Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: email@example.com
May 1, 2022
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.
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain but is alive!
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain” (Rev. 5:12), who by His cross has conquered sin and death. With His blood, He has “ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9). This same Lord Jesus visits people of all nations and calls them to Himself by the Gospel, even as He “was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead” (John 21:14). He restored Simon Peter to faith and life and commissioned him to feed His lambs and tend His sheep (John 21:15–17). Likewise, He revealed Himself to Saul of Tarsus and brought him to repentance, so that the persecutor of Jesus might carry and confess His name “before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP
Masking is no longer required but remains a personal option. You are also encouraged to wash your hands after entering church and pray for those who have been affected in any way by this pandemic.
Collect of the day:
O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; 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 Three on page 184.
Introit is sung responsively by half-verse. Psalm 145: 4-7, 9; antiphon Ps. 145:10
READINGS: Acts 9:1 - 22 Revelation 5: (1-7) 8 – 14 John 21: 1-14 (15-19)
HYMNS: 812, 483, 818
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Hans; Fran; Dennis (fell asleep in Christ); Sherran; Anne; Aina’s son Eric; Grant; Ed
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Susan & family (Father passed away); Martina; Ronald; Doug - cancer (Laurie’s relative recoverying from surgery); Gary (brother of Wendy); Robert’s son Jacob; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for May 2022- Rev. Edmundo Retana Jimenez- Costa Rica, Deacon Khorn Sopha- CAMBODIA, Rev. Silvio Modesto Sanchez Osaba– NICARAGUA, Instructor Doris Melendez– NICARAGUA, Deaconess Marisela Ororio - NICARAGUA
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: is available. You can make arrangements with Pastor by calling him at church. Gluten-free wafers are available for anyone who needs them.
SEMINARY GOLF TOURNAMENT : Cost: $125 per player; Date: Monday, June 6, 2022; First Tee-Off: 12:00 noon; Location: Sawmill Golf Course, 856 Sawmill Rd, Fenwick, ON; Register here: https://concordia-seminary.ca/golf2022/
QUALITY, QUANTITY, QUALIFIED…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s subjects include: The Movie “Father Stu,” The Vocation of Mother, 4th Century Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, The Jerusalem Council and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week please contact Gina or Debby or leave a message, if your can help. 905-728-4381.
ALTAR FLOWERS: are donated by Libby in memory of her husband, Ray, who passed away February 7, 2022.
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: at the front of the church are given in glory to God and in memory of Lee Hruska, by Christa, Nathan and Ryan and the Cottenie and Morley families. As we approach one year (May 5th) since God called him to his heavenly home, we are thankful for the time we had with Lee and the continuing strength and spiritual hope given to us from our Saviour Jesus Christ.
LADIES OF GRACE Seminary Guild registration is now due $5. Please give to Carolyn. Thank you. Blessings
THANK YOU: To our ladies of Grace, (Ann c.Carolyn T. and Carolyn M., Del , Laurie and Diana), who came in to Clean the Kitchen for preparation of the LWML SPRING RALLY, being held here on Saturday May 7th. Amazing job ladies!
LADIES OF GRACE MISSION QUILTS: We hope to start up this mission project again in September 2022 - depending on COVID-19 regulations at that time. If you have any suggestions as to a group that could use quilts please let me or Diana Grant know. CLWR no longer is accepting mission quilits. Thank you. Ann
UKRAINE DONATIONS: If you wish to donate to the Ukraine relief please see bulletin board Canadian Lutheran Concordia Lutheran Mission Society c/o Rev. Mark Lobiitz PO Box 455, Water Valley, Alberta T0M2E0
THANK YOU: Reg and Pastor for helping the Trustees with our Water issues and Alarm. Blessings
LORD’S SUPPER ART WORK : You may have notice coming up the stairs today on the brick wall a beautiful crochet picture of the Lords Supper. Many thanks to Verna Nelson and family for donating it. This work art began in 1985 and was recently completed, and was blessed on Palm Sunday.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY: Donations welcome, Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church if you need to drop off or pick up to deliver other than on Sunday.
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00 am. Contact Lisa for more details.
TAX RECEIPTS: Please check you mailbox for the 2021 tax receipt for 2021. Members that are not able to attend on a regular bases; the receipt will be mailed out. If your address, email address or phone number has changed, please let us know. Blessings Wendy and Debby
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Saturday 9:30am LWML Spring Rally
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service