Weekly Bulletin

Nov 20, 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 Christ Reigns, Enduring the Cross — Its Scorn and Shame

The Lord Jesus reigns in love among those who are baptized in His name. “They shall be mine,” He says, “and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him” (Mal. 3:17). Jesus’ service through crucifixion for sinful men anchors us in new life. In the proclamation of His Son, God makes His justice clear, defining “the distinction between the righteous and the wicked” (Mal. 3:18). He truly is “the King

of the Jews” (Luke 23:38), who governs His Church with all authority in heaven and on earth. He has

come into His kingdom by His cross, and He graciously remembers us in paradise. Therefore, do not weep for Him, but with repentant faith “weep for yourselves and for your children” (Luke 23:28). Then the mountains and hills of Jerusalem, His holy Church, shall cover you with His righteousness and peace. For He “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” (Col. 1:15). “All things were created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16), and “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” bodily in Him, reconciling all things to Himself “by the blood of his cross” (Col. 1:19–20).

Collect of the day:

Lord Jesus Christ, You reign among us by the preaching of Your cross.  Forgive Your people their offenses that we, being governed by Your bountiful goodness, may enter at last into Your eternal paradise; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184

         Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. (Proper 29C)

       

​READINGS:  Malachi 3: 13-68                                  Colossians 1: 13-20                     Luke 23: 27 - 43

HYMNS: 610,  534,   532 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Nathan

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild: Aina         

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Anne & Bill; Fran; Sherran; Herta; Bob & Lucy

Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Mary (mother of David, hospitalized in Florida by a severe stroke); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti ; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Maritza died 11/10; George; Kathy; Frank (Les’ father); Paul; Kylene (friend of Gina); Mission Prayers for November 2022- Rev. Mao Saron – Cambodia, Rev. Phough Mayavuth [Pho Maya-vuth] - Cambodia, Deaconess Va Savet – Cambodia, Deaconess Srey [sur-ay] Mom - Cambodia

UKRAINE RELIEF FUND: As of August 15, 2022 the people of LCC have raised a total of $604,921.63 for the LCC Ukraine Relief Aid Fund. For those who would like to direct financial support to the pastors and people of the SELCU, you can do so through LCC’s Ukraine Aid Fund: https://lutheranchurch-canada.tng-secure.com/?pageId=donation-edit&categoryId=10976

DEATH NOTICES:  Ruth, a member of Grace who lived in Whitby died in the Lord some time last month.  Lena died at the age of 96 earlier this month.  God grant his saints who mourn, comfort in their grief and grace to enter the joys of paradise.

CANADIAN LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF: Gifts From The Heart 2022 Christmas Catalogue are in if you need to buy a gift for some that is very hard to buy for,  buy a food basket, Chicken or a beehive, etc., or a donation @ www.clwr.org/GFTH OR 1800-661-2597. They are on the shelf. Blessings

 

VOTERS’ MEETING:  NEXT SUNDAY after service.  The 2023 budget will be presented.

 

LADIES OF GRACE: We are currently fundraising for our seminary student. To begin we are raffling off a beautiful baby (crib size) quilt created by Diane Grant. See quilt in the narthex. Tickets are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 available after church. The draw will be December 18th, 2022. Please see us after church to get a ticket. Blessings Debby Miller and Diane Grant

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)          9:00am              Sunday School Bell choir practice

                          9:30am              Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)

                        10:30am              Divine Service

Tuesday            7:00pm             Elders meeting

Sunday (b)        9:00am             Sunday School Bell choir practice

                           9:30am             Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)

                         10:30am             Divine Service followed by Voters’ Assembly