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Easter Sunday Bulletin 4-1-18

Mar 30, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 1, 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     Christ Ist Erstanden, by James Pethel, based on a 12th century German Carol

Christ is arisen From the grave's dark prison! So let us all be joyful
    

Choral Introit     Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Jesus Christ is risen today; Alleluia!
Our triumphant, holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love, Alleluia!
Praise him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

    

Easter Greeting
Pastor:  Christ is risen!
People:  He is risen, Indeed!
Pastor:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen!
People:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen, Indeed! Hallelujah!  


Prayer


Hymn     # 388     Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
                                     (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Prayer of Confession (In Unison) 
Gracious Father, you sent Your Son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen follow the thoughts and ways that lead to death. By our thoughts, words, and actions, we have scorned your love, diminished the lives of others, and defaced your image in us. Father, forgive us for Jesus' sake, and enable us by His resurrection power to live no longer for ourselves but for Him who died and rose again for us. *  Amen.

*Adapted from Central Presbyterian Church, New York, NY


Words of Assurance (In Unison) (From Romans 4:25)
Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.


Prayer for Illumination               Mike Bergmann      


First Lesson:     I Peter 1:3-9     NRSV          Mike Bergmann 
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Anthem     Resurrection Hymn

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, “Christ is risen!”
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ the man,
For He lives; Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?”
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives; Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
To the King, crowned with power and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives; Christ is risen from the dead! Alleluia!


Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 402     Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks  (vs. 1-2)
                                      (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     John 20:1-20     NRSV             
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples returned to their homes.
11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.


Sermon     “Peace Be With You”     Pastor David Horner


Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     Jesus Christus, Unser Heiland, J.S. Bach

    Jesus Christ, our Lord Redeemer, O’er Death is now victor!
    

Response (p. 85 Supplemental)
Lift up your heads to the coming King.
Bow before Him and adore Him sing
To His Majesty, let your praises be
Pure and Holy giving Glory to the King of Kings. Δ


Hymn         # 402    Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks  (vs. 3-5)
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


The Lord’s Supper
            Invitation 
                    
Words of Institution:     Mark 14:22-25     NRSV   In Unison
22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”


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     # 46   This Is the Feast of Victory
                              (Supplemental Hymnal)


Easter Benediction
Pastor:  Christ is risen!
People:  He is risen, Indeed!
Pastor:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen!
People:  Jesus Christ the Lord is risen, Indeed! Hallelujah!  


Postlude     Praeludium, Fuga und Ciacona, Dietrich Buxtehude
    
        
Δ©Steven Fry, ©1974 Birdwing Music (a div. of The Sparrow Corp.) and BMG Songs, Inc., and Cherry Lane Music Pub. Co., Inc. Admin. by BMG Songs, Inc. CCLI# 387100

 

Guests please sign our guest book and join us in the
Fellowship Hall after worship.
Childcare is available during worship for infants up to
2-1/2 years old in the room behind the balcony.
Children ages 2-1/2 through 5 will be in the Childcare room
in the Education Wing during worship time.
School age children worship with their parents.
An usher will be glad to help you locate these rooms.

 

 

Worship
…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

 

Welcome
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.

 


Announcements

* 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 Morgan & Melissa Sparks.

 

* Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt *

HE IS RISEN!
following services Sunday
There will be fantastic food, fine fellowship, and an
exciting egg hunt for the young ones.

 

* 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

 

* Adult Choir practice on 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. 

 

* Join us for the seventh annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies! There will be a lovely dinner; a Silent Auction; and local entertainment (also known as the Follies) that will bring laughter, fun and sheer joy to the room.

  • DATE: Friday, April 13 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • FOLLIES ENTERTAINMENT: includes our own Dave Stith!
  • PLACE: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, West Lafayette
  • DONATION: $45 per person; $360 per table of eight

Make your reservation today — go to www.lumserve.org/follies

 

* The next Family Fellowship Dinner will take place on Sunday, April 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Don't forget to invite friends and neighbors!

 

* Sunday, April 29th is our 2018 Mission FairImmediately after Worship, you will find our Fellowship Hall transformed by our Deacons into a Mission Fair. Each of the Missions which are supported by Faith Presbyterian Church will be represented. Please come to the fellowship hall, grab a cup of coffee, and see some great people and groups that the Lord has allowed us to assist.

 

* Our Mission of the Month for April will be the Wabash Center After-School Program.  This is the program that our own Sam Trinkle attends.  The program is held at the First Baptist Church (411 N 7th St, Lafayette). Right now they are gearing up for summer and will be needing snacks and supplies.  This summer they will serve 40 children for full days and provide each with a light snack every afternoon.

The list of items needed includes: Snacks such as goldfish, popcorn, fruit snacks, pudding, granola bars, and mini water bottles, etc. They will also be needing LOTS of SPF 50 or higher waterproof    sunscreen.

Thank you for your generous support of our Mission of the Month for the last several years.  We hope you will continue your generosity and support this very worthwhile program!  Questions?  Contact Dave Stith.

 

Weekly Calendar for April 1, 2018

Today:
  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Easter Brunch
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship
                        No 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 (Carol & Ron)
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:
Sunday, April 22       Family Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, April 29       Mission Sunday