Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 27, 2022
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.
The Glory of God Is Manifested in the Body of Christ
“Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant,” but Christ Jesus “has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses” (Heb. 3:3, 5). A beloved and well-pleasing Son, faithful even to the point of death, Jesus’ own body was raised up on the third day as the house of God, and He has brought us into that house through the waters of Holy Baptism (Heb. 3:6). Thus, it was not Moses the lawgiver, but his successor, Joshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus), who led the people into the Promised Land (Deut. 34:1–4, 9). Now, on the Mount of Transfiguration, the New Testament Joshua appears in the glory that He is about to manifest by His “departure” (exodus) in Jerusalem (Luke 9:31). Having entered the waters of the Jordan in His baptism, He passed through those waters and entered into glory by His cross and Passion. What He thereby accomplished in His own flesh and blood, crucified and risen, He reveals and gives to His Body, the Church, by the means of His Word. Therefore, the Father declares from heaven, “Listen to him!” (Luke 9:35).
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. 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.
Collect of the day:
O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; 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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
Introit (spoken by pastor)p (S:c Ps84:1-2, 9,11 Antiphon Ps84:4)
READINGS: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 Hebrews 3:1-6 Luke 9: 28 - 36
HYMNS: 537, 415, 417
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
Altar Guild: Jan – Kathy
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Reg (home with pneumonia): Hans; Fran; Dennis (Extendicare – Park Rd); Sherran; Anne; Ray; Family of Ray; Family of Bob); Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father. Grant (broken leg); Carol (Ed’s wife at home)
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Robert’s son Jacob; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Clifford; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for February: Rev. Bun Phanna – Cambodia; Deaconess Candidate Sopean Da – Cambodia; Rev. Carlos Manel Amador - Nicaragua; Deaconess Fatima Lopez- Nicaragua
ASH WEDNESDAY BEGINS on wed march 2, @ 7 pm; then Wed. midweek Lent services.
FUNERAL FOR RAY: took place Tues. Feb. 15 at Church. Ray was laid to rest at Thornton cemetery where his body awaits the Resurrection to Life Everlasting. Our sympathy to Libby and family.
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Please record any maintenance work in the trustees log on the wall by the office including details of the work done and the date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please update maintenance manual log and put paperwork in the manual or if it’s a email copy, send me a copy so I can print paperwork and put in manual. All maintenance manuals are in small cabinet in counters/trustee office. Thank you, Debby email@example.com
2 CORINTHIANS BIBLE STUDY…The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15 minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on 2 Corinthians. You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: TODAY after service.
DEAR FRIENDS: It is with heartfelt thanks for the care and concern shared through cards, phone calls and prayers, lifting us up during our time of sorrow, in the loss of our beloved Bob. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. In Christian love, Sylvia & Natasha.
CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week; We need cleaners for March 11 & 25 April 8 & 22; please contact Gina or Debby or leave a message 905-728-4381.
Please remove your boots/shoes if they have mud on them. Bring slippers or shoes; Mud was trampled in and Cleaners are unable to get it out of Carpet. Thank you for your support. Trustees
LADIES OF GRACE: We will be meeting on March 12th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. beginning with a Bible Study followed by a very short business meeting. I hope everyone can come out and reconnect with one another. Pastor will be leading us in a Bible study. God bless, Diana, President, Ladies of Grace”.
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor to receive the Lord’s Supper. Gluten-free wafers are available for anyone who needs them. Please call him at the church office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00 am. Contact Lisa Hetzel for more details.
TAX RECEIPTS: Please check you mailbox for the 2021 tax receipt for 2021. Members that are not able to attend on a regular bases; the receipt will be mailed out. If your address, email address or phone number has changed, please let us know. Blessings Wendy and Debby
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY: Donations welcome, Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church if you need to drop off or pick up to deliver other than on Sunday.
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 (w) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Assembly
Wednesday 7:00pm Ash Wednesday Communion Service
Sunday (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service