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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Patrick Kukanu

Worship Leader: Ike

Music: African Team

Greeters: Ruth, Guenther

Ushers: Antoinette, Roland

September 9, 2018

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

     Opening Prayer


Songs: Yahweh I Zuo

            Great Things He Has Done

            You Are Great

     Cluster Group Prayer: Helena Ball



     Children’s Feature: Diane

            Sunday School will resume in the fall

     Share & Prayer

Song: What Shall I Render to You Oh God!

     Scripture Reading: James 2:1-13 (Page 1267) ~ Arnold, Bokolo

     Meditation: “In Christ There is No Favouritism” ~ Patrick Kukanu


     Song: The Lord Will Bless Someone Today




  • The adult Sunday School class will resume next Sunday Sept. 16 at 9:30 AM. Ike Glick will be leading a series titled “Peace by Peace.” All are welcome, including first time attenders!
  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (11th) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome to join us!
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (11th ) Hosts: Diane, Doreen
  • Communion: Next Sunday (16th) we will celebrate Communion together. Please take time this week to prepare your heart.
  • A HUGE THANK YOU to Margot Brunn, Teri Buttrey and Carol Lint for cleaning the EMVS on Sat. Aug. 25th.
  • A BIG WELCOME to our 3 new VSers, Leander, Milena and Birta, as well as to our IVEPer, Ian.
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to Werner and Joanne's support for their short term ministry to Ethiopia. Our NEW congregational total raised is $6020!
  • Please be aware that Werner and Joanne have cancelled their home telephone until they return from Ethiopia in January.
  • Seeking HMCers to support MVS and IVEP volunteers: This September, we're welcoming into the MVS house three MVS volunteers from Germany and one International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) volunteer from China. Please contact Brian Ladd (bladd@ualberta.ca, or in person) if you'd be open to serving as a host family, couple, or individual for one of the volunteers. Basically, this means connecting with the volunteer at least once per month for an outing or meal, and offering friendship and support during the volunteer's year of service.


  • Pray for all of our students and teachers as they enter into a new school year.
  • Please pray for Ruth’s sister Betty as she has begun chemo therapy for the diagnosed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • Pray for Gertrude as she struggles with her daughter’s passing.
  • Please pray for Emily’s dad as he suffered an aneurism.
  • Praise that Sahr’s mother was able to join him here in Edmonton.
  • Pray for Pastor Werner and Joanne as they are away on Sabbatical. Werner will return to the office in early January.
  • Please pray for Mennonite Church Uganda as it is currently in the process of building and raising funds for a new worship centre which will eventually become its headquarters.
  • 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.
  • Edmonton Thrift Shop is looking for members to join the Operations Council. Looking for members with experience in retail, communications, or board governance. Terms are for three years. For more info contact Joyce at joycedoran@mccab.ca
  • Ride for Refuge with MCC Alberta! Join us on Sept 29, 2018 in a bike ride or walk (Calgary, Edmonton or anywhere!) and raise funds for MCC's local programs. Visit rideforrefuge.org/charity/mccalberta or contact Angela at angelabennett@mccab.ca
  • MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting: Sept 29, 2018 - at First Mennonite Church in Edmonton. More details to come.
  • 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).
  • What's happening in November for MCA? The weekend event on November 16 and 17 (location TBD) will mark the beginning of Phase Two: Opening to God's Leading and is open to all MCA constituents. Wondering what will be happening at this said event? Visit www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca for more details.
  • Stories, Events, Announcements: Do you have a faith story, church or local event, or announcements to share with the rest of Mennonite Church Alberta? Send information to communications@mennonitechurch.ab.ca.
  • MDS is looking for volunteers to serve in BC, to rebuild from the 2017 Wildfires. Please see the bulletin board for more information.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Prairie Youth Gathering 2019 ~ July 28- August 1 (2019)~ Shekinah Summer Camp, SK. This event is open to youth from across Canada entering grades 6-12 in the 2018-19 school year, and is being created to nurture, infuse, and expand our life in God and our life together. More information, fun promo videos, and updates will be available soon at www.prairieyouth.ca, and by following us on Instagram at prairieyouth.ca



  • Speaker: Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
  • Worship Leader: Jackson
  • Music Team: Joyce, Eun Jin
  • Scripture Reader: Zipporah
  • Greeters: Ike, Millie
  • Ushers: Brock, Carol
  • Food Bank (18th) Host(s): Doreen, Diane

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