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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Pastor Werner

Worship Leader: Joyce

Music: African Team

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Roland

July 8, 2018

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: Insert - I Feel the Presence of God

            My Jesus Promised He Will Never Fail

            Receive My Praise, Oh Lord!

            You Are Lord



     Children’s Feature: Puppets

            Sunday School will resume in the fall

     Share & Prayer

     Song: Joy Overflows My Heart

     Scripture Reading: Psalm 56, Acts 7:54-60 (Page 601, 1148) ~ Edward

     Meditation: “Michael Sattler: A Superlative Witness” ~ Pastor Werner


     Song: The Lord Will Bless Someone Today




  • TODAY! You are invited to a pre-wedding celebration/potluck for Aaron Fairbrother and Rachel Walpert following the worship service this morning. Come celebrate with them and wish them well. A money tree will be set up for anyone wishing to send a card or monetary gift.
  • Fellowship Breakfast: Tuesday (10th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall.
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (10th) Hosts: Diane, Doreen; Set up:
  • TREASURER UPDATE: Thank you to everyone for your generous giving. At the end of May we are behind about 12% on the General Offering which translates to about $16, 000.00.
  • Please drive slowly in church alleyway: A friendly neighbour expressed his concern that on Sunday mornings cars that are coming to our church are driving too fast in the alleyway behind the church. His concern is well-noted, as there are sometimes children playing in the alley. It is probably best to avoid the alley when coming to church, but if you use it, please drive very slowly in it, no faster than 15km/hr. Thanks.
  • On July 22, a celebration of the Nicolsons’ service with MC Canada Witness in Burkina Faso will take place during the Sunday morning worship at Holyrood Mennonite Church. Potluck lunch to follow. All are welcome! Twenty years ago, Lillian (Haas) Nicolson (Bluesky Mennonite Church) was invited to Burkina Faso to minister in the work of literacy which then grew into Bible translation. Alongside literacy and Bible translation, she has also been involved in church planting within the community. Norm (North Peace Mennonite Brethren) has ministered in Burkina Faso since 2007. He taught and assisted people to develop trade skills that enabled them to better meet the needs of their families, congregations and communities. He also audio-recorded biblical and other teaching materials to share the gospel with those who have limited literacy abilities. Norm, Lillian and their children, Kenneth and Nadine, returned to Canada at the end of May.


  • Please pray for Janis’ condo to rent.
  • Please pray for Godfrey and the church that he is attempting to plant in Hoima, Uganda.
  • 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, Hannah Loewen, George Varghese, Paul White.


  • On July 31 - Aug 3, Edmonton will host the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) Conference. Held at MacEwan University, opening day will include a blanket exercise, keynotes by Marie Wilson (TRC Commissioner) and her husband Stephen Kakfwi (former Premier of NWT) and will conclude with a mini round dance. Several workshop slots as well as two tours will focus on Indigenous stories and experiences. Our keynote on Wednesday is a young female Muslim scholar and several of our workshops will engage us on issues of dialogue and pilgrimage. General Romeo Dallaire will share about his journey with PTSD on Thursday. MCA's Donna Entz will co-lead a workshop with Shiraz Kanjion titled A Journey towards understanding the “Other”: the Christian-Muslim dialogue experience in Edmonton. The event webpage is at: https://nain2018edmonton.ca/
  • Camp Valaqua is seeking Kitchen Volunteers. If you are able to help for any of the weeks of summer or even a portion of a week, please contact us at 403-637-2510 or email valaqua@xplornet.com. A $75 camper discount is available for parents and grandparents who volunteer.
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP! Poverty doesn’t take summer vacation. - The Mustard Seed’s Evening Meal Program feeds 300-350 people each night, Monday through Saturday. However, with summer being so busy, we are short on volunteers. We are in urgent need of groups who are willing to prepare and serve dinner to those facing poverty in downtown Edmonton. Consider getting a group of friends, family members, or coworkers together and volunteering with us on any of the following dates: July 7, 21, 30, and most of August. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 780-426-5600 or VolunteerEdmonton@theseed.ca.
  • Grow Hope North with MCC Alberta & Canadian Foodgrains Banks (CFGB): Sponsor an acre of land near Fort Saskatchewan for $300 only 50 acres left. Local farmers will grow your crop and donate the proceeds to MCC and CFGB. Go to mccab.ca/grow-hope to donate and find out how your $300 donation could mean as much as $2,500 toward alleviating hunger around the world! Contact Donita Wiebe-Neufeld at donitawiebeneufeld@mccab.ca for more information
  • Golf for MCC in Tofield, Sept 8. Support MCC's international and local ministry! More info and registration at mccab.ca/golf-tofield
  • Ride for Uganda. Ryan Wolfe, Calvin Elias and Byron Peters will be cycling 800 km (from Banff, AB to Pentiction, BC) July 9-13 to raise awareness and support for MCC’s education program with the Ik people of Uganda. MCC invites you to support their ride. Over $19,000 has been raised! Help reach the goal of $25,000. donate.mcccanada.ca/registry/ride-uganda
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a part-time (0.6 FTE) 5 month contract for Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator. Contact: Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/job-refugee
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE) Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Contact: Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/job-mcc-marketing


  • Speaker: Venicious Reeves
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Children’s Feature: Joyce
  • Scripture Reader: Ronky
  • Greeters: Grace, Helena
  • Ushers: Eunice, Antoinette
  • Food Bank (17th) Host(s): Diane, Doreen

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