Weekly Bulletin

Second Sunday in Advent

December 4, 2022

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: Lord Jesus Christ, Whose way John the Baptist prepared, let his voice still sound among us, that being called to repentance and forgiven through Your Word and Supper, we may bear the fruits of faith as we await Your coming to be our gracious Judge; for You live and reign forever with Your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God.  Amen.  

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SERMON THEME: 

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • the governments and citizens of Canada; relief for the people of Haiti and Nicaragua; peace for Ukraine
  • Deliverance from troubles of body and soul, especially for: Eugene & Christa Boettcher, in hospital; Kristel Close; John Hinz, suffering with Alzheimer; Gina Schoenwiese, in Christ’s hands daily; Gloria (Barb Fooks’ sister) suffering with dementia, and her husband, Mike
  • Lutheran Church Canada, her congregations, and those who serve us: Timothy, our Synod President, Marvin, our Regional Pastor, Andre, our Circuit Counsellor; 
  • the pastors and people of our Lutheran churches in Ukraine and in Russia
  • Mission PrayerRev. Sorn Sein is the pastor of Sihanouk Lutheran Church in Ville Province.
  • Families of Faith 
  • Dave, Katherine, Victoria & Alexandra Burt
  • Hayden, Shandolyn & Ross Burt

ATTENDANCE: E: 44   L: 44

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 12   

BIBLE STUDY: 20

VESPERS: 23

STEWARDSHIP

 WeeklyGoalLastSundayGoal ToDateRec’d ToDate
CURRENT$4017$2140$198816$188137
MISSIONS$555$449$26544$28007
BUILDING$605$329$22464$27237

CURRENT: Sunday School $41

OTHER:  Rancheria Nutrition $50, Roof Fund Narthex $80, Sunday School Mission $13

THE LUTHERAN HOUR weekly message of inspiration and hope will be broadcast on Brantford’s Arise Christian Radio AM 1380 on Sunday at 8:30am.  You can listen on-line at  www.lutheranhour.org“Paradise Restored” Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. If God is love, what are we to make of His wrath?

WOMAN TO WOMAN

         May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETCMORE TOPICS, MORE GUESTS, MORE JESUS… 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: Decision Theology; The Incarnation of God & the Value of Man; 4th-Century Bishop Nicholas of Myra; Man & the Metaverse and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

THIS WEEK 

Tuesday – 1pm – Bible Study

Wednesday – 7pm – Vespers

Thursday – 6:30pm – Catechesis

Sunday – 8:15am and 10:45am – Divine Service

                9:30am – Bible Study & Sunday School

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

In this Blessed Season of Advent, we gather for Vespers on Wednesday.  The Service begins at 7pm each Wednesday.

December 7th – The Festival of St. Ambrose, Bishop of the Church

December 14th – The Festival of St. John of the Cross

You are welcome to attend as the Lord makes us ready for His Coming.

Faith Ladies Guild will be selling assorted Christmas Cookies on Sunday, December 11 between services and after the late service.  It’s a great time to pick up those cookies for the holiday season.  We will accept cash or e-transfer. 

Remember your White gift offering for our adopted seminary student, Nigel Prozenko. The envelopes are on the table in the narthex. 

The Sunday School children will be performing their Christmas concert on Dec.18 at 9:30 in the Sunday School room. Family and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the performance.

During Advent, up until Christmas, Social Ministry will be collecting for Innisfree/Lisaard House.  They have requested gift cards, from either No Frills or from Costco and appreciate our thinking of them.

Faith Ladies Guild is pleased to have Nigel Prozenko (Cheryl and Wally Reinhardt’s grandson) as our adopted seminary student once again.  We will collect a White Gift offering for him.  The envelopes for you to donate funds for him are on the table in the Narthex.  Put your donation in the envelope and put it in the collection plate.  

We also are collecting new, unused Christmas Cards that will be given to the residents of the Women’s prison so they can send greetings to their friends and families.  There is a basket on the table in the narthex where you can place these cards.  Please consider helping out these women by donating even one blank Christmas Card.  

CALLING ALL BAKERS

Faith Ladies Guild is planning on our second annual cookie sale on December 11 at the church and we ask for donations of a batch of your cookies.  We plan to make plates of assorted cookies in 2 dozen lots for sale to our church families on Sunday Dec. 11. 

Proceeds from the sale of these wonderful cookies will be donated to various charities.  

If you wish to donate one batch of your special cookies, we are truly grateful.

Please bring them to the church on Friday afternoon, Dec. 9 or early Saturday morning, Dec. 10 so we can assemble assorted plates for sale on Sunday morning.

Faith Church Council has established a ‘Roof Fund Narthex to prepare for expenses for repairs to the Narthex, entrance way roof structure. If you would like to contribute for that purpose, just write in ‘Roof Fund Narthex’ on the ‘Special’ line of your envelope.  Thank you!!!!

Community Cupboard:  Any donations of food, paper products, toothpaste, shampoo, soap (etc.), winter coats, socks, hats, mitts, gently used clothing, toys, small decor items and kitchen items would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off your items Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and noon at the office door, 137 Queen Street South, 519-745-4891. God bless.

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)

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.