Weekly Bulletin

Nov 6, 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.

Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ 

“A great multitude … from all tribes and peoples and languages” cry out, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–10). 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 3:2). Joined with the throng of angels and countless saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:15). 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: Setting Three on page 184

         Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.

       

​READINGS:  Revelation 7: 2-17        1 John 3: 1-3    Matthew 5: 1-12

HYMNS: 907,  677,   941  

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel  

Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip  

Webmaster:  Michael Haeussler

Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie

Altar Guild: Aina         

PRAYER INTERCESSION:  Anne & Bill; Fran; Sherran; Herta; Laurie; 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); Mission Prayers for November 2022- Rev. Mao Saron – Cambodia, Rev. Phough Mayavuth [Pho Maya-vuth] - Cambodia, Deaconess Va Savet – Cambodia, Deaconess Srey [sur-ay] Mom - Cambodia

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.

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:

 

IRMGARD        HANS           WENDY

DENNIS    RAYMOND    ROBERT 

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 (w)            9:00am                 Sunday School Bell choir practice

                             9:30am                 Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)

                           10:30am                 Divine Service

Tuesday              7:30pm                 Council Meeting (Zoom)

Saturday             9:30am                 Ladies of Grace Meeting

Sunday (g)          9:00am                 Sunday School Bell choir practice

                            9:30am                 Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)

                          10:30am                 Divine Service