Blog Navigation

Weekly News for Sunday, April 16, 2023


Philippians 3:7-14  7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in] Christ—the Righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is   behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


Monday, April 17
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer
7:00 pm  ALPHA Information Meeting 

Tuesday, April 18
7:00 pm  Youth Study

Wednesday, April 19
9:30 am   Keenagers Study
4:00 pm  AWANA
5:30 pm  Prayer for Ukraine & Beyond
5:40 pm  Trek & Journey
7:30 pm  Young Adults Study

Thursday, April 20 
6:30 pm  DLST
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, April 21
6:30 pm  DLST
7:30 pm  Youth Jr High Video Games
7:30 pm  Youth Sr. High Cafe Night

Saturday, April 22 
8:30 am   DLST

Sunday, April 23
9:15 am    Worship Service
11:15 am  Worship Service 
1:00 pm   Filipino Study
6:00 pm  Singin' the Gospel



The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:15 am this 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 Grade 6. Please visit the Check In Kiosk foyer to sign in your children.                                                                                                                                         

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION SESSION,  April 16, today at 9:15 & 11:15 am  - Please join Pastor Karen in the Prayer room to discover what membership at SGAC is all about.

FAITH ON FIRE -  All ages are invited to join us tonight, April 16 at 6:00 pm for a Night in Worship to our King. 
KAIROS COURSE - Scheduled for April 17 has been postponed until next fall. For more information contact Pastor Joel or Dan Ibsen.

ALPHA VOLUNTEERS INFO MEETING, April 17 at 7:00 pm.  We are excited to be planning for Alpha this fall and are looking for volunteers to help. Plan to join us in the Oasis Room to learn how you can be involved.  For more information contact Pastor Joel or Pastor Karen.

KEENAGERS TWO-WEEK STUDY, Starting April 19 at 9:30 am - Join other seniors (55+) for a two week Right Now Media study called “Just Ask” where JD Greer shows how Jesus encourages us to pray often, boldly & with expectation. For more information contact Pastor Steve.  

DLST, April 20 to 22  - “Soteriology” by Dr. Mike Chapman.  Examines redemption, and salvation in the Holy Scriptures.  Emphasis placed on covenants, grace and order of salvation. Please contact Pastor Coreen to register today.

YOUTH FRIDAY, April 21 at 7:30 pm – Join us for an evening of community and fellowship: 
Jr High - Video Game Night
Sr. High - Café Night

SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL, April 23 at 6:00 pm --Special guests “The Fehr Family”.  This event is free, an    offering will be taken.

SGAC IS HERE TO SERVE - SGAC is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by serving our community. Click here today to find out more information. To sign up to serve from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, May 6 click here. This event will be followed by a Community BBQ at 1 pm. Invite your friends and neighbours. 

Please pray for our Young Adults Mission Team who is travelling April 16 - 26 to  Mazatlan, Mexico to work  alongside YWAM Mazatlan Base.

Team Members are:
Tess Seely
Lane Seely
Jasmynn Barendregt
Jesse Linford
Isabelle Wiebe
Maria Syskakis
Jalena Slootweg
Josh Palsky  

We also remember two of our young adults that left for YWAM Hawaii in January, Lilly Houcher (who is now in the Himalyans) & Delaney Weiss. Pray for them as they continue to serve overseas. 

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

 Website -
 Facebook - @sprucegrovealliancechurch@sgacwomen@sgacyouth@sgackeenagersgroup, 
 Instagram -
 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 -   April 3 - 9, 2023
General Fund Giving                       $         30,185
Weekly Budget Required               $         23,963
Borrowed funds to date                 $    1,050,000
Interest Rate                                                 7.20%

Monthly Update: March 2023  
General Fund Giving                        $   84,500 
General Fund Giving - 39 Wk Avg $  25,960 
Future Development Fund               $  77,828

Year to Date Financial Update (Jul 1/22 to Mar 31/23) 
General Fund Revenue YTD (39 wks)      $   1,018,899
General Fund Expenses YTD (39 wks)     $      836,409
Budget Required YTD                                 $      934,557 
Budget Surplus                                            $         84,342
Global Advance Giving                                $      123,611
Canadian Ministries Giving                         $        14,043
Future Development Fund Giving              $      422,500

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 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. Pastor Karen is married to Dan & they have five children. 

Our Support Team Staff Member - Kari Gehlert. Kari is married to Lorne and they have five children. 

Our Elders Team Member - Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have three children.

We want to pray with you.  If you have prayer or praise requests contact us at  or fill out a Connection Card & place it in the offering plate.


INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF SGAC  Today after the service, grab a cookie & go for a tour of our new Community Life Centre to see all the latest developments and find out more about how you can invest in the future of SGAC.

SGAC VOLUNTEERS, WE APPRECATE YOU - Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week and the SGAC staff want to take this opportunity to thank the over 300 volunteers who serve here so    faithfully. Stop by the table in the foyer today to pick up a small thank you gift if you have           volunteered in one of our ministry areas this past year.








Categories: Bulletin