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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Jon Olfert

Worship Leader: Jackson

Music: Joyce, Eun Jin

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Brock, Carol

March 17, 2019

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship: (based on Psalms 63 and 27)

Leader: O God, you are our God. We seek you.

People: Our souls thirst for you as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Leader: We will wait for the Lord, and take courage, for we will see God’s goodness.

All: O God, you satisfy our souls as with a rich feast. In the shadow of your wings, we sing for joy, and you uphold us.

     Placement of Visual Element

     Opening Prayer


     Songs: HWB 36 - God of our strength

HWB 598 - A wonderful Savior Jesus

HWB 105 - Christ, we do all adore thee



     Children’s Feature: Jon

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 565 - My faith looks up to thee

     Scripture Reading

     Meditation: "God Gathers us Together in Safe Shelter" ~ Jon Olfert


     Silent Prayer

     Confession and Reconciliation:

Leader: “Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! ‘Come,’ my heart says, ‘seek God’s face!’ Your face, Lord, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!” Who will seek the Lord today

Designated Response: (designated person in the congregation will stand and respond) I will call upon the Lord today.

Confessional Response: Amie

Leader: We are all invited to seek the Lord today. Let us bring ourselves to God in prayer. 

All: Sheltering God, we seek you, for you alone are our light and salvation. When darkness moves into our lives, we seek your face.

Leader: When fears overcome us and paralyze us (pause), we seek your face. When our souls hunger for your shelter (pause), we seek your face.

All: In the morning and in the evening, we will seek the face of our God.

Leader: Our generous God provides for us.

     Song: Insert - Ancient Words




  • NEXT SUNDAY! HMC AGM: Sunday (24th) after the worship service, please bring a bag lunch downstairs and join us for our Annual General Meeting. Your voice is important; please plan to join us!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (19th) - Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • Elders: Tuesday (19th) at 6 pm.
  • Worship Committee: Friday (22nd) at 2:30 pm.


  • Please pray for Joanne as she prepares to go to Liberia in April.
  • Pray for Jackson’s uncle Regan who is sick in hospital.
  • Pray for Amie’s mother.
  • Pray for Zechariah’s brother back home.
  • Pray for Wendy’s parents, as they journey through the final stages of their lives.
  • Pray for Zach as he is traveling in Europe, for traveling mercies and protection.
  • Pray for healing for Reuben Tut, pastor of the Edmonton South Sudanese Mennonite Church, who is very weakened by tuberculosis.
  • Today on March 17, Tany Warkentin is being installed at Springridge Mennonite as Pastoral Leader. Pray for Tany and the congregation as they celebrate together. You can send greetings to Tany at springridgepastor@gmail.com
  • Please pray for Mennonite Church Uganda, which is experiencing significant growth, and now has more than 20 congregations. Pray for training for pastors/church leaders, and pray for basic infrastructure needs (simple church buildings/shelters, and chairs).
  • 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.


  • CPI Benefit Concert: Enjoy the delightful choral music of Excentrica and Friends while supporting the work of Canadian Peacemakers International. Sunday, March 17 at 6 pm at the Lendrum Mennonite Church. Admission by donation with reception to follow.
  • MC Canada, together with MCA and MCSK, is pleased to announce that Ardent Retirement Group Ltd, our Pension broker, is offering a webinar education session for pension members and their spouses. When: Wednesday April 3 at 2:30 pm MST - if you are interested, please contact the church office and further information will be sent for you.
  • Friday, April 12, 7:00pm: The First Mennonite Church Truth and Reconciliation Action Group invites you to attend a screening of Treaty Talk (www.treatytalk.com) hosted by the producer Patricia Makokis at First Mennonite (3650 – 91 Street NW). The screening will be followed by a discussion on what it means to be a non-Indigenous treaty person. Any and all are welcome!
  • Grow Hope Launch: Sat. April 6, 2 pm (Lendrum Mennonite Church, 11210 59 Ave NW, Edmonton) When you join Grow Hope, you can become a farmer by sponsoring an acre of land. Come hear from Pugeni Vurayayi (MCC Canada) about MCC's conservation agriculture work around the world. Light snacks to be served.
  • The MCC Sale, Auction and Handmade Market - May 31 & June 1 at Coaldale Sportsplex. Please consider what you could donate! Quilts, woodwork, pottery, crafts, tickets for a hockey game, or theatre - all proceeds support MCC. For more information or to register donated items, please visit mccreliefsale.com
  • MCC Alberta Learning Tour to UnBQ Sat May 11, Join us for a day of learning about both the trauma and restoration at the site of the old Blue Quills Indian Residential school. For information about costs, registration and logistics please contact Jim at 587-225-5784 (preferably text) or email jimshantz@mccab.ca
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a Development Coordinator for Southern Alberta. This position will be based in Calgary. For more information contact Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/development-Coord


3rd Sunday of Lent - Annual General Meeting

  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: Gordon’s Team
  • Scripture Reader: Zach
  • Children’s Feature: Joyce
  • Confession: Matthias
  • Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
  • Ushers: Dave, Eunice
  • Food Bank (26th): Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set-up:

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