Eighth Sunday of Pentecost Jul 30, 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
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and love, that, receiving what You have promised, we may love what You have commanded; 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 12A)
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse
READINGS: Deuteronomy 7:6–9 Romans 8:28–39 Matthew 13:44–52
HYMNS: 782, 713, 646 offering, 746, 922
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
Contact the office as Pastor is on vacation this week
Bible Class and Sunday School
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: Pastor Hetzel; Andrew & Casey and baby girl; Ivy; Laurie, 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, Claudette.
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.
WANTED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: We would ask that you prayerfully consider serving your Lord Jesus as a Sunday school teacher. This service to God is such a blessing and you are in The Word continually! The children are delightful and God ensures that you as a teacher learn from the kids as well. Please give this prayerful consideration. Speak to Paula Hohmann or Carolyn McLeod if you have any questions or worries! We will mentor you until you are comfortable on your own. Thank you.
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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.
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.
LOOKING FOR USED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Bristol Road Middle School (Mississauga) is starting an instrumental music program for their students this fall. They will require approximately 120 instruments. So far, they have received a donation of 35 instruments, mostly from a high school that is closing. Therefore, they still need a lot more instruments. Some students will buy or rent instruments but not all families can afford this. Therefore, we are looking for donations of used musical instruments of ANY KIND (e.g., brass, woodwind, string), in ANY CONDITION. If you have a used instrument that you no longer need and would like to donate, please contact: Lisa Talvak
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class 10:30am Divine Service (NC)
Tuesday 7:30 pm Special Council Meeting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class 10:30am Divine Service (NC)