Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

November 26, 2017 Bulletin

Nov 22, 2017

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., November 26, 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.

Hymn Sing     Supplemental Hymnal   
                          # 11 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart 
                          # 13 Immortal, Invisible  
                          # 26 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
                          # 75 Jesus, Name Above All Names (2x)    

Hymn     # 237     We Praise You, O God
                                (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 22:1-10     NRSV (read responsively)          Ron Smith
1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.
3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
5To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.
6But I am a worm, and not human; scorned by others, and despised by the people.
7All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
8“Commit your cause to the LORD; let him deliver— let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”
9Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
10On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me you have been my God.

Prayer for Illumination                    Ron Smith

First Lesson:     Exodus 26:31-37     NRSV               Ron Smith
31You shall make a curtain of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it.32You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, which have hooks of gold and rest on four bases of silver. 33You shall hang the curtain under the clasps, and bring the ark of the covenant in there, within the curtain; and the curtain shall separate for you the holy place from the most holy. 34You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant in the most holy place. 35You shall set the table outside the curtain, and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle opposite the table; and you shall put the table on the north side. 36You shall make a screen for the   entrance of the tent, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen, embroidered with needlework. 37You shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five bases of bronze for them.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Across the Lands     Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend

                          Soloist — Anna Johnson
Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 453     Let All Things Now Living
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Matthew 27:45-56     NRSV
45From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the   afternoon. 46And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink. 49But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”
50Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. 51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.53After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many. 54Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”55Many women were also there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Sermon     “The Death of Jesus Part 2”     Pastor David Horner                                 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Holy God, We Praise Your Name, Setting by Paul Manz (1919-2009)

   Lord of all, we bow before You.
Saints on earth your rule acclaim;
all in heav'n above adore You.

Response (p. 441 Gray Hymnal)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below.
Praise him above, you heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Δ

Prayer of Dedication  


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Local Emergency Aid Program
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center

Hymn     # 454     Now Thank We All Our God
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen (All Creatures of Our God and King), setting by Charles Callahan (b. 1951)



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.
Large print bulletins available on the table in the hallway.
An usher will be glad to help you with any questions.


…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 given by Jim & Susie Marshall.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Johnson Family.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Jim & Susie Marshall.


* There will be no Sunday Evening Bible Study this week. We will resume next Sunday evening.


* Deadline for December Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, November 28th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* Adult Choir practice Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


* Thursday evening Bible study at 7:00 p.m. at the Horner’s. We are studying the Epistles of John. 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. 


* Hanging of the GreensThe Greening of the Church will be Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Please come and help us decorate for Christmas! Many hands make light work.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions? Contact Jean McCoy.


* Attention Parents! December 10th, the children of Faith Presbyterian will be presenting a Christmas program immediately after worship. Please make plans so that your child can participate. We started assigning parts on Nov 19th, so email Erin if you were not at church but still want your child to participate. On December 3rd we will do a “dress rehearsal” after the worship service during coffee hour that will run through around 11:15ish. We love to celebrate our children and celebrate God with them, and this is another fantastic opportunity to do so.


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for November will be the Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP). This program aids families who need temporary financial support. The program is run here at Faith Presbyterian. The administrators also like to distribute personal care supplies when they are available. We will be collecting items through the month of November.

The types of items they need are: Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, and Toilet Paper (preferably 4 packs for ease of  distribution)

Please contact Dave Stith with any questions.


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


* Facebook Alert! If you use Facebook and you haven't yet visited our church Facebook page, you may want to start checking in — and be sure to "LIKE" the page. Hopefully, you'll find this to be an interesting site — featuring reminders of upcoming events, interesting links, and comments from folks who check in and post. If you're not a Facebook user, consider becoming one and check out what you're missing. You can also share our posts with your other Facebook friends and help to spread our “reach” in the world of social media. 


* Jubilee Christmas – Saturday, December 9th *

We will be hosting 16 families this year. The parents will be invited to select gifts for their children, so they can be the “heroes” on Christmas morning. We will be celebrating Jubilee Christmas on Saturday, December 9th at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. for guests and hosts, and all helpers are invited.

We need a lot of help to make this a special day for our guests.

Here's how you can help:

Pray.  That it will be a day filled with love and blessings.

1.  Toys — There is a Christmas tree in the fellowship hall with tags representing large gifts ($25-$30 each). If the toy requires batteries please include 2 sets. There's also a bowl with tags for stocking stuffers ($1-$5 each). Attach the tag to the unwrapped gift and place it in the box in the fellowship hall no later than Sunday, December 3rd.

2. Cookies and Refreshments*

3. Family Gifts* — Things like laundry detergent and paper products.

4. Volunteers*
a. Each family needs a host.
b. Setup, cleanup, and general help

5. Money — This helps us to pay for the hams and gift certificates provided by LUM, a hat and mittens for each child, and a gift for each family, as well as purchase any last-minute toys or supplies.  Place your gift in the morning offering or in the donations box in the fellowship hall.

*Signup sheets for these are in the fellowship hall.

Through Jubilee Christmas, we not only serve others in the community, but also grow as a community of believers in the Lord.  We appreciate and eagerly anticipate your help – Thank you!

Questions?  Carol Goodrich or Ron Smith


Composer Notes:
Paul Manz, 1919-2009, was an American recitalist, composer, teacher, and worship leader in the Lutheran church, established the Paul Manz Institute of Church Music, and was Professor Emeritus at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Charles Callahan, born 1951, is a composer, organist, choral conductor, pianist, and teacher, having graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, and from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.


Weekly Calendar for November 26, 2017

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
  4:30 p.m.     Youth Discipleship

This Week:
Mon.,     6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
Tues.,                          Deadline for December Newsletter Submissions
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 (Ron & Carol)
Wed.,     6:30 p.m.      Adult Choir
Thur.,     7:00 p.m.      Bible Study at the Horner’s
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast
Sat.,       9:00 a.m.      Hanging of the Greens

Coming Weeks:
December    4            L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster Village Pub
December    9            Jubilee Christmas
December  10            Children’s Christmas Program