Weekly Bulletin

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 19, 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

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PRAYER: Faithful God, Heavenly Father, Who by Your Holy Spirit have called us into fellowship with Jesus Christ and sanctified us in the true Faith, grant that we who have received Your mercy may take part in the sharing of Your Son and His grace with people near and far, that all may know Him; for You live and reign with Your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: Isaiah 49:1-7

SERMON THEME: The Big Picture – In Small Pieces

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our nation and prime minister, province and premier; God’s rescue from violence, and care through those who serve us
  • The sick, the grieving and the dying, especially those with cancer: Pat (a friend of Angela) having a reprieve from her cancer, Stan (Liz’s brother), John, Pamela (sister-in-law to Gerry and Jean); Gina, undergoing surgery on Wednesday; Leslie (a friend of Karen) in hospital suffering ALS; Ron, recovering from surgery; Peter, in hospital
  • Mission Prayers: This week, we remember Edmundo Retana Jimenéz of the Iglesia Luterana Sínodode Nicaragua (Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua). Pastor Retana serves as a missionary in Cartago, Costa Rica.
  • The 2020 Mission Team, for the Holy Spirit’s direction of their work in Nicaragua
  • Wendy, Madison & Autumn 
  • Herb & Janet 

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Connie 

ACOLYTES: E: Taylor  L: Anna 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Shane 

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E:  37   L: 46

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  6 

BIBLE STUDY: 24

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$5522

$7672

$9265

MISSIONS

$520

$624

$1066

$1213

BUILDING

$605

$734

$1210

$1483

CURRENT: A.A. $150

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $140, Rancheria Nutrition $75, 2020 Mission $26,

 

 

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. “Unforgettable” Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy. New Series – We might forget names and faces, dates and places, but God remembers those who are His through faith in Christ. To God, they are unforgettable. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, as we remember Jesus in faith, even more so does God remember us.

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. LUTHERAN TALK & MUSIC 24/7…You can listen to Lutheran talk and Lutheran music anytime, anywhere in 2020 with the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.  Download the app for iPhone, Android and Kindle at issuesetc.org or at the App Store. 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Mon.-Sun.

Nicaragua 2020 Mission

Wednesday:

6:30pm Choir

Thursday:

6:30pm No Catechesis

Sunday:

3rd Sunday After Epiphany

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!

 

 

This morning during the Divine Service and the Service of Prayer and Preaching, the Faith Lutheran Choir is singing ‘Little Drops of Heaven’ as heaven touches earth here in the Lord’s gifts of His Word and Supper.

 

 

This morning during the Divine Service we commission the members of our 2020 Mission Team, leaving for Nicaragua this afternoon.  The members of the team from Faith are Jane, Kathy, Brian, and pastor (who will be leaving tomorrow).  They will be joined by Jon (from Messiah, Waterloo), and Tim (from Christ, Kingsville).  Pastor and Rev. David Hamp (from Concordia, Fonthill) plan to leave for Nicaragua tomorrow.  Please keep this work in your prayers in the days ahead!

 

 

Pastor will be away from tomorrow until Saturday, February 1st with the team in Nicaragua. While he is away, the elder of the month to contact is Lee Barnai – he can be reached at 519-571-0445. And Pastor Rob Korsch is also on call – he can be reached at 519-742-7431 or 519-584-0820. 

 

 

SAUERKRAUT!!!            

On Friday, February 7th, the Faith TRI-L invites you to a Sauerkraut Supper at 5:30pm. Sauerkraut and roast pork is on the menu, prepared by Rev. Don Schieman – and for those who are not kraut eaters, there will plenty of potatoes and dessert too!  The Tri-L will be taking names the next few Sundays, so that we know how much to prepare.

 

 

PEW CUSHIONS – are available for your use; you can pick one up in the back of the sanctuary on the lectern side.

 

 

Worried about winter weather? If you look out on a Sunday morning and think the roads might be unsafe for driving, please don’t take the risk. (if you would like, ask pastor to put your name on the sermon email list and you will have a copy sent to you each week, even when the weather is bad).  If you are wondering, please phone the church (519-745-6422) and, if the services are cancelled, the voice message will indicate this is the case.  God grant you safety and His angels’ watch in your winter travelling!

 

 

While you are grocery shopping – if you find a great deal on Peanut Butter or Cereal – why not pick some up for the Community Cupboard and drop it off in the shopping cart in the narthex….THANKS!

 

 

Community Cupboard: Historic St. Paul’s would like to thank you for your support and generosity to our Community Cupboard. Due to storage issues Thursday, March 12, 2020 is the last day that we will be able to accept clothing, shoes etc. for the Community Cupboard, until the first of October, 2020.

 

 

In holy love for one another – please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, or other strong scents (like scented soaps and hairsprays) when coming to worship, in care for your sisters and brothers who are scent-sensitive. And if you are bringing a family member or guest along, it would be good to ask them to do the same, ahead of time…. Thank you!

 

 

The flower sign-up sheet for 2020 is posted 3 months at a time, in an effort to curb scribbling/crossing out.  If you wish to sign up for a date not yet posted, please call Liz to hold the date.

 

 

Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada is hosting a work bee on Tuesday January 21st starting at 9am in order to accomplish their Winter mailing. Remember our new office location is now at 275 Lawrence Ave., Kitchener. Please contact Tara Bradley at 1-866-518-7071 or email her at tara@lbtc.ca to let her know you are coming!

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

Epiphany means “manifestation” or “appearance”. It is a season which highlights many of the epiphanies of God in human flesh (to the wise men, at His baptism, His miracles, and His transfiguration). It is also a season which sets forth Christ as the light of the world and mission outreach to all peoples. As Christ manifests Himself today in the Lord’s Supper, His forgiveness empowers us to walk in His light and witness of Him to a world sitting in darkness. Since God’s Word teaches us that doctrinal oneness is central to the common reception of the Lord’s Supper, guests desiring to commune are asked to speak with the pastor before the service.

 

 

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.

 

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Men’s Retreat. Jesus and Archaeology presented by LCC pastor Dr. Stephen Chambers. When: February 28-29, 2020. Where: Guelph Bible Conference Centre, 485 Waterloo Ave., Guelph. Registration: On-line at www.holycrosskitchener.org. Registration Deadline is Sunday, February 23, 2020.

 

 

CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Andrew Barron of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at Hope Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 1st at 10:00 AM. Andrew Barron will be happy to answer questions after the presentation.  Call (519)893-5290 or visit http://www.hopelc.ca for more information.  There is no admission charge.