Weekly Bulletin

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 15, 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: Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  O Holy Spirit, come and fill the hearts of the faithful with the truth of Jesus crucified and risen to give life to all. Glorify the Son and the Father among us through Your Word and Your Supper, that we who lament may know in full His joy, and after a little while praise You forever; for You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God world without end. Amen.

IN OUR PRAYERS:

  • The leaders and the citizens of our land; relief for the people of Haiti and Nicaragua;
  • Peace in the Ukraine and especially the Lutheran pastors and their flocks.
  • God’s protection for Russia Lutheran pastors.
  • Deliverance from troubles of body and soul, especially for: Dave and Barb Fooks; Gina Schoenwiese, in Christ’s hands daily; Winnie from Little Grand Rapids for continued recovery and her 2 children and family
  • 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. Silvio Modesto Sanchez Osaba currently serves as the Pastor of Iglesia Luterana Nueva Gersalen.
  • Families of Faith
  • Stella
  • Cheryl, Steve, Neeva & Nevin

ATTENDANCE: E: 20   L: 30

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 4 

BIBLE STUDY: 12

STEWARDSHIP

 Weekly GoalLast SundayGoal To DateRec’d To Date
CURRENT$4017$4219$78698$79748
MISSIONS$555$349$10507$14166
BUILDING$605$769$8892$15146

OTHER:  CLWR $40, Concordia Seminary $300, Rancheria Nutrition $75, Sanctuary Furniture $4100, Lamp Team $200, Roof Fund-Phase 2 $300, LCC-Nicaragua Mission $300

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. “What the Bible Is About” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. To make sense of a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle, one needs to know “the big picture.” The Bible is like that, too.

WOMAN TO WOMAN

        May be downloaded at womantowomanradio.com

ISSUES ETC. ESSENTIAL 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.  This week’s topics include: Why the Public Square Needs Christianity, The Natural Family, The Ascension of Christ, The Hippocratic Oath, The Lord’s Supper, Planned Parenthood 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

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

                9:30am – Bible Study & Sunday School

THANK YOU

A big thank you to all who donated items to the Wellesley Food Cupboard at the LWML-C Waterloo Zone Spring Rally on Saturday, May 7.  The items were greatly appreciated and will be available to families in the Wellesley area.

On Sunday, June 5th, following the later Divine Service, we will hold an in-person Voters’ Meeting.  We will have updates on happenings in the congregation, and elections for new Council members. We are looking for people to serve in these positions: Christian Education, Social Ministry, Property, Membership, and one Elder.  If you are interested, or would like to put a name forward, please contact our Chairman, Dave Ford.  Thank you!  If you need to see the meeting online, please email the church office (office@faithluthjerankw.com

The 2022 LAMP Team to Little Grand Rapids looks to be a go!  You can support their work by donating to the team (for supplies etc.). Just to give you an idea of the expenses, Janine just booked the flights into LGR. The cost is $1816.92 for 6 people ONE WAY. Making it $3,633.84 return! Yikes! Besides the set cost of the flight from Winnipeg to LGR, there will also be a weight charge (last time was over $600) and food costs have gone up. Other costs will be snacks, arts/crafts and sports equipment, plus another gift of a symbol of the armor of God (cost is about $4 for the 7 symbols times 60 kids, for a total $240). Volunteers pay for their own flights to and from Winnipeg. Just mark LAMP Team 2022 on the ‘Other’ line of your envelope.  Thank you!

Faith Church Council has established a ‘Roof Fund-Phase 2’ to prepare for expenses for a new sanctuary roof.  If you would like to contribute for that purpose, just write in ‘Roof Fund-Phase 2’ on the ‘Special’ line of your envelope.  Thank you!!!!

Notice to Church Extension Fund Depositors

The Church Extension Fund (CEF) is winding down its operations and as of now all depositors with current addresses have received their deposited funds plus the interest owing. However, we have a number of unclaimed savings accounts and savings certificates as we do not have current contact information for these. If you or someone you know thinks they may have a CEF account which has not been redeemed, please contact Darryll Holland at:  800-465-8179 ext4 or dholland@lcceast.ca.  Also, if you are in possession of God Bank Savings Stamps or Tracky Stamps, these too can be redeemed by returning the books or stamps to: Lutheran East District, 275 Lawrence Ave., Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y3.

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!

Registration for the 2022 Concordia Seminary Golf Tournament is now open!

We aren’t going to let any pandemic stop another tournament, so we have made a few changes. What to expect. Upon arrival at Sawmill Golf Course, you will be greeted with a delectable bag lunch and tote bag of golf goodies. In place of the shot-gun start, participants will have crisply-timed tee-offs. Coming off the 18th hole, your mouth will water at the smell of our guaranteed-to-please BBQ surprise. Enjoy Christian comradery as the hallmark of our golf tournaments as you engage in the ongoing support of Concordia Seminary. The format allows for a maximum of 40 golfers. Interest is strong, so sign up early.

Cost: $125 per player

Date: Monday, June 6, 2022

First Tee-Off: 12:00 noon

Location: Sawmill Golf Course, 856 Sawmill Rd, Fenwick, ON

Register here: https://concordia-seminary.ca/golf2022/

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)

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.