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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Liz Wall

Worship Leader: Joyce

Music: African Team

Greeters: Helena, Lisa

Usher: Thomas

March 8, 2020

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: Glory Be to God in the Highest

            Lord You are so Good

            Receive My Praise, Oh Lord!

            Joy Overflows My Heart



     Children’s Feature: Helena

     Share & Prayer

Song: You are the Lifter of my Hands

            Praising the Lord Always

     Scripture Reading

     Meditation: Liz Wall


     Silent Prayer

     Song: The Blood of Jesus will Never Lose It’s Power




  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (10th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome to join us!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (10th) Hosts: Ben, Pearl
  • Girls Club: Friday (13th)
  • Blanket Ceremony - please sign up on the sheet in the foyer if you would be interested in participating in a blanket ceremony after church one Sunday.
  • We need to have delegates from our church to attend the MCAlberta AGM taking place at First Mennonite Church this year on March 20th and 21st. We are allowed 6 delegates (voting rights) but anyone can attend and speak to issues. Please let Joanne De Jong know if you are interested in being a delegate.
  • Save the Date: Our Holyrood AGM will be on March 29. Plan now to bring a bag lunch and join us following the worship service.
  • You are invited to the 22nd Annual Interfaith Symposium on March 19th at Baitul Hadi Mosque 7005-98 Avenue. The topic is: The concept of Peace According to my Faith. Registration begins at 5:30 PM with the program starting at 6:30 PM. This is a ladies only event which has free admission and refreshments will be served. See the poster for details.


  • Please pray for Jean-Felix Mwamba and Charlotte, as Jean-Felix’s oldest brother died in Congo last week.
  • Pray for Werner and family, as they grieve the loss of his mother. Please especially hold up Werner’s father in prayer, as he had been married for 60 years.
  • Please continue to pray for healing for Helena’s carpal tunnel. Praise that it has been improving.
  • Please keep Jill Taniguchi in your prayers, as she undergoes treatments for breast cancer.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray Brubaker, George Varghese.
  • Please pray for public health authorities in South Korea as they deal with the spread of the coronavirus. Pray that Bock Ki and Sook Kyoung, MC Canada International Witness Workers, will be a presence of peace to their community.


  • Speaker: Siaka Traore
  • Worship Leader: Thomas
  • Music: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Children’s Feature: Puppets
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Usher: Dave
  • Food Bank (17th): Host(s) Ben, Pearl


  • Coffee & Conversation this Tuesday at 10:00 at Lendrum Mennonite Church - Elder Advocate, Ruth Adria will be speaking with us. All are welcome!
  • Carnival of Cultures! On Saturday afternoon, March 14, you are invited to a Carnival of Cultures (hosted at Lendrum Mennonite Church, 11210 59 Ave). Learn about the history of EMCN, listen to stories of newcomers, and enjoy international food and music. There will be activities for children and grownups, and opportunities to donate to EMCN's Embrace Campaign to renovate our Language Centre for Newcomers. See the poster on the bulletin board for more details.
  • Come learn about our brother and sister Mennonites in Burkina Faso, West Africa: Sunday, March 15 at 12:30 pm. Pastor Siaka Traoré, from the Église Évangelique Mennonite du Burkina Faso will be at First Mennonite Church (3650 91 Street) for a casual lunch and conversation. He will also be speaking about the quickly changing peace witness for the church in the context of growing tension from increasing radical Jihadist attacks. You are welcome to join us for lunch and conversation. To help with lunch planning, please RSVP Cari Friesen Buhr at 780-461-9459 or cjfriesen@gmail.com
  • Join our community friends for a Strawberry Tea at Grace United Church (6215 – 104 Avenue) Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. Encourage spring’s arrival by enjoying tea, strawberry treats, and fellowship. Adults - $6.00, children - $4.00 Everybody welcome!
  • At-Home Materials: Show Us This resource for the home is adapted from congregational worship resources for Lent, printed in Leader magazine, which is published by MennoMedia. (https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/76/21991)
  • MCA Assembly 2020 Report Book is now online. Visit mcab.ca/assembly to download.
  • Summerfest: Handmade Market & Auction – Celebrate MCC's centennial year of relief, development and peace at the relief sale! This year’s relief sale will be held at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta on May 22 – 23, 2020. For full details visit: mccreliefsale.com.
  • You are invited to - SAVE THE DATES - June 5, 6 & 7, 2020 - in LA CRETE for the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta Annual General Meeting & Spring Conference - June 6, La Crete Heritage Centre, Registration $20.00, Guest Speakers: Susan Siemens - La Crete - Mennonites in the Peace Country and Dr. Colin Neufeldt - Edmonton - Russian Mennonite History. If you want to ride on the luxury bus going to the conference on June 5, please call Dave Toews 780-218-7411 or dmtoews@gmail.com ($110/pp) Poster on bulletin board.
  • New RJC website now live! It is now possible for prospective students to apply online, it more convenient for supporters to make online donations, and easier to find information on school events. Visit us today at rjc.sk.ca.

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