Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

April 8, 2018 Bulletin

Apr 6, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 8, 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     Voluntary II and VIII, G. F. Handel

Hymn     # 396     Low in the Grave Christ Lay
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 50:1-15     NRSV (read responsively)     Anna Johnson       
1The mighty one, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
3Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him.
4He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5“Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
6The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge.
7“Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
8Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.
9I will not accept a bull from your house, or goats from your folds.
10For every wild animal of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
11I know all the birds of the air, and all that moves in the field is mine.
12“If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and all that is in it is mine.
13Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
15Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Prayer for Illumination                  Anna Johnson           

First Lesson:     Luke 5:1-11     NRSV                Anna Johnson 
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”9For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Never Let Us Go

God's love will never let us go.
It reaches down from heaven
To everyone below.
God's love will never let us go.

God's love is deeper than the sea
Through Jesus' sacrifice,
We're forgiven, you and me.
God's love is deeper than the sea.

God's love will never let us go;
Eternal, pure and strong,
It holds on and on and on.
God's love will never let us go.


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 391     The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 21:1-23     NRSV    
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off. 9When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19(He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”
20Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; he was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” 22Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!” 23So the rumor spread in the community that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”

Sermon     “Total Re-Call”      Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Easter Carol, George Brandon

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

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     # 405     I Serve a Risen Savior   
                               (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata on “Unser Herrscher”, Alan Smith on the tune by Joachim Neander

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem, cleave the skies with shouts of praise; sing to him who found the ransom, Ancient of eternal days.
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.

…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 Don & Carol Gentry.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are the Elliott Family.


* Sunday, immediately following worship, there will be a short meeting to discuss this year's VBS and to sign up for roles. If you will be participating in this year's ministry, please try to attend. The sign-up sheet will also be posted in the Fellowship Hall. In case you are curious, this year's theme is "Wild West Adventure," and the kids will be exploring westward adventures in the Bible. Abraham, Joshua, Elijah, Jesus, and Paul all headed west following God's call. Let's follow God's call this year by sharing in the work of VBS!


* 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


* Join us as we honor Scott and Shana and wish them well in their new calling on Sunday, April 22nd. We will have a card shower and a cake & punch reception for them during coffee hour.


* 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 Fair — Immediately 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 8, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House (Jan Hem)
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Tues.,    7:00 p.m.     Session
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:
Sunday, April 22       Family Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, April 29       Mission Sunday