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February 11, 2018 Bulletin

Feb 9, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., February 11, 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     Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy, tune by B. F. White (Sacred Harp, 1844), Arr. Herbert Colvin

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore!
Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and power.

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, African American Spiritual, Arr. Herbert Colvin

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart
Lord, I want to be more Loving; I want to be more holy;
I want to be like Jesus

    

Welcome     
       

Hymn     # 428     O Worship the King
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

 

Psalter:     Psalm 51     NRSV (read responsively)  Chase Kirby
1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.
5Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be   whiter than snow.
8Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
9Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
11Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.
12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
13Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.
14Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.
15O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
17The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
19then you will delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar


Prayer for Illumination             Chase Kirby                                            


First Lesson:     Mark 9:2-8     NRSV         Chase Kirby                   
2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Anthem     Ever Faithful, Ever Sure

Praise, O praise our God and King; hymns of adoration sing;
For His mercies still endure ever faithful, ever sure.
Praise Him that He made the sun day by day His course to run;
For His mercies still endure ever faithful, ever sure.
And the silver moon by night, shining with her gentle light;
For His mercies still endure ever faithful, ever sure.
Praise Him that he gave the rain to bring forth the golden grain;
For His mercies still endure ever faithful, ever sure.

Congregation please join us for the doxology below:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Glory to our bounteous King; glory let creation sing
For His mercies still endure ever faithful, ever sure.

    

Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 265     Standing in the Need of Prayer
                                       (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     I Samuel 15     NRSV
Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his   people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the LORD. 2Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did in    opposing the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt. 3Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” 4So Saul summoned the people, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand foot soldiers, and ten thousand soldiers of Judah.5Saul came to the city of the Amalekites and lay in wait in the valley.6Saul said to the Kenites, “Go! Leave! Withdraw from among the Amalekites, or I will destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites withdrew from the Amalekites. 7Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt. 8He took King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. 9Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep and of the cattle and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was valuable, and would not utterly destroy them; all that was despised and worthless they utterly destroyed.
10The word of the LORD came to Samuel: 11“I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me, and has not carried out my commands.” Samuel was angry; and he cried out to the LORD all night.12Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, and Samuel was told, “Saul went to Carmel, where he set up a monument for himself, and on returning he passed on down to Gilgal.” 13When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, “May you be blessed by the LORD; I have carried out the command of the LORD.” 14But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears, and the lowing of cattle that I hear?” 15Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the cattle, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed.” 16Then Samuel said to Saul, “Stop! I will tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” He replied, “Speak.”17Samuel said, “Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king over Israel. 18And the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ 19Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do what was evil in the sight of the LORD?” 20Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, I have gone on the mission on which the LORD sent me, I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21But from the spoil the people took sheep and cattle, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal.” 22And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?   Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is no less a sin than divination, and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.”
24Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25Now therefore, I pray, pardon my sin, and     return with me, so that I may worship the LORD.” 26Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel.” 27As Samuel turned to go away, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore.28And Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of    Israel from you this very day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. 29Moreover the Glory of Israel will not recant or change his mind; for he is not a mortal, that he should change his mind.” 30Then Saul said, “I have sinned; yet honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God.” 31So Samuel turned back after Saul; and Saul worshiped the LORD.
32Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag king of the Amalekites here to me.” And Agag came to him haltingly. Agag said, “Surely this is the bitterness of death.” 33But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so your mother shall be childless among women.” And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. 34Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.


Sermon     “God’s Reckonings”      Pastor David Horner 

                               
Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, African American Spiritual, Arr. Timothy Brown

Duet played by Anna and Everett Johnson

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho... and the walls came tumbling down.
    
 
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!   


Prayer of Dedication  


Announcements


Joys and Concerns 


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


Hymn     # 170     O God, Our Help in Ages Past
                                      (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Benediction  


Postlude     Go Down, Moses, African American Spiritual, Arr. Mark Hayes and Marvin Gaspard

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt's land,
tell old Pharaoh: Let my people go.

                  
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.

 

Worship
…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

 

Welcome
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

 

Announcements

* 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 Kevin & Lou Ann Johnston.


       
* The flowers this Sunday are given by Don & Carol Gentry.

 

* 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 packers help to pack the boxes for mailing and delivery after church this Sunday.

 

* 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 are studying Joshua. 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. 

 

* The next Family Fellowship Dinner of the year will take place Sunday, 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

 

Weekly Calendar for February 11, 2018

Today:
  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
12:00 p.m.     Valentine Cookie Project 
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House  (Donna Lofgren)
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Tues.,    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 (Jan Hem)
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  18              Family Fellowship Dinner