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Weekly Bulletin

Nov 13, 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.

God’s Plan of Redemption Trumps Earthly Destruction and Violence

There are signs of the Lord’s coming all around: the cross that marks His Church, the violence and death of the sinful world, and the shaking of the natural order. “There will be great distress upon the earth” (Luke 21:23), but the faithful know that “the kingdom of God is near” (Luke 21:31). Therefore, “straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Be awake and alert, and heed the words of Christ, which “will not pass away” (Luke 21:33). For you, “the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings” (Mal. 4:2). He sends His preachers of repentance in the spirit and power of Elijah “before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes” (Mal. 4:5), in order to “direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thess. 3:5). Although you are often faithless, “the Lord is faithful,” and by the preaching of His Word “he will establish you and guard you against the evil one” (2 Thess. 3:3). Therefore, “do not grow weary in doing good” (2 Thess. 3:13). In the midst of calamity, believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Collect of the day:

O Lord, almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You.  Rule and govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may live and abide forever in Your Son, who lives and reigns with You 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 28C)


​READINGS:  Malachi 4: 1-6 2 Thessalonians 3: 1-13            Luke 21: 5-36

HYMNS: 663,  508,   733 

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

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:

INSTALLATION: of the Rev. Jayanta (Joe) Das is planned for today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Elmira at 3pm.  Thanks be to God for supplying a pastor for this congregation and may His Word bear abundant blessings.


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 bee hive, etc., or a donation @ OR 1800-661-2597. They are on the shelf. Blessings


LADIES OF GRACE: will be meeting on November 12th, and we invite everyone to come and hear Martin Franssen speak on “Fraud and Awareness and Prevention”. Mr. Franssen will be speaking to us at 9:45 a.m. so please ensure that you arrive prior to that time.


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:


IRMGARD        HANS           WENDY


SEMINARY GUILD: New Seminary Guild fee is $10.00 and Carolyn is collecting it to send in soon. This fee has not gone up for 35 years and expenses have. Please consider joining this year. Our new student is Jason Gillard, a very nice 4th year student who just got married last summer to Camille, a lovely young lady. A picture of them is on the board and if you want to send them a card at any time, please feel free to do so. He is replacing Daniel Cunningham, who is Vicaring in Kitimat, BC and was our student last year. A picture of him and his fiancé is also on the board


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

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

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

                           10:30am                  Divine Service

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