Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

May 6, 2018 Bulletin

May 4, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., May 6, 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     Ciacona in D, 16 Variations, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Hymn     # 504     Holy God, We Praise Your Name
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                                                       Betsy Wagner          

First Lesson:     Luke 7:11-17     NRSV                             Betsy Wagner
11Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town.13When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.16Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” 17This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     How Can I Keep From Singing    

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 384     When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Ephesians 2:1-10     NRSV
You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. 4But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,7so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Sermon     “Dead, Or Alive?”    Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     God is Love, His Mercy Brightens, arrangement of the Hymn tune Stuttgart by Christian Friedrich Witt

God is love! His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
God is Wisdom! God is Love!

Response (p. 82 Supplemental)
I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You,
O my soul rejoice.
Take joy, my King, in what You hear,
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

Hymn     # 64     How Deep the Father’s Love for us
                                        (Supplemental Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:      Luke 22:14 & 19-20     In Unison  
14When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 19Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

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     # 479     I Will Sing of My Redeemer   
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Lucis Creator Optime, arrangement by Flor Peeters of a 6th century Gregorian Hymn

O blest Creator of the light,
Who mak'st the day with radiance bright,
And o'er the forming world didst call,
The light from chaos first of all.


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 Dennis & Nancy Dunn.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Jane Stewart.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Rob & Holly Donaldson.


* 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.


* No Adult Choir practice on Wednesday, May 9th.


* 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. 


* 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.


* May 20th will be the last regular meeting of Sunday School classes for Spring 2018. This year our Sunday School teachers included: Sophia Bergmann, Betsy Wagner, Pam Kirby, April Saputo, Kris Stith, Carol Goodrich, SueAnne Bergmann, Mike Bergmann, Debbie Fleetham, Scott Cress, & Jurgen Honig. We thank God for our teachers - for their dedicated service, helping us to learn and grow in our knowledge and love of Christ. 


* 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.


* Faith women are invited to a bridal shower for Mayfawny Bergmann!  It will be on Sunday, May 27th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Nancy Moore's. Questions? Contact Nancy or (765) 807-0785. We will be collecting for a group gift.  Let's gather to offer “Showers of Blessing” on Mayfawny & Michael Kuhn!


* Our Mission of the Month for May is Trinity Life Ministry — Trinity helps men with addictions of various types by helping them become disciples of Christ.  The main location is in Crawfordsville but you probably know about their thrift store here in Lafayette.  The store here and the one in Crawfordsville help to fund the ministry and provide places for the guests to work in their spare time. 

The success rate of this ministry is amazing compared to most rehabilitation programs. Without question, there is power in including Christ in the program and letting Him lead the way for these men.
The needs for the new group are as follows: Twin sheet sets, Pillows, Pillow cases, Towels, Wash cloths, Laundry Baskets, Laundry Soap and Blankets.
The ministry likes to give each guest a new set of linens, etc. to signify their “New Beginning” but gently used items in great condition are also appreciated.


* 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!


* 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. 


* 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, send Brenda an email or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


Weekly Calendar for May 6, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  2:30 p.m.     St. Mary’s Worship (Grieke Toebes)
  6:30 p.m.     Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Mon.,    11:30 a.m.      L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster Pub
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.,                             No Adult Choir
Thur.,      7:00 p.m.      Bible Study at the Horner’s
Fri.,          7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast                   
Sat.,         9:00 a.m.     Church Outside Cleanup Day

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, May 20         Graduate Sunday
Sunday, May 27         Bridal Shower for Mayfawny Bergmann