Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

October 28, 2018 Bulletin

Oct 26, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., October 28, 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 
                        # 267     And Can It Be
                        # 452     He Leadeth Me
                         Come, People of the Risen King     
                         Supplemental Hymnal       
                         #   82      I Love You, Lord   


Hymn     # 469     A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
                                      (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Psalter:     Psalm 34:1-10     NRSV                 Ron Smith      
1I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.
3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
6This poor soul cried, and was heard by the LORD, and was saved from every trouble.
7The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8O taste and see that the LORD is good; happy are those who take   refuge in him.
9O fear the LORD, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.
10The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Prayer for Illumination                     Ron Smith           

First Lesson:     Jeremiah 31:7-11                   Ron Smith
7For thus says the LORD: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O LORD, your people, the remnant of Israel.” 8See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. 9With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd a flock.” 11For the LORD has ransomed Jacob, and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Celtic Amazing Grace, arr. Michael Ware

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 61     In Christ Alone
                     (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 10:46-52     NRSV
46They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Sermon     “Saving Faith”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Speak, O Lord

               Anna Johnson — Soloist
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
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61
* Lafayette Urban Ministry

Hymn     # 505     For All the Saints
                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)    


Postlude     "Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand", arrangement by Lani Smith of the hymn tune Alford by John B. Dykes

The armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steps of light.

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 are Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Kathleen Taulman.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Morgan & Melissa Sparks.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Karen Gilliom & Gayle Weast.


* Trunk-or-Treat this Sunday 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! Questions? Contact Lou Ann.


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


* 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.  

Carol Gentry


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


* 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. 


* 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 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.


* Special Announcement Congregational meetingThe annual meeting of the Congregation of Faith Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. During the meeting the Session will present the Budget for 2019. The Congregation will elect new Deacons and Elders. The congregation will also be asked to approve the Pastor’s Salary Package for 2019.  There will also be an opportunity to present new business at the meeting. We hope you will plan to attend.


* 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.


* If you have had a recent change in contact information (address, phone, email, etc.) please notify the church office or 743-3683. Thank You!


Weekly Calendar for October 28, 2018

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   4:00 p.m.    Trunk or Treat  
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Dave & Kris)   

This Week:
Monday                              Deadline for Newsletter Submissions
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 (Ron & Carol)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.      Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.      Men’s Breakfast
Saturday       9:00 a.m.      Church Outside Cleanup

Coming Weeks:
Monday, November 5th     L2 Ladies Group Lunch at Westminster
Saturday, November 10th Ladies’ Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall