Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

March 11, 2018 Bulletin

Mar 9, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., March 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     Variations on Meinen Jesum Lass' Ich Nicht, Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Jesus I shall ne'er forsake, Since Himself He offered for me


Hymn     # 35     Praise Him! Praise Him!
                             (Supplemental Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 28     NRSV (read responsively)  Sophia Bergmann                                   
1To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, do not refuse to hear me, for if you are silent to me, I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
2Hear the voice of my supplication, as I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.
3Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who are workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors, while mischief is in their hearts.
4Repay them according to their work, and according to the evil of their deeds; repay them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.
5Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, or the work of his hands, he will break them down and build them up no more.
6Blessed be the LORD, for he has heard the sound of my pleadings.
7The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
8The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
9O save your people, and bless your heritage; be their shepherd, and carry them forever.

Prayer for Illumination               Sophia Bergmann            

First Lesson:     Isaiah 5:1-7 & Romans 11:17-24     NRSV     Sophia Bergmann     
Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. 2He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. 3And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. 4What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? 5And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. 6I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. 7For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!

17But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,18do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. 19You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you. 22Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. 23And even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Richard De Castre’s Prayer to Jesus    In Dorian Mode by Sir R.R. Terry

Soloist - Grieke Toebes

Jhesu, Lord, that madest me,
And with Thy blessed blood hast bought,
Forgive that I have grieved Thee
With word, and will, and eek with thought.
Jhesu, in whom is all my trust,
That died upon the roode tree,
Withdrawe myn herte from fleshli lust,
And from all worldly vanitee.

Jhesu, for Thy woundes smerte
On feet and on thyn handes two,
O make me meeke and low of herte,
And Thee to love as I schulde do.
Jhesu, keepe them that are good,
Amende them that han grieved Thee,
And send them fruites of earthli food
As each man needeth in his degree.

Children’s Sermon


Hymn    # 446   If You But Trust in God to Guide You                                                                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)                                                                                                      

Second Lesson:     John 15:1-17     NRSV
”I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you.15I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.16You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

Sermon     “Abide in Me”      Pastor David Horner 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Christe, du Lamm Gottes, J. S. Bach

Lamb of God, our Savior, Who our sins dost take away, have mercy on us

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

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     # 288     Take My Life and Let It Be (vs. 1,2,4&5)
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata in E-minor, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

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 White Family.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Steve & Mary Lou Varys.

* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Steve & Mary Lou Varys.


* 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. 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 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.


* Deadline for April Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, March 27th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


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 11, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship (Donna Lofgren)
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House
  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 (Mary Lou Varys)
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 18                   Family Fellowship Dinner