Weekly Bulletin

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 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

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PRAYER: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  Blessed Holy Spirit, Guardian of the one holy catholic church, keep us one in the unity You give in doctrine and life. Bless Your church with patience and peace in days of trial. Teach us Jesus, and preserve us in Him as we await His coming again in glory, Who is risen and ascended on high; for You live and reign with Him and the Father, one God world without end. Amen.  

 

 

TEXT: John 17:11

SERMON THEME: Given to Wait

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our Queen, her ministers and premiers in Canada, the elected leaders of our region and cities, as they continue to contend with the Covid19 crises; 
  • The Lord’s compassion for those who are sick, especially those with cancer: Pat Keleher (a friend of Angela Eggen), John Clark, Sandy Noble, being treated for lymphoma, Kathy Thomson, being treated for lung cancer
  • Gina Schoenwiese, for rest; Leslie (a friend of Karen Goebel) in hospital suffering ALS; Peter Rasmussen, receiving care at home; Reta Allensen, recovering at Freeport hospital; Linda McGrath (Elaine Bechthold’s sister) moved from Forest Heights LTC to Freeport hospital for care
  • Our Lutheran Church Canada, our churches in Nicaragua, as the pandemic brings grief to their communities
  • the people of mid-Michigan who suffered loss from the flooding on Wednesday
  • Mission Prayer: Deaconess Hem Horn, who serves the Kempot Lutheran Church in Cambodia

 

 

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. “Life After Rescue” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. First, God saves. Then, He gives instruction. An incident from World War II helps us put God’s Ten Commandments in perspective.

 

 

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 Doctrine of Justification, Scientism, Making the Case for Life, Islam, Godliness and The Prosperity Gospel.  You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

May 18 to

May 24

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3836

$5748

$76720

$80729

MISSIONS

$533

$1391

$10660

$10735

BUILDING

$605

$961

$12100

$11862

OTHER:  CLWR $70, Rancheria Nutrition $100

 

 

VBS—After prayerful consideration we have cancelled VBS this year. Thank you to all who volunteered.  Pat and Sherrie

 

 

Since we are not able to gather together for Divine Services, we ask first that we all keep one another in prayer and keep in contact with one another by phone or through email.  We remain the Body of Christ, even if we are not together physically!  Christ is risen! 

 

 

Although we are not able to gather at this time, don’t let that keep you from receiving the gifts of Christ.  Pastor Hamp will be sending out sermons, as well as the readings, hymns, and propers for each Sunday.  Also, an audio service and video service will be available online; watch your email or take a look at the website www.faithlutherankw,com 

 

 

******* LAMP Team 2020 has been postponed (cancelled)  

LAMP Canada has prayerfully considered the situation, and for the safety of the First Nations communities which are served by LAMP teams in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, has wisely decided not to send teams this summer.

Our Team to Little Grand Rapids will NOT be going this summer, so we do not need any further donations to the LAMP Team 2020 fund.  Council has set up a LAMP Team 2021 Fund (by the grace of God) and the funds donated will be transferred there for next year.  Thank you for your support – and please keep our First Nations communities, especially Little Grand Rapids, in your prayers.  

 

 

ALL Services of Worship, Bible Studies, and meetings have been postponed until further notice (the Elders and Council will re-evaluate the public health situation, so we will keep you informed).  

 

 

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. 

 

 

We have a number of online resources listed here, for your being built up in the Word of Christ in your home.  

Local Streamed Worship Services:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kitchener

www.holycrosskitchener.org/home  

Sunday – 10am Live Stream Bible Class

– 11am Live Stream Service

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waterloo

www.redeemer-church.ca

(click on ‘View Sermon’)

Other Streamed Worship Services:

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne

www.redeemer-fortwayne.org

(under ‘Worship’, click webcasts, then scroll down to the link for their youtube channel)  

Home Resources: 

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.

For Hymn accompaniment at home, you can look at 

www.hymnary.org which has the words to many of the Lutheran Service Book 

 

 

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 His Resurrection joy, and confidence in His baptismal promise and His forgiving Word as we joyfully come to the end of the Fifty Days of Easter!