Last Sunday of the Church Year November 24, 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.
Jesus Christ Reigns, Enduring the Cross — Its Scorn and Shame
The Lord Jesus reigns in love among those who are baptized in His name. “They shall be mine,” He says, “and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him” (Mal. 3:17). Jesus’ service through crucifixion for sinful men anchors us in new life. In the proclamation of His Son, God makes His justice clear, defining “the distinction between the righteous and the wicked” (Mal. 3:18). He truly is “the King of the Jews” (Luke 23:38), who governs His Church with all authority in heaven and on earth. He has come into His kingdom by His cross, and He graciously remembers us in paradise. Therefore, do not weep for Him, but with repentant faith “weep for yourselves and for your children” (Luke 23:28). Then the mountains and hills of Jerusalem, His holy Church, shall cover you with His righteousness and peace. For He “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” (Col. 1:15). “All things were created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16), and “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” bodily in Him, reconciling all things to Himself “by the blood of his cross” (Col. 1:19–20).
Collect of the Day
Lord Jesus Christ, You reign among us by the preaching of Your cross. Forgive Your people their offenses that we, being governed by Your bountiful goodness, may enter at last into Your eternal paradise; for You live and reign with the Father 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 28)
READINGS: : Old Testament – Malachi 3: 13 - 18 Epistle – Colossians 1: 13 - 20 Holy Gospel – Luke 23: 27 - 43
HYMNS: 574, 534, 767(offering hymn), 621, 673, 741, 525
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 & Irmgard; David; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob; Viena; Fred ; Phil; Carolyn
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Jack (deceased father of Rev. Fast); Linda (deceased wife of Rev. Kurt; Marlene; Soray; Lili; Jeannie; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; David; Anne and family; Lilia, mother of Rosa; Jason
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.
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.
SANCTIFYING YOUR HOBBIES WITH THE WORD OF GOD...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: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, The Advent Hymn "Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding," Old Testament Patriarch Noah, The Psalter and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at _8AM- December 1, 2019- “Enough with the Self-Talk” (Luke 18:9-14)- Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler;We are not always who we say we are. What you say to yourself about yourself may or may not be what’s true. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, “Enough with the self-talk!” Who does God say you are? You’ll find that you are worse than you thought, and yet, more loved than you could ever imagine.
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.
CHURCH KEYS: Members that no longer need their church keys can you please return them to the office; new trustees and some council members are in need of them. To get new keys cut are costly around $75 per key. Thank You. Debby
LADIES OF GRACE:
# 1 – Ladies of Grace had very successful work days on November 2nd and November 5th. The ladies made 47 school kits and 49 baby bundles for Canadian Lutheran World Relief and 56 baby bundles for Medical Missions for a total of 105 baby bundles. Praise God for the hard working ladies and for all the donations.
#2 – While out and about doing your Christmas shopping be on the lookout for the following items which are need for our School Kits (Living and Learning Kits) - Sealed bars of soap, tooth paste (with at least 1 year expiry date), rulers, pencils with erasers (pencil no sharpened) and pencil sharpeners. Thanking you in advance for your assistance in gathering these items so that in January we can once again made up school kits.
ADVENT CHRISTMAS DINNER: We are fast approaching the season. Please join us for our potluck fellowship on Saturday December 7 at 3pm with the meal served at 4pm. The Meat portion will be provide by Grace; we will need potatoes, rice, perogies, vegetables, desserts, etc, see white board. Blessings, Jane.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING: will be held today after the birthday luncheon. At this meeting, the voters will be presented with the 2020 proposed budget and then vote on it. Reports from the boards and directors will be presented as usual. Please consider staying for this important meeting.
USHERS NEEDED: We need more volunteers for the ushering team. If you are interested in helping out with this important part of our worship service, please talk to Mark Hersey or one of the elders.
DECEMBER CALENDAR: Please provide dates for calendar for quilting, Sunday School, and other meetings by 11.28.19
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
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by luncheon and voters’ meeting
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
7:00pm Gift Plan Policy Meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and bible study
Saturday Saint Andrew, Apostle
Sunday (b) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service