Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

October 21, 2018 Bulletin

Oct 18, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., October 21, 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     Two preludes by Gregory Hamilton based on Gregorian chant tunes

Adoro Te Devote - I adore thee… Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art

Tantum Ergo - Therefore we, before him bending… Down in adoration falling


Hymn     # 52     Great Is the Lord
                        (Supplemental Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 10:13-18     NRSV                   Deb Johnson
13Why do the wicked renounce God, and say in their hearts, “You will not call us to account”?
14But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief, that you may take it into your hands; the helpless commit themselves to you; you have been the helper of the orphan.
15Break the arm of the wicked and evildoers; seek out their wickedness until you find none.
16The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations shall perish from his land.
17O LORD, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear
18to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more.

Prayer for Illumination                    Deb Johnson

First Lesson:     Matthew 25:31-46     NRSV              Deb Johnson
31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’44Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Declare Your Maker’s Praise     Arranged by Lloyd Larson

Feat. Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone 

Lydia Jefson — Oboist

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 9     Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
                                   (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     I Samuel 28:3-19     NRSV
3Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. Saul had expelled the mediums and the   wizards from the land. 4The Philistines assembled, and came and encamped at Shunem. Saul gathered all Israel, and they encamped at Gilboa. 5When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. 6When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, not by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.
7Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her.” His servants said to him, “There is a medium at Endor.” 8So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothes and went there, he and two men with him. They came to the woman by night. And he said, “Consult a spirit for me, and bring up for me the one whom I name to you.” 9The woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the wizards from the land. Why then are you laying a snare for my life to bring about my death?” 10But Saul swore to her by the LORD, “As the LORD lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” 11Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He answered, “Bring up Samuel for me.” 12When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!” 13The king said to her, “Have no fear; what do you see?” The woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the ground.” 14He said to her, “What is his appearance?” She said, “An old man is coming up; he is wrapped in a robe.” So Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground, and did obeisance.
15Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams; so I have summoned you to tell me what I should do.” 16Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has turned from you and become your enemy? 17The LORD has done to you just as he spoke by me; for the LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hand, and given it to your neighbor, David.18Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD, and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the LORD has done this thing to you today. 19Moreover the LORD will give Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines; and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me; the LORD will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”

Sermon     “Unfinished Business”    Pastor David Horner

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Our Father, Clothed with Majesty, Hymn tune Vater Unser (p. 562 Gray Psalter Hymnal )
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
* Local Emergency Aid Program
* Trinity Life Ministry
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF

Hymn     # 434     God Moves in a Mysterious Way
                                        (Gray Psalter Hymnal)     


Postlude     Aus Meines Herzens Grunde, Chorale Prelude by Johann Gottfried Walther

With all my heart's new power, I give Thee thanks and praise.
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.



* 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 Thursday –Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Nancy Linnemann.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Rob & Betsy Wagner.


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


* 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 more 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.


* If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail, 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.


* The Nominating Committee asks for your nomination of   Deacons and Elders for next term. These are important church officers, so please give this some thought and prayer. A box is in the Narthex where you can place your nominations, or you may send them to Brenda at by November 11th. The slate of potential officers will be announced at our annual meeting on November 18th. Thank you for your assistance in this important work of the church.


* 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 21, 2018

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

This Week:
Tuesday     10:00 a.m.     Local Emergency Aid Program
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 (Sparks)
Wednesday  4:00 p.m.     Stitch and Purl
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Saturday       9:00 a.m.     Mini-Retreat for Church Elders

Coming Weeks:
Sunday, Oct. 28th               Trunk or Treat 
Monday, October 29th      Deadline for December Newsletter Submissions
Saturday, November 3rd  Church Outside Cleanup
Monday, November 5th    L2 Ladies Group Lunch at Westminster