Weekly Bulletin

Seventh Sunday of Easter       May 13, 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.

 

Our Great High Priest Preserves Us in the Name of His Father

On the eve of His Passion, Christ Jesus intercedes for the disciples as their merciful and great High Priest. He prays that His Father would protect them “from the evil one” and preserve them in His name (John 17:11–12, 15). Along with His prayer, Christ Himself comes to the Father by His self-sacrifice upon the cross, thereby consecrating Himself for the sake of His disciples, “that they also may be sanctified in truth” (John 17:19). To that same end, He speaks to them in the world and gives them His Father’s Word, that is, Himself. His apostles, in turn, have written these things “to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). For “this life is in his Son,” whom He has given by His Word, and “whoever has the Son has life” (1 John 5:11–12). By this apostolic testimony, disciples are gathered together “with one accord,” as one Body in Christ, “devoting themselves to prayer” and waiting upon the Lord in “the upper room” of His Church on earth (Acts 1:13–14).

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.

                   The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert. B

​READINGS:   :   Acts 1: 12- 26                      1 John 5: 9 – 15                   John 17: 11b - 19

HYMNS:   553,  539,  701(offering),  644,  617,  564

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

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

Members of Grace: Eugene & family (after Margaret’s death); Jane; John; Paula; Marshall; Debbie; Fran; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Claudette; Isabelle; Anne; Monika; Alicia; Delores; Debby;

 

Friends of Grace:  Family of  Joan (Mother of  Pastor Kevin Fast) Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris;  Susan; Mary; Larry; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Kathy & Jack; Ada (Loretta's mother); Asser; Gheorghe; Alice; Sharon; Jamie; Rev.  John; Brenda; Lea

 

MARGARET MACKENZIE:  fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday April 22 around noon.  While we were here taking Holy Communion, our Risen Lord was welcoming her to the same feast but in heaven.  We pray for Gene and his family as they mourn this loss while still comforted in the Resurrection.

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

Happy Mothers Day: God bless you mothers’ this day and every day as we celebrate and honour our mothers (and father’s) each and every day.

 

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;  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: office@gracelutheranchurch.net 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 principal@christourking.ca by Friday, June 8, 2018.

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

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/Sunday School

                                10:30am                              Divine Service

Monday – Wednesday                                       Pastor’s Conference at Camp Pioneer, NY

Thursday                 7:00pm                               Nomination Committee Meeting

Sunday (w)             9:30am                                Bible Class/Sunday School        

                                10:30am                              Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon

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