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Weekly Bulletin

March 31, 2024 - THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

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 Risen Christ Has Swallowed Up Death Forever! 

The entire fallen world is veiled in a funeral shroud “that is spread over all nations” and “cast over all peoples” (Is. 25:7). But the Lord of hosts, in the Person of the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, has removed that terrible pall and swallowed up death forever. By submitting Himself to death, He burst it apart from the inside out. Now He wipes away all tears from our faces, and He invites us to “be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Is. 25:9). His body and His blood, crucified and risen, are given and poured out for us as a feast “of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined” (Is. 25:6). We enter that feast through Holy Baptism, whereby our old man is buried with Jesus Christ, and we are raised up in Him, “dressed in a white robe” of His perfect righteousness (Mark 16:5). What St. Paul and the other apostles received “by the grace of God” is also “delivered to you” by the preaching of Christ, “in which you stand, and by which you are being saved” (1 Cor. 15:1–11).

Collect of the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross.  Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; 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 found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. sb

                

Readings:  Isaiah 25: 6 – 9           1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 11         Mark 16: 1 - 8

HYMNS:    457,  458,  548 (offering),  474  

 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Lynn

PRAYER INTERCESSION: PRAY FOR:  Christa (father George Chelaru died in Bucharest, Romania); Robert; Sherran; Herta; Phil; Minnie; Corinne; Albina; Irene

Friends and Fellow Christians:  Rev. J. Asmus (hip surgery March 1); Rev. Basil Christi (heart attack); Matthew & Megan; Lynda; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Kristy (breast cancer treatments); Melissa;  Chris; Susan; Heather; Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Carolyn (Medina,OH); Rose; Jason; Skye 

 

Mission Prayers for March: Rev. Luis Antonio Dias Turcios – Chinandega, Nicaragua, Rev. Cesar Augusto Galeano – Santa Patricia, Nicaragua, Rev. Silvio Modesto Sánchez Osaba - Villa 15 de Julio community, Nicaragua, Rev. Henry Evelerth Ramirez – Leon, Nicaragua, Rev. Angel Antonio Salazar Macías – Nicaragua

BIRTHDAYS for March: Danielle, Liane, Grant, Leslie, Aidan, Beatrice, Sanjiv

 

ANNIVERSARYS for March: Philip & Rosa

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:  Acts 4:32-35    1 John 1:1- 2:2           John 20: 19 - 31

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL:  would like to say "thank you" to the Ladies of Grace for their donations.  On Palm Sunday, kits were put together for the children to take home with much joy and enthusiasm over their new cloth bags, school supplies and hand knitted toys!  Thank you again! 

Hetzel

 

LUNCHEON FOR PASTOR & LISA: was held last Sunday, Palm Sunday, and provided an opportunity to say farewell.   A big thanks to all who helped in organizing it and contributed in any way to make it memorable.  Pastor’s final service at Grace is today, Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. His Installation Service will be at St. Peter’s in Stratford on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend.

MEMBER RECORDS:  It’s that time of year to review our records and update any changes; I will be putting in your mailbox an update form to complete. I will also attach a copy to the bulletin distribution email.  If you want to be added to the email bulletin and calendar distribution list, let the office know. By email or leave us a message.   Please return form by April 1, 2024.  Thank you, blessing, Debby

 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY DOXOLOGY SEMINAR: Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Mississauga will be presenting “Theology of the Body”, a DOXOLOGY seminar, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m, on human sexuality and transgenderism. Registration is due by April 5, 2024. For more information and to register please go to: www.risenchrist.lutheranchurchcanada.ca.

 

LADIES OF GRACE “CUP OF BLESSINGS”: The Ladies of Grace have chosen to support a servant event for the upcoming LWMLC Convention entitled “Cup of Blessings”, which will be donated to a women’s shelter. A list of items required for the cups is on the back table beside the bulletin. Please note that you do not have to contribute all of the items listed; contribute what you can. Your contribution can be given to either Carolyn or Diana by May 8th, 2024. Any donations will be gratefully appreciated.

 

GUILD DAY: Guild Day at St. Catharine's will be held on Apr. 13th starting at 8:45 am. Carolyn McLeod will be sending in registration and driving so if you wish to go please let her know. Cost with luncheon is $25. Speaker will be Pastor Miskus from St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mississauga.

 

LADIES OF GRACE:  Quilting will take place Tuesday April 2nd at 9:30 and our meeting is on Saturday April 6th

 

COUNCIL MEETING: April 9th, Skype 7:30 pm.

 

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.

 

RESOURCES/MAGAZINES: Please take some time to review the book shelves and bulletinboard in the narthex for current and historical copies of magazines and the various missions needing support. 

This Week under Grace  

Today (w)                       10:30am              Divine Service

Tuesday                           9:30am              Quilting

Saturday                         9:30 am             Ladies of Grace Monthly Meeting

Sunday (w)                     9:30am               Bible study and Sunday School                     

                                         10:30am              Divine Service

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