June 19, 2022
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.
Jesus Brings Release from the Bonds of Sin, Death and the Devil
The Lord finds those who did not seek Him or ask for Him. He spreads out His hands “to a rebellious people” (Is. 65:2) and calls them to be His people and to dwell in peace upon His holy mountain (Is. 65:9). For wherever Jesus Christ enters in, Satan is cast out. Those who were enslaved and driven mad by the assaults and accusations of the devil are set free by the Word of Christ. He drowns and destroys the old Adam in us with the waters of Holy Baptism and thereby brings us out of death into life. No longer naked in our shame, living “among the tombs” (Luke 8:27), we are brought into the Lord’s house, fully clothed by Christ; He has come in “the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4) to fulfill the Law on our behalf and to redeem us from its every accusation. Therefore, having been justified by His grace through faith in His Gospel, “you are no longer a slave, but a son” (Gal. 4:7).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP
Masking is no longer required but remains a personal option. You are also encouraged to wash your hands after entering church and pray for those who have been affected in any way by this pandemic.
Collect of the day:
O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding. Cast out all sins and evil desires from us, and pour into our hearts Your Holy Spirit to guide us into all blessedness; 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 page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is spoken responsively by half-verse.( Proper 7c)
READINGS: Isaiah 65:1-9 Galatians 3:23-4:7 Luke 8:26-39
HYMNS: 908, 825, 528
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
Altar Guild: Verna and Julie
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Pastor Hetzel; Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta; Debby
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Ronald; Lillian; Berti ; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris ; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy. Daniel,
INERNMENT: Ray Robertson's internment at Mt. Lawn cemetery. It's on the 25th of June from 3-5 pm. For those who wish to attend.
OFFERINGS OVER THE SUMMER: Please call and leave a message that you dropped off your offerings in the mailbox; so to make sure we can pick up quickly; or you can use the LCC website link on our website gracelutheranoshawa.com to do your offering from there. Thank you, have a blessed summer!
VOTER’S MEETING: June 26, 2022, after service and small Luncheon for Leslie.
ADULT BAPTISM: Leslie is planned June 26, 2022. When God brought Leslie to us, she was already acquainted with the Lutheran Faith via the internet. Thanks be to God who blessed the seed of His Word sown into her heart and now will welcome Leslie as His dear child in Holy Baptism. A light lunch and cake will be served after service. Everyone is most welcome!
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE SECRETARY VACATION: from June 24 – July 3rd; July 15-24th, 2022
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service (NC)
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Luncheon followed by Voter’s Meeting