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8:15 a.m. worship as well as the Theology, Thoughts, and Coffee class have been cancelled for this Sunday, January 20.

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Sunday Bulletins
January 20, 2019
9:30 & 11 AM

 

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January 20, 2019 – Second Sunday after Epiphany

 

January 20, 2019 – Second Sunday after Epiphany

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude         How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, BuxWV 223        Dieterich Buxtehude
                                         Dr. John Allegar, organ                                             (1637-1707)

+ Welcome                                                                             Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (9:30)
                                                                                           Rev. Caroline V. Dennis (11:00)

Call to Worship          Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying                          Ken Medema
                                         Sanctuary Choir (b. 1943)
                        Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace.

(adapted from Psalm 130)
One: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in God’s word I hope.

All: My soul waits for the Lord,
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.

One: Hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love,

All: And with God is great power to redeem.

One: Let us gather now to worship the God who loves and redeems.

Prayer of Adoration

* Hymn #487                 When Morning Gilds the Skies                              LAUDES DOMINI

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your steadfast love.
We know our sins, and we cannot overlook them. Sometimes we are tempted to serve with half-hearted energy or to speak the truth in whispered tones. Give us faith to risk a dangerous hope, to be ready to think as you teach, and to act as you lead. We pray in Jesus’ name, 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 #148                           At the Name of Jesus                                KING’S WESTON

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church                        Dr. John R. Koppitch

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination                                                                     Elder Katie Baker (9:30)
                                                                                                Elder Robert Warhurst (11:00)

First Lesson                                       Psalm 13                                                      (p. 484)

Anthem                     When the Song of the Angels is Stilled                   Elizabeth Alexander
                                                                                                                           (b.1962)

When the song of the angels is stilled, the work of Christmas begins.
When the star in the heavens is gone, oh, the work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.

When the kings and the princes are home, the work of Christmas begins.
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
oh, the work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost…

Text: based on The Work of Christmas, Howard Thurman

Second Lesson                             Ephesians 1:15-23                                         (p. 1064)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                                       Rev. Christopher A. Henry

                                          “Speaking Christian: Prayer”
                               “...with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
                    you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,
                 what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints...”

                                                 (Ephesians 1:18)

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith  The Heidelberg Catechism, Question One

One: 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.

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                                                                                 Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
                  Eins bitte ich vom Herren (from Kleine geistliche Konzerte, 1636)
                                 Caitlin Stewart, soprano; John Brewer, tenor

Eins bitte ich vom Herren, das hätte ich gern,
daß ich im Hause des Herrn möge bleiben mein lebelang,
zuschauen die schönen Gottesdienst des Herren,
und seinen Tempel zu besuchen.

One thing I ask of thee, Lord, and this is my prayer,
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord for evermore,
beholding the Holy presence of the Father,
within the holy temple of the Lord God.

* Doxology                                                                                              (Hymn #592)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

* Closing Hymn #563                Lift Every Voice and Sing                      LIFT EVERY VOICE

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                      Amen, Amen                                         Spiritual

* Postlude                                          Grand Choeur                               Théodore Salomé
                                                                                                                    (1834-1896)

 
 

This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Jan
20
8:15 Worship Service - Cancelled
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service - Cancelled

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms:

Jan
20
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 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

Jan
20
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 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

Jan
20
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 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

Jan
27
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, January 27, 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

Jan
27
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, January 27, 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


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

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

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.

Bring your children to Second on Sunday!

Register your children here.


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.