Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

April 30, 2017 Bulletin

Apr 28, 2017

                               The Order for the Worship of God
              Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 30, 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.


Psalm 139 Lord, You Have Searched My Life, Hymn Tune Leicester by John Bishop, 1711

Psalm 62 My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone, Hymn Tune Third Mode    Melody by Thomas Tallis, 1561

Psalm 16 Protect Me, God: I Trust in You, Hymn Tune Mephibosheth by Christian Strover, 1973

Hymn     # 412     Jesus Shall Reign
                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 16     NRSV (read responsively)          Ron Smith
1Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
3As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.
4Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.
5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.
7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
8I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
10For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Prayer for Illumination               Ron Smith             

First Lesson:     Luke 24:13-27     NRSV        Ron Smith
13Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 19He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,20and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” 25Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Give Laud Unto the Lord from Langdon’s “Divine Harmony”  arr. Ernest Bullock

Give laud unto the Lord, from heaven that is so high,
praise Him in deed and word above the starry sky

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 94     In the Bulb There Is a Flower
                                 (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     1 Samuel 4     NRSV             
And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. In those days the Philistines mustered for war against Israel, and Israel went out to battle against them; they encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. 2The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle was joined, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle. 3When the troops came to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD put us to rout today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD here from Shiloh, so that he may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies.” 4So the people sent to Shiloh, and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, who is enthroned on the cherubim. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. 5When the ark of the   covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel gave a mighty shout, so that the earth resounded. 6When the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, “What does this great shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” When they learned that the ark of the LORD had come to the camp, 7the Philistines were afraid; for they said, “Gods have come into the camp.” They also said, “Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before. 8Woe to us! Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with every sort of plague in the wilderness. 9Take courage, and be men, O Philistines, in order not to become slaves to the Hebrews as they have been to you; be men and fight.”
10So the Philistines fought; Israel was defeated, and they fled, everyone to his home. There was a very great slaughter, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. 11The ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
12A man of Benjamin ran from the battle line, and came to Shiloh the same day, with his clothes torn and with earth upon his head. 13When he arrived, Eli was sitting upon his seat by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. When the man came into the city and told the news, all the city cried out. 14When Eli heard the sound of the outcry, he said, “What is this uproar?” Then the man came quickly and told Eli.15Now Eli was ninety-eight years old and his eyes were set, so that he could not see. 16The man said to Eli, “I have just come from the battle; I fled from the battle today.” He said, “How did it go, my son?” 17The messenger replied, “Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has also been a great slaughter among the troops; your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”18When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward from his seat by the side of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man, and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.
19Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. When she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth; for her labor pains overwhelmed her. 20As she was about to die, the women attending her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer or give heed. 21She named the child Ichabod, meaning, “The glory has departed from Israel,” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 22She said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”

Sermon     “The Glory of God Has Departed?”    Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Prayer, James Mansfield

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

Prayer of Dedication   


Minute For Mission

Joys and Concerns 

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center
* Trinity Life Ministry

Hymn     # 219     As Moses Raised the Serpent Up
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Trumpet Corrente, Arcangelo Corelli

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.



                     Join Us for Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.
Classes for children from toddler age to high school, and for adults. 
Sunday School is a good opportunity for us to grow in our knowledge
of God, and to enjoy fellowship and encourage each other in our faith.

Toddler Playschool             Sophia Bergmann & Betsy Wagner
Pre-K– Kindergarten         Pam Kirby, April Saputo & Kris Stith
Grades 1 - 5                                                              Carol Goodrich
Grades 6 - 8                                                      SueAnne Bergmann
Grades 9 - 12                                                         Debbie Fleetham
Themes in Christian Worship                Scott Cress & Pat Kain
Biblical Greek                                                              Jurgen Honig




* 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 Saputo Family.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are the Dubikovsky Family.


* The flowers this Sunday are provided by Carol Goodrich.


* Sunday 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.


* Youth Discipleship will be helping out with the Family Fellowship Dinner this Sunday. Participants should plan on arriving at 4:00 p.m. and staying through the meal.


* Join us for our Family Fellowship Dinner Sunday at 5:30 p.m. After the meal, join our 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 and a great opportunity to bring a friend.


* Sunday Evening Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Horner leads a study on the Book of Revelation. Join us for prayer, refreshments, engaging conversation, and meaningful fellowship. We close promptly at 8:00 p.m.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, May 1st at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions? Contact Jean McCoy.


* 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. 


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for April is 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. This is the last Sunday to collect items. 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.


* GRADUATION 2017 — Come and honor our graduates on Youth Sunday, May 21 with a reception after morning worship.

Our graduates are:
Alexeya  Barr
Thomas Kennell
Katarina Clase
Mayfawny Bergmann

Please contact Lou Ann Johnston if your graduate is not listed


Weekly Calendar for April 30, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  5:30 p.m.     Family Fellowship Dinner    
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study, FH
This Week:
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:
May 1  11:30 a.m.    L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster  
May 21                       Youth Sunday