Transfiguration Sunday February 23 2020
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. Communicant members are asked to fill out a communion card found in the pew racks and place it in the offering plates.
God Manifests His Glory in the Body of Christ Jesus, Transfigured for Us by His Cross
The Transfiguration confirms “the prophetic word … to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19). The divine glory of Jesus is manifested in the word of His apostles, who were “eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16). “He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun” (Matt. 17:2). Moses and Elijah witnessed the fulfillment of the Old Testament in this Lord Jesus, and the Father testified concerning Him: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 17:5). By His own blood, shed on the cross, Jesus makes and seals the new covenant with us. Hence, “the appearance of the glory of the LORD” is no longer “like a devouring fire” (Ex. 24:17), but it is graciously revealed in His own body. As “Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel” went up the mountain with Moses and “beheld God, and ate and drank” (Ex. 24:9, 11), we also behold the Lord our God in Christ Jesus, and we abide with Him as we eat and drink His body and blood at the altar.
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: : Setting Three page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Exodus 24: 8 18 2 Peter 1: 16 - 21 Matthew 17: 1 - 9
HYMNS: 873, 413, 585 (offering hymn), 395, 414
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri
Members of Grace: Fran; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena; Carolyn; Lorna; Carolyn
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; Corrina; Ron; Rev. Puhola and the Confessional Lutheran church in Finland
Rev. Suchart Chujit is Lutheran Church-Canada’s missionary-at-large in south Thailand and serves the Parish of Khok Kloi, consisting of 5 worshipping communities.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: There will be NO men’s breakfast for MARCH. See you in April.
PANCAKE SUPPER: on Shrove Tuesday Feb 25 at 5:30 pm. Donations for pancake mix; potatoes, syrup, butter, milk; helpers in kitchen and cleanup. See signup In the Narthex.
CONGRATULATIONS: Casey and Andrew upon the birth of their son, Noah Andrew on Feb. 6. Noah is little brother to Olivia and 11th grandchild of Kathy Galloway. God’s blessings to you all!
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Invite your grandchildren and neighbourhood children to come and hear the wonders of our God through His saving Word. It starts at 9:30am every Sunday in the lower level at the end of the hall. God bless our teachers, Iulia and Lisa as well as all our children who believe in Jesus.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM - March 1 - “Singled-Out but Not Alone” (Exodus 3-4); Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Something needs to be done and it falls to you to do it. You might feel alone-but you are not alone.
LADIES OF GRACE: will be holding their monthly breakfast and devotion on March 7th at 9:30 a.m. All ladies of the congregation are encouraged to attend. Looking forward to seeing many of you on that date. - Diana, President Ladies of Grace
USHERS NEEDED: We need more volunteers for the ushering team. If you are interested in helping out with this important part of our worship service, please talk to Mark Hersey or one of the elders.
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: in place of the communion cards in the pew racks to register for the Lord’s Supper, beginning next Sunday, please sign your name on the list beside the guest book by the doors to the sanctuary. The cards left in the pews are for the guests and visitors to fill out. Your registration helps to keep track of members who are communing and those who are not so that we can visit them and find out why they would be undernourished. Also, it helps us to know how many wafers and how much wine is needed.
LUTHERAN CATECHETIC FAMILY CAMP: Theme: Life in Christ Sunday July 26th(3pm) to Friday, July 31, (11 am). At Camp Pioneer, to register at: www.pioneercamp.org, for more information phone (716)549-1420 or email: email@example.com; see itinerary on bulletin board.
YOUTH RETREAT – February 21-23, 2020; Trinity Lutheran church, Fisherville, Ontario ; see white board for pamphlet.
LENTEN DEVOTIONS: For budget reasons, we will not be purchasing Lenten booklets this year. We will be posting the website on gracelutheranoshawa.com to be viewed online once it is available. We still have some Lenten booklets for 2019.
MORE TOPICS, MORE GUESTS, MORE JESUS...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 Book of 1 Thessalonians, "Love" in the New Testament, The Season of Lent, Jesus Feeds Five Thousand and more. You can listen live or on-demand at issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
VOTERS MEETING: today after the luncheon.
BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON: today after service. Come and celebrate the birthdays, baptisms and anniversaries for February.
ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN: If anyone would like to help with our team that helps to feed the homeless and destitute, call Charlie or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497. Your help would be appreciated on any shift every 4th Saturday of every month.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings
CHURCH KEYS: Members that no longer need their church keys can you please return them to the office; new trustees and some council members are in need of them. To get new keys cut are costly around $75 per key. Thank You. Debby
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 5:30 pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Wednesday 7:30pm Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday 1:00pm Membership Committee meeting
Sunday (v) 9:30am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service