Weekly Bulletin

Palm Sunday      Apr 14, 2019

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.

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).

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 is on page 184.

                       The Introit is spoken responsively by half-verse on the insert.  The Alleluias are omitted in Lent.

​READINGS:   :  Philippians 2: 5 – 11          Luke 22: 1 – 23:56

HYMNS:   438, 531, (offering),  433,  550,  441

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

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip                                                                        Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna                                                                                

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

Palm Sunday

 

PROCESSION OF PALMS

GREETING (The congregation gathers inside the front entrance and the narthex.)

 

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the       Holy Spirit + be with you all.

                       C: Amen.

 

P: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

                       C: Hosanna to the Son of David.

 

COLLECT

P: Let us pray.

Most merciful God, as the people of Jerusalem, with palms in their hands, gathered to greet Your dearly beloved Son when he came into His Holy City, grant that we may ever hail Him as our King and, when He comes again, may go forth to meet Him with trusting and steadfast hearts and follow Him in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

                       C: Amen.

 

P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John the twelfth chapter.  (John 12: 12 – 19)

                       C: Glory to You, O Lord.

 

P:  The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.   So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!"  And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written:

                       Fear not, daughter of Zion;

                       behold, your king is coming,

                       sitting on a donkey's colt!

His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.

The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.   The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.   So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.

 

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

                       C: Praise to You, O Christ.

 

P: Let us go forth in peace,

C: in the name of the Lord.

PROCESSIONAL HYMN

 

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

              You are the King of Israel  And David’s royal Son,

              Now in the Lord’s name coming,  Our King and Blesséd   One.

 

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer, King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

              The company of angels  Is praising You on high,

              And we with all creation  In chorus make reply.

 

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer, King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

              The multitude of pilgrims  With palms before You went;

              Our praise and prayer and anthems  Before You we               present.

                  

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer, King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

              To You before Your passion  They sang their hymns of               praise;

              To you, now high exalted,  Our melody we raise.

 

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer, King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

              As You received their praises,  Accept the prayers we        bring,

              O Source of ev’ry blessing,  Our good and gracious King.

 

              All glory, laud, and honor  To You, Redeemer, King,

              To whom the lips of children  Made sweet hosannas ring.

 

When all have arrived at their places, the procession concludes with the following:

 

P: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

C: Hosanna in the highest.   

 

COLLECT OF THE DAY

P:  Let us pray:

           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.

           C:  Amen

Sit

           The service continues with the readings, Hymn of the Day, Sermon and then Offertory on page 192.

Holy Communion:

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.

PRAYER INTERCESSION

Members of Grace: Grant’s Uncle Charlie died in Pembroke; Bob; Owen; Delores; David; June; Monika; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Hans; Bob

 

Friends & Fellow members of the Church: Gaetan; Soraya; Lili; Rev Richard; Linda; Donna and Walter; Chris;  Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe;  Bob; Andre & Micheline; Ed & LoriAnne

EASTER BREAKFAST SIGNUP:  Helpers are needed to  donate, prepare and serve  the Easter Breakfast.  Please remember to take your dishes home to wash.  This will save time so members can attend the 10:30 service. Thank you.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Monica is for the second time, a Great Grandma.  A little girl name Emilia Brigitte Davis on March 22, 2019, 5lbs 13 oz, she is the wee little sister for Esme who just turned 4 on March 8th.  Grace sends our blessings and congratulations to Monica for her exiting news!!

 

EDLYA: I am happy to inform you that the East District Lutheran Young Adults are hosting a joint youth and young adults retreat this May and we would love any youth or young adults from your congregation to join us. It is sure to be an exciting weekend full of worship, fellowship, music, games, speaker sessions, and meals! The young adults normally gather 4 times a year at various churches all around Ontario. This time we are opening up our retreat to grades 8 and up to let them know there is a place for them with us once youth ends. This retreat welcome grades 8 and up, accompanied by a 7+1 youth leader as well as young adults from 18-35 years of age.  A comprehensive poster, introductory page, and fillable registration package , a copy is on our bulletin board.Hope you can join us! God bless, Erika Schroth-GajdosEDLYA Secretary

 

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

 

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 and Sunday School

                              10:30am                             Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon

Tuesday                9:00 am                             Quilting

Wednesday           7:30pm                             Lenten Service

Saturday                9:30 am                            Ladies of Grace Potluck breakfast/meeting

5th Sun Lent(v)     9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                              10:30am                             Divine Service

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