Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 3, 2018 Communion Bulletin

Jun 1, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 3, 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     O Spirit of Life, an arrangement by David Cherwien of the hymn tune O Heiliger Geist

        O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God, in ev'ry need thou bring us aid,
proceeding forth from heaven's throne


Hymn     # 430     We Sing the Mighty Power of God
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                   Josh White                                       

First Lesson:     I John 2:26-3:3          NRSV           Josh White
26I write these things to you concerning those who would deceive you.27As for you, the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and so you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, abide in him.
28And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he is revealed we may have confidence and not be put to shame before him at his coming.29If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who does right has been born of him.

3See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.3And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Cantate Domino by Laura Farnell

The Ensemble consists of: Donna Lofgren, Mary Lou Varys, Carol Goodrich, Kris Stith, Jan Hem, and Grieke Toebes.

Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord)

Cantate Domino! Rejoice and sing! Let praises ring!
Cantate Domino! Alleluia, alleluia!
Cantate omnis terra! Let all the earth sing praise. 
Let all the earth rejoice. Let all the earth glad voices raise!
Sing and rejoice! Alleluia!

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 422     Eternal Spirit, God of Truth
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     I Samuel 18:17-30     NRSV
17Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife; only be valiant for me and fight the Lord’s battles.” For Saul thought, “I will not raise a hand against him; let the Philistines deal with him.” 18David said to Saul, “Who am I and who are my kinsfolk, my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”19But at the time when Saul’s daughter Merab should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife. 20Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David. Saul was told, and the thing pleased him.21Saul thought, “Let me give her to him that she may be a snare for him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” Therefore Saul said to David a second time, “You shall now be my son-in-law.” 22Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David in private and say, ‘See, the king is delighted with you, and all his servants love you; now then, become the king’s son-in-law.’” 23So Saul’s servants reported these words to David in private. And David said, “Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king’s son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and of no repute?” 24The servants of Saul told him, “This is what David said.”25Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no marriage present except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged on the king’s enemies.’” Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. 26When his servants told David these words, David was well pleased to be the king’s son-in-law. Before the time had expired, 27David rose and went, along with his men, and killed one hundred of the Philistines; and David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king’s son-in-law. Saul gave him his daughter Michal as a wife. 28But when Saul realized that the Lord was with David, and that Saul’s daughter Michal loved him, 29Saul was still more afraid of David. So Saul was David’s enemy from that time forward. 30Then the commanders of the Philistines came out to battle; and as often as they came out, David had more success than all the servants of Saul, so that his fame became very great.

Sermon     “In the Family of the King”    Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Soliloquy, by Douglas E. Wagner, inspired by Psalm 139.23

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts.

Response (p. 625 Gray)
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!  Δ

Hymn     # 310     Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:      Matthew 26:26-28     In Unison  
26While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

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     # 306     Now the Solemn Feast Is Done   
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, an arrangement by James Pethel of the hymn tune Warrenton

Come, Thou Found of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
        Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise.


Δ ©Ken Medema, ©1973, Hope Publishing Company.  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.


* 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 flowers this Sunday are given by Diane Horner.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Diane Horner.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the White Family.


* Congregational Life Committee will meet during Coffee Hour following worship this Sunday. 


* 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.


* 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. 


* There will be a Memorial Service for Laurel Wilcox (Cheri Spark’s mother) on Saturday, June 9th at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Covenant Church, 1850 Woodland Avenue (corner of Salisbury St.), West Lafayette. You can sign Laurel’s guest book at http://www.hultgrenfh.com/obituary/laurel-wilcox.


* Join us for an open house for Aleeah Barr on June 9th from 4:00 — 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


* 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. Please send the following information to Barbara Knox.  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!  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!


* Wanted – Soup cans or frozen juice cans for VBS. Please leave them in the kitchen. Questions? Contact Barbara Knox.


* Calling all church ladies! Relax with us after a busy week of Bible School. Join us for breakfast at Faith Church on June 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for a morning of food, fellowship, and plants.  We are having a plant swap so please bring a small plant to share.   


* Bergmann/Kuhn Wedding: Mayfawny Bergmann and Michael Kuhn are getting married on June 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at St Thomas Aquinas Church (on Purdue campus). The congregation is invited to attend the wedding ceremony and a light reception in St Tom's basement immediately following.  The dinner reception in the evening is by private invitation only.


* Volunteers Needed  —  During June and July we will have Kid's Club on Sunday mornings during fellowship hour. Kid's Club meets from 10:55 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. and will be for kids from preschool through those finishing 5th grade. We need adult leaders who would be willing to serve one or two Sundays. 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. Questions?  Contact Kris Stith or 765-412-6544. Thank you for considering serving in this way!


* Just a friendly reminder to please R.S.V.P. if you will be able to attend the Retirement Dinner for Pastor Horner.  Please contact Brenda or 765-743-3683.  Thank You!


* June Mission of the Month is Lafayette Transitional Housing Center — LTHC Homeless Services is a non-profit organization which began in 1989 to develop housing, offer supportive services, and other opportunities to foster self-sufficiency for the homeless, particularly families with children, in our community. LTHC operates the following programs: the Homeless Services Program ~ Coordinated Entry, Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, Rapid Re-Housing, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The goal of each program is to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness learn the needed skills to maintain housing.

LTHC receives funding through a variety of sources, including: Department of Housing and Urban Development, United Way of Greater Lafayette, Veteran’s Administration, Community Development Block Grant through both Lafayette and West Lafayette, and private donations and fundraisers. Items they need on a regular basis:

Shampoo and Conditioner
Bars of soap
Hair Brushes & Combs
Bath Towels
Shaving cream
Travel sized toiletries

Pots and pans
Dish towels
Cooking Utensils
Can openers
Styrofoam plates, cups and bowls
Paper Towels
Coffee and Hot Chocolate
Plastic cups and sippy cups for kids

Diapers (size 4 and larger)
Baby Wipes


Weekly Calendar for June 3, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship (Communion)
 10:55 a.m.    Kid’s Club
   2:30 p.m.    St. Mary’s Worship

This Week:
Mon.,   11:30 a.m.    L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
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 
Sat.,        4:00 p.m.    Open House for Aleeah Barr        

Coming Weeks:
June 11th-15th         9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School
June 15th                   5:30 p.m.  Community Program & Cookout
June 16th                   9:00 a.m.  Ladies Breakfast at Faith