Weekly Bulletin

16th Sunday after Pentecost      Sep 9, 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

O Lord, let Your merciful ears be open to the prayers of Your humble servants and grant that what they ask may be in accord with Your gracious will; 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:  Divine Service setting three - page 184  (Proper 18b)

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

​READINGS:   :  Isaiah 35: 4 – 7a          James 2: 1 – 10, 14 - 18          Mark 7: (24 – 30) 31 - 37  

HYMNS:  398,  797,  849(offering),  551,  851,  768

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Robert  Bryans                                   Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Kirsten                                                                   Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Anna/Philip                                                              Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Lorna                                                                                

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

Holy Communion:

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

Members of Grace: Laurie; Grant; June; Jane; John; Debbie; Dennis; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Jeannie; Anne;

 

Friends of Grace:  John (died last Sunday); Rev Carl; Donna and Walter; Marc; Rev. Richard; Autumn; Chris;  Susan; Heather; Andre & Micheline; Jeanine; George & Waldtraut; George; Mardelle;  Asser; Gheorghe;  Brenda; Phyllis

​​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

JOHN DIETZ: died in the Lord last Sunday.  He lived in Port Hope and was a member of St. Paul’s, Cobourg.  John is the sister of Ann and a former member of Grace.  May God keep his soul unto the Day of Resurrection and grant his grace to Ann and family.

 

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY:  restarts this week at 9am.  Come and worship, study the Holy Scriptures while enjoying a cup of coffee and tea. Saints Alive at noon.

 

**CONSTITUTION UPDATE**:  We will be having a 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.

 

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 16 ; “The Mystery of God” (Isaiah 55:6-9); Guest Speaker Dr. Oswald Hoffman; The undeniable hiddenness of God becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ. Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For grass cutting. Lawn mowers are available in the garage.  A list will be posted for sign up. A key for the garage will be made available if you don’t have one yet.

 

REV. AL MALESKE:  50th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration.  A special service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at Quinte Lutheran Church (Salvation Army Chapel), 422 Dundas St. E. in Trenton. A dinner reception will follow in the church hall. East District President Paul Zabel will be the preacher. Please RSVP by August 12th with the number of persons attending either by phone:  613-779-0572 or email: peltal@msn.com

 

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

 

LADIES OF GRACE: Ladies of Grace will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th.  All ladies are invited to come out for devotions and an update on what is happening with LWML.

 

LCC CENTRAL DISTRICT CONVENTION: October 1-3, 2018;Winnipeg, Manitoba; 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.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Welcome back Sunday School Children!!!!

 

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 office@gracelutheranoshawa.net

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                  9:30am                                Toronto Pastors conference, Living Faith, Orangeville.

Wednesday            9:00am                                Matins and Bible Study

                                Noon                                    Saints Alive

Friday                                                                   HOLY CROSS DAY

Sunday (g)              9:30am                                Sunday School & Bible Class    

                                10:30am                              Divine Service

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