August 30, 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 Glory of God Is the Passion and Cross of Christ Jesus
After St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, our Lord “began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised” (Matt. 16:21). Upon hearing this “theology of the cross,” Simon Peter stumbled into a satanic “theology of glory.” But the glory of God is revealed in the Passion and cross of His incarnate Son. The faithful prophets, such as Jeremiah, suffered persecution and rejection in anticipation of Jesus’ cross. Yet the Lord did not abandon them; He remembered them, and He was with them to deliver them (Jer. 15:15–20). By His cross, Jesus has redeemed the world, and in His resurrection, He has vindicated all who trust in Him. Thus, the Christian life is a discipleship of self-sacrificing love. Since Christ Jesus has reconciled us to God, we “live peaceably with all” (Rom. 12:18). By the certainty of His cross and resurrection, we “rejoice in hope,” and we are “patient in tribulation” and “constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, Your Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption. Grant us courage to take up our cross daily and follow Him wherever He leads; 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: : Jeremiah 15: 15-21 Romans 12: 9 – 21 Matthew 16: 21-28
HYMNS: 869, 531, 861
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: Carolyn, Hans; Fran; Dennis; Rob, 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), Kathy whose aunt Phyllis died. 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
LADIES OF GRACE will be meeting on September 12th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Please ensure that you wear you mask and bring you Bible for the Bible study.Also, please bring your own coffee or juice since breakfast will not be offered during the COVID-19 time.Since it has been so long since we could gather together, I sincerely hope to see you all on September 12th – Diana
FOOD PANTRY is getting low. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO