2nd Sunday after Pentecost June 23, 2019
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).
Collect of the Day
O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding. Cast out all sins and evil desires from us, and pour into our hearts Your Holy Spirit to guide us into all blessedness; 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 page 151 (Proper 7)
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.
READINGS: : Isaiah 65: 1 - 9 Galatians 3: 23 – 4: 7 Luke 8: 26 - 39
HYMNS: 908, 825, 744(offering), 570, 623, 528
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri
Members of Grace: Heinz; Delores; David; Heinz; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith ; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Marlene; Soraya; Lili; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Bob; Larry and family; Leona and Bill
JUNE BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON: today after the service.
VOTERS’ MEETING: is today after the luncheon.
MAYNOOTH/RAGLAN LUTHERAN PARISH They are holding their annual cemetery decoration day Sunday June 30th. See the whiteboard in the narthex has more details
OFFERINGS DURING THE SUMMER: Your offerings are still needed during the summer months. St. Paul taught us that God loves a cheerful giver. Through generosity, God’s adopted children give joy to their heavenly Father by displaying His image and likeness. (LSB on 2 Cor 9:7) When you are away from church this summer, please drop off your offerings at the church before or bring them all together next time you come. Have a safe and restful vacation. Thanks in advance. from your Stewardship Director.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of prayer. The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Please call Paula.
LADIES OF GRACE: During your summer travel if you see any good deals for our mission items please pick them up. thanking you in advance for you support. We need on a regular basis; School Kits – Pencil Sharpeners, Toothpaste, Rulers; Layettes – Diapers, Sweaters
CHURCH SPRING CLEANUP: I hope everyone who chose a room last year can continue this year to do some dusting, wiping, sorting or purging this year too. Our cleaner Jan does not do cupboards or shelves. We would be so grateful for any support this year again. See white book near whiteboard to signup. Please email or text or call and leave a message so someone can be here to let you in. Blessings, Trustees.
THANK YOU: The ladies washroom is looking fabulous! Thank you to Wendy, Irene and Verna!
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 am at 8:00 am - June 30- “Who Is the God of Isreal?” (John14:7); Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; God’s Values –God’s Identity--Creed
VACATION: Debby Miller is on vacation till July 8th, I can be reach on my cell if you need anything. blessings
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service(C) followed by luncheon and voters meeting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service (C)