Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 23, 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.
The Lord Is Manifested as Our Savior through the Preaching of the Gospel
When Jesus opens His mouth to preach, gracious words flow from His lips. The Scriptures are, indeed, fulfilled in your hearing (Luke 4:21–22). For Christ was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord “to proclaim good news to the poor,” “to proclaim liberty to the captives” and “to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18–19). By this proclamation, Christ releases His people from captivity and gathers them to Himself in His Church. So it was when the Lord released His people from Babylon and returned them to Jerusalem. “Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people,” sanctified the whole congregation by the reading and preaching of the Law (Neh. 8:8–9). As the people then were urged to “eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready” (Neh. 8:10), so are you anointed by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ to share in His feast and to serve the fellow members of His Body with His good gifts, “giving greater honor to the part that lacked it” (1 Cor. 12:12, 24).
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 and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; 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.102:18-22 Antipon Ps102:13
READINGS: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10 1 Corinthians 12: 12–31a Luke 4:16-30
HYMNS: 658, 839, 602
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
For Members of Grace: Reg (home with pneumonia): Hans; Fran; Dennis (Extendicare – Park Rd); Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob; Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father. Grant (Knee injury); Carol
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. Harold (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 (heart attack); 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.
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 copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. This will help the trustees in the future. Thank you, blessing, Debby email@example.com
MORE TOPICS, MORE GUESTS, MORE JESUS…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 weeks topics include: The Persecution of Christians in India, The Introit, What Can We Learn from “The Benedict Option”?, Jesus Healing Ten Lepers 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.
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: onations 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
Sunday (g) 9:00am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service