Weekly Bulletin

September 6, 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. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated; if seating is compliant; one may remove the mask in order to worship

 

Living as Humble Little Children of the Father

True greatness is not self-sufficient strength, but humility like that of a little child. The greatness of childlike faith receives all good things as gracious gifts from our Father in heaven. Apart from such faith, “you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” but whoever is humbled like a little child will be “the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:3–4). Though in our sin we deserve to be “drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6), we have instead been drowned (“buried”) with Christ in Baptism and then raised to the new, humble life of a child of God. The Lord sends His watchman to warn us with a word from His mouth, in order that we may not die in our iniquity but be turned from our pride and selfishness to live (Ezek. 33:7–9). Thus, we live in humility and faith before God as well as in love for our neighbor, which “is the fulfilling of the law” (Rom. 13:10). In the reverent fear of God, we do no harm to our neighbor, but we “pay to all what is owed to them” (Rom. 13:7) and we “owe no one anything, except to love each other” (Rom. 13:8).

Collect of the Day

O God, from whom all good proceeds, grant to us, Your humble servants, Your holy inspiration, that we may set our minds on the things that are right and, by Your merciful guiding, accomplish them; 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 Three  page 184.(NO communion, turn to page 227)

The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor

          

​READINGS:   : Ezekiel 33:7-9                           Romans 13:1-10                  Matthew 18: 1-20

HYMNS: 902, 820, 948

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                     

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

 

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS:

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.

 

LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM  at 8 AM – September 13, 2020

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

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:   TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

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