Day of Pentecost         Jun 4, 2017

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 Risen Lord Jesus Pours Out the Holy Spirit

The Lord took “some of the Spirit” that was on Moses “and put it on the seventy elders” of Israel (Num. 11:25), and they “prophesied in the camp” (Num. 11:26). In the same way, our risen Lord Jesus poured out His Holy Spirit at the Feast of Pentecost — the 50th day and the “Eighth Sunday” of Easter. When “a sound like a mighty rushing wind” and “tongues as of fire appeared” and rested on each of the 12 apostles, “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” and proclaimed “the mighty works of God” (Acts 2:2–4, 11). The Lord Jesus grants this same Spirit to His Church on earth to proclaim Him glorified on the cross and risen victorious from the grave for us sinners. From His open heart, our crucified and risen Lord pours out His Holy Spirit in “rivers of living water” (John 7:38) and invites everyone who thirsts to come to Him and drink freely (John 7:37). Through this life-giving work of the Holy Spirit, we hear our pastors “telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God” (Acts 2:11), and “everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21).

Collect of the Day

O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; 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 one on page 151.     

      The Introit is sung responsively by half verse and is found on the insert.  “This Is the Feast” is sung on page 155.

 

Introit (sung responsively by half-verse)

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the | faithful,*

          and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alle- | luia!

 

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have

you | made them all;*

        the earth is full of your | creatures.

 

These all | look to you,*

        to give them their food in due | season.

 

When you give it to them, they gath-| er it up;*

when you open your hand, they are filled with | good  things.

 

When you send forth your Spirit, they are cre- | ated,*

       and you renew the face | of the ground.

 

          Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

                   and to the Holy | Spirit;

          as it was in the be- | ginning,*

              is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the | faithful,*

          and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Alle- | luia!

 

READINGS:     Numbers 11:24–30                 Acts 2:1–21                 John 7:37–39

HYMNS:   496,  497,  502 (offering hymn),  650,  643,  500

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Debby (Wed. 5-7)                                                             Parish Nurse: Jane   

Pastor Available for Confession & Absolution

Tues. & Thurs. (9am – Noon)

Bible Class and Sunday School

Sunday 9:30am

Holy Communion:

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.

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Owen; Fran; Dennis; Hannelore; June; Bill; Rev. Kurt; Rev. Greg; Olga; Monika; Edith; David; Kim; Asser;  Gheorghe; Sharon; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Konrad & Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Debbie; Betty; Lucie; Claudette; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; Brenda; George & Jeannie; Mardelle; Johanna; Hedwig

​​PRAYER CHAIN:  Paula, our Evangelism Team Leader, has restarted the prayer chain for anyone who is in need of help.  Once a request is either brought to her and/or from Pastor, she will call the prayer chain members, 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, we’re here for you. Paula

THANK YOU: My heartfelt gratitude for you concern for not only me, but also for my Mum during these past couple of months of medical challenges. I am truly grateful for your prayers. God is good and does answer prayer.  All has gone well with my surgeries and test results. I am recovering much better than I anticipated given what the doctors had originally said.  I thank God for his many blessing and mercy.   Thank you all for your support. In Christ, Johanna…. (And Lorna)

SAINTS ALIVE: Guest speaker, Jane Ibbott’s Daughter Elizabeth who is a Toronto police officer, will be here  to discuss how to protect yourself from phone and door to door scams.  ALL are welcome to attend.

Ann's Thanks: Thank you for the big surprise and lovely send off.  I thank God that Grace has been my church home since 1988, and for the many blessings I have received and also for the countless memories I will take with me.  Your kind and encouraging words and gifts are treasured as we leave Oshawa and make our home in Sarnia.  God willing I'll be back for VBS in July.  Your sister in Christ, Ann

VBS-WE are also in need of tissue paper different shades of purple, and red and yellow, gold.  We need 1 teacher and 4 helpers. Prayerfully consider donating your time this summer.  Please let Carolyn know, she will be back by end of May 30.  Thank you, VBS Team.

REFORMATION SERVICE EVENT FUND RAISER: ending June 11th will be matched by FaithLife Financial up to $300.00   

CONCORDIA SEMINARY ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Monday June 5th at Sawmill Golf course in Fenwick, ON $100 reg. Details on table.

GREETERS: A welcoming smile and a firm handshake is a warm invitation to our Grace family. Please sign up for either whole month or a few Sundays or if you notice no one is there at 10:15 am. Please step in and Greet! See sign up form on bulletin board or table in Narthex. Volunteers needed.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR BROADCASTS: Hear inspirational messages every Sunday on Hamilton CHAM 820/am at 8:00 AM. See bulletin board for broadcast topics; Streaming audio and pod-casts at:  www.lutheranhour.ca.

GRACE LUTHERAN LIBRARY - BOOK OF THE MONTH - HISTORY OF OUR GRACE CHURCH:  Our library is going to feature a book of the month.  Please take a few moments and look at the book of the month. You can find it on top of the white book case in the narthex.  Enjoy reading some history of how God’s grace has been working among us! Also, take some time to browse through our library for interesting Christian books.

DEFENDING THE FAITH, TEACHING THE TRUTH…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This weeks topics include: The Movie “The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Responding to Roman Catholic Proof Texts, Martin Luther on Prayer, 4th Century Roman Emperor Constantine and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

SPRING CLEANING: Please pick a room or cupboard and come in on any day best for you to clean it. Requirements: just dusting, cleaning spider webs, rodent droppings and washing with a strong cleaner. Bring a mask, gloves and rags. See book on table in Narthex.  Please let a trustee or Pastor know if you are coming so someone can be here during day to let you in.   Thank you, Trustees

LUTHERAN WITNESS:  Its that time for renewal June 2017; put cost with your offering and mark it on the envelop or write a cheque to Grace Lutheran church label Lutheran Witness.  2017 Pricing $15.96/yr +.75/mth = $9 mailing.= $24.96.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Please take a few minutes and do a check of lights, bathrooms and coffee pot. Hydro and Water are one of our major expenses, so we all need to do our part to keep expenses at bay. Thank you. Trustees.

GRASS CUTTING: Help needed for cutting the grass : Help is required for grass cutting around the church at least once every two weeks.  Please consider helping in this over the spring and summer period. If you are interested please contact . Ed

 

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 to read or to a friend. Summer clean out will be done in July.

SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month.  You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes.  Or to help close.  Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.

LADIES OF GRACE: The Ladies of Grace will meet June 6th, at 7:30pm at the church for a brief meeting to update all news and to have elections.

OFFERING COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist in 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.

BULLETIN: We will be going to our one page summer bulletin starting June 4th.  Any special announcements will be put on the White board.

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  There is a folder in the 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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net *** Please forward if you have any summer announcements for the July & August as soon as possible.  Thank you, Debby

 

​​This Week under Grace

 

Today (r)                     9:30am                          Bible Class

                                  10:30am                           Divine Service(C)

Tuesday                      7:30pm                          Ladies of Grace meeting

Wednesday                9:00am                          Divine Service and bible study

Friday                          7:30am                          Men’s Breakfast

Sunday (w)                 9:30am                          Bible Class

                                  10:30am                          Divine Service (C)

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