Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

August 19, 2018 Bulletin

Aug 17, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., August 19, 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     When Morning Gilds the Skies, arrangement by Jason D. Payne of the hymn tune Laudes Domini by Joseph Barnby

our hearts awaking cry: May Jesus Christ be praised!


Hymn     # 501     Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing    
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 111     NRSV                   Glenn Sparks
1Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.
3Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures   forever.
4He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
8They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

Prayer for Illumination              Glenn Sparks

First Lesson:     Proverbs 9:1-10     NRSV                 Glenn Sparks 
Wisdom has built her house,
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
from the highest places in the town,
4“You that are simple, turn in here!”
To those without sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Lay aside immaturity, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.” 7Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse;
whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt.
8A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you;
the wise, when rebuked, will love you.
9Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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


Anthem     Make A Joyful Noise     Brigette Shevy

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all ye lands!
Make His praises heard on every shore,
God almighty reigns! God almighty reigns!

We will enter his gates with singing,
We will enter his courts with praise.
We His people, the sheep of his pasture,
We will worship His holy name.

We will serve Him with thanksgiving,
We will enter His courts with praise!


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     #  432     For the Beauty of the Earth
                                     (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     John 6:45b-59     NRSV
Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” 59He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.

Sermon     “The Life of the World”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Lord, to You My Soul Is Lifted, Psalm 25. (pg. 25 Gray Hymnal). Tune by Louis Bourgeois, 1551.
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
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry

Hymn     # 54     Here I Am, Lord
                       (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Psalm 42 - Toccatina, based on the tune Freu dich sehr from the Genevan Psalter, also by Louis Bourgeois, 1551, arranged by Henry Woodward.

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.


Join Us for Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.
Classes for children from toddler age to high school, and for adults. 
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-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



* 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 will be out of town Monday morning, August 20th.  His office hours this week will be Tuesday – Friday morning.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Susie & Jim Marshall.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the Kain Family.


* Pastor Paul Copeland will be teaching the Adult Sunday School Class starting Sunday 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.”


* Adult Choir practice Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


* 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 Sunday Evening Bible Study will resume Sunday,  August 26th. We gather in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshment and conversation, then promptly at 6:45 p.m. begin with prayer followed by study. We end promptly at 8:00 p.m. We will continue in John's Gospel, starting at Chapter 9, led by David Moore.


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


* 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.


* The Session has approved the hiring of a Building and Grounds Custodian - Please help advertise this position

Preservation and appearance of church physical assets is on-going responsibility. Care and maintenance of the building and grounds has historically been accomplished by volunteers. Volunteerism fluctuates, often leaving excessive work to be performed by those attending the task. To provide aesthetic care, preventive maintenance, minor repairs, and knowledge of church physical assets, a paid position has been authorized.

Position classification:

  • Part-time Flexible working hours up to 20 hours per week

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Minor repairs of physical facilities
  • Preventive maintenance in coordination with electrical, mechanical and plumbing contractors
  • Snow removal from sidewalks and spreading thawing materials as needed
  • Organization and safekeeping of tools, supplies and equipment
  • Purchase building maintenance supplies and materials as needed
  • Some specific janitorial tasks 
  • Other appropriate assignments from the building and grounds committee


  • Physically able to perform stated duties and responsibilities
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and mechanical systems
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle to safely haul materials as needed

Applicants are expected to submit a statement of work experience, relevant skills and contact information to:

Office, Faith Presbyterian Church, 3318 State Road 26 West, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906; for questions or information call Chair of Personnel Committee, 765-497-2627.



Weekly Calendar for August 19, 2018

  9:30 a.m.    Worship
11:00 a.m.    Sunday School

This Week:
Mon.,      6:30 p.m.    Deacon’s Meeting
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 (Jan Hem)
Wed.,     6:30 p.m.    Adult Choir
Fri.          7:30 a.m.    Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
August 26th               Sunday Evening Bible Study resumes
August 28th               Deadline for September Newsletter Submissions