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.
We Pray to the Father in Jesus’ Name
“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Jesus has opened the way to the Father so that “whatever you ask of the Father” in Jesus’ name, “he will give it to you” (John 16:23). We pray, therefore, in the confidence that we will be heard and answered, that our “joy may be full” (John 16:24). We pray because the Gospel has been preached to us and the Lord has opened our hearts to believe the Gospel (Acts 16:10, 14). We pray in the name of Jesus because we have been baptized into Him, as Lydia and her household were baptized (Acts 16:15). We have been healed, and we live and walk and pray in newness of life (John 5:8–9). For we stand upon the firm foundation “of the twelve apostles of the Lamb” (Rev. 21:14), and our temple is “the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb” (Rev. 21:22).
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, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; 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 55: 4, 16-18; antiphon: Ps. 55:22)
READINGS: Acts 16: 9 - 15 Revelation 21: 9 – 14, 21 - 27 John 16: 23 - 33
HYMNS: 490, 556, 917
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; Debby (tests)
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. Daniel, 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.
REVELATION BIBLE STUDY… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on The Book of Revelation. You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
CANADIAN LUTHERAN MAGAZINE: There is an article about a program we had many years ago; “Refugee Program”; see page 23, of The Canadian Lutheran volume 37 number 2 March/April 2022. Some of you might remember Daniel Bhata. He has written a book about his experience, “Rescued”; and mentioned Grace in the dedication. Book Launch on June 4th; if you would like to attend please contact Paula Hohmann for more details; and see poster on table in back of Church.
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
LADIES OF GRACE: will gather together on June 4th at 10:00 a.m. in the church basement for fellowship and discussion of the proposed mission grants to be voted upon at the upcoming Ontario District Convention.I hope that as many ladies as possible will attend and provide Gina, our Ladies of Grace delegate, with input on what projects they would like her to vote for.Diana , President, Ladies of Grace
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 this 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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 Victoria Day
Thursday ASCENSION DAY
Friday 6:00pm Wedding Rehearsal
Saturday 2:00pm Wedding of Philip and Brigitte
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service