Nov 7, 2021
Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.
Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ
“A great multitude … from all tribes and peoples and languages” cry out, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–10). Faith-filled saints from every place and time with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we, too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). Joined with the throng of angels and countless saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:15). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ, propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure and the persecuted are all blessed, and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
Collect of the day:
Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that, together with them, we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Sung)
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Revelation 7: (2-8) 9 – 17 1 John 3: 1 - 3 Matthew 5: 1 - 12
HYMNS: 812, 677, 941
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
REMEMBERING ALL SAINTS
In joyful expectation of the resurrection to life eternal, we remember before the Lord our departed family and friends who have gone before us in faith and all those who are in our hearts and minds this day. The following dear ones have died in the faith since last years’ remembrance:
For Members of Grace: family and friends of Norman (Uncle of Grant died Oct. 24); Irmgard; Hans; Fran; Dennis(Whitby Rehab); Sherran; Anne Ray; Bob ; Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father.
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Doris (wife of Rev. Konny Hahn in palliative care); Marli; Alice; Berti; Terry (heart attack); Norma; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette; Marg’s nephew Joe and Michelle upon the death of their unborn daughter and her brother-in-law Dale (cancer). Mission Prayers for November: Rev Guillermo Zùniga Casado-of Granada; Rev. Hei Va-Cambodia; Deaconess Paubla Ermisenda Zapata-Nueva Gerusalén; Deaconess Srey Muay-Southeast Asia.
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00am. Contact Lisa for more details.
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Please record any maintenance work in the trustees log on the wall by the office including details of the work done and the date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. This will help the trustees in the future. Thank you, blessing, Debby firstname.lastname@example.org
QUILTING: We will not be starting up quilting at this time due to COVID 19 regulations. We hope to start up again in the New Year, depending on Health regulations at that time. Minnie Harfmann and Ann Cameron
EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This weeks topics include: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Knew about Good Works, The Hymn “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones,” The Movie “Dune,” Old Testament Prophet Nehemiah and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
GRACE AUTOMATED CALL SERVICE: was used this past week to notify you of the Litke funeral. It is a computer generated program that delivers a message through the phone and computer. The church number will be displayed. If you wish not to receive these messages, please call the church office. Thanks to those who donated it to keep everyone updated.
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 email@example.com
FOOD PANTRY: Thanks Dave and Lynn for taking some of the pantry to Daniel our seminary student.. 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: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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.
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor to receive the Lord’s Supper. Please call him at the church office.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders’ meeting
Sunday (g) 9:00am online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Assembly