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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Joanne De Jong

Worship Leader: Dorathy

Music: Joyce, Eun Jin

Greeters: Helena, Faye

Ushers: Garth, Thomas

November 5, 2017

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Opening Prayer


Songs: STJ 31 - He came down

HWB 373 - Thou true vine that heals

HWB 322 - For we are strangers no more



     Children’s Feature: Puppets

            Sunday School is dismissed for ages 4 - Grade 4

     Share & Prayer

     Song: STJ 52 - Jesus help us live in peace

     Scripture Reading: Luke 6:27-36 (page 1078) ~ Venisa

     Meditation: “Peace Sunday” ~ Joanne De Jong


     Song: HWM 407 - We are people of God's peace




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (7th) Host: Doreen; Set up:
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (8th) at 7 pm at the church. We are renewed and refreshed as we meet together!
  • Next Sunday evening Holyrood Mennonite will be hosting the community Taize prayer service at 7 pm. Please plan to join us, and bring finger foods to share.
  • Budget Meeting: Sunday, November 26 following the worship service. Please bring a bag lunch and plan now to attend.
  • Remembrance Day Prayer Service and Prayer Walk for Peace: On November 11, 2017, people from various faith communities will gather to proclaim “love casts out fear” as they remember, reflect, and pray for peace in our world. There will be an Interdenominational Prayer Service at McDougall United Church (10025 – 101 Street) at 6:00 p.m. Then at 7:00 p.m., participants will gather at City Hall in downtown Edmonton for the 9th Annual Prayer Walk for Peace. There will be four stops on the walk. The time of remembrance, reflection, and prayer will be led by members of four different faith communities. The prayer service and prayer walk are sponsored by the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network and the Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta. All are welcome! For more information, please contact Scott Key at (780) 435-1628 or scott.key@kingsu.ca.
  • Rabea and Irene are members of a local choir, and they would like to invite you to an upcoming concert. Join Kappella Kyrie as they perform with one of Canada's most renowned tenors, Benjamin Butterfield, on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (10025-105 Street). Tickets available at the door or at THEKINGSU.EVENTBRITE.CA ($20/adults; $15 seniors and students). You can also get tickets from Rabea or Irene.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraising event for North Edmonton Ministry in Edmonton on October 29! The Advisory Committee thanks God for the blessings of the Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters that shared the evening. Special thanks to those from the Edmonton community who donated over $2500 to this important ministry. Ongoing donations are appreciated and can be made online (mennonitechurch.ab.ca) or by cheque (Mennonite Church Alberta, Box 1839, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0).


  • Pray for our church as we continue the selection process for new elders.
  • Pray for Helena B’s co-worker, that she would find healing for mental health issues.
  • Continue to pray for Dixon and his family.
  • Please pray for Eunice’s dad as he mourns the burial of his sister.
  • Pray for the upcoming Liberian national election.
  • Pray for God’s blessing on Helena C and her grade 8 studies.


  • First Mennonite Church 24th Annual Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale (3650 – 91 St). Saturday, Nov 18, 9:30-3:30 - Featuring handmade crafts, baking, cookie walk and coffee and cinnamon buns, of course! Bring your own shopping bag and be entered into our Christmas draw. We still have a few tables left to rent. Call 780-436-3431.
  • The King’s University Choirs, conducted by Dr. Melanie Turgeon, invite you to their upcoming concert: “. . . of the Children” on Friday, Nov 24 at 7:30 pm at West End Christian Reformed Church (10015-149 St). This concert will additionally feature Edmonton Christian High School Choir, Edmonton Christian Northeast Grade 7 Choir and several King's Music Faculty. Tickets available at the door, in the King's Bookstore (780) 465-8306, or at THEKINGSU.EVENTBRITE.CA ($20/adults; $15/seniors, alumni, and non-King’s students; $5/children under 12; King’s students Free with ID). For more info: www.kingsu.ca
  • We invite you to join us for a screening of “Making Peace with Creation” on Saturday, November 26, at 6 pm. Trinity Baptist Church (22550 Twp Rd. 530 Sherwood Park, AB) is hosting the screening, which they will present in partnership with Glory Lutheran Church. Following the film, Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay from The Kings University will respond. Admission is free and light refreshments will follow. For more information, please email info@trinity-baptist.ca.
  • On the road to hope and healing. Sun, Nov 12, 2:30pm. MCC Alberta Restorative Justice program celebrates 35 years of hope and healing and volunteer support. Program starts at 3pm, featuring guest speaker Senator Kim Pate. Everyone welcome! Location - Dalhousie Church (5511 Baroc Rd NW, Calgary)
  • MCC Christmas Kit Packing! Ways to get involved... Buy supplies, give money or join the kit packing event. Nov 18, 1:30pm-4:30pm at the MCC Alberta Office. Reservations required, ages 6+. Details at mccab.ca/christmas-kit
  • UPDATE – The Mennonite Church Canada Special Assembly, Oct. 13-15, marked a historic turning point for Mennonite Church Canada, Regional Churches, and our congregations across the country. Delegates charted a new course for Mennonite Church Canada with a 94% approval of the Covenant New restructuring proposal. The new structure revisions Mennonite Church Canada as the covenant partnership created by the five nationwide Regional Churches. Working together, Regional Churches have been mandated to foster the health and vitality of local congregations, who are engaged in mission in their immediate neighbourhoods and around the world. While delegates celebrated a structure that has served them well in the past and grieved its passing, they also embraced the vision of a vibrant, nationwide Mennonite Church that is actively engaging our world. To learn more, visit www.futuredirectionsmc.ca.
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called Canada to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Bill C-262 is a private member’s bill supported by hundreds of Indigenous communities, faith groups, and social justice organizations that can help make that happen. Bill C-262 will be up for debate in late November and we need your help! We are encouraging everyone to write a postcard to the Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould alongside your local MP in support of Bill C-262. You can pick up a free batch of 75 postcards here along with suggested messages and tips for pulling off a postcard ‘party’: www.commonword.ca/go/1374


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Sue
  • Music Team: Ruth, Emily
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Sunday School Teacher: Joyce
  • Scripture Reader: Bokolo
  • Ushers: Roland, Eunice
  • Greeters: Millie, Ike
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (14th) Host: Doreen; Set up:

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