6th Sunday of Easter May 26, 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.
We Pray to the Father in Jesus’ Name
“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Jesus has opened the way to the Father so that “whatever you ask of the Father” in Jesus’ name, “he will give it to you” (John 16:23). We pray, therefore, in the confidence that we will be heard and answered, that our “joy may be full” (John 16:24). We pray because the Gospel has been preached to us and the Lord has opened our hearts to believe the Gospel (Acts 16:10, 14). We pray in the name of Jesus because we have been baptized into Him, as Lydia and her household were baptized (Acts 16:15). We have been healed, and we live and walk and pray in newness of life (John 5:8–9). For we stand upon the firm foundation “of the twelve apostles of the Lamb” (Rev. 21:14), and our temple is “the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb” (Rev. 21:22).
Collect of the Day
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; 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: Divine Service is on page 151.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Acts 16: 9-15 Revelation 21: 9-14, 21-27 John 16: 23-33
HYMNS: 773, 556 (women 3,5,7 – men 4,6,8), 830 (offering), 490, 474, 917
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri
Members of Grace: Heinz; Delores; David; June & Heinz; Monika; Kirsten; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith ; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Hans; Bob;
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Marlene; Soraya; Lili; Rev Richard; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Bob; Andre & Micheline; Ed & LoriAnne; Charles & Koren; Larry and family
ASCENSION DAY: is this Thursday May 30. Come for the divine service on the Ascension of Our Lord at 7:30pm, who comes to serve us at His altar.
BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON: is today following the service. Come and enjoy lunch together.
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.
ST. VINCENT’S KITCHEN: If anyone would like to help on the 4th Saturday of every month, contact Charlie and/or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497.
SERVING GRACE CHURCH: Serving on Church Council / sharing your talents/skills and your time : We need you to step forward and be part of our church council for the coming year : there is a number of positions that need to be filled. The nominating committee will be contacting members of our congregation over the next several weeks to consider the various positions that must be filled. We all have talents that can be used in support of our church, and our neighbours, through this service. Please give this prayerful consideration if you are contacted. Thank you, from your Stewardship Director.
LADIES OF GRACE: We are in need of donations for our School kits or Layettes. Please over the course of the summer months of June, July and August if you see items for our School kits or Layeetes pick s few up or let us know via the office where there is a good deal on them.
Items required for the next work day in June area as follows: School Kits – Pencil Sharpeners Toothpaste, Rulers and Layettes – Cloth Diapers, Sweathers
CHURCH SPRING CLEANUP: I hope everyone who chose a room last year can continue this year to do some dusting, wipping, sorting or purging this year too. Our cleaner Jan does not do cupboards or shelves. We would be so grateful for any support this year again. See white book near whiteboard to signup. Please email or text or call and leave a message so someone can be here to let you in. Blessings, Trustees.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 am at 8:00 am - June 2, 2019 “Advocate” (John 14:15-21); Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; The followers of Jesus do not wander through the wasteland of this world alone. We have a Guide!
PREMIER CONFERENCE FOR LUTHERAN LAITY...You're invited to attend the Issues, Etc. "Making the Case" Conference Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Concordia University Chicago. Topics include: Why the Public Square Needs Christianity, Joyfully Lutheran, The Lord's Supper, The Hippocratic Oath, Progressivism, Planned Parenthood, Liberal vs. Liberal Arts Education and Christian Hope. Speakers include: Matt Harrison, Ross Douthat, Hans Fiene, Matt Walsh, Carol Tobias, Jonathan Fisk, Wesley Smith, Tom Korcok and Will Weedon. Registration is $125 and includes three meals. Child care is free thanks to Lutheran Church Extension Fund's sponsorship. For more information, visit www.issuesetc.org or call (618) 223-8385.
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: is planning a fundraiser dinner 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 at the back of church or the whiteboard for more details.
ROOM NEEDED: The daughter of the Rev. Marvin Bublitz, Alyssa will be attending Durham College in Oshawa. If someone would have a room to rent with kitchen privileges contact Reg.
READING RESOURCES: Please take some time over the next Month to review some of our newsletters and other Christian resources on the shelves and table. We will be purging them end of June. Blessings, Debby
QUILTING: There will be quilting on May 28. Everyone welcome
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 Ladies of Grace Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and bible study
Thursday (w) 7:30pm Ascension Day service (c)
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service