May 15, 2022
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 Turns Sorrow into Joy
On earth “you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20). Already the Spirit grants you peace and joy through the forgiveness of your sins. For by the cross of Christ, “God has granted repentance that leads to life” (Acts 11:18). His Gospel is “a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household” (Acts 11:14). He gives freely “from the spring of the water of life” (Rev. 21:6), “and death shall be no more” (Rev. 21:4). He dwells with His people, adorning His Church as a bride for her husband, “making all things new” (Rev. 21:5). Therefore, as the Son of Man is glorified by His cross, “and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31), so He is glorified in us by our “love for one another” (John 13:35), which His Spirit works in us by His grace.
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:
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; 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 is sung responsively by half-verse. (Psalm 98: 2-6; antiphon: Ps. 98:1)
READINGS: Acts 11: 1 - 18 Revelation 21: 1 - 7 John 16: 12 - 22
HYMNS: 473, 633, 673
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
Altar Guild: Verna and Julie
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Hans; Fran; Sherran; Aina’s son Eric; Ed; Herta
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Ronald; Gary (brother of Wendy); Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy. Mission Prayers for May 2022- Rev. Edmundo Retana Jimenez- Costa Rica, Deacon Khorn Sopha- CAMBODIA, Rev. Silvio Modesto Sanchez Osaba– NICARAGUA, Instructor Doris Melendez– NICARAGUA, Deaconess Marisela Ororio - 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.
FUNERAL FOR DENNIS WHALLEY: took place last Mon. at Armstrong Funeral Home, Oshawa. Dennis fell asleep in Christ on March 1. His interment is yet to be determined.
QUALITY, QUANTITY, QUALIFIED…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 subjects include: The Movie “Father Stu,” The Vocation of Mother, 4th Century Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, The Jerusalem Council 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 please contact Gina or Debby or leave a message, if your can help. 905-728-4381.
LADIES OF GRACE MISSION QUILTS: We hope to start up this mission project again in September 2022 - depending on COVID-19 regulations at that time. If you have any suggestions as to a group that could use quilts please let me or Diana Grant know. CLWR no longer is accepting mission quilits. Thank you. Ann
UKRAINE 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
WEDDING: of Philip and Brigitte is planned for Saturday May 28 at 2:00pm. Everyone is invited to the service! We pray for God’s blessing upon them as they prepare for this glad day.
Notice to Church Extension Fund Depositors: The Church Extension Fund (CEF) is winding down its operations and as of now all depositors with current addresses have received their deposited funds plus the interest owing. However, we have a number of unclaimed savings accounts and savings certificates as we do not have current contact information for these. If you or someone you know thinks they may have a CEF account which has not been redeemed, please contact Darryll Holland at: 800-465-8179 ext4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are in possession of God Bank Savings Stamps or Tracky Stamps, these too can be redeemed by returning the books or stamps to: Lutheran East District, 275 Lawrence Ave., Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y3.
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 (w) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service