Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 6, 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 Comforts His People and Builds Up His Church by the Ministry of His Gospel
When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he was overcome with an awareness of his sin and “unclean lips” (Is. 6:1, 5). But the Lord atoned for his sin, took away his guilt and sanctified his lips with “a burning coal” from the altar (Is. 6:6–7). Not only was he rescued from death, but he was called and sent as a prophet of the Lord’s Word (Is. 6:8–9). Similarly, when Simon Peter and his companions “enclosed a large number of fish” at the Word of Jesus, he humbled himself and said, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:4–8). But Jesus comforted Simon, called him to discipleship and declared that he would be “catching men” (Luke 5:10–11). So in the Office of the Ministry, the Church remains the little boat from which Jesus teaches His people (Luke 5:3). Thus are we instructed in the faith, so that we say “Amen” and return thanks with heart, mind, tongue and life. For the preaching of Christ Jesus is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, by which He builds up His Church on earth (1 Cor. 14:12–19).
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, keep your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on the hope of your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power; 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) Ps. 71:15-18; antiphon Ps. 71:12
READINGS: Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13) 1 Corinthians 14: 12b – 20 Luke 5: 1 - 11
HYMNS: 906, 398, 940
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 BOB: took place this past Tues. Feb.1. He was laid to rest at Thornton cemetery where he awaits the Great Day of the Resurrection of all. Our sympathy to Sylvia 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 Hetzel 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
LADIES OF GRACE We will gather on Saturday February 12th at 9:30 a.m.;There will be a short Bible Study and the gathering of outstanding mites and discussion of the upcoming Ontario District LWML Canada Convention. I hope to see as many as possible at this meeting. Blessings, Diana Grant, President, Ladies of Grace
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
Saturday 9:30 am Ladies of Grace
Sunday (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service