Weekly Bulletin

22nd Sunday after Pentecost      Oct 21, 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.

By the Voluntary Poverty of Christ, We Enter the Kingdom of God

To love and trust in earthly wealth is vanity. For nothing of this earth will last forever, nor can any of it grant eternal life (Eccl. 5:10). But the one who trusts in God is “occupied with joy in his heart” and is able to sleep in peace, “whether he eats little or much,” because he knows that the “days of his life” are “the gift of God” (Eccl. 5:12, 18–20). The person who trusts in riches cannot sleep, because he “shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand” (Eccl. 5:15). Therefore, it is difficult “for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 20:23). Indeed, it is impossible for man, yet “all things are possible with God” (Mark 20:27). Thus, the Rich Man, Jesus Christ, has made Himself poor and has gone through “the eye of a needle,” through death and the grave, “to enter the kingdom of God” on our behalf (Mark 20:24–25). He is the “great high priest who has passed through the heavens” (Heb. 4:14), so that we may now enter His Sabbath rest by faith in His forgiveness (Heb. 4:3–9).

Collect of the Day

O God, Your divine wisdom sets in order all things in heaven and on earth.  Put away from us all things hurtful and give us those things that are beneficial for us; 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:  Divine Service Setting Three on page 184. (Proper 24b)

                         The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.

​READINGS:   :  Ecclesiastes 5: 10 - 20        Hebrews 4: 1 – 13 (14-16)                 Mark 10: 23 - 31

HYMNS:   904,  690,  782(offering),  602,  553,  770

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Robert  Bryans                                   Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Kirsten                                                                   Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna                                                                                

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

Holy Communion:

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

Members of Grace: Doug; Albina; Dennis; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Anne

 

Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Rev. Carl; Donna and Walter, Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris;  Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe;  Brenda; Phyllis; James; Bob; Heinz

​​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

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY:  at 9am.  Come and worship, study the Holy Scriptures, particularly the OT book of Isaiah, while enjoying a cup of coffee and tea.

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 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.

 

LUTHERAN HOUR – 820AM CHAM @ October 28, 2018; “Stranger Than Fiction”  (Romans 3:19-28) ; Lutheran Hour Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; God is the Author Who becomes part of the story – our story.  The Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler presents his first message as Lutheran Hour Speaker.

 

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION...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 teachings include: Responding to the Roman Catholic Case for a Celibate Priesthood, The Birth of Moses, Stealing, Bearing False Witness and more.  You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY: A copy of our directory is on the brown shelf; if you have made any changes in your name, address, phone #’s, email address, etc, please update in book.  Please include a note “add me” if you want to be on the email distribution list for church alerts, bulletins and calendars. Need updates by October 21th, as we will have a new copy ready for emailing.  Blessings, Lorna and Debby

 

LADIES OF GRACE MISSIONS:  On Workday October 2, 2018 the ladies of Grace put together 64 baby bundles and 25 Living  & Learning Kits for Lutheran World  Relief.  Thanks so much to all for your help and time given. On that note we will now need the following for our next workday;

Baby Bundles –Diaper pins.

 

This is what is needed for each kit:

3 lined notebooks                                  10 unsharpened pencils with erasers

1 metric rules (30 Centimeters)             1 pencil sharpener

1 eraser                                                   1 pack of crayons (or pencil crayons)

1 small and simple toy (new and not requiring batteries)

1 bar of soap(low scented) and 1 toothbrush (new and wrapped) and washcloths.

1 tube of medium size toothpaste (expiration date no earlier than one year)

 

LADIES OF GRACE: I wish to thank all those who contributed so generously to Mites last Sunday.

The Mite collection amounted to $312.10.  These funds will be forwarded to LWMLC Ontario District to support our mission projects.; Once again, thank you to everyone for supporting Ladies of Grace and our Mites. Everyone is encouraged to attend the LWMLC Toronto Zone Fall Rally to be held at Risen Christ on November 27th.; Our guest speaker will be Matthew Fenn from the seminary in St Catherines who will speak to us on seminary life.; All visiting societies are reminded to bring fruit or cheese rather than dessert since there will be a cake to celebrate LWML Canada’s 25th anniversary; Anyone requiring a ride should contact either myself or Carolyn McLeod & Diana, President, Ladies of Grace 

 

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, Sierrre Leone, Tanzania, India, Philipines, PNG, Ukraine, Thailand, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. Individuals working these areas are so very grateful for all that we send to please continue to support this very workwhile Mission.  If you want further information, please contact Diana , President, Ladies of Grace.

 

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

​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

Wednesday             9:00am                                Matins and Bible Study

Thursday                 7:30pm                                Council Meeting

Saturday                  ***                                      St. Vincent’s Kitchen

Sunday (g)              9:30am                                Sunday School & Bible Class    

                                10:30am                              Divine Service

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