Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

April 22, 2018 Bulletin

Apr 20, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 22, 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     Matters of the Heart, Douglas Trowbridge

                    Holy is His Name, John Michael Talbot


Hymn     # 52     Great Is the Lord
                        (Supplemental Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 105:1-7     NRSV (read responsively)      Alyssa Kirby        
1O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.
2Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.
3Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually.
5Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
6O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

Special Music     He Reigns      Sunday School Singers


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 71     Thy Word
                  (Supplemental Hymnal)

Choral Reading                  Youth
           Acts 10
           Psalm 118

Lectors:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

New Testament Reading:     Mark 14:43-52     NRSV
43Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” 45So when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46Then they laid hands on him and arrested him. 47But one of those who stood near drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 48Then Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as though I were a bandit? 49Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled.”50All of them deserted him and fled.
51A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, 52but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked.

Sermon     “Bit Players in God’s Kingdom”    Pastor Scott Cress

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Glory to His Name, hymn tune by John H. Stockton, Arr. by Lani Smith

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

Hymn     # 61     In Christ Alone
                      (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Trumpet Tune, Charles Callahan
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.


…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 the Youth.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by the Saputo Family.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Lonni Kucik.


* The Session has called a Meeting of the Congregation to be held immediately after Worship 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 this Sunday after the meeting. We will have a card shower and a cake & punch reception.


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


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


* There will be NO Thursday evening Bible study this week. We will resume next Thursday evening.


* Deadline for May Newsletter submissions is Thursday, April 26th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* 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. 


* 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.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, May 7th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy.


* Church Outside Cleanup Day — Workers are needed to clean up the courtyard and landscaping on Saturday May 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Bring your gloves, rakes, etc.  Questions? Contact Sergey or Ron.


* 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.


* Lost and Found — There is a basket in the Narthex which contains lost items. Please check the basket if you are missing something!


* 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.


* 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, email Brenda or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


* Facebook Alert! — If you use Facebook and you haven't yet visited our church Facebook page, you may want to start checking in — and be sure to "LIKE" the page.  Hopefully, you'll find this to be an interesting site — featuring reminders of upcoming events, interesting links, and comments from folks who check in and post. If you're not a Facebook user, consider becoming one and check out what you're missing. You can also share our posts with your other Facebook friends and help to spread our "reach" in the world of social media. 


Weekly Calendar for April 22, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  5:30 p.m.     Family Fellowship Dinner
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
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 (Grieke Toebes)
Wed.,    6:30 p.m.      Adult Choir
Thur.,                          Deadline for May Newsletter Submissions
Thur.,                          No Bible Study at the Horner’s
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast                   

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, April 29       Mission Sunday
Monday, May 7         L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster Pub
Saturday, May 12      Church Outside Cleanup Day