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Weekly Bulletin

June 9, 2024 - Third 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!  

Jesus Has Defeated the Devil and Released Us from the Bondage of Sin and Death

The devil deceived us, enticing us to disregard and disobey the Word of God and driving us to hide “from the presence of the LORD God.” But the Lord, in His mercy, promised a Savior, who would set Himself against the devil on our behalf (Gen. 3:8–15). The Son of Man came, the incarnate Son of God, conceived and born of the woman. He “first binds the strong man,” Satan, by atoning for the sins of the world, thereby removing the condemnation of the Law and the fear of death (Mark 3:27). Now He plunders the devil’s house by calling all men to repent. Though He appears to be “out of his mind” (Mark 3:21), He fulfills the will of God and makes of us His own brothers and sisters. Therefore, “we do not lose heart,” despite the suffering, sin and death that we experience in this fallen world. “He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus.” By His grace, we are “being renewed day by day.” For the Gospel is daily bringing us into His presence, not for punishment, but for “an eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:14–17).

Collect for the day:  Almighty and eternal God, Your Son Jesus triumphed over the prince of demons and freed us from bondage to sin.  Help us to stand firm against every assault of Satan, and enable us always to do Your will; through Jesus Christ, 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 is sung or spoken

Readings:  Genesis 3:8–15            2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1            Mark 3:20–35

 

Hymns: Opening Hymn :  735   Hymn of the day:  668 Closing Hymn:  692

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Kevin Fast                                             Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte:  Christine                                                                                     Sound System: Philip/ Nathan

Webmaster Mike Haeussler                                                                 Secretary: Debby

Altar Guild: Carolyn & Christa   

 

PRAYER INTERCESSION: 

PRAY FOR:  Ed; Eloise (hip/shoulder); Robert; Sherran; Herta; Phil; Minnie; Corinne (nee Tim); Albina; All members travelling over the summer. 

 

Friends and Fellow Christians:  Rev. Basil Christi (heart attack); Matthew & Megan; Lynda; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Kristy; Chris; Susan; Heather; Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Carolyn (Medina,OH); Rose; Jason; Skye

MISSION PRAYERS FOR JUNE:  (Canada) Rev. Dr. David -Quebec and Montreal; Rev. Walta Clercius Asst. French Ministries in Quebec; Rev. Frank Morgret Holy Trinity in Sainte-Foy Quebec City; Rev. Razafy Razandrakoto Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reconciliation in Sherbrooke, Quebec.; Rev. David Milette l’Eìglise lutheìrienne du Bon Berger (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church) in Moncton, New Brunswick. MISSIONS IN CAMBODIA- Rev. Romass Svell

Next Sunday’s Readings:   Ezekiel 17:22–24         2 Corinthians 5:1–10 (11–17)       Mark 4:26–34

THANK YOU GRACE FAMILY:  “On behalf of the Ladies of Grace, I want to thank the congregation for their support to our "Cups of Blessings" which we put together of June 8th and will be taking to the LWML Canada Convention.  With your support we were able to put together 25 cups as well as having left over items to take to the convention where more cups will be put together.  God bless you one and all for your support - Diana , President"

 

BIRTHDAYS And Anniversaries for June; see on back of June calendar, copies available on table at back of church. (July and August are on the table too.  Contact office if I need to update it, throughout the summer.

Council Meeting at Church (check your emails) on Tuesday June 11 @ 7:30 pm & Voters’ meeting June 23rd after service.

THANK YOU:  Sincere thanks to all the ladies who came out and made our Mother, Daughter, Sister luncheon a success.  A special thanks to Spider Jones who was very enlightening and a joy listen too.  Donated food was a true blessing to all who attended. The generous support to our mission projects thru the mites donated, was much appreciated.  Thanks to all who helped clean up. Also, a thanks to our sisters who joined us from Cobourg, and Clarington to make the day a success.  Blessings, Diane

THANK YOU: To all my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. There are angels among us and the power of prayer is amazing. I am truly blessed, thank you.  Irene

BIRTHDAYS And Anniversaries for June; see on back of June calendar, copies available on table at back of church. (July and August are on the table too.  Contact office if I need to update it, throughout the summer.

Elders meeting set for Tuesday June 3rd @ 07:00 pm

Ask the Pastor: Parts of the Church Building

 

A Church building has two principal parts, a chancel and a nave. The chancel is the room in which the altar is located. The name is derived from a Latin word for a screen, which in the early church separated various parts of the basilica, the type of church then used.

 

The nave is the body of the church in which the laity gather. The name comes from the Latin navis “ship”). The church is pictured as a ship sailing the ocean of time, and the body of the church building, its largest room, is thus symbolically called the nave.

 

A narthex is the entrance hall to the nave. Symbolically it is a room providing for a transition from the outside world into the church proper. The sacristy is a special room for the pastor. In it are kept the clergy vestments and all other things necessary for service at the altar.

 

Reverence in the House of God

 

There are certain places where we feel God’s presence more profoundly. “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven” (Genesis 28:17). Such a place is the church, the house of God, where His Word and Sacraments are administered and where we gather together in His name to worship Him.

 

Reverence is a feeling of deep respect for God, mixed with wonder, awe, and love. Inward reverence may manifest itself outwardly by bowing or genuflecting before the altar and making the sign of the cross and silence. The altar is a symbol of the presence of God and the focal point of divine worship.

 

The Prelude just prior to the Lord’s Service is not a time for conversation but a time to prepare for sincere worship of the Holy and Almighty God.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar.  They are due by Wednesday of each week.  Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sun of the month.  Email the info to gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

 

FOOD BANK:  Our food cabinet is doing well. Please drop off non-perishable food so we can support our church members, our Seminary students (1/2) and community.

IMPORTANT -  Please make sure when you leave the church that the door locks and is pushed tight.

 

MEMBER RECORDS:  Thank you to those who have completed the church record update form.  If you have not had a chance to complete it, Please take some time to complete these for me.   I have to do a full review of the data base. Thank you so much. The form is by the mailboxes. I will also attach a copy to the bulletin distribution email.  If you want to be added to the email bulletin and calendar distribution list, let the office know. By email or leave us a message Thank you, blessing, Debby

EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CONTACT AN ELDER OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE CHURCH PHONELINE 905-728-4381

Worship Services: The services dates and times going forward as follows:

 

June, July and August @ 11:15 am with Holy Communion - Vacancy Pastor Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast

 

This week @ Grace:

Today (G)              11:15                    Divine Service(C)

Tuesday                  9:30am             Quilting (Last one till September)

                                   7:30 pm             Council Meeting virtual            

Sunday (G)          11:15am              Divine Service (C)

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