Oct 17, 2021
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.
By the Voluntary Poverty of Christ, We Enter the Kingdom of God
To love and trust in earthly wealth is vanity. For nothing of this earth will last forever, nor can any of it grant eternal life (Eccl. 5:10). But the one who trusts in God is “occupied with joy in his heart” and is able to sleep in peace, “whether he eats little or much,” because he knows that the “days of his life” are “the gift of God” (Eccl. 5:12, 18–20). The person who trusts in riches cannot sleep, because he “shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand” (Eccl. 5:15). Therefore, it is difficult “for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 20:23). Indeed, it is impossible for man, yet “all things are possible with God” (Mark 20:27). Thus, the Rich Man, Jesus Christ, has made Himself poor and has gone through “the eye of a needle,” through death and the grave, “to enter the kingdom of God” on our behalf (Mark 20:24–25). He is the “great high priest who has passed through the heavens” (Heb. 4:14), so that we may now enter His Sabbath rest by faith in His forgiveness (Heb. 4:3–9).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing 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. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
Collect of the day:
O God, Your divine wisdom sets in order all things in heaven and on earth. Put away from us all things hurtful and give us those things that are beneficial for us; 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 Three page 184. (Sung)
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Ecclesiastes 5: 10 - 20 Hebrews 4:1-13 (14-16) Mark 10: 3-31
HYMNS: 904, 690, 553
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
For Members of Grace: family and friends of Olga (died Oct. 11); Irmgard; Debby; Hans; April; Fran; Dennis; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob; David; Kathy; Amy; Gina
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. Jonathan Asmus; Marli; Alice; Berti; Terry; Norma; Black family loss of their father, Etelka; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette; Marg’s nephew Joe and Michelle upon the death of their unborn daughter. Mission Prayers for October: Rev. Geronimo Franciso- Nicaragua; Rev. Hernaldo Varela Mèndez – Nicaragua; Deaconess Ruth Onelia Castro Casco – Nicaragua; Rev. Nol Sam Ol – Cambodia; Deaconess Ek Samean - Cambodia
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor to receive the Lord’s Supper. Please call him at the church office.
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
FUNERAL OF OLGA LITKE: was yesterday at McEachnie Funeral home. She was interred at Erskine cemetery in Ajax, where she awaits the resurrection to eternal life. Olga was 98 and spent the last two years in West Lake Terrace, ON.
VOTERS ASSEMBLY: is planned for next Sunday after the service. We will hear reports including nominations for council. Everyone is invited. If this is your first meeting, please talk to Michael Haeussler, our chairman about voting privileges.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is being held online at 9:00am. Contact Lisa for more details.
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Please record any maintenance work in the trustees log on the wall by the office including details of the work done and the date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. This will help the trustees in the future. Thank you, blessing, Debby email@example.com
LADIES OF GRACE: Next Sunday, Oct. 24th, will be LWML –C Sunday. Don’t forget to bring your mites. And envelopes will be available for donations. New projects to support worldwide, as well as, local. Please see Canadian Lutheran “Back to Basics” for the LWML Convention page 20. Diana, President, Ladies of Grace ALSO Quilting: We will not be starting up quilting at this time due to COVID 19 regulations. We hope to start up again in the New Year, depending on Health regulations at that time. Minnie and Ann
EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS…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 topics include: Christians & Governing Authorities in the Lutheran Confessions, What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Members Knew about Classical Christian Creeds, Pastoral Leadership, Old Testament Matriarch Esther and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
WEEKLY BACH CANTATAS….Lutheran Public Radio streams an appointed Bach Cantata uninterrupted at 1 pm and 8 p.m. Central on Sundays. This week’s cantata will be BWV 180 “Adorn Yourself, O Soul.” You can listen at lutheranpublicradio.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and on the LPR mobile app.
GRACE AUTOMATED CALL SERVICE: was used this past week to notify you of the Litke funeral. It is a computer generated program that delivers a message through the phone and computer. The church number will be displayed. If you wish not to receive these messages, please call the church office. Thanks to those who donated it to keep everyone updated.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY: Thanks Dave and Lynn for taking some of the pantry to Daniel our seminary student.. Donations welcome, Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church if you need to drop off or pick up to deliver other than on Sunday.
REFERENCE MATERIALS: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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) 9:00am online Sunday School 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Monday ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST
Saturday ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM, BROTHER OF JESUS, MARTYR
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service