top of page

Weekly Bulletin

July 2, 2023 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost


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. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!  

The Lord Jesus Brings Division on Earth for the Sake of Peace with God in Heaven

False prophets preach what their hearers want to hear, promising peace even when the Lord has spoken “war, famine, and pestilence” (Jer. 28:8). But if “the LORD has truly sent the prophet,” he speaks what the Lord has spoken, and “the word of that prophet comes to pass” (Jer. 28:9). The preaching of God’s Law is hard, because it confronts sin, brings it to light and makes it worse, “sinful beyond measure,” thereby “producing death” in the sinner (Rom. 7:13). But through our Baptism into Christ, “we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive” (Rom. 7:6). Now we belong “to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God” (Rom. 7:4). Belonging to Him puts us at odds with the world and divides us from all earthly ties, not only from our human family, but each person from his own life. For Christ does not come “to bring peace, but a sword” (Matt. 10:34). Yet, whoever takes up his cross to follow Christ, and “loses his life” for Christ’s sake, finds new life in Him (Matt. 10:38–39).

Collect of the day:

Almighty God, by the working of Your Holy spirit, grant that we may gladly hear Your Word proclaimed among us and follow its direction; 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 on page 184

The Introit for Proper 8A is found on the insert and sung responsively.


​READINGS:   Jeremiah 28: 5-9                      Romans 7: 1-13            Matthew 10: 34-42

HYMNS:  655, 685, 851 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Anne & Bill; Sherran; Herta; Lucy; Minnie and Willie; Viena; Albina; LWML – Canada 30th anniversary

Friends and Fellow Christians: Joan; Ed (prostate cancer); Lynda; Les’ cousin Mike (non-Hodgkins lymphoma); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Kylene (friend of Gina’s); Rev. Ron Mohr;  Bev


Mission Prayers for July: Rev. Seungwoo “Sam” Choi – Toronto, Rev. James D. Kay – Edmonton, Rev. Daniel Barr – Thunder Bay, Rev. David Millette – Moncton, Rev. Asefa Aredo - Winnipeg

30th Anniversary of LWML Canada.  Anyone wanting to acknowledge the LWML Canada anniversary with a donation to mites can do so by putting their donation in a mite envelope found at the back of the church.  If you wish a tax receipt, include your name, address and phone number and LWML Canada will issue you a receipt at the end of the year.  - Diana, President, Ladies of Grace

THANK YOU: Lisa Hetzel and the Sunday school for the picnic on June 11.  All the little ones and the not so little ones enjoyed it and our time together.


VBS:  is planned for August 14 – 18 by Lisa Hetzel.


JULY BIRTHDAYS: Gertrud, Dave, Heinz, Lisa, Christine, Bill, Olivia, Cristina, Isabella, Alicia, Monika, Jennifer, Scottie-Jean, Carolyn, Maximilian, Gina, Saige, Brenon


PASTOR’S VACATION: begins next week and runs through July.  Rev. Dr. James Kellermann will be our guest preacher on July 16 when we will have Holy Communion.  If there are any emergencies, please call the elders and Rev. Kevin Fast in Cobourg at (905) 372-8012. There will be no bulletin for July.  See Hymnal for hymns and for readings for Series A Proper for Sunday’s date.( Lectionaries page XV)

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)            9:30am             Bible study                  

                            10:30am             Divine Service

Sunday (g)        9:30am             NO Bible study            

                           10:30am             Divine Service – (Proper 9)


Next Sunday’s Readings:  Jeremiah 28: 5 – 9         Romans 8: 18 - 27         Matthew 10: 34 - 42

bottom of page