August 23, 2020
Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.
COVID 19 WORSHIP: Welcome home everyone! While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and santitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks home as well as your bulletins to limit exposure and the amount of Garbage and recycle for the church. We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
The Lord Jesus Christ Is the Son of the Living God
Jesus asked His disciples: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15). The question is also put to us: Who do you say that He is? Flesh and blood do not reveal this to us, but by the ministry of the Gospel, the Father in heaven reveals His Son to us on earth, who has become flesh and suffered death for our salvation. Thus, we believe and confess that He is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16). As He died for our transgressions and was raised for our justification, He looses us from all our sins and preserves our life within His Church, against which even “the gates of hell shall not prevail” (Matt. 16:18–19). His salvation is forever, and His righteousness “will never be dismayed” (Is. 51:6). He comforts us with the Gospel in His Church, so that “joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song” (Is. 51:3). Therefore, “according to the measure of faith that God has assigned” (Rom. 12:3), we also offer ourselves “as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God” (Rom. 12:1) through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whom to know is everlasting life, grant us to know your Son, Jesus, to be the way, the truth, and the life that we may boldly confess Him to be the Christ and steadfastly walk in the way that leads to life eternal; through the same 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 will be spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Isaiah 51: 1 - 6 Romans 11: 33 – 12: 8 Matthew 16: 13 – 20
HYMNS: 909, 645, 818(communion), 940
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 2:00 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
For Members of Grace: Hans; Fran; Dennis; Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula; Owen
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Jennifer; Lauren; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice (Aunt of Debbie); Kamini(sister of Suresh); Darren; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Kevin, dedicated St. Vincent’s kitchen volunteer; Juliette and Martel and families (friend of Laurie who died on July 26). May they Rest in Peace.
FOOD PANTRY is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. 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. Call Paula.
BAPTISM: of Isabella Rose took place yesterday at church. We thank God for adding to His church and pray that Isabella may grow in grace to His praise and glory. May her parents, Michael and Laura, be a constant example of righteousness for her and teach her well the faith that was once delivered to all the saints.
VBS went virtual this past week. Thanks to all who made it happen and may God grant us all growth in the creedal theme: We All Believe.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM – August 30
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over
Seminary Guild: Time to renew our $5 membership to support our new seminarians when they go back to studies. Also, to support our seminary building and staff itself. Please put the $5 in an envelope with your name on it and drop it in my mail slot. Thanks and God bless, Carolyn
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org