Sep 12, 2021
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.
Christ Jesus Delivers Us from Sin, Death and the Devil
Those who teach the Word of God “will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1) because it is by the Word that saving faith is obtained, whereas false doctrine always threatens to destroy Christian faith and life. The tongue “boasts of great things,” whether for good or evil (James 3:5). In fallen man, “it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8). But anyone who bridles his tongue with the Word of God, who “does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man” (James 3:2). It is Christ who opens His ear to the voice of His Father, so that, with “the tongue of those who are taught,” He is able to sustain the weary “with a word” (Is. 50:4–5). Entrusting Himself to His Father, even to death, He is not put to shame but is vindicated in His resurrection (Is. 50:6–9). By His faith and faithfulness, He casts out the “mute and deaf spirit” from us (Mark 9:25). He has compassion on us and helps us, so that we are not destroyed but cleansed from every evil and raised up from death to life (Mark 9:22–27).
COVID 19 PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP: While we are here to rejoice in God’s house, we still have to follow the rules for social distancing; wearing a mask and sanitizing hands on your way in and out of church. If you are wearing gloves, please dispose of them at home. Please take your masks and bulletins home to limit exposure and the amount of recycling for the church. A detailed description of worship guidelines is on the small table with the bulletin and offering plates.
Collect of the day:
Lord Jesus Christ, our support and defense in every need, continue to preserve Your Church in safety, govern her by Your goodness, and bless her with Your peace; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Diving Service Setting Three page 184. (Sung)
The Introit is spoken by the Pastor (s-b;Ps.31:14-16;A: Ps. 31:24)
READINGS: : Isaiah 50: 4-10 James 3: 1-12 Mark 9: 14-29
HYMNS: 533, 849, 754
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip Webmaster: Michael
Secretary: Debby Acolyte: Christine
For Members of Grace: Giso upon the death of his wife, Margaret on Thurs. Sept. 2; Paula; Doug; Hans; April; Fran; Dennis; Debbie & Stephanie; Sherran; Anne; Ray; Bob; Mission Prayers for September: Rev. Douglas Eugenio Aguilar M.- Nicaragua, Deaconess Odily Neyra- Nicaragua, Rev. Pich Chandeth-Cambodia, Deaconess Hem Horm- Cambodia,
For Friends and Fellow Christians: Alice; Berti; Terry; Etelka’s mother; Marlene; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Mardelle; Corrina; Kathy; Annette; Marg’s sister Nancy
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have any spiritual need for prayers, please call Pastor Hetzel at the office (905) 728-4381.
INDIVIDUAL HOLY COMMUNION: during these days of separation from covid and illness or in any hunger of our Lord’s body and blood, you can make arrangements with Pastor.
FUNERAL: for Margaret Czychoratzki was this past Tuesday, September 7 at Grace. She was interred at Mt Lawn cemetery where she awaits the resurrection of the dead. God grant Giso and his family peace in the merciful Saviour, Jesus, who is Life and Resurrection.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: is starting again next Sunday at 9:00am on-line. Contact Iulia or Lisa for more details.
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: Can we please put the trustees log on the wall by the office back in use. Anyone who sees something to be fixed and/or fixes it. Please log it, with details and date. Any receipts from contractors or inspection reports please copy so I can put in the maintenance manual. So future trustees can see the last maintenance or upgrades done. Thank you, blessing Debby email@example.com
LADIES OF GRACE: We are searching for the silk Easter lily arrangement, which were being used as decorations for Easter. If anyone has seen them, please call or email the office. ALSO, October 16 or 23 – Fall Rally TBA, will be held at Grace, Oshawa. The 24th October Sunday will be LWML –C Sunday. Don’t forget to bring your mites. And envelopes will be available for donations. New projects to support worldwide, as well as, local. We had a very successful National convention on June 8-10. Virtual of course, but very heartwarming to see old friends. Like our Guest speaker Sandra Schaeffer and meeting new ones. Please see Canadian Lutheran “Back to Basics” for the LWML Convention page 20. Any question contact Carolyn or Diana
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dates for events and bulletin inserts may be placed in the holder outside the office door, there will be no printed calendar at this time; Bulletin items are due by Wednesday of each week. You can email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD PANTRY is getting full – Any one heading to St. Catharines in the next couple of weeks that can may a drop off to our Seminary Students would be most appreciated. Please contact the office 905-728-4381 to see when someone will be in church .
REFERENCE MATERIALS: We have a new reference booklet of who is who from LCC; “Together One”. 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) 9:00 am Online Sunday School 9:30am Bible study
10:30am Divine Service
Tuesday 10:00am Toronto Circuit Pastors’ meeting at Grace
Wednesday 7:00am Sunday School meeting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study 9:30am Bible study
10:30am Divine Service