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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Joanne De Jong

Worship Leader: Joyce

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Thomas, Eunice

February 24, 2019

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship - HWB 670

     Opening Prayer





     Children’s Feature: Joanne

     Share & Prayer


     Scripture Reading: Psalm 65, Luke 18:1-8 (Page 605, 1097) ~ Helena C

     Meditation: "The Persistent Widow" ~ Joanne De Jong


     Silent Prayer





  • TODAY Helena will be presenting information from the November Vision 20/20 conference right after church. All are welcome to attend. It will be about an hour so please bring a snack if you would like one.
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (26th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (26th) - Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up: Dave, Guenther
  • Council Meeting: Tuesday (26th) at 6:30 pm.
  • Prayer Meeting: Wednesday (27th) - Everyone is invited to attend a weekly prayer meeting and Bible study (for the next 3 weeks) on Wednesday evenings, 7 PM, in our church basement, as we pray for guidance and renewal for our church members, for our congregation, and for Mennonite Church Alberta. This call to prayer is part of Mennonite Church Alberta's Vision 20/20 renewal process.
  • REPORTS DUE TODAY! Our church AGM is coming up again soon so we need all the regular reports to be sent electronically to Dave Lefever at djlefever75@gmail.com. We are requesting that the reports from the Pastor, Elders, Treasurer, Administrative Council/Trustees, Worship Committee, Women's Group, MVS unit all be sent by Feb. 24th so that Dave has time to put the booklet together. Those reports need to be in the mailboxes by March 10 so everyone has a chance to read them in time for our AGM on March 24th.
  • The Annual Delegate Session and Vision 20/20 Gathering for Mennonite Church Alberta will be held at Bergthal Mennonite Church in Didsbury from March 15-16. Registration IS NOW OPEN. It would be great to have many representatives from Holyrood Mennonite Church at this critical assembly in which we seek God's direction for the future. To register, visit www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/events


  • Please pray for Amie’s husband as he is traveling to Liberia.
  • Praise that Sue’s brother John has returned from the hospital.
  • Pray for the Jantzi family, as Bonnie’s son Kerry passed away on February 2.
  • Pray for Zach as he is traveling in Europe.
  • VISION 20/20 - A Season of Prayer: As we transition from Phase II to Phase III, we've been asked to pause and listen. Of what is God asking us to let go? Of what is God asking us to take hold? Pray for open minds - to really see all that is good and all that is challenging; open hearts - to listen to one another with humility; open wills - to really be, to surrender ourselves; open spirit - to really know deep in our bones that we are loved by God.
  • Please pray for Mennonite Church Uganda, which is experiencing significant growth, and now has more than 20 congregations. Pray for training for pastors/church leaders, and pray for basic infrastructure needs (simple church buildings/shelters, and chairs for members to sit on).
  • 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.


  • World Day of Prayer: The service in our zone will take place at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 9034 - 95 Ave on Friday, March 1 at 7 pm. The service “Come, everything is ready!” is written by the women of Slovenia. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Elevator at SE entrance. Due to LRT construction, please allow extra travel time. All are welcome.
  • From North Edmonton Ministry: All Women are invited to an interfaith event at Baitul Hadi Mosque, 7005-98 Avenue, on Thursday March 14 at 6:30 pm (registration opens 5:30). It has been most inspiring in the past. This year, to honour International Women's Day, our theme is titled "Women as Nation Builders".
  • SAVE THE DATE for our annual MCA Women's retreat, which will be held June 7-9, 2019 at the beautiful Sunnyside Retreat Centre in Sylvan Lake. We are so grateful to have nabbed Irma Fast-Dueck, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at CMU to be our special speaker. This retreat is always a wonderful time of fellowship with women from many cultures and churches. Hope you can make it! Registration details are coming soon.
  • Planting Peace Gathering 2019 is happening April 28 - May 4 at Camp Valaqua! All young adults ages 18-30 are invited to come out for a week of fun and learning about new ways to promote peacebuilding in the community. Visit mccab.ca/planting-peace for full details and to register.
  • Are you between the ages of 18-30, and looking to be challenged, and to learn, serve, and grow in your faith? MCC is seeking applicants for the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program to serve for 11 months in a variety of assignments in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East! mcccanada.ca/salt
  • MCC Alberta is hiring three Summer Interns at the office this year. You could work with local programs, lead environmental sustainability initiatives, or assist our thrift shop coordinator. Applications close Feb 28. More info: https://mcccanada.ca/stories/2019-summer-internship-opportunities
  • Mark your calendars: MCC Relief Sale and Bazaar happening in Coaldale May 31 & June 1. More details to come.
  • Shake: Rattled by the Radical, July 28- August 1, 2019 at Shekinah Summer Camp, SK – what you need to know! Cost: $375/person. Travel subsidies and sponsor discounts available before the early-bird registration deadline: April 26, 2019. Final registration deadline: May 31, 2019. Our days will include: Biblical reflection and storytelling, shared meals, activities and play, special guests, and more! Visit www.prairieyouth.ca
  • Gathering 2019: The website for Gathering 2019 is officially live: www.ignitegathering2019.ca. The gathering of our nationwide church family in Abbotsford, B.C., coming up from June 29 to July 1. Join the inspirational conference: Igniting the Imagination of the Church. Doug Klassen will be installed as Executive Minister on Saturday afternoon, June 29.
  • Vision20/20: Phase III - Discerning God's Call - Online registration is open. See www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/events to register. Held in conjunction with MCA's Annual Delegate Session. Come as a delegate or participant in the Vision20/20 process. March 15-16 - Bergthal Mennonite Church.


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Jackson
  • Music Team: Ruth, Emily
  • Scripture Reader: Bokolo
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Greeters: Doreen, Ann
  • Ushers: Garth, Dave
  • Food Bank (5th): Hosts: Doreen; Set-up:

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