March 7, 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 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 Crucified and Risen Body of Jesus Is the True Temple of the Lord
The Lord rescues His people, Israel, “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2) and makes His gracious covenant with them, defined by the Ten Commandments. Since He has become their God by His grace, they shall be His people, having “no other gods” before Him (Ex. 20:3). He is “jealous” for them as a husband for his wife and as a father for his children. He has named them with His name and called them to rest in Him (Ex. 20:5–9). The incarnate Son, Christ Jesus, is likewise jealous for His Father’s house, because it is to be a place of divine grace and Sabbath rest for His people, and not “a house of trade” (John 2:16–17). His zeal consumes Him as He gives up “the temple of his body” to the destruction of the cross, but in three days He raises it up again to be the true temple forever (John 2:17–21). By His crucifixion He cleanses the entire household, and in His resurrection He becomes “wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30).
Collect of the Day
God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; 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: : 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.
READINGS: : Exodus 20: 1 – 17 1 Corinthians 1: 18 - 31 John 2: 13-22 (23-25)
HYMNS: 865, 823, 850
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 1:30 Altar Guild: Minnie
Sunday 9:00am (virtual)
For Members of Grace: Marshall; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray, Bill and Carolyn; Michael; 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 & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina ; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Kathy; Annette
***MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE***: every Wednesday at 7:00pm during Lent. Come and pray Vespers together and meditate on our Lord’s Passion.
FEBRUARY VOTERS MEETING POSTPONED: until likely some time in March or April due to some of the COVID-19 restrictions. Stay tuned for the new date and stay healthy. Michael Haeussler, President
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.
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.
REFERENCE MATERIALS1: 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.
ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL: Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
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 HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM –
March 14 -“All Bets are Off” – Mark 12:13-34; Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
A MOBILE LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: The Hymn “God Loved the World So That He Gave,” The Building of the Temple, Responding to Calvinist Proof Texts, Old Testament Judge Samson and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
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. If you would like to be on our group subscription you save $4.00. Please contact the office –firstname.lastname@example.org. I will need your full name and mailing address, email address and Phone #. You can put your Fee of $21.20((incl. postage) on your offering envelope and mark it Lutheran Witness. Deadline for renewal, new subscriptions or cancelation by March 17th, 2021. Blessings, Debby
VOLUNTEERS: Due to the vote to have our professional clearer clean on alternate weeks. For members who volunteered, we need at least 3 or 4 volunteers to cover important areas only on the alternate Saturday. See signup sheet on white board. Please contact Gina or Debby, or leave a message on the church answering machine. Thank you.
This Week under Grace
Today (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Study
10:30am Divine Service
Wednesday 7:00 pm Lenten Midweek Service
Sunday (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Study
10:30am Divine Service