Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

March 25, 2018 Bulletin

Mar 23, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., March 25, 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.

Hymn Sing     Supplemental Hymnal   
                          # 18  Come, Christians, Join to Sing 
                          # 81  You Are My All in All
                          # 65  We Will Glorify



Hymn     # 378     Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 24     NRSV (read responsively)     Debbie Fleetham          
1The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
2for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
3Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
5They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
6Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
7Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
8Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.

Prayer for Illumination                    Debbie Fleetham       

First Lesson:     Zechariah 9:9-17     NRSV      Debbie Fleetham        
9Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall command peace to the nations; his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double. 13For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have made Ephraim its arrow. I will arouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and wield you like a warrior’s sword. 14Then the LORD will appear over them, and his arrow go forth like lightning; the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet and march forth in the whirlwinds of the south. 15The LORD of hosts will protect them, and they shall devour and tread down the slingers; they shall drink their blood like wine, and be full like a bowl, drenched like the corners of the altar. 16On that day the LORD their God will save them for they are the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. 17For what goodness and beauty are his! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     He Is the King of Glory     Lloyd Larson

Great is the Lord, He is worthy of praise!
Hosanna to the King!
Sing to the Lord, let your voices be raised,
He is the King of Glory!

Rejoice, O daughter of Zion,
Your King is coming today!
With open arms, receive Him now.
With palms, prepare Him the way!

Blessed is He, the King of Kings,
Who comes in the name of the Lord.
Lift up your heads, O royal gates,
Be lifted up, ancient doors.

Sing, “Hosanna, hosanna to the King!”
Sing, “Hosanna!” He is the King of Glory!
Sing to the Lord, let your voices be raised.
He is the King of Glory!

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 370     The King of Glory Comes
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 12:1 & 12:9-19     NRSV
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, 11since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.
12The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: 15“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” 16His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. 17So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. 18It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. 19The Pharisees then said to one another, “You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!”

Sermon     “Misunderstandings on Palm Sunday”     Pastor David Horner 

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     The Royal Banners Forward Go, Ludwig Lenel

The cross shows forth redemption's flow,
Where He, by whom our flesh was made,
Our ransom in His flesh has paid

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
* Local Emergency Aid Program
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)

Hymn     # 375     All Glory, Laud, and Honor
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Hosanna!     Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

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 Deb Johnson & Karen Gilliom.

* The Java Heroes this Sunday
 are Jerry & Emily Matthews.


* 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! 


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


* Adult Choir practice Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


* Holy Week Services Maundy Thursday Communion Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday and our Good Friday Service will be held twice, at Noon and at 7:00 p.m. this Friday. Our Easter Celebration will begin at the normal time of 9:30 a.m. next 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.


* 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. 


* 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


* E-Mail List Update — Are you receiving the e-mails you’d like to receive from Faith Church?

Here are the options:

1. Morning Prayers list: a daily prayer sent Monday - Friday with    birthdays and anniversaries for the following week included on Fridays.

2. Congregational list: current event announcements and reminders, news about health situations, hospitalizations, and so on.

3. Faith monthly newsletter

To add or remove your name from any/all of these lists, send Brenda an email or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


Weekly Calendar for March 25, 2018

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

This Week:
Tues.,                          Deadline for April Newsletter Submissions
Tues.,  10:00 a.m.     Local Emergency Aid Program
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 (Ron & Brenda Hardesty)
Wed.,    6:30 p.m.      Adult Choir
Thur.,    7:00 p.m.     Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Fri.,      12:00 p.m.     Good Friday Service
Fri.,        7:00 p.m.     Good Friday Service

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, April 1         Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt