Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

September 16, 2018 Bulletin

Sep 14, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., September 16, 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     Prelude on "  Eventide"  (Canon - Aria - Chorale) by David P. Dahl, based on the tune by William H. Monk

    Abide with me: fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens;
Lord, with me abide. -Henry Francis Lyte


Hymn     # 26     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
                                          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 116:10-19     NRSV               Bert Chapman              
10I kept my faith, even when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;
11I said in my consternation, “Everyone is a liar.”
12What shall I return to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
14I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.
16O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds.
17I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD.
18I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Prayer for Illumination                     Bert Chapman         

First Lesson:     Isaiah 50:4-9a     NRSV             Bert Chapman
4The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. 6I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. 7The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 8he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. 9It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty?...

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Prayer for Peace     Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Precious Jesus, loving Savior,
Our Redeemer, Lord of all,
Grant us everlasting peace. 
Lamb of God, hear our prayer,
Grant us peace. 

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 68     O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
                                     (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 8:27-38     NRSV
27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Sermon     “Self-denial”    Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     There is a Land of Pure Delight, by Robert J. Powell, based on the tune "Twenty Fourth" by Amzi Chapin

 where saints immortal reign; infinite day excludes the night,
and pleasure banishes pain -Isaac Watts

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
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry

Hymn     Will You Come and Follow Me


Postlude         Postlude on "Beach Spring" by Marianne Kim, based on the tune from The Sacred Harp (1844)

“What a Friend we have in Jesus” and
“Come, ye sinners, poor and needy”
are two hymns set to this tune.


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 Gayle Weast.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Becky & Bert Chapman.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Emily & Jerry Matthews.


* 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 service Sunday 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.


* Hunger Hike 2018 — Hunger Hike 3K Walk @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday. 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 be collecting donations Sunday, September 16th.


* The Sunday evening Bible study meets 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. 


* Deadline for October Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, September 25th. Please email them to Brenda.


* The ordination and installation of Melissa Sparks to the office of deacon will take place during worship on Sunday, September 30th, 2018.


* 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.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, October 1st  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?  Contact Jean McCoy.


* The Cress family would like to thank everyone for their help in moving! We literally could not have done it without your help. We miss everyone and look forward to the next time we get to see each of you! 


* 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."


* 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 16, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   2:00 p.m.    HH 3K Walk
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Mary Lou Varys)   

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 (Communion) (Ron & Carol)
Wed.,     6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Fri.,         7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
Tues., September 25th     Deadline for October Newsletter Submissions
Sun., September 30th       Open House for  John & Kathy Skene