Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 18, 2017 Bulletin

Jun 16, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 18, 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     O Lamm Gottes unschuldig     J.S. Bach (Germany, 1685-1750)
                                (O sinless Lamb of God — see music notes below)


Hymn     # 475     Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 3     NRSV (read responsively)              Rob Wagner
1O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me;
2many are saying to me, “There is no help for you in God.”
3But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
4I cry aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy hill.
5I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the LORD sustains me.
6I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
7Rise up, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.
8Deliverance belongs to the LORD; may your blessing be on your people!

Prayer for Illumination                 Rob Wagner

First Lesson:     Ephesians 4:17-5:2     NRSV     Rob Wagner                                              
17Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds. 18They are darkened in their   understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. 19They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20That is not the way you learned Christ! 21For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus. 22You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, 23and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,24and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and do not make room for the devil. 28Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,32and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

5Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.   

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Cantata 147, J.S. Bach 

Jesu, joy of man's desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring, Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown, Soaring, dying round Thy throne.


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 440     Children of the Heavenly Father
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     1 Samuel 6:10-7:1     NRSV
10The men did so; they took two milch cows and yoked them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home. 11They put the ark of the LORD on the cart, and the box with the gold mice and the images of their tumors.12The cows went straight in the direction of Beth-shemesh along one highway, lowing as they went; they turned neither to the right nor to the left, and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh. 13Now the people of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. When they looked up and saw the ark, they went with rejoicing to meet it. 14The cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh, and stopped there. A large stone was there; so they split up the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the LORD. 15The Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the box that was beside it, in which were the gold objects, and set them upon the large stone. Then the people of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and presented sacrifices on that day to the LORD. 16When the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned that day to Ekron. 17These are the gold tumors, which the Philistines returned as a guilt offering to the LORD: one for Ashdod, one for Gaza, one for Ashkelon, one for Gath, one for Ekron;18also the gold mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and unwalled villages. The great stone, beside which they set down the ark of the LORD, is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh.
19The descendants of Jeconiah did not rejoice with the people of Beth-shemesh when they greeted the ark of the LORD; and he killed    seventy men of them. The people mourned because the LORD had made a great slaughter among the people. 20Then the people of Beth-shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holy God? To whom shall he go so that we may be rid of him?” 21So they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kiriath-jearim, saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the LORD. Come down and take it up to you.”

7And the people of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the LORD, and brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill. They consecrated his son, Eleazar, to have charge of the ark of the LORD.

Alternate Translation     1 Samuel 6:19-21     NIV
19 But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the LORD. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the LORD had dealt them. 20 And the people of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God? To whom will the ark go up from here?”
21 Then they sent messengers to the people of Kiriath Jearim, saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the LORD. Come down and take it up to your town.

Sermon     “Will the Real Philistines, Please Fall Down!” 
                                        Pastor David Horner        

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Be Thou My Vision     Dale Wood

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
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center

Hymn     # 436     This Is My Father’s World               
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata Giocosa     Gilbert Martin
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/toddlers
in the nursery behind the balcony.
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 Deb Johnson.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Kucik Family.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Jim & Samantha Elliott.


* The infant/toddler nursery will now meet in the upstairs nursery behind the balcony.


*  Volunteers Needed  —  During June and July we will have Kid's Club on Sunday mornings from 10:55 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. and will be for all kids from preschool through those finishing 5th grade. We are in need of teams of 2 adult volunteers and 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. Questions? Contact Kris Stith or 765-412-6544 or Jean McCoy or 765-463-5122. Thank you for considering serving in this way!


* This Sunday, 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.


* 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. 


* 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!


* Deadline for July Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, June 27th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* 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


* Annual Summer Picnic — Please 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.


* 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.


* E-Mail List Update — Are you receiving the e-mails you’d like to receive from Faith Church?

Here are the options:

1. Morning Prayers list: a daily prayer sent Monday - Friday with    birthdays & anniversaries for the following week included on Fridays.

2. Congregational list: current event announcements and reminders, news about health situations, hospitalizations, and so on.

3. Faith monthly newsletter

To add or remove your name from any/all of these lists, email Brenda or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


* If you have had a recent change in contact information (address, phone, email, etc.) please notify the church office at 743-3683 or email to Brenda. Thank You!


Music Notes 
This Fifteenth Century chorale is the German version of the Latin 'Agnus Dei.'
This long chorale prelude has three verses, and contains extra musical material between the chorale's phrases. 
The chorale melody is heard in the upper voice for the first verse,
the middle voice for the second verse, and the lower pedal voice for the third verse.

Latin 'Agnus Dei'
1. O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
   Have Mercy upon us.      (repeat for verse 2.)
3. O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
    grant us Thy peace.

German  'Lamm Gottes'
1. O Lamb of God most holy, Upon the cursed tree slain;
   E'er patient, meek and lowly, Tho' heaped with hate and disdain.
   All sins Thou borest for us, Else had despair reigned o'er us.
   Have mercy on us, O Jesus!


Weekly Calendar for June 18, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
10:55 a.m.     Kid’s Club

This Week:
Mon.,     6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
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 (Communion) (Mary Lou Varys)
Fri.,         7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast  

Coming Weeks:
June 26th-30th  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School
June 27th            Deadline for July Newsletter Submissions
June 30th            5:30 p.m.  Community Program & Cookout