November 8, 2020
Welcome back 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 sign the communion book at the entrance of the church.
COVID 19 WORSHIP: Welcome home everyone! While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and santitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated, if seating is compliant, may remove the mask in order to worship.
The Gospel Prepares Us for Our Heavenly Bridegroom’s Coming
The Day of the Lord is “darkness, and not light” (Amos 5:18, 20) for all who trust in their own righteousness and piety. The Lord will not accept their “burnt offerings and grain offerings,” nor will He look upon their “peace offerings” (Amos 5:22). Instead, He desires a heart of faith that trusts in Him, which lets “justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24) in love for the neighbor. In order for the “lamps” of our lives to burn brightly with such love, we must be filled with the “oil” of forgiveness through faith in our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ (Matt. 25:1–4). Therefore, as we await His coming, wisdom directs us “to the dealers” (Matt. 25:9), that is, to the ministers of His Gospel. Thus, we wait upon the Lord, and we “encourage one another with these words” (1 Thess. 4:18). Waking or sleeping, we are prepared to meet Him when He comes “with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God,” and “we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16, 17).
Collect of the Day
Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth Your Son to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all the company of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: : Setting Three page 184.
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor (PSALM 84:1,9-12- Aph. Ps.84:3)
READINGS: : Amos 5: 18-24 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18 Matthew 25: 1 - 13
HYMNS: 902, 516, 515, 680
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby WED 11:45- 2:00 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail
For Members of Grace: Carolyn, Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Natalie; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Deaconess Carmen and Christian Missionaries travelling all over the world. World Mission prayer: Rev Henry Evelerth
REMEMBERING ALL SAINTS
In joyful expectation of the resurrection to life eternal, we remembered before the Lord our departed family and friends last Sunday who have gone before us in faith and all those who are in our hearts and minds; especially Jane and Lorna.
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need. 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. Call Paula Hohmann.
CLWR: The CLWR “We Care Program” (school kits and layettes is being suspended due to shipping restrictions. The will still be accepting monetary donation to CLWR to support missions. See listing on table in narthex for donations for Missions 2020; donation of any item listed would be greatly appreciated or a monetary gift so they can purchase items as needed. Blessings
SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts at 9:00am online due to Covid19. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
THANK YOU: I want to thank all who contributed mites.. These mites will be used to support the various mission projects which we selected at the LWML conventions both nationally and by the Ontario District – Diana
THE PARABLES IN MATTHEW 13… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily, 15-minute, verse-by-verse, Bible study podcast. It’s hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. Pastor Weedon will be leading a study this week on The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast; The Parable of the Weeds; The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl; and The Parable of the Net. You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
THE REFUGE: You can bring hope & lasting change to the life of a homeless or street involved youth with your spare change by donating at refugeoutreach.com/dayofchange. All proceeds from the Day of Change will go directly to support life-changing programs for homeless and street youth in the Durham Region through The Refuge.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM
COMMUNION REGISTRATION: Waived until Pandemic is over.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off. Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe. Blessings
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 10:00am Toronto circuit pastors’ conference online
7:30pm Council meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
Thursday 7:30pm Elders meeting
Sunday (g) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service