New Years Eve Dec 31, 2017
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.
The Lord Builds a House for David: Jesus Christ Who Comes in the Flesh
When King David “lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies,” he piously supposed that he would build a house for God (2 Sam. 7:1–2). But the Lord would turn it around: He would establish a house for David and an everlasting throne. This He has done not only for David, but also for all His people, in the Son of David, Jesus Christ, “conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary” (Apostles’ Creed). That holy child, the incarnate “Son of the Most High,” receives “the throne of his father David” and begins to reign “over the house of Jacob forever” (Luke 1:32–33). Having given Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the world, His body is the true and eternal temple of God in which His people have their own place of peace and rest. That is “the mystery that was kept secret for long ages” but is now “made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God” in order that we may have faith and life in Christ (Rom. 16:25–26).
Collect of the Day
Eternal God, we commit to Your mercy and forgiveness the year now ending and commend to Your blessing and love the times yet to come. In the new year, abide among us with Your Holy Spirit that we may always trust in the saving name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Diving Service Setting Three page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.(B)
READINGS: : Isaiah 30: (8 – 14) 15 - 17 Romans 8: 31b - 39 Luke 12: 35 - 40
HYMNS: 896, 899, 760 (offering), 367, 380, 733
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Wed or Thurs 5-7pm): Debby Miller Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Ernestine (funeral on Thurs. at St. Matthew’s Scarborough); Barb; Brian; Paula; Annette; Debbie & Stephanie; Jumna; Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; June; Olga; Monika; Edith; Asser; Gheorghe; Sharon; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Claudette; Isabelle; Denise; Kathy & Jack; Jim; Ada.
SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 - January 7, 2018-“Baptism of our Lord” (Isaiah 60:1-6) ;Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer; Epiphany calls us to believe that the Light has come into the world. A New Year’s message about confidence, if you’ll believe it!
LADIES OF GRACE: Ladies of Grace held their Christmas Social on Nov 27th with 18 ladies present. The food was fabulous and the entertainment was outstanding. Fran Van Vorst led the ladies in opening and closing devotions as well as providing a craft and games. Everyone present had a very enjoyable time. Thanks to Fran and Paula for the gifts that were handed out at the end of the evening. It is at this social that the stockings that the ladies keep for their dimes during the year are turned in. This year’s gathering from the stockings totaled $119.58 which will be forwarded to LWML Ontario Districts for Mites. Thanks to all the ladies who made this social such a success. We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s social and perhaps increasing our numbers, which have been steadily climbing with each year’s social. Wishing one an all a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. Diana Grant, President, Ladies of Grace
OFFERING COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist in counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy . Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
CANADIAN LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF CLWR gifts from the heart catalogue provides meaningful and tangible gifts that will share God’s love with the world. No matter which gift you choose, the gifts you give will save and change lives. See catalogues on table in atrium for your personal ordering.. Not processed through office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Thanks everyone for contributing to the Sunday school outreach project. Our ladies hygiene kits . We made 15 of them.
COPIES OF THE DIVINE SERVICE: anyone who is shut in or has been ill can catchup with mp3 players of the entire service. To sign them out, see Paula or Deb
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT: The next East District Lutheran young adult retreat is in Niagara on the Lake at Trinity Lutheran to see the Christmas colours on the falls 10 min away. The retreat is Jan 26-28 /2018. Paula 's van is going for those of you 18-35 who wish to attend !! Blessings, Paula
POP TAB COLLECTION: This program has been discontinued; please do not bring anymore in. Thank you for your past support in this program. Blessings, Monica.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: Saturday January 13th, 2018 @7:30 am, all are welcome.
SAINTS ALIVE: Wednesday January 10th, 2018 @noon.
SYMPATICO.CA – Anyone with a sympatico.ca email address; I keep getting an error message unable to deliver “ exceeds size limit. Please check your mailboxes; you may have to clean out some old emails. Thanks Debby
LWML MEETING: January 9TH, 2018@9:30 AM
ELDERS MEETING: January 9th, 7:30 pm
QUILTING: We will begin for 2018 on January 30th @ 9am
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD BANK: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO on the birthday lunches. See Jane Ibbott if you want to be on the call list for food donations. Next birthday lunch Jan. 28, 2018
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Please take a few moments over the next few Sundays to review our Church business and community bulletin board; and other resource materials on the tables/shelve and racks in the narthex. Please take some home or give to a friend.
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service