October 11, 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
Clothed in the Righteousness of Christ, We Partake of His Wedding Feast
By His cross and resurrection, the Lord has swallowed up death forever, and by His Gospel He “will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth” (Is. 25:8). Therefore, “let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Is. 25:9). On the mountain of the Lord of hosts — in His Church on earth, as in the kingdom of heaven — He has made “for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine” (Is. 25:6). It is the royal “wedding feast” of the Son of God, “and everything is ready” (Matt. 22:1, 4). Thus, His servants are sent into the highways and byways to invite and gather as many as they find, “both good and bad,” to fill the wedding hall with guests (Matt. 22:8–10). In Holy Baptism, He clothes them all in the “wedding garment” of His own perfect righteousness (Matt. 22:11). Therefore, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,” and “rejoice in the Lord always” (Phil. 4:4–6).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, You invite us to trust in You for our salvation. Deal with us not in the severity of Your judgment but by the greatness of Your 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 Three page 184.(NO communion, turn to page 227)
The Introit will be spoken by the Pastor
READINGS: : Isaiah 25: 6 -9 Philippians 4: 4 - 13 Matthew 22: 1 - 14
HYMNS: 894, 510 633 785
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
For Members of Grace: Paul; Carolyn, Fran; Dennis; Rob, Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Rev. Allen; Jennifer; Lauren; Marlene; Donna & Walter; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Alice (Aunt of Debbie ); Kamini (sister of Suresh); Natalie; Darren ; Rev. Dr. Roger Winger; Deaconess Carmen and 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.
FAREWELL AND GODSPEED LUNDA: Lunda is moving to London, on Oct. 19. Her son and his family live there. We are sad that we will not see her as often, hoping that she might come back from time to time. May God grant her a smooth move and much joy in her new surroundings.
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
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
CLWR: The CLWR “We Care Program” (school kits and layettes is being suspended due to shipping restrictions. The will still be accepting monetary donation to CLWR to support missions.
CONGREGATIONAL VOTERS MEETING: will practice social distancing in the basement on October 18th, 2020
SUNDAY SCHOOL: starts at 9:00am online due to Covid19. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more information.
LUTHERAN HOUR: Hear this inspirational message on CHAM 820 AM at 8 AM
LADIES OF GRACE: We have been invited to join the ABC district online bible study at 12:00 noon
EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS…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: Prayer, The Augsburg Confession, 2nd Century Bishop Ignatius of Antioch, Luke the Evangelist, Jacob’s Family and more. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Here is some sample copy for churches in greater St. Louis for the week of October 11.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: may be placed in the holder outside the office door and for the monthly calendar. Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. Calendar events are due by the 3rd Sunday of the month. You can email the info to email@example.com
FOOD DONATIONS: To make our birthday luncheons a success we need your help. Contact Debby; We also need members to be on our Emergency Funeral Support Call List for food donations. Please contact Debby by office email or office voicemail to be added to the List. Thanks and blessings.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: TO BE CALLED INTO OFFICE OR EMAILED TO
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:00am Sunday School (online)
9:30am Bible class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:30 am Toronto Pastors’ Conference - Online
Wednesday 9:00am Bible study
Sunday (g) 9:00am Sunday School(online)
9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service