July 5, 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.
Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Is Our True Peace and Sabbath Rest
Though we have died with Christ in Holy Baptism, and we are raised to new life in Him, we find “another law waging war” in our body and life, that is, between our old Adam and the new man (Rom. 7:23). By the Spirit of Christ, we “desire to do what is right,” but we are not able to do so because “nothing good” dwells in our sinful flesh (Rom. 7:18). “Thanks be to God,” therefore, “through Jesus Christ our Lord,” who delivers us from “this body of death” (Rom. 7:24–25). We rejoice in Him, our gentle King, who comes “righteous and having salvation” (Zech. 9:9). He speaks peace to our embattled hearts, and by His blood of the New Testament He sets us “free from the waterless pit,” and He returns us to the stronghold of our Baptism (Zech. 9:10–12). Though we “labor and are heavy laden,” He calls us to Himself and gives rest to our souls through His free and full forgiveness (Matt. 11:28), not because we are “wise and understanding,” but by the “gracious will” of God the Father, whom “the Son chooses to reveal” in love (Matt. 11:25–27).
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: : Zechariah 9:9-12 Romans 7: 14-25a Matthew 11:25-30
HYMNS: O Canada, 699, 618 (communion), 684
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: Fran; Dennis; Family of Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Marlene Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; Corrina; Darren
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
JANE : was called home by our Lord on June 25. Her funeral was held here on June 30. Our sympathy goes out to Chris and their family. Believing in Christ, she rests in peace until 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 12
"Perfection Welcomes Failure" - Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; God's perfect standards are exceeded only by His perfect patience and forgiveness.(Matt 6:19-34)
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over. Thanks Reg for providing attendance.
THANK YOU: To Marg who donated the wonderful Masks for those that do not have one. Please remember to wash your masks and bring them every Sunday, as there are limited quantities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org