Weekly Bulletin

9th Sunday after Pentecost       Jul 22, 2018

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.

Collect of the Day

O Lord, You granted Your prophets strength to resist the temptations of the devil and courage to proclaim repentance.  Give us pure hearts and minds to follow Your Son faithfully even into suffering and death; 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:   Divine Service page 184  (Proper 11B)

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

​READINGS:   :   Jeremiah 23: 1 - 6         Ephesians 2: 11 - 22      Mark 6: 30 - 44

HYMNS:   912,  644,  709 (offering),  625,  618,  725

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Kirsten                                                                   Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna                                                                                

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

Holy Communion:

Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar.  Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS

Members of Grace: Stephanie; Randy & Brandon; Jane; John; Debbie; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Anne; Monika; Alicia; Debby

 

Friends of Grace:  Marc; Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris;  Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle;  Asser; Gheorghe;  Brenda; Tom; Frank

FAREWELL DELORES:  Delores is moving back to London with family.  We wish her a smooth transition to familiar surroundings and God’s blessings as she returns to Faith Lutheran, London.

​​PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help.  Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.

A MOBILE LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s subjects include: The Movie “Ant Man and The Wasp,” An Introduction to Ecclesiastes, Ruth, Elijah, Ezekiel, Mary Magdalene and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

LUTHERAN HOUR: July 29 -“It’s Not a Cruise Ship”    (Mark 6:45-56)

Guest Speaker in Canada: Rev. Timothy Teuscher, LCC President

The church is not some cruise ship sailing aimlessly about in this life and merely entertaining those on board; but, rather, it is the ark, the only boat whereby, as we traverse this stormy sea of life, we are being brought safely to the other side, to eternity.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  VBS is scheduled for 4th week of July 23-27. Please pray for the sessions and the Children.  Volunteers needed (teachers, crafts,snack time, etc). Please invite children/parents. Please contact Carolyn.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For grass cutting are needed. Help needed for grass cutting around the church and the Lawns in front of the church.  A self powered lawn mower is available in the garage.  This needs to be done at least once every two weeks until the end of September.  A list will be posted for sign up. A key for the garage will be made available if you don’t have one yet.

PASTORS VACATION SCHEDULE:  Pastor will be away from  August 5 to September 2, 2018. During this time please contact an elder in case of an emergency.

LCC National Youth Gathering:   at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, July 5 to 9, 2019.  To find out more about our presenters and musicians check out our website at www.nyg19.ca. Also check our website www.nyg19.ca and Facebook page “2019 LCC National Youth Gathering”.

REV. AL MALESKE:  50th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration.  A special service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at Quinte Lutheran Church (Salvation Army Chapel), 422 Dundas St. E. in Trenton. A dinner reception will follow in the church hall. East District President Paul Zabel will be the preacher. Please RSVP by August 12th with the number of persons attending either by phone:  613-779-0572 or email: petal@msn.com

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES:  is experiencing a shortage of blood supply, especially during the holiday season.  If you would like to donate, the Oshawa Blood Donor Clinic on 1300 Harmony Rd N is open Mon & Tues 3pm – 7pm, Wed from 10am – 2pm, Thur 4pm – 8pm, Fri 9am – 1pm and Sat 8am - 2pm

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar.  Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar.  Or email your dates and events to office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

REFERENCE MATERIALS:  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)                       9:30am                            Bible Class                 

                                      10:30am                           Divine Service(C)

Monday – Friday         9:00am – Noon               Vacation Bible School

Saturday                                                                St. Vincent’s kitchen

Sunday (g)                    9:30am                            Bible Class                  

                                    10:30am                            Divine Service (C)

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