Weekly Bulletin

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 16, 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: Gracious Lord, You have laid out before us life and good, death and evil, blessing and curse, in Your Holy Law. We confess that we done much to deserve curse and evil and death.  But You are merciful, and have chosen for us to receive life and good and every blessing only through Your Son Jesus Christ. Make Your gracious calling ours again today in Your blessed Word and Supper; for You live and reign with Your Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen.  

 

TEXT: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

SERMON THEME: Is This Really A Choice?

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Government leaders here in Canada, and throughout the world, for the direction and protection God the Father desires to bring through them
  • God’s present help and deliverance to all who are sick, especially those with cancer: Pat (a friend of Angela), Stan (Liz’s brother) in palliative care; John, Pamela (sister-in-law to Gerry and Jean), Sandy, diagnosed with Lymphoma; Gina, undergoing surgery on Wednesday; Leslie (a friend of Karen) in hospital suffering ALS; Jane, recovering from a broken shoulder; Peter, in short term care
  • Flynn Charles, son of Mark and Caroline, whom God safely brought to birthing this past Wednesday
  • Mission PrayerRev. Olexsiy Navrotskyy is Lutheran Church-Canada’s missionary-at-large in Ukraine and serves the parish in Nikolaev, which consists of two congregations and two mission stations.  In addition, Rev. Olexsiy provides pastoral care at a rehab clinic, teaches at the seminary in Odessa and oversees several mission projects and works of mercy in his region.  
  • Jerry & Sandy 
  • May

 

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Amy 

ACOLYTES: E: Anna  L: Logan 

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Brian

 

 

ATTENDANCE: E: 38   L: 77

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 7   

BIBLE STUDY: 25

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3836

$6603

$23016

$24932

MISSIONS

$533

$884

$3198

$3415

BUILDING

$605

$884

$3630

$4171

CURRENT: Current Memorial $75, A.A. $100

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $20, CLWR $50, Community Cupboard $75, 2020 Mission $2450

 

 

A donation in memory of Elizabeth Knipping from Romeo & Stella and Brian & Donna to Current Memorial.

 

 

THE FLOWERS in the chancel have been place to the glory of God by Tammi in thanksgiving for the safe arrival of Flynn Charles.

 

 

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. “Happy Families Are All Alike” Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy. God is at work to bring about His good purpose, even in unhappy families.

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC. WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE…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 topics include: Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture, Confession & Absolution, Pornography, Desecularizing the Church and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

 

 

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Tuesday:

1pm Bible Study 

Wednesday:

9am Circuit Conference @ Grace

6:30pm Choir

Thursday:

6:30pm Catechesis (Parent: Carolyn Neeb) 

Friday:

9:30am-1:30pm Quilting Sisters

Fri.-Sat.:

Confirmation & Youth Retreat – Fisherville

Sunday:

Transfiguration

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 at the Service of Prayer and Preaching, in keeping with Christ’s command and promise, Levi Weston is baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Levi’s parents are Amid and Teal.  We welcome Levi as our reborn brother in Christ, and pray God’s favour on his life in the Holy Faith!

 

 

Next Sunday is the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration, the last Sunday of this Epiphany season.  We enter next week into the Holy Season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26th) with the Divine Service at 7pm.  The next five Wednesdays of Lent we will gather at 7pm for Vespers.  Mark these services on your calendar now as you prepare for the Lenten fast.

 

 

Reminder to Council  

We are meeting on Monday, February 24th at 7pm

 

 

Faith Ladies, for those who are available we will meet at 9:30am on Thursday February 20th to continue to work on the banner. Remember to bring along scissors.

 

 

Worried about winter weather? If you look out on a Sunday morning and think the roads might be unsafe for driving, please don’t take the risk. (if you would like, ask pastor to put your name on the sermon email list and you will have a copy sent to you each week, even when the weather is bad).  If you are wondering, please phone the church (519-745-6422) and, if the services are cancelled, the voice message will indicate this is the case.  God grant you safety and His angels’ watch in your winter travelling! 

 

 

PEW CUSHIONS – are available for your use; you can pick one up in the back of the sanctuary on the lectern side.

 

 

While you are grocery shopping – if you find a great deal on Peanut Butter or Cereal – why not pick some up for the Community Cupboard and drop it off in the shopping cart in the narthex….THANKS!

 

 

In holy love for one another – please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, or other strong scents (like scented soaps and hairsprays) when coming to worship, in care for your sisters and brothers who are scent-sensitive. And if you are bringing a family member or guest along, it would be good to ask them to do the same, ahead of time…. Thank you!

 

 

In your mailbox today you will find your Income Tax Receipt for 2019.  If you have any questions about your receipt, please contact Sherrie Schmidt at the church office.  God grant us the favour of His generosity flowing through us in Christ!

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today…

Epiphany means “manifestation” or “appearance”. It is a season which highlights many of the epiphanies of God in human flesh (to the wise men, at His baptism, His miracles, His transfiguration). It is also a season which sets forth Christ as the light of the world and mission outreach to all peoples. As Christ manifests Himself today in the Lord’s Supper, His forgiveness empowers us to walk in His light and witness of Him to a world sitting in darkness. Since God’s Word teaches us that doctrinal oneness is central to the common reception of the Lord’s Supper, guests desiring to commune are asked to speak with the pastor before the service.

 

 

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.