Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Sunday in Lent Mar 18, 2018
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.
In the Holy Sacraments, We Share the Glory of the Cross of Christ
Jesus catechizes His disciples in the way of the cross, revealing that He will be condemned and put to death “and after three days he will rise” (Mark 10:33–34). But the Twelve do not understand. Instead, they argue among themselves about who will be the greatest, with James and John requesting the places of honor on either side of Jesus in His glory. However, Jesus has come to make Himself the “slave of all” and “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43–45). He shares the true glory of His cross with all who are baptized with His Baptism and with those who drink His cup of salvation, the New Testament in His blood (Mark 10:39). By these Holy Sacraments, the Lord makes Himself known to all His people, forgiving their sins “from the least of them to the greatest” (Jer. 31:33–34). Though He is the very Son of God, “he learned obedience through what he suffered” and so became our great High Priest, that we may enter His glory by the way of His sacrifice(Heb. 5:8–10).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; 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: Diving Service Setting Three page 184.
The Gloria on page 187 and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.(B)
READINGS: : Jeremiah 31: 31-34 Hebrews 5: 1 - 10 Mark 10: (32-34) 35-45
HYMNS: 435, 430, 857(offering), 433, 560, 685
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Wed or Thurs 5-7pm): Debby Miller Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
Members of Grace: Jane; John; Paula; Debbie; Fran; Dennis; June; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Eugene & Margaret; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Jim; Anne; Catherine; Monika
Friends of Grace: Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Denise; Kathy & Jack; Ada; Christine; Asser ; Gheorghe; Alice; Sharon; Landon, Minnie
Wednesday Lenten Service: at 7:30pm
ALTAR GUILD: will meet after Lenten service on Wednesday March 21. This meeting is important for all guild members because a new set up of the altar will be introduced as well as a rehearsal for Maundy Thursday.
CHURCH COUNCIL: will meet on Tuesday April 10 at 7:30pm. Bill has stepped down as chairman and Mike has stepped in. We are grateful for Bill’s long service as chairman of the congregation!
NICARAGUA FOOD HAMPERS: can be purchased using the envelopes in the narthex.
SAINTS ALIVE: There will be no saints alive for March.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.
MISSION QUILTS: Quilting for March will be on the 20th, No quilting in holy week.
LADIES OF GRACE: In memory of our sister in Christ Irja, the ladies of grace donated $50 to The Ontario District LWML Memoria Fund. ALSO, Seminary Guild renewal membership is due. The renewal fee is $5.00; please see Viena. Thanks Carolyn
***SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 - March 25 – Palm Sunday
“And They Crucified Him”(Mark 14:24a); Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus
Next week The Lutheran Hour celebrates the Savior’s resurrection. Today we mourn the unjust murder of the Savior by considering the text: “And they crucified Him.”
OFFERING COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist in counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy. Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
COPIES OF THE DIVINE SERVICE: anyone who is shut in or has been ill can catch up with mp3 players of the entire service. To sign them out, see Paula or Deb
POP TAB COLLECTION: Thank you to Bill and Carolyn who will keep this collection going: We are still collecting used stamps, outer milk bags, (scissors, pencil sharpeners, rulers, and pencils) for school kits and Canadian tire money. No more Campbell soup labels. Thank you, blessings
HISTORIC, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN RADIO... You can listen to Lutheran experts teach on topics like: Apostolic Succession, 5th Century Missionary to Ireland Saint Patrick, The Lord's Supper, 2 Samuel and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
FOOD PANTRY: Please take some time over the next few Sunday to drop off a few items for the food pantry; we support the seminary students and our community. Thanks Debby
ANNUAL RENEWAL OF LUTHERAN WITNESS: This year’s total is $31.30 Canadian. I have just been made aware I was in the past giving U.S.A. dollars. Sorry…. Cheque made out to Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa.
EASTER BREAKFAST SIGNUP: Helpers needed. Please remember to take your dishes home to wash. This will save time for so members can make it to 10:30 service. Thank you
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: They are "Kids First Inc" a treatment foster care organization licensed by the Ontario Ministry for Children and Youth Services and what a wonderful organization! Please see the information on the resource shelf in the narthex, or contact For more information:705-324-5655 email@example.com; kidsfirstincteam.wixsite.com/kids; https://www.facebook.com/kidsfirstincteam/@kidsfirstincteam
OBERAMMERGAU TOURS to Oberammergau, Germany to experience the Passion Play in 2020. We are looking for more people who might be keen to join so I wanted to connect with you to see if you would have any interest in hosting a group of your members on this amazing trip. Contact Eric Forrest Sales and Marketing Manager Kemp Travel 905-433-8611 221 King Street East, Oshawa www.kemptravel.ca; see email on resource shelf.
APRIL CALENDAR: Please email/or put on whiteboard calendar, your inserts for the calendar by March 25th. This is a very busy week for the office staff. Blessings, Thank you Debby and Lorna
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Lunch: There will be no birthday lunch in March as we will have Easter breakfast
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Please take a few moments over the next few Sundays to review our Church business and community bulletin board; and other resource materials on the tables/shelve and racks in the narthex. Please take some home or give to a friend.
This Week under Grace
Today (v) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 7:30 pm Lenten Service
Saturday THE ANNUNCIATION
*** St. Vincent Kitchen
Sunday (v) PALM SUNDAY
9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service