Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 10, 2018 Bulletin

Jun 8, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 10, 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     We Bow Down     Twila Paris / arr. Mark Hayes

Hymn     # 18     Come, Christians, Join to Sing    
                                   (Supplemental Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 84     NRSV (read responsively)                Chase Kirby
1How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
2My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
3Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
4Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.
5Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
6As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.
7They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!
9Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.
10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12O LORD of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.

Prayer for Illumination               Chase Kirby                           

First Lesson:     Matthew 5:1-16     NRSV                Chase Kirby
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring     JS Bach

                                    Lydia Jefson — Oboe
Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 291     May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
                                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     I Samuel 19     NRSV
Saul spoke with his son Jonathan and with all his servants about killing David. But Saul’s son Jonathan took great delight in David.2Jonathan told David, “My father Saul is trying to kill you; therefore be on guard tomorrow morning; stay in a secret place and hide yourself. 3I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak to my father about you; if I learn anything I will tell you.”4Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul, saying to him, “The king should not sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and   because his deeds have been of good service to you;5for he took his life in his hand when he attacked the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced; why then will you sin against an innocent person by killing David without cause?” 6Saul heeded the voice of Jonathan; Saul swore, “As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death.” 7So Jonathan called David and related all these things to him. Jonathan then brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before.
8Again there was war, and David went out to fight the Philistines. He launched a heavy attack on them, so that they fled before him. 9Then an evil spirit from the LORD came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand, while David was playing music. 10Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. David fled and escaped that night.
11Saul sent messengers to David’s house to keep watch over him, planning to kill him in the morning. David’s wife Michal told him, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” 12So Michal let David down through the window; he fled away and escaped. 13Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed; she put a net of goats’ hair on its head, and covered it with the clothes. 14When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “He is sick.” 15Then Saul sent the messengers to see David for themselves. He said, “Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.” 16When the messengers came in, the idol was in the bed, with the covering of goats’ hair on its head. 17Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me like this, and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” Michal answered Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go; why should I kill you?’”
18Now David fled and escaped; he came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. He and Samuel went and settled at Naioth. 19Saul was told, “David is at Naioth in Ramah.” 20Then Saul sent messengers to take David. When they saw the company of the prophets in a frenzy, with Samuel standing in charge of them, the spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also fell into a prophetic frenzy. 21When Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they also fell into a frenzy. Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also fell into a frenzy. 22Then he himself went to Ramah. He came to the great well that is in Secu; he asked, “Where are Samuel and David?” And someone said, “They are at Naioth in Ramah.” 23He went there, toward Naioth in Ramah; and the spirit of God came upon him. As he was going, he fell into a prophetic frenzy, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24He too stripped off his clothes, and he too fell into a frenzy before Samuel. He lay naked all that day and all that night. Therefore it is said, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

Sermon     “Mediators/Intercessors”      Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Hymns of Comfort     P. Keveren

                     Lydia Jefson — Pianist

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

Prayer of Dedication  


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Lafayette Urban Ministry
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp, Missionaries in Ethiopia
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM

Hymn     # 545     Make Me a Channel of Your Peace   
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Glorify Thy Name     Donna Adkins / arr. Mark Hayes

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 Becky Chapman.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Bert & Becky Chapman.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Don & Carol Gentry.


* Thanks to Nadya Dubikovsky for playing the piano this morning.


* Lydia Jefson who is playing for us today is a 2018 graduate of McCutcheon High School. She will attend Cedarville University this fall. 


* This year our VBS kids will be following Bible Heroes as they journey West! Wild West Adventure will take place this coming week 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 contact 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. 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.


* 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. 


* 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 23th, 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.


* Deadline for July Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, June 26th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* 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!


* 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 10, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 10:55 a.m.    Kid’s Club
   1:30 p.m.    Tippecanoe Villa Worship
   3:00 p.m.    Friendship House (Donna Lofgren)

This Week:
Mon.,      9:00 a.m.     Vacation Bible School
Mon.,      7:00 p.m.     Session
Tues.,      9:00 a.m.    Vacation Bible School
Tues.,      7:30 p.m.    Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,      7:00 a.m.    Morning Prayers (Glenn & Cheri Sparks)
Wed.,      9:00 a.m.    Vacation Bible School
Thur.,      9:00 a.m.    Vacation Bible School
Fri.          7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Fri.,         9:00 a.m.     Vacation Bible School
Fri.,         5:30 p.m.     VBS Community Cookout & Program
Sat.,        9:00 a.m.     Ladies Breakfast at Faith

Coming Weeks:
June 26th                  Deadline for July Newsletter Submissions
June 30th                  Retirement Dinner for Pastor Horner