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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: CJ

Music: Ruth, Emily

Greeters: Helena, Grace

Ushers: Antoinette, Roland

March 11, 2018

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship:

Leader: Who comes in the name of God? Step into the light and be known.

People: We are coming, through darkness and fear. We come into the light by the power of God.

Leader: People of God, God has heard your cries and is opening a way for you.

People: We are here, through darkness and fear. We come into the light of this day by the power of God.

Leader: You are here, and God is here. What will you do?

People: Together we will worship our God.

     Opening Prayer


Songs: HWB 163 - Obey my voice

HWB 371 - Let there be light Lord

STJ 95 - I want to walk as a child of the Light



     Children’s Feature: Ruth

            Sunday School is dismissed for ages 4 - Grade 4 ~ Teacher: Hajah

     Share & Prayer

     Song: HWB 557 - O God, in Restless Living

     Scripture Reading: Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21 (Page 162, 1112) ~ Tarnisha

     Meditation: “Me & You & Darkness in View” ~ Pastor Werner



God of compassion and consequence, some days it’s hard to face who we are. We like to be in control, to know where we are going. Relying on someone else, even you, is hard. We get impatient and find things to criticize. Some of us even like to complain. Glossing over past hardships is easier than admitting that we needed your help, and still do. We don’t want to see how our attitudes and actions make things worse. We are sorry. Forgive our ingratitude. Grant us the courage to face the truth.

     Words of Assurance:

Then they cried out the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.

     Song: HWB 401 - This Little Light of Mine


We are people of God. We go in God’s love to extend God’s love and live God’s promise.



  • Discipleship Circle: Tonight, Sunday (11th) at 7 pm at the church.
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (13th) Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • Worship Committee: Tuesday (13th) at 2:30 pm
  • Palestine Learning Tour Presentation: You are invited to listen to Wendy and Gordon Baergen after the service on March 18 as they tell about their trip to Israel and Palestine. Please bring a bag lunch.
  • Evangelism Workshop: Rescheduled! HMC will be hosting an evangelism workshop, led by Tim Chesterton, the minister at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, on Saturday, March 24, 10-4 PM. There is no cost, and lunch will be provided. The title of Tim’s workshop is “How to Relax and Enjoy Evangelism.” Everyone is warmly encouraged to attend, even if the idea of sharing your faith is rather frightening!
  • HMC AGM: Plan now to attend our church Annual General Meeting, March 25th following the worship service. Please bring a bag lunch.
  • Inter-Mennonite Passion Week Services:

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00pm: An Invitation to Follow. Please join us at First Mennonite Church (3650 – 91 Street NW) for a beautiful service of music, Scripture, Communion and Handwashing.

Good Friday, March 30, 10:30am: What’s so good about Good Friday? Please join us at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church (11210 – 59 Avenue NW) for a meaningful service of many voices in word and song as we remember with our sisters and brothers the great story of our faith that continues to impact us today.


  • Pray for Jackson as his brother has died, and the service is to be held on April 9.
  • 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.


  • MCA AGM is March 16-17 at Lethbridge Mennonite Church. Please pray for our church members, leaders and delegates as they meet together to worship and discern God’s direction. Contact Joani Neufeldt with questions joani.neufeldt@gmail.com. Go to www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca to register.
  • Two Good Friday Musical Opportunities: 1 - Good Friday Choir: Rehearsals are Thursday, March 22, 7 pm at First Mennonite Church and Good Friday, 9:30am at Lendrum MB Church. All are welcome! 2 - Taize style musical group: In our planning meeting for Good Friday, we thought we needed an all-inclusive musical activity that could include multiple cultures. Our idea is to bring together some people who could give shape to some Taize music that is easy to learn, but who would also be open to learning something in another musical tradition – e.g. Nuer, and Chinese. And hopefully those teaching us songs in their tradition could easily join in our few Taize songs. Anybody interested in being part of this – singers, instrumentalists, non-singers (!) – this is your chance to be part of our upcoming service. Please contact Suzanne from First Mennonite Church at sgross@emcn.ab.ca. We would like to rehearse on March 24 at Lendrum at 11:00. We would contribute a prelude group of songs, and possibly a postlude.
  • SAVE THE DATE for the annual (and fabulous) MCA Women's retreat, which will be held June 8-10, 2018 at the Sunnyside Retreat Centre in Sylvan Lake. Our speaker is Rachel Miller Jacobs, Associate Professor of Congregational Formation at AMBS and the theme will be "Ordinary Forgiveness". Registration will open April 1st at mcawomen.ca
  • Online Registration is open for Summer 2018 www.campvalaqua.com (403) 637-2510
  • Uprooted 2018 applications are now online! Apply by March 16. Travel to Mexico this May with other young adults to learn about migration & peacebuilding. Visit mccab.ca/uprooted for more info & to apply. Questions? Contact Carol at 403-275-6935 or carolmcnaughton@mccab.ca
  • MCC Learning Tour to Nepal - November 2018 - Learn first-hand about the ministry of MCC and our partners in Nepal, including the ongoing earthquake response. For more info, visit mccab.ca/lt-nepal
  • MCC Learning Tour to Palestine and Israel – May 27 to June 5, 2018 (dates approximate) – Attend the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem, followed by a learning tour of Palestine and Israel. For info, contact Abe: abejanzen@mccab.ca
  • Mennonite Disaster Service has many urgent volunteer needs and several job opportunities. Please pray for those considering service with MDS and for the volunteers as they travel to and from locations, handle tools, repair and build homes and bring hope to disaster survivors. Consider being an MDS volunteer! Info on the bulletin board or visit mds.mennonite.net
  • Bridging Borders Documentary: For a number of months, MCC Saskatchewan has been working on an exciting documentary project with Wavelength Entertainment. Bridging Borders is an inspirational documentary series that goes beyond the international headlines to showcase the incredible stories of everyday Canadians who band together to sponsor Newcomer families fleeing persecution. You can view the first episode at https://www.citytv.com/saskatchewan/shows/bridging-borders/


  • Speaker: Patrick Kukanu
  • Worship Leader: Jackson
  • Music Team: Gordon’s Team
  • Children’s Feature: Ike
  • Sunday School Teacher: Dorathy
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Ushers: Ben, Dave
  • Food Bank (20th) Host(s): Doreen, Diane

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