Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 23, 2022
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.
In Humble Repentance, Faith Lives by Grace and Mercy and Is Exalted by God in Christ
Jesus tells a parable “to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous” (Luke 18:9). In this parable, the Pharisee unjustly boasted before God on the basis of his own merits, whereas the tax collector intently prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18:13). That poor, miserable sinner trusted Christ, and he went “down to his house justified, rather than the other” (Luke 18:14). So do little children, “even infants,” come to Jesus with their need, and they “receive the kingdom of God” through faith (Luke 18:15–17). For “the one who humbles himself will be exalted,” but “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled” (Luke 18:14). That is why “the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:4–5). St. Paul’s life, “poured out as a drink offering,” was another sacrifice like Abel’s (2 Tim. 4:6). The Lord stood by Paul and strengthened him, that “the message might be fully proclaimed” (2 Tim. 4:17). It is by that Gospel message of Christ that we “have loved his appearing” and as repentant sinners pray to “the Lord, the righteous judge” by faith (2 Tim. 6:8)
Collect of the day:
Almighty and everlasting God, You are always more ready to hear than we to pray and always ready to give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour down on us the abundance of Your mercy; forgive us those things of which our conscience is afraid; and give us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask except by the merits and mediation of 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 on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. (Proper 25c)
READINGS: Genesis 4: 1 - 15 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18 Luke 18: 9 – 17
HYMNS: 684, 524, 570
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Julia
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Fran; Sherran; Herta; Laurie
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Mary (mother of David, hospitalized in Florida by a severe stroke); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti ; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Frank (Les’ father); Rev. Carl Wagner fell asleep in Christ, Sun Sept 26; Paul; Kylene (friend of Gina).
UKRAINE RELIEF FUND As of August 15, 2022 the people of LCC have raised a total of $604,921.63 for the LCC Ukraine Relief Aid Fund. For those who would like to direct financial support to the pastors and people of the SELCU, you can do so through LCC’s Ukraine Aid Fund: https://lutheranchurch-canada.tng-secure.com/?pageId=donation-edit&categoryId=10976
VOTERS MEETING: scheduled for next Sunday October 30 following the service. A copy of the proposal for
our property sale is on the white board in Narthex if you wish to review before Voters Meeting.
REFORMATION DAY SERVICE: at Our Saviour Lutheran, Etobicoke on the 30th October, Sunday @ 4:45 PM
4:00 PM – Convocation by Dr.John Stephenson (CLTS)
4:45 PM – Vespers ( Dr. Stephenson preaching)
6:15 PM – Dinner with a 5.00 freewill offering
SEMINARY GUILD: New Seminary Guild fee is $10.00 and Carolyn is collecting it to send in soon. This fee has not gone up for 35 years and expenses have. Please consider joining this year. Our new student is Jason Gillard, a very nice 4th year student who just got married last summer to Camille, a lovely young lady. A picture of them is on the board and if you want to send them a card at any time, please feel free to do so. He is replacing Daniel Cunningham, who is Vicaring in Kitimat, BC and was our student last year. A picture of him and his fiancé is also on the board.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Friday ST. SIMON & ST. JUDE, APOSTLES
Sunday (r) 9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service