workers: Kyle and Maggie Ibsen live in Atlanta and work with Amoveo mission who have projects in Haiti.  Kyle's parents attnd SGAC.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Adult Ministries -  Joel Marquez. Pastor Joel is married to Lolet. 

Our Support Team Staff Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul and they have three children.  

Our Elders Team Member: Kenton Breitkreuz.  Kenton is married to Laurie and they have 2 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


CONGRATULATIONS TO PASTOR ANDREW on celebrating his ordination today.  We both affirm and commission him for further service here at SGAC.  Well Done Pastor Andrew!

WE NEED YOUR OLD PHOTOS! We are preparing a weekend called “Celebrate & Anticipate” on May 6 & 7 as we celebrate our 50th  Anniversary and the Grand Opening of the Community Life Centre. We would like to display pictures from the last 50 years at SGAC in our foyer. Please send your digital photos to Reuben at rj.neufeld@telus.net or drop off your photos (name & event on the back of each photo please) placed in an envelope labeled with your name and phone number at the office before  January 31.   

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