May 29, 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 Is with Us in His Holy Christian Church
On the night when He was betrayed, Jesus interceded for His Church — for His apostles and all who believe in Him through their word — that all of His disciples “may become perfectly one” in the Father and the Son (John 17:21–23). For Jesus became flesh and dwells among us in order to reveal the Father and His name, to share with us the glory of His righteousness, and to bring us to the Father in Himself. As the Father loved the Son from “before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24), so He loves the whole world (John 17:23, 26). Through the apostolic witness to the Baptism, cross and resurrection of Jesus (Acts 1:21–22), the Lord gathers His disciples throughout the world “with one accord” as one body in Christ (Acts 1:14). And so with one voice and by one Spirit, His Bride prays, “Come” (Rev. 22:17). And He comes to us. He gives us “the water of life without price” to wash our robes and quench our thirst (Rev. 22:17); He feeds us from “the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit” (Rev. 22:2)
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 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.
Introit is sung responsively by half-verse. (Psalm 61: 3, 5-8; antiphon: Ps. 61:1)
READINGS: Acts 1: 12 - 26 Revelation 22: 1 - 20 John 17: 20 - 26
HYMNS: 493, 539, 648
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; Lillian; 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.
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 to provide Gina, our Ladies of Grace delegate, with their input. 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 or visit CLWR.org
WEDDING: of Philip Hetzel and Brigitte Hillebrand took place yesterday, May 28 at Grace Lutheran. We pray for God’s blessing upon them and all our families that His name be found in our homes and His love in our hearts.
CALL SERVICE: happened yesterday in St. Catharines, where candidates receive their first call and students receive their one-year vicarage assignment. God is kind in giving workers for His church and we pray His blessing upon Dan Cunningham who received his vicarage assignment.
CONFIRMATION: of Nathan is planned for next Sunday, the Day of Pentecost. May God who called forth Nathan as His son in holy baptism, bless him to be admitted to His altar to be nourished by the very bread of heaven. God’s blessings, Nathan as you confess the faith once delivered for all the saints.
Next Sunday’s Scripture readings for the Day of Pentecost: Genesis 11: 1-9, Acts 2: 1-21 and John 14: 23-31.
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
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders Meeting
Saturday 10:00am Ladies of Grace meeting
Sunday (r) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service