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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Stewart Combs

Worship Leader: CJ

Music: Ruth, Emily

Greeters: Doreen, Ann

Ushers: Garth, Brock

May 5, 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 310 - How good a thing it is

HWB 352 - Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us

HWB 553 - I am weak and I need thy strength



     Children’s Feature: Ruth

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 548 - Teach me thy truth

     Scripture Reading

     Meditation: Stewart Combs


     Song: HWB 418 - Move in our midst (verses 1 and 4)




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (7th) - Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set up:
  • Candy Pin Fundraiser: Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and our Women’s Group will be once again selling candy pins. Come prepared to purchase a candy pin and honour your mother, grandmother, auntie or other mother figure. Funds will be used for our church Building Fund.
  • MCA WOMENS' RETREAT OPEN FOR REGISTRATION at www.mcawomen.ca. : 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.
  • From Donna at North Edmonton Ministry: We are looking for volunteers to teach English one morning a week, now until the end of June. The program starts again in September. Contact Donna or Kim at kim@emcoalition.ca


  • Please pray for Roland, as he recovers from surgery.
  • Please pray for Alden Gibson, Sue’s brother in law, who had open heart surgery May 1.
  • 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.
  • Please pray for Theresa, who was deported to Mexico.
  • Pray for Florence as she recovers from her hip replacement surgery.
  • Pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she continues radiation treatment.
  • Pray for Arthur from Uganda to find work and to be granted a work visa.
  • Pray for the church in Burkina Faso. On Sunday April 28, a protestant church in Burkina Faso was attacked just as the service was ending. Six lives were lost. Although violence has escalated dramatically this year against teachers and others, this was the first targeted attack against Christians. Our friends in the Mennonite Church are not in imminent danger. They are 600 km from the event.
  • 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.


  • Welcoming Refugees and Migrants in our Community, May 5. The Social Justice Institute invites members of Edmonton area faith communities for a one day workshop. Stories from recent refugees and those working within local community agencies, with practical suggestions and resources to help faith congregations accompany and support refugees and migrants. For more information, go to www.newman.edu/sji
  • Coffee and Conversation: this week Terry Newborn, Cree Elder from the Alexander First Nation, will be speaking about his experience of residential school and his life afterward. Tuesday at 10:00 at Lendrum.
  • From North Edmonton Ministry: Please accept this invitation to break fast and engage Muslims on either Fridays or Saturdays during Ramadan starting May 6. You will be hosted in Muslim homes and enjoy this special meal with a unique group of people. Just search Ramadan-The Green Room to register.
  • 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
  • My Coins Count - Collect your coins for The MCC Sale on May 31 & June 1 at the Coaldale Sportsplex! Funds collected will support Nepal water projects. Paper money is gladly received too! For more information, please visit mccreliefsale.com/my-coins-count
  • Grow Hope with MCC Alberta & Canadian Foodgrains Banks (CFGB): Sponsor an acre of land for $300 on one of our four fields (near Carstairs and Fort Saskatchewan) and the donation could grow to as much as $2,500 for food assistance work in the developing world. The farmers will farm the land and forward the proceeds to MCC & CFGB. Learn more at mccab.ca/grow-hope
  • Christian Faith Studies: Lethbridge Mennonite May 13-15. Biblical Storytelling: the transformative power of storytelling with Ken Quiring. Evening sessions open to public. To register or for more information - www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/events.
  • Shake: Rattled by the Radical (Grades 6-12) - July 28-August 1, Shekinah Summer Camp, SK. Visit www.prairieyouth.ca for all the details. For MCA bursary, please contact Chad Miller (chad@nucleus.com).
  • Tuition Assistance for Post-Secondary Students - MCA offers tuition assistance for any MCA students attending a post-secondary Mennonite / Anabaptist affiliated institution or program. Please visit www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca to download an application. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.
  • Gathering 2019: Registration is now open. June 28 - July 1 in Abbotsford, BC. Join the inspirational gathering with guest speaker Dr Elaine Heath. At Gathering 2019, Heath will consider how the emergence of new expressions of church “can open our collective imagination.” Register at ignitegathering2019.ca
  • Foothills Mennonite Guest House: Know anyone coming to Calgary for medical treatments and needs a place to stay? In operation since 2007, the purpose of Foothills Mennonite Guest House is to provide a safe, comfortable, welcoming place for anyone who has loved ones in the hospital in Calgary. More information is available on their website: guesthouse.foothillsmennonite.ca


Mother’s Day, Candy Pin Fundraiser

  • Speaker: Joanne De Jong
  • Worship Leader: Joyce
  • Music Team: African Team
  • Scripture Reader: Zipporah
  • Children’s Feature: Joyce
  • Greeters: Grace, Millie
  • Ushers: Roland, Eunice
  • Food Bank (14th): Hosts: Doreen, Diane; Set-up:

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