Weekly Bulletin

 

September 23, 2018

Eighteenth 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:Holy Christ, Whose death and resurrection made our peace with God, the Father of all, and redeemed the world You have made, fill us with such trust and wisdom that purity, peacefulness, mercy, and conviction of hope for the world to come may be ours as we live in this world. Grant us, through Word and Supper, to love as You have loved us; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, world without end.  Amen.

 

SERMON TEXT: James 4:1-6

SERMON THEME: World Lovers?

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our nation and her leaders; the work of the United Nations to quell conflict and to strive for peace
  • All who are sick or homebound, for submission to God’s mercy in Christ: especially those with cancer: Kathy, (a friend of Tammi), Stan (Liz’s brother) awaiting treatment for Leukemia; all our shut-ins in long term care, Phylis (Ros’s mother); Gina, for strength in Christ alone;Ben, and his family, in his final days; Wally, undergoing knee replacement surgery tomorrow
  • Concordia Lutheran Church in Penticton, British Colombia, and her pastor, the Rev. Michael Schutz; the Holy Spirit’s guiding of our Lutheran Church Canada and the Lutheran Church of Australia, in days of challenge
  • Susan 
  • Vaughan & Elaine 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Connie 

ACOLYTES: E: Kaelyn L: Anna 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: L: Gerry 

 

ATTENDANCE: E: 55  L: 71

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 12  

BIBLE STUDY: 25

 

THE FLOWERS in the chancel have been place to the glory of God by Shawn & Lois in celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary.

 

STEWARDSHIP

  Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT $3577 $5982 $132349 $134705
MISSIONS $502 $910 $18574 $19417
BUILDING $605 $786 $22385 $29874

CURRENT:Current Memorial $25, A.A. $200

OTHER:CLWR $60, Rancheria Nutrition $100, Cartago $250

 

A donation in memory of Bob Hallman from Brian & Donna to Current Memorial.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOURweekly 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. “Come, Lord Jesus!”Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer. In a classic message from 1998, Dr. Dale Meyer explains how a common table prayer reminds us of our dependence upon God and His gifts.

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

ISSUES ETC.GRACE, FAITH, SCRIPTURE & CHRIST ALONE …Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s teachings include: The History of Celibacy & the Priesthood, Marriage Vows, Jesus the Catechist, The Book of Lamentations and more.  You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Tuesday: 1pm Bible Study
Wednesday: 6:30pm Choir
Thursday: 12noon Area Ministerial @ Faith

6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Mei)

Sunday: Pentecost 19

8:15 Divine Service

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!

 

Tuesday Bible Study continues on Tuesday, at 1pm.  We are working through The Gospel According to St. Matthew, and we hope to finish by 2:30pm each week.  You are welcome to join in – no experience necessary!

 

Faith Ladies Guild will be having a Thanksgiving Food Drive with all items going to the home of Anna Kaljas.  The ladies would appreciate if all items could be brought to the church by 9.30am Oct 6th. to allow time for us to decorate the chancel.

 

As we give thanks today for our Sunday School teachers and children, will you consider joining us?  We are looking for one teacher to serve in the winter session (December to February) and two teachers to serve in the spring session (March to May).  Please pray about this, and speak with Jacquie if you are interested.

 

On October 14ththere will only be 1 worship service at 10 am. This is LWML Sundayand the Ladies of Faith are excited to be celebrating 60 years as a Ladies Guild. (October 8, 1958). After the service we invite you to share refreshments with us. The Mite Box has been placed in the Narthex accepting donations for the Missions of LWML-Canada. We encourage you to ask questions and see the displays reflecting some of the work over the last 60 years.

 

The ‘Cartago Mission’is planning to lead an Escuela Biblica de Vacaciones (Vacation Bible School) in the barrio of Cartago, Costa Rica in November.  You can help by providing for a book ($4), crafts ($5), snacks ($5), and a wrap up meal ($8 – for the child and a parent) – the total is $22 per child.  If you would like to support a child, just mark ‘Cartago Mission’ on the ‘other’ line of your offering envelope. Please note that this mission and fund has replacedthe ‘Hon-Nico’ mission and fund, which is now closed.

 

YOUTH

You are invited every Friday to Messiah Lutheran Church on Glenn Forest in Waterloo from 7:15-9pm (10 minute worship, 20 minute Bible Study 1 hour-ish games)  Parents: this is an opportunity for your youth to meet other Lutheran youth from around K-W

 

Please Note – Because of changed circumstances we are not collecting goods for Haiti for the time being.  At the earliest, collection would begin again in a year’s time. Thanks for your help in the past.

 

EVERYONE

You are invited to a weekly Prayer Service–Wednesdays at 7:15pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, Waterloo.  Compline will be prayed together. Maybe stop in (it’s not a long service) on your way to shopping at Conestoga Mall!

 

Faith List

We have a Faith Lutheran Church email list, for ease of quick communication.  However, it has been developed by request only. So, if you would wish to be contacted via email (you won’t get emails that often) please email your request to be put on the ‘Faith List’ to Pastor at revhamp@bellnet.ca

 

Just a friendly reminder– please refrain from wearing perfumes or other strong scents when coming to worship, in care for your sisters and brothers who are scent-sensitive.  Thank you!

 

The EAST DISTRICT LUTHERAN YOUNG ADULTS Fall Retreat

Who: Ages 18-35 are Welcome! Pastor Gerald Luck as Speaker.

What: Topic to be announced via the EDLYA Facebook Page

Where: Grace Lutheran Church, Mitchell

When: As always, it is the first weekend of November (2nd-4th) Arrival suggestion time is 7:00pm

Why: Because we love fellowship, games and encouraging each other in the faith!

To register: visit www.edlya.ca

 

PLEASEtake a look at the Usher Calendarin the narthex, and pick ONE Sunday when you can usher. We’d like to fill in the services for the September 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:

In joyful obedience to the teaching of Scripture, it is our practice to determine doctrinal unity for those partaking of the Sacrament. Our practice in no way denies that there are Christians in other denominations. Rather, we practice closed communion because oneness in doctrine is also witnessed to in this celebration. We ask that guests desiring to commune would thus speak with the pastor before the service. Let us pray that the divisions that separate Christians may one day be healed on the basis of Holy Scripture. “For the well-being of the church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord: Lord have mercy.”

 

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 chestso that the elder assisting knows they are not receiving the host.  Thanks to all – this will be a really big help.

 

Watch Us Grow- You are invited to “Come to Sunday School again.” Sunday September 23,

9:30-10:30 -meet teachers and helpers

     -Sing with us

     -check out our mission

10:45 Attend Divine Service, then BBQ lunch for all.

 

Historic St. Paul’s Happy Gang – Do you like to play cards? For all the young at heart, please join us for fun, food and fellowship, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, starting Thursday, September 13th from 1:30pm to 6:00pm. After a fun filled afternoon of cards, we continue our fellowship with a pot blessed meal. For more information, please contact Doris Schaeffer @ 519-893-8328

 

Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ESL Ministry is looking for volunteers.  You are invited to an information session Monday, October 1st from 10:30 – 11:30 am or Tuesday, October 2nd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm to talk to leaders and volunteers, meet some ESL participants, look at the material and ask questions. For more details, email Roslyn at roslyn.zehr@gmail.com.

 

Join us! House of Friendship’s Friendship Dinner, Saturday, October 13, 5 pm at Rockway Mennonite Colligate. Hear inspirational stories of how our preventative work in low-income neighbourhoods is Changing the Odds. Also hear from local author Tasneem Jamal who will share about her family’s escape from Mbarara, Uganda as told in her debut novel Where the Air is Sweet.  Tickets $75, group special available. Purchase online at: https://hoffriendshipdinner2018.eventbrite.ca. Proceeds to benefit House of Friendship’s daily service to people in need.

 

Cheese & Ale Trail II-Wednesday October 10th we hit the cheese and ale trail this year, sampling different spots.  View how cheese is made from a viewing platform at Pine River Cheese.  Enjoying lunch and a tour at the hot new Cowbell Brewery.  Finish the afternoon learning about the famous Black Donnelly family. Leaving at Historic St. Paul’s, Kitchener at 8am and First St. Paul’s Wellesley at 8:30am.  Price is $113 (incl. HST and tip) per person.  This includes motor coach transportation, lunch and tour at brewery museum admission. Make cheque payable to Doreen Wagner.  For further information contact Marg Letter at 519-725-3894.