Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: email@example.com
Apr 3, 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.
God’s Beloved Son Has Redeemed Us
Our life and works apart from Christ, no matter how they may glitter to the eyes of the world, are ultimately rubbish and have no righteousness. Rather, in the scandalous cross of Jesus, we find our righteousness alone “through faith in Christ” (Phil. 3:9). By such faith, we “know him and the power of his resurrection” (Phil. 3:10). For the same God who brought Israel out of Egypt has done a “new thing” for us in Christ Jesus (Is. 43:19). He has sent His beloved Son into His vineyard to be killed by sinful men and to become “the stone that the builders rejected.” Yet, the One rejected by men “has become the cornerstone” of His Church (Luke 20:17). Through the waters of Holy Baptism, He provides us daily refreshment in our earthly pilgrimage, “a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Is. 43:19).
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, 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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
Introit: S:C Psalm 3: 3-6; antiphon Psalm 3:8
The Gloria in Excelsis and the Alleluias are omitted during Lent.
READINGS: Isaiah 43: 16 – 21 Philippians 3: (4b-7) 8-14 Luke 20: 9 - 20
HYMNS: 425, 430, 918
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
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); Lynn 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 April 2022- Rev. Romass Svell-CAMBODIA, Rev. Van Ravy- CAMBODIA, Rev. Rufino Quintero Lainez – NICARAGUA, Deaconess Jeryll Mejìa– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LENTEN SERVICE: Wed April 6 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 Seminary Guild registration is now due $5. Please give to Carolyn Thank you. Blessings
LWML DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MISSIONS – We are in need of items for our layettes (new or used) for medical missions and medical supplies; please see the form on the table on your weight out today.
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
LORD’S SUPPER ART WORK : You may have notice coming up the stairs today on the brick wall a beautiful crochet picture of the Lords Supper. Many thanks to Verna Nelson and family for donating it. This work art began in 1985 and was recently completed, and it will be blessed on Palm Sunday.
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 email@example.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
Sunday (v) 9:00am Online Sunday School (last day)
9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service