October 25, 2020
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.
COVID 19 WORSHIP: Welcome home everyone! While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and santitizing 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. We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated, if seating is compliant, may remove the mask in order to worship.
The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace
“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, in order that we may eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:18–19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by the hearing of that Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).
Collect of the Day
Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; 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 will be spoken by the Pastor(PSALM 31:1,3,5)
READINGS: : Revelation 14: 6-7 Romans 3: 19 - 28 John 8: 31-36
HYMNS: 909, 555 (women 4,6,8 men 5,7,9) 644, 655
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 2:00 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
For Members of Grace: Paul; Carolyn, Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Paul;; Jennifer; Lauren; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice (Aunt of Debbie ); Karen& family; Kamini (sister of Suresh); Natalie; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Deaconess Carmen and Christian Missionaries travelling all over the world.
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. Call Paula Hohmann.
FAREWELL AND GODSPEED LUNDA: Lunda is moving to London, on Oct. 19. Her son and his family live there. We are sad that we will not see her as often, hoping that she might come back from time to time. May God grant her a smooth move and much joy in her new surroundings.
CLWR: The CLWR “We Care Program” (school kits and layettes is being suspended due to shipping restrictions. The will still be accepting monetary donation to CLWR to support missions.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts at 9:00am online due to Covid19. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
JOURNEYS TO CONFESSIONAL LUTHERANISM…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 week we’ll be hearing about the journeys to confessional Lutheranism from former Atheists, Mormons, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Calvinists and liberal Lutherans. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
THANK YOU: I want to thank all who contributed mites last Sunday. These mites will be used to support the various mission projects which we selected at the LWML conventions both nationally and by the Ontario District – Diana Grant
LADIES OF GRACE will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. on November 7th. We are fortunate to have Pastor Hetzel lead us in a Bible Study. For those ladies who want to attend the webinar by Rev. Summers on his work with the Francophones (one of our mission projects) I will ensure that the meeting ends in time for all of us to reach home so we can participate in the Webinar. Please remember to register as soon as possible for the Webinar if you have not already done so because I am sure it will be a very informative on how our support is assisting Rev. Summers in this mission project – Diana
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 email@example.com
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week under Grace
Today (r) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible class
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters’ Meeting
Tuesday 7:30pm Budget meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
Sunday (w) All Saints’ Day
9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service