Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

Easter Sunday Bulletin 4-16-17

Apr 14, 2017

                               The Order for the Worship of God
              Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 16, 2017
 Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all
may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself
                                            and for Faith Church.

Prelude     Variations On An Easter Theme, John Rutter (b.1945)
                 (see gray hymnal, p. 393 for words)
                     Mark and Marilyn, co-organists

Choral Introit     Hallelujah Chorus, Handel's Messiah, George Friederich Handel

Hallelujah! For the Lord God, omnipotent, reigneth!
The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of Our Lord, and of His Christ!
And He shall reign for ever, and ever! King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! Hallelujah!

Easter Greeting
Pastor:  Christ is risen!
People:  He is risen, Indeed!
Pastor:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen!
People:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen, Indeed! Hallelujah!   


Hymn     # 388     Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
                                      (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession (In Unison) 
Gracious Father, you sent Your Son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen follow the thoughts and ways that lead to death. By our thoughts, words, and actions, we have scorned your love, diminished the lives of others, and defaced your image in us. Father, forgive us for Jesus' sake, and enable us by His resurrection power to live no longer for ourselves but for Him who died and rose again for us. *  Amen.

Words of Assurance (In Unison) (From Romans 4:25)
Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.

Prayer for Illumination                                Betsy Wagner

First Lesson:     Luke 24:1-12     NRSV                  Betsy Wagner   
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in, they did not find the body. 4While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. 5The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.6Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” 8Then they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. 11But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

Congregation:     “Thanks be to God for His Word.”

Anthem     Concertato on “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!”     Noël Goemanne

Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne;
Alleluia! his the triumph, His the victory alone;
Hark! the songs of peaceful Sion thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus, out of every nation hath redeemed us by His blood!

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 402     Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks  (vs. 1-2)
                                     (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     1 Peter 1:3-9     NRSV             
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Sermon     “Rejoice!”     Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Christ Arose!     Robert Lowry
                  (Myra Leap, piano)
Response (p. 85 Supplemental)
Lift up your heads to the coming King.
Bow before Him and adore Him sing
To His Majesty, let your praises be
Pure and Holy giving Glory to the King of Kings. Δ

Hymn     # 402    Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks  (vs. 3-5)
                                     (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper
Words of Institution:     Mark 14:22-25     NRSV   In Unison
22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Prayer of Thanksgiving
        Giving and receiving of the Bread and Cup
                    The inside cups are white grape juice;
                                  the outer cups contain wine.

Prayer of Consecration
Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood. As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb.  Amen.

Hymn     # 46 This Is the Feast of Victory
                            (Supplemental Hymnal)

Easter Benediction
Pastor:  Christ is risen!
People:  He is risen, Indeed!
Pastor:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen!
People:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen, Indeed! Hallelujah!  

Postlude     Toccata from the Fifth Organ Symphony    
                      Charles Marie Widor (France, 1844-1937)

*Adapted from Central Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

Δ©Steven Fry, ©1974 Birdwing Music (a div. of The Sparrow Corp.) and BMG Songs, Inc., and Cherry Lane Music Pub. Co., Inc. Admin. by BMG Songs, Inc. CCLI# 387100


Guests please sign our guest book and join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship.
Childcare is available during worship for infants up to 2-1/2 years old in the room behind the balcony.
Children ages 2-1/2 through 5 will be in the Childcare room in the Education Wing during worship time.
School age children worship with their parents.
An usher will be glad to help you locate these rooms.


  …is the quickening of conscience by God’s holiness;
              the nourishment of mind with His truth;
           the purifying of imagination by His beauty;
                  the opening of the heart to His love;
               the surrender of the will to His purpose;
              and all of this gathered up in adoration—
the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable,
and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness
which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin.”              
                                   -William Temple


    To all who are weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and
      long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory;
  to all who sin and need a Savior; to all who are idle and look
   for service; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to
all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whosoever
    will come--this church opens wide her doors and offers her
              welcome in the name of Jesus Christ her Lord.



* If you need prayer or other help from the church or know of anyone else who does, please call Pastor Horner or one of the elders or deacons.


* For those wishing a visit at any time by Pastor Horner please be sure you let Brenda know you are interested. Pastor Horner’s office hours are Monday -Thursday 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. or by appointment.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the White Family.


              * Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt *

                                HE IS RISEN!
                      following services sunday.
There will be fantastic food, fine fellowship, and an
            exciting egg hunt for the young ones.


* Adult Choir practice on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


* Thursday evening Bible study at 7:00 p.m. at the Horner’s. We are studying the book of 1 Peter. All are welcome to join us.


* Men’s breakfast Fridays, 7:30 a.m. at Christos New City Grill West Side. All men are invited to join us for food, fun, and fellowship. 


* Join us for our next Family Fellowship Dinner on April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. After the meal hang around for the adult Bible study or a brief visitor Q&A with Scott. If you are new to our church, this is a great way to get connected. This is also a great opportunity to bring a friend. If you are interested in helping with the meal, contact Scott.


* Deadline for May Newsletter submissions is Wednesday,  April 26th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* Sunday, April 30th is our 2017 Mission Fair — Immediately after Worship, you will find our Fellowship Hall transformed by our Deacons into a Mission Fair. Each of the Missions which are supported by Faith Presbyterian Church will be represented. Please come to the fellowship hall, grab a cup of coffee, and see some great people and groups that the Lord has allowed us to assist.


* All teenagers are invited to attend Youth Discipleship April 30th. Meetings take place 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for April will be the Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP).  This program aids families who need temporary financial support. The program is run here at Faith Presbyterian. The administrators also like to distribute personal care supplies when they are available. We will be collecting items through the month of April. Please consider donating again to this VERY WORTHWHILE cause.

Items they need are: Shampoo, Conditioner, Tooth-Brushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap and Toilet Paper (preferably 4 packs for ease of distribution)

Questions? Contact Dave Stith.


* E-Mail List Update — Are you receiving the e-mails you’d like to receive from Faith Church?

Here are the options:

1. Morning Prayers list: a daily prayer sent Monday - Friday with    birthdays & anniversaries for the following week included on Fridays.

2. Congregational list: current event announcements and reminders, news about health situations, hospitalizations, and so on.

3. Faith monthly newsletter

To add or remove your name from any/all of these lists, email Brenda or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


* Save the Date — LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES 2017 — Celebrating 45 Years. Join us on Cinco de Mayo for the sixth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies and help us celebrate the 45th anniversary of Lafayette Urban Ministry. The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. There will be a lovely dinner with fabulous people; a Silent Auction filled with unique and priceless items; and local entertainment (also known as Follies) that will bring laughter, fun, and sheer joy to the room. Here are the details:

DATE: Friday, May 5th
TIME: Reception & Silent Auction at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Follies live variety show at 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, West Lafayette
DONATION: $45 per person; $360 per table of eight; limited seating

Make your reservation today -- go to www.lumserve.org/follies and take care of everything online -- or call us at 765-423-2691 -- or stop by the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette.



Weekly Calendar for April 16, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Easter Brunch
This Week:
Mon.,   6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
Tues.,   7:00 p.m.     Boy Scouts #338
Tues.,   7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,    7:00 a.m.     Morning Prayers (Ron & Brenda Hardesty)
Wed.,    6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Thur.,    7:00 p.m.     Bible Study at the Horner’s
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast                   

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, April 23       5:30 p.m.    Family Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, April 30                            Mission Fair
Sunday, April 30       4:30 p.m.    Youth Discipleship