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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Michael Buttrey

Worship Leader: Sue

Music: Irene Buttrey

Greeters: Grace, Helena

Ushers: Eunice, Thomas

August 6, 2017

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: HWB 51 - Let the Whole Creation Cry

HWB 521 - Come, Thou Fount

HWB 327 - Great is Thy Faithfulness



     Children’s Feature: Joyce

            There is no Children’s Sunday School for the summer

     Share & Prayer

     Song: HWB 499 - Lord, Speak to Me

     Scripture Reading: Acts 17:16-34 (page 1161)

     Meditation: Michael Buttrey


     Song: HWB 398 - I Love to Tell The Story




  • 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.
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (8th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. You are welcome to join us!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (8th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:
  • NEXT SUNDAY! Church Wedding Shower for Ruthiee De Jong and Daniel Moniz: We will have a potluck after church on Sunday, August 13th. All are welcome to come and celebrate!
  • Pastoral Vacation: Please be aware that Pastor Werner will be on holidays from August 13 to September 4.


  • On Monday July 17 Dan Jack, moderator of MC Alberta, passed away after experiencing a sudden medical emergency. He had spent the weekend in hospital and on life support. Please keep his wife Marguerite and the rest of his family in prayer. The funeral service was on July 28.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • New from CMU Press - Approaching the Divine: Signs and Symbols of the Christian Faith by Margaret Loewen Reimer. The meaning behind church liturgical practices and art forms, written from a Mennonite perspective. www.commonword.ca/go/1282.
  • 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: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: Ruth, Emily
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Scripture Reader: Helena
  • Sound: Brian
  • Ushers: Dave, Ron
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (15th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:

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