May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
247 Westmount Road East Telephone 519-745-6422
Pastor Warren Hamp Residence 519-571-0240
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, to Whom is given the special joy of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ into the world, and the calling of His chosen people into the Kingdom of Grace, receive our thanksgiving for faith and hope from You, and continue by Word and Supper to give life to our dry and dying bones that we may rejoice in glory with You, where You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God, world without end. Amen.
TEXT: Ezekiel 37:1-14
SERMON THEME: The Down-to-Earth Spirit
IN OUR PRAYERS:
- Queen Elizabeth, her ministers and parliaments in this land; continued restoration of peace and order in Nicaragua, and in all places of conflict and discord
- The consolation of the Spirit for those who hurt in body, mind, or soul, especially: those with cancer, Kathy, receiving chemotherapy again, Pat (friends of Tammi), Brenda (Dorothy’s daughter); Phylis (Ros’s mother), and all our shut-ins in long term care; Gina, for relief and new hope; Conor, recovering from surgery; Sandra, recovering from surgery; Audrey, recovering from hip surgery; Sandi, undergoing surgery on Tuesday; thanksgiving for healing for Elizabeth
- The family of Carolyn Gowan (Shawn’s sister), who died this past Monday
- Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Cranbrook, British Colombia, and her pastor, the Rev. David Morton; our Lutheran Churches in Thailand and Cambodia, for good order and bold proclamation of Christ
- Ron & Linda
- Harold & Jean
ACOLYTES: L: Brianna
COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Shane L: Darryl
ATTENDANCE: E: 57 L: 61
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 7 YOUTH: 1
BIBLE STUDY: 21
CURRENT: Current Memorial $45, A.A. $200
OTHER: Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $40, Rancheria Nutrition $50, Community Cupboard $100, Lamp Team $110
A donation in memory of Judy Hemmerly from Bill & Nancy and Gerry & Karen to Current Memorial.
THE FLOWERS in the chancel have been place to the glory of God by Bud & Jill in memory of Evelyn O’Brien.
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. “Functional Atheist No More!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer. Christians like to think of themselves as following the first disciples. That’s uncomfortably true. The first disciples had trouble believing the promises of Jesus for their daily lives. Too often we do too. On Pentecost the Spirit of the risen Lord Jesus gave the first disciples faith like they had never had before. Today the same Spirit is ready to do the same for us.
WOMAN TO WOMAN
May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com
ISSUES ETC. ESSENTIAL EXERCISE FOR THE CHRISTIAN 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 teachings include: The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit, The Sanctity of Marriage, Stewardship, Ramadan, The Book of Nehemiah, Jacob’s Family and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
THIS WEEK AT FAITH
|Tuesday:||Pastor @ LCC/Roman Catholic Dialogue
|Saturday:||9am-4:30pm Forging Armour Conference @ Bethel
4pm Seminary Call Service @ Grace, St. Catharines
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!
Tuesday Bible Study meets on Tuesday this week – and starts at 1pm, continuing our journey through the Gospel of St. Matthew. We finish around 2:30pm, and you are always welcome to join in!
Two weeks from today – on Sunday, June 3rd at 12 noon (after Matins) is our Semi-Annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting. Please plan on attending, as we elect members to serve on Church Council and take care of other needs the Lord has placed before us.
The Social Ministry Committee would like to invite you to help in supporting a family that has recently moved from Thailand to Kitchener under the sponsorship of a few local LCC churches. Please take a moment to read about their lives on the poster in the narthex and then consider how you can help. If you are returning any gift cards or bus tickets, please put them on pastor’s desk or slip them under the door. Cash donations for bus tickets can be placed in the offering plate (no receipt will be given). Thanks for your continued care and support of the Social Ministry initiatives.
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kitchener and Rev. Perry Hart are hosting a Forging Armour Conference for ages 12 – 100 on May 26 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm). The Conference speaker, Rev. Charles St-Onge, is a frequent guest of “Issues, Etc.” (www.issuesetc.org) and will be talking on, “Speaking Scientifically and Believing the Bible: thoughts from an Engineer–Sci-fi–Pastor.” This apologetics (making a defence for the faith we have) conference will speak to how one can appreciate science while loving the Bible, with themes from Rev. St-Onge’s Concordia Publishing book of the same topic. The $25 cost per person covers all expenses for the day, including food and all sessions. Space is limited to 200 attendees. Register online at http://forgingarmour.com and click on “Conference” or contact Rev. Perry Hart at 519-742-1589 ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to receive a registration packet.
Concordia Seminary’s annual golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, 4 June 2018, at Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick, beginning at 11:30am (shotgun start at 1pm). The $110 per person registration fee includes BBQ lunch (sausage, hamburger, or hot-dog, and a non-alcoholic beverage), green fees, golf cart, chicken/rib combo dinner, dessert, and prizes. Look for a registration form in your bulletin (or download: 2018 Golf Registration Form). We are also collecting prizes. If you would like to make a donation to the prize table, please send it to the East District Office (275 Lawrence Ave, Kitchener) or to the seminary (470 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines). Prizes need to be in by 1 June.
Come enjoy the theme of Oktoberfest 50th in KW Summer Pot-Luck is on 24th of June. Service that day only is at 10:30am. Following the service we can all enjoy fellowship and great food. Please bring your own plates, cutlery and cups. Coffee, tea, juice & water are supplied. Starting July 1st – Sept. 2nd inclusive we will be having One service at 9:30am. On Sept. 9th we will return to two services.
Please sign up on the 2018 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.
Our LAMP 2018 is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested please speak to Janine or Pastor. We are planning to leave July 15 through July 23. We are also asking for prayers and donations. If you are able to help out, please fill in the ‘Other’ line of your offering envelope with LAMP Team 2018. Thank you for your support with our mission team.
VBS 2018 Splash Canyon – Needs YOUR HELP! We now have all our teachers but still need lots of helpers! Youth are also needed and it’s a good way to get your volunteer hours in. If you are free July 9 – 13 (9:00 am – 11:30 am) and can help in anyway, please contact Pastor, Sherrie or Pat. This is a FUN and rewarding experience.
This past winter, with bad weather resulting in some Sundays with lower church attendance than we normally see, has also meant a lower amount of gifts to the Lord for the service of His church. Please prayerfully consider ‘topping up’ as you are able in your offerings to Christ Jesus. And, as summer approaches and times of travel may begin, consider checking with Sherrie in regard to electronic fund transfers. Thank you, and God bless our life together in His Son!
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!
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 April calendar today. We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…
TODAY as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion we will receive the body and blood of our Saviour. We receive the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Since the Lord’s Supper is an expression of our common confession of the Christian faith, we ask that only those persons who are members of a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Canada, or LCMS receive the Sacrament. Those who would like more information about this doctrine or any other teachings of the Lutheran church are asked to speak to our pastor.
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.
Christian Singles (SOSA) will be going on a hike on Saturday May 26, at the Agreement Forest just off the expressway at the Petersburg ramp. We will meet there at 3:30 & following the hike we will be going to Melina’s Grill in Baden (just across the road from Castle Kilbride) at approx. 5 pm . Any questions please call 519-662-2971.
LEUPOLD CHORALE TO HOST SERVICE OF READINGS, SONG, AND CHORAL MUSIC
On Trinity Sunday, May 27th, at 4:00 pm, you are invited to join the Leupold Chorale for a service of readings, choral music, and song, to celebrate the season of Easter, the Festival of Pentecost, and the Holy Trinity. The event will be held at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Road South, Waterloo. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.