Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

October 7,2018 Bulletin

Oct 5, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., October 7, 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     I Love Thee, My Lord, arrangement by George Shearing of the tune "I Love Thee"

I love Thee, I love Thee, and that Thou dost know;
but how much I love Thee my actions will show. --Anonymous

Welcome  and Greeting 

Hymn     # 1     The Church’s One Foundation 
                                 (Supplemental Hymnal)


Call to Confession                            Josh White
Our Lord Jesus said:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” As God has instructed us in these great commandments, and because we have not lived in full obedience, let us now confess our sins to God, trusting Christ as our Savior and Lord.

Prayer of Confession                              (congregation in unison)
Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you.  You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts,  in forgetting your love.  Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you.  Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon                           Josh White
Here are words you may trust, words that merit full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. To all who confess their sins and resolve to lead a new life, he says, “Your sins are forgiven.”  He also says, “Follow me.”

(congregation in unison)
Now to the one who rules all worlds, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Illumination                          Josh White

First Lesson:     Genesis 2:18-24     NRSV               Josh White
18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” 19So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner.
21So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.22And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.” 24Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Come People of the Risen King     Townend/Getty

Come, people of the Risen King who delight to bring Him praise.
Come all and tune your hearts to sing to the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth we will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach to gather children in.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! 
One heart! One voice! O church of Christ, rejoice!

Come those whose joy is morning sun and those weeping through the night.
Come those who tell of battles won and those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change, and His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days with the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land, men and women of the faith.
Come, those with full or empty hands, find the riches of His grace,
Over all the world His people sing, shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through every age: "  Our God is all in all!"

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     #571     Jesus Loves Me, This I Know 
                                   (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 10:2-16     NRSV
2Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 5But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. 6But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
10Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter.11He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
13People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

Sermon     “Theirs is the Kingdom”       Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     My Shepherd Will Supply, setting of the tune "Southern Harmony", by David N. Johnson

My Shepherd, you supply my need, most holy is your name; in pastures fresh you make me feed, beside the living stream. --Isaac Watts

Response (p. 633 Gray Psalter Hymnal)
He is Lord, he is Lord,
He is risen from the dead, and he is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord. Δ

Hymn     # 39     O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
                                     (Supplemental Hymnal)     

Invitation to the Lord’s Supper

The Apostles’ Creed (Gray Psalter Hymnal p. 813)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Words of Institution

Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup
            The inside cups are white grape juice;
                        the outer cups contain wine.

Thanksgiving and Intercession after Communion
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry

Hymn     Glory Be To God the Father


Postlude     Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, by Don Hustad, based on the tune "Beecher" by John Zundel

Love Divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down -- Charles Wesley     

Δ ©1987, CRC Publication.  CCLI# 387100

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 in loving memory of Tom Goodrich by Ron and Carol.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Gayle Weast & Olivia Wood.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Dennis & Nancy Dunn.


* The Sunday evening Bible study will meet 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. 


* This week we will be sending you our annual pledge letter to let you help determine the future of Faith Presbyterian Church. In preparation for that letter, we would ask for your prayers for the future of our church and our congregation. Please give prayerful consideration to your pledge and how best you can serve our church.    

Carol Gentry


* 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 at Faith Church’s new Northend Community Center located at 2000 Elmwood Ave in Lafayette.  (Note the change from the originally published venue.)   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.  For further information or if you plan to attend please contact Pastor Copeland.


* This year's Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Sunday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the last three years of holding this event, we have had some tremendous opportunities to have fun and connect with community members. We need at least 20 trunks ready to pass out goodies! We also need your prayers. Contact Lou Ann for more information.


* Our Mission of the Month for October is Trinity Life Ministry — Trinity helps men with addictions of various types by helping them become disciples of Christ. The main location is in Crawfordsville but they also have a thrift store here in Lafayette.  The store here and the one in Crawfordsville help to fund the ministry and provide places for the guests to work in their spare time. 

The success rate of this ministry is amazing, compared to most rehabilitation programs. Without question, there is power in including Christ in the program and letting Him lead the way for these men.

The needs for the new group are as follows: Twin sheet sets, Pillows, Pillow cases, Towels, Wash cloths, Laundry Baskets, Laundry Soap, and Blankets.

The ministry likes to give each guest a new set of linens, etc. to signify their “New Beginning” but gently used items in great condition are also appreciated.


Weekly Calendar for October 7, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship (Communion)
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   2:30 p.m.    St. Mary’s Worship (Grieke Toebes)
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Donna Lofgren)   

This Week:
Monday        7:00 p.m.     Session
Tuesday        7:00 p.m.     Boy Scouts #338
Tuesday        7:30 p.m.     Bible Study at Tippecanoe Co. Jail
Wednesday  7:00 a.m.     Morning Prayers (Dave & Diane Horner)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
Saturday, October 27th   Mini Retreat for Church Elders
Sunday, October 28th      Trunk or Treat