Weekly Bulletin

April 11, 2021

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.

COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP:  While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church.  If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home.  Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church.  A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.

 

The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution

The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He “came and stood among them,” and with His Word and the wounds in “his hands and his side,” He granted them His peace (John 20:19–20). He sent them as ministers of the Gospel in His name to bestow the life-giving Holy Spirit for us and for His whole Church through the forgiveness of sins (John 20:21–23). Through this apostolic ministry, He calls us to believe that He “is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that by such faith we “may have life in his name” (John 20:31). The apostles “have seen and heard” this divine life manifested in the flesh of Christ, and those who succeed them in this apostolic ministry now proclaim that same Absolution to us, so that we “too may have fellowship” with the risen Christ, with the apostles and “with one another” (1 John 1:1–7). The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church lives by “their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,” and all who believe this Word are “of one heart and soul,” because in Him they truly have “everything in common” (Acts 4:32–33).

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

ORDER OF SERVICE:  : Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Spoken)

                         The Introit is spoken by the Pastor (ps. 105:1-5 sb)

          

​READINGS:   : Acts 4:32-35               1 John 1:1 – 2:2                      John 20: 19-31

HYMNS:  487, 470,  473

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane                                                                     Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip                                                                         Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Debby  March Wed – evening 4:45 to 6:45                  Altar Guild: Minnie                   

Bible Class

Sunday 9:00am (virtual)

 

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS:

For Members of Grace: Doug; Hans; Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; all our shut ins and all who are suffering from depression. 1 Peter 5:6-7.

For Friends and Fellow Christians: Dr. Ken; Terry (Grant’s brother); parents of Etelka; father of Rev. Matthew; Marlene; Donna & family whose husband Walter died on March 3; Chris;  Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Rev. Dr. Roger; Kathy; Annette; LCC Missionaries all over the world.      

 

PRAYER CHAIN:  for anyone who is in need.  The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Call Paula.

 

*** COVID DURHAM REGION UPDATE:  As of Saturday April 3rd the province has implemented an emergency stop on the occupancy of worship facilities to 15% of its occupancy load. Our Occupancy load as prescribed by the Oshawa Fire Department is 228 people on the main floor. Therefore we are restricted to 34 people at our worship services for the next four weeks. If the doors are locked during worship services we have attained our maximum capacity for worship.

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.

 

LUTHERAN WITNESS ANNUAL RENEWAL: – total Annual cost $21.20 CDN(@MAR 3, 21 conversion rate)  per person;  We get a monthly invoice and pay the group payment.

 

CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS: are needed every other week.  We need volunteers to cover important areas only on the alternate weeks.  See signup sheet on the white board. A list of cleaning duties is posted on the white board. Our professional cleaner gave a listing that needs to be done. Not all items on the sheet. Dates needed is May 8th and 22nd.  Please contact Gina or Debby, or leave a message on the church answering machine. Thank you.

 

LADIES OF GRACE LAYETTES: to meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 -11:30am.  There is a limit of 5 people. If anyone is interested please call Carolyn. Due to the just announced shutdown Ladies of Grace was cancelled.  If the shutdown is lifted we will attempt to meet in May.  Once more information on the lifting of the shutdown is released I will set a date for our next Ladies of Grace meeting.  Diana - President

 

SEMINARY GUILD: Membership is due $5. Please give to Carolyn. Blessings.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR no longer broadcasts from CHAM – 820 AM.  They gave me some options Arise Christian Radio CKPC 1380 AM from Brantford at 8:30 am live program. Or online at https://www.lhm.org  .

 

ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL:  has been meeting and learning of Christ Jesus in the Old Testament.  The crafts reflect the lesson and reinforce the theme.  You can see what the Sunday School has been doing when you enter the church and see the lovely crafts on the table.  For more information contact Iulia or Lisa. 

 

EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS…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: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Members Knew about the Church Calendar, Eastern Orthodoxy, Christians in a Woke World, The Prophet Jonah and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar.  Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week.  Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month.  You can email the info to gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

 

FOOD PANTRY  is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off.  Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe.  Blessings

 

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.

This Week under Grace

Today (w)       9:00am                     Online Sunday School

                        9:30am                     Bible Study

                        10:30am                   Divine Service

Tuesday          10:00am                   Toronto Pastors Online Conference

                                                         Online Council Meeting

Sunday (w)     9:00am                     Online Sunday School

                        9:30am                     Bible study

                        10:30am                   Divine Service