Seventh Sunday of Pentecost         Jul 23, 2017

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 God, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that, ever mindful of Your final judgment, we may be stirred up to holiness of living here dwell with You in perfect joy hereafter; 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 151 (Proper 11A)

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

Introit (sung responsively by half-verse)

 

Give ear, O LORD, ½to my prayer;*

      listen to my ½plea for grace.

 

Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk½in your truth;*

     unite my heart to ½fear your name.

 

I give thanks to you , O Lord my God, with ½ my whole heart,*

     and I will glorify your name for-½ ever.

 

For great is your steadfast ½ love toward me;*

     you have delivered my soul from the depths½ of Sheol.

 

O God, insolent men have risen up against me; a band of ruthless men½seek my life,*

    and they do not set you be- ½fore them.

 

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and ½gracious,*

     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and  ½     faithfulness.

 

            Glory be to the Father and | to the Son

                      and to the Holy | Spirit;

                 as it was in the be- | ginning,

                   is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

 

Give ear, O LORD, ½to my prayer;*

    listen to my ½plea for grace.

 

READINGS:     Isaiah 44: 6-8                              Romans 8:18-27             Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

HYMNS:   913,  663,  892 (offering),  666,  761,  585

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

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Iulia (Tues am), Debby (Thurs pm)                                Parish Nurse: Jane   

Pastor Available for Confession & Absolution

Tues. & Thurs. (9am – Noon)

Bible Class and Sunday School

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: Andrew & Casey and baby girl; Ivy; Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; Hannelore; June; Rev. Kurt; Olga; Monika; Edith; David; Kim; Asser;  Gheorghe; Sharon; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Debbie & Stephanie; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; Brenda; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Johanna.

THANK YOU: To Pastor Hetzel and all my brothers and sisters in Christ for your visits, calls and especially the prayers. God Bless.  Carolyn.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Andrew and Casey on the birth of their first child, a girl, born on Wed. July 12.  God’s blessings to you all

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING: Tues. Aug. 1 at 7:30pm.  The agenda will be emailed later this month.

 

PHONE ISSUES: Please leave a message as Pastor will be checking messages online.

PRAYER CHAIN:  Once a request is brought to Paula or from Pastor, the prayer chain members will be called. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call, we’re here for you. Paula.

VBS- Thanks be to God for a great week of VBS where our Lord revealed his saving grace to little children.  Thanks to all who helped this past week.

GREETERS: Please step in for our days not supported this summer.

 

WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA.  CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 AM

 

GRASS CUTTING: Help is needed for around the church at least once every two weeks.  Please consider helping. If you are interested please sign up on the signup sheet on bulletin board in the narthex.

 

SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month.  You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes.  Or to help close.  Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.

 

BE PART OF A NATIONAL CHURCH EVENT : Not since 2002 has Kitchener hosted a national Lutheran Church-Canada convention. Downtown at the Crowne Place, October 13-16 delegates from across Canada will gather to worship, conduct church business, and study God’s Word. You can be part of the action as a volunteer and maybe even see some old friends from other parts of Canada. Speak to the pastor or go to www.serveLCC.ca to see all the opportunities and sign-up!

 

Young Adult Camping Retreat:  All young adults ( aged 18-35) are invited to attend the annual East District Lutheran Young Adult (EDLYA) camping trip at Springwater Conservation Area. The retreat will take place August 4 to 7, Register online NOW at www.edlya.ca.

 

Philip and Stephen:  came to visit on Wednesday on their way to bury the ashes of their mother Grace Phyllis who died on March 26, 2016 in Waterloo in Beechwood cemetery, Ottawa

 

​​This Week under Grace

Today (g)                    9:30am                            Bible Class                  10:30am Divine Service (C)

Sunday (g)                  9:30am                            Bible Class                  10:30am  Divine Service (C)

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