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Weekly News for Sunday, November 12, 2023


Today we will address the False Banner of “Busy” and talk about how that can sometimes shape our identity in unhealthy ways. We’ll see what Jesus had to say to Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42 as we consider how we can ruthlessly eliminate “hurry” from our lives. 


Monday, Nov. 13
Church office is closed
6:30 pm  Pickleball & Jesus 
7:00pm  Screwtape Letters Group

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Wednesday, Nov. 15
9:30 am  Keenager's Study
5:45 pm  Prayer for Ukraine/Russia & Beyond
6:30 pm  GriefShare
7:00 pm ALPHA
7:30 pm  Worship Jam Group

Thursday, Nov.16
 7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov. 18 
8:30 am ALPHA Holy Spirit Seminar
2:00 pm Rigby Reception

Sunday, Nov. 19
9:15 & 11:15 am  Worship Service
9:15 & 11:15 am  Children's Programming
12:45 pm Biblical Apologetics Group
12:45 pm Filipinos and Friends
6:00 pm  Faith on Fire 
6:30 pm Soul Care Group


The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 10:00 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! 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES  Deadline for drop off is Today. 

DUE TO SCHOOL FALL BREAK AND PASTORS PRAYER RETREAT there will be no Tuesday morning Growth Groups, Youth Study, AWANA or Young Adults Study.

FAITH ON FIRE November 19 at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to join us for A Night in Worship to our King.

YOUTH FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS - November 24 at 7:00 pm is MISSING PERSONS for all youth. Parent volunteers are needed as the youth wander through West Edmonton Mall in search of their leaders who are in disguise.  Bring $10 to help cover the cost of the bus. Contact Pastor Josh if you can help out.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL REHEARSALS for all Grade 1 to 6 children. The children are  practicing their songs on Sunday mornings and it’s almost time to practice on the stage with the full cast. Join us for three Saturday morning rehearsals, November 25, December 2 & 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS - November 25 at 1:00 pm. The holidays are challenging when you’re grieving a loss. GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” provides encouragement, support & valuable tools to navigate the season. Join us for this 2-hour seminar. Click here to register.

SERMON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS are available in the E-Loop on Wednesdays or email  to receive them on Sunday afternoon.

EXTRA HALLOWEEN CANDY – Children’s Ministry would love to take any extra pre-wrapped Halloween candy off your hands. Drop it off in the office if you are able.

BE THE LIGHT  Missions Sunday  - December 3. Join  us in the CLC Upper Auditorium following the 11:15 service. Visit 14+ booths  highlighting local & global missions from countries including Mexico, West Africa, Columbia,  Afghanistan & more. Taste some food samples & stamp your passport for a chance to win a door prize. And most importantly, learn about opportunities where you can BE THE LIGHT! 

 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.  

DESIGNATED FUNDS TRANSITION   With the completion of the Community Life Center, the Board of Elders has changed how we fund further future development while recognizing other needs that raise significant challenges. On October 31 we closed the Future Development Fund.  All new donations will be desginated to “The Building Fund”. This fund will be disbursed as most needed towards:

  • Current CLC Debt Principle.
  • CLC mortgage payments including interest portion if the General Fund is unable to meet payment.
  • Future Development savings for next phases of Long Term Plan.
  • Savings for large building capital expenses that could not be covered by a normal annual budget line item.     
  • Thank you for continuing to give to the Building Fund. 

Mortgage to Oct. 31            $1,469,253 
Interest Rate:  7.70% 
Thanks for your generous October giving of over $180,000.

 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  - Tim Wiebe is the Alberta Director for Hockey Ministries International.  He is married to Julie and they have three children.  SGAC is their church home.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member - Pastor of Seniors - Steve Rigby. Pastor Steve is recently married to Arlene and together they have four children. 

Our Support Team Staff Member - Julianna Merritt - Children’s Ministries Assistant. Julianna is married to Michael and they have three children.

Our Elders Team Member - Trevor Frieser. Trevor is married to Natasha 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.


REMEMBERANCE DAY  - The church office will be closed Monday, November 13 in lieu of the holiday.

COME & GO RECEPTION  November 18 – Drop in for cake & coffee to celebrate the wedding of Pastor Steve & Arlene Rigby from 2:00-5:00 in the Upper CLC Auditorium.