First Sunday in Lent
February 18, 2018
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
247 Westmount Road East Telephone 519-745-6422
Pastor Warren Hamp Residence 519-571-0240
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, by Whose Word alone we receive faith in Christ, by Whose will alone we trust Christ when dark is our road, Who sent Jesus into the wilderness to defeat all temptation for us, hear our prayer today, and be with us in times of trial, so that by the Father’s good will we may be purified and strengthened in faith, and preserve us against all temptation, that the evil foe at last have no power over us. Keep us Yours until we receive the crown of life in Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with You and the Father, one God, world without end. Amen.
TEXT: James 1:12-18
SERMON THEME: God’s Gifts Amid Trial and Temptation
IN OUR PRAYERS:
- Our public servants and armed forces; a right understanding of our needs in this world
- Preservation from temptation for those fighting cancer, especially: Kathy, Pat (friends of Tammi); Annette, recovering from radiation treatment; Brenda (Dorothy’s daughter) receiving chemotherapy
- Christ’s strength in times of trial, especially for Phylis (Ros’s mother), and all our shut-ins in long term care; Gina, recovering from surgery on Wednesday; Kurt, recovering from heart surgery; Wally, recovering from knee replacement surgery; Muriel (Liz’s mom) in the last days of this life; Leanne, for wisdom in her medical care; Conor, for God’s healing; Audrey, in hospital after a fall
- John Lutheran Church in Vegreville, Alberta, and her pastor, the Rev. Sang Rog Choi; our Lutheran Church in the Ukraine, for teachers and the Spirit’s guidance
USHERING: L: Lee & Liz
COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Bud
ATTENDANCE: E: 40 L: 54
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 11 YOUTH: 4
BIBLE STUDY: 26
CURRENT: Current Memorial $180
OTHER: Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $40, Rancheria Nutrition $100, Community Cupboard $100, Lamp Team $50, Building Fund Memorial $90, LWML $25
A donation in memory of Evelyn Mansz from John & Liz; Harold & Jean; Gina to Current Memorial, and from Gerry & Karen; Bill & Nancy; Sherrie to Building Fund Memorial and from Lynda to LWML.
A donation in memory of Linda Coutts from Dave & Jane; Bud & Jill; Gina to Current Memorial, and from Gerry & Karen; Sherrie to Building Fund Memorial.
A donation in memory of Donald McWilliam from Jill & Bud; Brian & Judy to Current Memorial.
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. “Pay Attention to What You Hear (Mark 4:24) “ Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer. Lent calls us to take deep into our being the life-changing words of God. The result? Obedience, changes in desires, and blessings.
WOMAN TO WOMAN
May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com
ISSUES ETC. EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s teachings include: The Book of Judges, Responding to Objections to the Christian Faith, First Century Pastor & Martyr Polycarp, Paul Sails for Rome and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
THIS WEEK AT FAITH
|Wednesday:||9am Circuit Conference @ Grace, Kitchener
|Thursday:||6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Carolyn)|
|Saturday:||2-4pm LCC WBS Presentation|
|Sunday:||2nd Sunday In Lent
8:15 Prayer & Preaching
9:30 SS & Bible Study
10:45 Divine Service
WELCOME to our Visitors – We are glad you can be with us today for Divine Service. If you have not been to Faith before, please feel free to leave your name and address in the Guest Register in the narthex. We would like to keep in touch with you. Welcome in the name of the Lord!
TODAY we will hold a Congregational Meeting following the later service (around 11:50am) to vote on the Constitutional changes for our Lutheran Church Canada.
This Tuesday, at 1pm, we continue our afternoon Bible Study, beginning a study of the Gospel According to St. Matthew. You are welcome to join in (no homework), and we try to finish by 2:30pm.
There is a bit of PETER in us all —–
This Lenten Season, on the next five Wednesdays, we will be seeing our struggles in those of Peter, our Lord’s apostle – struggles with Pride, Complacency, Misunderstanding, Keeping our Distance, Denial…. Yet, as always, it’s not really about Peter, or us; it’s all about Jesus and His wondrous mercy to repentant sinners. Come and follow along this Wednesday at 7pm.
In your mailbox today you will find your Income Tax Receipt for 2017. If you have any questions about your receipt, please contact Sherrie Schmidt at the church office. God grant us the favour of His generosity flowing through us in Christ!
COMMUNITY CUPBOARD – besides canned food, we are collecting Women’s underwear (briefs, not bikini – sizes S/M/L/XL) and Men’s briefs or boxers (sizes S/M/L/XL). You can just place them in the shopping cart in the narthex.
A Big Thank You to all who came out for the Pancake Supper. The freewill offering of $430 went to support Community Cupboard. Grace would like to thank Steve & Pat, Lynda and Carolyn for their help in the cooking, baking and supplying the food. Also, a thank you to Dorothy & Kristel for serving.
Just a friendly reminder – please refrain from wearing perfumes or other strong scents when coming to worship, in care for your sisters and brothers who are scent-sensitive. Thank you!
PLEASE take a look at the Usher Calendar in the narthex, and pick ONE Sunday when you can usher. We’d like to fill in the services for the January calendar today. We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…
TODAY as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion we will receive the body and blood of our Saviour. We receive the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Since the Lord’s Supper is an expression of our common confession of the Christian faith, we ask that only those persons who are members of a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Canada, or LCMS receive the Sacrament. Those who would like more information about this doctrine or any other teachings of the Lutheran church are asked to speak to our pastor.
A Communion Request – all children who are not confirmed and not yet communing – as well as adults who are visiting or are not yet catechized in the Lutheran confession – are welcome to the Lord’s Table for a baptismal blessing. We would simply ask that those who are not communing would cross their arms over their chest so that the elder assisting knows they are not receiving the host. Thanks to all – this will be a really big help.
Vacation Bible School plans have begun. The date is set for July 9th – 13th. Mark your calendar and start thinking about joining our volunteer staff. Come share God’s love with the children at VBS.
Due to the federal Privacy Legislation, if you find yourself at Grand River Hospital (K-W Hospital) OR St. Mary’s Hospital please have someone call the church to leave a message that you are there. (Pastor checks the voice mail regularly) The computer system no longer displays any information unless you have given express permission for it to do so. So – the best way of communication is a message to the church. Thanks and God bless!
If you would be interested in having some of your offerings to Christ’s holy church electronically transferred by direct deposit, please speak with Sherrie (email her – email@example.com – or call the church on a Thursday) and she will help to arrange that for you. This is a great help in the summer especially, when many travel and are away on Sundays.
The Seminary Food Pantry has been selected for this Lenten Season Ingathering by the Faith Ladies Guild. We are gathering items for the food pantry that services students and their families. There are currently a number of families with small children. Items needed most are contained in the chart including some non-food items most needed. The poster in the Narthex contains this list and copies of the chart are also available as well. Please deposit your items in the marked containers provided. You may also contribute financially if you prefer by using the ‘special’ line on your envelopes marked Lent – Food Pantry, or cash in the container at the back of the Sanctuary during the Lenten season. This campaign will run from Sun Feb 18 to Sun Mar 25. Thank you for your support.
SEMINARY PANTRY LIST
|CANNED FOODS||BAKING NEEDS||NON FOOD ITEMS|
|Pasta sauce||Sugar – all kinds but especially white||Diapers – size 5 and 6|
|Diced Tomatoes||Flour – white and whole wheat||Toilet Paper|
|Tomato Paste||Chocolate chips||Paper Towels|
|Chunky canned soup||Baking powder and soda||Toothpaste|
|Canned vegetables (corn, carrots, potatoes, green beans)||Brownie and pancake mixes||Laundry Soap|
|Beans (especially for chili – black beans, kidney beans, also refried||Canned Milk, Dry Milk Powder||Dish Soap|
|Chicken and Beef Broths||Common Spices||Bar Soap|
|Tea||Cereal – a variety||Mr Noodles|
|Hot Chocolate||Oatmeal||Noodles for soups|
|Coffee – beans or ground – grinder available||Other hot cereals||Kraft Dinner|
|Granola and cereal bars||Peanut Butter|