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Weekly News for Sunday, August 20, 2023


Today & next week we are diving into the “clean pages” of First & Second Samuel where we’ll compare and contrast Israel’s first two kings – Saul & David. The theme of First & Second Samuel is “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”. Today we will see how this theme plays itself out in the lives of King Saul & David.



Monday, Aug. 21 
9:30 am  Men's Prayer 
9:30 am Women's Prayer

Tuesday, Aug. 22 
Wednesday, Aug. 23

Thursday, Aug. 24
3:00 pm  Prayer for Ukraine/Russia & Beyond

Friday, Aug. 25 
Saturday, Aug. 26  
1:00 pm  Bridal Shower for Alysha Funk
Sunday, Aug. 27 
10:00 am  Worship Service
10:00 am  Children's programming



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 Six. Please visit the Check In Kiosk in the Foyer to sign in your children.

AWANA REGISTRATION  is open for ages 3 to Gr. 12. AWANA is a place where kids connect with God through hearing and memorizing the Bible and being with friends during gym and table time.  Starts Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 4 - 5:30 pm and 5:40 - 6:40 pm for Grades 7 - 12.  Visit for more information and to  register.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT August 29 at 7:30 pm Join us in our parking lot for a drive-in movie     screening of “I Still Believe”. You will need access to a vehicle in order to hear the movie as sound will be transmitted through the radio. This is a free event for adults & families with older children. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds over & above our costs going towards paying off the CLC.  Click here for more information and to register by August 28.

ON SEPTEMBER 3 , we return to two services at  9:15 am  and 11:15 am. Mark your calendars to take note of this change.

EQUIPPING EVENT September 9 at 9:00 am - Join us for a workshop with guest Verna Verity on how to be better equipped for ministry by learning how to "join God" in what He's doing in people's lives by having conversations that move people forward in their faith. This event is open to all SGAC  volunteers. There will be breakout sessions at 12:00 for Growth Group leaders, ushers &  greeters. Those interested in ushering or greeting and want to learn more about it are also welcome. Click here for more information & to register by September 7.

KEENAGERS (55+) CORN ROAST September 13 at 11:30 am – Come for a time of fellowship to kick off the new ministry year. This event is offsite at Arlie Jespersen’s farm. Registration is appreciated to help us plan. Go to the website to register and watch for an email response with the address and directions (or call the church office). Please bring a salad or dessert to share. For more information contact Pastor Steve.

GRIEFSHARE starts September 13 at 7:00 pm - This 14 week grief support group offers help &                   encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend and is open to anyone in the Parkland County area. Click here for more information & to register.

SAVE THE DATE  Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 2pm on September 17.  Please plan to attend.

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.  

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  Click here to visit our website and give online.


 Please pray for:

Our Christian Workers  - K. I. works for an American School in Niger.  Her parents attend SGAC.

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

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

Our Elders Team Member - Mike Piska. Mike is married to Bonny 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.


BRIDAL SHOWER FOR ALYSHA FUNK August 26 at 1:00 pm – Join us in the Fireside Room to           celebrate Alysha’s upcoming fall wedding to Enan Dyck. Open to all who attend SGAC. For more      information contact Kim Friesen.

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