Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

April 29, 2018 Bulletin

Apr 27, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., April 29, 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   
                          # 50  There is a Redeemer 
                          # 28  Leaning On the Everlasting Arms
                          # 54  Here I Am, Lord
                          # 52  Great is the Lord


Hymn     # 431     All Creatures of Our God and King
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 63     NRSV (read responsively)     Ron Smith
1O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
3Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
4So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
5My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
9But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be prey for jackals.
11But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Prayer for Illumination                  Ron Smith

First Lesson:     Acts 12:20-25     NRSV              Ron Smith
20Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they came to him in a body; and after winning over Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for a reconciliation, because their country depended on the king’s country for food. 21On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat on the platform, and delivered a public address to them. 22The people kept shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a mortal!” 23And immediately, because he had not given the glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24But the word of God continued to advance and gain adherents.25Then after completing their mission Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem and brought with them John, whose other name was Mark.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     We Are Not Alone by Pepper Choplin

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 33     O How I Love Jesus
                          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     I Samuel 17:32-52     NRSV
32David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” 34But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, 35I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. 36Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37David said, “The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you!” 38Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. 39David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them.
40Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine. 41The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field.”45But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46This very day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.”
48When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand.51Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 52The troops of Israel and Judah rose up with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.

Sermon     “Another One Bites the Dust!”     Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Hine Ma Tov, Jewish liturgical melody arr. by Christina Harmon

How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!
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  


Minute For Mission — Leonard Sidharta

Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp

Hymn     # 543     Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer   
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Johann Gottfried Walther

All glory be to God on high and thanks for his mercy,
since now and forever more no harm can touch us.

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 Class and teacher

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 Kucik Family.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Lonni Kucik.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Dave Stith.


* This Sunday 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.


* 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 book of Galatians. 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. 


* 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.


* GRADUATION 2018 — Come and honor our graduates on Sunday, May 20th with a reception after morning worship.

Our graduates are: Aleeah  Barr, Grace Sededji & Nestor Sededji

Please contact Lou Ann Johnston, Jean McCoy or Peggy Housley if your  graduate is not listed.


* 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.


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


Weekly Calendar for April 29, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  6:30 p.m.     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 (Nancy Moore)
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:
Monday, May 7           L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster Pub
Saturday, May 12       Church Outside Cleanup Day
Sunday, May 20          Graduate Sunday