The Holy Trinity May 27, 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 Glory of the LORD of Hosts Shines in Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation
When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he cried out and confessed that he was “a man of unclean lips.” If even the holy angels cover their faces in the presence of “the King, the LORD of hosts,” how can sinful humans stand before Him (Is. 6:1–5)? Yet, the glory of the Lord is saving grace, and with “a burning coal” from the altar the angel touched Isaiah’s lips, removing his guilt (Is. 6:6–7). Likewise, from the altar of Christ’s cross, by the ministry of the Gospel, “the whole earth is full of his glory” (Is. 6:3). For He was crucified, died and was buried, “according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God,” and God “raised him up, loosing the pangs of death” (Acts 2:23–24). He “received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:33), and He raises up the fallen world by pouring out His life-giving Spirit upon sinners through His earthly Means of Grace. To give this saving gift, God sent His Son into the world, “that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16–17).
Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, 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.
The Athanasian Creed is confessed responsively by whole verse on page 319f.
READINGS: : Isaiah 6: 1 – 8 Acts 2: 14a, 22 - 36 John 3: 1 - 17
HYMNS: 907, 498, 805(offering), 940, 876, 507
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: Jane; John; Paula; Debbie; Fran; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Anne; Monika; Alicia; Delores; 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
STEPHANIE: is received as a member of Grace through Profession of Faith this morning. We welcome her in the Name of our Triune God who has given her faith in the heart to believe and with her mouth to confess the saving name of our Lord Jesus. God bless you Stephanie and welcome!
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 (w) 9:30am Bible Class for all ages
10:30am Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon / hospice presentation
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class for all ages
10:30am Divine Service