Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 15, 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.
God’s Gift of Forgiveness Engenders Our Forgiveness of Others
The Day of the Lord is “near and hastening fast,” and it will be “a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation” (Zeph. 1:14, 15). The Lord will search out and punish “the men who are complacent” concerning His Word, “who fill their master’s house with violence and fraud” (Zeph. 1:9, 12). Then all their works and efforts will be for nothing: “Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them” (Zeph. 1:13). But those who fear, love and trust in the Lord are “good and faithful” stewards of His property (Matt. 25:21). They live by faith in His free gift of forgiveness, and they multiply His goods in the loving forgiveness of their neighbor, and “the master of those servants” settles His accounts with them by the gracious reckoning of His Gospel (Matt. 25:19). Likewise, “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:9). Therefore, let us also “put on the breastplate of faith and love” in our dealings with one another (1 Thess. 5:8).
Collect of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Dispel from us the works of darkness and grant us to live in the light of Your Son, Jesus Christ, 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: : Setting Three page 184.
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor (PSALM 143:2, 5-6,10-11- Aph. Ps.84:1)
READINGS: : Zephaniah 1: 7 - 16 1 Thessalonians 5: 1 - 11 Matthew 25: 14 - 30
HYMNS: 655, 508, 627, 781
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
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: immediately follows the service. The 2021 budget will be presented.
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 and layettes is 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 MEDICAL Mission 2020 ONLY; 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 and Lisa for more information.
THEOLOGY FOR WHITE COLLAR, BLUE COLLAR & CLERICAL COLLAR…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 topics include: Church Paraments & Vestments, Original Sin, The Passover, The Lord’s Supper and more. You can listen on-demand 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.
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.
CLWR: The CLWR “We Care Program” (school kits and layettes is being suspended due to shipping restrictions. The will still be accepting monetary donation to CLWR to support missions. See listing on table in narthex for donations for Missions 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.
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 email@example.com
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 7:00pm Sunday School meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
Sunday (g) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service