|Office: 9505 - 79 Street
Werner De Jong
Speaker: Pastor Werner
Worship Leader: Jackson
Music: African Team
|Greeters: Doreen, Helena
Ushers: Dave, Thomas
December 1, 2019
Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church
Sunday School ~ 9:30 am
Worship Service ~ 10:30 am
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
One: Oh God, our God, we cry out to you.
Many: Asking, will your kingdom of peace be established on this broken earth?
One: Are you coming to intervene, to make whole your divided creation?
All: God, what are you waiting for?
Loving God, we lift our voices to you today, crying out for a sign that you hear us, a sign that you are
here and at work. We wonder, O God, what are you waiting for? In a world of chaos and suffering, we
seek your light, we seek your hope. We call on you in our longing and our waiting; awaken us, bind us
up, gather us into your goodness, and bring us your peace.
Songs: Receive My Praise, Oh Lord!
Lord You Are So Good
Let Us Dance and Celebrate
Responsive Reading: (from Isaiah 2:1-5)
Leader: The word of the Lord has been established for us.
People: Come, let us walk in the word of the Lord.
Leader: The Lord has come to teach us God’s ways.
People: Come, let us walk in the way of the Lord.
Leader: The Lord has come to bring peace to all nations.
All: Come, let us walk in the peace of the Lord.
HEARING GOD'S WORD
Children’s Feature: Joyce
Share & Prayer
Song: It Is Marvelous
Scripture Reading: Is. 2:1-5, Mt. 24:36-44 (Page 715, 1036) ~ Helena
Meditation: “Advent 1: Our Wait Begins” ~ Pastor Werner
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for not expecting you,
People: even when you have told me that you are coming.
Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for being asleep,
People: even when you have asked me to wait for you.
Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for my carelessness,
People: when all you have asked of me is to care.
Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for failing to see you,
People: when your face is so obvious.
Leader: Blessed be our God, who invites us to walk in the light of the Lord!
Celebration of Communion
Song: Jehovah Jireh Reigneth
Benediction (read in unison):
In our weariness and fears, may the God of peace carry us up to the mountaintop, binding us together
as one creation, awake and ready for God’s breaking in of peace.
- Food Bank: Tuesday (3rd) Host(s): Doreen, Florence
- Elder’s Meeting: Tuesday (3rd) at 6 pm.
- Caroling: On December 13, we will join together with Braemar Baptist Church and First Church of God for
Christmas Caroling! Meet at First Church of God at 7 pm (9224 82 Street)
- Faith Exploration Class: Anyone who is considering baptism is invited to a faith exploration class, led by
Pastor Werner, which will begin sometime in the new year. Please let Pastor Werner know if you would like to
be part of the class.
- School Kits for developing countries are needed. The average price per kit is $20. Contents for the kits
will be purchased and assembled by MCC in Calgary and sent out. Please give generously! Identify your cash or
cheque re: MCC School Kits. Thank you! Ruth Toews
- Christmas Giving: This year we are collecting items for the Bissell Centre as our annual Christmas giving
project. We request warm socks, thermal underwear, and warm gloves, which can be placed in our basket. The
items can be new or gently used.
- Christmas Eve Service: All are welcome to our annual Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30
- Please pray for Werner’s mother, as she has Alzheimer’s.
- Pray for Victoria’s grandmother who has cancer.
- Please pray for Bonnie Jantzi as she starts her new life in Slave Lake, AB to be near her children.
- Pease pray for Ginny and Ray Brubaker, and their family.
- Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray
and Ginnie Brubaker, George Varghese.
- RJC Alumni & Friends Gathering - Edmonton: Join us Wednesday, December 4 at First Mennonite Church at
6:00pm for a school update presentation followed by a less formal social gathering at Local Public Eatery (1820
99 St NW Edmonton) at 7:00pm. Please feel free to attend one or both of these events and invite anyone you
think should attend. RSVP to Ryan Wood (email@example.com) or call (306) 232-4222.
- MCC Christmas Giving - Give a gift that is a meaningful expression of God's love! Gifts of food, water, hope,
peace and education. Purchase online at mccab.ca/christmas, in person at Ten Thousand Villages or the MCC
office, or call 1-888-622-6337. Printed booklets are also available.
- MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a part time (0.6 FTE) 18 month contract Executive Assistant position
and a part time (0.8 FTE) Development Assistant position. These position will be based in Calgary. For more
information contact Iliana at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view full job description and to apply, please visit
- MCC Ottawa Student Seminar, Feb 20 - 22, 2020, Non-violence for Social Change: Active Peacebuilding.
Visit mccab.ca/student-seminar for more information. Travel subsidies are available - contact Carol at MCC
Alberta to apply email@example.com or 403-275-6935.
NEXT SUNDAY (8th)
Second Sunday of Advent
- Speaker: Jim Shantz
- Worship Leader: Joyce
- Music: Gordon’s Team
- Children’s Feature: Werner
- Scripture Reader:
- Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
- Ushers: Eunice
- Food Bank (10th): Host(s): Doreen, Florence
Apprentices of Jesus to share God's abundant hospitality with people of
all ages and cultures through the power of the Spirit.