Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

September 9, 2018 Bulletin

Sep 7, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., September 9, 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 
                          # 410     Crown Him with Many Crowns       
                          Supplemental Hymnal       
                          #   59     O How He Loves You and Me
                          #   67     O Great God
                          #   55     Shine, Jesus, Shine   


Hymn     # 249     Holy, Holy, Holy
                           (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 116:1-9     NRSV                                    Anna Johnson
1I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
2Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, save my life!”
5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6The LORD protects the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your rest, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
9I walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Prayer for Illumination                  Anna Johnson

First Lesson:     Isaiah 35:3-10     NRSV                Anna Johnson 
3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.”
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray. 9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there.10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     You are the Light     Tom Fettke

You are the Light we see.
You are the Truth we know.
You are the Life we live.
You are the Hope, You are the Joy,
You are the Song we sing.

Living God, loving God,
We glorify Your name.
High and Holy One, come down,
We lift our hearts in praise!
Prince of Peace, Immanuel, 
Jesus, Lord of Love. 

Within our hearts, Your light.
Within our minds, Your truth. 
Within our lives Your love;
Living Your hope, spreading Your joy,
Singing Your beautiful song. 


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 462     Amazing Grace
                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 7:24-37     NRSV
24From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet.26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 28But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” 30So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Sermon     “He Does Everything Well”    Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Choral Prelude on "In God, My Faithful God" , Johann Nicolaus Hanff

In God, my faithful God; I trust when dark my road;
Though many woes o'ertake me, Yet He will not forsake me;


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.

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     # 547     Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Choral Prelude on "Eternity, Thou Thunder-word" , Johann Gottfried Walther

Eternity, thou thunder-word, Thou bone-and marrow-cleaving sword,
Beginning without ending, Eternity, time without time


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 Emily Matthews.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Jane & Terry Stewart.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Cameron & Erin Ward.


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


* 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 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.


* 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."


* 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.


* There will be an open house in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, September 30th celebrating John and Kathy Skene's 50th wedding anniversary.  Friends of John and Kathy are invited to come by between 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. to help them celebrate this landmark.  No gifts please, but cards and notes will be appreciated!  If you are unable to attend and wish to send a greeting, you may leave cards at the church office or send them in care of the Stiths at 2671 State Rd 26W, West Lafayette, 47906.


* 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


Weekly Calendar for September 9, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   1:30 p.m.    Tippecanoe Villa Worship
   3:00 p.m.    Friendship House (Donna) 
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Ron & Carol)   

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 (Grieke)
Wed.,     6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Fri.,        7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Sat.,       9:00 a.m.     HH 5K Run

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, September 16th     HH 3K Walk