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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Randy Haluza-DeLay

Worship Leader: Ike

Music: Ruth, Emily


Ushers: Brock

January 6, 2019

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 145 - There's a wideness in God's mercy

HWB 176 - Comfort, comfort O my people

HWB 183 - On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry



     Children’s Feature: Ike

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 367 - For the healing of the nations

     Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:1-3, 3:10-4:1, 4-11; Matt. 3:1-6, 13-16

     (Page 967, 1009)~ Ike, Edward

     Meditation: "Going with Christian Peacemakers Teams in the Land

     where Jonah went" ~ Randy Haluza-DeLay


     Song: STJ 17 - Halle, halle, hallelujah




  • There will be no Adult Sunday School this morning, January 6th. The Sunday School Class will resume on January 13th.
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (6th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome to join us!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (6th) - Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • NEXT SUNDAY: 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
  • Canadian Peacemakers International (CPI) Learning Tour. Another tour is being planned to visit Honduras, departing YEG late February or early March. The cost of the 12 day tour is about $2200 pp which includes a $500 charitable donation. Please contact Gordon and Wendy Baergen 780 467-6559 for more info.


  • Please keep Hannah Loewen's family in your thoughts and prayers, as they grieve her passing.
  • Pray for Zechariah, for healing for his leg.
  • Pray for Esther’s husband for his work situation.
  • Remember Werner and Joanne in prayer as they prepare to say farewell to new friends and return home.
  • 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 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.


  • Hymn Sing: You are invited to a Mennonite-Catholic Hymn Sing on January 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More Parish (210 Haddow Close NW). Come and join the Mennonite and Catholic communities as we share songs that are part of each of our traditions. Refreshments will follow the evening of singing. For further information contact Kae Neufeld at neufeldkae@gmail.com or 780 434-1965.
  • 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/.
  • Join us at First Mennonite Church Feb 9th at 6:30 for a trivia night which is a Camp Valaqua Fundraiser. All are welcome - Invite neighbours, friends, and relatives to join. Contact Kim Wiens to submit a team of 6-8, or if you need a team contact Kim Wiens and she will connect you with a team. Admission will be $20/person at the door and a donation will also be taken at the event. Please RVSP your team to Kim Wiens before hand (friesenwiens@gmail.com or 780-953-6924). This event will be running concurrently to one at Foothills in Calgary. Let's have some fun with this competition!
  • 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 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 is inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Coordinator. For more information contact Iliana Friesen at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/COSAcoordinator
  • Want to stay up to date on young adult opportunities with MCC Alberta? This January, we are excited to launch The Committee, a community of young people who believe that together, we can do more. Sign up today to receive monthly updates on practical ways you can learn, serve, create, advocate, pray, and give. mccab.ca/the-committee
  • Considering a short course at AMBS? See this list of upcoming courses on the bulletin board.
  • 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: Donna Entz
  • Worship Leader: Joyce
  • Music Team: African Team
  • Scripture Reader: Ronky
  • Children’s Feature: Puppets
  • Greeters:
  • Ushers: Brock, Antoinette
  • Food Bank (15th): Doreen, Diane

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