Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

July 8, 2018 Bulletin

Jul 6, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., July 8, 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     Once to Every Man and Nation, arranged by Mark Hayes

...comes the moment to decide.


Hymn     # 55     Shine, Jesus, Shine    
                          (Supplemental Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 48     NRSV (read responsively)     Sophia Bergmann         
1Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,
2beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
3Within its citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.
4Then the kings assembled, they came on together.
5As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic, they took to flight;
6trembling took hold of them there, pains as of a woman in labor,
7as when an east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.
8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God establishes forever.
9We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
10Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory.
11Let Mount Zion be glad, let the towns of Judah rejoice because of your judgments.
12Walk about Zion, go all around it, count its towers,
13consider well its ramparts; go through its citadels, that you may tell the next generation
14that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever.

Prayer for Illumination         Sophia Bergmann                                              

First Lesson:     Ezekiel 2:1-5     NRSV           Sophia Bergmann 
He said to me: O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you. 2And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. 3He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” 5Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     How Firm A Foundation

                              Dave & Kris Stith — Duet    

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 593     My Song Forever Shall Record    
                                       (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 6:1-13     NRSV
He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief.
Then he went about among the villages teaching. 7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Sermon     “A Prophet without Honor”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     God of Earth and Outer Space, arranged by Jack W. Jones

... let men know your presence there.

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. ∆


Prayer of Dedication  


Joys and Concerns 


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

Hymn     # 599    God of All Ages    
                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain, setting by David N. Johnson

 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain, of triumphant gladness.

 God has brought forth Israel into joy from sadness.
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 are Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. and by appointment.

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Jo Honig.

* The Greeters this Sunday are Gayle Weast & Olivia Wood.

* Annual Summer Picnic — Please join us this Sunday for worship in the sanctuary followed by a family style carry-in picnic. Please bring a generous salad, side dish or dessert to share with the group. There will be water fun and games for the children.

*  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 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.

* 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


* A huge thank you to the committee who planned and executed Pastor Horner's Retirement dinner. Holly Donaldson who designed the invitation, Carol Goodrich our family liaison and table decorator, Carol Gentry, Nancy Dunn - program creator and emcee extraordinaire, Jean McCoy, Peggy Housley, Lou Ann Johnston - quilted gift and table décor and Rob Donaldson who made a presentation. A special thank you to Barb Knox who planned, cooked, and directed the servers of our excellent meal. She also made  arrangements  for the great group of young people who served and cleaned up our meal.  We thank you for attending this special evening for our Pastor and his wife.   

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

Thank You!


Weekly Calendar for July 8, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Summer Church Picnic
   1:30 p.m.    Tippecanoe Villa Worship
   3:00 p.m.    Friendship House (Donna Lofgren)

This Week:
Mon.,     7:00 p.m.     Session
Tues.,    7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,     7:00 a.m.     Morning Prayers (Mary Lou Varys)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.    Men’s Breakfast