Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Oct 15, 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.
Clothed in the Righteousness of Christ, We Partake of His Wedding Feast
By His cross the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth” (Is. 25:8). Therefore, “let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Is. 25:9). On the mountain of the Lord of hosts — in His Church on earth, as in the kingdom of heaven — He has made “for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine” (Is. 25:6). It is the royal “wedding feast” of the Son of God, “and everything is ready” (Matt. 22:1, 4). Thus, His servants are sent into the highways and byways to invite and gather as many as they find, “both good and bad,” to fill the wedding hall with guests (Matt. 22:8–10). In Holy Baptism, He clothes them all in the “wedding garment” of His own perfect righteousness (Matt. 22:11). Therefore, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,” and “rejoice in the Lord always” (Phil. 4:4–6).and resurrection, the Lord has swallowed up death forever, and by His Gospel He “will wipe away tears from all faces, and
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, You invite us to trust in You for our salvation. Deal with us not in the severity of Your judgment but by the greatness of Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, your Son, 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 23A)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse and is found on the insert.
READINGS: : Isaiah 25: 6 – 9 Philippians 4: 4 – 13 Matthew 22: 1 - 14
HYMNS: 435, 510, 733, 633, 639, 813
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: Ivy (passed away on Thurs 10.12.17 -Gina’s mother); Hannelore (died Wed. Funeral Service last Thurs); Debby; 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 ; Paul.
CELEBRATE 500 YEARS: of the Reformation on October 29 at 4:00pm . Join the congregations of Lutheran Church-Canada’s Toronto Circuit at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2705 Islington Ave, Toronto. The Preacher is the Rev’d Ron Mohr, East District mission executive. Catered chicken dinner follows; suggested donation $7.50 per person. Please RSVP for the dinner by October 22 to your own pastor. Members of circuit congregations are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.
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
MEN'S BREAKFAST: The men's breakfast originally scheduled for October 14 has been postponed to October 21, 7:30 am at the church.
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 Farnell at 905-263-8497 or St. Vincent’s kitchen at 905-434-7543; ask for Valerie Moreton. 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 AM October 22 “The Enduring Reformation Moment and Message of Grace”(2 Corinthians 4:13-18) Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Greg Seltz The Reformation was quite a moment for Martin Luther, but also for people who suddenly heard of a merciful God Who really cared for them.
LWML: This is the year of the 500th reformation, come to the Ontario District LWML Retreat and learn about the “Women of the Reformation”. The retreat is Oct. 20-21, 2017 at the Sunbridge Hotel Cambridge(Hespler). Registration is $75 for both days and you make your own room reservation with the hotel. When making your reservation advise them that you are part of the LWML Retreat to get the best room rate. Registration forms are available from Diana. Hope to see you all at this inspiring retreat. Blessings, Diana, President of Ladies of Grace.
LCC CONVENTION: October 1 This month fellow Lutherans from across Canada will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kitchener for Lutheran Church—Canada’s 11th triennial convention…and you can be part of it! 1) Friday, October 13 - Opening Divine Service at Historic St. Paul’s in downtown Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. 2) Saturday, October 14 - Reformation Intersections concert at Grace Lutheran Church, at 7:30 p.m. 3) Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 p.m. Meet and Greet for President Bugbee, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2nd floor, in appreciation for his service to the national church over the past 12 years 4) October 13-16 Convention business sessions at the Crowne Plaza. The schedule is available at www.lcc2017.ca.
LWML: This is the year of the 500th reformation, come to the Ontario District LWML Retreat and learn about the “Women of the Reformation”. The retreat is Oct. 20-21, 2017 at the Sunbridge Hotel Cambridge(Hespler). Registration is $75 for both days and you make your own room reservation with the hotel. When making your reservation advise them that you are part of the LWML Retreat to get the best room rate. Registration forms are available from Diana Grant@905-431-9826. Hope to see you all at this inspiring retreat. Blessings, Diana Grant, President of Ladies of Grace.
MISSION QUILTS: Dates for October are 17,24,31, everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP: We need your help to help in moving all the logs from the trees which were cut down in July to the portable/parking lot to be completed ASAP. …Remove the large shrub hiding the church sign on the outside of the church….Clean up branches from the trees cut down. We need five to six men. Date to be announced. Thanks for your help.
Leave you name and dates your available. Contact Ed/Owen
TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN...You can listen to expert guests discuss topics like: Christian Engagement with the World, Why Congregational Membership Matters, The Vocation of Singleness, The Doctrine & Practice of Closed Communion, Elijah & the Prophets of Baal and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen on-demand 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.
LCC CONVENTION: Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) will hold its eleventh synodical convention October 13-16, 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario, with business sessions and the opening worship service being broadcast live online. This year’s convention comes at a historic time for Lutherans, as 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Tradition states that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. That event is widely considered the spark which ignited the Protestant Reformation. As delegates gather in Kitchener for LCC’s synodical convention, they will be taking time to observe Reformation commemorations. Watch online at the synodical convention website or The Canadian Lutheran website here. The event will also be broadcast live online via LCC’s Facebook page.
NEEDED: We are in need of a new blind for the office; if you have any you’re not using size 39 ¾” wide by 58” long, odd size any colour. And 2 small change tables for washrooms on upper level and downstairs. And 2 office chairs. Please HELP, we need to replenish the food cabinet, with non perishable items. Thank you. Debby
BIRTHDAY LUNCH & FOOD BANK: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank AND on the birthday lunches. Next birthday lunch will be October 29th, 2017. See Jane if you want to be on the call list for food donations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
This Week under Grace
Today (w) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Monday Lutheran Church Canada Convention ends
Tuesday 9:00 am Quilting
7:30pm Budget Committee
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service