Weekly Bulletin

January 20, 2019

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

 

 

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 God, Heavenly Father, You have brought us here to Your banqueting house, to feast on Your abundance, to drink from the river of Your delights. Purify us, that as Your forgiven bride we may cling to Your sure promises and at last rejoice when our Bridegroom returns, that we may drink the good wine of His mercy for all eternity; for You live and reign with Your Beloved Son and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.  Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: John 2:1-11

SERMON THEME: A Sign of Things to Come

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our government and the protection of the helpless
  • All who are afflicted in these times, especially those with cancer: Kathy, (a friend of Tammi) undergoing chemotherapy, Stan (Liz’s brother), Josie, undergoing chemotherapy; hopefulness for our shut-in members and Phyllis (Ros’s mother); Gina, for more pain relief
  • Vanderhoof Lutheran Church in Vanderhoof, British Colombia, without a pastor; the Lutheran church in Costa Rica
  • Randy, Gabriella & Jacob 
  • Gerry & Karen

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Amy 

USHERING: L: Ron & Linda 

ACOLYTES: E: Kaelyn  L: Natasha 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Brian 

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E: 62   L: 57

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 11   YOUTH: 7

BIBLE STUDY: 23

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$2917

$7444

$6199

MISSIONS

$520

$568

$1040

$1248

BUILDING

$605

$448

$1210

$1133

CURRENT: A.A. $200

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $70, LLL $50, Rancheria Nutrition $50, Community Cupboard $35, Tri-L $20

 

A

donation in memory of Peggy Wardle from Carolyn to Tri-L and from Lynda  to LLL.

 

Lynda Kahl made a donation to Mission Memorial in memory of Muriel Long.

 

 

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. “My Delight is in Her”
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook. As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, God rejoices over you. This week we explore our new name and identity as the bride of Christ.

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. EXPERT GUESTS, EXPANSIVE TOPICS, EXTOLLING CHRIST…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: Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, The Will of God, Vocation & Baptism, St. Timothy and more.  You can listen live or at on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Tuesday:

1pm Bible Study

Wednesday:

10:30am Conestoga Lodge Service

6:30pm Choir

Thursday:

6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Mike & Kelly)

Friday:

7-9pm Circuit Youth @ Messiah

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!

 

 

TODAY at 12:15 we are hosting a Catechetical Extravaganza – a gathering of catechumens from Faith with those of our Kitchener churches.  There will pizza, a cool game, and a bit of learning – all finishing up around 1:30pm. 

 

 

Sauerkraut Supper!!!

The Faith Tri-L is hosting a tasty dinner of pork and potatoes, veggies and sauerkraut on Friday, February 1st at 5:30pm.  The kraut will cooked by the famous chef, Pastor Donald Schieman from St. Thomas.  The freewill offering will support the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries.  You can sign up today, to help us know how many will be attending. (and if you want to know how the sauerkraut is made, look for ‘sauerkraut tutorial’ on YouTube)

 

 

Help Us Grow

We need a “team” teacher for last quarter

March-April-May in Grade 1-3.

Please support our Sunday School.

 

 

From the Council:

At the end of 2018, Faith Lutheran Church received a bequest from the Estate of Judy Hemmerly in the amount of $30,000.  This gift bears witness to God’s faithfulness to Judy through His Word and Sacrament, and we give thanks that she rests in the peace Christ promised to her. The Council has placed these funds in our Church Extension Fund for the time being, and will be formulating a wise plan for their use, to be approved by the Voters.  If you have any advice to share with the Council, please contact Jeff Brum or Tony Silvestro.

 

 

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.

 

 

Faith Ladies Adopted Student Support

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the ‘white gift offering’ to be given to our adopted student, Chad Miller, and his family. Over $750 was collected, which will help to support Chad in his studies at our Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary.  Thanks be to God!

 

 

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.

 

 

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 rest of the January and the February calendar today.  We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…

 

 

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 join us in helping put out our Winter mailing at the Lutheran Bible Translators Canada office at Historic St. Paul’s LC, Queen at Church Sts, Kitchener on Tuesday Feb 5th from 9am til noon. Refreshments and great fellowship provided!  Contact Tara Bradley       to let her know how many are coming (approximately 15 volunteers     are needed).  You can reach her at tara@lbtc.ca or (866)518-7071.

 

 

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, 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.