Grace Lutheran Church Oshawa
540 Cromwell Ave. + Oshawa, Ontario + L1J 4V4 + Phone: 905-728-4381 + email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Day (observed) Nov 5, 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.
Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ
“A great multitude … from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–17). Faith-filled saints from every place and time, with unified voices, eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we, too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–3). Joined with the throng of angels and a myriad of saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:9–17). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure and the persecuted are all blessed, and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).
Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that, together with them, we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love You; through Jesus Christ, 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: : Revelation 7: (2-8) 9 – 17 1 John 3: 1 – 3 Matthew 5: 1 - 12
HYMNS: 940, 677, 673
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: 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; Jim; Ada; Connor.
REMEMBERING ALL SAINTS: In joyful expectation of the resurrection to life eternal, we remember before the Lord our departed family and friends who have gone before us in faith and all those who are in our hearts and minds this day. The following dear ones have died in the faith since last years’ remembrance:
Phyllis Hans Sonja Nancy Anne
PASTOR AWAY: for the next three weeks on holidays. If there is an emergency, please contact one of the elders/deacons.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: Please join us on Saturday Nov. 11 at 7:30 am at the church for prayer
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: approved the budget for 2018 last Sunday.
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 at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie. 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 12, 2017
“More Than a Wish” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken KlausNot so long ago over 370 million tickets were sold for a Powerball drawing. Each person who made a purchase had hope that they might become rich. Most were disappointed. In 1 Thessalonians 4, St. Paul explains how the resurrection hope of Christians is better than the hopelessness of the world and far more solid than groundless wishful thinking.
LADIES OF GRACE: MITES SUNDAY today NOVEMBER 5TH. Place your mite’s boxes 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: 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
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 -200 Glen Hill Dr. S Whitby; see posters and calendar of events 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
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Our mission project for 2017, see bulletin insert. Blessings, Your Sunday school staff.
East District Lutheran Young Adult Retreat . . . (Nov 3-5)
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.
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.
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 last week of November. See Jane 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 (w) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service followed by Birthday lunch and Voters Assembly
Tuesday 7:30 pm Ladies of Grace Meeting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Noon Saints Alive
7:30pm Elders/Deacons Meeting
Friday ***** Pastor starts vacation till Dec 3rd
Saturday 7:30 am Men’s Breakfast
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service