Feb 20, 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.
As the Son of God Is Merciful and Forgives Your Sins, You Also Be Merciful and Forgive
Your inheritance as a child of Adam is sin and death, but in Christ you are made alive through His resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15:21–22). As you have died with Him in Holy Baptism, so are you raised with Him to newness of life. Therefore, “do not go on sinning” (1 Cor. 15:34). Instead of serving your desires and harming your neighbors, live as “sons of the Most High,” and “be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:35–36). Deal with others as you would have others deal with you (Luke 6:31, 37–38). As Christ loved you when you were at enmity with Him, as He blessed and prayed for those who abused Him, and as He did good to those who hated Him and hurt Him, so also “love your enemies, do good” (Luke 6:27–29, 35). For God sent His Son to bear the cross and suffer death, not to condemn the guilty, but “to preserve life.” So does He provide a place for you within His Church, where He is near and deals kindly with “you and your children and your children’s children” (Gen. 45:5–10).
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, the strength of all who put their trust in You, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; 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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
Introit (spoken by pastor)
READINGS: Genesis 45: 3 - 15 1 Corinthians 15: 21-26, 30-42 Luke 6: 27 - 38
HYMNS: 395, 820, 922
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; Bob (died in the Lord Jan. 21); 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; Donald (father of Rev. Matthew called to glory on Jan. 26); Riviera and her parents: Kristen and Logan; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Clifford(Cancer); 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
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.
FUNERAL FOR RAY ROBERTSON: took place last Tues. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00 am. Contact Lisa 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
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: NEXT SUNDAY 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. Thank you.
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 email@example.com
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 (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Monday 7:30pm Constitution committee meeting on-line
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders meeting
Sunday (w) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Assembly