Easter Sunday April 1, 2018
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.
Christ is Risen!
The Risen Christ Has Swallowed Up Death Forever!
The entire fallen world is veiled in a funeral shroud “that is spread over all nations” and “cast over all peoples” (Is. 25:7). But the Lord of hosts, in the Person of the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, has removed that terrible pall and swallowed up death forever. By submitting Himself to death, He burst it apart from the inside out. Now He wipes away all tears from our faces, and He invites us to “be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Is. 25:9). His body and His blood, crucified and risen, are given and poured out for us as a feast “of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined” (Is. 25:6). We enter that feast through Holy Baptism, whereby our old man is buried with Jesus Christ, and we are raised up in Him, “dressed in a white robe” of His perfect righteousness (Mark 16:5). What St. Paul and the other apostles received “by the grace of God” is also “delivered to you” by the preaching of Christ, “in which you stand, and by which you are being saved” (1 Cor. 15:1–11).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting One on page 184.
The Introit on the insert is sung responsively by half verse.
READINGS: : Isaiah 25:6-9 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16: 1 - 8
HYMNS: 457, 478, 633, 466, 474
Choir: Prelude New Testament Canticle Distribution: In Christ Alone
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Wed or Thurs 5-7pm): Debby Miller Parish Nurse: Jane
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.
Members of Grace: Jane; John; Paula; Debbie; Fran; Dennis; June; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Eugene & Margaret; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Jim; Anne; Catherine; Monika, Alicia
Friends of Grace: Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Denise; Kathy & Jack; Ada (Loretta's mother); Christine; Asser; Gheorghe; Alice; Sharon; Landon; Tammy; Minnie's sister-in-law and brother-in-law who died in Germany
CHURCH COUNCIL: will meet on Tues. April 10 at 7:30pm. Bill has stepped down as chairman and Mike has stepped in. We are grateful for Bill’s long service as chairman of the congregation! The next voters’ assembly meeting is called for Sun. April 22 after service
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.
SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: If anyone would like to help with our team on the 4th Saturday of every month, contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. Help is needed for prep in the morning (9-noon), serving in the afternoon (2-5pm), or closing (5-7pm).
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 - April 8-“It’s Really Real” (1 John 1:1-3) Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus; Here’s the deal. If Jesus actually rose from the dead, it would be wise to believe in Him because there will be salvation in no one else. If He didn’t rise, we’re all toast. Tune in to today’s message and hear why you can be confident Jesus’ resurrection is really real.
OFFERING COUNTERS: are needed for counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy. Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
COPIES OF THE DIVINE SERVICE: anyone who is shut in or has been ill can catch up with mp3 players of the entire service. To sign them out, see Paula or Deb.
HISTORIC, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN RADIO... You can listen to Lutheran experts teach on topics like: Apostolic Succession, 5th Century Missionary to Ireland Saint Patrick, The Lord's Supper, 2 Samuel and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
FOOD PANTRY: Please take some time over the next few Sunday to drop off a few items for the food pantry; we support the seminary students and our community. Thanks Debby
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: They are "Kids First Inc" a treatment foster care organization licensed by the Ontario Ministry for Children and Youth Services and what a wonderful organization! Please see the information on the resource shelf in the narthex, or contact For more information:705-324-5655 email@example.com; kidsfirstincteam.wixsite.com/kids; https://www.facebook.com/kidsfirstincteam/@kidsfirstincteam
ALTAR EASTER LILLIES: were donated by Diana in memory of her parents: Florence and Elroy.
LADIES OF GRACE: will be hosting the Toronto Zone LWML Spring Rally on April 14th beginning at 9:30. Our guest speaker is Rev. Jim Keller from Lutheran Bible Translators. All are invited to attend. Lunch will be served by the Ladies of Grace. Registration Fee is $2.00 which helps offset the cost of the lunch. Please advise Diana if you plan on attending. Numbers are required to ensure enough lunch for all. NEEDED: we need wash clothes and someone to sew school bags to hold school kits.
MEN'S BREAKFAST: The April men's breakfast will be on Saturday April 21 at 7:30 am.
COURSE: For those of you who did part one one of this course. Dr. John Maxfield returns for Part Two of his well-received Quest course at Concordia Lutheran Seminary starting on Wednesday, April 11. For more information is posting on bulletin board in Narthex.
SPECIAL TORONTO CIRCUIT MEETING: As a result of the decision taken at the Synodical convention in October 2017 regarding restructuring of Synod, it is necessary to amend the bylaws of the East District Corporation. A series of circuit meetings has been arranged in order to explain the proposed changes being proposed to the bylaws and to get comments from members. The circuit meetings are open to everyone. In particular, pastors and congregation delegates should make a point of attending these meetings, as they will be required to vote on acceptance of the bylaw changes as part of the October 2018 District Convention. A summary document plus the draft bylaw, including explanatory notes, are posted on the district web site. It would be beneficial for attendees to the circuit meetings to bring a copy of the 2015 District Handbook for reference purposes and/or to download the information from the website. For more information, contact: East District Board chairman, Reg; Toronto Circuit London- Saturday June 2 - 10:30 A.M. Christ Our King Lutheran Church 2150 Dundas St. W., Mississauga 905-822-8931
DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES: Andre Knevel is performing a concert at Durham Christian Homes on Monday, April 9 at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Attached is a poster, if you think your congregation would like a visual advertisement.David Tigchelaar Community Life Coordinator Durham Christian Homes Whitby, ON Tel: 905-430-1666
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Lunch: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO on the birthday lunches. NEXT: Birthday Lunch April 29th, 2018
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Please take a few moments over the next few Sundays to review our Church business and community bulletin board; and other resource materials on the tables/shelve and racks in the narthex. Please take some home or give to a friend.
This Week under Grace
Today (White) THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
7:00 am Divine Service (C)
8:30am Easter Breakfast
10:30am Divine Service (C)
Easter Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins & Bible Study
Saturday 9:30 am Ladies of Grace Breakfast Mtg
Sunday 9:00 am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service (C)