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July 15, 2018 Bulletin

Jul 13, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., July 15, 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     Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Johann Gottfried Walther

All glory be to God on high, Who hath our race befriended!
         

Welcome    


Hymn     # 453     Let All Things Now Living    
                                  (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

 

Psalter:     Psalm 24     NRSV (read responsively)    Rob Wagner         
1The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
2for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
3Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
5They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
6Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
7Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
8Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.


Prayer for Illumination            Rob Wagner                                              
                       

First Lesson:     Amos 7:7-15     NRSV           Rob Wagner 
7This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; 9the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
10Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said, ‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.’” 12And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.” 14Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, 15and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’


Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”


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


Special Music     Be Thou My Vision, arr. Tom Fettke

                                  Duet - Anna and Everett Johnson 

   
Children’s Sermon


Hymn     #  62     Ancient Words    
                      (Supplemental Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     Mark 6:14-29     NRSV
14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”
17For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. 18For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. 21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. 22When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” 23And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” 24She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” 25Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her.27Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother.29When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


Sermon     “Troublesome Prophets”     Pastor Paul Copeland


Gathering of Tithes and Offering


Offertory     Fantasy on "  In Babilone"   by Richard A Williamson, based on a traditional Dutch melody

There's a wideness in God's mercy
    
    
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  


Announcements


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     # 620     By the Sea of Crystal    
                               (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Benediction   


Postlude     Fugue in G minor, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
    
                                           
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.


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 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 Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and by appointment.

 

* The flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God, by Grieke Toebes, in memory of Gerrit and Ingrid Toebes.

 

* The Greeters this Sunday are Dave & Kris Stith.

 

* 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. 

 

* Deadline for August Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, July 24th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.

 

* 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.

 

* Pastor Horner has some books that he no longer needs. They are on a table in the Fellowship Hall. You are welcome to take as many as you would like! The books that are left will be recycled!

 

* 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:

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

 

* 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, contact 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 July 15, 2018

Today:
  9:30 a.m.    Worship
10:55 a.m.    Kids 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) (Grieke)
Fri.         7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast