Weekly Bulletin

May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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!  Mighty God, enthroned in glory, Ruler of all good and Defeater of all evil, bring soon the Day when all things are made new, that only praise and thanksgiving be given to You by Your people, and perfected love be shared for all eternity in Your presence; for You live and reign, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen. 

 

 

TEXT: Revelation 21:1-7

SERMON THEME: I Am Making All Things New

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Elizabeth our Queen, her ministers and parliaments in our country, protection for the vulnerable, and peace regained in places of conflict
  • God’s deliverance in His time for all who are ill or troubled, especially for those with cancer: Kathy, Pat (friends of Tammi) Stan (Liz’s brother) John (a friend of the Wasmunds); our shut-in members; Gina, recovering from surgery on Wednesday; Paula Teuscher (wife of LCC President Rev. Tim Teuscher) home from hospital; Ron, having his pacemaker updated on Friday
  • Our Lutheran Church in Cartago, Costa Rica, and her pastor, the Rev. Edmund Retana, for God’s blessing on their labour in Christ
  • The family of Audrey Sachs, who fell asleep in the Lord last Sunday afternoon and was given Christian burial on Thursday
  • Brian, Kathy & Rebecca
  • Bryan, Amie, Mikaela & Kaera

 

HELPING TODAY

ORGANIST: Debby 

ACOLYTES: E: Kaelyn  L: Logan

COMMUNION ASSISTANT: E: Brian 

 

ATTENDANCE: E:  70   L: 64

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 7   YOUTH: 4

BIBLE STUDY: 24

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

Weekly

Goal

Last

Sunday

Goal To

Date

Rec’d To

Date

CURRENT

$3722

$6388

$70718

$70581

MISSIONS

$520

$734

$9880

$10289

BUILDING

$605

$904

$11495

$11437

CURRENT: Current Memorial $30, A.A. $200

OTHER:  CLWR $65, LBT $40, Rancheria Nutrition $250, Lamp Team $170

 

 

A donation in memory of Karl Boettcher from Esther; Gina to Lamp Team.

 

A donation in memory of Phyllis Stickney from Bud & Jill to Current Memorial and from Gerry & Karen to CLWR.

 

Barb & Dave made a donation to current memorial in memory of our mother’s Muriel Ney and Martha Fooks.

 

 

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.

 

 

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

 

 

ISSUES ETC.  SANCTIFYING YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE WITH THE WORD 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 subjects include: Religious Liberty, The Book of Malachi, Jesus Walks on Water, The Historic Liturgy & the Apostles’ Creed 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:

6:30pm Choir

7pm Council

Thursday:

11:30 Area Ministerial @ St. Francis RC

7:30 Worship Board

Friday:

7-9pm Circuit Youth @ Messiah

Saturday:

8am Men’s Breakfast

Sunday:

EASTER 6

8:15 Prayer & Preaching

9:30 SS & Bible Study

10:45 Divine Service

 

CONFIRMATION

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Tuesday Bible Study is back on this week, at 1pm.  We are continuing our walk through St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  You are welcome to join in!

 

 

Worship Board meets this Thursday at 7:30pm

 

 

MEN!!! It’s Breakfast time again – this Saturday at 8am.  Come for some good food (thanks to Lee Barnai) and our ongoing study of Ecclesiastes.

 

 

Coming Up – Thursday, May 30th is ASCENSION DAY – the fortieth day after Easter when our risen Lord ascended to His Father in heaven.  We celebrate this day together with our sisters and brothers of our local Lutheran churches at a Divine Service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Elmira on that evening at 7pm.

 

 

Flowers have been given in thanks to God from the funeral of Phyllis Stickney, Ros Tubbe’s mom, who was given Christian burial on Monday.

 

 

Two weeks from today, Sunday, June 2nd, at 12 noon, is our Congregational Voters’ Meeting.  Lunch is planned, so we will eat and meet. Please plan to be there so that your input can be given and your voice heard, as we walk together in our risen Lord.

 

 

From the Council ….

At our June meeting, we will be electing new Council members, specifically for Worship, Property, and Stewardship.  THANKS to those who have agreed to stand for other positions!  If you are interested, or have a name in mind to nominate, please speak with our chairman, Jeff Brum.  Pray God to lead us!

        Also from Council:

We have established again for this year a LAMP Team Fund – as Janine Cain prepares to gather a group together to serve this August in Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba.  If you wish to support this service to God’s people in the north, simply mark your gift ‘LAMP Team 2019on the ‘Other’ line of your offering envelope. Thank you!

 

 

The Historic St Paul’s Community Cupboard has wrapped up for the season.  Through the summer you are welcome to support the cupboard financially, as they prepare for next season – just mark ‘Community Cupboard’ on the ‘Other’ line of your envelope.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 May calendar today.  We are thankful for those who serve, but it will be great to know each service has ushers scheduled in advance…

 

 

VBS 2019 Miraculous Mission – Needs YOUR HELP!

We are in need of helpers!  Youth it’s a good way to get your volunteer hours in. If you are free July 8 – 12 (9:00 am – 11:30 am) and can help in anyway, please contact Pat or Sherrie.

This is a FUN and rewarding experience.

 

 

Please sign up on the 2019 FLOWER CALENDAR posted in the narthex. It is a way to thank God for all of our many blessings.  If you are commemorating an event please make note of it when signing up on the calendar.

 

 

As we celebrate the Lord’s Holy Communion today

In the Lord’s Supper the risen Lord Jesus Christ is at once the Giver and the Gift! By His own Word and promise, His very body and blood are really present in and with the bread and the wine; and thereby we come into immediate contact with the exalted Christ, receiving in

this Sacrament “the medicine of immortality”! As we partake of this eternal food, we also testify thereby to oneness in doctrine by those who receive the Sacrament together. For this reason, we practice closed communion and guests are thus asked to speak with the pastor before communing.

 

 

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.