Weekly Bulletin

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 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: O Holy Spirit, You bestow the Faith once delivered to the saints. Since You have entrusted us with the saving faith, give us humility to submit to Your saving Word, confidence to rely on the Christ Whom we believe, and a joyful willingness to proclaim the full counsel of God in Jesus.  For You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God world without end. Amen.

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: Dorothy Anderson, at home recovering; Eugene Boettcher, in hospital after suffering a stroke; Katherine Burt, recovering from surgery; Jacquie Couch; Brian King, for full recovery; 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
  • The family of the Rev. Carl Wagner, who died in the Lord last Sunday, and was given Christian burial yesterday
  • Families of Faith 
    • Brad & Mary Jo Baechler and Jack & Peter Maloney
    • Carolyn Baranski

ATTENDANCE: E: 35 L: 38

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10   

BIBLE STUDY: 20

STEWARDSHIP


Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$4017$1918$161538$145871
MISSIONS$555$414$21567$23861
BUILDING$605$354$18252$23771

CURRENT: Sunday School $34

OTHER:  Rancheria Nutrition $50, Roof Fund Narthex $ 1200, Sunday School Mission $20

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. “You’ve Got It in You” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Nunes. Faith in Christ is something that’s in you, but you didn’t put it there.

WOMAN TO WOMAN

May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. WHAT I WISH MY NON-LUTHERAN FAMILY KNEW ABOUT…Are you looking for a way to explain Biblical Lutheran teachings like Baptism, Closed Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The End Times, Funerals and Worship to non-Lutherans?  Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, interviewed Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller about these topics and more.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at issuesetc.org/whatiwish/.

THIS WEEK –

Tuesday – 1pm – Bible Study

Wednesday – 7pm – Young Adult Bible Study @ Grace

Thursday – 6:30pm – Catechesis

Friday – 7pm – KLYG Youth Group @ Messiah

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

Thanksgiving Ingathering 

Faith Ladies Guild is once again asking for donations of non-perishable food for our Thanksgiving display.  This year we will be taking all the items we collect to Historic St. Paul’s Community Cupboard which is starting up on Oct. 18. 

Please consider donating canned and dry goods for this worthy cause. Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to accommodate fresh vegetables. 

Thank you for all your generous support. 

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!!!!

Mr. Cuthbert Owenya, a member of First Lutheran Church, Windsor, is asking for your help for his daughter who is a student at the University of Waterloo. His daughter cannot find student housing after three weeks in the term and is asking if anyone could provide her a temporary place to stay while she looks for a long-term rental or can provide her a rental. Mr. Owenya’s cell phone number is 519 991 4489 and his email is cowenya2612@gmail.com

Kids’ Club: Children ages 6 and up are invited to a weekly Kids’ Club on Tuesday evenings in October (October 4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Hosted at Redeemer Lutheran Church (78 John St W Waterloo), children from the Kitchener Circuit and community will participate in a musical ensemble, snack, and art or gym activity.  On Sunday, October 30, the musical ensemble will present at the circuit Reformation Hymnfest, which immediately follows the 1-Day VBS.  Register at www.redeemer-church.ca.

1-Day VBS:  Don’t wait until next summer!  Kids ages 3-12 can experience all the fun of VBS in one short afternoon – Sunday, October 30 from 2-4 p.m., then stay for the Hymnfest at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waterloo!  

Reformation Hymnfest:  Join the Kitchener Circuit in commemorating the hymnwriters Philipp Nicolai and Johann Heermann on Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church (78 John St W Waterloo).  Experience the congregational singing, Lutheran Chamber Singers, instruments, and children’s ensemble.  Refreshments and fellowship to follow.  Anyone interested in participating musically is invited to contact Kevin Lee at Redeemer 519-745-5027.

Pastor Korsch is leading a Young Adult Bible study at Grace every Wednesday (with breaks for Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) night at 7PM for all young adults in the circuit.  This group is geared toward those who are aged 18 to mid-twenties.  We have a nice mix of single and married couples who attend.  We begin on September 14th.  Feel free to bring a snack to share.  Grace’s address is 136 Margaret Ave, Kitchener.  The parking lot is off of Louisa Street.  Enter through the parking lot door.  Questions?  Contact: pastorkorsch@yahoo.com.

After a 2-year hiatus, KLYG (Kitchener Lutheran Youth Group) is back! Once again, on Friday nights at 7pm, Messiah Lutheran Church will be hosting a youth “Bible Study and Board Game” night starting on September 16th. It will be every Friday EXCEPT on the last Friday of the month where we encourage the youth to go to Holy Cross for the Circuit Youth instead. We’ll be starting off this year’s Bible Studies taking a look at the Parables of Jesus, starting on the 16th with the parable of the good Samaritan. For more information, please contact Pastor Rapp at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Cookie Dough

It’s back! All-butter, ready-to-bake, shortbread cookie dough! Team Zion is making and selling cookie dough once again to support their mission work among the children of Nicaragua in January of 2023. Each cookie dough log makes 40+ cookies and weighs roughly one pound. All you have to do is slice and bake. Logs can also be frozen if you wish to keep them beyond the Christmas season. The cookie dough is available in 4 flavours: Traditional shortbread, Cranberry/Orange, Chocolate/Toffee and Pecan Crunch. Cost is $14 or $12.50 each for two or more. Place your order on the Cookie Dough Order Sheet on bulletin board, or call Rick or Rosanne (519-669-2541) to order your cookie dough. Orders are due by November 11 and will be ready after November 16.

Please sign up on the 2022 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.

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.