19th Sunday after Pentecost Sep 30, 2018
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.
Collect of the Day
Everlasting Father, source of every blessing, mercifully direct and govern us by Your Holy Spirit that we may complete the works You have prepared for us to do; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.(Proper 21b)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29 James 5: (1 – 12) 13-20 Mark 9: 38 - 50
HYMNS: 848, 505, 730(offering), 619, 700, 877
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Robert Bryans Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Kirsten Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Anna/Philip Webmaster: Michael
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.
Members of Grace: Eugene; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Anne;
Friends of Grace: Rev Carl; Donna and Walter; Donna and Walter; Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda; Phyllis; James; Bob
PRAYER CHAIN: for anyone who is in need of help. Once a request is made known, the prayer chain members will be called, 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 Paula
FUNERAL – EUGENE MACKENZIE: Was this past Saturday at Grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mackenzie family during this time.
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY: at 9am. Come and worship, study the Holy Scriptures, particularly the OT book of Isaiah, while enjoying a cup of coffee and tea.
SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING: today during dessert at the birthday lunch. The process is to present the changes to the congregation at one meeting and then at a second meeting to vote on those changes. The plan is to present in September and vote in November. There will be no vote at this meeting on this topic.
FOOD PANTRY: We are in great need to restock our food pantry; community calls have come in for help. Please bring a non-perishable item for any meetings and birthday lunches. Blessings, thank you.
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.
LUTHERAN HOUR – 820AM CHAM @ 8AM October 7, 2018 - “God Created” (Genesis 1:27) Guest Speaker: Rev. Perry Hart – Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church, Kitchener, Ontario; This is the first time that a Canadian speaker is also being broadcast in the United States. Don't miss this very special message "Life is a precious gift". Guest speaker, Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture's devaluation of life and calls us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God, redeemed by Christ. Be sure to stay tuned to hear the musical offering by Pastor Perry's wife Tara Lyn Hart and their son Ashton, as well as an interview segment with the Harts regarding their personal insights on the precious gift of life.
LCC EAST DISTRICT CONVENTION; October 14-17, 2018; London, Ontario; http://lcceast.ca/bulletin-board/district-convention/
EDUCATION & EDIFICATION...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 teachings include: Responding to the Roman Catholic Case for a Celibate Priesthood, The Birth of Moses, Stealing, Bearing False Witness and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: A copy of our directory is on the brown shelf; if you have made any changes in your name, address, phone #’s, email address, etc, please update in book. Please include a note “add me” if you want to be on the email distribution list for church alerts, bulletins and calendars. Need updates by October 15th, as we will have a new copy ready for emailing. Blessings, Lorna and Debby
LADIES OF GRACE: We will begin our missions with our new kits for Canadian Lutheran World Relief. The following items are required for our Living and Learning Kits. These are the new kits which is replacing the school kits that we made before but are now labelled Living and Learning Kits for Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Any and all donations of the following items are greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for supporting our Living and Learning Kits with your donation. Workday October 2, 2018@9am
This is what is needed for each kit:
3 lined notebooks 10 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 metric rules (30 Centimeters) 1 pencil sharpener
1 eraser 1 pack of crayons (or pencil crayons)
1 small and simple toy (new and not requiring batteries)
1 bar of soap and 1 toothbrush (new and wrapped)
1 tube of medium size toothpaste (expiration date no earlier than one year)
HARVEST DAY- at St. Catharines Seminary is being held on Oct. 20th. Guest speakers, presenters are Rev. Perry and Tara Hart. Registration is $3. and luncheon is $13 for a total of $16 per person. It starts at 8:45-9 am so we have to leave real early. Please let me know if you would like to come help support our Seminary and students. We have 16 students to meet this year. Praise the Lord! Carolyn McLeod
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 or give to a friend.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Sunday (w) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service