Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost         Aug 20, 2017

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.

Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting Father, You give Your children many blessings even though we are undeserving. In every trial and temptation grant us steadfast confidence in Your loving- kindness and mercy; 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 page 151 (Proper 15A)

          Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.

 

​READINGS:     :  Isaiah 56:1, 6-8              Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32      Matthew 15:21-28

 

HYMNS:  901, 615,  510 (offering), 754,  571,  941

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Iulia (Tues am), Debby (Thurs pm)                                Parish Nurse: Jane  

 

Bible Class and Sunday School

Sunday 9:30am

Holy Communion:

Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar.  Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Sheila; David Mothersill (Prayers for family of David who entered glory on Aug. 16;  and received a Christian burial on Sat. Aug 19th; Paula; Pastor Hetzel; Debbie & Stephanie; Ivy; Jumna; Laurie, Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; Hannelore; June; Rev. Kurt Reinhardt; Olga; Monika; Edith; Asser;  Gheorghe; Sharon; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Johanna, Claudette

OFFICE PHONE: We are still having technical issues with the Primus phones.  You can still leave a message

 

PRAYER CHAIN:  Once a request is brought to Paula or from Pastor, the prayer chain members will be called. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call, we’re here for you. Paula

 

WANTED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: We would ask that you prayerfully consider serving your Lord Jesus as a Sunday school teacher. This service to God is such a blessing and you are in The Word continually! The children are delightful and God ensures that you as a teacher learn from the kids as well. Please give this prayerful consideration. Speak to Paula  or Carolyn if you have any questions or worries! We will mentor you until you are comfortable on your own. Thank you.

WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 AM August 13, “Looking for a Good Speaker” Matt 6:9.

GRASS CUTTING: Help is needed for around the church at least once every two weeks.  Please consider helping. If you are interested please sign up on the signup sheet on bulletin board in the narthex.

LOOKING FOR USED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Bristol Road Middle School (Mississauga) is starting an instrumental music program for their students this fall. They will require approximately 120 instruments. So far, they have received a donation of 35 instruments, mostly from a high school that is closing. Therefore, they still need a lot more instruments. Some students will buy or rent instruments but not all families can afford this. Therefore, we are looking for donations of used musical instruments of ANY KIND (e.g., brass, woodwind, string), in ANY CONDITION. If you have a used instrument that you no longer need and would like to donate, please contact: Lisa Talvak

905-502-7358 b_agnew@sympatico.ca

 

SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month.  You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes.  Or to help close.  Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.

SYNOD CONVENTION BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Lend a hand! When more than 200 lay persons, pastors and deacons of Lutheran Church–Canada meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kitchener, October 13-16 there will be a number of opportunities for members of our congregation to serve — everything from greeters to drivers and on-site volunteers. It will be a wonderful chance to demonstrate our Ontario hospitality! If you have some spare time that weekend and want to meet and greet fellow Lutherans from across the country go to www.ServeLCC.ca , check out what’s available and sign-up!

REMINDER:Please provide your starting dates for programs for September! Need this week.Thanks Debby

BULLETIN/CALENDAR DISTRIBUTION LIST: If you want to be added to the list please email the office at office@gracelutheranoshawa.net ; Also any personal changes, address, phone# etc. forms are in the narthex where the collections boxes are. Thanks Debby

 

This Week under Grace

 

Today (g)                    9:30am                            Bible Class                  10:30am Divine Service

Saturday                      All day                            St. Vincent’s Kitchen

Sunday (g)                  9:30am                            Bible Class                  10:30am  Divine Service

Weekly Bulletin

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