Thanksgiving Oct 8, 2017
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.
We Praise God for Sustaining Life in and through His Word
The nation resounds with thanksgiving for the earth’s bountiful harvest, crops of wheat and grains, all beneath the canopy of God’s almighty care. But “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:1–10). The Church is the vessel through which the Word of God penetrates the world with its Law and Gospel. It is this divine Word which proclaims Jesus as the sole source of life, health, and wholeness. It is Jesus who heals lepers with His Word, “Go show yourselves to the priests” (Luke 17:11–19). Of the ten cleansed, only one expresses thanksgiving back to Jesus. But true gratitude proceeds from a heart sustained by faith. Jesus bids this one Samaritan to “rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” So also, we are sent from the Divine Service, bolstered in our faith by Baptismal and Eucharist blessing to be thankful in our circumstances of plenty and hunger, abundance and need (Phil. 4:6–20).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, Your mercies are new every morning and You graciously provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience all our days; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Diving Service Setting One page 151.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.
READINGS: : Deuteronomy 8: 1 – 10 Philippians 4: 6 – 20 Luke 17: 11 - 19
HYMNS: 894, 806, 814 (offering), 617, 789, 643, 895
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Iulia (Tues am), Debby (Thurs pm) Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
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.
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Hannelore (died Wed. Funeral Service Thurs. at 11:00am at church); Paula; Annette; Debbie & Stephanie; Ivy (Gina’s mother); Jumna; Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; June; Olga; Monika; Edith; Asser; Gheorghe; Sharon; Debby; Brenda; Autumn Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather ; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Claudette; Isabelle; Denise.
CELEBRATE 500 YEARS: of the Reformation on October 29 at 4:00pm . Join the congregations of Lutheran Church-Canada’s Toronto Circuit at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2705 Islington Ave, Toronto. The Preacher is the Rev’d Ron Mohr, East District mission executive. Catered chicken dinner follows; suggested donation $7.50 per person. Please RSVP for the dinner by October 22 to your own pastor. Members of circuit congregations are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.
MEN'S BREAKFAST: The men's breakfast originally scheduled for October 14 has been postponed to October 21, 7:30 am at the church.
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.
WANTED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: We would ask that you prayerfully consider serving your Lord Jesus as a Sunday school teacher. This service to God is such a blessing and you are in The Word continually! The children are delightful and God ensures that you as a teacher learn from the kids as well. Please give this prayerful consideration. Speak to Paula or Carolyn if you have any questions or worries! We will mentor you until you are comfortable on your own. Thank you.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 AM Luther the Man: Called by God to Boast in Him” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31) Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Greg Seltz. Although Martin Luther is widely regarded as one of the most influential people of the last 500 years, he knew he was no big deal, compared to Christ.
LCC CONVENTION: October 1 This month fellow Lutherans from across Canada will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kitchener for Lutheran Church—Canada’s 11th triennial convention…and you can be part of it! 1) Friday, October 13 - Opening Divine Service at Historic St. Paul’s in downtown Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. 2) Saturday, October 14 - Reformation Intersections concert at Grace Lutheran Church, at 7:30 p.m. 3) Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 p.m. Meet and Greet for President Bugbee, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2nd floor, in appreciation for his service to the national church over the past 12 years 4) October 13-16 Convention business sessions at the Crowne Plaza. The schedule is available at www.lcc2017.ca.
LWML: This is the year of the 500th reformation, come to the Ontario District LWML Retreat and learn about the “Women of the Reformation”. The retreat is Oct. 20-21, 2017 at the Sunbridge Hotel Cambridge(Hespler). Registration is $75 for both days and you make your own room reservation with the hotel. When making your reservation advise them that you are part of the LWML Retreat to get the best room rate. Registration forms are available from Diana Grant@905-431-9826. Hope to see you all at this inspiring retreat. Blessings, Diana Grant, President of Ladies of Grace.
MISSION QUILTS: Dates for October are 3,10,17,24,31, everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP: We need your help
#1 cut the grass around the church until the end of Oct. See Philip, Owen, or Ed. to gain access to the mowers in the garage.
#2. To help in moving all the logs from the trees which were cut down in July to the portable/parking lot to be completed by mid-Sept. in the evening. Contact Ed /Owen
#3 Remove the large shrub hiding the church sign on the outside of the church.
#4 Clean up branches from the trees cut down. We need five to six men. Thanks for your help.
TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN...You can listen to expert guests discuss topics like: Christian Engagement with the World, Why Congregational Membership Matters, The Vocation of Singleness, The Doctrine & Practice of Closed Communion, Elijah & the Prophets of Baal and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
DENISE HOUSE AND CORNERSTONE DONATIONs: We are going to take children’s and women’s gently used clothing to Denise house and men’s to Cornerstone. Also small household items. So if you are cleaning out your home and closets, think of donating to those in need. Place in plastic bags and label them. Put them under the brown cupboard in the narthex. Thanks Jane Ibbott
OFFERING COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist in counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy .
THANK YOU: Thank you to those who planned and brought food for the 500th anniversary celebration. A special thanks for the tremendous work of Gina and Wendy.
BIRTHDAY LUNCH & FOOD BANK: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND on the birthday lunches. Next birthday lunch will be October 29th, 2017. See Jane if you want to be on the call list for food donations.
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
OFFICE PHONE: We are back up and running!!!! Just a few account issues to clear up, but functional!
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
9:30am Pastors’ Winkel, St. Matthew’s, Scarborough
7;30pm Council Meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Noon Saints Alive
Thursday – Monday Lutheran Church Canada Convention, Kitchener
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service