Day of Pentecost May 20, 2018
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.
The Holy Spirit Brings the Dead to Life by the Righteousness of Christ
In returning to His Father by way of the cross and resurrection, Christ Jesus sends “the Helper” to His Church, that is, “the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father.” The Spirit testifies of Christ and glorifies Him by taking what is His and declaring it to the world in the preaching of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (John 15:26; 16:7, 14). He convicts the world of sin by the word of the Law, He forgives sins and justifies sinners by the Word of the Gospel, and He bestows the faith that says “Amen” to this righteousness of God (John 16:8–11). Therefore, the Lord pours out His Spirit on the apostles, that by their preaching, the Spirit should be given to His entire Church. As the multitudes are gathered from all the nations by “this sound,” that is, by the preaching of “the mighty works of God” in Christ Jesus, so does God the Father pour out the Spirit of His Son “on all flesh” (Acts 2:6, 11, 17). The Lord God breathes upon the slain, and so shall they live; for so the Lord has spoken, and He shall do it (Ezek. 37:5–14).
Collect of the Day
O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert. B
READINGS: : Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 Acts 2: 1- 21 John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b - 15
HYMNS: 905, 497, 831(offering), 650, 700, 643
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tues Morning, Mloa Wed or Thurs 5-7pm) Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
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.
Members of Grace: Eugene & family; Jane; John; Paula; Debbie; Fran van; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Anne; Monika; Alicia; Deloresl; Debby
Friends of Grace: Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Kathy & Jack; Ada; Asser; Gheorghe; Alice; Sharon; Jamie; Rev. John; Brenda; Lea
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula.
HOSPICE IN DURHAM: There will be a presentation on Durham Hospice Clarington on Sunday, May 27. The speaker will be Marian Timmermanns RN - a founding member of Durham Hospice Clarington. This is a new Hospice coming to our Region. Ann
THANK YOU: Thank you to Grace members for the phone calls and cards of get well wishes received during my illness. They are much appreciated, I miss the Christian fellowship of the church. The Lord is my refuge and my strength. In Christian love, Jane.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00am
OFFERING COUNTERS: are needed for counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy. Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
REAL REFORMATION RADIO...You can listen to Lutheran experts teach on subjects like: Martin Luther's "Heidelberg Disputation," 2 Chronicles, The Number & Use of the Sacraments, Isaac & Rebekah, The First Lutheran Composer of Church Music Johann Walter and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
LADIES OF GRACE: next meeting on June 2, 2018 @9:30 am. Anyone who comes across these items at a good, decent price, please feel free to pick them up. NEEDED: For Baby bundles-1. receiving blankets; 2. sweaters;3. wash clothes;4. small sleepers; For school kits 1. Scissors;2. Sharpeners;3. Rulers;4. construction paper;5. duo tangs; Thank You
SPECIAL TORONTO CIRCUIT MEETING: As a result of the decision taken at the Synodical convention in October 2017 regarding restructuring of Synod, it is necessary to amend the bylaws of the East District Corporation. A series of circuit meetings has been arranged in order to explain the proposed changes being proposed to the bylaws and to get comments from members. The circuit meetings are open to everyone. A summary document plus the draft bylaw, including explanatory notes, are posted on the district web site. It would be beneficial for attendees to the circuit meetings to bring a copy of the 2015 District Handbook for reference purposes and/or to download the information from the website. For more information, contact: East District Board chairman, Reg Tiegs at email@example.com; Toronto Circuit London- Saturday June 2 - 10:30 A.M. Christ Our King Lutheran Church 2150 Dundas St. W., Mississauga 905-822-8931
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS is scheduled for 4th week of July 23-27. Please pray for the sessions and the children. Volunteers needed (teachers, crafts, snack time, etc ) Please invite children/parents. Please contact Carolyn Mcleod.
THANK YOU to Lorna for joining me in the office to help out with Shepherds’ Staff updates and office business while I’m away on medical leave. We will be going to the summer bulletin on June 3, 2018. Please have all your inserts for May, June, July and August; Also September(start dates for 2018 – 19 church year) as soon as possible so we can get out our summer calendar on time. Send via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post on calendar on whiteboard. Thanking you in advance. Debby
CHRIST OUR KING NURSERY SCHOOL: in Mississauga, needs a full-time Teacher/Supervisor, with administrative duties, to start this September. Candidates for consideration must be Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE), with a minimum of two years experience, and must possess a B.A. or B.Ed. degree to qualify. The administrative duties require writing and implementing school policies and procedures, serving as a liaison with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Region of Peel, and school marketing. Resumes should be sent by email to email@example.com by Friday, June 8, 2018.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday School classes will resume in September.
RISEN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSISSAUGA Invite you to join them for their 50th Anniversary Service on June 10 at 3:00p.m. The guest preacher is Rev.Timothy Teuscher,president of LCC. There is supper following the service.
FAITH LIFE FINANCIAL: will be matching funds up to $300.00 towards our elevator fund. The event will close on June 4, 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Lunch: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO on the birthday lunches. NEXT: Birthday Lunch May 27th, 2018
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 (r) 9:30am Bible Class for all ages
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class for all ages
10:30am Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon/hospice presentation