Weekly Bulletin

Mar 27, 2022

Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.

Jesus Christ Has Reconciled Us to the Father

God the Father has opened His heart to us in love. While we were “still a long way off,” He saw us and “felt compassion” (Luke 15:20). Therefore, He gave His only begotten Son for us, making “him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). By the ministry of reconciliation, He runs to us, embraces us in mercy and clothes us with His glory as beloved sons in Christ Jesus. And so we give thanks unto the Lord our God, who has taken away our sins and turned His anger from us (Is. 12:1). Because He has become our salvation, our strength and our song, we “will trust, and will not be afraid” (Is. 12:2).

NEW COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP

Masking is no longer required but remains a personal option.  You are also encouraged to wash your hands after entering church and pray for those who have been affected in any way by this pandemic.

Collect of the day:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul.  Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; 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:   Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.

Introit: S:C Psalm 51: 2-6; antiphon Psalm 51:1

The Gloria in Excelsis and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.

          

​READINGS:  Isaiah 12: 1 – 6           2 Corinthians 5: 16 - 21          Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

HYMNS:  704, 915,  861

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine  

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office

Altar Guild:           

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Hans; Fran; Dennis (Extendicare – Park Rd); Sherran; Anne; Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father; Grant (broken leg); Lynn (and family); Ryan (and family)

 

For Friends and Fellow Christians: Gary (brother of Wendy); Robert’s son Jacob; Marli ; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; Kathy. Mission Prayers for March: 3/6/22 Rev. Heng Kim Hai – Cambodia; 3/13/22 Rev. Rocham Binh – Cambodia; 3/20/22 Rev. Máximo Romàn Urroz - Nicaragua; 3/27/22 Deaconess Cristina Xiomara López- Nicaragua

INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION:  is available. You can make arrangements with Pastor by calling him at church.  Gluten-free wafers are available for anyone who needs them.

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE:  Please record any maintenance work in the trustees log on the wall by the office including details of the work done and the date.  Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please update maintenance manual log and put paperwork in the manual or if it’s a email copy, send me a copy so I can print paperwork and put in manual.  All maintenance manuals are in small cabinet in counters/trustee office.   Thank you, Debby gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

SOLID, SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s teachings include: Human Tyranny vs. Christian Freedom, The Movie “Nightmare Alley,” The Gradual, Peter & Cornelius and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week for April 8 & 22; please contact Gina or Debby or leave a message 905-728-4381.

 

Please remove or clean off your boots/shoes if they have mud on them. Bring slippers or shoes; Mud was trampled in and Cleaners are unable to get it out of Carpet.  Thank you for your support. Trustees

 

Lenten Service: Wed March 30 at 7:00pm featuring catechetical instruction on The Lord’s Prayer.

 

ST. VINCENT’S KITCHEN:  Beautiful New Durham Outlook Building Ready to Open at 227 Simcoe on Thursday, March 10 for dinner service from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.!

 

LADIES OF GRACE will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 2nd.  Everyone is welcome to come and hear what is happening in LWML and get updates on the upcoming convention. Please have your $5 for Seminary Guild for Carolyn. Diana Grant, President, Ladies of Grace

DONATIONS:  If you wish to donate to the Ukraine relief please see bulletin board Canadian Lutheran Concordia Lutheran Mission Society c/o Rev. Mark Lobiitz PO Box 455, Water Valley, Alberta T0M2E0

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time;   Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week.    You can email the info to gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

 

FOOD PANTRY: Donations welcome, Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church if you need to drop off or pick up to deliver other than on Sunday.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS:  We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”.  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.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00 am.  Contact Lisa for more details.

 

TAX RECEIPTS:  Please check you mailbox for the 2021 tax receipt for 2021. Members that are not able to attend on a regular bases; the receipt will be mailed out. If your address, email address or phone number has changed, please let us know.  Blessings Wendy and Debby

This Week under Grace 

Today (v)         9:00am                      Online Sunday School      9:30am Bible study (downstairs)

                        10:30am                    Divine Service

Wednesday       7:00pm                      Lenten Service

Saturday           9:30 am                     Ladies of Grace

Sunday (v)       9:00am                      Online Sunday School      9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)

                        10:30am                    Divine Service