Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

February 3, 2019 Bulletin

Feb 1, 2019

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., February 3, 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.

Prelude     Improvisation on a Kyrie, Lani Smith, based on a Gregorian melody

Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     # 506     Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Call to Confession (from Isaiah 30:15,18)           Deb Johnson
Long ago the Prophet Isaiah said, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.  Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Trusting in God’s faithfulness and compassion, let us   confess our sin before God and one another.

Prayer of Confession (Unison) (based on Psalm 51:10-12)    Deb Johnson
Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. 

Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness. In your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon (from Isaiah 44:21-22)         Deb Johnson
Hear now the Lord’s word of assurance and guidance, announced to all who trust in Christ for mercy: “Remember these things, O Jacob, and  Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you, you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

First Lesson:     Proverbs 12:9-20     NRSV             Deb Johnson       
9Better to be despised and have a servant,
than to be self-important and lack food.
10The righteous know the needs of their animals,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
11Those who till their land will have plenty of food,
but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense.
12The wicked covet the proceeds of wickedness,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13The evil are ensnared by the transgression of their lips,
but the righteous escape from trouble.
14From the fruit of the mouth one is filled with good things,
and manual labor has its reward.
15Fools think their own way is right,
but the wise listen to advice.
16Fools show their anger at once,
but the prudent ignore an insult.
17Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness speaks deceitfully.
18Rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20Deceit is in the mind of those who plan evil,
but those who counsel peace have joy.

Lector:     “This is the Word of God.”

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

Anthem     Taste and You'll See that the Lord is Good     Lloyd Larson
                                               (From Ps. 34)

Taste and you'll see that the Lord is good!
This heavenly bread fills the hungry soul.
Drink from the well that will ne'er run dry.
Come to the living water and be whole.

I will bless the Lord with my mouth;
I will sing His praises.
My soul will boast in the Lord.
O magnify the Lord with me!
Let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord and He heard my cry;
Delivered me from all my fears.
Lift your head and see, for God comes to you.
Taste and you'll see that the Lord is good.


Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 78     As the Deer    
                    (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Philippians 2:1-11     NRSV
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Sermon     “Joy Made Complete”    Pastor Paul Copeland                         

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Land of Rest, Appalachian tune, setting by Wilbur Held

We'll work till Jesus comes, and we'll be gathered home

Response ( Gray Hymnal pg. 622)
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord,
Magnify the Lord who is my Savior and my God!
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord,
Magnify the Lord who is my Savior!   

Hymn     I Stand Amazed 

Invitation to the Lord’s Supper

Affirmation of Faith: My Only Comfort  (Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1)
Pastor: What is your only comfort in life and in death?
All: That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Prayer of Thanksgiving with 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
* Habitat for Humanity-Lafayette
* Asaph & Lynn Din
* Hope 61

Hymn     # 627     Bless His Holy Name
                               (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Christian Hearts, in Love United, traditional German Melody arranged by Robert J. Powell

Christian hearts, in love united, seek alone in Jesus rest;
Christians, His commands attending, we in Him, our Lord, are one.

  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 Jo & Jurgen Honig.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Deb Johnson.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Lonni Kucik.


* The Women’s Group will be hosting a Souper-Bowl Sundae lunch this Sunday after church at noon.  Soup, bread and sundaes for dessert. All are welcome!


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


* 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. 


* 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 next Sunday, February 10th. 


* 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.


* Our Faith Presbyterian Mission of the Month for February will be the Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP). This program aids families who need temporary financial support. The program is run here at Faith Presbyterian. The administrators also like to distribute personal care supplies when they are available. We will be collecting items through the month of February.

Items needed are: Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, and Toilet Paper (preferably 4 packs for ease of distribution). Questions? Please contact Dave Stith.


Weekly Calendar for February 3, 2019

   9:30 a.m.    Worship (Communion)
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
 12:00 p.m.    Souper-Bowl Sundae Lunch
   2:30 p.m.    St. Mary’s Worship (Donna Lofgren)  
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH)
This Week:
Monday      11:30 a.m.     L2 Ladies 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

Coming Weeks:
February 10th                    Valentine Cookie Project