Aug 2, 2020
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 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.
Christ Jesus, the Living Bread from Heaven, Feeds the Children of God
By the Gospel of “the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever” (Rom. 9:5), we are “the children of God” (Rom. 9:8), “not because of works but because of him who calls” (Rom. 9:11). Therefore, “listen diligently” and “hear, that your soul may live.” By His sacrificial death in His flesh and blood, He has made “an everlasting covenant” for us. Since He now calls us to Himself, we come to Him “and eat what is good, and delight … in rich food” (Is. 55:2–3). He has come with divine compassion to save us from sin and death and to feed us with Himself. As our Lord Jesus once took bread, “said a blessing,” broke the loaves “and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds” (Matt. 14:18–19), He also now takes bread, blesses it by His Word to be His very body, and distributes it to His Church by the hand of His called and ordained servants. Just as “they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces,” there is more than enough for His whole Church to eat and to be satisfied (Matt. 14:20).
Collect of the Day
Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; 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 55:1-5 Romans 9:1-5 (6-13) Matthew 14: 13-21
HYMNS: 914, 642, 629(communion), 697
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; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger
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
CONGRATULATIONS: Michael and Laura on the birth of their daughter Isabella Rose, born July 20, weighing 6lbs 7oz. All are doing well and now awaiting her new birth in holy baptism. Elated grandparents are Jay and Rina, Kevin and Cindy, and Pastor Jack and Lisa Hetzel.
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 – August 9th, 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.
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
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
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org