Grace Lutheran Church Monthly News

January 2020

 Please remember to fill out the communion cards so that your attendance can be recorded!

 


     ATTENTION: SERVICE TIME CHANGE! Service time is 10:00 am to facilitate Pastor Rod's vacancy work with St. John's, Warman.        

    •  Sunday morning Bible Study for January will be January 12 and 26 at 9 am.

  • If you've missed a sermon or Echo Book Study and would like to catch up please visit Worship Services tab.

     

  • Search YouTube for the following Confessional Lutheran channels: Fighting for the Faith, Bryan Wolfmueller, and RevFiskJ!

    •  Visits with Pastor Rod have resumed! If you'd like to meet for lunch, gather for prayer, or have your house blessed please let Pastor Rod know and a visit will be arranged! 

  • Parables has moved to 603-51st Street.

  • Lutheran Bible Translators Canada new address is

            275 Lawrence Ave., Kitchener ON  N2M 1Y3 

  • Registration is open for the Lutheran Early Learning Center Preschool  which is held at Grace Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For more information email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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  • Sutherland School Cereal Drive
  • We continue to collect cereal. Please make sure the Best Before Date is for Fall of 2018. Cereals requested are: Rice Krispies, Vector, Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Special K and Granola. We also collect ice cream pails.

  • Humboldt remains in our prayers.   "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
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  • The Spiritual Care offices at RUH and City are now closed. If you need pastoral care while you are in the hospital please call the office or 306-649-2212 outside of office hours. Also, to assist Pastor Rod when you call please let him know which hospital you are in and your room number, and whether you desire a visit, and/or prayer. 
  • Secret Prayer Partner group.  Please contact Grace's church office if you would like to be a part of this group.
  • It is time to update our email roll call again. Please provide Donna with your most current email address and your permission to use it to contact you for special events such as Christmas, Easter and other special services or events.
  • This year is Pastor Rod's Attendance Challenge Year: the goal is to attend one more Sunday each month than the month previous! Prayerfully look at your attendance and challenge yourself this year!
  • This week's Evangelism Tip is prayer for yourself and others: Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, perseverance in sharing, and pray for receptive hearers.

  •  If you would like to have lunch and/or coffee with Pastor Rod please sign up for days Monday - Thursday! If you would like to have lunch with Pastor Rod and Tammy, please sign up for Sunday! We look forward to sitting down and sharing a meal with you.

  • Volunteers Needed!! Volunteers are needed for the tasks on our regular Sunday services. Readers, Greeters, Communion Assistants, and Ushers. Please see Terry Wirth. 
  • Suggested reading and podcasts for the summer:
    • Pastor Rod’s Recommended Book List

      Looking for something to read over the Christmas break? Here are a few recommendations!

       

    • Praise & Honor: Hymn – Inspired Devotions by Timothy Shoup

       

    • A Martyr’s Faith in a Faithless World by Bryan Wolfmueller

       

    • Has American Christianity Failed? by Bryan Wolfmueller

       

    • Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? by Matthew Harrison

       

    • Thank, Praise, Serve & Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety by William Weedon

       

    • Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America by Robert H. Bennett

       

    • I am not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare by Robert H. Bennett

       

    • Crucifying Religion: How Jesus is the End of Religion by Donovan Riley

       

    • Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules that Every Christian Should Break as Often as Possible by Jonathon Fisk

       

    • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs by Matthew Richard

       

    • He Remembers the Barren by Katie Schuermann

       

    • Mission at Nuremburg: An American Army Chaplain at the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend

       

    • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

       

    • The Hammer of God by Bo Giertz

       

    • Pontius Pilate: A Novel by Paul L. Maier

       

    • The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens

       

    • The Lutheran Difference edited by Edward A. Engelbrecht

       

    • Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service by Arthur A. Just Jr.

       

    • Reading the Psalms with Luther

       

    • The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel by Dr. C.F.W. Walther

       

    • The Language of God: A Scientist Present Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins

    • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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    • Suggested podcasts:
    •   http://issuesetc.org/archive/     has everything from Sunday School lessons to discussions on science, politics, and movie reviews
    • www.tabletalkradio.org       A semi-informal podcast that features 2 Lutheran pastors talking about a wide variety of topics.  
    •  http://lutheranpublicradio.org/        Sacred music for all times and seasons.  This one is part of the Issues, Etc app that you can download and enjoy.