Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

September 2, 2018 Bulletin

Aug 31, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., September 2, 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    Matins, by Lani Smith


Hymn     # 569     Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet
                                                 (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                                                      Betsy Wagner

First Lesson:     Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9     NRSV            Betsy Wagner 
So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. 2You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you. 
6You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” 7For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? 8And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today? 9But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children—

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Shepherd of Souls     

Shepherd of souls, in love, come feed us
Life-giving bread for hungry hearts!
To those refreshing waters lead us
Where dwells that peace your grace imparts.
May we, the wayward in your fold,
By your forgiveness rest consoled.

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 7     I Sought the Lord
                       (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 7:1-8, 21-23     NRSV
Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them.3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; 4and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) 5So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with   defiled hands?” 6He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,
‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
7in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
8You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

21For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Sermon     “Vain Worship”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Holy God, We Praise Your Name, by David Cherwien, based on the tune Grosser Gott.

    Holy God, we praise Your name; Lord of all, we bow before You.
    Saints on earth your rule acclaim; all in heav'n above adore You.
    Infinite Your vast domain; everlasting is Your reign.

Response (p. 632 Gray Psalter Hymnal)
To God be the glory,
to God be the glory,
to God be the glory
for the things He has done.
With His blood He has saved me;
with His power He has raised me.
To God be the glory
for the things He has done.

Hymn     # 483     How Great Thou Art
                              (Gray Psalter 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     # 627     Bless His Holy Name
                               (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Gigue, by Douglas E. Wagner, inspired by Psalm 149:3.

Let them praise his name in the dance.

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’s office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and by appointment.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Dorothy Bethel.


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


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Jim & Susie Marshall.


* The Sunday evening Bible study will meet this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Tuesday, September 4th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?  Contact Jean McCoy.


* 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. 


* Habitat 2019 Apostle Build — Faith will be participating in the Habitat Apostle build again in 2019. The cost of sponsorship ($65,000) for the house will be divided among the 12 churches, meaning we are hoping to raise $5,400 toward the build. If you would like to make a contribution, you can give it to Daniel Trinkle, or send it directly to Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette. All contributions should be marked for "2019 Apostle Build." The Singing Contractors (www.singingcontractors.com) concert originally scheduled for Long Center has been rescheduled as a free concert at the Junction House, 215 Smith St.  The time and date remain the same — September 7th, 7:00 p.m.


* Presbytery Meeting: The Midwest Presbytery will meet Friday – Saturday, September 14th-15th, 2018 at the Warsaw EPC in Warsaw, IN.  Any ordained elder in the congregation may be commissioned to attend, even if he or she is not currently serving on Session.  If you are interested in attending, please let Jurgen Honig know by this Friday, September 7th.


* The Deacons have been sponsoring dinners once a month for the families of the Trinity Life Ministry men. We have been asked to supply a few people to setup the room, serve the food, and clean up. The next dinner is September 10th at 5:00 p.m. If you are willing and able to help, contact Dave Stith.


* Hunger Hike 2018 — Hunger Hike 3K Walk @ 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16th & Hunger Hike 5K Run @ 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th. Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to raise the awareness of and make a difference in the fight against hunger. Hunger Hike is open to participants of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!  Hunger Hike benefits St. Tom’s Haiti Ministry, Lafayette Urban Ministry’s food programs, and Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. We will collecting donations at church on September 9th & 16th.  

Ways to Participate — go to hungerhike.org to:  

  • Donate to Hunger Hike (use the Faith Presbyterian team page) 
  • Register as a Hunger Hike 3K Walk participant
  • Register as a Hunger Hike 5K Run participant
  • Volunteer at Hunger Hike & HH5K
  • Create a personal Online Fundraising Page

For more information — check out LUM's website, call or email.  
hungerhike@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691 | www.hungerhike.org |


* Help Make Our Website Sing! - The communications committee is excited to announce we are working on a new church website! Aside from an updated, mobile-friendly design, the site will be photo-rich to highlight the strong connections among our church family. To help us showcase these connections, a photographer will be attending our September 16th service to take photos as we worship and fellowship. While he'll work as inconspicuously as possible, you'll probably see him quietly moving around at various points during the service. We appreciate your cooperation and we look forward to sharing additional information as we progress.


* Mini-Retreat for Church Elders: Pastor Copeland will lead a retreat for church elders on Saturday, October 27th, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  The retreat will be held in the Purdue Bible Fellowship room of the Faith West Community Center.  The retreat will focus on the Biblical priorities of the eldership and ways to organize the work of Session around those priorities.  All ordained elders in the congregation are encouraged to attend. 


* Our Faith Presbyterian September Mission of the Month is the LUM After School Program. This Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children Kindergarten - 8th grade. The program serves up to 80 children from all elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon. The children are transported from their schools to Central Presbyterian Church — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in religious education, crafts, music, and other fun recreational and educational    activities. The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers.


Personal Care — Liquid Hand Soap, Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox), Hand sanitizer 

Cleaning Supplies — Disinfectant Spray (Lysol), Dishwasher Detergent, Trash bags (30 gallon), Trash bags (13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string)

Snacks Needed:

  •     Drinks — 100% Fruit Juice, Bottled water, Milk
  •     Healthy Snacks — Peanut butter, Fresh fruit, Carrots (snack size), Raisins, Yogurt cups, Applesauce cups, Fruit cups, Pudding cups, Gelatin cups (Jello)
  •     Snack Bars — Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars, Rice Krispie Treats
  •     Paper Supplies — Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper napkins, Facial Tissues (Kleenex), Paper plates, Disposable cups, Ziploc bags


* Dear Faith Folks, Are you ready for the monthly Faith Fellowship Dinners? It was great to have couples, families, individuals and guests come together Sunday evenings to share a prepared meal. We’d like to continue this fellowship event. Please contact the church office or 743-3683 and let us know the day and time you preferSunday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. like last year, OR Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m. We hope to get a good group attending again this year – and it would be great time to invite friends to “break bread with us”. Questions? Please see Lonni Kucik or Kris Stith.


* We are mowing and trimming the church property for the rest of the season and perhaps beyond. If you are willing and able to help with mowing or trimming, please contact Dave Stith.


Weekly Calendar for September 2, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship (Communion)
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   2:30 p.m.    St. Mary’s Worship
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Kris & Dave)   

This Week:
Mon.,                          Office Closed
Tues.,   11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies Group 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 (Dave & Kris Stith)
Wed.,      6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Fri.           7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast