Baptism of our Lord January 12 2020
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.
The Triune God Is Manifested and Reveals Himself to Us in Holy Baptism
The Baptism of our Lord is an “epiphany” of the one true God in the flesh and blood of Jesus. He is the chosen servant of the Lord, anointed with the Spirit for the rescue of God’s people to “bring forth justice to the nations” (Is. 42:1). Thus, He makes all things new, and He is given “as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations” (Is. 42:6). In the waters of the Jordan, He takes His place with sinners and takes all the sins of the world upon Himself. He undergoes the Baptism of repentance in order to “fulfill all righteousness” for us (Matt. 3:15). He submits Himself to the curse of sin and death in order to redeem us. We are baptized with a Baptism like His, thereby dying and rising with Him, so that “we will also live with him” (Rom. 6:8). Indeed, all of us who are baptized into Christ Jesus are anointed with His Spirit and named by His Father as beloved and well-pleasing sons and daughters.
Collect of the Day
Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, 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 sung responsively by half-verse on the insert. (Series A)
READINGS: : Isaiah 42: 1 – 9 Romans 6: 1 – 11 Matthew 3: 13 - 17
HYMNS: 394, 406, 600 (offering), 537, 594
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri
Members of Grace: Fran; Heinz & Irmgard; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Alannah; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena; Fred; Carolyn;
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Marlene; Lili; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; David; Anne and family; Corrina; Elina; Lilia, mother of Rosa;
This week, we remember Deaconess, Neak Mao, a member of Cambodia Lutheran Church who serves as Deaconess in Preach Lutheran Church in Kompot Province in Cambodia. She is also serving as a bible teacher at Garuna Christian School in Kompot.
MANY THANKS: from Pastor and Lisa for the Christmas well wishes and gifts. It is greatly appreciated as are your prayers for Pastor and for our congregation.
MISSION PRAYERS: Starting TODAY, LCC will join together weekly praying for our missions and ministries at home and abroad. There is a new Missionairy each week.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. 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. Call Paula
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Invite your grandchildren and neighbourhood children to come and hear the wonders of our God through His saving Word. It starts at 9:30am every Sunday in the lower level at the end of the hall. God bless our teachers, Iulia Preda and Lisa as well as all our children who believe in Jesus.
LUTHERAN TALK & MUSIC 24/7...You can listen to Lutheran talk and Lutheran music anytime, anywhere in 2020 with the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app. Download the app for iPhone, Android and Kindle at issuesetc.org or at the App Store..
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at _8AM
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.
MISSION QUILTS: Correction notice re Mission Quilts: We will NOT be working on the Mission Quilts on Tuesday, January 21. We will start back on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 9:00 AM. Please come down and join us and see what this Mission Project is all about. No quilting experience is required. We tie the quilts. There are several steps to making a quilt. We hope to see you sometime. If you have any questions about this project please feel free to speak with Minnie or Ann.
USHERS NEEDED: We need more volunteers for the ushering team. If you are interested in helping out with this important part of our worship service, please talk to Mark Hersey or one of the elders.
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: in place of the communion cards in the pew racks to register for the Lord’s Supper, beginning next Sunday, please sign your name on the list beside the guest book by the doors to the sanctuary. The cards left in the pews are for the guests and visitors to fill out. Your registration helps to keep track of members who are communing and those who are not so that we can visit them and find out why they would be undernourished. Also, it helps us to know how many wafers and how much wine is needed.
LUTHERAN CATECHETIC FAMILY CAMP: Theme: Life in Christ Sunday July 26th(3pm) to Friday, July 31, (11 am). At Camp Pioneer, to register at: www.pioneercamp.org, for more information phone (716)549-1420 or email: ; see itinerary on bulletin board.
LENTON DEVOTIONS: For budget reasons, we will be posting the website on gracelutheranoshawa.com to be viewed online. However, if you need one printed please email or send a note to Debby Miller, secretary.
CHURCH COMPUTER: We had a major hard drive issue with our office computer; we are blessed that Shane was able to backup, restore and replace the hard drive with minimal loss of information. However, if I missed an email for the bulletin or calendar, please resend it. Thank you Shane! God bless.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar. You can email the info to email@example.com
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings
CHURCH KEYS: Members that no longer need their church keys can you please return them to the office; new trustees and some council members are in need of them. To get new keys cut are costly around $75 per key. Thank You. Debby
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:30am Toronto Pastors’ Conference at Trinity Lutheran
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and bible study
Saturday CONFESSION OF ST. PETER
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service