Aug 7, 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.
The Lord Is Surely Coming to Give You His Kingdom
The Lord Himself was Abraham’s shield and great reward. For “the word of the LORD came to him” and sustained the patriarch’s faith in the face of death (Gen. 15:4). By divine grace, Abraham “believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6), on account of the holy Seed, Christ Jesus. To that one old man, the Lord granted “descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore” (Heb. 11:12). The Lord is likewise faithful to you. It is His glad desire “to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Therefore, “do not be anxious about your life,” but instead “seek his kingdom” (Luke 12:22, 31). Set your heart on that treasure. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning … for the Son of Man is coming” (Luke 12:35, 40).
Collect of the day:
Almighty and merciful God, it is by Your grace that we live as Your people who offer acceptable service. Grant that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life; 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 sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 14c)
READINGS: Genesis 15: 1- 6 Hebrews 11: 1 – 16 Luke 12: 22 - 34
HYMNS: 726, 666, 712
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: Gina
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta;
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Ronald ; Lillian; Berti; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Daniel; Frank (Les's father)
WELCOME LESLIE: to the church office as our volunteer secretary. Leslie will be mainly working on printing the bulletins while Debby Miller will continue on with parish administration. We are blessed to have these two talented ladies to help us in our parish life together.
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
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
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service