Weekly Bulletin

First Sunday in Advent

November 29, 2020

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


PRAYER: Stir up Your power and come among us, O Jesus, that as we wait between Your Advent in humble flesh and Your Advent in glory, we may be kept by Your enduring Word, taught Your patience and love, and eagerly look to our eternal redemption; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

TEXT: Isaiah 64:1-9

SERMON THEME: Now Would Be Good – Oh Wait

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Elizabeth our Queen, and her servants in Canada, for the ability to preserve peace and good order amid the pandemic
  • Those in any danger, trouble, or sickness, especially: Barb Schaeffer, being treated for brain cancer; Stephanie Canada (Laurie Gray’s daughter) receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer; Armin Korsch, in thanksgiving for great improvement
  • Gina Schoenwiese, waiting on the Lord; Leslie (a friend of Karen Goebel) in hospital suffering ALS; Peter Rasmussen, receiving care at home; Bill House, receiving care at home; Rev. Roger Winger, in the Westmount Retirement Home; Ron Witt, for good care; Jane DeForest, in ICU this past week
  • Lutheran Church Canada, and those who serve us: Timothy, Marvin, Richard; the Lutheran Churches in Haiti
  • Mission Prayer: Deaconess Srey Mom, who serves the Lutheran Church in Kampot, Cambodia, as an instructor in the faith 
  • Bud Brown, in thanksgiving for his 70th Birthday this past Friday
  • The people of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba (location of our LAMP teams), and other First Nations, for an end to the Covid19 outbreaks in their remote communities
  • The people of Nicaragua and Honduras, facing calamity in the aftermath of Hurricane Iota

ATTENDANCE: E: 22   L: 30

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 7  

BIBLE STUDY: 12

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$3836$3689$180292$181555
MISSIONS$533$1033$25051$26692
BUILDING$605$698$28435$29155

CURRENT: Current Memorial $100, A.A. $150

OTHER:  Nicaragua Christmas 2020 $1400

A donation in memory of Norma Mantynen from King Edward School Staff to Current Memorial.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR weekly message of inspiration and hope will be broadcast of CKWR 98.5 at 7am Sunday mornings.  You can also find streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca. “Magnum Opus” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. How is God like a band director? Learn how God enables us to play our part in His “Magnum Opus.”

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. SACRED MUSIC FOR THE ADVENT SEASON…”Savior of the Nations, Come,” “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry,” “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending,” “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  You can listen to sacred music for the Advent season 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Echo, Google Home and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

THANKS – to the Worship Board – for decorating the chancel for this First Sunday in Advent!

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday – 1pm-2:30pm – Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark

Wednesday – 7pm – Advent Vespers

Thursday – 6:30-7:45pm – Catechesis

TODAY a New Church Year begins with the First Sunday in Advent. Again, this Advent season, Lord-willing, we have the opportunity to gather – in person or on live-stream – for midweek Vespers, at 7pm on Wednesdays, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th 

THANK YOU to all who helped with the ‘Nicaragua Christmas 2020 Fund’! It is especially needed because of the damage to the food supply resulting from Hurricane Iota. In total, we were able to send $5175 through our Lutheran Church Canada office in Winnipeg to help our sisters and brothers with food aid for Christmas!  God-willing all the funds will be sent by next week in order to provide ‘shopping time’ before the Christmas gathering of our church workers in Nicaragua.  Thank you!

    ‘And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.’ Titus 3:14

Give a meaningful gift from the comfort of home with Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s Gifts From the Heart catalogue.  Your gift to a love one will provide meaningful, tangible items for people around the world facing hunger, poverty, and the threat of Covid-19. No matter which gift you choose, the gifts you give will change lives and touch your loved ones!  Visit www.clwr.org/GFTH to learn more. 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR can now be heard on Brantford’s Arise Christian radio 1380AM station on Sunday Mornings at 8:30am.       Tune in to hear an inspirational message from Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler or listen online at WWW.LUTHERANHOUR.ORG.

The Social Ministry Board has chosen Monica Place as the beneficiary of the Advent Ingathering.  Feel free to go to their website Get Involved – Monica Place to view the full list of items for mom, infants and toddlers.  They are in special need of larger size diapers (Size 4/5/6) and hard soled (shoe like) slippers.

New items accepted on a regular basis: (NO HANDMADE ITEMS AT THIS TIME)

Gift Cards

Walmart, Food Basics, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Horton’s, Superstore, PC, Sobeys

Baby and Toddler

Baby and toddler clothing (Newborn to 3 T) · Receiving Blankets, Crib Sheets – Seasonal clothing (snow suits newborn to 3 T and snow boots) · Baby gates / Baby-proofing items · Sensory /Educational Toys (books, balls, dolls, trucks, play dough) · Bottle Warmers · Electronic breast pumps · Baby formula, packaged food · Breast pads · Thermometers · Baby grooming kit (i.e. nail clippers, nasal aspirator, brush, comb) · Baby washcloths, bath toys, bathtub · Diapers (size newborn to 6), diaper wipes, diaper rash cream · Strollers · Playpens · Cribs, crib sheets, crib linens, mobiles · Baby and toddler car seats (convertible 2 in 1 restraint system) – Musical toys and hanging mobiles and pretend play items for toddlers.

New Household Items

Paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissues · Bath towels · Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, feminine products) · Laundry soap, dryer sheets · Pillows, comforters, duvet/duvet covers, twin/double/queen bedding · Women’s and children’s hats, scarves and gloves · BPA free reusable water bottles · Umbrellas

For Mom

Slippers, Pajamas, Lounge Pants, Hair Products, Unscented Lotions, Hooded Sweatshirts, Leggings.

See poster in the Narthex.

 Pastor Hamp will be in the office regularly, so feel free to call (519-745-6422).  He is also available on his cell (519-571-0240).

And you can also email him at revhamp@bellnet.ca, or at warrenhamp@gmail.com.

If you do not have a hymnal at home, please email pastor (revhamp@bellnet.ca) and we can arrange a time for you to pick one up at church.

If you wish to continue the gifts of your offerings to the Lord through His congregation, please either mail them (a cheque would be wise) to Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Road East, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4Z2 or drop them off in the mail box (pastor will be here each day to set them aside securely). 

Lutheran Church–Canada has enhanced its website to include the option of giving directly to your home congregation. When you visit www.lutheranchurchcanada.ca and click on the “Support My Home Congregation” link on the home page, you will be directed to a secure, online giving portal. You may also use this link to go directly there https://lutheranchurch-canada.tng-secure.com 

Once there, choose “Donate to My Congregation” under Featured Funds. Following the instructions, enter the amount of your donation/offering and select your congregation from the dropdown list. Enter the required information on the subsequent forms including your credit card information and complete your gift. Should you want to repeat this process weekly, you may find it easier to register once, although this is not necessary. You will receive an immediate donation receipt from LCC (not your congregation) and your congregation will receive a cumulative total once a month of all gifts it has received.

God grant us the favour of His Holy Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and confidence in His baptismal promise and His forgiving Word as we joyfully confess Him and live in His Word.