June 28, 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.
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 directing; 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: : Jeremiah 28: 5 - 9 Romans 7: 1 - 13 Matthew 10: 34 - 42
HYMNS: 579, 685, 851 (communion hymn), 696
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
for Members of Grace: Fran; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula; Lori
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Marlene Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; Corrina
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.
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 Preda
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM - July 5
"Unhelmed"- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Are you living in the reality of life as it is right now, life as it will be, or somewhere in between? (Matt 6:1-18)
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
THANK YOU: To Marg Lecuyer 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