Ninth Sunday of Pentecost Aug 6, 2017
Welcome in the name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. If you are visiting, we are glad that you are here and kindly ask that you sign our guest book at the sanctuary doors. If you would like to become a member please speak to the Pastor. In case of illness, the Pastor should be informed. He will always be glad to speak with those who are confronted with problems of a spiritual nature. The time before worship is a quiet time for prayer and meditation to prepare for worship. Please see the inside cover of the hymnal for prayers and page 329f to prepare for Holy Communion. Communicant members are asked to fill out a communion card found in the pew racks and place it in the offering plates.
Collect of the Day
Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service page 151 (Proper 13A)
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.
READINGS: Isaiah 55:1-5 Romans 9:1-5 (6-13) Matthew 14:13-21
HYMNS: 633, 642, 684 offering, 697
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Iulia (Tues am), Debby (Thurs pm) Parish Nurse: Jane
Pastor Available for Confession & Absolution
Please contact the church to arrange for week of Aug 6-13
Bible Class and Sunday School
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Pastor Hetzel; Andrew & Casey and baby girl; Ivy (Gina’s mother); Laurie, Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; Hannelore; June; Rev. Kurt; Olga; Monika; Edith; David; Kim; Asser; Gheorghe; Sharon; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Debbie & Stephanie; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; Brenda; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Johanna, Claudette.
VACATION: Pastor will be on vacation for the next 2 weeks; please contact an elder for any emergencies or call an leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS: Andrew and Casey on the birth of their first child, a girl, born on Wed. July 12. God’s blessings to you all!
PHONE ISSUES: Please leave a message as Pastor/Debby will be checking messages online.
PRAYER CHAIN: Once a request is brought to Paula or from Pastor, the prayer chain members will be called. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call, we’re here for you. Paula
WANTED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: We would ask that you prayerfully consider serving your Lord Jesus as a Sunday school teacher. This service to God is such a blessing and you are in The Word continually! The children are delightful and God ensures that you as a teacher learn from the kids as well. Please give this prayerful consideration. Speak to Paula or Carolyn if you have any questions or worries! We will mentor you until you are comfortable on your own. Thank you.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 AM August 13, “Looking for a Good Speaker” Matt 6:9.
GRASS CUTTING: Help is needed for around the church at least once every two weeks. Please consider helping. If you are interested please sign up on the signup sheet on bulletin board in the narthex.
BE PART OF A NATIONAL CHURCH EVENT : Not since 2002 has Kitchener hosted a national Lutheran Church-Canada convention. Downtown at the Crowne Place, October 13-16 delegates from across Canada will gather to worship, conduct church business, and study God’s Word. You can be part of the action as a volunteer and maybe even see some old friends from other parts of Canada. Speak to the pastor or go to www.serveLCC.ca to see all the opportunities and sign-up!
LOOKING FOR USED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Bristol Road Middle School (Mississauga) is starting an instrumental music program for their students this fall. They will require approximately 120 instruments. So far, they have received a donation of 35 instruments, mostly from a high school that is closing. Therefore, they still need a lot more instruments. Some students will buy or rent instruments but not all families can afford this. Therefore, we are looking for donations of used musical instruments of ANY KIND (e.g., brass, woodwind, string), in ANY CONDITION. If you have a used instrument that you no longer need and would like to donate, please contact: Lisa Talvak
SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class 10:30am Divine Service (C)
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class 10:30am Divine Service (C)