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December 9, 2018
9:30/11 AM

 

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December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

 

December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude                        Do You Hear What I Hear                                      arr. Alan Lohr
                                       Handbell Ensemble                                                 (b. 1952)
                 Dr. Michelle L. Louer and Kevin Ratliff, percussion
                                    Rebecca Holt, director

                      Variations on a Children’s Christmas Carol:                          Max Drischner
                            “Come Running, You Shepherds”                                    (1891-1971)
                                  Dr. John Allegar, organ

+ Welcome                                                                             Dr. James W. Riley (9:30)
                                                                                           Rev. Brian S. Shivers (11:00)

Call to Worship                   How Quietly                                                        Joel Raney
                  Handbell Ensemble, Children’s and Sanctuary Choirs                       (b. 1956)
           Brianna Holt & Carol Baker, conductors; Caleb Meadows, piano

How quietly, how quietly, the wondrous gift was given for me.
How sweet and gentle, how meek and mild;
this precious gift, this Holy Child.

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head;
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

Angels sing to God, our King, of peace to all on earth.
Morning stars break through the darkness proclaiming the holy birth.

The cattle are lowing the Baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

One: With John the Baptist and all your saints, we ask this grace:
that we may know repentance for our waywardness that is true and heartfelt;

All: Let us prepare a way for the Lord.

One: With John the Baptist and all your saints, we ask this grace:
that we may be turned around to the compassion and peace of your kingdom;

All: Let us prepare a way for the Lord.

One: With John the Baptist and all your saints, we ask this grace;
that we may be renewed by the fire of your Spirit.

All: Let us prepare a way for the Lord.

Prayer of Adoration

*+Processional Hymn #13       Prepare the Way              BEREDEN VÄG FÖR HERRAN

Lighting of the Advent Candle

One: Advent calls us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.
All around us, people prepare for parties, dinners, and presents.
These events could distract us from the real reason for our anticipation.

All: On the other hand, they could prepare us;
they could be the voice crying in a wilderness of materialism:
“Prepare the way for the coming of what is really important.”

One: Rather than get lost in the wilderness of distractions,
we will open our ears to the voice that is even now calling our name.

All: We will listen for the Word in the words and even in the noise.

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Wake us, O God!
Wake us from the busyness that already threatens to mask
     the simple splendor of your humble birth.
Wake us from the routines that prevent us from feeling
     the wonder of your coming.
Wake us from our slumber with words of repentance and forgiveness.
Wake us, O God.
We confess that we need Advent to refocus us, to turn our eyes to those in need,
to teach us to listen for the quiet coming of Jesus Christ into the world. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                                                                                 GLORIA

Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.
(Glory to God in the highest!)

* The Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

* Hymn #10                 On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry             WINCHESTER NEW

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church         Rev. Caroline V. Dennis

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

Time with Children (11:00)

Sacrament of Baptism (9:30)

Congregational Response           Baptized in Water                                  BUNESSAN

Prayer of Illumination                                                             Elder Bob Getts (9:30)
                                                                                         Deacon Carl Snipes (11:00)

First Lesson                               Isaiah 12:2-6                                              (p. 628)

Anthem                           Hodie Christus Natus Est                               Audrey Snyder
                                                                                                                 (b. 1953)
Hodie, hodie, hodie Christus natus est.
Hodie, hodie, Christ is born today.
Hodie, hodie, alleluia.

“Christ is born today,” the angels sang so very long ago.
Christ is born today within our hearts, within our hearts and souls.

Second Lesson                          Luke 3:1-14                                                 (p. 934)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                               Rev. Christopher A. Henry

                              “Change Your Christmas: Give More”
                 “And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?”
                                                 (Luke 3:10)

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith   (adapted from Nathan Nettleton)                       See sidebar

Prayers of the People and 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.

Offertory                                  Fum, Fum, Fum                          arr. Patricia A. Sanders
                                                                                                                     (b. 1954)

* Doxology                                                                                           (Hymn #592)

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

* Closing Hymn #8      Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates                            TRURO

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response

* Postlude                         Fughetta on People, Look East                  Richard Shephard
                                                                                                                         (b. 1949)

 
 

This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Dec
16
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Dec
16
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

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

Dec
16
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

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

Dec
16
11:15 Christmas Music Sunday Worship Service
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

11:15 Christmas Music Sunday Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: 11:15 AM — 12:15 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

Dec
23
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Dec
23
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018

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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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.




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Podcasts

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Second@Six Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


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.

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Wintermission
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Wintermission
Meet us in McFarland Hall.

FALL THROUGH SPRING, 10:30 AM, MCFARLAND HALL

Parents visit; children gather. Join hands in service to God and BE SECOND to the world.

Comfy corner seating at low tables offer child forward mission activities and parent gathering spots during the 10:30-11 a.m. morning fellowship time.

Please join us!


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.