June 5, 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.
The Holy Spirit Gives Peace
Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1), they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the 50th day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).
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, 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 Three on page 184.
Introit is sung responsively by half-verse. (Psalm 104: 24, 27f; antiphon: Liturgical Text)
READINGS: Genesis 11: 1 - 9 Acts 2: 1-21 John 14: 23-31
HYMNS: 768, 497, 650
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.
CONFIRMATION: of Nathan is today. Welcome Nathan to the Lord’s Table and be strengthened in partaking of our Lord’s body and blood. Nathan is the son of Christa Hruska and Lee Hruska who now waits the resurrection of the body. God’s blessings Nathan.
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
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 and Brigitte took place Sat. 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: took place May 28. The first calls for graduating pastors were:
Rev. Kyle Eddy (CLS) – Zion Lutheran Church (Prince George, BC) and Vanderhoof Lutheran Church (Vanderhoof, BC)
Rev. Chad Miller (CLTS) – Assistant Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church (St. Catharines, ON)
Seminary students receiving vicarage placements were:
Connor Buck (CLS) – Redeemer Lutheran Church (Waterloo, ON), Rev. Joel Kuhl
Daniel Cunningham (CLTS) – Redeemer Lutheran Church (Kitimat, BC), Rev. Alan Visser
Trey Doak (CLTS) – Grace Lutheran Church (Parker, Colorado), Rev. Joseph Murphy
Henock Teklemariam (CLS) – Trinity Lutheran Church (Golden, BC), Rev. Mark Lobitz
Praise God from whom all blessings flow who continues to send labourers into His harvest
Next Sunday’s Scripture readings: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Acts2:14a, 22-36 John 8:48-59
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 (r) 9:30am Bible study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Monday Concordia Seminary’s annual golf tournament, Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick.
Fri – Sun 12th convention of Lutheran Church Canada, Edmonton, AB
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Study (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service