17th Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019
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.
We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight, in the Peace of Christ’s Forgiveness
We are surrounded by “destruction and violence” (Hab. 1:3) because the Law “is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth” (Hab. 1:4). In fact, the Law cannot rescue us from our enemies; it is our fiercest enemy of all. Therefore, not by sight, experience or feeling, nor by works, “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Hab. 2:4). “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1), but as often as we sin, the Lord rebukes us, turns us to repentance and forgives us. We pray that He would thus “increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). And indeed, He does! Though we are His “unworthy servants” (Luke 17:10), He prepares His Supper for us, dresses us properly and gives us His body and blood to eat and drink. He appoints pastors for us, “by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:1). For the Gospel brings “life and immortality to light” (2 Tim. 1:10). This we believe. Therefore, “follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard,” by which He guards you “in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13).
Collect of the Day
O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, by Your grace hear the prayers of Your Church. Grant that those things which we ask in faith we may receive through Your bountiful mercy; 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: : Setting One page 151.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.-Proper 22c
READINGS: : Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 2 Timothy 1: 1 – 14 Luke 17: 1 - 10
HYMNS: 902, 587, 637, 392
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Lorna Tue, Debby Fri
Members of Grace: Heinz & Irmgard; David; Albina; Dennis; Jane; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Olga; Edith; Sherran; Herta; Betty; Anne; Bob; Ray; Viena
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Tom, Jason; Lynda & Frank; Rev. Ken; Marlene; Soraya (cancer); Lili; Jeannie; Donna and Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Gheorghe; David; Anne and family; Corrina; Vince (Renee brother-in-law); Wendy
MEN’S BREAKFAST: The next men’s breakfast will be on Saturday October 12th.@ 7:30pm at church. All are welcomed. Mark
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Invite your grandchildren and neighbourhood children to come and hear the wonders of our God through His saving Word. It starts at 9:30am every Sunday in the lower level at the end of the hall. God bless our teachers, Iulia and Lisa as well as all our children who believe in Jesus.
THEFT: With sadness, we announce to you the theft of our tractor, mower, copper cable, rototiller, battery charger and a boat motor from our garage on Labour Day Monday. The police have posted online this crime on Crime Stoppers. Our insurance company has dealt swiftly with this case as the replacement tractor with a new mower is now parked in our secured garage. May God bring the thieves to repentance and the acknowledgment that all our possessions are gifts from him and we must all give an account. Thanks to Owen, Reg, Severin and Philip for installing a new steel door for the garage.
SANCTIFYING YOUR CHILDREARING WITH THE WORD OF GOD...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 teachings include: The Book of John, Responding to Roman Catholic Proof Texts, The Lord's Prayer, The Patriarch Abraham and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
LUTHERAN HOUR: October 13 - Canadian Thanksgiving with Special Guest Speaker – Rev. Perry Hart - “Miserable Sinner – Blessed Saint” (Romans 2:1-4) - Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Perry Hart from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; God invites us to offer him the gift of our confession. Each and every one of us is a sinner – what else can we offer him? Believe it or not, offering Him our sins is pleasing to Him.
DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES: is hosting a Seniors’ Fall Concert on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm. There is no cost for admission, but a free will offering will be taken up; all money raised will be donated to Glen Hill Terrace, our newest Not For Profit and Charitable Long Term Care home being built right here in Whitby! SEE POSTER ON WHITE BOARD.
ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN: If anyone would like to help with our team that helps to feed the homeless and destitute, call Charlie or Christine Farnell at 905-263-8497. Your help would be appreciated on any shift every 4th Saturday of every month.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DONATION: As you make preparations for Thanksgiving next week, remember those who are struggling with homelessness and daily bread by bringing a non-perishable food item for the food bank. You can drop off the food in the metal file container under the cloak rack in the narthex. Thanks.L
LOST AND FOUND: A Marks gift card was found in front of the church on Tuesday morning; if you can tell me the amount left printed on the back its yours.
ATTENTION: There will be no Matins or bible study on Wednesday October 9th, as Pastor is away at a Conference.
CONGRATULATIONS: To Tiberiu and Katy on their recent engagement; Tibby is the oldest son of Severin and Crista. God’s blessings to them both as they wed in 2020.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Items for the Bulletin are due by Wednesday of each week by noon and 3rd Sunday of the month for calendar. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Jane or Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby Miller by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service
Monday Pastors’ Conference, Camp Pioneer, Angola, NY. Pastor is away until Wed.
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Class and Sunday School
10:30am Divine Service