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Holyrood Mennonite Church

Office: 9505 - 79 Street 466-3277 office@holyrood.mennonitechurch.ab.ca

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Jim Shantz

Worship Leader: Dorathy

Music: Joyce, Emily

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Roland, Thomas

April 29, 2018

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: HWB 12 - Come, let us all unite to sing

HWB 253 - Alas, and did my Savior bleed?

HWB 258 - Man of Sorrows



     Children’s Feature: Helena Ball

            Sunday School is dismissed for ages 4 - Grade 4 ~ Teacher: Esther

     Share & Prayer

     Song: HWB 526 - In the rifted Rock I'm resting

     Scripture Reading: Mark 15:33-34; Psalm 22:1-2,11-19 (Page 1067, 578)

     Meditation: “The Cry of the Forsaken” ~ Jim Shantz


     Song: HWB 407 - We are people of God's peace




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (1st) Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (2nd) at 7 pm at the church.
  • Our Annual Candy Pin Fundraiser will once again be held on Mother's Day, May 13th! Come prepared to purchase a candy pin and honour your mother, grandmother, auntie or other mother figure while supporting a good cause!
  • WAHOO!-REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the annual MCA Women's retreat which will be held June 8-10, 2018 at the Sunnyside Retreat Centre in Sylvan Lake. Our speaker is Rachel Miller Jacobs, Associate Professor of Congregational Formation at AMBS and the theme will be "Ordinary Forgiveness". Come relax, laugh, and be strengthened in your walk with Christ and connect with other women from across the province. Registration is open online at www.mcawomen.ca. All are welcome!


  • Pray for healing for Patrick’s mom, as she has hurt her knee.
  • Pray for Eunice’s granddaughter Naomi who was in hospital with a breathing problem.
  • Pray for Alma Burkholder, who is in the hospital with low heart functions.
  • Pray for Esther’s father in law, for healing for his foot.
  • Pray for Stewart Combs’ wife, who has been diagnosed with low grade lymphoma.
  • Please pray for Sahr and his family, as they lost two cousins in Africa. Pray also for two others, who were in a car collision.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to attend church on a regular basis: Ray and Ginnie Brubaker, Alma Burkholder, Hannah Loewen, George Varghese, Paul White.


  • MCC THRIFT SHOP UPDATE: As you have heard MCC Thrift Shop is moving! If you are interested in volunteering some skilled or unskilled labour, or simply want more information as to what stage the renovation is at and what you can do to help, please call or text Travis Padgham 780.932.1053.
  • Attention all Registered Nurses (RN’S): The “Parish Nurse Working Group”, of First Mennonite Church Edmonton, would like to invite and sponsor ($) all registered nurses, interested in exploring the calling of a Parish Nurse, to attend this local conference. The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry’s (CAPNM) National Conference and AGM (www.CAPNM.ca) will be hosted in Edmonton, this May 24-27, at Taylor College & Seminary. You do not need to be a member to attend the conference. If you are interested, please contact Dawn Marie Friesen at dawn@kesho.ca .
  • Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 pm, join The Augustana Choir (University of Alberta-Augustana Campus, Dr. John Wiebe director) for Imagine… - a concert of a cappella choral music, at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church, 10740-19 Ave. This concert explores the musical imagination, with songs about flying, dreaming, the prairies and more. We are proud to join with the Edmonton Youth Choir for this concert. Admission by donation
  • Camp Valaqua’s Spring Work Day is coming up on May 5. Join us as we prepare camp for summer. Help split wood, set up tipis, and maybe even shovel snow! But hopefully not. We’ll get started at 9am. Lunch is provided!
  • Blue Quills University Learning Tour (http://www.bluequills.ca/) : Join a field trip to this unique First Nations university near St. Paul, Alberta. Learn more about the school's history and its commitment to the integration of Indigenous and modern ways of knowing. Cost is $75 per adult. Participants will meet Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. at the Fort Saskatchewan Safeway plaza @ the corner of Highways 15 and 22, bus to the site, and return about 5:00 p.m. Please contact Jim Shantz with MCC Alberta (jimshantz@live.com) with any questions or to indicate interest in participating.
  • Christian Faith Studies: "Listening, Acting, Renewing: Young Adults & the Church" - May 14-16 at Foothills Mennonite in Calgary. For daytime sessions, please register by picking up a form found on the bulletin board, or email office@foothillsmennonite.ca . Evening sessions are free.
  • Online Registration is open for Summer 2018 www.campvalaqua.com (403) 637-2510
  • MCC Charity Auction and Sale - June 1 & 2 at Didsbury Memorial Complex. Please consider what you could donate! Quilts, woodwork, pottery, crafts, tickets for a hockey game, or theatre - all proceeds support international ministries. For more information or to register donated items, please visit mccreliefsale.com
  • MCC Learning Tour to Nepal - November 2018 - Learn first-hand about the ministry of MCC and our partners in Nepal, including the ongoing earthquake response. For more info, visit mccab.ca/lt-nepal
  • MCC Material Resources - In consultation with MCC partners, it has been determined that some of the MCC kit contents will be changed. For more info, please visit mccab.ca/kits or contact Linda at LindaDickinson@mccab.ca or 403.275.6935


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: Joyce
  • Children’s Feature: Helena C
  • Sunday School Teacher: Theresa
  • Greeters: Faye, Ann
  • Ushers: Garth, Ben
  • Scripture Reader: Dixon Jr.
  • Food Bank (8th) Host(s): Doreen, Diane

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