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Sermon Series: Living the Faith

Living the Faith

SUNDAYS, 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM
 

Our Eastertide sermon series will focus on some of Jesus’ memorable teachings in the Gospel of Luke—teachings that either come from Jesus himself or are found in his example.

April 28 - Living the Faith: Go Deeper | PDF

Rev. Christopher A. Henry Preaching

“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:4)

This Sunday, we remember Jesus’ call to his disciples to cast their nets into the deep water, and consider how we might do the same.


MAY 5 - Living the Faith: “Extravagant Love” | PDF  

 (Luke 6:27-36)

 


MAY 12 - Living the Faith: “Trust God” | PDF  

"Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well." (Luke 12:22-31)

Trusting God’s providential care is a particular challenge for the self-sufficient. We think we can make it all happen, earn or buy anything we need, and generally provide for ourselves and those we love. But Jesus’ call is to trust God with the worries of life.


May 19 - Living the Faith: “Do Your Duty” | PDF   

we have done only what we ought to have done!” (Luke 17:5-10) 

Words like “duty” and “obligation” get a bad rap these days—but we are suffering from a shortage of folks who do the right thing simply because it is the right thing. 


How to use playlist below: In the top left corner of the video, you can toggle between sermons. They are listed in chronological order.  


Sunday Bulletins
April 21, 2019
8, 9:30, 11:15 AM & Together@5


Easter Morning PDF | Easter Together@5 PDF | 
Maundy Thursday PDF | Good Friday PDF 

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday

 

 

Easter Sunday
 
WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE


Prelude                    That Easter Day with Joy was Bright                     Michael Praetorius
                                                                                                        arr. David N. Johnson
                                                                                                    (1571-1621; 1922-1987)

                                       Chorale and Improvisation on                           Charles Tournemire
                                        "Victimae Paschali Laudes"                                        (1870-1939)

                                             Christ ist Erstanden                                        German chorale
                                                                                                                harm. J.S. Bach
                                                                                                                      (1685-1750)

                                                   Canzon a 4 (1608)                                  Giovanni Gabrieli
                                                                                                                      (1557-1612)

                                          Christ the Lord is Risen Again                                   John Rutter
                                      Sanctuary Choir and Festival Brass                                   (b. 1945)
                         Dr. Michelle L. Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts
                                              Dr. John Allegar, organ

Christ the Lord is risen again! Christ has broken every chain!
Hark! the angels shout for joy, Singing evermore on high,
Alleluia!

He who gave for us His life, Who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb today! We too sing for joy and say
Alleluia!

He who bore all pain and loss, Comfortless upon the cross,
Lives in glory now on high, Pleads for us, and hears our cry.
Alleluia!

Now He bids us tell abroad How the lost may be restored,
How the penitent forgiven, How we too may enter heaven,
Alleluia!

Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed, Christ, today thy people feed;
Take our sin and guilt away, That we all may sing for ay,
Alleluia!

Call to Worship                                                                     Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (8:00)
                                                                                                   Jasiel Hernandez (9:30)
                                                                                         Dr. David A. Chaddock (11:15)

One: We thought you were dead. We thought the cross was the end. We thought that when the stone rolled over the tomb, that was it.

All: But this is it: the dead are living; the cross is empty; the stone is rolled away, and one word describes it all:
Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

One: We thought you had said your final word. We thought those with the power had won. We thought that when you cried out, that was it.

All: But this is it: the word breathes; the powers are defeated; the final cry was only the beginning, and one word says it all:
Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

One: We thought the story was finished. We thought the hope had ended. We thought that when the tomb was sealed, that was it.

All: But this is it: the story has just begun; hope is newly born; the tomb is empty, and one word says it all:
Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

One: This is the news:

All: Jesus is risen!

One: This is the moment:

All: Jesus is alive!

One: This is the gospel:

All: Jesus is with us!

One: We thought that when they crucified you, death had defeated life, and that was it. But this is it:

All: Love is stronger than death, and one word says it all:
Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

Introit                                        Easter Introit                                         John Ferguson

*+Hymn #123                        Jesus Christ is Risen Today                         EASTER HYMN

1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3. But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as God’s love; Alleluia!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death.
We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. Forgive our dread of dying and our hopelessness, and set us free for the victory of Jesus Christ, who was dead but lives among us. Help us trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                            Alleluia! Alleluia!                           ALLELUIA NO. 1

Alleluia, Alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord:
Alleluia, Alleluia! Give praise to His name. (repeat)

Words: Donald Fishel ©1973 International Liturgy Publications.Reprinted under CCLI License #716352.

* The Passing of the Peace

* Hymn #122                                  Thine Is the Glory                           JUDAS MACCABEUS

1. Thine is the glory, Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded graveclothes Where Thy body lay.

Refrain:

Thine is the glory, Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won.

2. Lo! Jesus meets us, Risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, Scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness Hymns of triumph sing,
For the Lord now liveth; Death hath lost its sting.

Refrain

3. No more we doubt Thee, Glorious Prince of life!
Life is nought without Thee; Aid us in our strife.
Make us more than conquerors Through Thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan To Thy home above.

Refrain

The Welcome                                                                               Rev. Karen L. Lang

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD


Time with the Children (9:30 & 11:15)

Prayer of Illumination                                    Elder Ellen Gullett and Kelsey Steiner (8:00)
                                                                                            Jane and Gillian Louiso (9:30)
                                                                                                     Sarah Chappell (11:15)

First Lesson                                       Isaiah 65:17-25                                         (p. 682)

Anthem                                  Christ the Lord Is Risen Again                   Donald McCullough
                                                                                                                        (b. 1957)

Christ the Lord is ris’n again, Christ hath broken ev’ry chain.
Hark, angelic voices cry, singing evermore on high, Alleluia!

He who gave for us his life, who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb today; we too sing for joy, and say Alleluia!

Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed, Christ, thy ransomed people feed;
Take our sins and guilt away: Let us sing by night and day Alleluia!

Second Lesson                                      Luke 24:1-12                                       (p. 964)

Sermon                                                                                  Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“Let Life Find You”
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”
(Luke 24:5b)
 
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD


* Affirmation of Faith

Leader: This is the good news: the grave is empty. Christ is risen.

People: Alleluia!

Leader: This is the good news: the light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never put it out.

People: Alleluia!

Leader: This is the good news: once we were no people, now we are God's people.

People: Alleluia!

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Offertory                             Light’s Glittering Morn Bedecks the Sky               Horatio Parker
                                                                                                                    (1863-1919)

Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky;
Heaven thunders forth its victor cry;
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply,
While He the King, the mighty King
Despoiling death of all its sting,
And trampling down the powers of might,
Brings forth His ransomed Saints to light.

That Eastertide with joy was bright,
The sun shone out with fairer light,
When to their longing eyes restored,
The Apostles saw their risen Lord:
He bade them see His hands, His side,
Where yet the glorious wounds abide;
These tokens true which made it plain
Their Lord indeed was risen again.

O Jesu, King of gentleness,
Do Thou Thyself our hearts possess;
That we may give Thee all our days,
the tribute of our grateful praise.

O Lord of all with us abide (The strife is o’er, the battle done,)
In this our joyful Eastertide (The victory of life is won,)
From every weapon death can wield, Thine own redeemed for ever shield.
(The song of triumph has begun.) Alleluia.

All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored,
All praise to God, the Father be,
And Holy Ghost eternally.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.

Words: Latin, 7th Century; translation by John Mason Neale, 1851

* Doxology and the Prayer of Thanksgiving                                               (See sidebar)

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE


* Closing Hymn #371                            Lift High the Cross                               CRUCIFER

Refrain:

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

1. Come, Christians, follow where our Savior trod,
The Lamb victorious, Christ, the Son of God.

Refrain

2. Each newborn servant of the Crucified
Bears on the brow the seal of Christ who died.

Refrain

3. O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
Your death has brought us life eternally.

Refrain

4. So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory.

Refrain

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                 Hallelujah (from Messiah)                   G.F. Handel
                                                                                                                (1685-1759)

Hallelujah!
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world
              is become the kingdom of our Lord,
              and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings, and Lord of lords,
              and He shall reign forever and ever,
Hallelujah!

* Postlude                                 Toccata (from Organ Symphony No. 5)            C.M. Widor
                                                                                                                   (1844-1937)

Together@5 - Sundays at 5 p.m.
April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday: Hear Your Name


 

WORSHIP LEADERS
Chris Henry, preacher
Caroline Dennis, liturgist
Kat Green (Barden), worship leader
Tom Markey, children’s leader
Brianna Holt, music leader
Rebecca Edie, piano

 
The Lord’s Prayer
 
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; 
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. 
Amen.

 

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

John 20:1-18


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

GATHERING


Congregational Songs               Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks
 

Refrain:
Alleluia, Alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord:
Alleluia, Alleluia! Give praise to His name.


1. Jesus is Lord of all the earth;
He is the King of creation. (Refrain)

2. Spread the good news o’er all the earth;
Jesus has died and has risen. (Refrain)

3. We have been crucified with Christ.
Now we shall live forever. (Refrain)

Words: Donald Fishel ©1973 International Liturgy Publications.Reprinted under CCLI License #716352.

Centering Song                                            Alleluia

LISTENING


Scripture Reading                                    John 20:1-18

Reflection                                                 Hear Your Name

Musical Meditation                                       I Will Rise

RESPONDING


Sacrament of Communion

Closing Song                            Hallelujah, What a Savior!

Words of Blessing

We go from this place with Alleluia on our lips.
We go from this place having been met by the one who knows and speaks our name.
We go from this place bearing the remarkable good news, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”

A Word of Invitation for the Week to Come

Throughout the season of Lent, we’ve been wandering through the shadows of our lives: emptiness, doubt, fear, weariness, and guilt. Today, we are invited out of the shadows and into the light! In the week ahead, cultivate gratitude through the practice of sharing the joy you feel with others. Keep a gratitude journal, call a friend just to check in, watch and listen for the signs of new life springing forth!

 


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Apr
28
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, April 28, 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

Apr
28
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, April 28, 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

Apr
28
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, April 28, 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

Apr
28
Together @5
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Together @5

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Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Together @5

Departments: Worship

Contact: Phyllis McDonald

PMcDonald@secondchurch.org

Rooms: McFarland Hall (Rm363), Room 366/Breakout

May
5
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, May 5, 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

May
5
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, May 5, 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


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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.


Kindergarten Bible Presentation
Sunday, April 28, 9:20 a.m.

Kindergarten Bible Presentation

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 9:20 AM

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Our kindergarteners are becoming readers! That makes this a great time to put a Bible they can read in their hands. Every page of the Spark Bible is full of our faith family stories told through vibrant language and pictures. As parents place these Bibles in their children’s hands, they make this covenant promise:

“This is God’s Word for you. I promise to read it with you, pray with you and talk with you so that we might grow together in God’s love.”These stories will become their story as they read them with their “at-home families” and their “church family,” and add their own stories to their faith family tree.

You and your child, and any other special guests, are invited to please join us at 9:20 a.m. in Milner Chapel for this special presentation. We will begin our brief ceremony and presentation at 9:35 a.m. At the conclusion of the presentations, the kindergarten Sunday School teachers will take the children to their class. You are invited to remain in the chapel for a lesson with me on sharing scripture with your children and an introduction to our very special elementary Sunday School program.