Weekly Bulletin

 

November 18, 2018

Twenty-sixth 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: O Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, Whose once and for all sacrifice at Calvary has satisfied the perfect justice of Your Father and declared us perfect in His sight, send us, we pray, the Holy Spirit, in Word and Supper today, that we may draw near to Your throne of grace with a true heart and unwavering faith; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.  Amen.

 

TEXT: Hebrews 10:11-25

SERMON THEME: Unwavering Faith

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our Prime Minister and Parliament and all in authority in our Canada; for the extension of peace in all places of strife
  • Those in difficult and trying times: especially those with cancer: Kathy, (a friend of Tammi) awaiting new treatment, Stan (Liz’s brother), Josie, undergoing chemotherapy; our shut-in members and Phylis (Ros’s mother); Gina, recovering from surgery on Wednesday; Wally, recovering from knee replacement surgery; Lee, recovering from hip replacement surgery
  • Peace Lutheran Church Sidney, British Colombia, and her pastor, the Rev. Eric Trovall; the persecuted church in these latter days; the Lutheran Church of Australia, for unity in the faithful Word of Christ
  • the Cartago Mission team, and the congregation of Pastor Edmundo Retana, for the Holy Spirit’s guiding this week
  • Dave, Amy, Emma & Jackson 
  • John & Jacqueline 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Debby 

ACOLYTES: E: Kaelyn  L: Logan 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Brian 

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E:  64 L: 61

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 16  

BIBLE STUDY: 22

 

STEWARDSHIP

  Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT $3577 $5777 $160965 $162788
MISSIONS $502 $576 $22590 $23072
BUILDING $605 $837 $27225 $27466

CURRENT: Current Memorial $60, Another Chance $225

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $90, Rancheria Nutrition $100, Community Cupboard $10, Cartago Mission $994, Building Fund Memorial $65, Sanctuary Furniture Fund $5000

 

A donation in memory of Gary Anderson from Steve & Pat; Len & Anne to Current Memorial, and from Brian & Donna; May to Building Fund Memorial.

 

A bequest has been made to the Sanctuary Furniture Fund by the estate of Bob Hallman.

 

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

 

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. “Once And For All” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook. God’s message of forgiveness–“In Jesus, our Great High Priest, we have found the perfect and permanent solution to our separation and sin.”

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

ISSUES ETC. DECLARING TO YOU THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD…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 Movie “The Nutcracker,” The Book of Joel, Hallowed By Thy Name, Responding to Calvinist Proof Texts and more.  You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Fri.-Sat.: Cartago Mission

Call Rev. Rob Korsch 519-742-7431

Wednesday: 6:30pm Choir

7pm Council

Thursday: No Catechesis
Friday: 7-9pm Circuit Youth @ Messiah
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 we welcome our dear friend, the Rev. Dr. Roger Winger, who is preaching and presiding at Divine Service and Matins this morning.  We pray God’s gracious favour to us through the Word He gives us through His faithful servant.  Pastor Hamp will be away with the Cartago Mission Team until Saturday.

 

Tuesday Bible Study is on sabbatical this Tuesday as pastor is with the Cartago Mission team.  We will pick up Matthew again next Tuesday!

 

The Historic St Paul’s Community Cupboard is open.  You can help by bringing two items: Cereal and Peanut Butter.  Watch for a sale and share your savings with someone in need.

Also, you can support the Cupboard by attending a concert of the Ebytown Brass TODAY at 2pm at Historic St. Paul’s!    Thank you and God bless!

 

You are invited to attend the installation service of the Rev. William Chuol as Assistant Pastor for Nuer Ministry at Holy Cross, Kitchener. The Service will be held TODAY, at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a meal served by the Nuer Fellowship together with the Holy Cross Board of Fellowship.

 

Next Sunday, November 25th, you will have an opportunity for Q&A with members of the 2018 LAMP Team, at the start of the Bible Study hour at 9:30am.  Come and ask!

 

From the Council and Elders….

As we come quickly into the winter season, and 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.

 

Pastor will be away until this week with the Cartago Team, returning Saturday afternoon (and here for services next Sunday).  During this week, Pastor Rob Korsch will be ‘on call’; his phone number is 519-742-7431.  Also, the Elder of the month is Cliff Tubbe; his phone number is 519-570-3962.  Either one will be able to assist you on the days pastor is away.

 

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!

 

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND CHILDREN!

There WILL be a Sunday School Christmas Program on December 16th at 9:30am (the Sunday School/Bible Study hour)! Please bring your children to Sunday School so they can practice and be prepared. Looking forward to a fantastic show!

Thanks! — Emma

 

The blessed penitential season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd – that’s the day of our Advent Dinner.  In this blessed season we gather for Vespers on Wednesdays at 7pm.  Our theme is ‘Your King Is Coming’.

December 5thJesus: King of Shame

        December 12thJesus: King of Guilt

        December 19thJesus: King of the Low

 

YOUTH

You are invited every Friday (except the second Friday of the month) 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 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…

 

Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada is requesting your assistance with their upcoming mailing on Tuesday Nov 27th at 9am till noon at the Kitchener office at Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Many hands make quick/light work… stuffing, addressing and mailing envelopes is the task at hand… we really have a good time with this, and you get to meet fellow Lutherans from all over the area! Refreshments and fellowship provided! Thanks in advance for your help. Contact Tara to let her know you are coming tara@lbtc.ca or (866)518-7071.

 

Surviving the Holidays… Holidays can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.  This evening acknowledges that and gives strategies that can help you go through this time.  Please join us for this seminar at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Avenue, Kitchener on Sunday November 25 from 6:30-8:30p.m.  Invite those you know that are also grieving the death of a loved one.

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

As the Church Year draws to a close, the Scripture Readings remind us of the end of this sinful earth and of the end of our lives. Our lasting treasure is not here, but with Christ in His eternal kingdom! The Lord’s Supper, which Christ has given to His church here on earth, is a foretaste of that heavenly banquet. While this gift is individually received, testimony is also given that those communing together share a common faith. For this reason, we practice closed communion; and guests desiring to commune are asked to speak with the pastor before doing so.

 

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.

 

YOU are invited to a seminar on Christian Estate Planning. Topics include the many secular legal forms to fully prepare your estate, ways to make your estate a blessing to your loved ones, & how your estate can provide an opportunity to support the mission and ministry of the church. Does your estate reflect the passion you hold for mission and ministry? January 19, 2019 – St. Peter’s Lutheran, Stratford (9:00am-12:00pm)

 

Could you spare 3 hours once or twice a month to help us at KW Birthright? Help us offer help and hope to expectant parents in our community. Yours would be a low-stress role, with limited physical demands. Training is provided. Please call 519-579-3990.

 

SOSA Christian Singles will be celebrating Christmas with dinner at the Schmidtsville Restaurant in Wellesley, Friday Dec. 7 at 6 pm.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sandy at 519-662-2971

 

Accounting AdministratorWe are looking for a reliable and precise individual, approximately 3-4 hours a week, to help us properly process payroll and maintain our payable information. The Accounting Administrator will code and maintain current accounts payable and assist in providing timely expense and receipts information to outside accounting service for monthly financial statement preparation.   Duties include but not limited to:

  • Fact-check, find discounts to reduce invoice amounts, code and obtain approval of various vendor invoices for payment
  • Prepare and distribute cheques for various expenses
  • Prepare payment of payroll cheques weekly & prepare monthly source deduction remittance to Canada Revenue Agency
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational ability, effective communications skills, ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Please send resume to Faith Lutheran Church, ATTN:  Tony, 247 Westmount Road East, Kitchener, ON  N2M 4Z2

 

Due to the federal Privacy Legislation, if you find yourself at Grand River Hospital (K-W Hospital) OR St. Mary’s Hospital please have someone call the church to leave a message that you are there. (Pastor checks the voice mail regularly)  The computer system no longer displays any information unless you have given express permission for it to do so.  So – the best way of communication is a message to the church.  Thanks and God bless!