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Holyrood Mennonite Church

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

Senior Pastor:

Werner De Jong






Speaker: Donna Entz

Worship Leader: Thomas

Music: Ruth, Eun Jin

Greeters: Ike, Millie

Ushers: Antoinette

November 17, 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 37 - Praise to the Lord the almighty

HWB 166 - I'll praise my maker with my breath

STJ 99 - You walk along our shoreline



     Children’s Feature: Ruth

     Share & Prayer

Song: HWB 322 - For we are strangers no more

     Scripture Reading: Isaiah 56: 6-8, Matt. 15: 21-28 (Page 775, 1025)

     Meditation: “Jesus and the non-Jewish people he met! ” ~ Donna Entz


     Silent Prayer

     Unison Reading: HWB 761

     Song: HWB 632 - God the Spirit Guide and Guardian




  • TONIGHT! Taize Prayer for Peace at Holyrood: Tonight at 7 PM, we will be hosting an ecumenical Taize peace service in our sanctuary, with singing and praying. All are welcome!
  • Worship Committee: Tuesday (19th) at 2:30 pm
  • Food Bank: Tuesday (19th) Host(s): Jean, Dave
  • Elder’s Meeting: Tuesday (19th) at 6 pm
  • Girl’s Club: Friday (22nd) at 7 pm
  • NEXT SUNDAY - HMC AGM: Plan to attend the Holyrood Mennonite Church AGM on November 24 following the worship service. Please bring a bag lunch and join us.


  • Please pray for health for Loren E.
  • Please pray that God would comfort Ruth G and family as they mourn Rollie’s passing.
  • Continue to pray for Betty’s health.
  • Pray for Mennonite Church Alberta as we begin to live into Vision 20/20.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray and Ginnie Brubaker, George Varghese.
  • MCA's North Edmonton Ministry (NEM) prayer request. Because of the Christian-Muslim Dialogue that took place on October 26, there is a new interest in the monthly gatherings. Pray that the new people coming to our Bookclub or a Scriptural Reasoning groups feel welcomed and included and that the ripple effect from this work continues.
  • Riek Tut, a member at Edmonton South Sudanese Mennonite Church, is asking for your prayers as he travels. He has returned home to visit his family (wife, Sara, and son, Nhial) and Mennonite congregations who are currently refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. During his three-month stay, he desires to share more about what it means to be a Mennonite and make plans for a team to return next year.
  • Witness workers Dann and Joji Pantoja, with PeaceBuilders Community, Inc., continue to be part of the earthquake relief efforts in Mindanao, Philippines. The region experienced three magnitude-6 earthquakes in October. Local Davao churches and Bangsamoro Muslim partners are working together to provide relief in the mountainous areas most affected, especially among the Obo Manobo Indigenous people. Pray that people of various backgrounds will joyfully work together. Pray for the Obo Manobo people who have lost homes and farms due to earthquakes and landslides.
  • Please pray for peace in Burkina Faso. Terrorist activity continues to violently upset the most vulnerable people of the country. Pray for the “peace that passes understanding” to be experienced throughout the country. Doug Klassen just returned from there say, “Terrorist activity, government instability, systemic poverty and food security are just a few of the challenges that (Mennonites in Burkina Faso) face daily, yet they abound in faith for today and hope for God’s future to be realized all over Africa.”


  • The Proudfoot Family is launching our book "Enduring Art, Active Faith - 3 Generations Create!" that presents short stories, essays, poetry, and photographic depictions of artwork created by three generations of my family. We explore diverse social topics in our art (e.g. mental health, relationships between humans, as well as with God and environment, enjoyment of sports and nature, reconciliation between indigenous and newcomer Canadians, immigration and establishment of newcomers to Canada, urban poverty, and changing agriculture). We also share some of our cross-cultural experiences in Africa and some poignant family history. The book launch event will include selected readings and musical entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend. Monday, November 18 at Audreys Books store at 10702 Jasper Avenue (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
  • The Edmonton Quaker Meeting invites you to a presentation by Matthew Legge, of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, on his new book Are We Done Fighting? Sunday Nov. 24, 1 pm, at Strathcona Place Senior Centre (10831 University Ave.) Are We Done Fighting? is brimming with the latest research, practical activities, and inspirational stories of success for cultivating inner change and spreading peace at the community level and beyond. Packed with inspiration and cutting-edge findings from fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and behavioural economics, Are We Done Fighting? is an essential toolkit for activists, community and peace groups, and students and instructors working to build dialogue, understanding, and peace as the antidote to the politics of hate and division. See the bulletin board for more information.
  • From North Edmonton Ministry: With great pleasure, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Edmonton invites you to an exclusive event to celebrate the life of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him), to be held at Baitul Hadi Mosque (7005 98 Av NW, Edmonton) on November 23, 2019 from 2 PM to 4:30PM. The theme of the event is "Muhammad (peace be upon him) - Mercy for Mankind". You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muhammad-mercy-for-mankind-tickets-80610796061
  • 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


HMC Annual General Meeting

  • Speaker: Pastor Werner
  • Worship Leader: Ed
  • Music: Ruth, Emily
  • Children’s Feature: Ruth
  • Scripture Reader: Bokolo
  • Greeters: Grace, Ann
  • Ushers: Garth, Eunice
  • Food Bank (26th): Host(s): Jean, Dave

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