Weekly Bulletin

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

 November 17, 2019

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: Heavenly Father, We are Your people; save us.  In these grey and latter days, guard us against the fears that haunt us and preserve us in Jesus that we may pass through these days in His triumph, suffering all for His name and receiving in Him the eternal crown of glory; for You live and reign with Jesus Christ Your Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: Luke 21:25-28

SERMON THEME: Your Lord Now and at the Last

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • our Queen and her ministers and parliaments in Canada; justice and order among peoples in conflict
  • grace for all who are in adversity and need; comfort to those with cancer: Pat (a friend of Angela) being treated for lung cancer, Stan (Liz’s brother), John (a friend of the Wasmunds)
  • deliverance and rest for: Gina, recovering from surgery on Wednesday; David, at home; Leslie (a friend of Karen) in hospital suffering ALS; Mike, for further recovery; Keith (Mary’s brother) home from hospital; Donald (Elaine’s dad) in hospital after an aneurysm; John, recovering at home; our shut-in members
  • our Lutheran Churches in the Ukraine, for the Gospel to be their hope and for them to bear Christ’s light in a darkened world
  • Martin and Brian, as they travel to Nicaragua this Saturday to build homes in Rancheria
  • Anthony, Lillian & Skyla 
  • Sherry, Robert & Lindsay

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Amy 

ACOLYTES: E: Jackson    L: Zoe 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Shane 

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E: 60   L: 64

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 13  

BIBLE STUDY: 33

 

 

THE FLOWERS in the chancel have been place to the glory of God by Mary in memory of Bill Rieck.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$3661

$167490

$164742

MISSIONS

$520

$269

$23400

$23330

BUILDING

$605

$639

$27225

$28335

CURRENT: A.A. $300

OTHER:  CLWR $100, Halifax/Dartmouth $50, Rancheria Nutrition $20, 2020 Mission $646

 

 

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. “The Dawn Wall” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Genesis Series – Sacrifice is acting on the hope of a better future by offering up something valuable in the present.

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. RENEWING OF YOUR MIND…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: 1 Corinthians, Is Divorce Contagious?, First Century Bishop Clement of Rome, Temptation, Evil and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Tuesday:

1pm Bible Study

Wednesday:

9am Circuit Conference @ Messiah, Waterloo

6:30pm Choir

7pm Council

Thursday:

6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Beth/Doug)

Saturday:

8:30am-1pm Ladies Christmas Bazaar

Sunday:

Last Sunday of the Church Year

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 in the Divine Service and at Matins, the Faith Lutheran Choir is singing ‘Grant Us Thy Peace’ – that God may keep His own in Christ in these grey and latter days.

 

 

Coming Soon….

As the Church Year winds to its close, Lord-willing we look forward to a New Year of His grace, beginning with the First Sunday in Advent on December 1st.  Again this Advent, we gather for Vespers on the Wednesdays of the season – December 4th, 11th, 18th

 

 

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

 

 

From our Sunday School

Thank you to all who are giving their time and energy to bring the Biblical Word of Christ to our children!  We are still seeking a teacher for our upper grade class for January and February; talk to pastor if you think you can help out.  Thank you!

 

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & BAKE SALE – FAITH LADIES GUILD – LWML-C

When Saturday November 23rd from 8.30 to 1.00

Ways to Contribute

CRAFTS: KNITTING, CROCHETING, SEWING, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, ETC

GENTLY USED ITEMS: CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, TOYS, BOOKS, KITCHEN ITEMS, CLOTHING, ETC

These above items may be left in the back corner of the gym any time before November 20th.

CHRISTMAS BAKING: Christmas Cookies, Pies, Breads, Squares, Jams, Muffins etc.

All Baking should be brought to the church by 5pm on Friday November 22 to be packaged and set out

All gratefully accepted

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT

 

 

Food Baskets!!!

Thanks to all who have generously shared with families in Nicaragua by purchasing a food basket!  If you would like to help to provide a food basket (rice, beans, oil, sugar, etc.) for a family in one of our Nicaraguan congregations, you can do so by taking and using an envelope from the basket in the narthex.  The cost of food for one family is $24.  Thanks for your help and God bless!

 

 

Lutheran Bible Translators Canada is looking for volunteers to assist with the assembling their next mailing on Tuesday November 19th starting at 9:00 AM til noon at their new office at 275 Lawrence Ave Kitchener. This is really a great time of fellowship… and yes absolutely no stamp licking required! Refreshments are provided. Contact Tara Bradley at 1-866-518-7071 or tara@lbtc.ca if you can join us!

 

 

From the Council – if you are the last one out of the building, please make sure that all the inside doors are closed. This is part of the fire safety plan of the building. Thank you!

Also – the Church Council has updated the Facility Use Guidelines for those who are using space in the Church building.  You can see a copy of it on the bulletin board outside pastors’ study.

 

 

As we approach the Advent season – 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. 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!

 

 

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 December calendar today.  We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

We live in the last days (the days from Christ’s first coming until His second coming)! All around us are the signs of the times (famines, earthquakes, wars and rumours of war, false prophets)! Our greatest treasure as we await His second coming is His present and continual

coming to us in Word and Sacrament. As we receive the unmistakable sign of His love for us today in the Lord’s Supper, we are thus strengthened in our faith. For scriptural reasons we practice closed communion, and guests 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.