Weekly Bulletin

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 20, 2020

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

KITCHENER, ONTARIO

N2M 4Z2

247 Westmount Road East                Telephone 519-745-6422

     Pastor Warren Hamp                     Residence 519-571-0240 

   www.faithlutherankw.com 

revhamp@bellnet.ca                 office@faithlutherankw.com


PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, You rule in a gracious equity and give us what we don’t deserve, but pay us by Your grace.  May Your grace fill us to serve in love, for the sake of Your kingdom.  Help us in the heat of day, and at the end of the day give us to be thankful for Your grace that gives us all we have in You; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

TEXT: Matthew 20:1-16

SERMON THEME: All You Get Paid is a Gift of Grace

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Good government, patience and peace in our land, and God’s favour on those who serve us as leaders
  • Healing for the sick and comfort for the troubled, especially those with cancer: Sandy Noble, being treated for lymphoma; Barb Schaeffer, being treated for brain cancer; Stephanie Canada (Laurie Gray’s daughter) receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer; Pam Goebel (sister-in-law of Gerry Goebel and Jean Yensen), awaiting cancer tests again
  • Gina Schoenwiese, for ongoing relief; Leslie (a friend of Karen Goebel) in hospital suffering ALS; Peter Rasmussen, receiving care at home; Bill House, at home; Rev. Roger Winger, in the Westmount Retirement Home
  • our catechumens preparing to be admitted to the Lord’s Supper: Logan Choi, Natasha Choi, Jackson Cottenie, Anna Ling, Kaelyn Moore, and Taylor Weber 
  • the missions of our Lutheran Church Canada; Timothy our Synod President; Marvin our Regional Pastor; our Lutheran churches in Haiti in the midst of trial 
  • Mission Prayer: CAMBODIA Rev. Hei Va is the pastor of Prey Vey Lutheran Church and serves on the Board Directors of Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC).

ATTENDANCE: E: 31   L: 19

BIBLE STUDY: 13

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$3836$9221$141932$147067
MISSIONS$533$1517$19721$20878
BUILDING$605$2572$22385$23416

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $40, Halifax/Dartmouth $50, Rancheria Nutrition $225, Good Shepherd Valleyview $595, 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR weekly message of inspiration and hope will be broadcast of CKWR 98.5 at 7am Sunday mornings.  You can also listen on-line or download pod casts at www.lll.ca“I Stand at the Door”
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Jesus is the Guest who will become the Host for all who trust in Him.” New Series “Households of Faith”

WOMAN TO WOMAN

         May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETCSACRED MUSIC STATION…You can listen to the best of the Church’s music for the past 2,000 years on Lutheran Public Radio.  LPR streams 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

Pastor Hamp will still be sending out sermons, as well as the readings, hymns, and propers for each Sunday.  Also, the audio service and video (live-streamed) service will be available online; watch your email or take a look at the website www.faithlutherankw.com

TODAY – we gather for Divine Service at 8:30am in order to have some time for Bible Study (starting approximately at 9:40am) At Bible Study, we will be picking up on the end of the Book of Nehemiah, and moving into the Intertestamental Period (wonder what that means?).  

To maintain physical distancing, we can have a maximum of 15 people in attendance at Bible Study. 

Registration for Bible Study will be included in the email to register for worship

THIS WEEK

Tuesday – 1pm-2:30pm – Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark

Tuesday – 7:30pm – Confessing Time for catechumens

Thursday – 6:30pm-7:45pm – Catechesis 

This Tuesday, at 7:30pm, our catechumens gather with their families (due to space restrictions) to confess their faith and to be examined in preparation for Confirmation.  Please keep Logan Choi, Natasha Choi, Jackson Cottenie, Anna Ling, Kaelyn Moore, and Taylor Weber in your prayers. 

THANK YOU for the support you have shown in gifts for the congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Valleyview, Alberta, who had a disastrous fire in the building they were renovating to use for their sanctuary.  As a sign of holy love, and sharing in their need, your donations will be sent to encourage them.  If you would still like an opportunity to help with that, simply write ‘Good Shepherd Valleyview’ on the ‘Special’ line of your offering envelope and mark your gift there.  We will finish this ‘collection for the saints’ next week.

         THANKS! And God bless our fellowship in His Son!

         Our LAMP Team to Little Grand Rapids sis NOT go this summer, so Council has set up a LAMP Team 2021 Fund (by the grace of God) and the funds donated will be transferred there for next year.  Thank you for your support – and please keep our First Nations communities, especially Little Grand Rapids, in your prayers.  

Would you be interested in creating an online group for members of Faithto share news with one another during the pandemic?  (It could be a closed Facebook group, or anything else that you feel comfortable or familiar with) If you have time and inclination to share with God’s people this way, please contact pastor, and we can talk about it!  

Pastor Hamp will be in the office regularly, so feel free to call (519-745-6422).  He is also available on his cell (519-571-0240).

And you can also email him at revhamp@bellnet.ca, or at warrenhamp@gmail.com

If you do not have a hymnal at home, please email pastor (revhamp@bellnet.ca) and we can arrange a time for you to pick one up at church.

If you wish to continue the gifts of your offerings to the Lord through His congregation, please either mail them (a cheque would be wise) to Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Road East, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4Z2 or drop them off in the mail box (pastor will be here each day to set them aside securely).  

Lutheran Church–Canada has enhanced its website to include the option of giving directly to your home congregation. When you visit www.lutheranchurchcanada.caand click on the “Support My Home Congregation” link on the home page, you will be directed to a secure, online giving portal. You may also use this link to go directly there https://lutheranchurch-canada.tng-secure.com 

Once there, choose “Donate to My Congregation” under Featured Funds. Following the instructions, enter the amount of your donation/offering and select your congregation from the dropdown list. Enter the required information on the subsequent forms including your credit card information and complete your gift. Should you want to repeat this process weekly, you may find it easier to register once, although this is not necessary. You will receive an immediate donation receipt from LCC (not your congregation) and your congregation will receive a cumulative total once a month of all gifts it has received.

God grant us the favour of His Holy Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and confidence in His baptismal promise and His forgiving Word as we joyfully confess Him and live in His Word