Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

November 4, 2018 Bulletin

Nov 2, 2018

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., November 4, 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         Andantino, Samuel Wesley

Come Away to the Skies, setting by Emma Lou Diemer of the tune Middlebury

...my beloved,  arise and rejoice in the day thou wast born — Charles Wesley

Welcome  and Greeting 

Hymn     # 431     All Creatures of Our God and King
                                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal

Prayer for Illumination                    Debbie Fleetham             

First Lesson:     Deuteronomy 6:1-9     NRSV      Debbie Fleetham                                
Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the LORD your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, 2so that you and your children and your children’s children, may fear the LORD your God all the days of your life, and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long. 3Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe them diligently, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has promised you.
4Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.8Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us,
And we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.

So we share in this Bread of Life
And we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King

The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, torn for you
Eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life;
Paid the price to make us one.

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you,
Drink and remember
He drained death's cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God.

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond,
And to remember
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
As His body here on earth.

As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim: "  Christ will come again!"
And we'll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King.


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 71     Thy Word
                  (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Mark 12:28-34     NRSV
28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ —this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.

Sermon     “Not Far from the Kingdom”     Pastor Paul Copeland

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Offering of " When in Our Music God is Glorified"  based on the tune Engelberg by Charles V. Stanford (p. 512 Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Response (p. 86 Supplemental Hymnal)
Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker. 
Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand,
just the sheep of His hand. Δ

Hymn     # 267     And Can It Be
                         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)    

Invitation to the Lord’s Supper

Affirmation of Faith  (adapted from the Athanasian Creed)

This is our faith:
We worship one God in trinity and the Trinity in unity.
  The deity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit is one,
equal in glory, coeternal in majesty.
What the Father is the Son is, and so is the Holy Spirit.

We also faithfully believe and confess:
That our Lord Jesus became flesh.
That our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is both God and man.
He is God, begotten before all worlds from the being of the  Father, and he is man, born in the world from the being of his  mother—existing fully as God and fully as man.

He suffered death for our salvation.
He descended into hell and rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the  Father.
He will come again to judge the quick and the dead.

This is our faith.

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
* Jon & Kristi Nykamp
* Greg & Faith Hurst-SIM
* Matrix Life Care Center

Psalm 145     O My God and King and Savior   


Postlude     Sortie. A Fughetta by Théodore Dubois

Δ ©1986 by Maranatha! Music  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 Melissa Sparks.


* The Greeters this Sunday are Claudio Freitas & Frank Saputo.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Theo & Amy Van Cott.


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


* L2 Single Ladies Group 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.


* 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. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship. 


* Join the ladies for breakfast on Saturday, November 10th, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 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.  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 office@faithpresbyterian.org 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.


* Jubilee Christmas is coming!  For anyone not familiar with Jubilee, it's a program coordinated by LUM.  It gives low-income parents an opportunity to select gifts for their children, so that they can be “heroes” in the eyes of their children on Christmas morning.

Jubilee Christmas at Faith will be celebrated on Saturday, December 8th starting with breakfast at 9:00 a.m. We will be hosting up to 16 families.  Lots of help will be needed to make it a special day for our guests. 

The launch of our preparations for Jubilee Christmas is Sunday, November 11th in the Fellowship Hall. You will have a chance to choose ways to help make this a special day for our families, either by baking, buying toys or items for the families, or helping on the day of jubilee. Please join us at the Christmas tree to sign up and see the many ways you can become involved with this great mission of our church and LUM. 

Questions? Please see Carol Goodrich or Ron Smith.  


* Special Announcement Congregational meeting — The 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.  The Session will recommend that Reverend David Horner be elected Pastor Emeritus. There will also be an opportunity to present new business at the meeting. We hope you will plan to attend.


* Worship at Faith Church Thanksgiving Eve — Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. we will gather as families to give thanks to God for His many blessings.  It will be a service of sharing in different ways—by speaking about God’s goodness to us, by bringing food or money gifts for the Food Pantry to create a cornucopia in front of the sanctuary, and by singing our praises to Him. Join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service for a time of fellowship with cider and doughnut holes.


* Our Mission of the Month for November is the Tippecanoe County United Food bank sponsored by Church Women United. Please bring non-perishable items in during the month of November. Items needed are: canned tomatoes, pasta sauces, green beans, corn, peas, fruit, pork & beans, soup, ramen soup, boxed macaroni & cheese, crackers, tuna, peanut butter, boxed or canned meals (chili, stew, ravioli), pasta or spaghetti. Please no glass containers. Thank You!


* Habitat 2019 Apostle Build fundraising progress — Faith is participating in the Habitat 2019 Apostle build.  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. So far Faith has raised half our expected $5400, but overall the churches have raised only $12,459.08 of the total $65,000. 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."


Weekly Calendar for November 4, 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) (David & Nancy Moore)   

This Week:
Monday     11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies Group Lunch at Westminster
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 & Kris Stith)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Saturday       9:00 a.m.     Ladies’ Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall

Coming Weeks:
November 11th                 Launch of Jubilee Christmas
November 21st                 Worship at Faith Church Thanksgiving Eve