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Weekly News for Sunday, May 7, 2023

Great Things: Celebrate & Anticipate

We welcome Pastor Roland Hoeppner, who pastored at SGAC fifty years ago, as he shares from God’s Word this morning. 

It's our Jubilee Year! It's the 50th anniversary of Spruce Grove Alliance Church! It's time to celebrate!  (Blowing of the ram's horn.)

A Jubilee year, in Bible times, was announced by the blowing of a ram's horn. It was the year celebrated after 7 cycles of 7 years. A "sabbatical", a Sabbath year. It was celebrated with rest, and restoration. Even resting the land from producing, to recover nutrients for the next crop. Freedom was proclaimed for those in bondage to debt, and slavery.

It was a shift in the communal life of the people.

A time of returning to family and loved ones. A special time dedicated to coming together to acknowledge God.

The year of Jubilee was a foreshadowing of the work of Jesus' death and resurrection; a foreshadowing of the release from bondage and spiritual debt. Freed to connect with our loving God, through the work of the cross.

Today we pause as a church community to honor this milestone. To ponder the kindness of God in bringing us to this day. We are reminded, with gratitude, of the community of the past: some of you who cast vision, planted, sent and grew into what was.

We are grateful for the community of the present: you who come now and nurture a growing, caring community, as we learn to grow in loving Jesus and looking out for one another.

And we anticipate with eagerness the community of tomorrow: the youth and children; those in the homes of our neighbourhood, our city and even beyond. All of us growing together to experience the peace and freedom   Jesus offers.  

A Jubilee is a fresh start. A new beginning. This church, and now this beautiful Community Life Center,          represents just that. An open door to welcome in, welcome back and welcome one another.

And why do we do this? Because our hearts matter to God.

Your heart matters to God. The heart of this church matters to God .....

And because ...  Spruce Grove matters ... to God.   

That's why God reminds us in the Bible: "Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow the springs of life".   Proverbs 4:23

This Jubilee celebration is our declaration, as a church....

"We will guard our hearts before God, and before one another, so the well springs of life, the refreshing         freedom and release offered from Jesus, will characterize us afresh as a community of believers, welcoming all who seek His peace. Because all our hearts matter to God."

Thanks for being here. Its so good to celebrate together! God bless you!

(Gail Rodgers)


Monday, May 8
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer

Tuesday, May 9
7:00 pm  Youth Study

Wednesday, May 10
9:30 am   Keenagers Study
5:30 pm  Prayer for Ukraine & Beyond
7:30 pm  Young Adults Study

Thursday, May 11 
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, May 12 
5:00 pm  Grace's Table Meal Pick Up
7:30 pm  Youth Jr High Fear Factor
7:30 pm  Youth Sr. High Couching

Saturday, May 13 
4:00 pm  Wedding Shower for Jazz & Jesse

Sunday, May 14 
8:15 am    Praise & Worship with Flags
9:15 am    Worship Service
11:15 am  Worship Service 



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.       

STOP BY THE WELCOME CENTER today to pick up a 50th Anniversary booklet with history and       information about SGAC.

KEENAGERS (55+) continues a new Right Now Media series by Tony Evans this Wednesday  called “The Power of Jesus’ Names”. Come for a time of connection, prayer & study on Wednesday mornings starting at 9:30 am. For more information contact Pastor Steve.

GRACE’S TABLE -  We all go through tough times. If a warm and nutritious meal would be helpful for you or someone you know, Click here to register call the office by Monday, May 8.  Meal pick up is  Friday, May 12  between 5:00 and  6:30 pm at SGAC. 

PRAISE & WORSHIP WITH FLAGS - Join us to worship and praise God using flags and dance.  Each      pre-service session will start with prayer and scriptural references and run from 8:15-8:45am in the Sanctuary. Mark your calendars for 5 weeks of worship and praise, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 11, and June 25. 

BAPTISMS AT  SGAC, Sunday, May 14 – If you are interested in baptism please grab a brochure from the Welcome Centre and connect with a pastor today.   

Fridays at 7:30 pm May 12
Jr. High is Fear Factor.  
Sr. High is Couching.  

Grad Banquet for all 2023 Grads, their families and all Sr. Highs, 5:30 pm on Friday, May 26. Tickets for the graduates are complimentary, $25 for family, friends and Sr. High. Click here to register today.

Grad Mystery Road Trip, Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28. Cost is $200. To register click here

DLST - May 25 -27 join us for “Davidic Worship” with Dr. Paul Harhem. This is a study on the Tabernacle of David with emphasis on praise and worship. Learn how to employ and enjoy the privilege and principles of worship. Contact Pastor Coreen to register   

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 24 - April 30, 2023
General Fund Giving                       $         22,352
Weekly Budget Required               $         23,963
Borrowed funds to date                 $    1,650,000
Interest Rate                                                 7.20%

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  - Jon & Angie Coutts live in Calgary where Jon is the Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Ambrose University. Angie’s parents attend SGAC.

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

Our Support Team Staff Member - Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have five children. 

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



Our Condolences to family and friends of Ruth Ross who passed into the arms of Jesus April 15.  There will be a Celebration of Life service 1:00 pm May 12 at River West Christian Church, edmonton.

Sympathies to Ilse Sellers and   family in the passing  of her husband, Steve on April 28. Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 pm May 13 at Sicamous Alliance Bible Church, Sicamous, B.C.

Our Deepest Condolences to Steve and Angele Medeiros in the passing of Steve’s dad.

Wedding Shower for Jazz & Jesse Join us Saturday May 13 at  4:00 pm as we celebrate their upcoming marriage. Details are on a Facebook Event page.  Please RSVP there and comment if you would like to help the hosts.

THANK YOU  to everyone who volunteered at our Serve Day yesterday as we went out and blessed our community.






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