July 26, 2020
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.
COVID 19 WORSHIP: Welcome home everyone! While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and santitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks home as well as your bulletins to limit exposure and the amount of Garbage and recycle for the church. We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
The Son of God Has Redeemed Us for Himself with His Holy and Precious Blood
The Lord our God has chosen us to be “his treasured possession,” not because of any strength in us, but solely “because the LORD loves” us (Deut. 7:6–8). He is faithful, and He “keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments” (Deut. 7:9). He has searched for us and found us in love, and He has bestowed on us “great value” by the great price that He has paid on the cross (Matt. 13:45–46). In His joy, He has redeemed us by His cross and gathered us into His Kingdom by the Gospel. Now we are “hidden in a field,” covered by the cross and subject to the persecution of the world (Matt. 13:44), not for destruction, but “to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Rom. 8:29). Since we “are called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28), and because Christ Jesus died, rose again and lives to intercede for us “at the right hand of God” (Rom. 8:34), there is nothing in all creation that can separate us from “the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:39).
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: : Setting Three page 184.
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Deuteronomy 7: 6 - 9 Romans 8: 28-39 Matthew 13: 44 – 52
HYMNS: 651, 713, 646 (communion), 922
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 2:00 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
For Members of Grace: Hans; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula; Owen
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Severin and family; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice; Kamini, Darren
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Call Paula
VBS is going to be online this year due to covid 19. The virtual version will take place Mon August 17 until Fri August 21 at 10:30am. For more information contact Iulia Preda
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM – JULY 26TH, 2020
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
COVID 19 PROTOCOL: The medical officer of Ontario have made the wearing of masks mandatory inside any public building; however, the Region of Durham is excluding “Places of Worship” (Churches) as a “Commercial Enterprise” therefore one must still maintain social distancing. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated; if seating is compliant; one may remove the mask in order to worship.
FOOD PANTRY is getting low, please contact the office 905728431 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
Seminary Guild: Time to renew our $5 membership to support our new seminarians when they go back to studies. Also, to support our seminary building and staff itself. Please put the $5 in an envelope with your name on it and drop it in my mail slot. Thanks and God bless, Carolyn
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org