Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

July 1, 2018 Communion Bulletin

Jun 28, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., July 1, 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     Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers, setting by Benjamin M. Culli of a Swedish Folk Tune

 ...and let your lights appear, the evening is advancing, and darker night is near.


Hymn     # 6     Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
                               (Supplemental Hymnal)


Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination               Deb Johnson                                           

First Lesson:     Mark 12:28-34     NRSV             Deb Johnson
28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ —this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Abba Father     By Ron Hamilton
                   Emily Newman— Soloist

Father, hold me safe in your arms;
Father, keep me free from all harm.
I cast my care on you, just like a child should do,
Trusting, loving all that you are.

Abba Father, I rest in you;
You’re always faithful, you’re always true. 
Abba Father, you are my song,
Though clouds are dark, though night is long.
I cry to you, Abba Father. 

Father, help me lean on you more,
Through each valley, through every storm. 
Help me when I can’t see your will is best for me.
Love me, hold me sheltered and warm. 

Abba Father, I rest in you!
You’re always faithful, you’re always true. 
Abba Father, you are my song,
Though clouds are dark, though night is long,
I cry to you, Abba Father.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 462     Amazing Grace
                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Ephesians 4:1-16     NRSV
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. 7But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.8Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.” 9(When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) 11The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. 14We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.

Sermon     “One, and Many”      Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     A Multitude Comes from East and West, setting by Edwin T. Childs of a tune from J. Svedberg's Den svenska psalmboken (1695)

...to sit at the feast of salvation.
With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob the blest, obeying the Lord's invitation.

Response (p. 76 Supplemental Hymnal)
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son  (repeat)
And now let the weak say, “I am strong!”
Let the poor say, “I am rich, because of what the Lord has done for us!”
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
Give thanks.  Give thanks. ∆


Hymn     # 302     In the Quiet Consecration
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:     Mark 14:22-25     In Unison  
22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

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     # 315     Blest Be the Tie that Binds (vs. 1-4)
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata on Duke Street, by Gilbert M. Martin, based on the melody by John Hatton, 1793.

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun, does its successive journey run.
Δ Henry Smith, © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. 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 Copeland or one of the elders or        deacons.


* For those wishing a visit at any time by Pastor Copeland please be sure you let Brenda know you are interested. Pastor Copeland’s office hours will be set soon.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Nancy Dunn.


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


* The Greeters this Sunday are Rob & Holly Donaldson.


* 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


* 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. 


* 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.


* Volunteers Needed  —  During 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!


* In case you’re interested, our Pastor Emeritus Stuart Robertson has now published a book of sermons on the Apostle’s Creed (sermons preached at FPC in 1993-1994). It’s available here: https://www.amazon.com/Believe-God-Sermons-Apostles-Matter/dp/194647875X/ref=sr_1_1.  If you know of others who might be interested, please share this information.


* Volunteer LUM Camp Counselors Needed — Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor? Volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2018 from July 30 — August 3 at Hanging Rock Camp. Our camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for children from 8 to 10 years old.

Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children, attend training on July 26 at 7:00 p.m., and be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3.

Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, go to http://www.lumserve.org/volunteer/lum-camp-counselor/.


* July 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 July 1, 2018

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

This Week:
Mon.,   11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies Group Lunch at Westminster
Tues.,     7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,                           Office Closed for Independence Day
Wed.,      7:00 a.m.     Morning Prayers (Nancy Moore)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
July 8th                        Annual Summer Picnic