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Weekly Bulletin

April 14, 2024 - THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER 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!  

The Preaching of Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins Makes Us Pure 

The risen Lord Jesus taught His disciples “that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead” and “that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Luke 24:46–47). Therefore, St. Peter preaches repentance and forgiveness to the people of Jerusalem. As he proclaims that Jesus fulfilled all that “God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets” (Acts 3:18), he also convicts the people of their sin, because they “delivered over and denied” this Lord Jesus and “killed the Author of life.” Yet God “glorified his servant Jesus” and raised Him from the dead (Acts 3:13–15). St. Peter calls the people to repent, so that their “sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19–20). Through this forgiveness of sins and by faith in this forgiveness, the Father shows His love for us in order that “we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1). Thus, we hope in Him and are made pure even “as he is pure,” because “he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin” (1 John 3:3, 5)

Collect for 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 joy; through Jesus Christ, 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 responsively by half-verse. sb

Readings: Acts 3:11–21   1 John 3:1—7      Luke 24:36–49

 

Hymns: Opening Hymn 464     Hymn of the day 483    Closing Hymn 482

 

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

PRAYER INTERCESSION: 

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

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

 

BIRTHDAYS for April:  Kevin, Natasha, Alannah, Phillip, Irene, Marshall, Dorrett,  Luke, Wendy, Collette, Sandra, Delores, Phillip, Debbie, Charlotte,  Paula, Astrid , Karin, Klaus 

 

ANNIVERSARYS for April:  Giso and Margaret’s 52nd , Grant & Debby 41st

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 8th, 2024. Any donations will be gratefully appreciated.

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


April 28th, May 12th, 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

 

April 14th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th @ 10:30 am - Elder Shane Kelly - no communion

 

VOTER’S MEETING: There will be a voters meeting after service on April 28;  after Service @ 1:30 pm.

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

This Week under Grace  

Today (w)           10:30am                  Divine Service

Tuesday               9:30am                  Quilting

Sunday (w)           9:30am                 Bible study and Sunday School                     

                               10:30am                 Divine Service(NC)

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