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June 24, 2018 Bulletin

Jun 22, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., June 24, 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.


Hymn Sing     #   21  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling          Supplemental
                          #   54  Here I Am, Lord                                     Supplemental
                          # 544  Lead Me, Guide Me                              Gray Psalter
                          # 545  Make Me a Channel of Your Peace    Gray Psalter


Welcome    


Hymn     # 477     You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim
                                                       (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 138     NRSV (read responsively)                 Ron Smith
1I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;
2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything.
3On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.
4All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
6For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.
8The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.


Prayer for Illumination                         Ron Smith                           
                        

First Lesson:     II Corinthians 13:5-13    NRSV           Ron Smith
5Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test   yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless, indeed, you fail to meet the test! 6I hope you will find out that we have not failed.
7But we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. 8For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. This is what we pray for, that you may become perfect.10So I write these things while I am away from you, so that when I come, I may not have to be severe in using the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.
11Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. 13The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Special Music     We Will Dance     Soloist — Erin Ward    

accompaniment track created by David Sparks

Sing a song of celebration
Lift up a shout of praise
For the Bridegroom will come
The glorious one
And oh we will look on His face
We'll go to a much better place

Dance with all your might
Lift up your hands and clap for joy
The time's drawing near
When He will appear
And oh we will stand by His side
A strong pure spotless bride

We will dance on the streets that are golden
The glorious bride and the great Son of Man
For every tongue and tribe and nation
Will join in the song of the Lamb

Dance with all your might
Lift up your hands and clap for joy
The time's drawing near
When He will appear
And oh we will stand by His side
A strong pure spotless bride

We will dance on the streets that are golden
The glorious bride and the great Son of Man
For every tongue and tribe and nation
Will join in the song of the Lamb

Sing aloud for the time of rejoicing is near,
The risen King our groom is soon to appear,
The wedding feast to come is now near at last,
Lift up your voice, proclaim the coming Lamb!
We will dance on the streets that are golden
The glorious bride and the great Son of Man
For every tongue and tribe and nation
Will join in the song of the Lamb.

  

Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 560     Like a River Glorious    
                               (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     I Samuel 20:24-42     NRSV
24So David hid himself in the field. When the new moon came, the king sat at the feast to eat. 25The king sat upon his seat, as at other times, upon the seat by the wall. Jonathan stood, while Abner sat by Saul’s side; but David’s place was empty. 26Saul did not say anything that day; for he thought, “Something has befallen him; he is not clean, surely he is not clean.” 27But on the second day, the day after the new moon, David’s place was empty. And Saul said to his son Jonathan, “Why has the son of Jesse not come to the feast, either yesterday or today?” 28Jonathan answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem;29he said, ‘Let me go; for our family is holding a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has commanded me to be there. So now, if I have found favor in your sight, let me get away, and see my brothers.’ For this reason he has not come to the king’s table.” 30Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan. He said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness? 31For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the earth, neither you nor your kingdom shall be established. Now send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die.” 32Then Jonathan answered his father Saul, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” 33But Saul threw his spear at him to strike him; so Jonathan knew that it was the decision of his father to put David to death. 34Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food on the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, and because his father had disgraced him.
35In the morning Jonathan went out into the field to the appointment with David, and with him was a little boy. 36He said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows that I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.37When the boy came to the place where Jonathan’s arrow had fallen, Jonathan called after the boy and said, “Is the arrow not beyond you?”38Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry, be quick, do not linger.” So Jonathan’s boy gathered up the arrows and came to his master. 39But the boy knew nothing; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.40Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said to him, “Go and carry them to the city.” 41As soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap and prostrated himself with his face to the ground. He bowed three times, and they kissed each other, and wept with each other; David wept the more. 42Then Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, since both of us have sworn in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD shall be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants, forever.’” He got up and left; and Jonathan went into the city.


Sermon     “A Goodbye”     Pastor David Horner


Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     Oh, that I had a Thousand Voices, setting by Max Reger of the hymn tune O dass ich tausend

O, that I had a thousand voices to praise my God with thousand tongues

To all, wherever I might be, What great things God has done for me

    
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  


Announcements


Joys and Concerns  


Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Local Emergency Aid Program
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61


Hymn     # 14     Be Thou My Vision    
                         (Supplemental Hymnal)


Benediction    


Postlude     Chorale and Variations on 'Kingsfold', arrangement of an English folk melody by Nigel Williams

We sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise
                
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.

 

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.

 

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 flowers this Sunday are given by Olivia Wood.

 

* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Olivia Wood & Gayle Weast.

 

* The Greeters this Sunday are the Saputo Family.

 

* The Session has called a special meeting of the congregation this Sunday 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.

 

* 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. 

 

* 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!

 

* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, July 2nd  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy.

 

* 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 in the Fellowship Hall.

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

 

* 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:

Toiletries
Shampoo and Conditioner
Kleenex
Bars of soap
Deodorant
Hair Brushes & Combs
Bath Towels
Washcloths
Razors
Shaving cream
Travel sized toiletries
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste

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

Baby
Diapers (size 4 and larger)
Pull-ups
Baby Wipes

 

Weekly Calendar for June 24, 2018

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

This Week:
Tues.,                           Deadline for July Newsletter Submissions
Tues.,   10:00 a.m.     Local Emergency Aid Program
Tues.,     7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,     7:00 a.m.      Morning Prayers (Ron & Carol)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Sat.,        6:00 p.m.     Retirement Dinner for Pastor Horner

Coming Weeks:
July 2nd                       L2 Single Ladies Group Lunch at Westminster
July 8th                        Annual Summer Picnic