Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

May 21, 2017 Bulletin

May 23, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., May 21, 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     Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, arr. Melody Bober
                             Pianist — Anna Johnson


Confession of Sin                       Matthew Kain
Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have  tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived  for ourselves, and turned from our neighbors. We have refused  to bear the troubles of others. We have ignored the pain of the  world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed.

O God, in your great mercy forgive our sin and free us from  selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Hymn     # 92     Lord, I Lift Your Name On High
                                   (Supplemental Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 8     NRSV (read responsively)               Thomas Kennell   
1O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
2Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.
3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;
4what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
5Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.
6You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet,
7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

OT Lesson:     Exodus 19:1-6     NRSV                         Alyssa Kirby
On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai.2They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.3Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites:4You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Sunday School Choir - led by Erin Ward 

Children’s Sermon                                 Chase Kirby

Hymn     # 71     Thy Word
           (Supplemental Hymnal)

NT Lesson:     1 Peter 2:9-12     NRSV               Katya Dubikovsky
9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul. 12Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge.

Dramatic Reading — “What Will I Be?”    Youth Discipleship Groups         

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Once to Every Man and Nation, arr. Melody Bober
                            Pianist — Everett Johnson


Response (p. 82 Supplemental)
I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You,
O my soul rejoice.
Take joy, my King, in what You hear,
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

Prayer of Dedication


Joys and Concerns 

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Lafayette Urban Ministry
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM

Hymn     #  90     Hear the Call of the Kingdom
                                  (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata for Two, Robert D. Vandall

                       Duet — Anna and Everett Johnson

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 Java Hero this Sunday is Nancy Moore.


* The flowers this Sunday are provided by Debbie Fleetham.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Youth.


* GRADUATION 2017 — Come and honor our graduates today with a reception after morning worship.

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


* Sunday, May 21st is the last regular meeting of Sunday School classes for Spring 2017. This year our Sunday School teachers included: Sophia Bergmann, Betsy Wagner, Pam Kirby, April Saputo, Kris Stith, Carol Goodrich, SueAnne Bergmann, Debbie Fleetham, Scott Cress, Pat Kain & Jurgen Honig. We thank God for our teachers - for their dedicated service, helping us to learn and grow in our knowledge and love of Christ. 


* Sunday, May 21st is the last Sunday evening Bible study for the Spring Semester. We begin 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.


* Thursday, May 25th will be the last Bible study for the Spring Semester. We begin 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. 


* Marilyn is Relocating — After many years of faithful service and wonderful music, Marilyn Sameh is moving from the area.  Come help us celebrate Marilyn’s years at Faith next Sunday, May 28th after morning worship.  Join us for cake and a light repast.  A sign-up sheet for finger foods will be in the Fellowship Hall. A basket will be provided for cards for Marilyn.


* Pentecost is Sunday, June 4th — We will continue our tradition of having John 3:16 spoken in many different languages at the beginning of the service. If you speak a language other than English and are willing to participate, please see Carol Goodrich or Jan Hem.


* Join us for an open house for Alexeya Barr on June 10th from 3:00 — 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Alexeya will be attending Ball State in the fall. Please RSVP to April Saputo by calling or texting (914) 420-0036.


* Volunteers for Kid's Club Needed in June and July —  During June and July we will have Kid's Club on Sunday mornings during the fellowship hour. Kid's Club will meet from 10:55 — 11:30 a.m. and will be for all kids from preschool through those finishing 5th grade.  We need adult leaders who would be willing to serve one or two Sundays during the summer. We welcome those with experience as well as those who think they might like to have the opportunity to teach and to spend some time with some of the younger members of our congregation.  We are looking for teams of 2 adult volunteers as well as teen helpers to lead the children with a Bible story and a couple activities which could include arts and crafts,   music and/or an outdoor game or activity. If you are interested in volunteering or in learning more about this opportunity, contact Kris Stith or 765-412-6544 or Jean McCoy or 765-463-5122. Thank you for considering serving in this way!


* Mitford Tea — Ladies get your hats, it’s time for the Mitford Tea. Ahem, the honor of the presence of the ladies of Faith Church and their friends are requested for high tea on June 11th at two in the afternoon.  Join in with the theme of an international tea and be prepared to enjoy our speaker Kathleen Kirsch as she discusses the embroidered pulpit falls that we enjoy throughout the year. Kathleen is a thoughtful woman and a delightful speaker who puts great artistry into her work.

The mission project for the Mitford tea this year is to provide books for children at the clinic of Dr. Kristen Hem. The children are given books at their appointments and are a treat for families who can't afford them.  Picture books and early readers are most appreciated.

Your assistance with food preparation is requested via a sign-up sheet with recipes provided. Hostesses for the day will also be needed for each table. Please see Lou Ann Johnston  for questions or see one of the church ladies.


* Our Mission of the Month for May will be Trinity Life Ministry. Trinity helps men with addictions of various types by helping them become disciples of Christ. The main location is in Crawfordsville but they also have a thrift store here in Lafayette.  The store here and the one in Crawfordsville help to fund the ministry and provide places for the guests to work in their spare time. 

They have doubled the number of groups they are working with and they need our help to provide for the influx of new guests.  The group starting in June looks to be the largest group ever to enroll.  The success rate of this ministry is amazing compared to most rehabilitation programs.   Without question, there is power in including Christ in the program and letting Him lead the way for these men.

The needs for the new group starting in June are as follows: Twin sheet sets, Pillows, Pillow cases, Towels, Wash cloths, Laundry Baskets, Laundry Soap and Blankets.

The ministry likes to give each guest a new set of linens, etc. to signify their “New Beginning” but gently used items in great condition are also appreciated.


* Habitat Apostle Build — If you are interested in supporting Faith's participation in the Habitat Apostle Build this fall, as a donor or construction volunteer, please contact Daniel Trinkle.


* Calling All Piano Players!— Do you enjoy worshipping God through music? Do you love to play familiar hymns? Then please consider participating in our outreach mission at local nursing homes. Two to three Sundays a month, Faith Church leads worship at several nursing homes in Lafayette/West Lafayette. The residents respond well to singing familiar hymns. Our pool of pianists has dwindled due to moves and illnesses. Questions? Contact Lonni Kucik or 765-497-5696 if you are able to help. Many hands make “Light” work.


Weekly Calendar for May 21, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  6:30 p.m.     Last Sunday Evening Bible Study, FH

This Week:
Tues.,  10:00 a.m.     Local Emergency Aid Program
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 (Nancy Moore)
Thur.,     7:00 p.m.     Last Bible Study at the Horner’s
Fri.,         7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast    

Coming Weeks:
May 28          Reception for Marilyn Sameh