Third Sunday in Lent Mar 4, 2018
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.
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
O 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.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.(B)
READINGS: : Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31 John 2:13-22(23-25)
HYMNS: 579, 823, 865 (offering), 624, 427, 850
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Wed or Thurs 5-7pm): Debby Miller Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Members of Grace: Herta (died Feb 18); Jane; John; Paula; Debbie & Stephanie; Fran; Dennis; June; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Eugene & Margaret; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Jim; Anne, Catherine
Friends of Grace: Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Denise; Kathy & Jack; Ada; Christine; Asser; Gheorghe; Alice; Sharon
Wednesday Lenten Service: at 7:30pm
NICARAGUA FOOD HAMPERS: can be purchased using the envelopes in the narthex.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: March 10th @ 7:30 am.
NEW WINDOWS: in the nave now complete the window replacement. Thanks to Reta for her donation and all who helped for the installation and clean-up. All the windows look great and will add energy cost savings. Thanks again.
SAINTS ALIVE: There will be no saints alive for March.
MISSION QUILTS: We will meet March 6th, 13th, 20th. No quilting in holy week.
***SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 - March 11, 2018 - “Condemned Already" (John 3:19-21); Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus; Some things just work better in the dark. You know, things like watching for shooting stars and getting a good nigt's sleep or dreaming about the future. People love the darkness for a lot of reasons, and not all of them are good.
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.
COPIES OF THE DIVINE SERVICE: anyone who is shut in or has been ill can catch up with mp3 players of the entire service. To sign them out, see Paula or Deb
POP TAB COLLECTION: will continue and is now run by Bill and Carolyn.
EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL . This week's topics include: Eastern Orthodoxy, Lutheranism vs. Calvinism, The Book of Exodus, The Epiphany Hymn "Hail to the Lord's Anointed," Peter Escapes from Prison and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
FOOD PANTRY: Please take some time over the next few Sunday to drop off a few items for the food pantry, we support the seminary students and our community. Thanks Debby
ANNUAL RENEWAL OF LUTHERAN WITNESS: This year’s total is $31.30 Canadian. I have just been made aware I was in the past giving U.S.A. dollars. Sorry…. Cheque made out to Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa.
Easter Breakfast Signup: Will begin next Sunday. Helpers needed. Please remember to take your dishes home to wash. This will save time so members can make it to 10:30 service. Thank you.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Lunch: There will be no birthday lunch in March as we will have Easter breakfast
REFERENCE MATERIALS: 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) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 7:30pm Lenten Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service