Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

February 4, 2018 Bulletin

Feb 2, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., February 4, 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.



Hymn     # 461     Beautiful Savior
                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                    Ron Smith                                            

First Lesson:     II Samuel 5:17-25     NRSV           Ron Smith                   
17When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David; but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold. 18Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the valley of Rephaim. 19David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” The Lord said to David, “Go up; for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” 20So David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. He said, “The Lord has burst forth against my enemies before me, like a bursting flood.” Therefore that place is called Baal-perazim. 21The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them away. 22Once again the Philistines came up, and were spread out in the valley of Rephaim. 23When David inquired of the Lord, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come upon them opposite the balsam trees. 24When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then be on the alert; for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” 25David did just as the Lord had commanded him; and he struck down the Philistines from Geba all the way to Gezer.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     The Light of Glory     Joseph M. Martin & David Angerman

You are the light of glory, You are the wondrous story,
You are the author of our faith.
You are the life eternal, You are the word supernal,
You are the Lamb, the giver of grace.

You are the mighty warrior, You are the great Redeemer,
You are the chief and cornerstone.
You are the sure foundation, You are the hope of nations,
You are our God, and God alone.

You are the light of glory, You are the wondrous story,
You are the maker of all things.
You are the great creator, You are the Lord and Savior,
You are the One, the King of Kings!

You are patient and kind,  You are love divine,
A treasure of priceless worth,
Your kingdom endures forever, Your mercy faileth never.
You are the joy of salvation, the light of the world!

You are the Lord! You are the King!
You are the Light of Glory!

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 377     Were You There
                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Ephesians 1:15-23     NRSV
15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Sermon     “Who is at the Meal?”      Pastor David Horner                                 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Response ( Gray Hymnal pg. 622)
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord,
Magnify the Lord who is my Savior and my God!
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord,
Magnify the Lord who is my Savior!   

Hymn     # 304     Let Us Break Bread Together
                                      (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:     I Corinthians 11:23-26     In Unison  
23For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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     # 373     Lift High the Cross (vs. 1,6 & 7)
                             (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



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 Rob & Holly Donaldson.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Jim & Susie Marshall.


* Thanks to Mary Heller for providing the music this Sunday morning.


* The Women’s Group will be hosting a Souper-Bowl Sundae lunch Sunday after church at noon. Bring your favorite soup or bread. Come in your favorite jersey and support your team! All are welcome!


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


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, February 5th at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions? Contact Jean McCoy


* 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. 


* 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 next Sunday on February 11th. A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.


* The next Family Fellowship Dinner of the year will take place February 18th at 5:30 p.m. Don't forget to invite friends and neighbors!


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for February 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 February.

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

Questions? Please contact Dave Stith.


* Faith Presbyterian Church Directory! The directory can be viewed on your mobile device. The directory is password protected so your personal information can only be accessed by those members that have the password. A password can be requested from the church office to down load a pdf copy to your computer. The link to download the directory is on our website. Printed copies are also available, you may request one from the office.  In order for you to use a mobile device, your email address must be in the directory. If your email is not listed in the directory, please let Brenda know so it can be added.

After you have down loaded the Instant Church Directory App on your mobile device, you will be asked to enter in your email address as it's listed in our directory. Once you enter your email address, you will receive a password. You will receive one password per device. Entering the password starts the download of the directory to your device, and once it has completed you will be able to search for families and members and call and email right from the app.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office.


* Jessica Stewart, a “daughter” of Faith Presbyterian Church, is getting married! Many of you remember little Jessie Stewart, one of three Stewart girls to grow up in Faith Church. We supported her many mission trips over the years, and Jessie now practices medicine in Durham, NC.

Our little Jessie is getting married on February 10th to Garret Prestwood, another of God’s servants. Garret served as a church planter in Croatia for 11 years. To learn more about both Garret and Jessie, visit their wedding website: www.weddingwire.com/garretandjessie. It contains suggestions for donations you can make to their favorite missions instead of purchasing a gift. We wish God’s blessings on their union.


Weekly Calendar for February 4, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
12:00 p.m.     Souper-Bowl Sundae Lunch
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship 
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Mon.,   11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
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 & 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

Coming Weeks:
February  11               Valentine Cookie Project