Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: email@example.com
25th Sunday After Pentecost Nov 11, 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 Lord Freely Feeds and Provides for Us with Everything He Has
Those who contribute “large sums” from “out of their abundance” have done very little. They cannot purchase God’s favor with their money. But the “poor widow” with her two small coins, who “out of her poverty has put in everything she had,” entrusts herself and her life to the mercy of God (Mark 12:41–44). Such faith is not disappointed, for the Lord is faithful, and He provides for His people by His grace. Thus was the poor widow of Zarephath able to feed the prophet Elijah “for many days,” as well as herself and her household, “according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah” (1 Kings 17:15–16). He feeds us, too, by His Word, not only with daily bread for this body and life, but unto the life everlasting in Christ Jesus. “By the sacrifice of himself,” by the giving of His body and life and all that He had, He has entered “into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf” (Heb. 9:24–26). He is our great High Priest and the Temple of God, as well as the priestly food with which He feeds us.
Collect of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Grant us so firmly to believe in Your Son Jesus that our faith may never be found wanting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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. (Proper 27B)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : 1 Kings 17: 8 - 16 Hebrews 9: 24 - 28 Mark 12: 38 - 44
HYMNS: 901, 738, 732(offering), 787, 821, 922
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: Loretta; Monika; Albina; Dennis; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Olga ; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Savita; Rev. Carl; Donna and Walter; Rev. Richard; Chris; Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda; Phyllis; James; Bob; Heinz; George; Lennon
REMEMBRANCE DAY: In thanksgiving to God for His protection working in our military and for all who died for our country, we offer this reading from the Augsburg Confession, article XVI on CIVIL AFFAIRS. Our churches teach that lawful civil ordinances are good works of God 2 and that it is right for Christians to hold civil office, to sit as judges, to decide matters by the imperial and other existing laws, to award just punishments, to engage in just wars, to serve as soldiers, to make legal contracts, to hold property, to swear oaths when required by magistrates, to marry, to be given in marriage. 3 Our churches condemn the Anabaptists who forbid Christians to engage in these civil functions. 4 They also condemn those who place p 38 the perfection of the Gospel not in the fear of God and in faith but in forsaking civil duties. The Gospel teaches an eternal righteousness of the heart, but it does not destroy the state or the family. 5 On the contrary, it especially requires their preservation as ordinance of God and the exercise of love in these ordinance. 6 Therefore Christians are necessarily bound to obey their magistrates and laws except when commanded to sin, 7 for then they ought to obey God rather than men.
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: This month, 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, 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. 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.
LUTHERAN HOUR – 820AM CHAM @ 8AM - November 18, 2018 - “Once and For All” (Hebrews 10:11-19); Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Tony Cook; Rev. Dr. Tony Cook shares God’s message of forgiveness – “In Jesus, our Great High Priest, we have found the perfect and permanent solution to our separation and sin.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
9:30am Pastors’ Conference at Risen Christ, Mississauga
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study of Isaiah
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service