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Weekly Bulletin

October  22, 2023 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost

 

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. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!  

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:  Setting Three  page 184. 

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

                

​READINGS:   Isaiah 45: 1 - 7                        1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10          Matthew 22: 15 - 22

HYMNS:   966,  940,  781 (during offering), 797

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Nathan

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild:  Julia and Lynn

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  family/friends Gwenda (called home Sept. 19); Anne & Bill; Sherran; Herta; Viena; Levi, Debbie

Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. Robert Morley; Joan; Lynda; Les’s cousin Mike; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev; Don; Elizabeth; Mary (David’s mother), Stu; Rev. Darryl; Doug & family; Spence family

Mission Prayers for October: Rev. Van Ravy – Cambodia, Rev. Heng Kim Hai (Hi) – Cambodia, Rev. Rochom Binh (Rock-om) – Cambodia, Rev. Romass Svell – Cambodia, Rev. San Ran – Cambodia

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS:  Etelka; Doreen, Viena, Anne, Margaret, Laura, Connor, David, Amy, Briana, Kirsten, Norm, Bea, Vincent, Michael

 

OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES: David & Lynn

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: and Bible study is at 9:30am.

 

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY:  is at 9:30am.

LWML TORONTO ZONE FALL RALLY: Christ Our King Lutheran Church in Mississauga will be hosting the LWML Toronto Zone Fall Rally on Saturday, October 28. The theme will be Joy and will include guest speakers Poya Zamani and Rev. Kurt Lantz. Opening Devotion starts at 9:30am. Visiting Societies to bring a dessert. Please RSVP by October 21 to Barb Jurgens 905-823-7622 or email barbjurgens@gmail.com. Please see Diana Grant if you have any questions.

 

QUILTING: Ladies of Grace quilters will be meeting every Tuesday morning at 9:30 to make quilts.  Please come out and help if you can, no experience required.

LWML LAYETTES: We are going to be putting together layettes at our November meeting.  We require receiving blankets in order to complete these layettes.  Anyone wishing to donate layettes can do so by giving them to either Carolyn McLeod or myself. - Diana President Ladies of Grace

LADIES GUILD: Ladies Guild Membership is currently due. The fee is $10. Please give to Carolyn.

 

CANADIAN LUTHERAN: copies are available on the back shelf in the atrium. An article about Dan is featured on page 21 regarding his time as Vicar in Kitimat.

FOOD BANK:  Our food cabinet is running low on food; please drop off non-perishable food so we can support our church and community.

 

SHOEBOX CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Volunteer needed to help run the Shoebox Christmas Program. Collection Week is November 13-19. See office for program instruction.

PASTOR DARRYL STEFANIK:  died on Friday, October 6 and was buried on Sunday, October 15. In honour of her husband, Cornelia Stefanik would like to invite friends and also our circuit pastors and congregations to a visitation on Sunday, October 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2027 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord!  (Revelation 14:13).

LUTHERAN BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE SERIES… How did the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod defend itself 50 years ago from a liberal approach to the Bible?  Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, recently interviewed several guests about the Lutheran battle for the Bible.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at issuesetc.org/battleforthebible.

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

USHERS NEEDED: We need more volunteers for the ushering team. If you are interested in helping out with this important part of our worship service please talk to one of the elders.

 

CHURCH KEYS:  Members that no longer need their church keys can you please return them to the office; new trustees and some council members are in need of them.  To get new keys cut are costly around $75 per key.  Thank You.  Debby

This Week under Grace 

Today (g)                     9:30am             Sunday School and Bible study

                                     10:30am             Divine Service

Monday                                                   ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM, BROTHER OF JESUS, MARTYR

Tuesday                      9:00am             Quilting

Wednesday              9:30am             Bible study

Saturday                                                 ST. SIMON & ST. JUDE, APOSTLES         Toronto LWML rally-Christ Our King

Sunday (r)                  9:30am             Sunday School and Bible study             

                                     10:30am            Divine Service for Reformation Day (observed)

Next Sunday’s Readings: Revelation 14:6-7           Romans 3:19-28         John 8: 31-36

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