Bulletin – The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, September 8, 2019

PARISH CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 8 – 15

To Serve Christ and His People This Week

Today:                   4:00 p.m.      Opening Service, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines)

Tuesday:                7:30 p.m.      Trustees

Wednesday:           8:30 a.m.      Chapel Service (at FLCA)

7:00 p.m.      Anniversary Committee

Thursday:               6:30 p.m.      Confirmation Family Meeting

7:00 p.m.      English Choir

Saturday:              10:00 a.m.      LWMLC Fall Rally (at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Amherstburg)

Next Sunday:          8:45 a.m.      German Worship

9:45 a.m.      Sunday School, Adult Bible Class

11:00 a.m.      English Worship/Holy Communion

WELCOME ON THIS LORD’S DAY to all of you … especially if you’re here as a visitor to our church!  God bring you joy through the sounding of His Word, just as your presence brings joy to us.  Speak with one of the ushers if you need anything while you’re here.  If you have no other “church home” in the area, we’ll be happy to see you again soon!

ATTENDANCE: 

Sunday, September 1, 2019:  German Service, 38; English Service, 80; TOTAL, 118

Wednesday, September 4, 2019:  East Windsor Bible Study:  16

SERVING US THIS WEEK:

(Today’s Greeters) – Jonathan & Stacey Buller

(Greeters Next Sunday) – Bryan & Jen Johnson

THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN, the national magazine of Lutheran Church-Canada, is yours for the taking today at the back of the church.  The new issue includes on Page 29 the news story of Matt Fenn’s ordination here last June.

ALTAR FLOWERS on this “Grandparents’ Day” were provided by Elizabeth Ritchie, especially to honour her late grandmother, Ida Ritchie.  God bless us through the grateful memories of our own grandparents, and help present-day grandparents be a real blessing to their families!

ENGLISH CHOIR RESUMES THIS WEEK with its first rehearsal on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. … continuing then every second Thursday thereafter.  We’re eager to welcome new voices, and hope you’ll join us.  Get in touch with director Suzanne Eberhard … or just show up Thursday evening.  Either way, we’ll be glad to see you!

WECLO BIBLE AND ESL CLASSES begin fall sessions on Monday, September 9, and continue then every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1921 Cabana Road West.  The first day is an orientation for all classes.  After that, the Monday sessions are devoted to Bible study, and the Wednesday ones are ESL (English as Second Language).  We’re grateful for the ongoing leadership of “our own” Javed Khan.  If you know newcomers to Canada who would benefit from these classes, let us know in the church office … and we’ll pass on the information.

LWML-CANADA FALL RALLY is set for this Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Amherstburg.  Speakers include:  Pastor Ron Mohr (of Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada); Ardith Pollex (with a new medical mission video), and Tirzah Krey (preparing to be a missionary nurse in the Dominican Republic).  All women from our church family are welcome – and encouraged – to be there!

CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTOS, ROUND TWO!  We’re overjoyed that around 60 families had pictures taken in August for our upcoming 100th Anniversary photo directory.  Now we’re announcing additional time-slots (Wednesday, October 23 – Saturday, October 26) to give others a chance who were not yet able to take part.  We’re eager to have everybody in the “milestone” centennial anniversary book.  Even if you choose not to purchase pictures, just your willingness to sit for portraits gets you a place in this publication.