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Weekly Bulletin

January 14, 2024 - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

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. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!  

The Lord God Is with You and Reveals Himself to You by the Preaching of His Word

The Lord Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael to “come and see” that He is “the Son of God” and “the King of Israel” (John 1:43–49). And they shall see even “greater things than these” (John 1:50). For His body is the temple of God on earth, and by His priestly sacrifice the heavens will be opened to all who believe and are baptized into Him. Therefore, He calls Philip and Nathanael, first to hear His Word and then to speak as apostles, even as He once called Samuel and established him “as a prophet of the LORD” (1 Sam. 3:20). As the Lord was with Samuel “and let none of his words fall to the ground” (1 Sam. 3:19), He also accompanies and upholds the preachers of His Word in our day. Thus, by the Gospel that is preached to you, “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you” (1 Cor. 6:19). Since your body thus belongs to the Body of Christ, is meant “for the Lord” and shall be raised up like Him, now “glorify God in your body” (1 Cor. 6:13–20).

Collect of the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; 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:  Setting Three page 184. 

The Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.

The Rite of Confirmation is on page 272.

                

Next Sunday’s Readings:  1 Samuel 3: 1-10 (11-20)       1 Corinthians 6: 12-20               John 1:43-51

HYMNS:    916,  402,  783 (during offering),  589

 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Nathan

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Kathy 

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Debbie (birth of grandson); Anne; Sherran; Herta; Viena

Friends and Fellow Christians: Family of Gertrud (funeral service Jan 21 at noon at Thornton Funeral Centre, Oshawa; Rory; Matthew and Megan; Joan; Lynda; Mike; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Stu; Doug & family; 

Mission Prayers for January: Rev. Van Ravy - Assistant Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Phnom Penh and also serves with Lutheran Hour Ministries, Rev. Heng Kim Hai (Hi) – Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Kampong and Instructor for Garuna Christian school, Rev. Rochom Binh (Rock-om) - Missionary Pastor for the Jarai community in his village in Ratanakiri,  Rev. Romass Svell – Pastor for the Jarai community in Ratanakiri

BIRTHDAYS: Ida, Michael, Leslie, Renee, Irene, David, Doug, Emilee, Reta, Rylan, Victor, Selby, Giso, Christa, Christopher, James, Edward, Loretta, Justin, Scott, Sherri

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mihaly & Etelka, David & Margaret, David & Lynn, Owen & Bea

 

Next Sunday’s Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10       1 Cor. 7:29-31, (32-35)          Mark 1: 14-20

 

A DIVINE CALL: from St. Peter’s in Stratford was extended to Pastor Hetzel and on Nov.26 he accepted it.  Please pray for Pastor, that the Lord would bless his move and his ministry there and for Grace Lutheran Oshawa, that our gracious Lord would provide a faithful Shepherd to guide and feed His flock to life eternal.

 

PASTOR & LISA: thank all you dear ones for your prayers, well wishes and Christmas gifts this year.  It made our last Christmas together wonderful and we wish you every kind blessing in Christ our dear Lord whose holy incarnation has restored us and blessed us in every way!  Merry Christmas to you all.  

 

LADIES OF GRACE: MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM JANUARY 13TH TO JANUARY 20TH.  We will meet at 9:30 and reveal our prayer pals and get new prayer pals so I encourage everyone to come out. - Diana, President Ladies of Grace.

 

QUILT DRAW: Since no one came forward to claim the quilt, we will be drawing another ticket after service today.  If no one comes forward with a winning ticket by January 21st we will donate the quilt to a worthy organization - Diana, President Ladies of Grace

GERTRUD SCHEEFER: was born on Jan. 7, 1938 and died on Dec. 31, 2023.  She was the wife of the late Wolfgang, who died last year.  She is survived by her daughter Heidi and husband Michael and her son Thomas and wife Lucy and three grandchildren: Whitney, Breigh and Alexandria.  A funeral service is planned for Jan. 21 at noon at Thornton Funeral Centre, Oshawa.  May God be gracious to his children who are purchased with the blood of Christ!

 

TAX RECEIPTS:  Please check you mailboxes for your receipts for 2023.  If you have any questions see Wendy.

FOOD BANK:  Our food cabinet is running low on food; please drop off non-perishable food so we can support our church members, our Seminary students (1/2) and community.

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar.  Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week.  Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month.  You can email the info to office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

This Week under Grace  

Today (g)                  9:30am                   Bible study and Sunday School

                                  10:30am                   Divine Service

Tuesday                   9:00am                   Quilting

                                  11:00am                  Toronto Circuit Pastors (rescheduled) meeting at Grace

Wednesday           9:30am                   bible study

Sunday (g)              9:30am                   Bible study and Sunday School                     

                                  10:30am                  Divine Service

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