Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

February 18, 2018 Bulletin

Feb 16, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., February 18, 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     O Jesus, King of Glory, Melody from Bicinia Gallica (1545) setting by David N. Johnson

Hymn     # 410     Crown Him with Many Crowns
                                       (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 19     NRSV (read responsively)   Bert Chapman
1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
3There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
4yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
5which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
7The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple;
8the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes;
9the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
11Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
13Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have    dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Prayer for Illumination            Bert Chapman                                            

First Lesson:     Numbers 21:4-9     NRSV          Bert Chapman                   
4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” 6Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. 7The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” 9So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Compassion Hymn     Getty & Townend

There is an everlasting kindness you lavished on us
When the Radiance of heaven came to rescue the lost;
You called the sheep without a shepherd to leave their distress
For Your streams of forgiveness and the shade of Your rest.

And with compassion for the hurting, You reached out Your hand
As the lame ran to meet You and the dead breathed again;
You saw behind the eyes of sorrow and shared in our tears,
Heard the sigh of the weary, let the children draw near.

What boundless love, what fathomless grace You have shown us, O God of compassion!
Each day we live an offering of praise as we show to the world Your compassion.

How beautiful the feet that carry this gospel of peace
To the fields of injustice and the valleys of need
To be a voice of hope and healing,
To answer the cries of the hungry and helpless with the mercy of Christ!

What boundless love! Amen     

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 617     Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 3:1-15     NRSV
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? 11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

Sermon     “Born from Above”    Pastor David Horner 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Psalm 61     Emma Lou Diemer

Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint.
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  


Joys and Concerns  

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

Hymn     # 219     As Moses Raised the Serpent Up
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior, Hymn Tune Enchiridion (1524), Harmonized by David N. Johnson     

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 Ron & Brenda Hardesty.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Peggy Housley.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Gayle Weast & Olivia Wood.


* 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!


* 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. 


* Deadline for March Newsletter submissions is Monday, February 26th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* Copies of the 2017 Annual Report are now available. They are located on the table in the Narthex and the table in the hallway by the office.


* 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 is 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.


Weekly Calendar for February 18, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  5:30 p.m.     Family Fellowship Dinner
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Mon.,    6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
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) (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