March 28, 2021
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 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
The Son of David Ascends His Throne and Reigns in Love from His Cross
The Son of David comes in gentle humility, “sitting on a donkey’s colt,” yet as the King of Israel “in the name of the Lord” (John 12:13–15). He comes to be lifted up in glory on the cross in order to cast out “the ruler of this world” and draw all people to Himself (John 12:23–32). The Church is thus called to “rejoice greatly,” because her King comes with salvation, and “he shall speak peace to the nations” (Zech. 9:9–10). As He is anointed “beforehand for burial” (Mark 14:8), He also ascends His royal throne as “the King of the Jews” by way of His Passion (Mark 15:2, 17–19, 26). He goes “as it is written of him,” wherefore “you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power” (Mark 14:21, 62). For the glory of God is love, which crescendos in the humble obedience and voluntary self-sacrifice of the Son of God for the salvation of sinners. So, God the Father has “highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9), that He might reign over us in love with the forgiveness of His cross
Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: : Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Spoken)
The Gloria on page 187 and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor (Psalm 24:7-10 s:b)
READINGS: : Zechariah 9: 9-12 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 15: 1 – 47
HYMNS: 443, 438, 335
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby March Wed – evening 4:45 to 6:45 Altar Guild: Minnie
Sunday 9:00am (virtual)
For Members of Grace: Hans; Marshall; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; all our shut ins and all who are suffering from depression. 1 Peter 5:6-7.
For Friends and Fellow Christians: parents of Etelka; father of Rev. Matthew Habermas; Marlene ; Donna & family whose husband Walter died on March 3; Chris; Susan; Heather ; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Kathy; Annette; LCC Missionaries all over the world.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: Unfortunately we will not have the funds at this time to purchase them. Please pick one up and then you can reuse them. To personally order the second quarter for 2021, phone 1-800-325-3040 by January 10, 2021. You can get an approx. cost in USA$$ in your current Portals of Prayer order forms. It would be faster by phone. You pay annually or you can order a 2 year subscription. Shipping cost is $4/yr small AND $6/yr for medium or large. Its doubles if you buy a 2 year subscription. Call the Debby on Wednesdays if you any questions.
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 .
LUTHERAN WITNESS ANNUAL RENEWAL: – total Annual cost $21.20 CDN(@MAR 3, 21 conversion rate) per person; We get a monthly invoice and pay the group payment.
CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week. We need at least 3 or 4 volunteers to cover important areas only on the alternate weeks. See signup sheet on the white board. Please contact Gina or Debby, or leave a message on the church answering machine. Thank you.
LADIES OF GRACE LAYETTES: to meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 -11:30am. There is a limit of 5 people. If anyone is interested please call Carolyn.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR no longer broadcasts from CHAM – 820 AM. They gave me some options Arise Christian Radio CKPC 1380 AM from Brantford at 8:30 am live program. Or online at https://www.lhm.org .
ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL: Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
THANK YOU: Dear family of Grace: We thank Almighty God for delivering Marshall safely back home from 2 weeks in 2 different hospitals to begin the healing journey of his lungs from Aspiration pneumonia!!We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers for our son and the meals sent to support our family .Marshall said he could feel the prayers lifting him up at the time when he really felt like Jesus was calling him home . Love and blessings to all of you Your brothers and sister in Christ Leo, Paula and Marshall
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
REFERENCE MATERIALS: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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 (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Study
10:30am Divine Service
Holy Thursday (w) 7:00 pm Divine Service followed by the Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday (bk) 10:30am Service
Vigil of Easter (w) 7:00pm Service
Sunday (w) 10:30am Easter Sunday Divine Service