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Weekly Bulletin

May 19, 2024 - Pentecost

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!  

The Holy Spirit Brings the Dead to Life by the Righteousness of Christ

In returning to His Father by way of the cross and resurrection, Christ Jesus sends “the Helper” to His Church, that is, “the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father.” The Spirit testifies of Christ and glorifies Him by taking what is His and declaring it to the world in the preaching of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (John 15:26; 16:7, 14). He convicts the world of sin by the word of the Law, He forgives sins and justifies sinners by the Word of the Gospel, and He bestows the faith that says “Amen” to this righteousness of God (John 16:8–11). Therefore, the Lord pours out His Spirit on the apostles, that by their preaching, the Spirit should be given to His entire Church. As the multitudes are gathered from all the nations by “this sound,” that is, by the preaching of “the mighty works of God” in Christ Jesus, so does God the Father pour out the Spirit of His Son “on all flesh” (Acts 2:6, 11, 17). The Lord God breathes upon the slain, and so shall they live; for so the Lord has spoken, and He shall do it (Ezek. 37:5–14).

Collect for the day: O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit.  Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; 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:  Setting Three page 184. The Introit is sung or spoken

 responsively by half-verse. sb

Readings:  Ezekiel 37:1–14          Acts 2:1–21 John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15

 

Hymns: Opening Hymn : 500    Hymn of the day: 497  Closing Hymn: 501

 

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby

Acolyte: Christine

PRAYER INTERCESSION: 

PRAY FOR:  Ed; Eloise (hip/shoulder); Christa (father George Chelaru was buried in Bucharest, Romania); Robert; Sherran; Herta; Phil; Minnie; Corinne (nee Tim); Albina; Irene; Ann (Widowed May 7th)

 

Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. J. Asmus (hip surgery March 1); Rev. Basil Christi (heart attack); Matthew & Megan; Lynda; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Kristy; Chris; Susan; Heather; Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Carolyn (Medina,OH); Rose; Jason; Skye

 

MISSION PRAYERS FOR MAY:  (all the Cambodia missions) Rev. Van Ravy- Cambodia, assistant pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Phnom Penh; Rev. Heng Kim Hai (Hi) who serves as pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Kampong; Rev. Rochom Binh (Rock-om) who serves as a missionary pastor for the Jarai community in his village in Ratanakiri; r Rev. Romass Svell who serves as pastor for the Jarai community in Ratanakiri.  Oasis clothing Support.

THANK YOU: To all my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. There are angels among us and the power of prayer is amazing. I am truly blessed, thank you.  Irene

LADIES OF GRACE “CUP OF BLESSINGS”: The Ladies of Grace have chosen to support a servant event for the upcoming LWMLC Convention entitled “Cup of Blessings”, which will be donated to a women’s shelter. A list of items required for the cups is on the back table beside the bulletin. Please note that you do not have to contribute all of the items listed; contribute what you can. Your contribution can be given to either Carolyn or Diana by May 31th, 2024. Any donations will be gratefully appreciated.

LADIES OF GRACE will be having their final meeting before the summer on June 8th at 9:30 a.m.  everyone in encourage to come out as we will be putting together our "Cups of Blessings" which will then be taken to the LWMLC Convention in July.  Hope to see you all – Diana, President, Ladies of Grace

IMPORTANT -  Please make sure when you leave the church that the door locks and is pushed tight.

 

EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CONTACT AN ELDER OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE CHURCH PHONELINE 905-728-4381

Worship Services: The services dates and times going forward as follows:


May 26th @ 12:30 pm with Holy Communion - Vacancy Pastor Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast


June, July and August @ 11:15 am with Holy Communion - Vacancy Pastor Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast

 

May 19th @ 10:30 am - Elder Shane Kelly - no communion

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