Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Sunday of Easter Apr 28, 2019
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.
That You May Believe and Have Life in His Name
On the Lord’s Day, St. John the apostle was given a revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last. He is the Living One, “the firstborn of the dead” (Rev. 1:5). He died for all people, and behold, He is alive forevermore! Therefore, He has “the keys of Death and Hades” (Rev. 1:18). For His death atoned for sin and conquered death, and in His resurrection He opened the kingdom of heaven to us. The “sharp two-edged sword” of His mouth (Rev. 1:16) calls you to “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,” that by such faith “you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). To that end, He sends His ministers of the Word, as the Father sent Him, “to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:31).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service is on page 151.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Acts 5:12-20 (21-32) Revelation 1: 4-18 John 20: 19 – 31
HYMNS: 487, 470 (women 2,4,6 - men 3,5,7), 589, 629, 643, 477
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Members of Grace: Delores; David; June; Monika (dental surgery); Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Hans; Bob
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Marlene(friend of Doreen Olinski); Soraya(cancer); Lili; Rev Richard; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Bob; Andre & Micheline; Ed & LoriAnne: Sri Lankan Christians
VOTERS MEETING: today after service.
ROOM NEEDED: The daughter of the Rev. Marvin Bublitz will be attending university in Oshawa. If someone would have a room to rent with kitchen privileges please contact Reg Tiegs.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 am at _ 8:00 am- May 5, 2019- “The Good Fisherman” (John 21:1-14);Guest Speaker: Ryan Tonetti; Jesus is not only the Good Shepherd; He’s the Good Fisherman, who draws the fish and fills the nets.
YARD SALE: Durham Christian Homes’on Sat. May 4th @ 9am – 1 pm, 200 Glen Hill Dr. S; West of (behind) the Toy’s R Us in Whitby; Parking – west parking lot of Nichol st or in rear of Toys R Us.
LADIES OF GRACE: President Diana Grant has advised the ladies that since the Zone Spring Rally was being held on May 4th, the Ladies of Grace Breakfast Mtg. was cancelled and she encourages everyone to attend the Spring Rally as their May gathering. ALSO- June 6-8 is the Ontario district LWMLC Convention; registration deadline is April 30th; book your hotel room ASAP. Summer Closing Mtg. will be on June 15th, from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Bring a salad, cold cuts or a dessert. Let Diana know what you are bringing. We will be inviting the ladies from Coburg and Clarington. Seminary Day is April 27th, Carolyn is driving let her know if you want to go with her.
EDLYA: I am happy to inform you that the East District Lutheran Young Adults are hosting a joint youth and young adults retreat this May and we would love any youth or young adults from your congregation to join us. It is sure to be an exciting weekend full of worship, fellowship, music, games, speaker sessions, and meals! The young adults normally gather 4 times a year at various churches all around Ontario. This time we are opening up our retreat to grades 8 and up to let them know there is a place for them with us once youth ends. This retreat welcome grades 8 and up, accompanied by a 7+1 youth leader as well as young adults from 18-35 years of age. A comprehensive poster, introductory page, and fillable registration package , a copy is on our bulletin board.Hope you can join us! God bless,Erika Schroth-GajdosEDLYA Secretary
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday June 3rd, 2019 at Sawmill golf course in Fenwick, begin @11:30 see insert on table in back of church and whiteboard for more details..
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Has fundraiser dinner planned on June 16th at Hernder Estate Wines-“ A Dinner with Music and Friends, Tara Lyn Hart will be performing. visit Concordia-seminary.ca/events to find more information and purchase tickets: $50 for dinner Or $15 for concert only. see insert on table in back of church and whiteboard for more details..
MEN’S BREAKFAST: The next Men’s Breakfast will be on May 11th, at 7:30 am at church.
VACATIONS: Debby will be on vacation from April 28th to May 5th; Pastor will on vacation from May 5th to May 12th; then he will be attending a conference in NY, see an Elder for any emergencies.
Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar. You can email the info to email@example.com
DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List, thank you and blessings.
****ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN: If anyone would like to help with our team that helps to feed the homeless and destitute, call Charlie or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497. Your help would be appreciated on any shift every 4th Saturday of every month.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of prayer. The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Please call Paula
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon
Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service