Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 13, 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.
Jesus Rescues Us from Death and Brings Us into Heaven
The prophet Jeremiah faithfully preached “all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people” (Jer. 26:8). He called the people to repentance, lest the Lord’s judgment come upon them. The violence that Jeremiah suffered for this preaching foreshadowed the cross and Passion of Christ Jesus, who suffered the judgment of God for the redemption of all people. For Jesus “comes in the name of the Lord” (Luke 13:35) in order to lay down His life for the sins of the world. Earthly Jerusalem was blind to His gracious visitation, and it put Him to death like the prophets before Him. Yet, His sacrifice upon the cross became the cornerstone of the new Jerusalem, His Church. He visits us today in mercy with His preaching of forgiveness, to gather us to Himself within that holy city, “as a hen gathers her brood under her wings” (Luke 13:34), for “our citizenship is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20).
NEW COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP
While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the Ontario government rule for masking (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364#BK10) as of March 1, 2022. Pertinent exceptions to masking are: 1. a child who is younger than two years of age; 2. a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering; 3. is unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without the assistance of another person; 4. needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area; and 5. in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please use the hand sanitizer after entering and upon leaving.
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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
The Gloria in Excelsis and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.
READINGS: Jeremiah 26: 8 - 15 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13: 31-35
HYMNS: 579, 708, 423
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: Hans; Fran; Dennis (Extendicare – Park Rd); Sherran; Anne; 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; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; family of Clifford who died on Fri. (grandfather of Alicia); Etelka's mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan ; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for March: 3/6/22 Rev. Heng Kim Hai – Cambodia; 3/13/22 Rev. Rocham Binh – Cambodia; 3/20/22 Rev. Máximo Romàn Urroz - Nicaragua; 3/27/22 Deaconess Cristina Xiomara López- Nicaragua
SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING: TODAY after service re: update on the land purchase offer.
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: is available. You can make arrangements with Pastor by calling him at church. Gluten-free wafers are available for anyone who needs them.
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 email@example.com
A MOBILE LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY…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: Tips for the Struggle against Sloth, Perversion & the Four Loves, The Place of Scripture Readings in the Divine Service, Jesus Appears to Thomas and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week for April 8 & 22; please contact Gina or Debby or leave a message 905-728-4381.
Please remove your boots/shoes if they have mud on them. Bring slippers or shoes; Mud was trampled in and Cleaners are unable to get it out of Carpet. Thank you for your support. Trustees
Lenten Service: Wed at 7:00pm featuring catechetical instruction on The Lord’s Prayer.
ST. VINCENT’S KITCHEN: Beautiful New Durham Outlook Building Ready to Open at 227 Simcoe on Thursday, March 10 for dinner service from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.!
LUTHERAN WITNESS ANNUAL RENEWAL: total cost $21.12 CDN(@MAR 10, 22 conversion rate). We get a monthly invoice and pay the group payment. If you would like to be on our group subscription you save $4.00. Please contact the office – 905-728-4381 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will need your full name and mailing address, email address and Phone number. You can put the Fee in the offering and mark it Lutheran Witness. Deadline for renewal, new subscriptions or cancelation by March 17th, 2022. Blessings, Debby
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.
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
This Week under Grace
Today (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service followed by Special Voters Assembly
Wednesday 7:00pm Lenten Service
Sunday (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service