Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

August 5, 2018 Communion Bulletin

Jul 27, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., August 5, 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     Voluntary On The 100th Psalm Tune, Henry Purcell

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Hymn     # 253     Praise to the Lord, the Almighty    
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                                 Debbie Fleetham  

First Lesson:     Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15     NRSV         Debbie Fleetham
2The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4Then the LORD said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. 
9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the LORD, for he has heard your complaining.’“ 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11The LORD spoke to Moses and said, 12“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’“
13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music          Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us

                                           Flutist — Tamara Moore

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     #  264     Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 6:21-35     NRSV
21Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”
28Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Sermon     “Working for Food”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     A Gaelic melody (hymn tune Bunessan) associated with the song "Morning Has Broken" arranged by Gregory Hamilton    


Response (p. 288 vs. 4 Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every power as thou shalt choose,
Every power as thou shalt choose.


Hymn     # 64     How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
                                        (Supplemental Hymnal)

The Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution:     1 Corinthians 11:23-26     In Unison  
23For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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     # 322     God, the Father of Your People
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Fanfare     C. S. Lang               


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.


Sunday School classes for all ages begin Sunday, August 19!
Sunday School is a good opportunity for us to grow in our knowledge of
God, and to enjoy fellowship and to encourage each other in our faith.

Pre and School age Classes and their teachers

Pre-School - Kindergarten             Sophia Bergmann & Betsy Wagner
Grades 1- 4                                                        Carol Goodrich & Kris Stith
Grades 5 - 7                                                      SueAnne & Mike Bergmann
Grades 8 - 12                                                                      Debbie Fleetham 

Adult Classes and teachers

Biblical Greek                                                                           Jurgen Honig
Adult Class                                                                  Pastor Paul Copeland

All are welcome and invited to come to Sunday School!




* 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 Kathy Trinkle.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Dorothy Bethel & Nancy Linnemann.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Dennis & Nancy Dunn.


* 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.


* 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. 


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


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for August is the Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP).  This is our own outreach program to local residents who need a little assistance with utilities or rent. In June we were able to assist 24 families. We like to give each family a “ Goody Bag” every other month when “Goodies” are available. This charity is run at Faith Presbyterian by Faith Presbyterian members, so it is your chance to help out neighbors and locals who have fallen on hard times. 

We are asking for donations of Shampoo, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Soap and Toilet Paper (preferably 4 packs for ease of distribution).

Questions? Please contact Dave Stith.


* 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, email 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 August 5, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship (Communion)
   2:30 p.m.    St. Mary’s Worship

This Week:
Mon.,    11:30 a.m.    L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
Tues.,     7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts #338
Tues.,     7:30 p.m.    Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,     7:00 a.m.    Morning Prayers (Carol & Ron)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.    Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
August 15th              Start of Adult Choir
August 19th              Start of Fall Sunday School