Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

January 27, 2019

Jan 25, 2019

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., January 27, 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     Supplemental Hymnal   
                          #    6  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee 
                          #  35  Praise Him! Praise Him!

                          Gray Psalter Hymnal
                          #169  I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord
                                    Sing to God with Joy and Gladness 

Welcome and Greeting

Psalm     Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness

Psalter:     Psalm 31:17-24     NRSV (read responsively)  Josh White                                           
17Do not let me be put to shame, O LORD, for I call on you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
18Let the lying lips be stilled that speak insolently against the righteous with pride and contempt.
19O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone!
20In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.
21Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was beset as a city under siege.
22I had said in my alarm, “I am driven far from your sight.” But you heard my supplications when I cried out to you for help.
23Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.
24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.

Prayer for Illumination                   Josh White                                         

First Lesson:     Proverbs 9:1-12     NRSV        Josh White
1Wisdom has built her house,
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
from the highest places in the town,
4“You that are simple, turn in here!”
To those without sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Lay aside immaturity, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.” 7Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse;
whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt.
8A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you;
the wise, when rebuked, will love you.
9Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
11For by me your days will be multiplied,
and years will be added to your life.
12If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 62     Ancient Words
                      (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Philippians 1:27-30     NRSV
27Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, 28and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. 29For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— 30since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Sermon     “Worthy of the Gospel”     Pastor Paul Copeland                         

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Hymn: At Morning Light, Thomas Tallis (1520-1585)

Now that the daylight fills the sky, we lift our hearts to God on high

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  


Joys and Concerns  

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Matrix Life Care Center
* Trinity Life Ministry
* Jack & Mary Ann Voelkel-IVCF

Hymn     # 1     The Church’s One Foundation
                                 (Supplemental Hymnal)


Postlude     Präludium und Fuge in a moll (A minor), Georg Böhm

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 Diane & David Horner.


* The Java Heroes this Sunday are Dave & Kris Stith.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Kris Stith.


* Regarding cancelling Sunday worship due to weather: unless the Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency declares a travel warning, services will ordinarily continue as scheduled.  Everyone should exercise good judgment regarding the wisdom of going out on the roads.  If a decision is made to cancel Sunday worship, we will notify CBS 13, and follow the other customary protocols for informing the congregation.


* 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. 


* Deadline for February Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, January 29th. Please email them to the church office.    


* Pastor Copeland will be away from January 30 – February 1 attending a Transition Ministry training event in Colorado Springs.  Please contact one of the elders if you need pastoral care in his absence.


* 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! Please bring a can of food for the food pantry to the meal.  Let us share with others while we eat. All are welcome!


* L2 Single Ladies Group is planning to have lunch at the Village Pub at Westminster Village Monday, February 4th  at 11:30 a.m. All single women are invited to join our group. Questions?   Contact Jean McCoy.


* A ruling elder commissioner is needed to attend the Midwest Presbytery meeting to be held Friday – Saturday, February 15-16, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston, OH.  Any ordained elder in the congregation may be appointed to attend.  If interested, please contact Pastor Copeland as soon as possible.


* Valentine Cookie Project — SAVE THOSE BOXES! The women of Faith Church have been sending valentine cookies for many years. Boxes have been limited as of late, so we ask you to save your shoe boxes. We’d rather not fill your boot box or your son’s gigantic sneaker box, please bring us your sturdy, average sized, shoe boxes. We need names and addresses of all our college students. Please plan on delivering cookies to local students. Please give names to LouAnn Johnston or Jean McCoy. We also need cookie bakers and packers. Please bake two dozen cookies, pack them by twos in small plastic bags and deliver to the church by Sunday, February 10th.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for baking or packing the boxes for mailing or delivery on Sunday, February 10th. 


* Mission of the Month for January is the LUM Emergency Shelter for homeless people. Items needed are below:

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 27, 2019

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH)
This Week:
Tuesday                            Deadline for February 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 (The Horners)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast

Coming Weeks:
February 3rd                     Souper-Bowl Sundae Lunch
February 4th                     L2 Ladies Lunch at Westminster
February 10th                   Valentine Cookie Project