Weekly Bulletin

Second Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2021

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: Heavenly Father, we are overwhelmed by Your love for sinners, that Your Son, the Christ, would die for us.  Give us to rejoice in this glory, the glory of His blessed cross, that we may be enabled to endure, to bear the crosses that fall on our lives, and to rejoice in the hope that has been completed in Jesus, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen. 

TEXT: Romans 5:1-5

SERMON THEME: Shameless Hope

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Leaders of Canada and of all nations, that we may be governed wisely; God’s continued direction of the medical leaders in our land, and the rollout of vaccinations
  • The Holy Spirit’s love to produce patient endurance, especially in: Barb Schaeffer, continuing in brain cancer treatment; Stephanie Canada (Laurie Gray’s daughter) starting radiation therapy this week; Annette Hamp, undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer; Gina Schoenwiese, for the ability to endure; Bill House, receiving care at home; Rev. Roger Winger, in palliative care at the Westmount Retirement Home
  • Lutheran Church Canada, her congregations, and those who serve us: Timothy, our Synod President, Marvin, our Regional Pastor, Richard, our Circuit Counsellor; the Lutheran churches in Thailand
  • Mission Prayer: Deaconess Fatima Lopez, who serves at the Lutheran Church in Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • The people of the Pauingassi First Nation community (not far from Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, the location of our LAMP teams), and other First Nation communities, for an end to the Covid19 outbreaks in their midst

ATTENDANCE: E: 22   L: 18

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 4  

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$4017$4540$32136$30358
MISSIONS$555$1270$4440$4670
BUILDING$605$625$4840$4755

OTHER:  Concordia Seminary $100, Halifax/Dartmouth $50, Rancheria Nutrition $50, Roof Fund $896, Lent $130

A donation in memory of Earl Brum from Dave & Wendy Winger to Building Fund Memorial.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR weekly message of inspiration and hope will be broadcast on Brantford’s Arise Christian radio 1380AM station Sunday mornings at 8:30am and Faith FM 94.3 at 12 noon. You can listen on-line at www.lutheranhour.org. “Where a Kid Can Be a Kid” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. An impossible situation need not be a hopeless one.

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. SACRED MUSIC FOR THE SEASON OF LENT…”When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” “My Song Is Love Unknown,” “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth.”  You can listen to sacred music for the season of Lent 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, Tune In, Amazon Echo, Google Home and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

THIS WEEK –

Tuesday – 1pm – Bible Study (online)

Tuesday – 7:30pm – Elders (online)

Wednesday – 7pm – Lenten Vespers (online)

Thursday – 6:30pm – Catechesis (online)

In the Holy Penitential Season of Lent this year, all our midweek Vespers will be live-streamed only – Wednesdays at 7pm.

        Our Lenten midweek theme is:

Coming Home from Exile: The Exoduses of the Scriptures

This Wednesday, we in Genesis 28, looking at

‘Jacob the Heel Comes Home’

A request from the counters –

Since the offerings will be counted bi-weekly for the next while, it would be helpful if you combine your weekly offering into one envelope for the two weeks J  This makes it much easier for those counting to get everything to the right place. Thank you!!!

NEW!!!!

The Lutheran Hour is now broadcast on Faith FM – 93.7FM at 12 noon on Sundays

The Faith Church Council has established a ‘Roof Fund’ to prepare for roofing expenses (flat roof) this spring or summer.  If you would like to contribute for that purpose, just write in ‘Roof Fund’ on the ‘Special’ line of your envelope.  Thank you!!!!

Did you know that you can sign up for Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries that will come to your inbox every day?  Just google Lutheran Hour Ministries, click on Daily Devotions, and sign in.  You will also receive the Lutheran Hour Lenten devotions this way automatically!

(We have some printed copies of the Lenten Devotion booklets at the church; if you wish to have one of those, contact pastor by phone or email, and he can deliver one to you)

Faith Ladies Guild

We are pleased to announce that Faith Ladies Guild has moved into the 21st century and we have our own email account! You can contact us at faithladiesguild@gmail.com

This year our Lenten ingathering will be for Medical Missions. This pandemic has affected all parts of the world and our Medical Missions, Kitchener Depot is no exception. We have been severely limited in shipping boxes since this pandemic started but we hope to start shipping again very soon. 

We especially need analgesics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, children’s and adult’s vitamins, antiseptic creams and pain creams. We have also received requests for disposal gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer. 

To make things a lot easier we have set up our bank account to receive e-transfers for direct deposit so we can go out and purchase these items. 

You can e-transfer your donation directly to our account. You will be eligible for a receipt just like any other donation via your envelope.  You can direct us through the message option on the e-transfer. This is an exciting new option that we have made available. The address is faithladiesguild@gmail.com.

Of course, you can still write Faith Ladies Guild a cheque for your donation or purchase some of these items yourself and drop them off at the church during Lent. Please ensure the longest ‘best before’ date that is possible.

Just an FYI – not everything going on is listed in this emailed bulletin – so, if you wish the whole story, please visit faithlutherankw.com and click on ‘Weekly Bulletin’. 

 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.