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Weekly Bulletin

August 27, 2023 - 13th Sunday after 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 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 on page 184

The Introit for Proper 16A is found on the insert and sung responsively.


​READINGS:   Isaiah 51: 1 - 6                                     Romans 11: 33 – 12: 8                           Matthew 16: 13 - 20

HYMNS:  940,  645,  761

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Les and Gina

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  family/friends of Lucy Southern, laid to rest on Friday Aug. 18;  Anne & Bill; Sherran; Herta; Viena; Albina; June, Gwenda

Friends and Fellow Christians: Joan; Lynda; Les’ cousin Mike; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Don; Elizabeth (Carolyn’s sister-in-law); Mary (David’s mother), Stu

Mission Prayers for August: Rev. Jesùs Alberto Domínguez – Nicaragua, Rev. Carlos Manuel Amador – Nicaragua, Rev. Guillermo Zùniga – Nicaragua, Rev. Geronimo Francisco Cano – Nicaragua


AUGUST BIRTHDAYS:  Lynn, Kirsten, Jacob, Laurie, Michael, Stephanie, Abigail, Leo, Rosa, Elizabeth, Jackson, Andrew, Lorrie, Brian, Savanah, Jack, Delores, Hudson, Julie

SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts up on Sept. 10 at 9:30am and Bible study is at 10:30am.

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT in memory of Hans Tim on Sat. Sept. 9 at 1pm at Cullen Park, Whitby.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

ONTARIO DISTRICT CHRISTIAN GROWTH RETREAT - All the ladies of the congregation are invited to join us on October 13 & 14, at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre to study God's word and be uplifted by inspiring guest speakers.  Registration forms are available from Diana Grant or from the LWML Canada website.  Registration must be received by Doris before Sept. 5th.

LADIES OF GRACE - will be meeting on Sept. 9th at 9:30am. We plan on cleaning the kitchen and will be working until 2:00 p.m.  Any help would be appreciated.  Please bring your own cleaning supplies eg. mops, cleaning cloths, soap, lysol, etc.  The kitchen needs a good cleaning so that we can continue to host or serve gatherings in the months ahead - Diana President Ladies of Grace

IMPORTANT: If anyone was cleaning or borrowed the large silver urn, orange coffee and beige tea urns, please return the power cords. We cannot find them.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to help paint the offices. If interested please leave a message at the church.

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)                      9:30am             Bible study

                                      10:30am             Divine Service

Sunday (g)                   9:30am             Bible study                  

                                      10:30am             Divine Service – (Proper 17)


Next Sunday’s Readings: Jeremiah 15: 15-21       Romans 12: 9-21       Matthew 16: 21 – 28

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