Weekly Bulletin

September 27, 2020

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.

COVID 19 WORSHIP:   Welcome home everyone!  While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we  still have to follow the rules for practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and santitizing hands on your way in and out of church.  If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home.  Please take your masks home as well as your bulletins to limit exposure and the amount of Garbage and recycle for the church.  We have masks for you to take home in case you have not brought them. Please wash and bring every Sunday.  A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates. We are required to wear a mask on entering the church but once seated; if seating is compliant; one may remove the mask in order to worship

 

The Cross of Christ Opens to Us the Way of Repentance to Life with God

The way of the Lord is righteous and just: “the soul who sins shall die” (Ezek. 18:4). However, because the Lord has “no pleasure in the death of anyone” (Ezek. 18:32), He calls sinners to repentance and faith in His gracious forgiveness of sins. The man who is thus turned away from his wickedness, who henceforth lives by the grace of God, “shall surely live; he shall not die” (Ezek. 18:28). This way of repentance has been opened for us by the cross of Christ. In the righteousness of faith and love, “he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death” (Phil. 2:8), and He was vindicated in His resurrection from the dead. Indeed, “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9). He has given us this name in our Baptism into Christ, in whom we now “shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15). He uses the authority that He has received from His Father (Matt. 21:23–27) to preach a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, by which even “the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God” (Matt. 21:31–32).

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, You exalted Your Son to the place of all honour and authority.  Enlighten our minds by Your Holy Spirit that, confessing Jesus as Lord, we may be led into all truth; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

ORDER OF SERVICE:  : Setting Three  page 184.(NO communion, turn to page 227)

                                                                       The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor

          

​READINGS:   : Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32       Philippians 2:1–4 (5–13) 14–18                     Matthew 21:23–27 (28–32)

HYMNS: 812, 655,  594

Presiding Minister (P):  Rev. Jack Hetzel                                          Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane

Organist/Pianist: Paula                                                                      Acolyte: Christine

Sound System: Philip                                                                         Webmaster:  Michael

Secretary: Debby  WED 11:45- 2:00                                                 Altar Guild: Lynne and Gail                     

Bible Class

Sunday 9:30am

 

PRAYER INTERCESSIONS:

For Members of Grace: Carolyn, Fran; Dennis;  Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Paula

For Friends and Fellow Christians: Jennifer; Lauren; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris;  Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice (Aunt of Debbie); Kamini(sister of Suresh); Darren; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Juliette and Martel and families (friend of Laurie who died on July 26), Kathy whose aunt Phyllis died.  May they Rest in Peace. And all Christian Missionaries travelling all over the world.

PRAYER CHAIN:  for anyone who is in need.  The prayer chain members will be called with your confidential request. Only the name will be made known to the prayer chain unless instructed otherwise. Call Paula Hohmann.

 

LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM  at 8 AM

COMMUNION REGISTRATION:  Waived until Pandemic is over.

 

FOOD PANTRY  is getting low, please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church for your drop off.  Please wipe off each item with a Lysol wipe.  Blessings

 

LADIES OF GRACE will hold their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.  There will be no breakfast served, you can bring your own if you wish; and don’t forget your mask and Bible. Please take any garbage/recyele home with you. Thanks. Hope to see many of you there on Saturday.

LWML-CANADA SUNDAY MITE CHALLENGE 2020 - It has been several months of uncertainty with respect to meeting together as LWML societies. Due to the various restrictions on gatherings and procedures in our church, Mite Sunday will not be as we normally hold it. Instead below is a form/challenge which we can all take part in and continue to support our Mission Grants. I would ask all those who can, take part in this challenge. On October 18th, 2020 we will have a separate basket at the entrance next to our offering basket and I would ask that you place you challenge/mite donations in this basket. The Lord has blessed us, so let us show our appreciation by giving what we can to Mites on this LWML Sunday. A copy of the challenge is on the table with the bulletins. . Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Blessings, Diana

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:   TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO gracelutheranoshawa.office@gmail.com

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