21st Sunday after Pentecost Oct 14, 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.
Christ Jesus Is the One and Only Good by Whom You Inherit Eternal Life
The Lord is the Author and Giver of life, as well as a consuming fire of judgment against all “who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate” (Amos 5:12). “Seek the LORD and live,” therefore, by hating what is evil, loving what is good and doing what is just and right, according to His Word. “And so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you” (Amos 5:6, 14–15). Understand that “no one is good except God alone” (Mark 10:18). The life that you are called to live is found neither in your “great possessions,” nor in your good works, but only in Christ Jesus. Let go of “all that you have” and follow Him, even unto death, and “you will have treasure in heaven” (Mark 10:21–22). Do not harden your heart against His voice, nor turn away from Him, lest you “fall away from the living God.” Rather, hear and heed His call, cling to His Word and “exhort one another every day,” that you may remain steadfast in Christ and “firm to the end” (Heb. 3:12–15).
Collect of the Day
Lord Jesus Christ, whose grace always precedes and follows us, help us to forsake all trust in earthly gain and to find in You our heavenly treasure; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184. (Proper 23b)
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15 Hebrews 3: 12 - 19 Mark 10: 17 - 22
HYMNS: 869, 694, 565(offering), 712, 718, 733, 918
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: Albina; Dennis; Grant; Jane; John; Debbie; 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; Bob
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
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.
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 – October 21, 2018 - “We Preach Christ Crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23-24); Dr. Oswald Hoffman; In a classic message from 1955, Dr. Oswald Hoffman talks about all the things that change – and the God Who doesn’t.
LCC EAST DISTRICT CONVENTION; October 14-17, 2018; London, Ontario; http://lcceast.ca/bulletin-board/district-convention/
EDUCATION & EDIFICATION...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's teachings include: Responding to the Roman Catholic Case for a Celibate Priesthood, The Birth of Moses, Stealing, Bearing False Witness and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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: Please see our display in the front entrance; this is what we do at our workdays to prepare each kit. If you can help with the following a box in on the table for your donations; Blessings and thank you.
Baby Bundles –Diaper pins.
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(low scented) and 1 toothbrush (new and wrapped) and washcloths.
1 tube of medium size toothpaste (expiration date no earlier than one year)
MEDICAL MISSIONS: I want to thank everyone in the congregation who supports medical missions. You may not know this, but, Ontario District LWML Canada is the only organization in Canada that supports Medical Missions. Medical Mission parcels are sent to Papua, New Guinea; Cameroon, Sierre Leone, Tanzania, India, Philippines, PNG, Ukraine, Thailand, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. Individuals working these areas are so very grateful for all that we send to please continue to support this very worthwhile Mission. If you want further information, please contact Diana Grant, President, Ladies of Grace.
MITE SUNDAY: Today is Mite Sunday. There will be a second collection today, with all the monies received being sent to the Ontario district LWML Canada to support the many Mission Projects for the Triennium 2016-2019. The Ladies of Grace are very thankful for your support to these Mission Projects - Diana Grant, President, Ladies of Grace.
MISSION QUILTS: Please note: we will be working on the Mission Quilts project Tuesday, October 9, 16, 23 and 30. If you have any questions concerning this project please speak with Minnie or Ann.
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
DURHAM CHRISTIAN HOMES (200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, ON) is once again having its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm. Any items you would like to donate are gladly accepted; please contact David Tigchelaar at 905-430-1666 if you would like to volunteer. We hope to see you there!
BIRTHDAY LUNCHES: Heads up - October regular sandwiches but, November will be a soup and salad lunch to start off Advent too. Call or email me if you can make a soup or a salad for November. Thanks Debby
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
Sun – Wed East District Convention, London, ON
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service