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Weekly Bulletin

August 13, 2023 - 11th 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!  

Christ the Crucified Comes to Save Us by the Word of Faith 

The Lord who “laid the foundation of the earth” (Job 38:4) is the Author and Giver of life who governs all things by His Word. His wisdom and power are beyond our understanding, except as He reveals Himself in the incarnate Word, Christ Jesus. He has “entered into the springs of the sea” and “walked in the recesses of the deep” (Job 38:16), and He draws near to us in mercy. We have been “a long way from the land, beaten by the waves” and tossed about by hostile winds (Matt. 14:24). In our mortality and sinful unbelief, we do not always recognize the Lord Jesus. But as we cry out in fear, He speaks tenderly to us, “Do not be afraid,” and He reaches out His hand to save us (Matt. 14:27, 31). “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom. 10:13), and now we call upon Him in faith, because we have heard “through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (Rom. 10:8).

Collect of the day:

Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done; 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 on page 184

The Introit for Proper 14A is found on the insert and sung responsively.


​READINGS:   Job 38: 4 - 18                                      Romans 10: 5 - 17                                  Matthew 14: 22 - 33

HYMNS:  578,  717,  722

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Les and Gina

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Anne & Bill; Sherran; Herta; Lucy; Viena; Albina; June, Gwenda

Friends and Fellow Christians: family/friends of Anna Bebee (funeral on Aug. 3); Joan; Lynda; Les’ cousin Mike; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda ; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Don; Elizabeth 

Mission Prayers for August: Rev. Jesùs Alberto Domínguez – Nicaragua, Rev. Carlos Manuel Amador – Nicaragua, Rev. Guillermo Zùniga – Nicaragua, Rev. Geronimo Francisco Cano – Nicaragua 

THANK YOU: elder Shane and all who helped lead service in July.


AUGUST BIRTHDAYS:  Lynn, Kirsten, Jacob, Laurie, Michael, Stephanie, Abigail, Leo, Rosa, Elizabeth, Jackson, Andrew, Lorrie, Brian, Savanah, Jack, Delores, Hudson, Julie

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT  in memory of Hans on Sat. Sept. 9 at 1pm at Cullen Park, Whitby.  All ages and abilities are welcome

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)                       9:30am                        Bible study                 

                                      10:30am                         Divine Service

Sunday (g)                  9:30am                         Bible study                 

                                     10:30am                         Divine Service – (Proper 15)


Next Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 56:1,6-8   Romans 11:1-2,13-15,28-32   Matthew 15: 21-28

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