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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: Jackson

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Antoinette, Eunice

June 17, 2018

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: CB 106 - Shout to the North

CB 55 - The river is here

CB 39 - Create in me a clean heart

     Offering: STJ 100 - Here I am


     Children’s Feature: Helena C

            Sunday School will resume in the fall

     Share & Prayer

     Song: PPT - There is a Balm in Gilead

     Scripture Reading: Mark 2:1-12 (Page 1046)

     Meditation: “Jesus Heals - Dig it?” ~ Joanne De Jong


     Song: STJ 106 - Just a closer walk with Thee

     Honouring Fathers and Men of the church




  • Happy Father’s Day to all of our father’s, grandfather’s and other significant male role models in our lives. You are amazing!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (19th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up:
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (20th) at 7 pm at the church.
  • NEXT SUNDAY!!! Church BBQ and Picnic: We will be having a bbq and potluck lunch on the lawn on June 24 following the worship service. Plan to join us and enjoy time visiting together. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer for bringing a salad or a dessert to share.
  • You are invited to a pre-wedding celebration/potluck for Aaron Fairbrother and Rachel Walpert on Sunday, July 8th here at the church. 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.
  • If you have served as a volunteer at the Edmonton MCC Thrift Shop, you are invited to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Friday, June 22, at River West Christian Church (19815-45 Ave.). Doors open at 6pm. Meal begins at 6:30pm. All attendees are invited to bring one guest. Our theme this year is, "Bloom Where You're Planted". Please RSVP by June 15 to Sherri Guenther Trautwein, sherrigt@lendrumchurch.ca or 780-238-4240.


  • We invite prayers of peace and God’s grace for Lillian, Norm, Nadine and Kenneth as they transition to Canada after 20 years of ministry in Burkina Faso. They arrived safely in Grand Prairie on May 31.
  • Pray for Chris as he looks for employment.
  • Pray for Sonja’s daughter Alyssa, who suffers from migraines.
  • 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.


  • Camp Valaqua Hike-a-thon: June 16 - for more information or to register, please see the bulletin board or go to www.campvalaqua.com
  • An Evening of Classical Music with the Friesen family of Saskatoon. Sunday, June 24, 7:30 pm, First Mennonite Church, 3650 91st St. Tickets at the door: $20 adults / $10 students
  • 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/
  • Grow Hope North with MCC Alberta & Canadian Foodgrains Banks (CFGB): Sponsor an acre of land near Fort Saskatchewan for $300. 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
  • MCC is providing relief kits and blankets to help the Guatemala Mennonite Church respond to the needs of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on Sunday, June 3. Rock, gas and ash from Volcán de Fuego, a volcano located near Guatemala City, has killed at least 38 people, injured 300 and caused 3,100 people to evacuate. In addition to your prayers, we invite you to donate relief kits to MCC Alberta or give to MCC’s relief fund.
  • Student Bursary: Mennonite Church Alberta sponsors a bursary for students attending a post-secondary Anabaptist institute. Each year, $8000 is distributed evenly to those who qualify (and complete the application). DEADLINE to apply JULY 31. See www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca
  • Ride for International Witness: Mennonite Church Canada’s 2018 Ride for Refuge campaign has the goal of raising $75,000 for International Witness. Interested in starting a team? More information can be found at https://rideforrefuge.org/home.


Church BBQ Picnic

  • Speaker: John Olfert
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: Ruth, Emily
  • Children’s Feature: John Olfert
  • Greeters: Faye, Ann
  • Ushers: Brock, Carol
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Food Bank (26th) Host(s): Ben, Pearl

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