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Weekly Bulletin

Reformation Sunday       October 27, 2019

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.

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, that we might eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), 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 hearing the 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 8:32).

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 One page 151. 

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

​READINGS:   :  Revelation 14: 6 - 7                Romans 3: 19 - 28                   John 8: 31 - 36                                

HYMNS:   656,  555 (women – 3,5,7  men – 4, 6, 8),  947 (offering),  644,  655

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip                                                                        Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri                                                                          

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am



Members of Grace: Fran; Heinz & Irmgart; David; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena

Friends and Fellow Christians:   Rev. Ken; Tom, Jason; Lynda & Frank; Marlene; Soraya; Lili; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris;  Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe;  David; Anne and family; Corrina; Wendy; Elina

PRAYER CHAIN:  for anyone who is in need of prayer.  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. Please call Paula.


SUNDAY SCHOOL: Invite your grandchildren and neighbourhood children to come and hear the wonders of our God through His saving Word.  It starts at 9:30am every Sunday in the lower level at the end of the hall.  God bless our teachers, Iulia and Lisa as well as all our children who believe in Jesus


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LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM  at _8AM  - November 3
"Stranger Danger" - Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Genesis Series - The different ways we relate to strangers reveal the contradiction of being human. (Genesis 18)


DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES: Durham Christian Homes is once again holding its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 2nd, from 9am to 1pm.


ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN:  If anyone would like to help with our team that helps to feed the homeless and destitute, call Charlie or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497.  Your help would be appreciated on any shift every 4th Saturday of every month.


OCTOBER FOOD  DONATION:  Please remember those who are struggling with homelessness and daily bread by bringing a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  You can drop off the food in the metal file container under the cloak rack in the narthex.  Thanks.


VOTERS’ MEETING:  is today after the luncheon.


OCTOBER  LUNCHEON: is today after the service.  Everyone welcome!


LADIES OF GRACE will be having their breakfast meeting on November 2nd beginning at 9:30 a.m.  This meeting will be a work day preparing layettes and school kits for CLWR.We will also be making plans for our annual Christmas Social so I urge you to come out and support our work day Diana, President, Ladies of Grace


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:  may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar.  Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar.  You can email the info to                                                      

FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help.  Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings


​This Week under Grace


Today (r)               9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                            10:30am                              Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon and voters meeting

Tuesday                9:00am                             Quilting

Wednesday           9:00am                             Matins and bible study

Saturday               9:30am                             Ladies of Grace fall Rally St. Mattews

Sunday (w)            9:30am                             Bible Class and Sunday School

                            10:30am                              Divine Service

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