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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: Jackson

Music: Joyce, Eun Jin

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Antoinette, Dave

October 20, 2019

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 167 - For God so loved us

HWB 50 - Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah

HWB 522 - My Jesus, I love thee



     Children’s Feature: Joyce

     Share & Prayer

Song: CB 3 - As the Deer

     Scripture Reading: Psalm 42, Rev 22:16-17 (Page 592, 1304) ~ Mary

     Meditation: “Desiring God” ~ Pastor Werner


     Silent Prayer

     Song: HWB 433 - Go, my children




  • Fellowship Breakfasts: Tuesday (22nd) at 7 am at the Albert’s Restaurant in Capilano Mall. All are welcome!
  • Worship Committee: Tuesday (22nd) at 2:30 pm
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Food bank hosts are needed Tuesdays 4-6 pm. You are welcome to sign up on the bulletin board or contact Diane 780-905-7463 or Doreen 780-461-1274 for more information. Thanks!
  • Please help us update our photo wall. Is your photo old? Do you have a different family dynamic? Or would you just like a new photo so people can recognize you? Please meet Helena outside the Library after church starting Oct 20. She will try to get you ready so Ron can take the photos. We will get through as many people as we can in about 30 minutes and then continue the following week until everyone who wants a new photo is taken care of. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
  • Pearl is now in the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital since Tuesday, October 8. She is recovering from edema and surgery and adjusting to drugs. She is doing quite well, but will probably be there for another two weeks or so. She has therapy on the weekday mornings and afternoons, so visiting works best on weekends or evenings and holidays. Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers and visits. God Bless. ~The Lauber Family.
  • Vision 20/20 Prayer: Phase IV, The final gathering in our Vision 2020 process takes place Nov 1-2 at First Mennonite in Calgary. This event will bring together what has been distilled from the previous visioning events and point directions for our future as an MCA family. Register online at mennonitechurch.ab.ca. In preparation for this event we ask each MCA congregation to spend some time in prayer for the process: Pray for our relationship with the world around us. The mission and ministry exemplified by Jesus speak into the deep longings of our time. Christ touches the longing in each of us and yearns to reach out into a hurting world, offering Healing and Hope. “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind….He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelations 21:3a, 4)
  • Please pray for comfort for Esther and family, as her niece, Marie, has passed away.
  • Please pray for Carol L, as she is not well. Also pray or her brother Lowell as he needs heart surgery.
  • Please pray that God would comfort Ruth G and family as they mourn Rollie’s passing.
  • Please pray for Dixon’s children.
  • Please pray for Pearl as she recovers from her surgery.
  • Pray for Zach as he studies in Macedonia.
  • Pray for our country as we go to the polls on Monday in our federal election process.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray and Ginnie Brubaker, George Varghese.


  • Summerfest - May 22-23, 2020. Summerfest 2020 will be an exciting event which will incorporate the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of MCC. All who are interested in helping to organize this event are invited to a kickoff meeting at Holyrood Mennonite Church on October 24 at 7 pm. Call Gordon Baergen at 780 953-2651 for more information.
  • Christian-Muslim Dialogue: You are invited to the 7th Annual Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Heart of Hospitality, to be held on October 26 at 9:30 am at ACCA Centre, 3530, 91 St. in Mill Woods in Edmonton. This is one way to be witnesses of Jesus' love and break down the kinds of stereotypes and discrimination that Jesus refused to accept. Hosted by: A Common Word Alberta in conjunction with MCA's North Edmonton Ministry. Register for $10 tickets at www.acwalberta.ca. Please, direct questions to Donna Entz acommonwordalberta@gmail.com.
  • Travel with MCC Alberta to Haiti. Feb 2020. Explore the deep roots of MCC's development work in Haiti. Meet Haitian farmers, artisans, and community organizers. Learn more at mccab.ca/travel-mcc-ab or contact Angela at 403.275.6935 or angelabennett@mccab.ca
  • The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta invites you to the Fall Conference: Alternative Service in WWII, Crisis of Community. Saturday Nov 16, 2019, Registration $20, starts at 12:30 pm Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Q & A and Faspa lunch to follow Place: The Gem of the West Museum, Coaldale, Alberta Featuring: Conrad Stoesz, Archivist, Mennonite Heritage Centre, Wpg. See poster in the foyer for more information.
  • What is the work that Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) does in Canada and the U.S.? How do homeowners who have survived a disaster get selected? How can volunteers get involved in bringing survivors home? Come to an information evening for answers and to hear stories about volunteers who served and homeowners who received assistance. Join us on October 25, from 7-9 pm at the Mennonite Central Committee Alberta (MCC) office at 210-2946 32 St NE, Calgary. Refreshments will be provided. To register, contact Glen Kauffman at 780-712-9064 or glenmdsab@gmail.com.
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  • Hymn Sing Nights: Experience the new hymnal. We are excited to have Anneli Loepp Thiessen in Alberta to take part in our MCA Vision 20/20 event, as well as evening events in Calgary and Edmonton to focus on the Voices Together hymnal project and its music. Evening hymn sings will be held November 2 at Calgary First Mennonite and on November 3 at Edmonton First Mennonite. Both evenings at 7 pm.
  • Ordination: Please offer prayers for Caleb Kowalko, Calgary First Mennonite Church, and MCA as we celebrate Caleb’s Ordination during the service of worship on Sunday, October 20. Caleb has served as Pastor at Calgary First since May of 2018. Words of encouragement and support for Caleb and the First Mennonite congregation can be sent to calgary1st@mennonitechurch.ab.ca


  • Speaker: Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
  • Worship Leader: Joyce
  • Music:
  • Children’s Feature: Helena
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Greeters: Grace, Ann
  • Ushers: Eunice

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