Weekly Bulletin

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 26 ,  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

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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Who welcomes us in the way of faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ, give us wisdom to order our lives by His cross and by the end-time that lies before us, that we, passing through this fading world, may by Your grace rejoice in Your Kingdom when Jesus comes to be our Judge; for You live and reign with Your Son and Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen. 

TEXT: Mark 9:38-50

SERMON THEME: Whose Side Are You On?

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • Our Prime Minister and Parliament; God’s preservation of order through our governments; the people of Haiti in their ongoing need; the people of Nicaragua facing a Covid19 outbreak
  • God’s saving health to those who suffer, especially for: Jim Hammond, undergoing treatment for adrenal gland cancer; Annette Hamp, continuing cancer treatment; Gina Schoenwiese, for wise care; Christa Hruska (Amy Cottenie’s sister) for the solace of Christ as she heals and grieves; John (Karl’s cousin) in hospital recovering from Covid19; Freeman (a friend of Janine’s) in long term care; Jeanne (Irene’s neighbour) in ICU, and Tom, her husband who needs care
  • Lutheran Church Canada, her congregations, and those who serve us: Timothy, our Synod President, Marvin, our Regional Pastor, Richard, our Circuit Counsellor;
  • Mission Prayer: Deaconess Hem Horm, who serves the Kampot Lutheran Church in Kampot, Cambodia
  • The people of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, on extended evacuation in Winnipeg
  • Our families of Faith:  
  • Steve & Patricia
  • Barb

ATTENDANCE: E: 23   L: 28

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  7 

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$4017$6905$152646$141456
MISSIONS$555$826$21090$21775
BUILDING$605$721$22990$22780

CURRENT: GST Rebate $1933

OTHER:  Rancheria Nutrition $100, Lamp Team $50, Roof Fund $20

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. “Seek the Welfare of the Neighborhood” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jason Broge. We can start to make the world a better place by seeking the welfare of the neighborhoods into which God has placed us.

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. CONFESSIONAL LUTHERANS, WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK…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: Being a Lutheran Vicar During the Cuban Revolution, Responding to Today’s Woke Worldview, Caring for Caregivers, Congregational Singing and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

THIS WEEK –

Tuesday – 1pm – Bible Study (online and in person)

Thursday – 6:30pm – Catechesis (in person)

Saturday – LWML Kitchener Zone Rally – 10am (in person)

Sunday – 8:15am and 10:45am – Divine Service (in person)

                9:30am – Sunday School and Bible Study (in person)

Since we are in Step 3 of the Provincial reopening plan, and thus have increased capacity for in-person worship, we will no longer be sending out an invitation to worship for each Sunday.  You can simply come (as long as you are not exhibiting Covid19 symptoms) and sign in when you get here! 

Coming Up:

If you have clothing to share with the folks at Pfennings, please bring it to the church by next Sunday.  Thanks!!!!

Do you like working with flowers and plants? 

We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the placement of flowers and plants in the chancel area of the sanctuary.  You can be part of a team to keep live flowers and plants present throughout the year.  Everyone is eligible.

Please consider joining us by contacting Faith Ladies Guild at faithladiesguild@gmail.com

Faith Ladies Guild is hosting the Fall Rally for the Waterloo Zone of LWML-C here on October 2 at 10 a.m.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Faith Ladies Guild is once again doing a Thanksgiving goods drive for Kaljas Homes. 

Needed items are dry and canned goods, paper towels, toilet tissue, powdered milk, drink mixes, face masks and, as always, gift cards. 

Please bring the items to the church kitchen by Friday, October 8 so we can decorate the chancel with the donated goods. 

Little Grand Rapids (LGR), Manitoba LAMP Update from Janine Cain:  

  • 1. Our LAMP TEAM 2021 did not go to LGR, however, Lois, Janine, Elaine and Liana (volunteer) did serve by gathering gifts for 70 LAMP backpacks. These bags were filled with gifts from various faithful friends and our Church’s Social Ministry.
  • 2. RECENT update on Evacuations: Indigenous people of LGR may have to stay in the city of Winnipeg for up to 16 more weeks due to forest fires and severe power outages! 
  • 3. God willing here are our tentative plans for LAMP 2022: Sat July 30-Aug 8 or Sat Aug 6 – 15 (includes travel days).  

Looking for volunteers, Father Arul said to bring lots!! Please let me know your preference/conflicts, if interested in joining our FAITH LAMP 2022 team…see Janine or Pastor

This year’s Church Directory is being put together with the option for email addresses to be included. Please send an email to Sherrie at office@faithlutherankw.com if you would like your email included in the updated directory. Also, please include any changes to your address or phone number to keep our directory up to date. Thank you – Sherrie

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 yet, 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 on gym) this year.  If you would like to contribute for that purpose, just write in ‘Roof Fund’ on the ‘Special’ line of your envelope.  Thank you!!!!

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.