Aug 21, 2022
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.
The Cross of Christ Is the Way into the Kingdom of God
With the cross of Christ, the time has come “to gather all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). The sign of the cross is set forth in the preaching of the Gospel, the declaration of the Lord’s glory “among the nations” (Is. 66:19). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross. Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples, called from all the nations, will eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God. They will come into “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb. 12:22).
Collect of the day:
O Lord, You have called us to enter Your kingdom through the narrow door. Guide us by Your Word and Spirit, and lead us now and always into the feast of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Rite of Holy Baptism on page 268
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 16c)
Service continues with the “Kyrie” on the bottom of page 186.
READINGS: Isaiah 66: 18-23 Hebrews 12: 4-24, (25 - 29) Luke 13: 22 - 30
HYMNS: 593, 510, 922
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
Altar Guild: Gina
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Sherri mother Wendy Seguin died Aug. 5; Anne; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta; Jennifer and Justin (August 27 wedding); Justin
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan ; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Daniel; Frank (Les’ father).
DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Scheduled for October 16th at 1:00 pm for Trustees, Ushers, Pastor, Debby, Ladies of Grace, any group that will be regularly meeting at the Church. Any persons that require free defibrillator training please advise Debby/Gina, so that arrangements for the free training can take place. The Trustees want to advise the trainer how many people would attend. Please respond by August 31st by phone (905) 728-4381 or email email@example.com. Thank you, Trustees.
WELCOME LESLIE: to the church office as our volunteer secretary. Leslie will be mainly working on printing the bulletins while Debby Miller will continue on with parish administration. We are blessed to have these two talented ladies to help us in our parish life together.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: for Wendy Seguin happened this past Tuesday at the Oshawa Funeral Home. Wendy is the mother of Sherri , mother-in-law to Fred and grandmother to Rowan. May she rest in peace until the glorious Day of Resurrection
OFFERINGS OVER THE SUMMER: Please call and leave a message that you dropped off your offerings in the mailbox; so to make sure we can pick up quickly; or you can use the LCC website link on our website gracelutheranoshawa.com to do your offering from there. Thank you, have a blessed summer!
HOLY BAPTISM: of Isla Katrina this morning brings us much joy as our heavenly Father adds to his family. Through this washing of water and God’s word, Isla is welcomed as God’s dear child. She is the daughter of Madison and Alexandra. God’s blessing and grace to you Isla!
BAPTISM: of Justin happened this past Thursday here at Grace. Justin is the fiancé of Jennifer and they are planning a wedding for August 27th. God’s blessings to you as you prepare for holy marriage.
DRPS C.A.N. CONFERENCE: DRPS Youth in Policing Initiative will be hosting their C.A.N. conference on August 24. The conference is open to youth aged 14 to 21 to explore local employers and organizations. For more information on the conference please see church bulletin board
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders meeting
Saturday 3:30pm Wedding of Jennifer and Justin
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service