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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: Jackson

Music: Joyce, Eun Jin

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Thomas, Brock

May 26, 2019

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: HWB 26 - Holy Spirit, come with power

HWB 121 - Holy God, we praise thy name

HWB 416 - For Christ and the Church



     Children’s Feature: Puppets

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 311 - The church is one foundation

     Scripture Reading: Luke 24:44-53, Eph. 1:15-23 (Page 1107, 1224) ~ Helena

     Meditation: “Ascension - Empowered Church” ~ Pastor Werner


     Silent Prayer

     Song: HWB 288 - Rejoice, the Lord is King!




  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (28th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome!
  • Worship Committee: Tuesday (28th) at 2:30 pm
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (28th) - Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • Council Meeting: Tuesday (28th) at 6:30 pm
  • The MCC Sale, Auction and Handmade Market - THIS COMING WEEKEND! 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 Don’t forget to bring your coins for “My Coins Count” project, in support of Nepal water projects!
  • MCA WOMENS' RETREAT - Dates: June 7-9, 2019 at the beautiful Sunnyside Retreat Centre in Sylvan Lake. Our speaker will be Irma Fast-Dueck, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). Theme: The Faces of Mary- companion on the journey. Saturday night Variety show is a real highlight. Come prepared to laugh, cry and be inspired in your walk with God. DEADLINE to register is June 3rd www.mcawomen.ca
  • From Donna at North Edmonton Ministry: Al-Quds Day is a Palestine-focused event sponsored by the Shia community each year during Ramadan. It will feature a photo exhibition that demonstrates the history of Palestine since 1900s and a Virtual Reality section for people to get a "feel" of what is going on in Gaza nowadays. When: Saturday, June 1st, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Where: Alberta Legislative Grounds


  • Praise that Roland has returned home and is getting stronger.
  • Pray for Ruth’s sister Betty. She has finished chemo; please pray that her results will be clear.
  • Please pray for Helena’s co worker, Diana.
  • Pray for Alma, as she nears the end of her life.
  • Please pray for Godfrey, whose brother was killed. Also he has had a break in at his place.
  • Pray for Arthur from Uganda to find work and to be granted a work visa.
  • Pray for Loren & Donna’s daughter as she is in Africa: for healing for her arm, for help for the people, and for housing concerns.
  • Pray for the Chinese Church. Young Christian leaders in China are spending time exploring the meaning of Anabaptist faith and practice. Pray that this new and exciting approach to discipleship will impact their congregations and strengthen their faith. Pray also for Chinese church leaders as they face growing political pressure and increasing restrictions. Pray that they will continue to be salt and light in their communities.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray and Ginnie Brubaker, Alma Burkholder, George Varghese.


  • Coffee & Conversation this Tuesday at 10 am at Lendrum Mennonite - Caroline Gosling, board member of the Alberta Restorative Justice Association, will speak with us about the theory and the practice of restorative justice. All are welcome!
  • Listen, Worship, Praise, Sing! Sunday, June 2, 6:30pm - First Mennonite Choir enjoys coming together each Thursday to join our voices in preparation for Sunday, but also to simply enjoy singing together. This year we welcome you to join us as we present an evening Spring Concert (3650 – 91 St NW). There will be opportunity for fellowship after the program. Come, relax, listen, sing and visit. It should be well worth it!
  • “GAZA CALLS” - Saturday June 8, 10 am - Lendrum Mennonite church will be hosting "Gaza Calls"- a speaker from Gaza will be transmitted to multiple sites across Canada. The event is organized by Canadian Friends of Sabeel-an organization that supports the efforts of Christian Palestinians and works with all people in Palestine and Israel for peace with justice. Please RSVP here: http://friendsofsabeel.ca/featured/gaza-calls-canada-answers-2019/
  • You are invited to the CPI BBQ and AGM, at the home of Gordon and Wendy Baergen, 265-52152 Range Road 225, Sherwood Park, on Sunday, June 9, at 5:00 P.M. If you could bring a food item (salad or dessert) for the pot luck (meat and fix-ins will be provided), it would be appreciated.... no obligation but please bring a lawn chair and bug spray. If you need a map, please contact Dave Hubert at dehubert@telus.net.
  • MCC Thrift Shop Edmonton is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator: the incumbent would play a key role in building a strong volunteer base which would encompass support to current volunteers as well as focusing on building a larger volunteer team. This is a volunteer role, with commitment being 2 days a week for the interim. For a copy of the position description or for further clarification, please contact Joyce at 403-275-6935 or joycedoran@mccab.ca
  • Walk for Common Ground: May 31 - June 14 Journey through Treaty 6 (Edmonton) and Treaty 7 (Calgary), bringing Indigenous, unionist, and church friends together to nurture Treaty understanding and relationship. Treaty Conversations: Every night from 7-9 be hosted in the community. Walk for a Day: Starting & ending locations and times are posted on the website treatytalk.com. For questions or more information please email Steve Heinrichs at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.
  • “The Age-old Ways of Local Aboriginal Culture – Songs & Stories: Rituals & Reasons”. This is your annual 1-day Heritage Retreat @ Camp Valaqua. Featuring elder Alvin Manitopyes on Wednesday, June 12. You may have just immersed yourself in the Mennonite culture at the MMC Sale or ladies’ weekend retreat. Delve now into the culture of our longest-time neighbor, the aboriginal community. ‘Reconciliation is the center of our work.’ $30/person. Registration 9-10am, incl. Lunch & Snacks, ends at 4 pm. A fundraising event for Camp Valaqua. EVERYONE WELCOME!
  • Gathering 2019 - Early-bird deadline extended to May 27! Go to www.ignitegathering2019.ca/registration and read the guidelines before clicking on the registration link. Find more information about workshops, schedule, and excursions at the Gathering website, www.ignitegathering2019.ca.


  • Speaker: Jim Shantz
  • Worship Leader: Ed
  • Music Team: Ruth, Emily
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Ushers: Garth, Brock
  • Food Bank (4th): Hosts: ?

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