Oct 30, 2022
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 Comes to Save and Call Us to Himself by the Tree of His Cross
God will judge “those who do not obey the gospel” (2 Thess. 1:8), but “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven” (2 Thess. 1:7), He will “be glorified in his saints” (2 Thess. 1:10). For by His cross, you are “considered worthy of the kingdom of God” (2 Thess. 1:5). Therefore, “give ear to the teaching of our God” (Is. 1:10), and “let us reason together” by faith in His Gospel (Is. 1:18). “Make yourselves clean” (Is. 1:16), not by “the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats” (Is. 1:11), but by the blood of Christ. His salvation comes to you by grace, as it came to Zacchaeus. That man sought “to see who Jesus was,” but he could not “because he was small in stature” (Luke 19:3). It is by way of a tree that Zacchaeus is found by the One he sought, for Jesus
Himself “was about to pass that way” (Luke 19:4). The Lord calls Zacchaeus down and goes
“in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner” (Luke 19:7). So also, He visits us as sinners,
securing eternal redemption for us through the tree of His holy cross.
Collect of the day:
O Lord, stir up the hearts of Your faithful people to welcome and joyfully receive Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, that He may find in us a fit dwelling place; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 26c)
READINGS: Isaiah 1: 10 - 18 2 Thessalonians 1: 1-12 Luke 19: 1 – 10
HYMNS: 912, 555 (women only verses 5 & 7 and men only verses 6 & 7), 656
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Julia
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Fran; Sherran; Herta; Laurie; Reg; Scott
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Mary (mother of David, hospitalized in Florida by a severe stroke); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti ; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Frank (Les’ father); Paul; Kylene (friend of Gina).
VOTERS MEETING: follows the service TODAY. A copy of the proposal for our property sale is on the white board in the Narthex if you wish to review before the meeting.
UKRAINE RELIEF FUND: As of August 15, 2022 the people of LCC have raised a total of $604,921.63 for the LCC Ukraine Relief Aid Fund. For those who would like to direct financial support to the pastors and people of the SELCU, you can do so through LCC’s Ukraine Aid Fund: https://lutheranchurch-canada.tng-secure.com/?pageId=donation-edit&categoryId=10976
LADIES OF GRACE: will be meeting on November 12th, and we invite everyone to come and hear Martin Franssen speak on “Fraud and Awareness and Prevention”. Mr. Franssen will be speaking to us at 9:45 a.m. so please ensure that you arrive prior to that time.
REFORMATION DAY SERVICE: TODAY at Our Saviour Lutheran, Etobicoke @ 4:45 PM
4:00 PM – Convocation by Dr.John Stephenson (CLTS)
4:45 PM – Vespers (Dr. Stephenson preaching)
6:15 PM – Dinner with a $5.00 freewill offering
SEMINARY GUILD: New Seminary Guild fee is $10.00 and Carolyn is collecting it to send in soon. This fee has not gone up for 35 years and expenses have. Please consider joining this year. Our new student is Jason Gillard, a very nice 4th year student who just got married last summer to Camille, a lovely young lady. A picture of them is on the board and if you want to send them a card at any time, please feel free to do so. He is replacing Daniel Cunningham, who is Vicaring in Kitimat, BC and was our student last year. A picture of him and his fiancé is also on the board
This Week under Grace
Today (r) 9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service followed by Voters Assembly
Sunday (w) 9:00am Sunday School Bell choir practice
9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service