Weekly Bulletin

5th Sunday in Lent      Apr 7, 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.

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).

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 is on page 184.

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

​READINGS:   :  Isaiah 43: 16 – 21       Philippians 3: (4b-7) 8 - 14     Luke 20: 9 – 20

HYMNS:   909,  430,  912 (offering),  644,  433,  918

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

Organist/Pianist: Kirsten                                                                   Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna                                                                                

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

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(successful cancer surgery); Owen; Delores; David; June; Monika; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith ; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Hans; Bob

 

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

LENTEN SERVICE:  Every Wednedsay at 7:30pm.  Come and take advantage of this extra service and be blessed!

 

FAIR LINEN CLOTH: has been prepared by Verna Nelson and was blessed in the service last Sunday.  This beautiful cloth symbolizes the linen which the women used to wrap the body of our Lord when He was laid in the tomb.

LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 am at _ 8:00 am-  April 14 -“He Loved Them to The End (John13/18/19) ;Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler We are people of diverse backgrounds drawn together by Jesus. We want to share His life with you.

 

ALTAR CRUCIFIX: came from the altar of the old Albert Street church.  It was in the library for a time but has been restored to the chancel as comfort for all and the content of all our preaching which is nothing other than Christ crucified.  See how the body of our Lord on His cross changes everything!

DECLARING TO YOU THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD...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: The Book of Zephaniah, Jesus Is Rejected at Nazareth, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Coveting and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please prayfully consider volunteering your time in 2019 to a service at Grace. Jane needs a partner for birthday luncheons.  There is opportunity to serve on Altar Guild, help with Spring cleaning, Gardening/grass cutting and other Special Events. Find a partner so you can trade off every other month or week.  Please see Debby Miller,Secretary, who will connect you with a contact.

LWML DONATIONS NEEDED: The ingathering for the Ontario District Convention will be to support Friendship House. This is a local organization which supports men during their time of need. Anyone wishing to help support this in gathering can contribute items that friendship house has indicated they can use and which have been indicated in our bulletin.  All items collected will be taken to the convention in June, and presented to friendship House during the in gathering ceremony held at the convention. The boxes for contributions can be found in the entrance. Any support from the congregation for this in gathering would be greatly appreciated. Blessings, Diane President, Ladies of Grace.

THE REFUGE has been able to serve the hungry, homeless and hurting youth in our community for 20 years! Since opening in 1999, every year The Refuge serves between 17,000 - 18,000 meals and snacks, sees 425-450 different youth come through our doors, who use our programs and services between 9,000-10,000 times. We couldn't do this without your support, and we can't do it again without you! Saturday, June 1st, 2019; Helping the Homeless is a PIECE of CAKE! Tickets are $75 each ($25 tax receipt & $25 in "CAKE" money to be used towards the auction). Table of 8 is $500 ($200 tax receipt & $100 in "CAKE" money to be used towards the auction).Seating is limited - be sure to get your tickets before they sell out! Order your tickets by calling The Refuge at 905-404-2420 ext: 224 Or send your donation.  See Debby and I will forward the email to you.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Ladies of Grace are collecting donation for our Seminary Student. These donations help him in his pursuit towards serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you would like to also donate, please give your donation to Carolyn Mcleod in the evelope in your mailbox. Blessings Carolyn Mcleod.

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

 

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

Tuesday                9:00 am                            Quilting

                            7:30pm                               Council Meeting

Wednesday           7:30pm                            Lenten Service followed by Altar Guild meeting

Palm Sun (v)         9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                            10:30am                              Divine Service

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