Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

October 14, 2018 Bulletin

Oct 12, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., October 14, 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     Supplemental Hymnal       
                          # 12     Like a River Glorious
                          # 62     Ancient Words
                          # 90     Hear the Call of the Kingdom
                          # 81     You Are My All in All


Hymn     # 246     Come, Thou Almighty King
                                    (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 91:1-8     NRSV                      Sophia Bergmann
1You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
3For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
4he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,
6or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Prayer for Illumination                         Sophia Bergmann

First Lesson:     Amos 5:10-15     NRSV                 Sophia Bergmann
10They hate the one who reproves in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks the truth. 11Therefore because you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. 12For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and push aside the needy in the gate.13Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time. 14Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. 15Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Special Music     How High and How Wide     Words and Music by Mark Altrogge

Erin Ward accompanied by David Sparks  

No eye has seen, and no ear has heard 
And no mind has ever conceived 
The glorious things that You have prepared 
For ev’ryone who has believed;
You brought us near and You called us Your own,
And made us joint heirs with Your Son.

How high and how wide, 
How deep and how long,
How sweet and how strong is Your love; 
How lavish Your grace, 
How faithful Your ways,
How great is Your love, O Lord.

Objects of mercy, who should have known wrath, 
We’re filled with unspeakable joy 
Riches of wisdom, unsearchable wealth, 
And the wonder of knowing Your voice. 
You are our treasure and our great reward 
Our hope and our glorious King!


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 14     Be Thou My Vision
                         (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 10:17-31     NRSV
17As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”18Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” 20He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are    possible.”
28Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

Sermon     “Entering the Kingdom”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Meditation, Alan Bullard

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

Prayer of Dedication  


Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center

Hymn     # 588     Tell Your Children
                             (Gray Psalter Hymnal)     


Postlude     A Psalm of Joy, Gregory Hamilton     

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: The Prophet Micah                     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 this week are Monday – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. He will be out of the office Thursday, October 18th - Wednesday, October 24th. Pastor Horner will be preaching Sunday, October 21st.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Becky Chapman.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Dennis & Nancy Dunn.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Rob & Betsy Wagner.


* 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. 


* Do you spend some quality time with a needle in hand? Do you have a closet full of good intentions? Have you wanted to learn to quilt, embroider, crochet, or knit? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, join us for Stitch and Purl. We will be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 4 – 7 p.m. Please bring a sack lunch and a project to work on. We begin on October 24th.


* 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.  A preparation guide is available on the table in the Narthex. 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.


* This week we sent our annual pledge letter to let you help determine the future of Faith Presbyterian Church. Please give prayerful consideration to your pledge and how best you can serve our church.  If you did not receive a pledge card, there are additional pledge cards on the table in the hallway by the office. Please place your pledge card in the offering plate or return it by mail by October 29th.  

Carol Gentry


* Deadline for November Newsletter submissions is Monday, October 29th. Please email them to Brenda.


* Church Outside Cleanup — Workers are needed to clean up the courtyard and landscaping on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Bring your gloves, rakes, etc.  Questions? Contact Sergey or Ron.


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, November 5th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?  Contact Jean McCoy.


* Join the ladies for breakfast on Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. here in the Fellowship Hall.  The theme for the morning will be show and tell.  Please bring craft or art items to share, or a collection or hobby for show and tell.  We have many talented women in our church. Do not hide your talent under a bushel but let it shine to share with others. There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.


* 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 14, 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 Lofgren)
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Grieke Toebes)   

This Week:
Monday       6:30 p.m.     Deacon’s Meeting
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 (Communion) (Nancy Moore)
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday           7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
Wednesday, Oct. 24th     Stitch and Purl
Saturday, Oct. 27th          Mini Retreat for Church Elders
Sunday, Oct. 28th            Trunk or Treat