Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

March 4, 2018 Bulletin

Mar 2, 2018

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

Prelude     Herzlich lieb, setting, Aaron David Miller

Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart…
Thou art the portion I have sought;
Thy precious blood my soul has bought.


Hymn     # 267     And Can It Be
                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination             Deb Johnson

First Lesson:     Exodus 16:9-21     NRSV       Deb Johnson   
9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the LORD, for he has heard your complaining.’“10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11The LORD spoke to Moses and said, 12“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’“
13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.16This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of  persons, all providing for those in their own tents.’“ 17The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. 18But when they measured it with an omer, those who gathered much had nothing over, and those who  gathered little had no shortage; they gathered as much as each of them needed.19And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over until morning.” 20But they did not listen to Moses; some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul. And Moses was angry with them. 21Morning by morning they gathered it, as much as each needed; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     For This Bread, For This Wine

For this bread which you have broken,
For this wine which you have poured,
For the words which you have spoken,
Now we give you thanks, O Lord.

By this promise that you love us,
By your gift of peace restored,
By your call to heaven above us,
Hallow all our lives, O Lord.

With the saints who now adore you
Seated at our Father's board,
May the church still waiting for you,
Keep love's tie unbroken, Lord.

In your service Lord, defend us;
In our hearts keep watch and ward.
In the world to which you send us,
Let your kingdom come, O Lord.


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 59     O How He Loves You and Me
                                  (Supplemental Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     John 6:41-58     NRSV
41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

Sermon     “The Bread of Life”      Pastor David Horner 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory      Two Settings of “Ah, Holy Jesus” by Austin C. Lovelace (1919-2010) on the Tune Herzliebster Jesu by Johann Crüger (1598-1662)

 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?

Response ( p. 87 Supplemental)
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
His name is called Emmanuel.
God is with us, revealed in us,
His name is called Emmanuel.

Hymn     # 53     Behold the Lamb (vs. 1-3)
                               (Supplemental Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:     Matthew 26:26-29     In Unison  
26While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

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     # 53     Behold the Lamb (vs. 4)
                             (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Voluntary, John Stanley (1712-1786)

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 Saputo Family.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Lois Wark.


* 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 the Gospel of John, chapters 1-3. See you there! 


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, March 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. 


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


* Holy Week Services — Palm Sunday will be on March 25th.  Maundy Thursday Communion Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on March 29th  and our Good Friday Service will be held twice, at Noon and at 7:00 p.m. on March 30th. Our Easter Celebration will begin at the normal time of 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st. There will be no Sunday School on Easter, but there will be a Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt following Worship that day.


Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

Be sure to sign up for the Easter Brunch
following services on April 1st.
There will be fantastic food, fine fellowship,
and an exciting egg hunt for the young ones.

Sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for March will be collecting food items for the Klondike School Backpack Program.

They would like fun type snack foods such as granola bars, fruit snacks, raisins, fun cereals in small boxes, etc.  Normally they send home 24 backpacks.

We will be delivering these snacks on March 21st, so donations need to be in before that day.  Sunday, March 18th will be the last Sunday that we will collect, but we won't pack things up until Wednesday morning. Thank you for your continuous support for these missions.  I can't emphasize enough how appreciated you and your generosity are!  

Questions? Contact Dave Stith.


Weekly Calendar for March 4, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship (Grieke Toebes)
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
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 (Grieke)
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:
March   5                   L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
March 18                   Family Fellowship Dinner