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Weekly Bulletin

September 3, 2023 - 14th 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 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 on page 184

The Introit for Proper 17A is found on the insert and sung responsively.


​READINGS:   Jeremiah 15: 15-21     Romans 12: 9-21        Matthew 16: 21-28

HYMNS: 756,  531,  525

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Nathan

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Bea

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

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

Rev. Robert Morley; Joan; Lynda; Les’s cousin Mike; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Maleske; Don; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Stu; family of Mitchell especially wife Ryshie;

Mission Prayers for September: Rev. Dr. David Somers – Quebec, Rev. Walta Clercius – Quebec, Rev. Frank Morgret – Quebec, Rev. Razafy Razandrakoto – Quebec

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS:  Travis, Julia, Anna, Michael, Abigail, Brandon, Hannah, Diana


SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARIES: Michael & Lorrie 50th, Wally & Rose 57th , Sanjiv & Roweena 35th, Reg & Gail 50th


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


WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY:  at 9:30am.  We will be studying the upcoming Scripture readings.


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


QUILTING: will be starting up on September 12th starting at 9:00 a.m. All the ladies of the congregation are invited to come out and see what we do and perhaps learn a new talent. We look forward to seeing you on September 12th to quilt and share some time with our sisters in Christ. Blessings to all - Diana


ITEM LOST:  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.


USHERS NEEDED: We need more volunteers for the ushering team. If you are interested in helping out with this important part of our worship service, please talk one of the elders.


COMMUNION REGISTRATION:  in place of the communion cards in the pew racks to register for the Lord’s Supper, beginning next Sunday, please sign your name on the list beside the guest book by the doors to the sanctuary.  The cards left in the pews are for the guests and visitors to fill out.  Your registration helps to keep track of members who are communing and those who are not so that we can visit them and find out why they would be undernourished.  Also, it helps us to know how many wafers and how much wine is needed.


CANADIAN LUTHERAN: copies are available on the back shelf in the atrium. An article about Dan is featured on page 21 regarding his time as Vicar in Kitimat.


THANK YOU: My surgery went well. Thank you to my Grace family for all your love and prayers for during and after my dental surgery. Praise Jesus! Marshall   


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


LUTHERAN BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE SERIES… How did the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod defend itself 50 years ago from a liberal approach to the Bible?  Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, recently interviewed several guests about the Lutheran battle for the Bible.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at


CHURCH KEYS:  Members that no longer need their church keys can you please return them to the office; new trustees and some council members are in need of them.  To get new keys cut are costly around $75 per key.  Thank You.  Debby

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)                      9:30am             Bible study

                                       10:30am            Divine Service

                                         4:00pm             Kingston Mission

Wednesday                9:30am             Bible study

Sunday (g)                   9:30am             Bible study                  

                                      10:30am              Divine Service – (Proper 17)


Next Sunday’s Readings: Ezekiel 33: 7-9       Romans 13: 1-10              Matthew 18: 1-20

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