Weekly Bulletin

The Holy Trinity 

May 26th, 2024

KITCHENER, ONTARIO

N2M 4Z2

247 Westmount Road East                Telephone 519-745-6422

     Pastor Warren Hamp                     Telephone 519-571-0240

   www.faithlutherankw.com

revhamp247@gmail.com                 office@faithlutherankw.com

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PRAYER: Blessed be the Holy Trinity and Undivided Unity, for He has given us life that has no end. Gracious God, since You have revealed to us Your Holy Name, by Your cleansing Word and sanctifying Supper, continue to declare and make us holy, that we may live as Your children here in time and for all eternity bless Your Holy Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.  

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Charles our king, and all who rule our land as gifts from our holy God; care for the poor among us, who are made in the image of God; wise planning for help in Haiti; the victims of warfare in Ukraine, in Gaza and Israel, and in all places of conflict, that peace prevail and lawlessness be ended; the people of southern Brazil, suffering amid catastrophic flooding
  • God’s help and hope in suffering, especially for: John, Marilyn, Betty, to be kept in Christ’s mercy; Gina Schoenwiese, for relief of pain; John Couch, JimHammond, Ron Witt, Ray Knipping, for strengthening and patience by God’s grace; those who suffer from anxiety and depression
  • All congregations of our Lutheran Church Canada, that they may be one in Christ; Timothy our Synod President, Marvin, David, and Robert, our Regional Pastors, Andre, our Circuit Counsellor; our Lutheran churches in Ukraine and in Russia, Nicaragua and Haiti; Rev. Romass Svell who serves as pastor for the Jarai community in Ratanakiri

LAST WEEK – 

ATTENDANCE – 86

STEWARDSHIP

 WeeklyGoalLastSundayGoal ToDateRec’d ToDate
CURRENT$4474$2125$89477$90070
MISSIONS$618$550$12354$12090
BUILDING$674$1010$12972$15380

CURRENT: A.A. $100 

OTHER:  Lutheran Hour $200, LBT $20, Lamp Team $210, Nicaragua Team 2024 Fund $10, Building Fund Memorial $620

A donation in memory of Dorothy Anderson from Pat & Steve Hagedorn, Grace Hartung, Wayne & Shirley Maier, Maureen Zwegers, Esther Groleau, Jane & Bob Larkin, Mary Anne & John Banks, Donna McEnaney, Steven Anderson, Carol Davis, Tim & Pat Leyes to Building Fund Memorial; Lynda Kahl to Lamp Team 2024; John & Jacquie Couch to Lutheran Hour Ministries.

A donation in memory of Phyllis Becker from John & Jacquie Couch to Lutheran Hour Ministries.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR weekly message of inspiration and hope will be broadcast on CKWR, FM 98.5 on Sunday at 6pm. You can listen on-line at www.lutheranhour.org“Penultimate Sacrifice “Memorial Day honors those who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in service to country, but there was one Sacrifice infinitely greater. (Acts 10:1-2)

WOMAN TO WOMAN

         May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETCESSENTIAL 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.   You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod or a podcast provider.

THIS WEEK AT FAITH

Monday:7:00pm Nicaragua Team 2024 Meeting
Tuesday:1pm Bible Study 
Sunday:8:15am Divine Service 
9:30am Sunday School & Bible Study
10:45am Matins

Just a friendly reminder – please refrain from wearing perfumes or other strong scents when coming to worship, in care for your sisters and brothers who are scent-sensitive. Thank you.

Coming up

NEXT SUNDAY following the 10:45am Matins, we will hold our SEMI-ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING.  All are welcome to attend, and LUNCH will be provided! If you are not a Voting member, you may become one at this meeting. We will hold elections at this meeting for our Church Council, as well as deciding on the allotment of Lenten Offerings. 

Save the date!

On June 23, we will be holding a summer kick-off potluck lunch shortly after the church service (11:00ish)

SAVE THE DATE! Vacation Bible School is coming up. It will run mornings the week of July 8-12. Children in Junior Kindergarten-Grade 6 are invited to attend. Bring a friend with you.

     This year we are celebrating “Christmas in July”. Children will enjoy Bible stories, music, crafts, and even a Christmas concert during the week. “Water Day” Thursday (when bathing suits or a change of clothing are needed), as well as “Hot Dog Lunch” on Friday, are also on the schedule. Registration forms are on the table in the narthex. 

     We are still looking for volunteers to make it all work. Volunteers are needed in the kitchen, to help with crafts and outdoor activities, and to shepherd children from one activity to another. High school students will receive volunteer hours for participating.

    Contact Kathy King qbandkk@gmail.com / phone 226-792-1047; Pastor Hamp at church revhamp@bellnet.ca / phone 519-745-6422

From the Faith Church Council –

         At our February meeting, two mission funds were established for 2024, to which you are welcome to contribute by noting them in the ‘Other’ line of your offering envelope.

  1. LAMP Team 2024 Fund – to support the group going to Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, to conduct VBS in the summer
  2. Nicaragua Team 2024 Fund – to support the service that our group from Faith will endeavour in Nicaragua in November

The Flower Calendar for 2024 is posted in the old narthex. Please fill in your name if you wish to provide flowers on any Sunday (except for Lent) as a memorial for a loved one or to celebrate a special day.  A flower convenor will contact you to finalize details prior to the date that you have reserved.  Thank you.

We have a use for gently-used Portals of Prayer and other devotional booklets!  If you bring yours back to church and place it in the box beneath the literature table, it will make its way to edify women at a women’s shelter in Hamilton. 

We now have Interac e-Transfer set up through our congregation’s bank account. If you wish to make use of this for your offerings to God, then please email Sherrie for the details at: office@faithlutherankw.com

Request for Help: 

We have an urgent request from Magdy Daoud, a former member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mississauga.

His sister’s daughter Christina, an Egyptian Architect and Missionary to Sudan and Mauritania (with the Korean Church) and her Sudanese Husband, an IT specialist, have just arrived in Toronto.  They came with a visitor visa and have applied for refugee status.  It can take up to 45 days until they can be processed as convention refugees.  They’re both in their 30s, no children.

Usually, the gov’t proves hotel/housing for individuals in their situation but due to overcrowding this isn’t happening.  They are literally on the street.

They are URGENTLY looking for a room (basement, etc.) where they could stay while they’re waiting.  Eventually, they plan to make their way to NB to be with their Uncle.  For now, until all the processing has taken place, they need shelter urgently.  Their funds are limited.

I understand that it is a big “ask” to let a stranger come to stay but maybe someone has a spare room in a basement for them.

You can also speak with Magdy yourself if you need more information:

Magdy Daoud 506 871 1565