July 31, 2022
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.
Faith in Christ Is Rich Toward God
To live for earthly things “is vanity and a striving after wind,” and work that is driven by such vanity “is an unhappy business” (Eccl. 1:13–14). The man who lives like that has nothing to show for “all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun … all his days are full of sorrow” (Eccl. 2:22–23). So, too, your “covetousness, which is idolatry” (Col. 3:5), makes a god out of that which cannot give you life or happiness. For “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). But “Christ who is your life” (Col. 3:4), in giving you Himself, gives you all the wealth of heaven. Instead of striving to lay up treasures for yourself, be “rich toward God” in Him (Luke 12:21).
Collect of the day:
O Lord, let Your merciful ears be attentive to the prayers of Your servants, and by Your Word and Spirit teach us how to pray that our petitions may be pleasing before You; 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 page 184
*Introit is found on the insert and is spoken responsively by half-verse.( Proper 13c)
There is No Communion. The service concludes with the Lord’s Prayer and the Benediction
READINGS: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 Colossians 3:1–11 Luke 12:13–21
HYMNS: 761, 782, 732
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel on vacation
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
Altar Guild: no communion for July- hymns on table for July.
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta;
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Frank; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Ronald ; Lillian; Berti; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Daniel; John (Rev. Smilek’s father-in-law, suffered a medical episode at the LCC convention; father of Jill and Rev. Larry and the brother-in-law of Rev. Matthew , who were called to eternal rest.
PASTOR’S VACATION: is planned for the month of July. If there is any need of emergency pastoral care, please call one of the elders or Rev. Kevin Fast in Cobourg at 905 372-8012.
LANDSCAPING VOLUNTEER: is needed by one of elderly neighbours who called the church and asked for help. Please call Raul if you can help.
SHOE BOX PROGRAM DURHAM: Judy from the Shoe box program contacted us, as they are starting to prepare for this year’s Christmas program; she would like to speak to the member who organized it last year. Can you please contact me so I can forward you all the information for this year or to let her know we will or will not be participating this year. Thank you. Call and leave a message or send me an email. email@example.com Blessings, Debby
OFFERINGS OVER THE SUMMER: Please call and leave a message that you dropped off your offerings in the mailbox; so to make sure we can pick up quickly; or you can use the LCC website link on our website gracelutheranoshawa.com to do your offering from there. Thank you, have a blessed summer!
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
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service .(NC)
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service .(NC)