4th Sunday after Pentecost Jun 17, 2018
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.
Collect of the Day
Blessed Lord, since You have cause all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; 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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Ezekiel 17: 22 - 24 2 Corinthians 5:1 – 10 (11-17) Mark 4: 26 - 34
HYMNS: 901, 500, 921 (offering), 623, 700, 923
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
Members of Grace: Jane; John; Debbie; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Anne; Monika; Alicia; Delores; Debby
Friends of Grace: Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Ada, Asser; Gheorghe; Rev. John; Brenda; Tom; Frank
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.
Happy Father’s Day
Our heavenly Father has revealed something of himself in giving us our fathers who, together with our mothers, have given us life and then have labored to protect and nourish that life. We give thanks for our fathers this day as well as every day in which we honour them, love and cherish them. Fathers, there is no greater gift you can give to your children than to tell them of the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus!
Tell Me a Story!” (Mark 4:26-34)
Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Jesus loves to tell us stories. In His stories about the normal things of life, Jesus teaches us about the reign of God in our lives. This Father’s Day, what makes for a godly father, or mother or Christian? The willingness to tell our stories. Hear this inspirational message on _CHAM 820/AMSUN 8:am
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS is scheduled for 4th week of July 23-27. Please pray for the sessions and the Children. Volunteers needed (teachers, crafts,snack time, etc). Please invite children/parents. Please contact Carolyn.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For grass cutting are needed. Help needed for grass cutting around the church and the Lawns in front of the church. A self powered lawn mower is available in the garage. This needs to be done at least once every two weeks until the end of September. A list will be posted for sign up. A key for the garage will be made available if you don’t have one yet.
CHURCH COUNCIL Are you ready to become one of our church council members? Please consider allowing your name to stand for election to a position that needs to be filled at our June Voters Meeting. When approached by a nominating committee member, please give it prayerful consideration before making a decision. Thank you.
THANK YOU Viena has been our seminary representative since 1982 and has asked to be relieved from this duty. She has done a tremendous job. Please tell her so! To those that don’t know what this entails …it means keeping in touch with the seminary at St. Catharines, letting us know the news from there and asking for your $5.00 to be a member of the seminary guild. Where else can you join such a worthy group of supporters for our wonderful future Pastors? Please feel free to see your new Seminary representative, Carolyn and let her know that you want to be a member and support this worthy cause. We have a new leader, Pastor Harold Ristau has taken the position as leader of the seminary and next visiting day is Harvest Day on Saturday, October 20,2018. Our present seminary student who we support is Josh and his wife and two children, who would love to hear from you.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to
Birthday Lunch: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO on the birthday lunches. NEXT: Birthday Lunch June 24th, 2018
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Please take a few moments over the next few Sundays to review our Church business and community bulletin board; and other resource materials on the tables/shelve and racks in the narthex. Please take some home or give to a friend.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service(C)
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service (C) followed by voters meeting