November 22, 2020
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.
COVID 19 WORSHIP: Welcome home everyone! While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and santitizing 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. We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated, if seating is compliant, may remove the mask in order to worship.
By the Cross of Christ, We Enter the Kingdom of Our God and Father
When the crucified and risen Lord Jesus comes to judge the living and the dead, “he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats” (Matt. 25:32). “To those on his right,” who have been crucified and raised with Him through repentance and faith in His Gospel, He will grant the blessed kingdom of His Father (Matt. 25:34). Having been justified by His grace, they live unto righteousness in Him (Matt. 25:35–40). But “those on his left,” who trust in themselves and despise their neighbor, will depart “into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt. 25:41). Until that day, the Lord searches for His sheep “as a shepherd seeks out his flock” (Ezek. 34:11–12). Through His preaching of repentance, He disciplines the proud sheep and goats, “the fat and the strong,” but through the preaching of forgiveness He rescues the lost, binds up the injured, strengthens the weak and feeds “the lean sheep” (Ezek. 34:16, 20). In this way, He destroys the power of death in the children of Adam by His cross, so that “in Christ shall all be made alive” by His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:20–26).
Collect of the Day
Eternal God, merciful Father, You have appointed Your Son as judge of the living and the dead. Enable us to wait for the day of His return with our eyes fixed on the kingdom prepared for Your own from the foundation of the world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: : Setting Three page 184.
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor (PSALM 39:4-5, 7-8,12a- Aph. 2 peter 3:13niv)
READINGS: : Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28 Matthew 25: 31 - 46
HYMNS: 756, 532, 671
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 2:00 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
For Members of Grace: Carolyn, Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray
For Friends and Fellow Christians: father of Rev. Matthew Habermas; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Natalie; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Deaconess Carmen and Christian Missionaries travelling all over the world. World Mission prayer: Rev Henry Evelerth
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM
STAMP AND CAN TABS COLLECTION: Monica is collecting the can tab for her legion #43 and cancelled stamps; you can place them in the labelled boxes in the narthex. Thank and blessings
CLWR: The CLWR “We Care Program” (school kits are being suspended due to shipping restrictions. They will still be accepting monetary donation to CLWR to support missions. See listing on table in narthex for donations for the Layettes(baby bundles) which are included in MEDICAL Mission 2020; donation of any item listed would be greatly appreciated or a monetary gift so they can purchase items as needed. Blessings
SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts at 9:00am online due to Covid19. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
MORE TOPICS, MORE GUESTS, MORE JESUS…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 week’s teachings include: Thanksgiving in the Bible, The Lord’s Prayer Petition “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,” God Condoning War & Killing in the Old Testament, The Book of 2 Peter and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
THE REFUGE: You can bring hope & lasting change to the life of a homeless or street involved youth with your spare change by donating at refugeoutreach.com/dayofchange. All proceeds from the Day of Change will go directly to support life-changing programs for homeless and street youth in the Durham Region through The Refuge.
ADVENT DEVOTIONS: Lutheran Church Canada has now released their 2020 online devotion; you can view this online or print it off daily.
CANADIAN LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF: GIFT FROM THE HEART -Brochures on the table in the entrance. Buy a goat, pig or a chicken. Please see directions in brochures/
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Call Paula Hohmann.
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible class
10:30am Divine Service followed by voters meeting
Tuesday 7:30pm Elders meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
Saturday St. Vincent’s kitchen
Sunday (b) First Sunday in Advent
9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service