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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Faith Nostbakken

Worship Leader: Patrick

Music: Ruth, Emily

Greeters: Ann, Grace

Ushers: Brock, Carol

September 30, 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: HWB 42 - All people that on earth do dwell

HWB 53 - God of the earth, the sky, the sea (vs 1, 2 and 4)

HWB 642 - This is the day that the Lord has made



     Children’s Feature: Ruth

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 376 - O God, thou faithful God

     Scripture Reading: Genesis 18:1-15 (Page 16)

     Meditation: "And Sarah laughed." ~ Faith Nostbakken


     Song: HWB 423 - May the Grace of Christ




  • Food Bank: Tuesday (2nd ) Hosts: Ben, Pearl
  • Women’s Group: Wednesday (3rd) at 7 pm at the church.
  • Everyone is invited to Don & Joyce Baergen's residence (14524 - 25 Street) on Saturday October 6th between 1:00 - 4:00 pm to celebrate Joyce's 70th birthday. Cake and snacks will be served.
  • 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.
  • News from Werner and Joanne: Werner and Joanne are doing well and enjoying meeting new people. Werner began his classes on September 24th. 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. Werner and Joanne are keeping us in their thoughts and prayers.
  • Do you have a used computer, either desktop or laptop, that works, has an 80 gig hard drive or more, and at least 50 meg RAM, and you would like to see it have a second lifetime of service in the CPI program in Honduras? If so, Please contact Dave Hubert (dehubert@telus.net or 780-462-6234) or Gordon/Wendy Baergen (gdbaergen@shaw.ca or780-467-6559).


  • Pray for Bonnie’s son Kerry, who has begun chemotherapy for his recently diagnosed acute leukemia.
  • Please continue to remember Dixon and his children in prayer.
  • Pray for Theresa, who has moved to Vancouver.
  • Please pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she has begun chemotherapy for the diagnosed 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 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 Mustard Seed: Can you help provide Thanksgiving dinners to all who desperately need them this season? Each meal you sponsor costs only $3.51 - and truly has the power to change a life. www.theseed.ca
  • 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, your family, office, small group or classroom can get involved! Contact lindadickinson@mccab.ca for more info.
  • From North Edmonton Ministry: The Shaama Centre hosts the 18th Annual Interfaith Multicultural Celebration (for Women Only) Theme: Relationship between Religion and Politics, October 12, 2018 at Meridian Banquet Hall 4820-76 Ave. Interfaith Speakers, Entertainment, Dinner, Bazaar. Early Bird Ticket: $30. After Sept.25 $35. At the door: $40
  • The Mosquers is a Muslim film festival that aims to destroy stereotypes about Muslims, and features a good comedian. 7 pm October 13, at the Winspear. Tickets at http://www.themosquers.com/tickets/
  • 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.
  • 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, see the insert or please contact Robert Proudfoot (telephone: 780-465-6083; e-mail: georann@telus.net).
  • MCA NEWS! 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). Friday night session: "Prayer, Spirituality, and the Journey of Faith" and Saturday sessions "Renewed and Transformed Together" are open to everyone. Register at mennonitechurch.ab.ca.
  • 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.
  • Executive Minister: MC Canada is currently in the processing of hiring a new Executive Minister. The first round of candidate interviews are scheduled for the week of October 1 – 5. Your prayerful support for this discernment process would be deeply appreciated.


  • Speaker: Patrick Kukanu
  • Worship Leader: CJ
  • Music Team: African Team
  • Scripture Reader: Edward
  • Children’s Feature: Joyce
  • Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
  • Ushers: Roland, Thomas
  • Food Bank (9th): Host(s): Ben, Pearl

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