Watercolor painting by E. J. Kirsch

February 10, 2019 Bulletin

Feb 8, 2019

The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church         9:30 a.m., February 10, 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
                          # 505  For All the Saints    

                          Supplemental Hymnal
                          #     9  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
                          #   68  O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
                          #   52  Great is the Lord 

Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     # 460     Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Psalter:     Psalm 35:1-10     NRSV (read responsively)     Matthew Kain
1Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me!
2Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to help me!
3Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”
4Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life. Let them be turned back and confounded who devise evil against me.
5Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them on.
6Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
7For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life.
8Let ruin come on them unawares. And let the net that they hid ensnare them; let them fall in it—to their ruin.
9Then my soul shall rejoice in the LORD, exulting in his deliverance.
10All my bones shall say, “O LORD, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.”                                           

Prayer for Illumination                Matthew Kain            

First Lesson:     Proverbs 15:23-33     NRSV          Matthew Kain  
23To make an apt answer is a joy to anyone,
and a word in season, how good it is!
24For the wise the path of life leads upward,
in order to avoid Sheol below.
25The LORD tears down the house of the proud,
but maintains the widow’s boundaries.
26Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD,
but gracious words are pure.
27Those who are greedy for unjust gain make trouble for their households,
but those who hate bribes will live.
28The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil.
29The LORD is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes the body.
31The ear that heeds wholesome admonition
will lodge among the wise.
32Those who ignore instruction despise themselves,
but those who heed admonition gain understanding.
33The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom,
and humility goes before honor.

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     # 28     Leaning On the Everlasting Arms
                                    (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     “The Mind of Christ Jesus”      Pastor Paul Copeland                         

Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Meditation on "St. Columba"  , Gregory Hamilton

The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his, and he is mine forever.

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!   

Prayer of Dedication  


Joys and Concerns

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* The Evangelistic Ministry of Leonard & Dewi Sidharta
* Habitat for Humanity-Lafayette
* Hope 61

Hymn     # 291     May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
                                          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Voluntary No. 6, Maurice Greene          

    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 Gayle Weast & Olivia Wood.


* The Java Hero this Sunday is Deb Johnson.


* The flowers this Sunday are given by Mary Lou Varys.


* Valentine Cookie Project today — We need names and addresses of all our college students. Please give names to LouAnn Johnston or Jean McCoy. 


* 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. 


* 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.


* Deadline for March Newsletter submissions is Tuesday, February 26th. Please email to office@faithpresbyterian.org.


* A special thank you to Everett and Anna Johnson for stepping in at the last minute last Sunday to present special music in lieu of the choir.  It was a blessing!


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


* E-Mail List Update — Are you receiving the e-mails you’d like to receive from Faith Church?

Here are the options:

1. Morning Prayers list: a daily prayer sent Monday - Friday with birthdays and anniversaries for the following week included on Fridays.

2. Congregational list: current event announcements and reminders, news about health situations, hospitalizations, and so on.

3. Faith monthly newsletter

To add or remove your name from any/all of these lists, email office@faithpresbyterian.org or call 743-3683.

Thank You!


Weekly Calendar for February 10, 2019

   9:30 a.m.    Worship
 11:00 a.m.    Sunday School
 12:00 p.m.    Valentine Cookie Project
   1:30 p.m.    Tippecanoe Villa Worship (Grieke)  
   3:00 p.m.    Friendship House Worship
   6:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Bible Study (FH)
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 (Mary Lou Varys)
Wednesday  6:30 p.m.     Adult Choir
Friday            7:30 a.m.     Men’s Breakfast
Friday                                 Presbytery Meeting, South Charleston, OH
Saturday                            Presbytery Meeting, South Charleston, OH