18th Sunday after Pentecost Sep 23, 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.
Our Father Cares for His Children with the Gospel of His Son
The sinful heart is filled with “bitter jealousy and selfish ambition” (James 3:14), which causes hostility, quarrels and conflicts, even among those who are fellow members of the Body of Christ. This should not be so! Rather, God “opposes the proud” with His Law, in order to humble them unto repentance; He “gives grace to the humble,” in order to exalt them by His Gospel of forgiveness (James 4:6–10). This true “wisdom from above” is found in the gentleness, mercy and peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself and sacrificed Himself for the salvation of sinners (James 3:17). He was “like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter,” committing Himself to God, His Father, “who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind” (Jer. 11:19–20). Therefore, “after three days,” His Father exalted Him by raising Him from the dead (Mark 9:31). In Holy Baptism, He takes disciples of all ages into His arms like little children. In receiving Him through repentance and faith in His forgiveness of sins, they receive from His Father a share in the glory of His cross and resurrection (Mark 9:36–37).
Collect of the Day
O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that we may please You in both will and deed; 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 20b)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Jeremiah 11: 18 20 James 3: 13 – 4:10 Mark 9: 30 - 37
HYMNS: 901, 851, 605(offering), 637, 547, 689
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 (died Sept. 14) Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Anne;
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Rev. Carl; Donna and Walter, Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris; Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle; Asser; Gheorghe; Brenda; Phyllis; James
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: is this Sat. Sept. 29 at 11:00am here at Grace with a luncheon to follow.
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: on September 30th 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 - September 30 “Cut Off-for Us” (Mark 9:38-50) Guest Speaker: Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. Sin is serious because it cuts us off from God. Guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Rast says Jesus was cut off from God, in our place.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES: is experiencing a shortage of blood supply, especially during the holiday season. If you would like to donate, the Oshawa Blood Donor Clinic on 1300 Harmony Rd N is open Mon & Tues 3pm – 7pm, Wed from 10am – 2pm, Thur 4pm – 8pm, Fri 9am – 1pm and Sat 8am - 2pm
LCC EAST DISTRICT CONVENTION; October 14-17, 2018; London, Ontario; http://lcceast.ca/bulletin-board/district-convention/
MISSION QUILTS: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00am. All are welcome no experience necessary.
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.
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
***DONATIONS: to make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. We also need someone to take this fellowship function over; so If you like planning events and/or can donate food. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail. We need sandwiches for Funeral on Saturday September 29th.
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
Saturday 11:00am Funeral for Eugene MacKenzie***
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service followed by luncheon and Special Voters meeting