15th Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 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 Lord Is Rich in His Grace and Mercy
Because God, our Savior, “desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4), He urges “that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people” (1 Tim. 2:1). Christians should so pray “without anger or quarreling,” but “adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control” (1 Tim. 2:8, 9). For the Lord does not forget “the poor of the land” (Amos 8:4). He remembers them according to the foolishness of the cross. “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). Though we try to justify ourselves “before men,” God knows our sinful hearts and calls us to repentance (Luke 16:15). Though we are “not strong enough to dig,” and we are “ashamed to beg” (Luke 16:3), He justifies us by His grace and welcomes us into His “eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). More shrewd than even “the sons of this world” (Luke 16:8), He requires His stewards of the Gospel to bestow forgiveness freely.
Collect of the Day
O Lord, keep Your Church in Your perpetual mercy; and because without You we cannot but fall, preserve us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; 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. (Proper 24C)
READINGS: : Amos 8: 4 – 7 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 15 Luke 16: 1 - 15
HYMNS: 601, 730, 557 (offering), 556, 793
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
Members of Grace: Fran; Heinz & Irmgart; David; Albina; Dennis; Jane; John; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena
Friends and Fellow Christians: Lampert Family; Tom, Jason; Lynda & Frank; Rev Ken; Marlene; Soraya; Lili; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; David; Anne and family; Corrina; Vince; Wendy
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.
BAPTISM: of Jackson William this morning brings joy to all God’s family as we welcome a fellow member of God’s kingdom of grace. We pray that his parents Michael and Kirsten may bring him up in the fear and instruction of the Lord as well as his big brother Luke. Congratulations and God’s richest blessings to Jackson’s great grandparents, grandparents and extended family!
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.
THEFT: With sadness, we announce to you the theft of our tractor, mower, copper cable, rototiller, battery charger and a boat motor from our garage on Labour Day Monday. The police have posted online this crime on Crime Stoppers. Our insurance company has dealt swiftly with this case as the replacement tractor and mower is now parked in our secured garage. May God bring the thieves to repentance and the acknowledgment that all our possessions are gifts from him and we must all give an account. Thanks to Owen, Reg, Severin and Philip for installing a new steel door for the garage.
BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday mornings at 9:00am beginning with worship. Come and enjoy the wonders of God’s word as we study the book of Isaiah.
QUILTING BEGINS: September 24, 2019 @ 9am.
WORKSHOP: on Social Devaluation to better understand the lives of marginalized people on Sept. 28 at 9:00am. (20-850 King St. W. Oshawa. To register, call Laura at (9050 436 – 2500 ext. 2312. See Whiteboard for more details.
EDUCATION & EDIFICATION...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's teachings include: Pastoral Care for Members with Dementia/Alzheimer's, Christ's Victory, Jacob's Dream, The Ordination of a Minister and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
LUTHERAN HOUR: September 29, 2019 - “The Story We Needed” (Genesis 5-9) - Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Genesis Series – Love, grief, and pain – that’s what God felt when He did what had to be done, in the Flood and on the cross.;
ESTATE AND WILLS SEMINAR: On October 5th , 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.We will be having a guest speaker to present information on Estate Planning. Please sign up on the Whiteboard and review the bulletin insert. “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.” (2 Cor 8:12). This seminar is presented by Lutheran Foundation Canada, Allen Schellenberg – Executive Director.
DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES: is hosting a Seniors’ Fall Concert on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm. There is no cost for admission, but a free will offering will be taken up; all money raised will be donated to Glen Hill Terrace, our newest Not For Profit and Charitable Long Term Care home being built right here in Whitby! SEE POSTER ON WHITE BOARD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and bible study
7:00pm Sunday School Meeting
Saturday St. Vincent’s kitchen
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by birthday luncheon