Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

March 18, 2018 Bulletin

Mar 16, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., March 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     “Go to Dark Gethsemane”, Hymn tune by Richard Redhead, 1853 (see hymn 381)

Prelude on “When Jesus Wept”, Dennis Elliot, based on a melody by William Billings

When Jesus wept, the falling tear in mercy flowed beyond all bound.    


Hymn     # 408     Rejoice, The Lord Is King
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 46     NRSV (read responsively)       Dan Trinkle
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
10“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Prayer for Illumination                        Dan Trinkle            

First Lesson:     Acts 12:1-11     NRSV              Dan Trinkle
About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. 3After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.)4When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
5While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him. 6The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. 7Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists. 8The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” He did so. Then he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” 9Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. 11Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Jesus Lover of My Soul

Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last.

Thou, O Christ art all I want, more than all in Thee I find.
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name, I am all unrighteousness.
False and full of sin I am, Thou art full of truth and grace.

Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on Thee.
Leave, ah, leave me not alone, still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed, all my help from Thee I bring.
Cover my defenseless head, with the shadow of Thy wing.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found, grace to cover all my sin.
Let the healing stream abound, make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of Thee.
Spring Thou up within my heart, rise to all eternity.
Jesus, lover of my soul.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 15     Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right  (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 17     NRSV
After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
6”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.
11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. 16They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20”I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25“Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Sermon     “THE Prayer”      Pastor David Horner 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Ever, Only, All for Thee, arrangement by Robert J. Powell of a tune by Ferdinand Hérold

Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

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
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center
* Trinity Life Ministry

Hymn     # 490     Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Lord Jesus Christ, My Life, My Light, Rudolf Moser

Lord Jesus Christ, my Life, my Light,
My Strength by day, my Trust by night   

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 Gayle Weast & Olivia Wood.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Marilyn Hinze.

* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Dave & Kris Stith.


* 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.


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


* 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. 


* Holy Week Services — Palm Sunday will be next Sunday, 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


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, April 2nd  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions? Contact Jean McCoy


Weekly Calendar for March 18, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  3:00 p.m.     Cumberland Pointe
  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.,    6:00 p.m.     Boy Scouts #338
Tues.,    7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,    7:00 a.m.      Morning Prayers (Communion)
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:
Tuesday, March 27   Deadline for April Newsletter Submissions
Thursday, March 29  Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Friday, March 30        Good Friday Services
Sunday, April 1           Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt