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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Stewart Combs

Worship Leader: Sue

Music: African Team

Greeters: Ann, Millie

Ushers: Antoinette, Thomas

April 8, 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: If I Don’t Praise You

My Jesus Promised He Will Never Fail

You Are Lord



     Children’s Feature: Werner

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

     Share & Prayer

     Song: Joy Overflows My Heart

     Scripture Reading: Philippians 4: 4 - 8 (Page 1232)

     Meditation: “Rejoice Always?” ~ Stewart Combs


     Song: Glory be to God in the Highest

            I Never Knew




  • Discipleship Circle: Today, Sunday (8th) at 7 pm in the church basement.
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (10th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (10th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (11th) at 7 pm at the church.
  • CM Now: Stay up to date with Mennonites in Canada and beyond by signing up for CM Now, a free newsletter that comes directly to your email inbox every two weeks. You’ll find quick links to recent Canadian Mennonite web stories, plus items for you and your church to pray about. Go to http://www.canadianmennonite.org/subscribe/cmnow.
  • 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 Joyce’s sister, Doris, who has breast cancer.
  • Pray for Grace, as she recovers from malaria.
  • 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.


  • Te Deum Singers present All Good Gifts, Sunday April 8 (TODAY!) At 2 pm at Lendrum Mennonite Church (11210 - 59 Ave). A choral concert to welcome Spring 2018! Admission by donation.
  • MCC Edmonton Thrift Shop (ETS) is Moving! At the end of July, ETS will have a new home on the west side of Edmonton, 12343-149 Street. There is a lot to do and we need your help! Renovations began in the new location on April 3 and we welcome all skilled and unskilled volunteer labour. A task list will be made available to your congregation in the near future so you can sign up, or contact the Board chair, Margot Brunn, for more details.
  • Waterpark Fun! MCA's Youth Leadership Team (YLT) announces Waterpark weekend for Senior Youth on April 20 - 21 - First Mennonite will host a youth event Friday evening. Saturday will be a day to waterslide at World Waterpark in West Edmonton Mall! The RJC Choralle will join us for the afternoon at West Ed. Email valaqua@xplornet.com for more information.
  • Benefit Concert: You are invited to a CPI benefit concert by Excentrica at 7:00 P.M. on April 22 at the Lendrum Mennonite Church at 11210-59 Ave. Enjoy good music, good fellowship and good food at the reception to follow the concert while you support the work of CPI in Honduras in promoting land justice for poor peasants, and education for students whose schools end in Grade 6.
  • You Are invited!! April 23 at 7 pm at First Mennonite Church - Ever wonder what the Mennonite Central Committee does with your donation dollars in Africa? Come hear Ken and Laura Litwiller, MCC's area directors for East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, North Sudan, and Uganda) talk about their work. This is of extra interest to us in Mennonite Church Alberta as two of our member churches, the South Sudanese and the new Bethel International Church Oromo Edmonton Congregation (Ethiopian), have many current family and friend connections in these countries. Coffee and snacks will be served.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Children’s Feature: Diane
  • Sunday School Teacher: Hajah
  • Greeters: Faye, Helena
  • Ushers: Brock, Carol
  • Scripture Reader: Mary
  • Food Bank (17th) Host(s): Ben, Pearl

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