May 8, 2022
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.
The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from the Father and became flesh among us in order to rescue us, His sheep. He laid down His life for us and took it up again in order to give us eternal life. By the preaching of His Gospel, He calls His sheep to Himself and keeps them with Him forever. As they hear His voice and follow Him, “they will never perish” (John 10:28), for “no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:29). In the same way, faithful pastors (literally, “shepherds”) “care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28), “testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). Therefore, with all the company of heaven, the Good Shepherd gathers His flock in worship, as they cry: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Rev. 7:10).
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:
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same 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.s-c; Psalm 78: 70-72; 79:13; antiphon John 10:14, 15b
READINGS: Acts 20: 17-35 Revelation 7: 9 – 17 John 10: 22 - 30
HYMNS: 666, 709, 687
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby – email/call office
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Hans; Fran; Dennis (fell asleep in Christ); Sherran; Anne; Aina’s son Eric; Grant; Ed; Herta
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Susan & family (Father passed away); Martina; Ronald; Doug - cancer (Laurie’s relative recoverying from surgery); Gary (brother of Wendy); Robert’s son Jacob; Marli; Berti; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Corrina; 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: is planned for tomorrow at 2:00pm at Armstrong Funeral Home, Oshawa. Dennis fell asleep in Christ on March 1. His interment is yet to be determined.
Happy Mother’s Day
Mothers play a vital role in church and society — a reality the world seems to despise these days. Very often, mothers are at the forefront of handing the faith down to the next generation. As Paul wrote to Timothy: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well” (2 Timothy 1:5). In the Church, a mother’s influence can extend far beyond her biological family. Paul says in Romans 16:13: “Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.” In some way, God used this unnamed woman to nurture, to mother, the great apostle Paul. Let us be grateful for all the mother-figures in our lives — whether they’re related to us by blood, or faith, or both.
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.
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: last Sunday was given in glory to God and in memory of Lee Hruska, by Christa, Nathan and Ryan and the Cottenie and Morley families. As we approach one year (May 5th) since God called him to his heavenly home, we are thankful for the time we had with Lee and the continuing strength and spiritual hope given to us from our Saviour Jesus Christ.
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 Cameron
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
LORD’S SUPPER ART WORK : You may have notice coming up the stairs today on the brick wall a beautiful crochet picture of the Lords Supper. Many thanks to Verna Nelson and family for donating it. This work art began in 1985 and was recently completed, and was blessed on Palm Sunday.
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.
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Monday 2:00pm Funeral for Dennis Whalley at Armstrong Funeral Home
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders online meeting
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service