Weekly Bulletin

March 17, 2019

Second Sunday in Lent

 

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:  Lord Jesus Christ, as You lamented over unbelieving Jerusalem and are saddened by the world that turns away from You to attempt to satisfy itself, teach us by Your Word and Spirit to lament our sins and turn to You Who have given Your life for the world, that in You we may truly live; for You live and reign in justice and grace, with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: Luke. 13:31-35

SERMON THEME: “Destination Jerusalem”

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • God’s peace for our world, and our country; all in authority in our land Relief and God’s sustaining power for those who are ill, especially those with cancer: Kathy, (a friend of Tammi) receiving hospice care, Stan (Liz’s brother), Josie, undergoing chemotherapy, John, undergoing chemotherapy; Gospel Word and care for our shut-in members and Phyllis (Ros’s mother); Gina, undergoing surgery on Wednesday; Mike, awaiting surgery; Hank, undergoing heart surgery on Wednesday
  • The Regions of our Lutheran Church Canada, and our Regional Pastors: Rev. Rob Mohns, Rev. David Haberstock, and Rev. Marvin Bublitz; the work of Lutheran Bible Translators in bringing the Word of Christ to ears of the nations
  • Grace 
  • Patti, Zachery, Noah, Liam & Joshua 

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Amy 

ACOLYTES: E: Taylor  L: Natasha

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Brian

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E:  30   L: 49

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 6  

BIBLE STUDY: 21

VESPERS: 30

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$2176

$37220

$34719

MISSIONS

$520

$489

$5200

$5473

BUILDING

$605

$429

$6050

$6321

CURRENT: Another Chance $225

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $50, Community Cupboard $20, Transfiguration Fund $50, Lamp Team $100

 

 

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. “Ba-a-ah” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Strikingly, Jesus refers to his people both as “sheep” and as “gods” (Psalm 82). How does that work?

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. YOUR DAILY LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s teachings include: The Parable of the Rich Fool, Joseph: The Guardian of Jesus, Jesus & the Samaritan Woman, The Annunciation of Our Lord and more.  You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

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 WEEK AT FAITH

Tuesday:

1pm Bible Study

Wednesday:

9am Circuit Conference @ St. Paul’s Elmira

6pm Choir

7pm Vespers

8pm Council

Thursday:

6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Jun & Yon)

Friday:

7-9pm Circuit Youth @ Messiah

Saturday:

8am Men’s Breakfast

Sunday:

3rd Sunday in Lent

8:15 Prayer & Preaching

9:30 SS & Bible Study

10:45 Divine Service

 

 

This morning we welcome our dear brother and servant of the Lord, the Rev. Dr. Roger Winger, to preside and preach at the Services today.  We pray God’s favour on His Word to us, and thank Him for His faithful servants! 

(Pastor Hamp will be returning tomorrow, God-willing)

 

 

Our Lenten theme is: Christians in an Un-Christian World

On the Five Wednesdays following through Lent, we are going to read through the First Letter of St. Peter to the church, focusing on one chapter – with a theme on that chapter – each Wednesday

March 13thChristians in an Un-Christian World: Holiness

March 20thChristians in an Un-Christian World: Unity

March 27thChristians in an Un-Christian World: Love

April 3rdChristians in an Un-Christian World: Suffering

April 10thChristians in an Un-Christian World: Glory

        To prepare yourself for the hearing of the Word, you might want to read through First Peter (it’s not very long) ahead of time. God bless the hearing of His Word.

 

 

MEN – We are getting together this Saturday at 8am for Breakfast – thanks to Lee Barnai for cooking for us!  We will continue on in our study of Ecclesiastes. Plan to be there!

 

 

From the Council and Elders….

Through the winter season, with the potential of weather that is unsafe for driving, please take note: If you think that services on a Sunday may be cancelled, first please phone the church (519-745-6422), and if they have been cancelled, Pastor will have a message announcing the cancellation.

Also from the Council

We are planning ahead, so that it’s not a last minute thing – this June we will be electing new Council members, specifically for Finance, Property, Stewardship, and one Elder.  If you are interested, or have a name in mind to nominate, please speak with our chairman, Jeff Brum.  Pray God to lead us!

        One more item from Council:

We have established again for this year a LAMP Team Fund – as Janine Cain prepares to gather a group together to serve this summer in Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba.  If you wish to support this service to God’s people in the north, simply mark your gift ‘LAMP Team 2019on the ‘Other’ line of your offering envelope. Thank you!

 

 

Medical Missions have been selected for this Lenten Season Ingathering by the Faith Ladies Guild.  We are gathering vitamins (adult, children and prenatal), Tylenol, antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, medical gloves, and Q-Tips. Please ensure that expiry dates on the items are 2020 but extended expiry dates are preferred.  Please deposit your items in the marked container provided in the Narthex.  This campaign will run until Sunday, April 14th.  Thank you for your support. 

 

 

HAITI MISSION FESTHERE!

On Saturday, March 30th, at 2pm, we will be hosting a presentation on God’s work in Haiti here at Faith.  The guest presenter will be Lophane Laurent from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

 

 

The Historic St Paul’s Community Cupboard is busy serving the needs of many in our community.  You can help by bringing two items: Cereal and Peanut Butter.  Watch for a sale and share your savings with someone in need.

 

 

Just a friendly reminder – please refrain from wearing perfumes,  colognes, 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 March calendar today.  We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…

 

 

 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL….

We are scheduling Vacation Bible School for the week of July 8-12

(in case you making your summer plans) Talk to Pat or Sherrie if you are interested in helping out.

 

 

Christmas Cantata 2019 is looking for singers!  Submit a participation form by going to: www.christmascantata.ca/choir.  You could also contact Historic St. Paul’s Church.

 

 

Tuesday March 19th Can You Help?

Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada head office at Historic St. Paul’s LC, Church is seeking volunteers to assist with their next mailing starting at 9am until approx. noon. Refreshments and great fellowship provided. Please contact Tara Bradley, office admin. at 519-742-3361 or email her at tara@lbtc.ca to let her know how many are coming!

 

 

Bach St Mark Passion:  Spiritus Ensemble performs this rarely heard Bach setting of the Passion story. Sunday March 31 at 4:00 p.m. at The Church of St John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener. Tickets available at the door and through Eventbrite.  Regular $30 | Senior (65+) $25 | Students $10 | High school and under 13 $5.

 

 

“Go and Tell”… but how?

Talking about what we believe can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially when we hear that ethics and morality naturally exist in society and there is no need for the truth that comes from the Gospel.

But the Great Commission exists – we have been called to share and the Good News is worth talking about!

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) has partnered with The Barna Group- a research firm that studies faith and culture, particularly in the Christian church. Together LHM and Barna are compiling research and creating tools to help prepare you to have Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age.

 

On Tuesday March 19th a representative from Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis will be highlighting some of the research and introducing key concepts that are broken down in the LHM/Lean courses Everyday Opportunities, Prepared to Respond, and The Eager Conversationalist.

You are welcome to join us at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waterloo- starting at 5:30pm. Please plan to be part of this unique presentation, dinner will be served and there’s no cost to attend.

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

On Maundy Thursday we remember our Saviour’s institution of the new covenant of His body and blood. On the eve of His suffering and death, the Lamb of God thought of us and cared for us, even to the giving of this extraordinary gift by such ordinary means. As this gift

of the Lord’s Supper is received this day, we also remember His care and concern for the truths of God’s Word. Believing that the Bible clearly sets forth doctrinal unity for those receiving the sacrament together, we practice closed communion and ask guests desiring to commune to kindly speak with the pastor before the service.  And, it is not to be nasty’ but a desire to be faithful that they may or may not be granted permission.

 

 

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.

 

 

SOSA- Single or Single Again will be getting together for a Pizza & Games evening on Saturday March 16, 5:30 pm at 307 Maurice St., New Hamburg.  We will order pizza once everyone arrives.  Any questions please call 519-662-2971.

 

 

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!