Weekly Bulletin

Third Sunday of Easter

April 18, 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: Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  Lord Jesus Christ, Fulfiller of the Law and Prophets, Conqueror of death, Advocate for sinners before the Father’s throne, keep us as Your Easter people, forgiven by Your cross and suffering, living in repentance and faith, and looking forward to our resurrection in Christ at the Last Day and the Life of the world to come; for You live and reign with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our Queen, and her ministers and parliaments in this land, that order and decency be preserved in this age
  • The presence and comfort of our risen Christ, for all who suffer in our midst, especially: Barb Schaeffer, continuing in brain cancer treatment; Stephanie Canada (Laurie Gray’s daughter) for blessing now on her cancer treatment; Annette Hamp, recovering from breast cancer surgery on Friday; Arica Maloney (Annette Hamp’s niece) recovering from preventative breast surgery on Friday; Steve Bechthold, thankful for successful surgery on Friday; Gina Schoenwiese, for joy in Christ; Bill House, for blessing on his care at home; Rev. Roger Winger, in palliative care at Hospice Waterloo; Graham and Helen Bromley (Sharon Bateman’s cousins), suffering from Covid19, especially Helen, who is still in hospital
  • The family of Lois Martin (Wendy Winger’s mother) who died in the Lord on Wednesday morning
  • Lutheran Church Canada, her congregations, and those who serve us: Timothy, our Synod President, Marvin, our Regional Pastor, Richard, our Circuit Counsellor;
  • Mission Prayer: Rev. Maximo Roman Urroz,, who serves as missionary pastor at Redentor San Pablo Lutheran Church in Telica, and the mission in Leon, Nicaragua

Our families of Faith:  

  • Elaine
  • Gerald and Phyllis

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$4017$3090$60255$64346
MISSIONS$555$155$8325$11842
BUILDING$605$240$9075$11417

OTHER:  CLWR $40, Rancheria Nutrition $75

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. “One Greater Than Mrs. McCallister”
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Where does one go to hide from God? Dr. Michael Zeigler says the book of Jonah is about God, on a mission to get through to you.

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. SANCTIFYING YOUR VOCATIONS 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 topics include: The TV Series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel, The Word “Resurrection” in the Bible, The Calling of the Prophet Isaiah and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

This morning we are thankful to have Pastor Perry Hart here today to preside and to preach at the Divine Services this Third Sunday of Easter.  God grant His favour to us through the Word of our risen Christ.

THIS WEEK –

Tuesday – 1pm – Bible Study (online)

Wednesday – 10am-Noon – Circuit Conference (online)

Wednesday – 7pm – Council (online)

Thursday – 6:30pm – Catechesis (online)

Sunday – 9:00am – Matins (online only)

10am – Sunday School (in person)

Faith Ladies Guild 

Thanks to all who donated to the Lenten ingathering collection for Medical Missions. The total donation was $525.00, some of which has already been used to purchase supplies. Also 5 bottles of vitamins, 4 tubes of antibiotic cream and 8 bottles of pain relievers were donated. A big thanks to Tammi Eggen who donated two large bags of small stuffed animals to be sent with the mission supplies and to Little Grand Rapids for LAMP.  

Do you want to help support the International Missions of Lutheran Church Canada?  Check out the website of the Concordia Lutheran Mission Society at (concordiamissions.org)

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!!!

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!

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.