Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 12, 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 Preaching of the Word of Christ Bears the Good Fruits of Faith and Love
As “the rain and the snow come down from heaven” and “water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout” (Is. 55:10), so the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which He speaks it, granting joy and peace through the forgiveness of sins and producing the fruits of faith and love in those who are called by His name. Christ Jesus, the incarnate Word, has established the name of the Lord as “an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off” (Is. 55:13). He opens our ears to hear, our minds to understand and our hearts to believe His Word, lest the evil one come and snatch it away. He thus transforms our rocky hearts into good soil, which clings to the Gospel and “indeed bears fruit” (Matt. 13:23). He is Himself the firstfruits of all who “have received the Spirit of adoption as sons” (Rom. 8:15). Thus being “led by the Spirit of God,” we are not afraid, but we cry out in faith to our Father in heaven (Rom. 8:14–15). For as we suffer with Christ, the beloved Son, so shall we “also be glorified with him” (Rom. 8:17).
Collect of the Day
Gracious God, our heavenly Father, Your mercy attends us all our days. Be our strength and support amid the wearisome changes of this world, and at life’s end grant us Your promised rest and the full joys of Your salvation; 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
for Members of Grace: Hans; Fran; Dennis; Family of Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Severin and family; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; Corrina; Alice; Kamini
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
SYMPATHY: to Severin and family upon the death of his father Gheorghe in Bucharest, Romania. May he rest in peace with his wife until the day of the Resurrection.
VBS is going to be online this year due to covid 19. The virtual version will take place during the week of August 17. For more information contact Iulia
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM - July 19
"The Jesus Protocol"-Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler- What kind of doctor prescribes a treatment that kills Him while saving the patient? The "Jesus Protocol" is the cure
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over. Thanks Reg for providing attendance.
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 your mask with you 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
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO email@example.com