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April 15, 2018 Bulletin

Apr 13, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 15, 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     Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, Hymn tune by Robert Williams (1817), see Hymn #409

                     Carillon, inspired by Psalm 113:2, by Douglas E. Wagner

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.
    

Welcome    


Hymn     # 253     Praise to the Lord, The Almighty
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 57     NRSV (read responsively)               Glenn Sparks
1Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.
2I cry to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
3He will send from heaven and save me, he will put to shame those who trample on me. God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.
4I lie down among lions that greedily devour human prey; their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.
5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.
6They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my path, but they have fallen into it themselves.
7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make melody.
8Awake, my soul! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn.
9I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
10For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds.
11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.


Prayer for Illumination                        Glenn Sparks           


First Lesson:     Acts 9:1-16     NRSV        Glenn Sparks 
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5He asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.6But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one. 8Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9For three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” 11The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying, 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem; 14and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who invoke your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; 16I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Anthem     How I Love You     Ben Logan

I love You Lord, O Lord my strength,
My fortress, and my deliverer,
My rock, in Whom I take my refuge,
My shield, and my stronghold,
My strong salvation surely.

Lord of all, worthy to be praised,
Greater still Your name
Than the greatest kings of all the earth.
How I love You, O how I love you.

In my distress, I called upon Him,
To God I cried for help.
He heard my voice and answered me
He heard my humble prayer,
and rescued me from danger.


Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 134     You Servants of the Lord Our God
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     I Samuel 16     NRSV    
The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ 3Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4Samuel did what the LORD commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
6When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the LORD.” 7But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” 9Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” 10Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen any of these.” 11Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.
14Now the spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. 15And Saul’s servants said to him, “See now, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16Let our lord now command the servants who attend you to look for someone who is skillful in playing the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will feel better.” 17So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me someone who can play well, and bring him to me.” 18One of the young men answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a warrior, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence; and the LORD is with him.” 19So Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me your son David who is with the sheep.” 20Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a kid, and sent them by his son David to Saul. 21And David came to Saul, and entered his service. Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer. 22Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David remain in my service, for he has found favor in my sight.” 23And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand, and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him.


Sermon     “The Selecting and Training of a King”  Pastor David Horner


Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     We Know That Christ is Raised, Hymn tune Engelberg by C. V. Stanford, Arranged by Dale Wood

...and dies no more. Embraced by death he broke its fearful hold.   


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 


Announcements


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     # 513     Christian Hearts in Love United   
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Benediction 


Postlude     Postlude on “Shout On!”, I Know that My Redeemer Lives.         
                       Arrangement by David Lasky of an American Folk Hymn

He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives, my everlasting head.
    
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.
School age children worship with their parents.
An usher will be glad to help you locate this room.

 

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.

 

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

 

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 Jim & Susie Marshall.

 

* The Java Heroes this Sunday are the White Family.

 

* The flowers this Sunday are given by the White Family in honor of Andrew & Ethan’s birthday.

 

* 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. 

 

* The Session has called a Meeting of the Congregation to be held immediately after Worship on Sunday, April 22nd.  The purpose of the meeting is to act on a request that the Pastoral Relationship between Associate Pastor Scott Cress and the Congregation of Faith Presbyterian Church be dissolved, effective April 22, 2018.

 

* Join us as we wish Scott and Shana well in their new calling on Sunday, April 22nd after the meeting. We will have a card shower and a cake & punch reception.

 

* The next Family Fellowship Dinner will take place 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.

 

* Library Notes: There are many library materials that have been checked out for several months and have not been returned. Please check your shelves and return the books that you no longer need, so that others may use them.

 

Weekly Calendar for April 15, 2018

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

This Week:
Mon.,     6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
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 (Communion) (Dave & Kris Stith)
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       Congregational Meeting
Sunday, April 22       Family Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, April 29       Mission Sunday