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Weekly Bulletin

19th Sunday after Pentecost       October 20, 2019

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

O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, You have commanded us to pray and have promised to hear us.  Mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may direct and govern our hearts in all things that we may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of Your name; 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:  :  Setting One page 151. 

                   The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert. (Proper 24C)

​READINGS:   :  Genesis 32: 22 – 30                2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4:5             Luke 18: 1 - 8                                

HYMNS:   663,  773,  insert(offering),  623,  722,  725

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

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip                                                                        Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri                                                                          

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am



Members of Grace: Fran; Heinz & Irmgart; David; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena


Friends and Fellow Christians:   Rev. Ken; Tom, Jason; Lynda & Frank; Marlene; Soraya; Lili; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris;  Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe;  David; Anne and family; Corrina; Vince (Renee's brother-in-law); Wendy


PRAYER CHAIN:  for anyone who is in need of prayer.  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. Please call Paula.


SUNDAY SCHOOL: Invite your grandchildren and neighbourhood children to come and hear the wonders of our God through His saving Word.  It starts at 9:30am every Sunday in the lower level at the end of the hall.  God bless our teachers, Iulia and Lisa as well as all our children who believe in Jesus.


CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast  produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's teachings include: The Hymn "Salvation Unto Us Has Come," The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America, James of Jerusalem: Brother of Jesus & Martyr, The Book of Acts and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at and on the LPR mobile app.


LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM  at _8AM  - October 27 - "Walk with Me" - Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Genesis Series - The signs along a hiking trail help to keep us on the right path. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, for the Christian, baptism is a sign like that, to remind us of who we are and where we're going. (Genesis 17)


DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES: Durham Christian Homes is once again holding its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 2nd, from 9am to 1pm.


****ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN:  If anyone would like to help with our team that helps to feed the homeless and destitute, call Charlie or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497.  Your help would be appreciated on any shift every 4th Saturday of every month.


 OCTOBER FOOD  DONATION:  Please remember those who are struggling with homelessness and daily bread by bringing a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  You can drop off the food in the metal file container under the cloak rack in the narthex.  Thanks.


CONGRATULATIONS:   To Tiberiu and Kathryn on their recent engagement. Tibi is the oldest son of Severin and Crista.  God’s blessings!



VOTERS’ MEETING:  is also next Sunday after the luncheon.


MITE SUNDAY is today.  A second offering for mites to support the various mission projects selected during this past June’s Convention will be taken.  I thank all members of the congregation for their ontinued support of the LWML, without you support we could not fulfill our obligation to the mission projects. Diana, President, Ladies of Grace


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar.  Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar.  You can email the info to                                                       

FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help.  Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings


​This Week under Grace

Today (g)               9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                            10:30am                              Divine Service

Tuesday                9:00am                             Quilting

Wednesday          9:00am                             Matins and bible study

Saturday               ****                                  St. Vincent’s Kitchen

Sunday (r)             9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                            10:30am                              Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon and voters meeting.

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