Nov 14, 2021
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.
The Crucified and Risen Body of Christ Jesus Is the True Temple of God
Despite its “wonderful stones” and “great buildings,” the Jerusalem temple would be torn down, with not one stone left upon another, just as this present world and its kingdoms will come to an end (Mark 13:1–8). But that temple pointed beyond itself to Christ, to His sacrifice upon the cross and to the resurrection of His body as the true Temple of God. In the midst of sin and death, by the proclamation of the Gospel, He now gathers disciples into His body, wherein “the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Mark 13:10–13). For He is “a great priest over the house of God,” who “will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” By the pure water of His Baptism, they “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,” and by His flesh and blood, they enter the Holy of Holies (Heb. 10:17–22). Thus are His people delivered, “everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.” For by the wisdom of His Gospel, He turns “many to righteousness,” so that “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake” to everlasting life (Dan. 12:1–3).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing 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. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
Collect of the day:
O Lord, by Your bountiful goodness release us from the bonds of our sins, which by reason of our weakness we have brought upon ourselves, that we may stand firm until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Sung)
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Daniel 12: 1 – 3 Hebrews 10: 11 - 25 Mark 13: 1 - 13
HYMNS: 553, 508, 563
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
For Members of Grace: Del and Laurie’s brother-in-law Ron; Irmgard; Hans; Fran; Dennis; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob; Aina’s son Eric, wife Lauren and her father.
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Frank; Doris; Marli; Alice; Berti; Terry; Norma; Etelka's mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette; Marg’s nephew Joe and Michelle upon the death of their unborn daughter and her brother-in-law Dale. Mission Prayers for November: Rev Guillermo Zùniga Casado-of Granada; Rev. Hei Va-Cambodia; Deaconess Paubla Ermisenda Zapata-Nueva Gerusalén; Deaconess Srey Muay-Southeast Asia.
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00am. Contact Lisa for more details.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: NEXT SUNDAY AFTER SERVICE. The voters will meet in the nave after service and continue to social distance. Please plan to attend this important meeting. The 2022 budget will be presented as well as reports of our boards and committees.
ADVENT DINNER: Church Council is planning a social distanced dinner for our members who are doubly vaccinated on Sat. Dec. 4 at noon with the meal served around 1pm. If you would like to come, please call or email the church/pastor to save a place and help us to organize. If there is not enough interest, it will be cancelled. The provincial guidelines are now allowing us to hold such a dinner this provided that we are fully vaccinated.
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Please record any maintenance work in the trustees log on the wall by the office including details of the work done and the date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. This will help the trustees in the future. Thank you, blessing, Debby firstname.lastname@example.org
LADIES OF GRACE: QUILTING: We will not be starting up quilting at this time due to COVID 19 regulations. We hope to start up again in the New Year, depending on Health regulations at that time. Minnie and Ann ;
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.
EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS…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 weeks topics include: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Knew about Good Works, The Hymn “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones,” The Movie “Dune,” Old Testament Prophet Nehemiah and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
GRACE AUTOMATED CALL SERVICE: was used this past week to notify you of the Litke funeral. It is a computer generated program that delivers a message through the phone and computer. The church number will be displayed. If you wish not to receive these messages, please call the church office. Thanks to those who donated it to keep everyone updated.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to email@example.com
FOOD PANTRY: Thanks Dave and Lynn for taking some of the pantry to Daniel our seminary student.. Donations welcome, Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church if you need to drop off or pick up to deliver other than on Sunday.
REFERENCE MATERIALS: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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.
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor to receive the Lord’s Supper. Please call him at the church office.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 7:00pm Elders’ meeting
Sunday (g) 9:00am online Sunday School
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Assembly