Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

May 20, 2018 Bulletin

May 18, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., May 20, 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     Wir Glauben All' an Einen Gott, Vater. Chorale harmonization followed by the chorale prelude by Johann Ludwig Krebs.

We all believe in one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Strong Deliv'rer in our need, Prais'd by all the heavenly host
By Whose mighty power alone, All is made and wrought and done.



John 14:6  (in “Tongues”)

Hymn     # 21     Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
                                     (Supplemental Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                                Bert Chapman             

First Lesson:     Acts 2:1-11     NRSV                   Bert Chapman        
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were  sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Love Unmeasured, Love of God

From the edge of the horizon, farther than the eye has seen,
From the mountain to the valley flows an ever-growing stream.
Living water for the thirsty, river flowing deep and broad,
Springing from the throne of heaven,
Love unmeasured, love of God.

O how blessed the one who trusts in God!
Firmly planted he shall stand like a tree beside the river,
Drinking deeply from God's hand.

Fearing not the heat of noonday, bending not when storm winds blow,
Never failing to be fruitful, God has promised it is so.
Living water for the thirsty, river flowing deep and broad,
Springing from the throne of heaven,
Love unmeasured, love of God.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 419     Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart (vs. 1-3)
                                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     I Samuel 18:1-13     NRSV
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.2Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 4Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. 5David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a    result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved.
6As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. 7And the women sang to one another as they made merry, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”8Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom?” 9So Saul eyed David from that day on. 10The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was  playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand; 11and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.
12Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul. 13So Saul removed him from his presence, and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army.

Sermon     “The Work of the Holy Spirit”     Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     For Your Gift of God the Spirit, tune by William P. Rowlands (1905)

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     # 48     Take and Eat
               (Supplemental Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper
Words of Institution:     I Corinthians 11: 23-26     NRSV     In Unison  
23For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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     # 419     Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart (vs. 4-5)
                                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Choral Benediction     The Lord Bless You by Brigette Shevy

Postlude     Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, Chorale Prelude by J. S. Bach
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 to 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 Kirby Family.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Emily Matthews.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Andy & Pam Kirby.


* Speaking in Tongues this morning are: Anna Johnson in Spanish,  Nancy Dunn in Greek, Olga Sededji in Ewe (Togo), Phil Sededji in French, Kathleen Li Taulman in Chinese, Grieke Toebes in Dutch, Jurgen Honig in Latin, Betsy Wagner in German and David Horner in English.


* This Sunday will be the last regular meeting of Sunday School classes for Spring 2018. 


* GRADUATION 2018Come and honor our graduates this Sunday with a reception after morning worship. Our graduates are: Aleeah  Barr and Grace & Nestor Sededji


* There is no Sunday Evening Bible Study this Sunday night.  We will meet Sunday, May 27th.


* 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. 


* Faith women are invited to a bridal shower for Mayfawny Bergmann!  It will be 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.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, June 4th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy


* Volunteers Needed  —  During June and July we will have Kid's Club on Sunday mornings during the fellowship hour. Kid's Club will meet from 10:55 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. and will be for all kids from preschool through those finishing 5th grade. We need adult leaders who would be willing to serve one or two Sundays during the summer. We are looking for teams of 2 adult volunteers as well as teen helpers to lead the children with a Bible story and a couple activities which could include arts and crafts, music and/or an outdoor game or activity. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Kris Stith or 765-412-6544. Thank you for considering serving in this way!


* We are getting super excited for VBS! This year our VBS kids will be following Bible Heroes as they journey West! Wild West Adventure will take place on June 11th - June 15th, 9 a.m.– High Noon. The event is open to kids PreK-Sixth Grade. A community picnic and program will take place on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please think of at least one family to invite to this very special week. It would be very helpful if you could send the following information to Barbara Knox at If you can volunteer to help at VBS June 11th-June 15th from 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and June 15th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ANY times you are available to be on church campus would be helpful. Have to work during the week? We could still use your presence at the Friday evening picnic! Only available 3 days? 2 days? 1 day? Okay! Let us know what days! Really think about any time you are available and we would be most appreciative!  We really want to put together a list of volunteers so we know where we may need people! Thank you so much for considering! Please be in prayer for this event regularly as we seek to share the love of Jesus with the children of our church and community!


* 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.


Weekly Calendar for May 20, 2018

  9:30 a.m.     Worship (Communion)
11:00 a.m.     Last Day of Sunday School
                        No Sunday Evening Bible Study

This Week:
Mon.,     6:00 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
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)
Fri.,         7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast                   

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