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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: African Team

Greeters: Doreen, Helena

Ushers: Dave, Thomas

December 1, 2019

Welcome to Holyrood Mennonite Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service ~ 10:30 am


     Musical Prelude

     Welcome & Announcements

     Call to Worship

One: Oh God, our God, we cry out to you.

Many: Asking, will your kingdom of peace be established on this broken earth?

One: Are you coming to intervene, to make whole your divided creation?

All: God, what are you waiting for?

     Opening Prayer

Loving God, we lift our voices to you today, crying out for a sign that you hear us, a sign that you are here and at work. We wonder, O God, what are you waiting for? In a world of chaos and suffering, we seek your light, we seek your hope. We call on you in our longing and our waiting; awaken us, bind us up, gather us into your goodness, and bring us your peace.


     Songs: Receive My Praise, Oh Lord!

            Lord You Are So Good

            Let Us Dance and Celebrate

     Responsive Reading: (from Isaiah 2:1-5)

Leader: The word of the Lord has been established for us.

People: Come, let us walk in the word of the Lord.

Leader: The Lord has come to teach us God’s ways.

People: Come, let us walk in the way of the Lord.

Leader: The Lord has come to bring peace to all nations.

All: Come, let us walk in the peace of the Lord.



     Children’s Feature: Joyce

     Share & Prayer

Song: It Is Marvelous

     Scripture Reading: Is. 2:1-5, Mt. 24:36-44 (Page 715, 1036) ~ Helena

     Meditation: “Advent 1: Our Wait Begins” ~ Pastor Werner



Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for not expecting you,

People: even when you have told me that you are coming.

Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for being asleep,

People: even when you have asked me to wait for you.

Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for my carelessness,

People: when all you have asked of me is to care.

Leader: Forgive me, Lord, for failing to see you,

People: when your face is so obvious.


Leader: Blessed be our God, who invites us to walk in the light of the Lord!

     Silent Prayer

     Celebration of Communion

     Song: Jehovah Jireh Reigneth

     Benediction (read in unison):

In our weariness and fears, may the God of peace carry us up to the mountaintop, binding us together as one creation, awake and ready for God’s breaking in of peace.



  • Food Bank: Tuesday (3rd) Host(s): Doreen, Florence
  • Elder’s Meeting: Tuesday (3rd) at 6 pm.
  • Caroling: On December 13, we will join together with Braemar Baptist Church and First Church of God for Christmas Caroling! Meet at First Church of God at 7 pm (9224 82 Street)
  • Faith Exploration Class: Anyone who is considering baptism is invited to a faith exploration class, led by Pastor Werner, which will begin sometime in the new year. Please let Pastor Werner know if you would like to be part of the class.
  • School Kits for developing countries are needed. The average price per kit is $20. Contents for the kits will be purchased and assembled by MCC in Calgary and sent out. Please give generously! Identify your cash or cheque re: MCC School Kits. Thank you! Ruth Toews
  • Christmas Giving: This year we are collecting items for the Bissell Centre as our annual Christmas giving project. We request warm socks, thermal underwear, and warm gloves, which can be placed in our basket. The items can be new or gently used.
  • Christmas Eve Service: All are welcome to our annual Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 PM.


  • Please pray for Werner’s mother, as she has Alzheimer’s.
  • Pray for Victoria’s grandmother who has cancer.
  • Please pray for Bonnie Jantzi as she starts her new life in Slave Lake, AB to be near her children.
  • Pease pray for Ginny and Ray Brubaker, and their family.
  • Please continue to remember and pray for our members who are no longer able to regularly attend church: Ray and Ginnie Brubaker, George Varghese.


  • RJC Alumni & Friends Gathering - Edmonton: Join us Wednesday, December 4 at First Mennonite Church at 6:00pm for a school update presentation followed by a less formal social gathering at Local Public Eatery (1820 99 St NW Edmonton) at 7:00pm. Please feel free to attend one or both of these events and invite anyone you think should attend. RSVP to Ryan Wood (ryan@rjc.sk.ca) or call (306) 232-4222.
  • MCC Christmas Giving - Give a gift that is a meaningful expression of God's love! Gifts of food, water, hope, peace and education. Purchase online at mccab.ca/christmas, in person at Ten Thousand Villages or the MCC office, or call 1-888-622-6337. Printed booklets are also available.
  • MCC Alberta is inviting applications for a part time (0.6 FTE) 18 month contract Executive Assistant position and a part time (0.8 FTE) Development Assistant position. These position will be based in Calgary. For more information contact Iliana at ilianafriesen@mccab.ca. To view full job description and to apply, please visit mcccanada.ca/serve
  • MCC Ottawa Student Seminar, Feb 20 - 22, 2020, Non-violence for Social Change: Active Peacebuilding. Visit mccab.ca/student-seminar for more information. Travel subsidies are available - contact Carol at MCC Alberta to apply carolmcnaughton@mccab.ca or 403-275-6935. ://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/executive-assistant-mcca


Second Sunday of Advent

  • Speaker: Jim Shantz
  • Worship Leader: Joyce
  • Music: Gordon’s Team
  • Children’s Feature: Werner
  • Scripture Reader:
  • Greeters: Ruth, Guenther
  • Ushers: Eunice
  • Food Bank (10th): Host(s): Doreen, Florence

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