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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Ike Glick

Worship Leader: Sue

Music: Joyce, Eun Jin

Greeters: Grace, Faye

Ushers: Garth, Brock

December 23, 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: HWB 174 - Bless'd be the God of Israel

HWB 522 - My Jesus, I love thee

HWB 200 - Where is this stupendous stranger



     Children’s Feature: Helena C

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 373 - Thou true vine, that heals

     Scripture Reading: Genesis 50:15-21, John 15:9-13 (Page 57, 1130) ~ Sue, Zach

     Meditation: "Fear Not - Good News - Great Joy!" ~ Ike Glick


     Song: HWB 318 - Joy to the World




  • Christmas Eve Service: Please join us for the Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24th at 6:30 pm. Please bring finger foods to share. The Christmas Eve offering will be split 3/4 to Christian Peacekeepers International and 1/4 to the Music Lesson Fund.
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (25th) - Closed
  • Please keep Hannah Loewen's family in your thoughts and prayers, as she passed away last Sunday. The memorial service for Hannah will be held on January 5th at 1 pm at our church.
  • There will be no Adult Sunday School on December 23rd, 30th, or January 6th. The Sunday School Class will resume on January 13th.
  • There will be a Coffee Time after church on January 13th to welcome back Werner and Joanne from their Short Term Mission Assignment.
  • Potluck: On January 27th, we will be having a potluck meal together with the Sudanese Church, Ethiopian Church, and the Zimbabwean Church to celebrate Werner and Joanne's return from their Short Term Mission Assignment to Ethiopia. Werner and Joanne will be sharing about their experiences in Ethiopia, as well. Please bring extra food to share with everyone.
  • Helena is requesting your help with an upcoming project. If you identify with a language other than English, please e mail or text the following saying in your language. "Peace be with you.” I would like everyone to be represented. Thank you. Helena: fhgertie@gmail.com 780-901-3142
  • 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 Zechariah, for healing for his leg.
  • Pray for Dorathy to find a job that would give her Sundays off, so she could worship with us.
  • Pray for Esther’s husband for his work situation.
  • 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, George Varghese.


  • Snow Camp Registration is Open! "Don't Stop Believing" - Jan 11-13, Jr & Sr High combined event (Grades 7-12). The Youth Leadership Team is excited to invite you to Snowcamp! Join us on January 11-13 for a weekend of food, fellowship, and broomball. Our speaker for the weekend is Lauren Harms, pastor of Calgary Inter Mennonite Church and former Valaqua and MCC Alberta staffer. For more information or to register visit http://campvalaqua.com/events/
  • MCA Vision 20/20 — An invitation to a season of prayer. Advent is a season of prayerful waiting and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. MCA’s Vision 20/20 is also entering a season of prayer. In coming months we are invited (as individuals and congregations) to open ourselves to God in prayer and listen for God’s voice. What may God be calling us to be and do? How might we prepare the fertile soil of our hearts and minds to receive the seeds God has for us? As we celebrate the coming of the light of Christ into the world, may we open ourselves anew to hear the calling of God’s voice. - Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, MCA Executive Minister
  • MCA - Thank you for your prayerful support and gifts of generosity! We are so grateful for the continued strong commitment individuals and congregations have shown this past year to the ministries we share. Please consider a year-end donation in support of Mennonite Church Alberta's ministries and our shared nation-wide ministries. Check your mailboxes for more information. www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca.
  • 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 mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/shop-assistant-edmonton-thrift-shop
  • 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.
  • MCC Alberta Board is seeking new Board Members. If you want to make a difference in lives around the world and have a passion for the work God is doing through MCC, contact Barb Heidebrecht at barb.heidebrecht@gmail.com for further information. 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.


  • Speaker: Caleb De Jong
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: Gordon’s Team
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Children’s Feature: Ike
  • Greeters: Ann, Helena
  • Ushers: Brock, Antoinette
  • Food Bank (1st): Closed


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