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Weekly Bulletin

April 7, 2024 - THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

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 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).

ORDER OF SERVICE:  Setting Three page 184. The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse. sb

Readings: Acts 4:32–35   1 John 1:1—2:2    John 20:19–31

 

Hymns: Opening Hymn 720     Hymn of the day 470    Closing Hymn 487

 

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

PRAYER INTERCESSION: 

PRAY FOR:  Eloise (hip/shoulder); Christa (father George was buried in Bucharest, Romania); Robert; Sherran; Herta; Phil; Minnie; Corinne (nee Tim); 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 April:  Kevin, Natasha, Alannah, Phillip, Irene, Marshall, Dorrett,  Luke, Wendy, Collette, Sandra, Delores, Phillip, Debbie, Charlotte,  Paula, Astrid , Karin, Klaus 

 

ANNIVERSARYS for April:  Giso and Margaret’s 52nd , Grant & Debby 41st

 

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!  Lisa

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.

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

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

EMERGENCIES PLEASE CONTACT AN ELDER OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE CHURCH PHONELINE 905-728-4381

This Week under Grace  

Today (w)           10:30am                  Divine Service

Tuesday               9:30am                  Quilting

Saturday              9:30 am                 Ladies of Grace Guild Day – St. Catherines

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

                               10:30am                 Divine Service(NC)

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