weekly announcements


December 9, 2018


Please join us at the Platte Valley Community Center for our Children's Church Christmas Program!  Refreshments will be served starting at 9:00am, the program and service starts at 10:00am.

We will NOT have Sunday School on 12/16/18 or 12/23/18.  We will resume Sunday School on 12/30/18.

For the kids: Dismissed after the morning offering

  • There is a Children's Church service in the basement for kids 3 years old through 2nd grade.  This service is complete with worship, teaching, and an offering that the kids make the decisions on where to use it!
  • We have a Nursery in the basement for kids birth up to age 3.
  • Treasure Seekers sheets (located in the cry room) are for all ages who wish to stay for the sermon.  Kids will just grab a sheet, follow along and fill it in.  These can be turned in, after the service, to Lance for a TS coin.  Collect your coins to be able to buy some great stuff

Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30AM every Sunday in the basement of the church!

Adult Sunday School: *questions, contact Kirby Berger

This will be the adult Sunday School study starting Dec 2nd and going through February 24th.


The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. 


In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?


Also, here is the link to the bible project overview of Mark:  Mark: the Bible Project It is a brief overview video of the book.  I always like to see what we are studying ahead of time and these videos are great for that.  If you dont have a rightnow media account, you will need one to view the videos.  Email me kaberger79@gmail.com and ask for an invite for rightnow media and I will send you one.  Just follow the directions on the invite so set up your account!

For those of you who havent been to adult Sunday School, here is what it looks like:  

Starts at 9:30 am on Sunday.  There are classes for all ages of kids as well (who will be studying something different with their teachers).

We go until 10:15, we watch a video (approx 10 min), we read scripture as a group.  Then we discuss some questions from the video and the scripture.  


Here is the link to the videos for the 11 studies in the Mark study:  Gospel of Mark: Sessions 1-11 Below is the schedule, so after you click on the link, then go to the study for that week.  We will watch these videos on Sunday mornings.  The link is in case you miss a week or want to watch in advance.


December 2nd: The Bible Project overview and series trailer (links above)

December 9th Mark 1:1–13

December 16th NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

December 23rd NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Revised schedule coming!


I am very excited for this study!  Francis Chan is an incredibly passionate teacher.  This study is filmed in Israel and he is actually at the very place on earth where the events of the gospel took place!  Hope to see you there!


In Christ, Kirby

Moms In Prayer

Come and stand in the gap for your children and our schools!  We meet every Monday from 4:00-5:00pm at the Aliens and Strangers Youth Center.

Youth Group

Kids 6th -12th grade meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00pm at the Aliens & Strangers Youth Center.

Food and drinks (soda, gatorade, juice, water) are available for purchase.

If you need help getting your child to/from Youth Group please contact Lance Grubb.

Nursing Home Service

Please join us at 3:00pm Sunday 12/21/2018  for our service at the Saratoga Care Center (the nursing home).  Saratoga Care Center is located across the street from SAC and Kathy Glode Park. 

First Things First: *questions, contact Dan Runner

First Sunday of each month, 5:30pm at the church.  Come pray the scriptures.

Bible Studies Information:

To see all our Bible Study options for men and women please head over to our SAC Ministries page! 

There are studies for men and women!

Weekly Recurring Events:

Please view our calendar here.


Please view our schedules below.

December Sermon Series: AND HE SHALL BE CALLED

This Advent Season, we will be going back to the Old Testament prophecy about who Jesus, the Messiah would be, as found in the book of Isaiah.  The names of Jesus are many, but God focused in on these particular names in Isaiah 7, and we will celebrate the One who is called, "Jesus" for He came to save His people from their sin.  Join us as we celebrate Jesus!



  1. We are in need of current photos so we can update the church website.  If you have any photos of church gatherings: baptisms, programs, events, groups, etc. from 2018 please email them to Carly.
  2. Our church management software is up and running!  This is simply a way for us to keep everything in one place, including our church directory.  If you are listed in our 2016 directory, you should be able to create a breezechms account.  Carly used the email you provided in 2016 to send you an invite, just click the link in that email invite to create and access your account.  If you get a message saying "Sorry, we were unable to find a profile matching this information" please email Carly to provide her with the email address to use for your account.


Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Saratoga Alliance Church when you do your holiday shoping at smile.amazon.com/ch/83-0266204.


Greeter: *To sign up please see Pastor Phil

12/09/18 Jason & Deb Burke

12/16/18 *We will be at PV Community Center! Henry and Jane Pratte


12/30/18 Garet and Alicia Ervin

Computer Tech: *To sign up please see Leanne Correll


12/16/18 *We will be at PV Community Center



Children's Church: *Every other Sunday **To sign up please see Laura Sanches

12/2/18 Bishop *Christmas Program

12/9/18 Bishop *Christmas Program

12/16/18 *Christmas Program at PV Community Center

12/23/18 Willliams

12/30/18 Berger

Nursery: *To sign up please see Reann Follum

12/09/18 Jill Weatherd & Brooke Seitz

12/16/18 No Nursery *Christmas Program at Platte Valley Community Center

12/23/18 Stern & Joyce Kilgore

12/30/18 Reann Follum & Sophie Diaz

Snow Removal: *To sign up please see Dale Kostur