Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

January 13, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., January 13, 2019
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
                          # 249  Holy, Holy, Holy! 
                          Supplemental Hymnal   
                          #   27  What a Friend We Have in Jesus 
                          #   54  Here I Am, Lord

                          Behold the Goodness of Our Lord 

Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     # 501     Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
                                            (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 31:1-8     NRSV (read responsively)   Anna Johnson 
1In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.
2Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
3You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me,
4take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my refuge.
5Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
6You hate those who pay regard to worthless idols, but I trust in the LORD.
7I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities,
8and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.

Prayer for Illumination            Anna Johnson                                         

First Lesson:     Proverbs 3:1-8     NRSV         Anna Johnson
My child, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments;
2for length of days and years of life
and abundant welfare they will give you. 
3Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4So you will find favor and good repute
in the sight of God and of people. 
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
6In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
7Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
8It will be a healing for your flesh
and a refreshment for your body.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Speak O Lord

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You,
To receive the food of Your holy Word.
Take Your Truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness;
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise, cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail;
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds,
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time,
That will echo down through eternity;
And by grace we'll stand on Your promises;
And by faith we'll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, 'til Your church is built,
And the earth is filled with Your glory.


Children’s Sermon

Psalm 133A     Behold the Goodness of Our Lord

Second Lesson:     Philippians 1:12-18a     NRSV
12I want you to know, beloved that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; 14and most of the brothers and sisters, having been made confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare to speak the word with greater boldness and without fear. 15Some proclaim Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. 16These proclaim Christ out of love, knowing that I have been put here for the defense of the gospel; 17the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but intending to increase my suffering in my imprisonment. 18What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives or true; and in that I rejoice. 

Sermon     “Prison’s Upside”     Pastor Paul Copeland                         

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Meditation on "Christe Sanctorum"   by Lynn Trapp

Christ is the world's light, Christ and none other

Response ( Gray Hymnal pg. 638)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below.
Praise him above, you heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Δ

Prayer of Dedication 

Ordination and Installation of Deacons and Ruling Elders


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF
* ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization)
* Hope 61


Hymn     # 544     Lead Me, Guide Me
                              (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Toccata on "Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure" , setting by Gunther Martin Gõttsche of the tune  "Jesu ist kommen, grund ewiger freude"

Jesus has come and brings pleasure eternal,
Alpha, Omega, beginning and end
Godhead, humanity, union supernal,
O great Redeemer, you come as our friend


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: St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians   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.


* The Greeters this Sunday are the White Family.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Steve and Mary Lou Varys.


* The ordination and installation of elders- and deacons-elect will take place during worship this Sunday.  Jan Hem, Jean McCoy, and Steve Varys will be installed to serve as Ruling Elders in the Class of 2021.  Rob Donaldson, Deb Johnson and Jerry Matthews will be ordained to the office of Deacon and installed to serve in the Class of 2021. Please remember these brothers and sisters in prayer.


* Pastor Copeland has begun a sermon series on St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The adult Sunday School class will explore the preaching text in greater detail, particularly in relation to the theme of congregational life and leadership. The series through Philippians will run from January 6th though April 7th, the last Sunday in Lent.  Please contact Pastor Copeland for further information.


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


* The Women’s Group will be hosting a Souper-Bowl Sundae lunch on Sunday, February 3rd after church at noon. Bring your favorite soup or bread. Sundaes will be the dessert.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall. Come in your favorite jersey and support your team! All are welcome!


* Mission of the Month for January, 2019 is the Lafayette Urban Ministry Emergency Shelter for homeless people.

Wish list

Paper Supplies — Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper napkins, Facial Tissues (Kleenex), Paper plates, Disposable cups

Cleaning Supplies — Disinfectant Spray (Lysol), All Purpose   Cleaner (Simply Green), Bleach (Clorox), Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid, Dishwasher Detergent, Trash bags (13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string)

Medical supplies — Band-Aids, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Gauze pads, Neosporin, First Aid Antiseptic Spray

Personal Care — Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tampons, Sanitary napkins, Foot powder, Disposable Razors, Combs, Nail Clippers, Pocket facial tissues, Liquid Hand Soap, Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox), Hand  sanitizer

Food items — Peanut butter, Snack Bars (Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars, Rice Krispies Treats), Hot Cocoa – powdered mix

Coffee Set Up — Coffee (Caffeinated), Coffee filters, Sweetener packets (sugar, Splenda, Sweet’N Low, Equal), Powdered Creamer

Clothing — Socks, Underwear, Winter gloves, hats, socks, scarves (men’s & women’s)

Questions? Contact Dave Stith


Weekly Calendar for January 13, 2019

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   1:30 p.m.    Tippecanoe Villa Worship
   3:00 p.m.    Friendship House (Grieke Toebes)
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH) (Mary Lou Varys)
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 (Communion) (Mary Lou Varys)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.  Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.  Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
February 3rd                   Souper-Bowl Sundae Lunch