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Weekly Bulletin

June 30, 2024 - Sixth 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 Is Faithful, and in Mercy He Raises You Up from Death to Life

The Lord is faithful. His steadfast love never ceases, and “his mercies never come to an end” (Lam. 3:22–23). To keep us in repentance and to make our faith grow, He causes grief for a while, but He does not cast off forever; in due time, “he will have compassion” (Lam. 3:31–33). Therefore, “hope in him,” and “wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD,” for “the LORD is good to those who wait for him” (Lam. 3:24–26). That is what the woman did who had “a discharge of blood,” and also the ruler whose daughter was “at the point of death.” Each waited on the mercy of the Lord Jesus, and each received His saving help (Mark 5:21–28). The woman had suffered much for 12 years, and the ruler’s daughter had already died before Jesus arrived. Yet at the right time, the woman was immediately “healed of her disease,” and the little girl “got up and began walking” (Mark 5:29, 42). Such is “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,” who humbled Himself unto the extreme poverty of death “so that you by his poverty might become rich,” even unto life everlasting (2 Cor. 8:9).

Collect for the day:  Heavenly Father, during His earthly ministry Your Son Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead.  By the healing medicine of the Word and Sacraments pour into our hearts such love toward You that we may live eternally; through the same 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:  Lamentations 3:22–33            2 Corinthians 8:1–9, 13–15    Mark 5:21–43

 

Hymns:  Opening Hymn- 809   Hymn of the day- 552 stanzas 1, 5-6, 4        Closing Hymn- 722

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

Acolyte:  Victor                                                                                     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

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 2:1–5  2 Corinthians 12:1–10  Mark 6:1–13

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.

 

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 by email or if you need assistance, leave a phone message and I will call you back. Thank you, blessing, Debby

 

**ORDINATION for Daniel Cunningham: Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 4pm. Signup sheets to attend dinner after the Ordination and assist with cleanup are located on the whiteboard in the Narthex. Please register if you plan to attend.

**PRE- CALL MEETING:  Please also do a tick mark top right of white board if you are attending this meeting on July 7th, 2024 after service.

 

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

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, in their original container or wrapping. We support our church members, our Seminary students (1/2) and community.

Ask the Pastor

 

The Divine Service Part 1

 

"Faith is that worship which receives God’s offered blessings; the righteousness of the law is that worship which offers God our own merits. It is by faith that God wants to be worshiped, namely, that we receive from Him what He promises and offers.” (Apology of the Augsburg Confession IV.49)

 

Every Lord's Day we join together with fellow believers to "lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven" (Lamentations 3:41) in the Divine Service. In order to derive more meaning and benefit from our way of worship and so "worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24), the following is an explanation of Divine Service, Setting Three from the Lutheran Service Book.

 

The Divine Service – also called the Order of Holy Communion or simply the Mass – has been in use since the first centuries of the early church, reflecting the description of believers in Christ after the Day of Pentecost who "devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2:42). Not only has the Divine Service stood the test of time, connecting us with the faithful who have gone before us, but its various parts are taken directly from the Bible and focus on Jesus Christ crucified and risen. It is called the Divine Service to express the biblical truth that our worship is first and foremost not something we do but God's service to us; as our Lord Jesus Himself says, "I am among you as the One who serves" (Luke 22:27).

 

Instead of abolishing the Mass altogether, the Reformer, Martin Luther, revised the Mass by removing the unbiblical and unchristian features that had crept into the medieval church. The result is that the Divine Service in its various forms that is in use in the Lutheran Church today is not merely a reflection of 16th century worship forms, but, rather, of that which was in vogue in the early church. While God has not prescribed any particular liturgy or public worship service conducted according to a specific order, He does tell us that "all things should be done decently and in order" (1 Corinthians 14:40). Our Lutheran Confessions state in this regard: "We keep traditional liturgical forms so that people may learn the Scriptures and that those who have been touched by the Word may receive faith and fear and so may also pray"(Apology of the Augsburg Confession XXIV.1, 3)

 

The Divine Service itself has two distinct parts – the sacramental part and the sacrificial part. These parts are often reflected by the pastor. In the sacramental parts God gives to us and the pastor faces the congregation. In the sacrificial parts we respond to God's gifts and the pastor thus leads the congregation in facing the altar which is a symbol of the throne and presence of God.

 

The Divine Service can further be divided into two other parts. Those parts that remain the same from week to week are called the ‘Ordinaries’ and contain the changeless truths of God's Word that we in our changeless needs always need to hear and receive. Those parts that do change from week to week are called the ‘Propers’ and are appropriate to the theme or emphasis of the particular day or season of the church year.

This week @ Grace:

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

Monday                    All day             Happy Canada Day!

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

                                     1:00 pm          Pastor Pre-Call Meeting

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