Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26th Sunday after Pentecost Nov 18, 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.
The Crucified and Risen Body of Christ Jesus Is the True Temple of God
Despite its “wonderful stones” and “great buildings,” the Jerusalem temple would be torn down, with not one stone left upon another, just as this present world and its kingdoms will come to an end (Mark 13:1–8). But that temple pointed beyond itself to Christ, to His sacrifice upon the cross and to the resurrection of His body as the true Temple of God. In the midst of sin and death, by the proclamation of the Gospel, He now gathers disciples into His body, wherein “the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Mark 13:10–13). For He is “a great priest over the house of God,” who “will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” By the pure water of His Baptism, they “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,” and by His flesh and blood, they enter the Holy of Holies (Heb. 10:17–22). Thus are His people delivered, “everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.” For by the wisdom of His Gospel, He turns “many to righteousness,” so that “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake” to everlasting life (Dan. 12:1–3).
Collect of the Day
O Lord, by Your bountiful goodness release us from the bonds of our sins, which by reason of our weakness we have brought upon ourselves, that we may stand firm until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, 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. (28B)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Daniel 12: 1 - 3 Hebrews 10: 11 - 25 Mark 13: 1 - 13
HYMNS: 873, 508, 553 (offering), 563, 564, 793
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Robert Bryans Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
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.
Members of Grace: Alyx & Baby; June; Loretta; Monika; Albina; Dennis; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Connor
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Rev. John Obeda (passed away on Fri. Nov. 9th); Savita; Rev. Carl; Donna and Walter; Rev. Richard; Chris; Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda; Phyllis; James; Bob; George; Lennon
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
BIRTHDAY LUNCH: Next Sunday, we will be having a soup and salad meal. I now have 6 soups; Thank you to Jane, Carolyn, Paula, Linda, and Vienna for volunteering to make soup. Thanks to my salad donators, Gail, Verna, Dianne, Laura, Minnie and Bea. If you want to bring a salad to share, call and leave at message at church 905-728-4381. Blessings Debby
FOOD PANTRY: We are in great need to restock our food pantry; community calls have come in for help. Please bring a non-perishable item for any meetings and birthday lunches. Blessings, thank you.
***SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
LADIES OF GRACE: At the November 3rd meeting of Ladies of Grace the ladies held a work day. 18 School Kits, 35 Layettes and 1 blanket were completed and boxed ready for shipment to Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Thank you to everyone in the congregation who continue to support Ladies of Grace by donating the necessary items to prepare these kits.; Ladies of Grace will be holding their annual Christmas Social on December 15th, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All the ladies of the congregation are invited to attend this pot luck social. A reminder to the ladies who have Christmas Stockings to bring them to the social to be turned in for Mites; anyone without a stocking can still contribute to mites, there will be a basket available for contributions. Anyone wishing to attend who has not already advised either Carolyn or myself please do so not later than December 12th. Hope to see many of you come out to enjoy a light lunch and fellowship. Diana, President Ladies of Grace.
LUTHERAN HOUR – 820AM CHAM @ 8AM - November 25, 2018- “Birth Pains” (Mark 13:1-37) Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; A message by Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler for The Lutheran Hour based on Mark 13:1-37.
YOU CAN TEACH LAYPEOPLE THEOLOGY...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's topics include: An Introduction to the Koran, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Worship in the Tabernacle, The Abomination of Desolation and more. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
MEDICAL MISSIONS: I want to thank everyone in the congregation who supports medical missions. You may not know this, but, Ontario District LWML Canada is the only organization in Canada that supports Medical Missions. Medical Mission parcels are sent to Papua, New Guinea; Cameroon, Sierre Leone, Tanzania, India, Philippines, PNG, Ukraine, Thailand, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. Individuals working in these areas are so very grateful for all that we send to please continue to support this very worthwhile Mission. If you want further information, please contact Diana, President, Ladies of Grace.
ADVENT FELLOWSHIP DINNER: We will be having our advent dinner on December 8th, 2018; please sign up with your specialty dish or food donation. Volunteers are needed for cleanup or setup. Gift donations for draws are needed; (Man women boy girl toddler) All dishes will not be washed, to save time at end of evening. Please put your dish or throw away dish, in your cars after our meal. Blessings and Thank you.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Advent services will be each Wednesday prior to Christmas.(Dec. 5, 12 and 19); Christmas Eve 7pm and Christmas day at 10:30. Christmas tree setup will need volunteers for common room and front entrance before December 8th. Our sanctuary tree will need to be put up on Wednesday Dec 19 after service. The more hands the fast it will get put up. God bless.
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 email@example.com
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 (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
7:30pm Elders Meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study of Isaiah
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service