Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Feb 17, 2019
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.
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).
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 is on page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Jeremiah 17: 5-8 1 Corinthians 15: (1-11) 12 – 20 Luke 6: 17 - 26
HYMNS: 904, 394, 932 (offering), 629, 553, 923
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
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.
Members of Grace: FranVan; June; Monika; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Debbie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Hans; Bob, Debby & Alicia
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Ronald (brother-in-law to Fred); Jeannie; Linda; Savita(Gina’s sister has sarcoma);Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda; Phyllis; Bob; George (great grandson of Bill)
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON: is next Sunday after service.
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: next Sunday after service and luncheon. Food donation needed. Sandwiches, fruit tray and veggie tray cheese. See Debby Miller
INSTALLATION OF REV. LAUGHRIDGE: at St. Luke Lutheran, 3200 Bayview Ave. North York, is on Sunday March 3 at 3:00pm. Everyone is invited. RSVP David Schachow David.firstname.lastname@example.org
***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.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM at _ 8:00 am - February 24, 2019- “Not by Bread Alone” (John 6:1-29); Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael ZeiglerThere is a spiritual hunger beyond food that is expressed in food. Jesus provides for both.
ALTAR CRUCIFIX: came from the altar of our old Albert Street church. It was in the library for a time but has been restored to the chancel as comfort for all and the content of all our preaching which is nothing other than Christ crucified. See how the body of our Lord on His cross changes everything!
EXPERT GUESTS, EXPANSIVE TOPICS, EXTOLLING CHRIST...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 topics include: The Book of Obadiah, Judging Others, First Century Martyr Polycarp, Jesus Calls Philip & Nathanael and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
MISSION QUILTS: Feb. 19, & 26, all are welcome, no experience necessary. See Minnie and Ann for more information.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of prayer. 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. Please call Paula.
FINANCIAL HELP FOR LINDA: Due to a serious infection, Linda, wife of Rev. Kurt Lantz of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, required amputation of her leg below the knee. Linda is currently undergoing in-patient physiotherapy and eagerly looks forward to going home. However, the parsonage, owned by Resurrection, is not handicap accessible, thus requiring immediate renovations to allow for Linda's return. The pastors of the Niagara Circuit have pledged to help raise funds to assist Resurrection, who find these unanticipated renovations a great fiscal challenge. We invite our siblings in Christ across the District to prayerfully consider helping Resurrection and the Lantz family with donations to the Resurrection Parsonage Renovations. Donations can be mailed to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, ON L2T 3L2. Any cheques should be made out to Resurrection Lutheran Church, indicating “Parsonage Renovations” in the memo line.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please prayfully consider volunteering your time in 2019 to a service at Grace. Jane needs a partner for birthday luncheons. There is opportunity to serve on Altar Guild, help with Spring cleaning, Gardening/grass cutting and other Special Events. Find a partner so you can trade off every other month or week. Please see Debby Secretary who will connect you with a contact.
COMMUNITY BUILDERS NETWORK OF HOPE:We are again hosting a Free Family Fun Day 2019 in downtown Oshawa on February 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. We have attached a flier and sponsorship package, that may be distributed in your bulletin. We would welcome any donations or sponsorship towards the event. Volunteers can sign up on our website @ CBNH.org . Any questions please feel free to reach out to us.Marcel Theriault, Co-op Student, Community Builders Network of Hope, 905-444-9992 ext 9990, Email: email@example.com http://cbnh.org
SALT DAMAGE: Our cleaning lady has advised us that the salt we bring in with our boots is causing issues with the floors and church carpet. Please use the rugs in the front entrance to stamp off excess salt on your boots or outside on your way in. We cannot stop salting for safety reason. Thank you and blessings, Trustees.
CHANGE TABLE: The cover for the change table in the women’s washroom is missing, if someone took it home to wash it; thank you; just a reminder to return it. thank you again, blessings.
ANNUAL RENEWAL: The Lutheran Witness – total Annual cost $37.54 per person; We get a monthy invoice and pay the group payment. If you would like to be on our group subscription you save $4.00. Please contact the office – firstname.lastname@example.org, I will need your full name and mailing address,and email address or Phone #. You can put your Fee of $37.54 on your offering envelope and mark it Lutheran Witness. Deadline for renewal, new subscription or cancellation by March 15th, 2019. Blessings, Debby
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 email@example.com
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 and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
9:30am Tornto Pastors’ conference at COK, Mississauga
Wednesday 9:00am Divine Service and bible study on Isaiah
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon and voters assembly