Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

January 14, 2018 Bulletin

Jan 12, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., January 14, 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.

Adagio from the 1st Organ Sonata in F minor by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Dir, dir Jehova, will ich singen, Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

 I will sing to you, Jehovah, for where is such a God as you?

Hymn     # 593     My Song Forever Shall Record     
                                       (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 18:1-6 & 16-19     NRSV (read responsively) Anna Johnson
1I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.
4The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me;
5the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.
6In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

16He reached down from on high, he took me; he drew me out of mighty waters.
17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
18They confronted me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was my support.
19He brought me out into a broad place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Prayer for Illumination                     Anna Johnson        

First Lesson:     Isaiah 42:1-9     NRSV          Anna Johnson     
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching.
5Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: 6I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,7to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. 9See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Holy Thy Name     Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi

God of love and truth and beauty, holy Thy name;
Fount of order, law, and duty, holy Thy name.
As in heaven Thy hosts adore Thee,
As they bow in awe before Thee,
So on earth, Lord, we extol Thee, holy Thy name.

Lord, remove our guilty blindness, holy Thy name;
Show Thy heart of loving kindness, holy Thy name.
By our heart's deep-felt contrition,
By our mind's enlightened vision,
By our will's complete submission, holy Thy name.

In our worship, Lord of glory, holy Thy name;
In our work, however lowly, holy Thy name.
In each heart's imagination,
In our praise and adoration,
In the conscience of the nation, holy is Thy name.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 78     As the Deer
             (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Matthew 28:16-20     NRSV
16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Sermon     “The Task”    Pastor David Horner                                 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

                 Deck Thyself, My Soul With Gladness

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

Prayer of Dedication  


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp

Hymn     # 90     Hear the Call of the Kingdom
                                  (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Voluntary in G, Henry Smart (1813-1879)


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 the Johnson Family.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Donna Lofgren.


* Our next adult Sunday school class — Theological Foundations for the Christian Life — begins this Sunday. Please plan on attending. Contact Scott if you have any questions.


* Sunday Evening Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Come join us for prayer, refreshments, engaging conversation, and meaningful fellowship. We close promptly at 8:00 p.m. See you there! 


* 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!


* The Women’s Group will be hosting a Souper-Bowl Sundae lunch on Sunday, February 4th after church at noon. Bring your favorite soup or bread. Sundaes will be the dessert.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall. Come in your favorite jersey and support your team! All are welcome!


* Valentine Cookie Project — We need names and  addresses of all our college students. You can give those to LouAnn Johnston, Peggy Housley or Jean McCoy. We also need cookie bakers and packers. If you could, please bake two dozen cookies, pack them by twos into small plastic bags and deliver to the church by Sunday, February 11th.  We also need help to pack the boxes for mailing and delivery after church on February 11th. A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.


* Mission of the MonthOur 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.


* 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!


Music Notes

Composer Information:

Sigfrid Karg-Elert, born Siegfried Theodor Karg, was a prolific composer of music for both the organ and harmonium. Henry Smart was a British composer who gave up the study of law for music. For the last 15 years of his life he was blind and composed his music by dictation. 


Weekly Calendar for January 14, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study (Grieke)    

This Week:
Mon.,                           Office Closed
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) (The Sparks)
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

Coming Weeks:
January    21           Baby Shower for Shana Cress
January    21           Family Fellowship Dinner
February    4           Souper-Bowl Sundae Lunch
February  11           Valentine Cookie Project