Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

May 28, 2017 Bulletin

May 25, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., May 28, 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     All glory Be To God On High     Paul Manz

                    Jesus Shall Reign     Raymond Haan


Hymn     # 409     Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Statement of Our Faith     In Unison
2. Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous   conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

Psalter:     Psalm 68:1-4, 19-20, 32-35      NRSV (read responsively)     Dorothy Bethel
1Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him.
2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God.
3But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.
4Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds—his name is the LORD— be exultant before him.
19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.
20Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
32Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord
33O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; listen, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; and whose power is in the skies.
35Awesome is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel; he gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

Prayer for Illumination                 Dorothy Bethel    

First Lesson:     Acts 1:6-11     NRSV               Dorothy Bethel
6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.10While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     The One Hundredth Psalm, Carl F. Mueller

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord, He is God:
He that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
We are the people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into is gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise;
Be thankful unto Him and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endureth to all generations.

Children’s Sermon                                                                

Hymn     # 27     What a Friend We Have in Jesus
                                     (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Matthew 24:1-31     NRSV    
As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2Then he asked them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” 3When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4Jesus answered them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. 5For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray. 6And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: 8all this is but the   beginning of the birthpangs. 9“Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. 11And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. 13But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come. 15“So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), 16then those in Judea must flee to the mountains; 17the one on the housetop must not go down to take what is in the house; 18the one in the field must not turn back to get a coat. 19Woe to those who are   pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! 20Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath. 21For at that time there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look! Here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There he is!’ —do not believe it. 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25Take note, I have told you beforehand. 26So, if they say to you, ‘Look! He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look! He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 29“Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 30Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see ‘the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven’ with power and great glory. 31And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.        

Sermon     “Are We There, Yet?”     Pastor David Horner        

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     And Have the Bright Immensities

And have the bright immensities Received our risen Lord,
Where light years frame the Pleiades And point Orion’s sword?
Do flaming suns His footsteps trace Thro’corridors sublime,
The Lord of inter stellar space And conqueror of time?

The heav’n that hides Him from our sight Knows neither near nor far;
A little candle sheds its light As surely as a star.
And where His loving people meet To share the gift divine,
There stands He with unhurrying feet; There heav’nly splendors shine.  


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     


Minute for Marilyn

Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Matrix Life Care Center
* Trinity Life Ministry
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF

Hymn     # 483     How Great Thou Art
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Tuba Tune in D Major     C.S. Lang (England, 1891-1971)

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 flowers this Sunday are provided by April Saputo.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Kirby Family.


* 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 this Sunday after morning worship.  Join us for cake and a light repast.


* 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. 


* Deadline for June Newsletter submissions is Tuesday,  May 30th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* You're Invited! Please join us at an open house to celebrate the graduations of Thomas Kennell and Agustin Garcia on May 31st from 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.  The open house will be held at the Purdue Village Community Center, 50 Nimitz Drive, West Lafayette.


* Pentecost is Sunday, June 4thWe 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 p.m. — 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.


* 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.


* Church Outside Cleanup Day Workers are needed to clean up the courtyard and landscaping on Saturday June 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Bring your gloves, rakes, etc. Questions? Contact Sergey or Ron.


* Sunday, June 18th, Elder Glenn Sparks will be hosting a workshop on the public reading of Scripture. The session will take place from 10:50 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. If you are already a lector or are interested in joining this important ministry, please plan on attending. Participation in this time of teaching will be a blessing to our congregation.


* Volunteers for Kid's Club Needed  —  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 a.m. — 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 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!


* Mission of the Month for May is 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. 

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.


Weekly Calendar for May 28, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Reception for Marilyn Sameh
This Week:
Mon.,                         Office Closed
Tues.,                         Deadline for June Newsletter Submissions
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 (Grieke Toebes)
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast    

Coming Weeks:
June 11th     2:00 p.m.     Mitford Tea