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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: Joyce

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Faye, Helena

Ushers: Garth, Ben

December 2, 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: PPT - Arise your light is come

PPT - Jesus be the center

CB 111 - All who are thirsty

     Cluster Group Prayer: Joseph



     Children’s Feature: Joyce

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 70 - Immortal, Invisible God only wise

     Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1-3,6,7 (Page 722) ~ Venisa

     Meditation: "Learning to Walk in Light in the Dark" ~ Jim Shantz


     Song: CB 19 - Shine, Jesus Shine




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (7th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up: Dave, Guenther
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (7th) at 7 pm at the church.
  • Two pictures that were hanging downstairs are missing. One was of Noah’s Ark “Animal Ark” and the other was Jesus with a crown of thorns on his head “King of Kings”. Please let Helena Ball know if you have any information on where these pictures went.
  • Christmas Eve Service: Please join us for the Christmas Eve Service on December 24th at 6:30 pm. Please bring finger foods to share.
  • There is a sign up sheet for visiting our seniors. If you are able to visit please initial it on the approximate date. Let’s let our precious senior members know that they are not forgotten and that they are an important part of our Holyrood family.


  • Pray for Esther’s husband for his work situation.
  • Our thoughts and prayers go with Patrick Kukanu and family as they remember his mother who passed away in Ghana.
  • Please continue to pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she continues chemo treatments.
  • Continue to remember Dixon and his family in prayer.
  • Remember Werner and Joanne in prayer in their continued interactions with students, mentoring and teaching at Meserete Kristos College. May the students be inspired by teaching on Anabaptism and encouraged by Werner and Joanne's commitment to demonstrating God’s love through relationship building. The new women's dormitory is open and is ready to receive up to 200 women. Pray the Lord would fill those spaces. (Werner will return to the office in early January.)
  • 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.


  • Te Deum Singers present Deo Gloria! a choral concert of works by JCF Bach, John Rutter, Canadian composer Dr. Mark Sirett, the well-loved Vivaldi's Gloria and spirituals. Directed by Diana Wiens, accompanied by Donna Noton and orchestra, your spirit will be lifted as the choir welcomes the Advent and Christmas season. Free admission with donations gratefully accepted to cover costs. Free parking is available at the lots behind the church and on street. The concerts take place at Lendrum Mennonite Church (11210 59 Ave) on: Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm, Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm https://tedeumsingers.ca/
  • Coffee & Conversation. Tuesday at 10:00. Learn with us on a trip to Honduras! Carol Dyck will provide a review of the recent Canadian Peacemakers International’s learning tour in picture and word, at Lendrum (11210-59 Ave). All are welcome!
  • Save the Date for Snow Camp: "Don't Stop Believing" Jan 11-13 Jr & Sr High combined event (Grades 7-12)
  • Camp Valaqua is in need of some used vehicles: a 4x4 truck that can handle camp life & a reliable mini van for highway travel.
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a part-time (0.7 FTE) Shop Assistant for the Edmonton Thrift Shop. For more information contact Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve
  • 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 Ottawa Student Seminar, Feb 14 -16, 2019, People on the move: Human rights and global migration. Visit mcccanada.ca/ottawa-student-seminar for more information. Travel subsidies are available - contact Carol at MCC Alberta to apply carolmcnaughton@mccab.ca or 403-275-6935. ://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve
  • Young Adults. It’s never too early to plan for your further education in September of 2019. Do you know that both Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford and Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg offer full tuition assistance? Check out the Sheep & Goats MDS Service Scholarship/Bursary at each of the schools’ Financial Aid page. Application deadline is end of January 2019.
  • Consider giving an AMBS six-week interactive online short course as a Christmas gift (or a joint gift)! Upcoming options are Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture with Loren Johns, Ph.D., and Biblical Foundations for Creation Care with Ben Ollenburger, Ph.D. Both courses are noncredit and run Jan. 9 – Feb. 19, 2019. Cost: $200 before Dec. 19; $250 after. CEUs available. ambs.edu/shortcourses


  • Speaker: Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
  • Worship Leader: Jackson
  • Music Team: African Team
  • Scripture Reader: Bokolo
  • Children’s Feature: Puppets
  • Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
  • Ushers: Roland, Eunice
  • Food Bank (11th): Host(s): Ben, Pearl; Set up: Dave, Guenther

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