Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 11, 2017 Bulletin

Jun 9, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 11, 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     Flutes     Jean Langlais (France, 1907-1991)

                    We All Believe in One True God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost 
                                      Johann Krebs (Germany, 1713-1780)




Hymn     # 249     Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
                                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 33:1-12     NRSV (read responsively)  Sophia Bergmann  
1Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
2Praise the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.
3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
4For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
6By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
7He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
10The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage.

Prayer for Illumination                Sophia Bergmann          

First Lesson:     Genesis 6:11-22     NRSV  Sophia Bergmann                         
11Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God saw that the earth was corrupt; for all flesh had    corrupted its ways upon the earth.
13And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence because of them; now I am going to destroy them along with the earth. 14Make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.15This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and put the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17For my part, I am going to bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every kind shall come in to you, to keep them alive.21Also take with you every kind of food that is eaten, and store it up; and it shall serve as food for you and for them.”
22Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis

If ye love me, keep my commandments and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter that He may bide with you forever in the spirit of truth.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 284     Father, I Adore You
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Matthew 24:32-51     NRSV    
32“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 36“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, 39and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. 42Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. 45“Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? 46Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. 47Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. 48But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. 51He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Sermon     “Eventual, Sudden, and Certain”    Pastor David Horner        

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     When He Cometh     Dale Wood
                        (Grieke on bells)  (Words below)   

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

Prayer of Dedication     


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry

Hymn     # 327     On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry               
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Holy God, We Praise Thy Name     Flor Peeters
                                                                           (Belgium, 1903-1986)
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 Susie Marshall.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Kain Family.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Dave & Lonni Kucik.


* 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!


* 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 this Sunday 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.

Questions? Contact Lou Ann Johnston or one of the church ladies.


* 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. 


* 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!


* Annual Summer PicnicPlease join us Sunday, July 2nd for worship in the sanctuary followed by a family style carry-in picnic. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and tableware will be provided. Please bring a generous salad, side dish or dessert to share with the group. There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Casual attire will be the norm. 

There will be water fun and games for the children. Children should bring suits and towels.


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

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)
  • Snacks

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.


Music Notes
When He cometh, when he cometh, To make up His jewels,
All His jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own:
Like the stars of the morning, His bright crown adorning,
They shall shine in their beauty, bright gems for His crown.

Little children, little children, who love their redeemer,
Are the jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own...


Weekly Calendar for June 11, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
10:55 a.m.     Kid’s Club
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship
  2:00 p.m.     Mitford Tea
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House (Mark Johnson)

This Week:
Mon.,     7:00 p.m.    Session
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 & Carol)
Fri.,         7:30 a.m.    Men’s Breakfast  
Sat.,        9:00 a.m.    Outside Clean-up Day at the Church

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