Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

July 22, 2018 Bulletin

Jul 20, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., July 22, 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 harmonization and Arrangement of "Irish"

                    Chorale harmony from Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749

                    Reflection on "Irish"   by Alan Smith

Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee... When knowledge, hand in hand with peace, shall walk the earth abroad...

Hymn     # 35     Praise Him! Praise Him!
                             (Supplemental Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 89:20-29     NRSV (read responsively)   Dorothy Bethel          
20I have found my servant David; with my holy oil I have anointed him;
21my hand shall always remain with him; my arm also shall strengthen him.
22The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.
23I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.
24My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him; and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
25I will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
26He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!’
27I will make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
28Forever I will keep my steadfast love for him, and my covenant with him will stand firm.
29I will establish his line forever, and his throne as long as the heavens endure.

Prayer for Illumination               Dorothy Bethel                                    

First Lesson:     Jeremiah 23:1-6     NRSV              Dorothy Bethel          
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. 3Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord. 5The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     Lord, I Need You     Ron Hamilton

                              Duet — Nadya & Katya Dubikovsky

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     #  9     Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us    
                                    (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 6:30-34     NRSV
30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Sermon     “The Prophesied Shepherd”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Elevation IV from Heures Mystiques, Op. 29 by Léon Boëllmann
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
* Local Emergency Aid Program
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61

Hymn     # 544     Lead Me, Guide Me
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Introduction and March on "Lauda Anima"   by Brenda Portman

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven; to his feet your tribute bring.      
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore his praises sing.

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

* The flowers this Sunday are given by Nadya Dubikovsky.

* The Greeters this Sunday are The Saputo Family.

* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Sergey & Nadya Dubikovsky.

* Deadline for August Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, July 24th. 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. 


* Hymn Sing begins at 9:25 a.m. Sunday July 29th.


* Our turn to help out at the Tippecanoe County United Food Pantry is just around the corner.  We have been asked to work on Thursday, August 2nd from 3:45-6:15 p.m. and on Friday August 3rd from 11:45-3:00 p.m.  Three people are needed each day - please consider volunteering for this community service opportunity!  Call Marilyn Hinze 620-0056 or Ann Freeman with questions or to agree to help.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, August 6th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy


* The Adult Choir practices start on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30 pm.


* Fall Sunday School! - After a break over the summer months, Sunday School classes will resume on Sunday, August 19th. Please watch the Sunday bulletins for more information. A complete list of classes and teachers will appear soon.


* 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:

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 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!


* 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 22, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 10:55 a.m.    Kids Club

This Week:
Tues.,                          Deadline for August 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 (Dave & Kris Stith)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
August 6th                  L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster