Weekly Bulletin

July 19, 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 sanitizing 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 Word of the Gospel Bestows the Righteousness of Christ and Brings Forth Faith

The good Seed, which is “the Son of Man,” Jesus Himself (Matt. 13:37), brings forth a harvest of faith and bears good fruits in “the sons of the kingdom” (Matt. 13:38). Whatever is sown apart from His Word is of the devil, who plants the weeds of unbelief and sin, even among the people of God. Thankfully, the Lord is patient and He does not uproot the weeds, lest the plants also be destroyed. He lets “both grow together until the harvest” (Matt. 13:30), while He continues to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins. Thus, He preserves His Church in righteousness, because He alone is “the King of Israel and his Redeemer” (Is. 44:6). Since all things are in His gracious care and keeping, “fear not, nor be afraid” (Is. 44:8). For “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God” (Rom. 8:19), and in this hope we also wait with patience. Though we do not yet see it, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness” (Rom. 8:26) and, in truth, “the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Rom. 8:18).

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 and 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:  :  Setting Three  page 184.

The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor

          

​READINGS:   :  Isaiah  55:10-13                      Romans 8: 12-17              Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

HYMNS: 545,  577,  643 (communion),  923

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                     

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

 

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS:

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; Gheorghe;  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 

 

LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM  at 8 AM – JULY 19TH, 2020

COMMUNION REGISTRATION:  Waived until Pandemic is over.

 

FACE MASKS:  The medical officer of Ontario and our provincial government have made the wearing of masks mandatory inside any public building.  Our church is considered a public building so please wear your mask for service.

 

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

 

CLWL Seminary Guild: T'is that time again. Time to renew our membership in the Seminary Guild. this is to support our new seminarians when they go back to studies, or they are doing them now on-line. Also, to support our seminary building and staff itself. The membership is still $5 a year, so please put 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 gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

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