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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: Ed

Music: Ruth, Emily

Greeters: Ann, Grace

Ushers: Brock, Antoinette

September 10, 2017

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 139 - Far, far away from the loving Father

HWB 367 - For the healing of the nations

HWB 516 - Just as I am, without one plea



     Children’s Feature: Ruth

     Teacher Dedication

            Sunday School is dismissed for ages 4 - Grade 4 ~ Teacher: Theresa

     Share & Prayer

     Song: HWB 138 - Let God, who called the world

     Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:15-20, Proverbs 3:13-18 (page 1028, 665) ~ Venisa

     Meditation: “Risking Reconciliation” ~ Pastor Werner


     Celebration of Communion

     Song: HWB 478 - Sent forth with God’s blessing




  • Today is the beginning of a new year of Sunday School. Our teachers are Esther C., Dorathy, Hajah, Theresa, and Eva. Our prayers go with you as you teach our children.
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (12th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (12th) Hosts: Diane; Set up:
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (13th) at 7 pm at the church. Come and be refreshed!
  • Worship Committee: Thursday (14th) at 5 pm.
  • Conference Newspaper Writer: A writer is needed for the Mennonite Conference Newspaper to report Holyrood Mennonite Church activities and hi-lights. See Millie Glick or Guenther Toews for further details.
  • Edmonton MCC Thrift Shop needs volunteers! We need sorters, pricers and small appliance testers. We are also looking for volunteers to pick up used furniture once a week. For more information please call Lorie at 780.443.4047


  • Please pray for our friends at the First Church of God, as their church basement flooded and backed up with sewage last month. They are currently in the midst of clean-up and major renovations.
  • Please continue to keep the Lauber family in your prayers, as they mourn the loss of Whilma.
  • Please pray for Eunice’s immigration application for her daughter Ruth and grandson David.
  • Pray for traveling mercies for Thomas as he is in Liberia.
  • Pray for justice for Ann’s brother, Vince.
  • Praise God for a successful surgery for Aaron, who is now back at work. Pray for a full recovery.
  • Pray God’s comfort for Eunice and her family, as she mourns her husband Thomas.
  • The unprecedented flooding in South Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has impacted millions of lives. Please pray for the survivors as they return to their communities and rebuild. If you wish to contribute to the disaster relief please contact Mennonite Disaster Service.
  • Pray for peace in our world. Horrific violence is displacing hundreds of thousands in the Congo, with many Mennonite congregations affected. Pray for the Mennonite leaders in Congo as well as other agencies abroad that are hard at work planning relief and peace efforts. Pray for the Mennonite congregations there as they minister. May God’s light speak into hearts of darkness.


  • TODAY! Taize Prayer Service: Join Christians of many denominations to pray for peace between North Korea and the world community on Sunday, September 10, 7 p.m. at First Church of God (9224 82 Street). All are welcome.
  • On September 27, 2017 The Mustard Seed is hosting “End Poverty Edmonton” at Commonwealth Stadium Green and Gold Room. The event will start at 1:30 pm and end at 3:00 pm. Councillor Michael Walters will be in attendance and light snacks/refreshments will be provided. We would love to have you join us! Please RSVP by September 4, 2017 to Morgan Shott at (780) 233-3008 or morganshott@theseed.ca
  • The Edmonton MCC Thrift Shop Board will continue receiving applicants interested in the position of Thrift Shop Manager until September 11th. All interested applicants please apply at https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/manager-edmonton-thrift-shop
  • HELP DISPLACED PEOPLE IN DR CONGO: Conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed conflict has displaced 1.4 million people, including 8,000 Mennonites. Families left behind fields and animals; food is in short supply and malnutrition is increasing. A collaborative Anabaptist response is underway. Your gift helps provide food, household items and shelter supplies. Make your donation online at mcccanada.ca/congo-relief or by phone, 1-888-622-6337; mail cheques to MCC Alberta office.
  • MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting: Sept 30, 2017 - to be hosted at the Springridge Mennonite Church in Pincher Creek. Guest speaker Alex Awad, a Palestinian Christian. Coffee at 8:30 am, AGM at 9 am. Everyone welcome!
  • How is your congregation adapting to changes in society? Culture shifts are opportunities for congregations to transform themselves and adjust to new realities. Download the short Covenant New Conversation Starter to stimulate your thinking: http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/winnipeg2017
  • Chew on This! Join Citizens for Public Justice in Chew on This!, our annual fall anti-poverty campaign. Each year, on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, volunteers across Canada hand out Chew on This! lunch bags containing a food item, a magnet, and a postcard directed to the federal government. This year, we are focused on making sure the federal government hears the voices of people calling for a comprehensive national anti-poverty strategy. To organize a Chew on This! event or for more information, go to dignityforall.ca/chew-on-this or contact Darlene O’Leary at darlene@cpj.ca.
  • Celebrate the 14 Teams that have registered for Ride for Refuge Team on Saturday, Sept. 30! Become a team captain and support the mission ministry of Witness in Canada and around the world! Register at https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca or contact Jason Martin at jmartin@mennonitechurch.ca or (226) 747-1833.


  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Sue
  • Music Team: Gordon’s Team
  • Children’s Feature: Diane
  • Sunday School Teacher: Hajah
  • Scripture Reader: Zach
  • Sound: Ron
  • Ushers: Garth, Eunice
  • Greeters: Pearl
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (19th) Hosts: Diane, Doreen; Set up:

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