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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Jake Froese

Worship Leader: CJ

Music: African Team

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Roland, Antoinette

November 18, 2018

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

            My Jesus Promised He Will Never Fail

            Receive My Praise, Oh Lord!

            You Are Lord



     Children’s Feature: Diane

     Share & Prayer

Song: What Shall I Render to You Oh God!

     Scripture Reading: I Samuel 1:4-20, Mark 13:1-8 (Page 280, 1062) ~ Helena, CJ

     Meditation: "On Guard, Mark 13:1-8" ~ Jake Froese


     Song: You are the Lifter of my Hands




  • You are invited to join our Sunday School class at 9:30 AM in the basement. For the next months the class will focus on sermon talk back for the first part of the class and the second part will be spent in prayer. All are welcome.
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (20th) Hosts: Diane, Doreen; Set up: Dave, Guenther
  • Elder’s Meeting: Friday (23rd) at 6 pm
  • COMMUNION: Next Sunday (25th) we will be celebrating communion together. Please take time this week to prepare your heart.
  • Please have any announcements that you wish to be included in the December calendar by Wednesday (21st).
  • There is a new sign up sheet for visiting our seniors. If you are able to visit please initial it on the approximate date. Let’s let our precious senior members know that they are not forgotten and that they are an important part of our Holyrood family.
  • Update from Werner and Joanne: There is a letter available on table in the foyer from Pastor Werner and Joanne. Please pick one up on your way out, and remember to keep praying for Werner and Joanne as they are serving in Ethiopia.
  • NEM: On Saturday, November 10, 2018, North Edmonton Ministry (NEM) of Mennonite Church Alberta (MCA) successfully hosted “Among & Beyond” at Lendrum Mennonite Church. This celebration brought together approximately 65 persons, including 20 children, from various Edmonton-area Mennonite congregations for a time of fellowship, potluck supper, cultural music, singing, learning, and discussion about witnessing Jesus Christ to those within and beyond our circles. Approximately $1,500 was donated by participants to further the work of Donna Entz within NEM. Thank you to all who participated in making “Among & Beyond” an enjoyable event.


  • Our thoughts and prayers go with Patrick Kukanu and family as they remember his mother who passed away in Ghana.
  • Please continue to pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she continues chemo treatments.
  • Continue to remember Dixon and his family in prayer.
  • Edmonton First Mennonite Church is excited to be meeting with Pastoral Candidate Craig Neufeld this weekend. Please pray for their congregation, for Craig as he candidates, and for discernment as they listen to and learn about Craig.
  • Remember Werner and Joanne in prayer in their continued interactions with students, mentoring and teaching at Meserete Kristos College. May the students be inspired by teaching on Anabaptism and encouraged by Werner and Joanne's commitment to demonstrating God’s love through relationship building. Werner will return to the office in early January.
  • 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.


  • Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta Fall Conference - THIS Saturday, Nov 24. Tim Janzen will be speaking on the topic of DNA & Genealogy. There will be Faspa/lunch served. $20, register by calling 780-218-7411 or email dmtoews@gmail.com See the bulletin board for the details.
  • MCC - Give a kit for Christmas! If you would like to fill a kit for MCC, there is a list on the bulletin board.
  • Steve Bell in Concert. Sun. Nov 18, 6pm at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church in Didsbury. Come hear Steve Bell and about MCC's Restorative Justice Program. Tickets are $20 and available online at stevebell.com
  • Lendrum's fourth annual craft sale is coming! Join us December 1st from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (chili lunch from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm) as we gather together to raise funds and awareness for Youth Unlimited. This organization helps youth at risk in Edmonton by providing safe places, mentorship, holistic care, and opportunities to serve others in order to transform the current negative elements they are experiencing in our culture. Craft purchases will go to the crafters; all other funds raised will go to Youth Unlimited. Interested crafters can contact Gloria at office@lendrumchurch.ca/780-434-4268 for a table. www.edmontonyouthunlimited.com.
  • Te Deum Singers present Deo Gloria! a choral concert of works by JCF Bach, John Rutter, Canadian composer Dr. Mark Sirett, the well-loved Vivaldi's Gloria and spirituals. Directed by Diana Wiens, accompanied by Donna Noton and orchestra, your spirit will be lifted as the choir welcomes the Advent and Christmas season. Free admission with donations gratefully accepted to cover costs. Free parking is available at the lots behind the church and on street. The concerts take place at Lendrum Mennonite Church (11210 59 Ave) on: Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm, Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm https://tedeumsingers.ca/
  • Shake: Rattled by the Radical - Introducing our electrifying, ground-shaking theme for the all youth (gr. 6-12) gathering, July 28- August 1, 2019, at Shekinah Summer Camp, SK. Grounding ourselves in spiritual practices and the beauty of Shekinah, we will be invited to draw into deeper relationships with our Creator, and each other. With no cell service in the Sask River Valley, we will bask in the goodness of being Church together as we explore how Jesus (the Radical) shakes things up in Scripture, and in our lives today! Follow us on Instagram @prairieyouth.ca for the latest updates and news, or contact the K&K planners: Kathy Giesbrecht (MCM), kgiesbrecht@mennochurch.mb.ca; Kirsten Hamm-Epp (MCSK), youthminister@mcsask.ca (this was formerly dubbed "Prairie Youth Gathering")
  • Young Adults. It’s never too early to plan for your further education in September of 2019. Do you know that both Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford and Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg offer full tuition assistance? Check out the Sheep & Goats MDS Service Scholarship/Bursary at each of the schools’ Financial Aid page. Application deadline is end of January 2019.



  • Speaker: Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team: Ruth, Eun Jin
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Greeters: Grace, Ann
  • Ushers: Ben, Eunice
  • Food Bank (27th): Host(s): Diane, Doreen; Set up: Dave, Guenther


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