Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

August 12, 2018 Bulletin

Aug 10, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., August 12, 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.

Hymn Sing     Gray Psalter Hymnal 
                          # 436     This is My Father’s World       
                          # 588     Tell Your Children (v. 1) 

                           Supplemental Hymnal       
                          #   26     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing   
                          #   61     In Christ Alone   


Hymn     # 3     Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken    
                                     (Supplemental Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 130     NRSV                            Grieke Toebes
1Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
2Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
3If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
4But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
5I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
6my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.
7O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.
8It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

Prayer for Illumination                       Grieke Toebes  

First Lesson:     1 Kings 19:1-8     NRSV             Grieke Toebes
Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah; he left his servant there. 4But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” 5Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” 6He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. 7The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” 8He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     In the Garden

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     #  588     Tell Your Children
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 6:35-45a     NRSV
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. 36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; 38for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.” 41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves.44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ ...

Sermon     “Taught by God”      Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Passacaglia on "Galilee"  ,arr. by Arthur Frackenpohl of the tune Galilee by W. H. Jude

Jesus Calls us; o'er the tumult of our life's wild restless sea...
saying, "  Christian, follow me."


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. 


Prayer of Dedication  


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     # 291     May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata Brevis, by Ovid Young

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 19th!
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 Amy Van Cott.

* The Greeters this Sunday are the Kucik Family.

* The Java Hero this Sunday is Olivia Wood.


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


* 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. 


* Adult Sunday School Class will be taught by Pastor Paul Copeland from August 19th through September 23rd — Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down. Perspectives on the Theology and Practice of Corporate Worship. This class will consider some of the theological, historical and cultural factors that have influenced the practice of corporate worship in North America. The purpose is to help us attain greater clarity about the way worship forms, empower and sends us a disciple community into God’s world. The first line of Faith Presbyterian Church’s purpose or mission statement is “We seek to worship God in spirit and truth…”. The hope is that this class will stimulate reflection on this statement of purpose and, in particular, on its relationship to the rest of the purpose-namely, to “grow personally and corporately in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus” and to “obey Jesus’ command to extend the Gospel.”


* 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.


* Deadline for September Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, August 28th. Please email them to Brenda at the church office.


* 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. 


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


Weekly Calendar for August 12, 2018

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

This Week:
Mon.,     7:00 p.m.    Session
Tues.,     7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts #338
Tues.,     7:30 p.m.    Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wed.,      7:00 a.m.    Morning Prayers (Communion) (Mary Lou Varys)
Fri.          7:30 a.m.    Men’s Breakfast

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