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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: Joyce

Music: Gordon's Team

Greeters: Faye, Helena

Ushers: Eunice, Brock

October 14, 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: Over my Head

HWB 87 - Great is the Lord

Ten Thousand Reasons



     Children’s Feature: Ike

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 102 - To God be the Glory

     Scripture Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 and 24:1-14 (Page 1030, 1035) ~ Ronky, Joyce

     Meditation: "Attitude Check" ~ Stewart Combs


     Song: They will know we are Christians by our love




  • Taize Prayer: TONIGHT (14th) at 7 pm at HMC we will host the Taize Prayer Service. Plan to join us and please bring finger foods to share following the service.
  • Worship Committee: Tuesday (16th) at 2:30 pm
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (16th ) Hosts: Ben, Pearl; Set up: Dave, Guenther
  • FYI the Jesus International Ministries (the group that meets Sunday afternoons at 12:30) will be using the basement area - kitchen, large open area, but not the Children's Sunday School classroom for October 18th - 21st from 10 AM to 10 PM. The Adult Sunday School class will meet in the Library on October 21st only.
  • Speaking Our Peace: Mon. Oct. 29: 7:00 pm at Holyrood Mennonite Church. Come hear two young adults, one Israeli and one Palestinian, speak about their experiences growing up in the Middle East. MCC’s “A Cry for Home” envisions secure homes and a hopeful future for Palestinians and Israelis. Coffee and snacks provided.
  • Fall Clothes Line: Once again this year we will be hanging out our “Fall Clothes Line” from September 30 - October 28 in support of Hope Mission. The congregation is encouraged to donate gifts of socks and underwear and hang them on our Fall Clothes Line in the foyer. Of particular need are men’s medium and large sizes.
  • Canadian Mennonite subscriptions: All who attend Holyrood Mennonite Church may receive a subscription to Canadian Mennonite. The biweekly magazine is delivered in print, by email, or both. Subscriptions are paid for collectively through the church. To start a new subscription, add digital delivery to an existing print subscription, or switch to digital-only, please contact the office, or sign up on the form in the foyer. We will submit our congregation’s subscription list by October 24, 2018.


  • Pray for Millie as she recovers from a fall playing curling.
  • Pray for Lisa as she takes on new challenges and a new job.
  • Praise for the healing progress for Emily’s dad.
  • Pray for Bonnie’s son Kerry: he has completed his chemo for acute leukemia.
  • Please pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she has begun chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • Pray for Pastor Werner and Joanne as they are away on Sabbatical. Werner will return to the office in early January. Please pray for Werner that he can communicate simply and clearly the course content since some of the students have limited English. Also, pray for peace in Ethiopia. There has been some unrest in the capital, Addis Abada. Where Werner and Joanne are, it is peaceful and calm.
  • 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.


  • The annual Christian-Muslim dialogue will be held on October 27, 2018 starting at 10 am. Zaid Al Rawni, from Burlington, ON is the CEO of Islamic Relief Canada and Dr. John Hartley, from Yale University in New Haven, CT founded Pathways for Mutual Respect. They will be speaking on the topic of "Experiencing Peace". Tickets are available through Eventbrite: Dialogue October 27.
  • First Mennonite Church is excited to be partnering with Theatre of the Beat on their new show, #ChurchToo, which explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Mark Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00pm in your calendars! Come on out to First Mennonite Church, 3650 – 91 Street NW, for a performance and post-show discussion. Admission by donation.
  • 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.
  • Buckets of Thanks: There are more than 24,000 families worldwide who are thankful for Relief kits this year. What are you thankful for? Go to mccbuckets.ca to see how you can get involved! Contact lindadickinson@mccab.ca for more info.
  • Among & Beyond: Learning about North Edmonton Ministry. Save the date, Saturday, November 10, 2018, to gather with Edmonton’s Mennonite congregations for a potluck meal and multi-cultural concert at Lendrum Mennonite Church. The program includes children’s activities on peace between cultures, and a presentation/discussion by Donna Entz about what it means to be a witness of Christ. There will also be an opportunity to support NEM, financially or otherwise. All are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Robert Proudfoot ( 780-465-6083; georann@telus.net).
  • Camp Valaqua is in need of a truck. If anyone has a 4 x 4 to donate, please contact camp. Valaqua@xplorenet.com.
  • MCA Vision2020: Registration is now open for Phase II: Opening to God's Leading. On Nov 16-17, Betty Pries of Credence & Co. will lead the event at Foothills Mennonite (Calgary). We are eager for all MCA Congregations to take part. We invite each church to send four or more delegates to attend: pastors, church leaders and congregants. Register at www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca./events. Helena and Patrick will represent our church at this meeting.
  • MC Canada Communications Survey: Anyone who attends a MCA church is invited to participate in a 10-minute survey. The intent of the survey is to assists with planning MC Canada's communications strategy. The survey can be found online at mccanada.respondnow.ca. If you would like a printed paper copy, a few are on the bulletin board, or email the office.


  • Speaker: Jake Froese
  • Worship Leader: Ike
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Scripture Reader: Mary
  • Children’s Feature: Helena C
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Ushers: Antoinette, Dave
  • Food Bank (23rd): Host(s): Ben, Pearl; Set up: Dave, Guenther

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