Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: email@example.com
October 18, 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.
St. Luke, Evangelist
The book of Luke is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Genealogy, Sermons, Parables, and some Prophetic Oracles. The emphasis of Luke is Parables and contains more of them than any other Gospel (19 total). It is the third of the synoptic gospels. Luke, a doctor and a Greek Christian, wrote it circa 59-61 A.D. He accompanied Paul on mission journeys, as described in the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote. The key word in Luke is "Son of Man" which is used 80 times.
The key personalities of the book include Jesus Christ, His parents Mary and Joseph, the Twelve Disciples, John the Baptist, Herod the Great, Jewish religious leaders, and Pilate.
This book was written to record an accurate account “so that you may know the exact truth” (1:4), of the life of Jesus Christ as the perfect Savior of the world. He wrote to the Greeks to present Jesus in His perfect manhood as the “Son of Man,” the Savior of all men.
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, our Father, Your blessed Son called Luke the physician to be an evangelist and physician of the soul. Grant that the healing medicine of the Gospel and the Sacraments may put to flight the diseases of our souls that with willing hearts we may ever love and serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: : Setting Three page 184.(NO communion, turn to page 227)
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Isaiah 35: 5 - 8 2 Timothy 4: 5 - 18 Luke 10: 1 - 9
HYMNS: 856, 810 421 846
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: Paul; Carolyn, Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Paul; Rev. Allen; Jennifer; Lauren; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice (Aunt of Debbie ); Karen& family; Kamini (sister of Suresh); Natalie; Darren ; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Deaconess Carmen and Christian Missionaries travelling all over the world.
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.
FAREWELL AND GODSPEED LUNDA: Lunda is moving to London, on Oct. 19. Her son and his family live there. We are sad that we will not see her as often, hoping that she might come back from time to time. May God grant her a smooth move and much joy in her new surroundings.
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
LWML-CANADA SUNDAY MITE CHALLENGE 2020 - It has been several months of uncertainty with respect to meeting together as LWML societies. Due to the various restrictions on gatherings and procedures in our church, Mite Sunday will not be as we normally hold it. Instead below is a form/challenge which we can all take part in and continue to support our Mission Grants. I would ask all those who can, take part in this challenge. On October 18th, 2020 we have a separate basket at the entrance next to our offering basket and I would ask that any donations for your challenge/mite donations please place in Mite basket. The Lord has blessed us, so let us show our appreciation by giving what we can to Mites on this LWML Sunday. A copy of the challenge is on the table with the bulletins. . Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Blessings, Diana
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.
CONGREGATIONAL VOTERS MEETING: today after service in the basement, will practice social distancing.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts at 9:00am online due to Covid19. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM
REAL REFORMATION RADIO…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: Evangelical Buzz Words, The Ten Commandments & Proverbs, Original Sin, The Hymn “God Loved the World So That He Gave” and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO email@example.com
This Week under Grace
Today (r) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible class
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Meeting
Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Teachers meeting.
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
Friday St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr
Saturday 11:00 am Eva Clare Perras Baptism
Sunday (r) Reformation Day (Observed)
9:00am Sunday School(online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service