Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

January 7, 2018 Bulletin

Jan 5, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., January 7, 2018
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     Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy... is our Lord, tune by Guillermo Cuéllar, arranger Aaron David Miller     

Hymn     # 463     O Love of God, How Strong and True (vs. 1,5,6&7)
                                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination               Josh White        

First Lesson:     1 Corinthians 15:1-8     NRSV          Josh White     
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain. 3For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the              scriptures,4and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     My Keeper     Eileen Berry & Dan Forrest

Christ Jesus is my Keeper, a Tower for my soul
His blood, the captive's ransom, my debt is paid in full.
I now am His possession, and in Him gladly dwell.
While sheltered in my Savior, all is rest, and all is well.

My Keeper will not slumber, My Keeper will not sleep.
   Though evil should come near me, my soul He'll safely keep.
He seals me at the moment when faith in Him I place.
He'll keep me His forever, He'll keep me by His grace.

When fear of separation or doubt assails my mind,
When pull of strong temptation would lead me on behind,
I flee to Christ my Refuge, and find a hiding place.
For He who keeps His children has rich supplies of grace.

He'll keep my footsteps steady along the path He's made.
From searing sun above me, my way He'll gently shade.
His eyes are ever watchful to guard and help and bless.
Through all my life He'll keep me, till my eternal rest.


Children’s Sermon

New Members Received by Profession of Faith
Carolyn Brissey, Nancy Linnemann, Claudio Freitas, Melissa and Morgan Sparks, Holly and Rob Donaldson.

Hymn     # 30     We Three Kings of Orient Are    
                                    (Christmas Songbook)

Second Lesson:     Matthew 28:1-15     NRSV
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
11While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. 12After the priests had   assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13telling them, “You must say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story is still told among the Jews to this day.

Sermon     “Two Messages”    Pastor David Horner                                 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Partita on “Eisenach”, tune by Johann Schein, arranger Anthony Giamanco

Come, follow me, the Savior spake “All in My way abiding;
Deny yourselves, the world forsake, Obey my call and guiding”      

Response ( Gray Hymnal pg. 638)
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

Hymn     # 32     I Cannot Tell (vs. 1&2)
                            (Christmas Songbook)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:     Luke 22:14, 19&20      In Unison  
14When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 19Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

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     # 32     I Cannot Tell (vs. 3&4)
                            (Christmas Songbook)


Postlude     Intrada, Ovid Young       


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.


Join Us for Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.
Classes for children from toddler age to high school, and for adults. 
Sunday School is a good opportunity for us to grow in our knowledge of
God, and to enjoy fellowship and encourage each other in our faith.

Pre and School age Classes and their teachers

Pre-School                                    Sophia Bergmann & Betsy Wagner
Kindergarten - 1                        Pam Kirby, April Saputo & Kris Stith
Grades 2 - 4                                                                     Carol Goodrich
Grades 5 - 7                                               SueAnne & Mike Bergmann
Grades 8 - 12                                                                Debbie Fleetham 

Adult Classes and their teachers

Adult Class                                                                             Scott Cress
Biblical Greek                                                                    Jurgen Honig



* 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 Greeters this Sunday are Dennis & Nancy Dunn.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Frank & April Saputo.


* We will be taking down the Christmas decorations this Sunday after the Worship Service. So have some coffee, then help us to un-green the church and pack up everything. Many hands make light work.


* Our next adult Sunday school class — Theological Foundations for the Christian Life — will begin on January 14th. Please plan on attending. Contact Scott if you have any questions.


* There will be no Sunday Evening Bible Study this week. We will resume Sunday evening, January 14th.


* 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. 


* Ladies please join us for a BABY SHOWER for Shana Cress

When:  Sunday, January 21st 

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Where:  Fellowship Hall

If you would like to participate is a group gift
please see Diane Horner or Carol Goodrich


* The first Family Fellowship Dinner of the year will take place January 21st at 5:30 p.m. Don't forget to invite friends and neighbors!


* Mission of the Month Our Mission of the Month for January will be 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 you probably know about their 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 success rate of this ministry is amazing compared to most rehabilitation programs. Without question, there is power in including Christ in the program and letting Him lead the way for these men.

The needs for the new group 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.


A lost coat: About 6 weeks ago one of the men of our church wore a leather coat to church, hung it up on one of our pegs, and Worshiped in the sanctuary.  When he was ready to go home, his coat was gone.  I assumed that someone mistook his coat for theirs, and took it home.  So if you have a leather coat at home, would you please check and make sure it is yours?  And if it isn’t, please let us know that you have the missing coat.

Dave Horner


* 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 and 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!


* 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. 


Music Notes

Composer Information:

Prelude: Guillermo Cuéllar (b. 1955) is a faculty member at the Universidad 'Francisco Gauiia' San Salvador, El Salvador [https://www.umcdiscipleship.org]. Aaron David Miller is Director of Music and Organist at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul Minnesota and a forensic musicologist. [https://www.aarondavidmiller.com/]

Offertory: Johann Schein (1586-1630) was a German composer of sacred and secular music in the early Baroque period. [https://www.britannica.com]. Anthony Giamanco (b. 1958) is has been a church musician since aged seventeen and has served as music director at Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Catholic churches across the state of Michigan. [https://www.lorenz.com

Postlude: Ovid Young was a composer, arranger, pianist, organist, and conductor best known as part of a touring piano duo with Steven Nielson recording more than 15 albums [www.lorenz.com].


Weekly Calendar for January 7, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship    

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 and Brenda Hardesty)
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