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Weekly Bulletin

February 25, 2024 - Second Sunday in Lent

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. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!  

By the Cross of Our Lord Jesus, We Inherit Life Everlasting with God

In His covenant with Abraham, the Lord promised to be with him, to bless him and to make him “the father of a multitude of nations.” It is “an everlasting covenant” in Christ Jesus, the seed of Abraham who is blameless before God Almighty. All who believe in this Lord Jesus are the offspring of Abraham and are blessed “throughout their generations” (Gen. 17:1–7), because the Christ has suffered many things. He was rejected and killed, and after three days He rose again (Mark 8:31). To comprehend this theology of the cross, we must set our minds “on the things of God,” and not “on the things of man” (Mark 8:33). “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Therefore, having been “reconciled to God by the death of his Son,” much more “shall we be saved by his life” (Rom. 5:10). Baptized into His cross and resurrection, “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” and by faith we rejoice in the hope of His glory (Rom. 5:1–2).

Collect of the day:

O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength.  By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; 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:  Setting Three page 184. 

The Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.

The Gloria on page 187 and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.

                

Readings:  Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16            Romans 5: 1- 11                Mark 8: 27 - 38

HYMNS:    693,  708,  437 (during offering),  837

 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Irene

PRAYER INTERCESSION: Ida Lisowski (funeral service Feb. 1); Anne Carson (funeral service Feb. 23); Sherran; Herta; Viena; Minnie; Corinne; Albina; Norm

Friends and Fellow Christians: Matthew and Megan; Lynda; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Carolyn; Rose; Norm; Jason; Skye

Mission Prayers for February:  Rev. Dr. David Somers-Montreal, Quebec; Rev. Walta Clercius-LCC’s French Ministries in Quebec; Rev. Frank Morgre-Sainte-Foy (Quebec City); Rev. Razafy Razandrakoto- Sherbrooke, Quebec.

BIRTHDAYS: : Carolyn; Garrett; Carolyn; Wilfred; Ryan; Sarah; Verna; Ingrid; Iulia; Albina; Manfred.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mihaly & Etelka, David & Margaret, David & Lynn, Owen & Bea

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:  Exodus 20:1-17    1 Corinthians 1: 18-31     John 2:13-22, (23-25)

MEMBER RECORDS:  It’s that time of year to review our records and update any changes; I will be putting in your mailbox a update form to complete. I will also attach a copy to the bulletin distribution email.  If you want to be added to the email bulletin and calendar distribution list, let the office know. By email or leave us a message.   Please return form by April 1, 2024.  Thank you, blessing, Debby

 

ANNE CARSON: fell asleep in Christ on Feb. 17.  Her funeral service was last Friday.  Our Lord Jesus welcomes all his beloved into His eternal presence with singing.  Christ is Risen!

 

VOTERS ASSEMBLY:  follows the service today.

 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY DOXOLOGY SEMINAR: Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Mississauga will be presenting “Theology of the Body”, a DOXOLOGY seminar, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m. Topics will include “Wonderfully Made: Christian Worldview and Sexuality”, “Caring for the Transgender Child”, and “GPS Essentials for Travel Through Difficult Conversations”. Registration is due by April 5, 2024. For more information and to register please go to: www.risenchrist.lutheranchurchcanada.ca.

 

LENTEN RESOURCES: Lenten Devotions are available for download through the Lutheran Layman’s League at https://www.lll.ca/lenten-devotions/. Also available are activity sheets, colouring pages, and family devotionals.

 

LADIES OF GRACE “CUP OF BLESSINGS”: The Ladies of Grace have chosen to support a servant event for the upcoming LWMLC Convention entitled “Cup of Blessings”, which will be donated to a women’s shelter. A list of items required for the cups is on the back table beside the bulletin. Please note that you do not have to contribute all of the items listed; contribute what you can. Your contribution can be given to either Carolyn or Diana by May 8th, 2024. Any donations will be gratefully appreciated.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERVICES: are at 7:00pm.

 

FOOD BANK:  Our food cabinet is running low on food; please drop off non-perishable food so we can support our church members, our Seminary students (1/2) and community.

 

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

This Week under Grace  

Today (v)                 9:30am                        Bible study and Sunday School

                                 10:30am                        Divine Service followed by Voters Meeting

Tuesday                 9:30am                        Quilting

Wednesday         7:00pm                         Lenten Service (no Holy Communion)

Sunday (v)             9:30am                        Bible study and Sunday School                     

                                 10:30am                        Divine Service

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