Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20, 2021
Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins
In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance. But also by His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain. “Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, in Your mercy guide the course of this world so that Your Church may joyfully serve You in godly peace and quietness; 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: Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Sung)
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Job 38: 1 – 11 2 Corinthians 6:1-3 Mark 4: 35 - 41
HYMNS: 717 (alternate stanzas 2 and 3) 726, 752
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
Sunday 9:30am (virtual)
For Members of Grace: Hruska Family; Schroth Family; Doug; Anne; Hans; April; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; all our shut ins and all who are suffering from depression. 1 Peter 5:6-7.
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Berti Terry; parents of Etelka; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette ; Byron; Marg’s sister Nancy; Frank
BAPTISM: of Logan Michael was yesterday. We give thanks to God that He has enlarged his family through Logan’s second birth of water and the Word. Logan is the third son of Michael and Kirsten. God bless you all.
FUNERAL for EDITH : took place this past Monday. Her longing to be with the Lord has come to pass and for her family and friends; be of good courage that we will be at home, together with the Lord.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: next Sunday June 27 after the service.
PORTALS OF PRAYER – We have past copies of each quarter if you want to recycle readings for the next few years. Please take one of each. Blessings.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. 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. Call Paula
CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week. We need at least 3 or 4 volunteers to cover important areas only on the alternate weeks. See signup sheet on the white board. Please contact Gina or Debby, or leave a message on the church answering machine. Thank you.
LADIES OF GRACE LAYETTES: to meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 -11:30am. There is a limit of 5 people. If anyone is interested please call Carolyn
VACATIONS: Debby will be on Vacation from June 25 – July 11. Pastor will be on vacation starting June 27 and returning Sunday August 2, 2021. Please see an elder for emergencies or call Rev. Kevin Fast in Cobourg who will be available. There will not be any bulletins.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to email@example.com
FOOD PANTRY is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
REFERENCE MATERIALS: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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 (g) 9:30am Bible Study
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study
10:30am Divine Service