Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 4, 2022
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.
Christ Jesus Has Paid the Cost of Discipleship for You
A disciple of Jesus Christ will “bear his own cross” (Luke 14:27) and follow the Lord through death into life. Discipleship is costly because it crucifies the old man with “all that he has” (Luke 14:33), in order to raise up the new man in Christ. The disciple disavows “his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life” (Luke 14:26), in deference to Christ. That way of the cross is impossible, except that Christ Jesus has already paid the cost. His cross is set before you as “life and good, death and evil” (Deut. 30:15). Taking up His cross is to “choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him” (Deut. 30:19–20). To live that life in Christ is also to bear His cross in love, “that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord” (Philemon 14).
Collect of the day:
O merciful Lord, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all. Grant us courage and strength to take up the cross and follow Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 18c)
READINGS: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 Philemon 1 – 21 Luke 14: 25 - 35
HYMNS: 646, 661, 333
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Gina
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta; Justin,
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan ; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Daniel; Frank (Les’ father).
VICAR DANIEL CUNNINGHAM: has begun his vicarage in Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kitimat, BC. Serving as Dan’s supervisor is the Rev. Alan Visser. We pray that Dan’s experience among God’s people together with growing in God’s Word, will help to form him and prepare him for parish ministry. God’s blessings Dan during this exciting year!
OFFERINGS OVER THE SUMMER: Please call and leave a message that you dropped off your offerings in the mailbox; so to make sure we can pick up quickly; or you can use the LCC website link on our website gracelutheranoshawa.com to do your offering from there. Thank you, have a blessed summer!
HOLY BAPTISM: of Isla Katrina this morning brings us much joy as our heavenly Father adds to his family. Through this washing of water and God’s word, Isla is welcomed as God’s dear child. She is the daughter of Madison and Alexandra. God’s blessing and grace to you Isla!
DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Scheduled for October 16th at 1:00 pm for Trustees, Ushers, Pastor, Debby, Ladies of Grace, any group that will be regularly meeting at the Church. Any persons that require free defibrillator training please advise Debby/Gina, so that arrangements for the free training can take place. The Trustees want to advise the trainer how many people would attend. Please respond by as soon as possible by phone (905) 728-4381 or email email@example.com. Sign up sheet on white board in narthex. Thank you, Trustees.
OFFICE REQUEST: We will be starting a review of all our information in our database. Please complete the change form (narthex) if you have changed your email, phone numbers, address, or name since 2018, or send us the updated information to firstname.lastname@example.org; label your email subject line; MY INFORMATION UPDATE.
LADIES OF GRACE: The Ladies of Grace will be meeting on September 24th ahead of their upcoming
Fall Rally. Everyone is welcome to come and hear what is happening in LWML.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service