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Sunday Bulletin
August 25, 2019
9:30 & 11 AM
 


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SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
9:30 & 11 AM Order of Worship

August 25, 2019 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

August 25, 2019 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
 
WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
 

Prelude                           Cantabile (from Symphonie No. 2)                             Louis Vierne
                                                 Dr. John Allegar, organ                                    (1870-1937)

+ Welcome                                                                                 Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Call to Worship                 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty                      Joachim Neander
                                                       Summer Choir                                      arr. L.V. Hannah
                                                                                                           (1650-1680; b. 1978)

Open now Thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there,
Where my soul in joyful duty waits for God who answers prayer.
O how blessed is this place, filled with solace, light and grace!

One:           God has called us together to worship and work

All:              young and old, men and women, newcomer, and longtime member.

One:           God has called us together to love and to serve

All:              introverts and extroverts, leaders and followers.

One:           God has called us together to teach and to learn

All:              faithful and doubting, hopeful and despairing, wise and foolish.

One:           God has called us together to praise and to pray

All:              singer and speaker and hearer, healer and in need of healing.

One:           God has called us together to be the church

All:              and we are filled with gifts to be God’s people!

Prayer of Adoration                                                                                   Gracie H. Payne

* Hymn #379                       My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less                        SOLID ROCK

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, you see into our hearts.
You see the true selves we try to hide from others,
the sins we fear would destroy our images,
the evils that lurk so deep within us we can scarcely name them,
the unholy habits that have been with us so long
that they no longer prick our consciences.

But you also see in us Jesus Christ,
the Holy One who took on our sin
and covers us in his righteousness.
Forgive us for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                             Gloria Patri                                          (Hymn #579)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

*+Passing of the Peace

Leader:            The peace of Christ be with you.

People:           And also with you.

* Hymn                                    Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult                                 GALILEE

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church

Moment for Discipleship                                                                                       Cara Paul
                                                                                                     Children’s Circle Preschool

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD
 

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination                                                       Elder Shadreck Kamwendo (9:30)
                                                                                                   Elder Mandy Pardue (11:00)

First Lesson                                Exodus 13:17-22                                                      (p. 59)

Anthem                                         Lead Me, Lord                          Samuel Sebastian Wesley
                                                                                                                           (1810-1876)

Lead me, Lord, lead me in Thy righteousness,
make Thy way plain before my face
For it is Thou, Lord, Thou, Lord,
only that makest me dwell in safety.

                                    Psalm 5:8

Second Lesson                           Matthew 14:22-33                                                  (p. 892)

Response

Leader:               This is the word of the Lord.

People:               Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                                         Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“Follow the Leader”
“He said, “Come.”
So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.”
(Matthew 14:29)
 
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD
 

* Affirmation of Faith            A Brief Statement of Faith            Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
                                                                                                            Christopher G. Palmer

In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
               and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
               we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
               whom alone we worship and serve.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
               we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
               and to live holy and joyful lives,
               even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
               praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
With believers in every time and place,
               we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
               can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer                                                   See sidebar

Offertory                             Scherzo (from Symphonie No. 2)                             Louis Vierne
                                                   Dr. John Allegar, organ                                     (1870-1937)

* Doxology                                                                                      LASST UNS ERFREUEN

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
 

* Closing Hymn #554                       Let All Things Now Living                           ASH GROVE

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                        May the Peace of God                         K. Lee Scott
                                                                                                                                 (b. 1950)

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding,
now keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

* Postlude                                               Toccata                                        Théodore Dubois
                                                                                                                            (1837-1924)


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Sep
1
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship in the Chapel. Traditional worship without choir.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Sep
1
Combined Worship Service
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Combined Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Sep
8
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship in the Chapel. Traditional worship without choir.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Sep
8
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Sep
8
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Held each Sunday in Milner Chapel for those who would like to receive the Lord's Supper and join in a reflective time of prayer. This service is led by one of the pastors, as well as one of our deacons or elders, who together invite those who desire to be anointed and prayed for to come forward.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel

Sep
8
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex


Watch Live Services
Sundays @ 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Holiday times vary.

Watch Services

We have moved from the LiveStream.com platform to ChurchStream.TV platform, which is strictly set up for streaming church services and events (with no ads!). We are hoping to make this transition as smooth as possible and would love to hear your feedback, good or bad.  Send feedback to jcoler@secondchurch.org.

Follow along the live stream with the bulletins. PDFs of sermon texts are stored with the sermons in the media player worship archive.


WORSHIP SERVICES

We stream all three services in the Sanctuary live each Sunday. Shortly after the service has ended, they are available to watch "On Demand."  On Monday, we begin the process of dividing the services up into shareable clips, playlists and DVDs. These playlists and clips are usually available on our youtube channel on Wedensday. If you would like a DVD delivered to your address each week, you may subscribe to this service by editing your subscriptions on your church account.

 

PDFs of the sermons are stored with the video in the archives. Click on Sunday Morning Sermons, select the sermon you want, and then, the PDFs are available for download under the video. 


OTHER EVENTS
We are often broadcasting or recording events that are not worship services. This includes classes, dinners, luncheons, seminars, weddings and funerals.




Watch on your Roku Enabled Smart TV 

Do you have a Roku player or Roku Smart TV? Install our streaming channel to stream live or watch our recent archives. Simply search for "Second Presbyterian Church", install our channel and enjoy!  We have two channels, one for worhship, and another for other events.



Podcast Links
Do you use iTunes?

Podcasts

Second currently has many podcasts for which you may subscribe to in iTunes. This allows you to download the most recent message automatically each week to listen on the go, in your car, while working out, or simply on your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad.

Podcasts

Video Podcast - Entire Morning Services

Morning Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


Service of Holy Communion & Wholeness
10:35 a.m., Milner Chapel

Service of Holy Communion & Wholeness


Piecing Together Something Beautiful

SUNDAYS, 10:35 AM, MILNER CHAPEL

The Service of Holy Communion and Wholeness is held every Sunday for those who would like to receive the Lord’s Supper and join in a reflective time of prayer. This service is led by one of the pastors, as well as one of our deacons or elders, who together invite forward those who desire to be anointed and prayed for. This brief service allows any and all who are seeking the comfort of a quiet place to rest in God’s presence. We invite you to come as you prepare for and give thanks for an upcoming life event such as birth as a child, upcoming surgery or seek peace following the death of a loved one.

Please come and be attended to by the spirit, as well as a caring pastor and deacon or elder. 


Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

 

The Children and Family Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church seeks through worship, study, fellowship and service to support families as they grow in faith.

Bring your children to Second on Sunday!

Register your children here.