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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Caleb De Jong

Worship Leader: CJ

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Ann, Helena

Ushers: Brock, Antoinette

December 30, 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 648 - Morning has broken

CB 10 - We bring a sacrifice of praise

HWB 521 - Come thou fount



     Children’s Feature: Ike

     Share & Prayer

Song: CB 41 - I stand in awe

     Scripture Reading: Psalm 148, Colossians 3:12-17 (Page 661, 1235)

     Meditation: "I Praise Because I Am" ~ Caleb De Jong


     Song: STJ 16 - Praise with joy the world’s Creator




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (1st) - Closed
  • The memorial service for Hannah Loewen will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 1 pm at our church.
  • There will be no Adult Sunday School on December 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.


  • Please keep Hannah Loewen's family in your thoughts and prayers, as they grieve her passing.
  • Pray for Eunice’s children.
  • 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: Randy Haluza-DeLay
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team:
  • Scripture Reader: Edward
  • Children’s Feature:
  • Greeters:
  • Ushers:
  • Food Bank (8th): Doreen, Diane


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