Twenty first Sunday after Pentecost Oct 29, 2017
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.
In Divine and Holy Love, the Lord Jesus Sanctifies Us by the Gospel of His Cross
The people of God are to be holy as He is holy. Therefore, we should fear, love and trust in Him above all things, and in such faith “you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). Such faith toward God and love for the neighbor are the two great commandments upon which “depend all the Law and the Prophets” (Matt. 22:40). The Lord, our God Himself, has fulfilled His Law on our behalf — in His great love for us, with all His heart and soul and mind, and in a body of flesh and blood like ours. David’s Lord has become David’s Son, so that all our enemies might be put under His feet and that we might be exalted to the right hand of God in Him (Matt. 22:43–45). So His servants bear His cross in faith and love. For the sake of the Gospel, they suffer persecution for their work, bearing their burdens in gentleness, “like a nursing mother taking care of her own children” (1 Thess. 2:7). In like manner and with tender affection, they exhort and encourage “like a father with his children” (1 Thess. 2:11–12).
Collect of the Day
O God, You have commanded us to love You above all things and our neighbours as ourselves. Grant us the Spirit to think and do what is pleasing in Your sight, that our faith in You may never waver and our love for one another may not falter; 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: Diving Service Setting One page 151. (Proper 25A)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.
READINGS: : Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18 1 Thessalonians 2: 1 - 13 Matthew 22: 34 - 46
HYMNS: 605, 579, 411 (offering), 581, 461, 564
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Iulia (Tues am), Debby (Thurs pm) Parish Nurse: Jane
Bible Class and Sunday School
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.
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Ivy (passed away on Thurs 10.12.17 -Gina’s mother); Paula; Annette; Debbie & Stephanie; Jumna; Christine; Fran & Irwin; Dennis; June; Olga; Monika; Edith; Asser; Gheorghe; Sharon; Brenda; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Herta; Gene & Margaret; Albina; Betty; Lucie; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George & Jeannie; Rev. Delmar & Mardelle; Claudette; Isabelle; Denise; Kathy & Jack; Paul; Jim; Ada; Connor
CELEBRATE 500 YEARS: of the Reformation on October 29 at 4:00pm . Join the congregations of Lutheran Church-Canada’s Toronto Circuit at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2705 Islington Ave, Toronto. The Preacher is the Rev’d Ron Mohr, East District mission executive. Catered chicken dinner follows; suggested donation $7.50 per person. Please RSVP for the dinner by October 22 to your own pastor. Members of circuit congregations are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.
PRAYER CHAIN: Paula, our Evangelism Team Leader, has restarted the prayer chain for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is either brought to her and/or from Pastor, she will call the prayer chain members, 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, we’re here for you. Paula
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: MEETS AFTER BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON NEXT SUNDAY.
PARISH NURSE, JANE, R.N. – During our Congregational Luncheon today, she will be running her blood press check clinic.
SAINT VINCENT’S KITCHEN2: 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.
WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.CA. CHAM 820/AM SUN. 8:00 - November 5, 2017 – All Saints Day
“Blessed Are the Pure in Heart”(Matthew 5:8) Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.This weekend many churches observe All Saints Sunday, remembering those who have died in the Christian faith. That prompts us to ask, what does it take to get to heaven? Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”
LADIES OF GRACE: MITES SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH. Please bring your mites & place them in the offering baskets. Our mites do wondrous things for many mission projects at home and abroad. We will also have our monthly Meeting on November 7 @7:30 pm; Dates for quilting October are,31, November 14, 21, 28; everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
YOUR LIFELINE TO THE LUTHERAN WORLDVIEW... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's topics include: Ways To Not Celebrate the Reformation's Quincentenary, All Saints' Day, The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace, Media Coverage of Religion and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
DENISE HOUSE AND CORNERSTONE DONATIONs: We are going to take children’s and women’s gently used clothing to Denise house and men’s to Cornerstone. Also small household items. So if you are cleaning out your home and closets, think of donating to those in need. Place in plastic bags and label them. Put them under the brown cupboard in the narthex. Thanks Jane Ibbott
OFFERING COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist in counting weekly offerings on Sundays. Currently counting is done by just a few members of the congregation. It is a rather simple task carried out on a computer. Please give this request consideration to lighten the load on our Financial Sec’y Wendy. Contact Wendy for training. If you do not know who she is; ask an usher to introduce you.
CHRISTIAN SENIOR LIVING HOMES – FALL BAZAAR – Saturday November 4th, 2017, 9am to 1 pm. @ 200 Glen Hill Dr. S Whitby; see poster on table.
NAIROBI NEWS: If your following Pr. Kuddes & Michele-Please click for newsletter-https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0976e44ed5efdb31e8f6c9dbd/files/12578677-2000-414d-b136-23798c27841f/Nairobi_News_3.pdf
Church Phone Directory – I know some of you are eager to get started on your Christmas cards. Please take a few minutes to review your name and all information in your household. Write in updates or fill out a form. Please complete by November 1, 2017. If you want an electronic copy email the office. Thank you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Our mission project for 2017, see bulletin insert. Blessings, Your Sunday school staff.
East District Lutheran Young Adult Retreat . . . (Nov 3-5) EDLYA fall retreat: November 3rd-5th at Christ Lutheran Church in St Catharines. If you are between the ages 18-35, then we encourage you to come out and join us! If you are not, then please keep us in your prayers and encourage any younger relatives or friends to consider coming. For more information and poster, visit our website at www.edlya.ca or join us on facebook! Hohmann’s van has room for anyone who wants a ride. See newsletter for other Youth retreats coming up.
CANADIAN LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF: CLWR gifts from the heart catalogue provides meaningful and tangible gifts that will share God’s love with the world. No matter which gift you choose, the gifts you give will save and change lives. See catalogues on table in atrium for your personal ordering.. Not processed through office.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is a holder outside the office door for weekly inserts for the bulletin and monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of each month for calendar. Or email your dates and events to email@example.com
BIRTHDAY LUNCH & FOOD BANK: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND ALSO on the birthday lunches. Next birthday lunch will be today. See Jane Ibbott if you want to be on the call list for food donations.
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 (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by Birthday lunch and Voters Assembly
4:00pm Toronto Circuit Reformation Service at Our Saviour, Etobicoke
Tuesday REFORMATION DAY
9:00 am Quilting
Wednesday ALL SAINT’S DAY
9:00am Divine Service and Bible Study
Sunday (w) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service