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Weekly Bulletin

March 3, 2024 - Third 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!  

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:  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:  Exodus 20: 1- 17         1 Corinthians 1: 18 – 31         John 2: 13-22 (23-25)

HYMNS:    423,  645,  637 (offering),  850


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:  Lynn

PRAYER INTERCESSION: Viena (Funeral Feb 27); Ida Lisowski (funeral service Feb. 1); Anne Carson (funeral service Feb. 23); Sherran; Herta; Minnie; Phil; (recovering from heart surgery); Corinne; Albina

Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. J. Asmus (hip surgery March 1); Rev. Basil Christi (heart attack); Matthew & Megan; Lynda; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Carolyn (Medina,OH); Rose; Jason; Skye

Mission Prayers for March: Rev. Luis Antonio Dias Turcios – Chinandega, Nicaragua, Rev. Cesar Augusto Galeano – Santa Patricia, Nicaragua, Rev. Silvio Modesto Sánchez Osaba - Villa 15 de Julio community, Nicaragua, Rev. Henry Evelerth Ramirez – Leon, Nicaragua, Rev. Angel Antonio Salazar Macías – Nicaragua

BIRTHDAYS for March: Danielle, Liane, Grant, Leslie, Aidan, Beatrice, Sanjiv


ANNIVERSARYS for March: Philip & Rosa 


Next Sunday’s Readings:  Numbers 21: 4-9           Ephesians 2: 1-10          John 3: 14-21



A DIVINE CALL: from St. Peter’s in Stratford was extended to Pastor Hetzel and on Nov 26 he accepted it.  Please pray for Pastor, that the Lord would bless his move and his ministry there and for Grace Lutheran Oshawa that our gracious Lord would provide a faithful Shepherd to guide and feed His flock to life eternal.  Pastor Hetzel’s last Sunday will be Easter Sunday.


LUNCHEON FOR PASTOR & LISA: A luncheon will be held after service on Palm Sunday, March 24th, in honour of Pastor and Lisa. All are welcome to attend. Pastor’s final service at Grace will be Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. His Installation Service will be at St. Peter’s in Stratford on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend.


MEMBER RECORDS:  It’s that time of year to review our records and update any changes; I will be putting in your mailbox an 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


VIENA WHALLEY: fell asleep in Christ on Feb. 24.  Her funeral service was last Friday.  Our Lord Jesus welcomes home all his beloved into His eternal presence.  Christ is Risen!


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, on human sexuality and transgenderism. Registration is due by April 5, 2024. For more information and to register please go to:


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.


LADIES OF GRACE:  will meet on March 9th @9:30 am. All ladies are welcome to attend — Diana Grant, Ladies of Grace


GUILD DAY: Guild Day at St. Catharine's will be held on Apr. 13th starting at 8:45 am. Carolyn McLeod will be sending in registration and driving so if you wish to go please let her know. Cost with luncheon is $25. Speaker will be Pastor Miskis from St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mississauga.

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

This Week under Grace  

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

                                 10:30am               Divine Service

Tuesday                 9:30am                Quilting

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

Saturday               9:30am                Ladies of Grace

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

                                10:30am                Divine Service

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