Aug 29, 2021
Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for 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 and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
We Are Cleansed and Sustained by the Word of God
Wickedness and evil come “from within, out of the heart,” and that is what defiles a person (Mark 7:21–23). Hence, we cannot save ourselves, because we are sinful and unclean from the inside out. But as the Lord Jesus “declared all foods clean” (Mark 7:19), so He cleanses us by His Word, the preaching of repentance and the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, “listen to the statutes and the rules” of the Lord, “and do them, that you may live” (Deut. 4:1). For His Word is righteous, and to live according to it is “your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples” (Deut. 4:6). Cling to His Word, and also teach it “to your children and your children’s children” (Deut. 4:9). Put on this “armor of God” by hearing and heeding what He speaks to you, that you may “stand firm” in the evil day (Eph. 6:11–13). Gird yourself with the righteousness of Christ, by faith in the “gospel of peace,” and take up “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” by confessing Christ Jesus and “praying at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:14–18).
Collect of the day
O God, the source of all that is just and good, nourish in us every virtue and bring to completion every good intent that we may grow in grace and bring forth the fruit of good works; 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: Diving Service Setting Three page 184.
The Introit is spoken by Pastor
READINGS: : Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9 Ephesians 6: 10-20 Mark 7: 14 - 23
HYMNS: 908, 566, 708
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
For Members of Grace: Grant and family upon the death of his aunt; Paula; Doug; Hans; April; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob; Mission Prayers for AUGUST: Rev. Cesar Augusto Galeano in the city of Viejo; Rev. Silvio Modesto Sánchez Osaba in Nueva Gerusalen; Rev. Edmundo Retana Jimmenes in Kampot; Deaconess Neak Mav. Kampot; Deaconess Sonia Salomé Urey Salvador.
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Alice; Berti; Terry; Etelka; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette ; Byron; Marg’s sister Nancy; Frank
Prayer Request: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
THANK YOU to the Grace Lutheran church family for the Christian love shown to our family during this difficult time. We appreciate your prayers for continued healing for Christa and for strength and guidance as we move along as a family. Thank you to the Ladies of Grace for the platters on the day of the funeral, and to many families who provided meals, cards, and gifts. A thanks to Pastor Hetzel for his help, prayers, visits and support. We are comforted by the grace and salvation that was promised to Lee through His Word. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Christa, Nathan & Ryan
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Can we please put the trustees log on the wall by the office back in use. Anyone who sees something to be fixed and/or fixes it. Please log it, with details and date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. So future trustees can see the last maintenance or upgrades done. Thank you, blessing Debby firstname.lastname@example.org
LADIES OF GRACE: Ladies of Grace will meet on Sept. 11th at 9:30 am.
We are searching for the silk Easter lily arrangement; they were being use as decorations for Easter. If anyone has seen them please call or email the office. Thank you blessings.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to email@example.com
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am bible study
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am bible study
10:30am Divine Service (C)