Day of Thanksgiving Oct 7, 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.
We Praise God for Sustaining Life in and through His Word
The nation resounds with thanksgiving for the earth’s bountiful harvest, crops of wheat and grains, all beneath the canopy of God’s almighty care. But “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:1–10). The Church is the vessel through which the Word of God penetrates the world with its Law and Gospel. It is this divine Word which proclaims Jesus as the sole source of life, health, and wholeness. It is Jesus who heals lepers with His Word, “Go show yourselves to the priests” (Luke 17:11–19). Of the ten cleansed, only one expresses thanksgiving back to Jesus. But true gratitude proceeds from a heart sustained by faith. Jesus bids this one Samaritan to “rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” So also, we are sent from the Divine Service, bolstered in our faith by Baptismal and Eucharist blessing to be thankful in our circumstances of plenty and hunger, abundance and need (Phil. 4:6–20).
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, Your mercies are new every morning and You graciously provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience all our days; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting Three on page 184.
The Introit is sung responsively by half-verse on the insert.
READINGS: : Deuteronomy 8: 1 - 10 Philippians 4: 6 - 20 Luke 17: 11 - 19
HYMNS: 894, 785, 789(offering), 892, 703, 632, 895
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 – 820AM CHAM @ 8AM - October 14, 2018; “We Will Not Fear” (Psalm 46); Dr. Oswald Hoffman; Dr. Oswald Hoffman says, “Fear is a fact of life…but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction.”
LCC EAST DISTRICT CONVENTION; October 14-17, 2018; London, Ontario; http://lcceast.ca/bulletin-board/district-convention/
YOUR DAILY LUTHERAN BIBLE CLASS...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 Rich Man and Lazarus, Coveting, Martin Luther on Isaiah, Moses and the Burning Bush and more. You can listen live or at your convenience 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: On Workday October 2, 2018 the ladies of Grace put together 64 baby bundles and 25 Living & Learning Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Thanks so much to all for your help and time given. On that note we will now need the following for our next workday;
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, President, Ladies of Grace.
MITE SUNDAY: On October 14th the Ladies of Grace will be having a Mite Sunday. There will be a second collection that Sunday 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, 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
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 (w) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 9:00am Quilting
Wednesday 9:00am Matins and Bible Study
Thursday 7:30pm Budget Meeting
Saturday 7:30 am Men’s Breakfast
Sunday (g) 9:30am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service