Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Oct 22, 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 Are Recreated in the Image of God by the Cross of Christ
Plotting against Jesus, the Pharisees attempted “to entangle him in his words” by asking about the payment of taxes to Caesar (Matt. 22:15). The Lord pointed to coins required for the tax, and He answered that we should “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21). But if coins bearing the image of Caesar should be rendered to him, then man — who is made in the image of God — must be rendered to the Lord. That tax is paid for us by the Lord Jesus, the image of God in the flesh, by His self-offering on the cross. And from His cross, as the Lord’s anointed, He reigns as the true Caesar over all nations “from the rising of the sun and from the west” (Is. 45:6). The Lord once called and anointed Cyrus “to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings” (Is. 45:1). Now by the preaching of the Gospel, “in power and in the Holy Spirit” (1 Thess. 1:5), foreigners from all over the world are “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thess. 1:9–10).
Collect of the Day
O God, the protector of all who trust in You, have mercy on us that with You as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; 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: Diving Service Setting One page 151. (Proper 24A)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.
READINGS: : Isaiah 45: 1 – 7 1 Thessalonians 1: 1 - 10 Matthew 22: 15 - 22
HYMNS: 966, 940, 781, 623, 851, 850
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: Ivy (passed away on Thurs 10.12.17 - Gina’s mother); Paula; Annette; Debbie & Stephanie; Jumna; Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; June; Olga; Monika; Edith; Asser; Gheorghe; Sharon; 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; Kathy; Paul; Jim; Ada (Loretta’s mother).
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.
PRAYER CHAIN: Paula, our Evangelism Team Leader, has restarted the prayer chain for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is either brought to her and/or from Pastor, she will call the prayer chain members, 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, we’re here for you. Paula
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: MEETS AFTER BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON NEXT SUNDAY.
BIRTHDAY LUNCH & FOOD BANK: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO 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.
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.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 -October 29 – Reformation Day
“A Reformation Invitation – the Just Live by Faith” (Romans 1:16-17) Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Greg Seltz; 500 years ago, Martin Luther rediscovered a truth that turned the world upside down: the just shall live by faith.
MISSION QUILTS: Dates for October are 24,31, everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP:
-To help in moving all the logs from the trees which were cut down in July to the portable/parking lot to be completed ASAP.
-Remove the large shrub hiding the church sign on the outside of the church
-Clean up branches from the trees cut down.
We need five to six men. Date to be announced. Thanks for your help.Leave you name and dates your available. Contact Ed/Owen
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
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. Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
CHRISTIAN SENIOR LIVING HOMES – FALL BAZAAR – Saturday November 4th, 2017, 9am to 1 pm. @ 200 Glen Hill Dr. S Whitby; see poster on table.
NAIROBI NEWS: If your following Pr. Kuddes & Michele-Please click for newsletter-https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0976e44ed5efdb31e8f6c9dbd/files/12578677-2000-414d-b136-23798c27841f/Nairobi_News_3.pdf
NOVEMBER CALENDAR: Please email me or put a note on the calendar on the table in narathex.
Church Phone Directory – I know some of you are eager to get started on your Christmas cards. Please take a few minutes to review your name and all information in your household. Write in updates or fill out a form. Please complete by November 1, 2017. Thank you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Our mission project for 2017, see bulletin insert. Blessings, Your Sunday school staff.
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
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Monday ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM, BROTHER OF JESUS, MARTYR
Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Saturday ST. SIMON & ST. JUDE, APOSTLES
St. Vincent’s kitchen
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service (Voters’ Assembly meets after birthday luncheon)