Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 4, 2016
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.
Collect of the Day
O merciful Lord, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all. Grant us courage and strength to take up the cross and follow Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: page 151 (Proper 18)
Readings: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-35
HYMNS: 713, 783, 853(Offering), 851, 838
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel-on vacation Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Organist/Pianist: Paula Acolyte: Christine
Sound System: Reg Webmaster: Michael
Secretary (vac.): Ann Secretary(Wed 5-7): Debby Secretary (Thurs): Iulia
PRAYER INTERCESSIONS: Margaret; Albina; Rev. Allen; Edith; David; Ryan; Kristen; Kim; Asser; Maria & Gheorghe; Sharon; Brian; Autumn; Susan; Mary; Hans & Sonya; Sherran & Larry; Heather; Konrad & Herta; Gene; Rob & Debbie; Lucie; Claudette; Andre & Micheline; George & Waldtraut; Suzanne, Will; Keith; Sherri;
INSTALLATION SERVICE: of Rev. Vasilios Christoforidis (a.k.a. Basil Christi) as Associate Pastor of Christ Our King Lutheran Church, Mississauga (2150 Dundas St. W) is planned for Sept. 18 at 4:00pm followed by a reception. If you would like to attend RSVP by this Fri. Sept. 9 at 905-822-8931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CUTTING GRASS: The grass near the church needs to be cut every 1 -1and 1/2 weeks. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Please indicate the weeks when you are able to help. It takes approx. 2 hours to cut the grass in this area. Thanks for your help.
NICARAGUA MISSION PROJECT: The (LCC) team continues to prepare for VBS in and around Leon for a trip set for January 2017. Needed are extra-large wheeled suitcases, in good working order, to carry craft supplies. Contact Ann if you have one to donate, or for more information on this mission project. Stay tuned for more events in support of the Lutheran church in Nicaragua. Plans for a fun night are in the making – details to follow.
LADIES OF GRACE LWMLC will be meeting on Sept. 13th at 7:30 pm at the church to plan the new season. Please come and tell us what you would like to do. More Bible studies, more dinners out, more fun nights? We need your input. Thanks and God bless, Carolyn
QUILTING: Starts September 27th@9am; everyone welcome; No experience necessary.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: begins with a Rally Day on September 18th@9:30 am.
EVANGELISM TEAM: Our first meeting is on September 12th, 2016 5:30 pm
DONATIONS NEEDED 2016: We need donations for Lady of Grace projects (layettes and school bags, more detail to come); We are also in great need of furniture pads. Our floors look so fabulous!! Almost everything needs pads. So if the next time you’re in the $dollar store please pick up a package; round ones are for chairs and square or rectangles for cabinets. Just drop them off on the secretaries desk. Thanking you so much in advance for your support.
ELDERS MEETING - Tuesday Sept 13th @ 07:30 pm. Discussion of the Lutheran Witness article on Closed Communion.Reg, Elder
This Week under Grace – Sep 4, 2016
Today (g) 9:30am Bible Study
Today (g) 10:30am Divine Service
September 11 (g) 9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School
September 11 (g) 10:30am Divine Service