Apr 16, 2023 - Second Sunday of Easter
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. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!
Christ Jesus Breathes His Spirit and His Life into Us by the Ministry of the Gospel
The crucified and risen Lord Jesus establishes the ministry of the Gospel in order to bestow His life-giving Holy Spirit and His peace upon the Church. To those who are called and ordained to this office, and to those they serve in His name, He grants the Holy Absolution of all sins. By the fruits of His cross, He replaces fear and doubt with peace and joy, and thus gives “repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:31). Through the preaching of His sent ones, He calls us to believe that He “is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that by such faith we “may have life in his name” (John 20:31). In His resurrection, we have the “living hope” to which we have been “born again” and by which we are guarded “for a salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:3, 5). Until then, “though you have not seen him, you love him,” and by the mercies of God “you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (1 Peter 1:8).
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: Setting Three on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is spoken responsively by half-verse.
READINGS: Acts 5: 29-42 1 Peter 1: 3-9 John 20: 19-31
HYMNS: 487, 470, 473
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Gail
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne & Bill; Sherran; Herta; Lucy; Minnie and Willie; Carolyn (surgery April 19); Gwenda
Friends and Fellow Christians: Joan (Carolyn’s sister, heart attack); Ed (prostate cancer); Lynda; Les’ cousin Mike (non-Hodgkins lymphoma); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Kylene (friend of Gina’s); Rev. Ron Mohr.
Mission Prayers for April: Rev. Walta Clercius – Quebec, Rev. Frank Morgret – Quebec
APRIL CALENDAR: is available on the table at back of church. Check out the daily devotional Bible verses for you.
VOTERS ASSMEBLY: is planned for Sunday April 30 following the divine service.
LADIES OF GRACE: APRIL 22nd – Guild day, St Catharines, Registration $18 (incl. lunch) due by April 19th, 2023. Contact Carolyn if you will be attending. APRIL 29th – Spring Rally @ Risen Christ, Mississauga . Grace to bring a Dessert. Guest Speaker, Pastor Gatluak; contact Diana for more information. MAY 6TH – LWML CANADA Seminar – this open to all ladies of Grace our Topic for this seminar is from Isaiah 61:3, “Oaks of the Righteousness” . Registration is $40 (inl. Light breakfast & Lunch), Tillsonburg, ON @9:30 am; Registration forms are in Debby’s mailbox. End of the year Gathering is on June 10th at Swiss Chalet at Stevenson and 401; pay your own; rsvp to office 905-728-4381 by June 1st. all are welcome.
Dear Grace Family: Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. They were very much appreciated. God hears us when we pray. To Him be all thanks & praise. Bea Aho
Happy Easter! He has risen indeed!
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Sunday school and Bible study
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 7:30pm Council meeting
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible study and Sunday school
10:30am Divine Service
Next Sunday’s Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 1 Peter 1:17-25 Luke 24: 13-35