Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 4, 2017 Bulletin

Jun 2, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 4, 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 the tune “Isleworth”     Olive Nelson Russell
                    O Holy Spirit Enter In     Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)


John 3:16  (in “Tongues”)

Hymn     #21     Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
                                   (Supplemental Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination          Jurgen Honig    

First Lesson:     Acts 2:1-8, 12-18, 22-24, 32-33, 36-42     NRSV    Jurgen Honig
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

22“You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— 23this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. 24But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.

32This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear.

36Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
37Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” 40And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     E'en Like the Hunted Hind, Thomas Tallis (Psalm 42)

Children’s Sermon                                                                

Hymn     #419     Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart (vs. 1-2)
                                                (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 14:15-17, 23-27     NRSV    
15”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

23Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
25”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But the    Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

Sermon     “So, What’s a Paraclete?”     Pastor David Horner        

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Sweet, Sweet Spirit
                        Soloist—Dave Stith

Response (p. 625 Gray)
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!  Δ

Hymn     #48     Take and Eat
             (Supplemental Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper
Words of Institution:     I Corinthians 11: 23-26     NRSV     In Unison  
23For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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     #419     Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart (vs. 3-5)
                                                (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God     Dietrich Buxtehude
                                                                            (Germany, 1637-1707)
Δ ©Ken Medema, ©1973, Hope Publishing Company.  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 flowers this Sunday are provided by Jane Stewart.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the White Family.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Shana Cress.


* Speaking in Tongues this Sunday are: Cheri Sparks in Spanish, Nancy Dunn in Greek, Olga Sededji in Ewe (Togo), Kathy Taulman in Chinese, Grieke Toebes in Dutch, Jurgen Honig in German & French, David Moore in Latin, Kristen Hem in Hakha (Myanmar), Pam Sari in Javanese (Indonesia) and Scott Cress in Hebrew.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy.


* 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 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.


* This year our VBS kids will be touring around the world, learning about other cultures, and digging into the very prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Global Adventure II - Around the World with the Lord's Prayer will take place on June 26 - June 30, 9 a.m.-Noon. The event is open to kids PreK-Sixth Grade. A community picnic and program will take place on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please think of at least one family to invite to this very special week.


* We are getting super excited for VBS! It would be very helpful if you could send the following information to Scott Cress.  If you can volunteer to help at VBS June 26-June 30 from 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and June 30 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ANY times you are available to be on church campus would be helpful. Have to work during the week? We could still use your presence at the Friday evening picnic! Only available 3 days? 2 days? 1 day? Okay! Let us know what days! Available to help set-up the weekend before? Awesome! Really think about any time you are available and we would be most appreciative!  We really want to put together a list of volunteers so we know where we may need people!  Thank you so much for considering! Please be in prayer for this event regularly as we seek to share the love of Jesus with the children of our church and community!


* June Mission of the Month will be the Lafayette Urban Ministries Youth Programs

Below you will find a copy of their Wish List:

Youth Programs Wishlist (After School Program, 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, LUM Camp)

Personal Care — Liquid Hand Soap, Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox), Hand sanitizer 

Cleaning Supplies — Disinfectant Spray (Lysol), All Purpose Cleaner (Fabuloso), Bleach (Clorox), Dishwasher Detergent, Trash bags (30 gallon), Trash bags (13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string)


  • Drinks — 100% Fruit Juice, Bottled water, Milk
  • Healthy Snacks — Peanut butter, Fresh fruit, Carrots (snack size),  Raisins, Yogurt cups, Applesauce cups, Fruit cups, Pudding cups,  Gelatin cups (Jello)
  • Snack Bars — Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal  Bars, Rice Krispie Treats

Recreation — Board Games, Playing Cards, Coloring Books, Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers

Sports/Playground Equipment — Basketballs, Soccer balls, Kickballs, Jump ropes, Sidewalk Chalk

School Supplies — Ruled paper, Glue sticks, Pencils, Pens, Construction paper, Flash/Thumb drives, Crayons, Sharpies

Paper Supplies — Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper napkins, Facial Tissues (Kleenex), Paper plates, Disposable cups, Ziplock bags

Medical supplies — Band-Aids, Gauze pads, Neosporin, First Aid Antiseptic Spray


* 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.


* Volunteers 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 have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Kris Stith or 765-412-6544 or Jean McCoy or 765-463-5122. Thank you for considering serving in this way!


Weekly Calendar for June 4, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
10:55 a.m.     Kid’s Club
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship (Grieke Toebes)

This Week:
Mon.,   11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
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 (Diane Horner)
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast  
Sat.,       3:00 p.m.     Open House for Alexeya Barr in Fellowship Hall

Coming Weeks:
June 11th     2:00 p.m.     Mitford Tea
June 26th-30th                 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School
June 30th                           5:30 p.m. Community Program & Cookout