Weekly Bulletin

July 21, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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, You have come to serve us with the good portion of Your Word of grace, which welcomes sinners and eats with them.  By Your Spirit, move us to stop and hear You, that we not be distracted by the needs and concerns of this body and life. Then, we pray, by Your gifts of Word and Supper, give us free hearts to serve on another in Your holy love; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: Luke 10:38-42

SERMON THEME: Mary and Martha – and Most of All, Jesus

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our country and our leaders, for the wise use of the abundance of our land
  • God’s grace to supply the needs of all who are suffering, especially those with cancer: Kathy (a friend of Tammi), in hospice care at Innisfree House; Stan (Liz’s brother) awaiting treatment; John (a friend of the Wasmunds); Pamela (sister-in-law to Gerry and Karen, and to Harold and Jean) awaiting treatment; our shut-in members; Gina, for peace and relief in her pain; Terry, recovering from surgery
  • The community of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, and our LAMP Team as they prepare to visit the people there with the Gospel; our church in Costa Rica, for daily blessing of body and soul
  • Thanksgiving to God for Rev. Johannes Nieminen’s acceptance of the call to serve St. Andrew’s parish in Halifax, Middleton, and Charlottetown

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Debby

ACOLYTES: Jackson 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: Bud

 

 

ATTENDANCE: 107

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$5586

$104216

$101066

MISSIONS

$520

$659

$14560

$14241

BUILDING

$605

$544

$16940

$17415

CURRENT: Portals of Prayer $20, A.A. $150

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $40, Rancheria Nutrition $100, Lamp Team $200, 2020 Mission $250, VBS $682

 

 

THE FLOWERS in the chancel have been place to the glory of God by Brian & Judy in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

 

 

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. “Relationship. Relationship. Relationship” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Communing with God–Lord’s Supper. To a home buyer, it’s “location, location, location.” To God, it’s “relationship, relationship, relationship.”

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. LUTHERANISM IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE…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 topics include: The Kavanaugh Confirmation & the Future of the Supreme Court, Can America Be Restored?, The Movie “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” Media Coverage of Religion and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

  

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Sunday:

Pentecost 7

9:30 Divine Service

 

LAMP Team Commissioning

 

 

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!

 

 

Summer Sign-Up Sheet – you can still sign up to take a Sunday in the summer to set up coffee and juice, and snacks if you’d like.  The sheet is on the bulletin board outside pastor’s study.

 

 

THANK YOU for your support for Faith’s LAMP Team!  Now, please pray for a clearing of the smoke and fires around Little Grand Rapids

 

 

The June congregational meeting established the 2020 Mission Nicaragua fund, to support work to be done in Nicaragua next January.  If you wish to support this work, mark 2020 Mission on the ‘Other’ line of your envelope. 

 

 

Through the summer you are welcome to support the Historic St Paul’s Community Cupboard financially, as they prepare for next season – just mark ‘Community Cupboard’ on the ‘Other’ line of your envelope.

 

 

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. As we join together for on Divine Service each Sunday in the summer, it is all the more helpful that scents are avoided. 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 July and August calendars today.  We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…

 

 

Please sign up on the 2019 FLOWER CALENDAR posted in the narthex. It is a way to thank God for all of our many blessings.  If you are commemorating an event please make note of it when signing up on the calendar.

 

 

2020 Mission Nicaragua

 

Prayerfully consider joining Faith’s mission team to Nicaragua this winter. Leaving Jan 19 (after church) and returning Feb 1, the team with God’s blessing, will continue its half day Family Events. We provide the material and food for an adult Bible study introduction for 30; a VBS for up to 50 children; a meal for about 100 people and an almond tree-planting at each of 6 (or 7) communities. You will cover your own personal costs (about $2000 including airfare for 14 days) and contribute or fundraise about $500 toward mission costs.

 

If you are unable to go but know someone who is interested, the team considers Lutheran only teammates who: worship regularly; are over 18 years of age (or 16+ with a parent); and able to use a credit card to pay for personal expenses enroute. Airline tickets must be paid in full by end of Sept.

 

Rev Hamp is our team spiritual leader (at church – 519-745-6422) and Jane is the team coordinator (519-884-2367). To sign up or for more information contact Pastor or Jane ASAP and no later than Aug 15.

 

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

In the church of the New Testament, there was no Lord’s Day without the Lord’s Supper. Also, our Lutheran Confessions state that the Lord’s Supper was celebrated every Sunday and on other festivals (Apology, Art. XXIV). As we joyfully receive His gift on this Lord’s Day, we also joyfully submit to the Bible’s teaching that oneness in doctrine is witnessed to in this celebration. For this reason, we practice closed communion, and our guests are kindly asked to speak to 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.

 

 

 

Hope Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time organist to play for Sunday morning services at 10 am starting in September.  This position is permanent.  Experience preferred.  Familiarity with Lutheran services is an asset.  Warm and welcoming community church.  Please send resume or application to:  Hope Lutheran Church

                            30 Shaftsbury Dr.

                            Kitchener ON N2A 1N6

                            Email:  hlcoffice@hopelc.ca