Weekly Bulletin

Aug 14, 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’s Suffering and Death Bring Division

The Lord Jesus causes fear and trembling and division because His Word is “like fire … and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces” (Jer. 23:29). His Law puts us all to death, whereas only His Gospel can bring us to life. He has fulfilled that Word for us by His cross and in His resurrection from the dead. He undergoes such a distressing baptism, accomplished by His death, in order to open the way for us through our Holy Baptism into His cross and resurrection. So, then, if we are able “to interpret the appearance of earth and sky” (Luke 12:56), let us mark this sign of His cross — recognizing that this world is subject to death, but knowing that Christ Jesus also has conquered death and obtained life everlasting for us. Let us fix our eyes on “Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,” and “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1–2)

Collect of the day:

Merciful Lord, cleanse and defend Your Church by the sacrifice of Christ.  United with Him in Holy Baptism, give us grace to receive with thanksgiving the fruits of His redeeming work and daily follow in His way; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service page 184

         *Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 15c)

       

​READINGS:  Jeremiah 23: 16 - 29 Hebrews 11: 17–31 (32-40); 12:1-3 Luke 12: 49-53 (54-56)

HYMNS: 497,  655,  924

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine  

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office

Altar Guild: Gina           

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Sherri mother Wendy Seguin died Aug. 5; Anne; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric;  Ed; Herta; Jennifer and Justin (August 27 wedding); Justin 

 

Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Ronald ; Lillian; Berti; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Daniel; Frank (Les's father)

THANK YOU: to the Elders and especially Shane Kelly for leading Service during Pastor’s holidays.

WELCOME LESLIE: to the church office as our volunteer secretary.  Leslie will be mainly working on printing the bulletins while Debby Miller will continue on with parish administration.  We are blessed to have these two talented ladies to help us in our parish life together.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: for Wendy Seguin is this coming Tuesday at 3:00pm at the Oshawa Funeral Home.  Visitation begins at 1pm.  Wendy is the mother of Sherri Whitworth.  Pray for the consoling Peace of Christ to comfort her, husband Fred and son Rowan during this loss, until we meet again on the glorious Day of Resurrection and Life.

 

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!

 

BAPTISMS: planned for Justin this Thursday since his fiancée Jennifer must work on Sundays.  The infant baptism of Isla is planned for next Sunday during the Divine Service.  We give thanks to God for enlarging His family, the church, through this washing of water and the Word.

 

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!

 

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)          9:30am             Bible study (downstairs)

                        10:30am           Divine Service

Monday            St. Mary, Mother of our Lord

Tuesday            3:00pm            Memorial Service for Wendy Seguin, Oshawa Funeral Home

Thursday          9:00am            Baptism of Justin (Fiancé of Jennifer)

Sunday (g)        9:30am             Bible Study (downstairs)

                        10:30am           Divine Service with baptism of Isla