Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: email@example.com
Jan 30, 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 Has Authority to Forgive Your Sins and Give You Life
Jesus was sent to “preach the good news of the kingdom of God” (Luke 4:43). His preaching is an epiphany, or manifestation, of God because His Word reveals the authority of His cross and resurrection, by which He has atoned for the sins of the world. By the preaching of His Gospel in every place, He silences the unclean spirits and casts out demons, heals the diseases of body and soul, and restores life and health to His creation (Luke 4:40–41). For the sake of His divine love, He is “patient and kind” toward us; He “bears all things,” “endures all things” and delivers up His body to save us (1 Cor. 13:3–4, 7). So also for the sake of His love, He calls and sends His prophets, as ministers of His Word, “to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jer. 1:10).
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. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. 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:
Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; 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. 10:16-18; antiphon Ps. 10:12
READINGS: Jeremiah 1:4-10 (17-19) 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 Luke 4:31-44
HYMNS: 901, 842, 849
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 Rodmell (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); Rev. Harold Witte (died in the Lord Jan. 8th, 22); Joel (nephew of Carolyn whom the Lord called home); Riviera and her parents: Kristen and Logan; Marli; Berti; Terry; Norma; Clifford; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for January: Rev. Marvin Antonio Donaire– Nicaragua; Rev Rev. Phough Mayavuth – Cambodia; Deaconess Leyla Suazo,-Nicaragua; Deaconess Va Savet– Cambodia; Deaconess Srey Mom – CAMBODIA
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 RODMELL: is planned for Tues. Feb.1 for family only. The links for livestream will be posted when available. During these days of grieving the loss of loved ones, the powerful and authoritative Word of Christ speaks much louder than death and our sin and points us to our heavenly home where all sorrow is no more.
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE…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: A Lutheran Response to Relativism, Luther, Walther & Depression, The Movie “Don’t Look Up,” Liturgical Living and more. You can listen on-demand 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.
ENGAGEMENT: Congratulations to Daniel and Alex for their engagement. We wish them all the best and God blessings for their up coming wedding.
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 email@example.com
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
Tuesday 1:30pm Funeral for Bob Rodmell (for family only)
Sunday (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service