Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
23rd Sunday after Pentecost Oct 28, 2018
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, has justified 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). 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: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
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: 909, 656, 947(offering), 644, 555, 655
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Robert Bryans Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Since the Lord’s Supper gives the forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Christ to all who believe the words “given and shed” and is also a celebration of oneness in faith, we ask that only those who have professed such faith publicly in a Lutheran Church-Canada (or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) congregation come to the Lord’s Altar. Everyone intending to commune for the first time is kindly asked to speak with the Pastor prior to the service.
Members of Grace: Monika; Albina; Dennis; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Anne
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Rev. Carl; Donna and Walter, Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda Miller; Phyllis; James; Bob; Heinz
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, who will only have knowledge of a person in need of support and prayers. All will be confidential, unless otherwise instructed by you. Please call Paula
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY: at 9am. Come and worship, study the Holy Scriptures, particularly the OT book of Isaiah, while enjoying a cup of coffee and tea.
FOOD PANTRY: We are in great need to restock our food pantry; community calls have come in for help. Please bring a non-perishable item for any meetings and birthday lunches. Blessings, thank you.
***SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN: if anyone would like to help with our team it's the 4th Saturday of every month. You can Contact Charlie and Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. People can come in the morning for prep, or in the afternoon for serving, busing or drying dishes. Or to help close. Morning times 9-12 Afternoon 2-5 Evening 5-7.
LUTHERAN HOUR – 820AM CHAM @ November 4, 2018 - “The Problem of Heaven” (Revelation 7:9-18); Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; What if we get to heaven—and we don’t like it?
PATHS TO LUTHERANISM SERIES...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to guests detail their journeys to Lutheranism from Atheism, Agnosticism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Calvinism, Charismatic Revivalism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: A copy of our directory is on the brown shelf; if you have made any changes in your name, address, phone #’s, email address, etc, please update in book. Please include a note “add me” if you want to be on the email distribution list for church alerts, bulletins and calendars. Need updates by October 28th, as we will have a new copy ready for emailing. Blessings, Lorna and Debby
LADIES OF GRACE MISSIONS: On Workday November 3, 2018 the ladies of Grace will be putting together baby bundles and Living & Learning Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Thanks so much to all for your donations over the last few weeks. On that note we will always need the following for our next workday which is in January;
Baby Bundles –Diaper pins.
This is what is needed for each kit:
3 lined notebooks 10 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 metric rules (30 Centimeters) 1 pencil sharpener
1 eraser 1 pack of crayons (or pencil crayons)
1 small and simple toy (new and not requiring batteries)
1 bar of soap(low scented) and 1 toothbrush (new and wrapped) and washcloths.
1 tube of medium size toothpaste (expiration date no earlier than one year)
MEDICAL MISSIONS: I want to thank everyone in the congregation who supports medical missions. You may not know this, but, Ontario District LWML Canada is the only organization in Canada that supports Medical Missions. Medical Mission parcels are sent to Papua, New Guinea; Cameroon, Sierre Leone, Tanzania, India, Philipines, PNG, Ukraine, Thailand, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. Individuals working in these areas are so very grateful for all that we send to please continue to support this very worthwhile Mission. If you want further information, please contact Diana, President, Ladies of Grace.
BIRTHDAY LUNCH: Everyone’s welcome today for our October birthday lunch. Next month, to change it up, we will be having a soup and salad meal. Please let me know if you can make a soup. I have some volunteers already, please confirm with me you can still make your soup, and I will need one more. I will also need a few more salads! Thank you to those who have already volunteered. Call and leave at message at church 905-728-4381 or call me at home 905-697-0482. Blessings Debby
REFERENCE MATERIALS: 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.
This Week under Grace
Today (r) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Sunday (w) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service