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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Stewart Combs

Worship Leader: Thomas

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Ann, Helena

Ushers: Brock, Antoinette

January 5, 2020

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

One: Oh God, our God, you cry out to us.

Many: Asking, when will you see the light that I am, the grace I have extended to all people, the dance out of the darkness and into righteousness to which I invited you?

One: Can we see that in you we are transformed, unable to go back the way we have known?

All: God, what are we waiting for?

     Opening Prayer

God, you have made yourself known to us, revealed to us your mystery, and we are transformed! Our lives will never be the same in the light of this truth. Our hearts thrill and rejoice! We lift our voices together with all of creation and sing our praises to you. The whole world is filled with joy and has been made glad. Emmanuel. God with us.


     Songs: Glory Be to God in the Highest

Lord You are so Good

Receive my Praise, Oh Lord!

Great Things He Has Done

The Blood of Jesus will Never Lose It’s Power

     Responsive Reading: (from Isaiah 60:1-6)

Leader: Lift up your eyes and look around.

People: Arise! Shine! For our light has come.

Leader: The darkness shall no longer cover the earth.

People: Arise! Shine! For our light has come!

Leader: Gather your children and bring gifts to the Lord.

All: Arise! Shine! And be transformed!



     Children’s Feature: Werner

     Share & Prayer

Song: Praising the Lord Always

            Great Things He Has Done

     Scripture Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matt 2:1-2 (Page 779, 1008) ~ Tarnisha

     Meditation: “By Another Road” ~ Pastor Werner


     Silent Prayer

     Song: Joy Overflows My Heart

     Benediction (read in unison):

May we extend the grace given to us by God, to all people, everywhere. May we embrace the power of God to refresh and redeem us. May we hold fast to God’s endurance.



  • Food Bank: Tuesday (7th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (8th) at 7 pm.


  • Pray for Ray Brubaker and family as Ginny has passed away.
  • Please pray for Betty as she waits for the final stages of chemotherapy.
  • Please pray for Antoinette and family as they grieve the loss of her uncle.
  • Please pray for Hajah Masri.
  • Please pray for Peter’s brother.
  • Pray for the numbness in Helena’s hand to be healed.
  • Praise that Jean-Felix and Charlotte are now permanent residents. Please pray for them as they continue in the process to bring their 26 family members, who are all refugees,to Canada.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray Brubaker, George Varghese.


  • Hymn Sing: Join the Mennonite and Catholic communities for an evening of singing together on January 31 at 7:00 pm at Lendrum Mennonite Church (11210-59 Ave NW). We will be exploring the history of our music by singing songs from the various eras. Everyone is welcome to join us for this time of singing and refreshments.
  • The Great Winter Warm-Up - One day. Multiple locations. Thousands of stitches of hope and warmth. Help us touch the lives of people in need while celebrating MCC’s 100th anniversary. On January 18, 2020 we’re hoping to collect 6500 comforters to deliver to people affected by conflict and disaster around the world. Visit https://mcccanada.ca/centennial/great-winter-warm-up for more details or to find an event near you. If there isn’t one near you, why not host one? Please contact Linda at 403-275-6935 or lindadickinson@mccab.ca.
  • Snowcamp is coming! Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a weekend of food, fellowship, and broomball on January 10-12. Registration forms are available at campvalaqua.com. Have questions? Email: valaqua@xplornet.com.
  • 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 carolmcnaughton@mccab.ca or 403-275-6935.
  • Register now for Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture: March 2–5. Join fellow faith leaders at a joint conference of Pastors and Leaders 2020 and Deep Faith on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. You’ll think and reflect theologically together about living, worshiping and playing in digital spaces. First-time attenders get 25% off! Save money if you sign up by Jan. 13. ambs.edu/pastorsandleaders


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Ed
  • Music:
  • Children’s Feature: Puppets
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Greeters: Helena, Grace
  • Ushers: Antoinette
  • Food Bank (14th): Host(s) Ben, Pearl

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