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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: Ruth

Music: Ruth, Irene, Rabea

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Ron, Dave

October 29, 2017

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

L: Come, the banquet of hope and praise is ready.

P: We come on your invitation, seeking to be fed.

L: Feed on the love of God in Jesus Christ

P: We come on your invitation, needing healing.

L: Be healed by God’s gracious mercy

P: We come on your invitation, longing for forgiveness

L: In Jesus’ Name, you are loved, healed and forgiven.

All: Alleluia, Praise be to God. Amen.

     Opening Prayer


Songs: HWB 145 - There's a wideness in God's mercy

HWB 397 - God loves all his many people

STJ 9 - Come, now is the time to worship



     Children’s Feature: Joyce

            There will be no children’s Sunday School this morning.

     Share & Prayer

     Song: HWB 544 - When we walk with the Lord

     Scripture Reading: Psalm 106:1-10, Matt 22:1-14 (page 635, 1033) ~ Helena

     Meditation: “The Wedding Feast” ~ Pastor Werner


     Song: STJ 52 - Jesus help us live in peace




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (31st) Hosts: Pearl, Ben; Set up:
  • Budget Meeting: Sunday, November 26 following the worship service. Please bring a bag lunch and plan now to attend.
  • What does MC Canada’s restructuring mean for MCA and my Congregation? How might this new way of “being the church together” enhance our Christian witness across the street and around the world? Join MCA Area Minister Tim Wiebe-Neufeld and MC Canada Executive Minister Willard Metzger for an opportunity to learn more and ask questions. Oct 31 at 2 pm at Edmonton First Mennonite Church.
  • 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.


  • Pray for our church as we continue the selection process for new elders.
  • 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.


  • Fundraiser for North Edmonton Ministry, TODAY Oct 29 - In coordination with the Christian / Muslim Dialogue, a fundraiser event for North Edmonton Ministries will be hosted at First Mennonite in Edmonton Sunday evening October 29. Doors open at 6:30pm. Presentation, Peace Expressions in Islam and Christianity, begins at 7:00pm. Refreshments provided. Please contact Donna Entz with any questions. 780-250-6456. mennonitechurch.ab.ca
  • November 4 & 5 at First Mennonite Church: Portable CMU weekend with Gerald Gerbrandt, President Emeritus & Professor Emeritus of Bible. Who Are “We”? – Mennonites and Anabaptists within a Global Church. A common discussion among us is whether to use the term “Mennonite” or “Anabaptist” for ourselves. Or even, whether either term remains helpful or relevant. How do we understand ourselves, and speak of ourselves, within this tradition? And how might we relate that understanding to our larger identity as Christians? This Portable will consider who we are, our story and theological emphases, how to understand ourselves in relation to these two terms, and how we are part of a particular tradition as well as part of the global Church. There will be two sessions on Saturday, one at 10:30 am and one at 1:00 pm, with lunch served in between. Gerald will also share in Adult Sunday School (9:30) on November 5th and in Worship (10:45). Please let us know if you plan to attend.
  • Employment Opportunity: Calgary First Mennonite Church, a multi-generational, hospitable congregation with approximately 90-100 in attendance for worship is seeking a FULL TIME PASTOR. We welcome candidates with youthful energy and those committed to Anabaptist theology to become part of our church family. Applicants should have demonstrated gifts in communication and pastoral care. All inquiries or resumes can be submitted to tim@mennonitechurch.ab.ca. http://calgaryfirstmennonite.ca/
  • Mennonite Central Committee is responding to urgent disasters around the world; from earthquakes in Mexico, to hurricanes in the Caribbean, to flooding in Bangladesh. Pray for those impacted by these disasters. To donate visit www.mccab.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
  • 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: Joanne De Jong
  • Worship Leader: Dorathy
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Children’s Feature: Puppets/Joanne
  • Sunday School Teacher: Dorathy
  • Scripture Reader: Venisa
  • Ushers: Garth, Thomas
  • Greeters: Helena, Faye
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (7th) Hosts:; Set up:

Training Apprentices of Jesus to share God's abundant hospitality with people of all ages and cultures through the power of the Spirit.