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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Pastor Werner

Worship Leader: CJ

Music: Ruth, Emily

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Dave, Ron

August 13, 2017

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: HWB 46 - I sing the mighty power of God

HWB 71 - Joyful, joyful we adore Thee

HWB 83 - With happy voices singing


     Offering: Women’s Group

     Children’s Feature: Ruth

            There is no Children’s Sunday School for the summer

     Share & Prayer

     Song: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (verses 1, 4 and 5)

     Scripture Reading: Psalm 104:1, 10-18, John 2:1-11 (page 633, 1110) ~ Helena

     Meditation: “One Thousand Bottles of Wine” ~ Pastor Werner


     Song: HWB 353 - Lord, listen to your children




  • TODAY! Church Wedding Shower for Ruthiee De Jong and Daniel Moniz: We will have a potluck following the worship service. All are welcome to come and celebrate!
  • Parents of children: Boxes are available in the sound room for activities and colouring sheets for your children to use during the worship service. Please take home all sheets that you complete.
  • Teachers Needed! Sunday School for the children will resume on September 10th. Three or four more teachers are needed to teach these children. If you are interested in this ministry, please let Joyce know by August 27th.
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (15th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:
  • Pastoral Vacation: Please be aware that Pastor Werner will be on holidays from August 13 to September 4.


  • Please pray for Eunice’s immigration application for her daughter Ruth and grandson David.
  • Please pray for Patrick’s cousins and aunt, as his uncle has passed away.
  • On Monday July 17 Dan Jack, moderator of MC Alberta, passed away after experiencing a sudden medical emergency. Please continue to keep his wife Marguerite and the rest of his family in prayer.
  • Pray for traveling mercies for Thomas as he is in Liberia.
  • Pray for Richard as his grandfather has passed away.
  • Pray for justice for Ann’s brother, Vince.
  • Praise God for a successful surgery for Aaron, who is now back at work. Pray for a full recovery.
  • Pray God’s comfort for Eunice and her family, as she mourns her husband Thomas.
  • Pray for Esther and her family, as her niece in Liberia died.
  • Praise God that Norm Nicholson has recovered health and is now back in Burkina Faso.


  • Souls: A play by Aksam Alyousef is happening at Fringe Festival in Edmonton. Souls is a play about the conflict in Palestine. For more details and dates see the poster on the bullet board or visit: www.facebook.com/pg/SoulsYEGFringe
  • Golf for MCC in Tofield. Support MCC's work in Food projects. More info and registration at mccab.ca/golf-tofield. Early bird registration: by Aug 15 for a chance to win a Fitbit! If you would like to give to MCC, consider sponsoring David Lefever who will be golfing at this tournament.
  • Thank you to all who responded to MCC's appeal for relief kits! With your help, 300 kits were collected. The kits left for Ukraine on August 10. See a short video at this link: http://bit.ly/reliefkits
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Manager for the Edmonton Thrift Shop. Application deadline is Sept 11. For more information contact Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/EdmontonMCCThrift
  • MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting: Sept 30, 2017 - to be hosted at the Springridge Mennonite Church in Pincher Creek. Guest speaker Alex Awad. Coffee at 9:30 am, meeting to start at 10 am. Everyone Welcome!
  • Peace Bursary: MCC Alberta is now accepting applications for the annual Peace Bursary. Five bursaries ($300 each) are available for post-secondary students interested in peacebuilding. Visit mccab.ca/peace-bursary to apply online! Deadline: Aug. 25
  • Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia. People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to https://mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.
  • Chew on This! Plans are underway for the 5th annual Chew on This! event, organized by Citizens for Public Justice and the Dignity for All campaign. Each year, volunteers go out to their communities on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, to hand out Chew on This! lunch bags, containing a food item, a magnet, and a postcard directed to the federal government. This year, Chew on This! will focus on making sure the federal government has heard the voices of people calling for a comprehensive national strategy following on consultations for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. To organize a Chew on This! event or for more information, go to dignityforall.ca/chew-on-this or contact Darlene O’Leary at darlene@cpj.ca.
  • Future Directions Update: Working Group Reports on various proposed re-organized ministries of MC Canada and Area Churches are now available at http://futuredirectionsmc.ca/documents/
  • Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft
  • There are at least 10 great reasons to become a Ride for Refuge Team Captain on Saturday, Sept. 30. “Like” the Mennonite Church Canada Facebook page to find out why this family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser is a fun way to do good in support of displaced, vulnerable and exploited people served by MC Canada Witness. Register at https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca or contact Jason Martin at jmartin@mennonitechurch.ca or (226) 747-1833.


  • Speaker: Jim Shantz
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Children’s Feature: Helena
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Sound: Ron
  • Ushers: Brock, Eunice
  • Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (22nd) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:

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