Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 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.
Christians Live by Faith in Christ and Rejoice in the Promise of His Resurrection
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man,” for all the strength of his flesh is like the grass that fades away (Jer. 17:5). The one who turns away from the Lord may have food and money and laugh for now, but he “shall mourn and weep” in the judgment (Luke 6:24–25). But “the man who trusts in the LORD” is blessed with all that he needs, “like a tree planted by water.” When heat comes, he survives (Jer. 17:7–8). For the Lord has come in the flesh to heal the people of all their diseases, to cleanse their spirits with forgiveness, and to preach the Gospel of the kingdom of God to the poor (Luke 6:18–20). As all of this is by way of His cross, it is solely by faith in the promise of His resurrection that Christians “rejoice” and “leap for joy” (Luke 6:21–23). “If Christ has not been raised,” our faith is in vain and we are most to be pitied (1 Cor. 15:14–19). But, in fact, just as “Christ died for our sins,” so has He also “been raised from the dead” (1 Cor. 15:3, 20).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
Collect of the day:
O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequence of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of Your name; 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.
Introit (spoken by pastor) S:C Ps. 71:15-18 antiphon Ps. 71:12
READINGS: Jeremiah 17: 5 - 8 1 Corinthians 15: (1-11) 12 – 20 Luke 6: 17 - 26
HYMNS: 902, 394, 629
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: Reg (home with pneumonia): Hans; Fran; Dennis (Extendicare – Park Rd); Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob (died in the Lord Jan. 21); Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father. Grant (Knee injury); Carol (Ed’s wife at home)
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Donald (father of Rev. Matthew Habermas called to glory on Jan. 26); Joel (nephew of Carolyn whom the Lord called home); Riviera and her parents: Kristen and Logan; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Clifford (Cancer); Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for February: Rev. Bun Phanna – Cambodia; Deaconess Candidate Sopean Da – Cambodia; Rev. Carlos Manel Amador - Nicaragua; Deaconess Fatima Lopez- Nicaragua
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor to receive the Lord’s Supper. Gluten-free wafers are available for anyone who needs them. Please call him at the church office.
FUNERAL FOR RAY ROBERTSON: is planned for Tues. Feb.15 at 1pm at Church. Viewing is on Mon. Feb. 14 at 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Mt Lawn Funeral Home, Whitby. If you are planning on viewing, please call Mt Lawn to register. Our sympathy to Libby and family.
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
DEFENDING THE FAITH, TEACHING THE TRUTH…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 subjects include: Global Climate Change vs. The Curse of the Fall, Why Christianity Is Not Just Another Religion, The Widow’s Offering, Media Coverage of Religion and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Monday 2 - 4pm and 6 – 8pm Visitation for Ray Robertson at Mt Lawn Funeral Home, Whitby
Tuesday 1:00pm Funeral for Ray Robertson
Saturday 9:30 am Ladies of Grace
Sunday (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service