Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

June 17, 2018 Bulletin

Jun 15, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 17, 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     Chorale prelude on Christ who is our Savior     J.S. Bach    

Hymn     # 475     Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
                                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 128     NRSV (read responsively)           Grieke Toebes
1Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways.
2You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.
3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
5The LORD bless you from Zion. May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6May you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel! 

Prayer for Illumination                                    Grieke Toebes                           

First Lesson:     Luke 3:23, 31-34, 36-38     NRSV           Grieke Toebes
23Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work. He was the son (as was thought) of Joseph son of Heli, 

31son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,32son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,33son of Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah, 34son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor, 

36son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech, 37son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan, 38son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     VBS Singers led by Erin Ward    
Children’s Sermon

Sacrament of Baptism

Hymn     # 440     Children of the Heavenly Father    
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Ephesians 3:14-21     NRSV
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Sermon     “The Father of All”      Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Chorale prelude on Dearest Jesus, We are Here    J.S. Bach    

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
* Matrix Life Care Center
* Trinity Life Ministry
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF

Hymn     # 436     This Is My Father’s World
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     A Mighty Fortress is Our God  

Two versions by  J.G. Walther (1684-1706)
                               J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)    

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 Betsy Wagner.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Jim & Susie Marshall.


* The Greeter this Sunday is John Miller.


* Thanks to Jurgen Honig for playing the organ this Sunday.


* Thanks to Nancy Dunn for playing the piano this Sunday.


* Andrew and Ethan White will be baptized this Sunday morning.  They are the sons of Josh & Jennifer White and the brothers of Sarah.


* 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. 


* 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.


* The Session has called a special meeting of the congregation Sunday, June 24th immediately after worship service for the purpose of dissolving the Pastoral relationship between Pastor David Horner and Faith Presbyterian Church and possibly to elect a Deacon to serve an unexpired term.


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


* Annual Summer Picnic Please join us Sunday, July 8th for worship in the sanctuary followed by a family style carry-in picnic. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and tableware will be provided. Please bring a generous salad, side dish or dessert to share with the group. Casual attire will be the norm.  There is a sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be water fun and games for the children. Children should bring suits and towels.


* 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


* If you have had a recent change in contact information (address, phone, email, etc.) please notify the church office or call 743-3683. Thank You!


* 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, email Brenda or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


* 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 June 17, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 10:55 a.m.    Kid’s Club

This Week:
Mon.,     6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
Tues.,     7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,      7:00 a.m.     Morning Prayers (Communion) (Nancy Moore)
Fri.           7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
June 26th                     Deadline for July Newsletter Submissions
June 30th                     Retirement Dinner for Pastor Horner
July 8th                         Annual Summer Picnic