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May 13, 2018 Bulletin

May 11, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., May 13, 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 on "  Slane",  Irish Melody arranged by Eugene Butler     
       
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art;

    
       
Welcome    


Hymn     # 432     For the Beauty of the Earth
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 139:1-18     NRSV (read responsively)  Sophia Bergmann          
1O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.
3You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.
5You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
7Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?
8If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,”
12even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
15My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.
17How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18I try to count them—they are more than the sand; I come to the end—I am still with you.


Prayer for Illumination            Sophia Bergmann             


First Lesson:     Genesis 17:15-22     NRSV       Sophia Bergmann        
15God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” 17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”18And Abraham said to God, “O that Ishmael might live in your sight!”19God said, “No, but your wife Sarah shall bear you a son, and you shall name him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20As for Ishmael, I have heard you; I will bless him and make him fruitful and exceedingly numerous; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year.” 22And when he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Special Music     I Just Keep Trusting My Lord / Gentle Shepherd
                                                 J. W. Peterson, W. Gaither

Katya Dubikovsky — Soloist    

I just  keep trusting my Lord as I walk along,
I just  keep trusting my Lord and He gives a song;
Tho the storm clouds darken the sky o’er the heav’nly trail,
I just keep trusting my Lord – He will never fail!

He’s a faithful Friend, such a faithful Friend,
I can count on Him to the very end,
Tho the storm clouds darken the sky o’er the heav’nly trail,
I just keep trusting my Lord – He will never fail!

Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
For we need You to help us find our way.
Gentle Shepherd, come and feed us,
For we need Your strength from day to day.

There’s no other we can turn to
Who can help us face another day:
Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
For we need You to help us find our way.

    
Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 586     In Our Households, Heavenly Father    
                                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     Ephesians 2:11-21     NRSV
11So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision” —a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. 17So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God,20built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 21In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;


Sermon     “Families”   Pastor David Horner


Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     Meditation on "  Perfect Love"   by Don Hustad on the hymn tune by Joseph Barnby

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne


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.


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     # 505     For All the Saints (vs. 1,2,6 & 7)
                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Benediction 


Postlude     How Firm a Foundation, a lively arrangement by Marianne Kim. Hymn tune composer unknown.

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

    
    
               
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 Class and teacher

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 Greeter this Sunday is Jo Honig.

 

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Kathleen Li Taulman.

 

* Final Choir practice Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

 

* 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. 

 

* 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!

 

* Deadline for June Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, May 29th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.

 

* 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.

 

* 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 May 13, 2018

Today:
  9:30 a.m.     Worship
11:00 a.m.     Sunday School
  1:30 p.m.     Tippecanoe Villa Worship
  3:00 p.m.     Friendship House (Donna Lofgren)
  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 (Communion) (Ron & Carol)
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                   
Sat.,        2:00 p.m.      Boy Scout Ceremony

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