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July 24, 2018
9:30 and 11 AM  & 6 PM

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July 22, 2018 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

 

 

July 22, 2018 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude Fantasia in C Major Johann Ludwig Krebs
Leonid Sirotkin, oboe (1713-1780)
Dawn Waddell, organ

+ Welcome Dr. James W. Riley

Call to Worship

Leader One: Come, children of God, rejoice in your Maker!

Leader Two: Sing songs and hymns, old and new; celebrate with voices and instruments, with praise and prayers!

Leader One: Open your eyes to the life-giving presence of Jesus Christ.

Leader Two: For God is already here, among us and within us, bringing new life to all who believe.

All: Let’s praise God together!

Prayer of Adoration

*+ Hymn #267 All Things Bright and Beautiful royal oak

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Loving God, we do not find it easy to speak of how we fail to live as your people, but you invite us to share our weaknesses. Tempted to think your salvation is for a select few, we put up barriers for others. Clinging to all you give to us, we are reluctant to share with those in need. Forgive us. Open our eyes to our sisters and brothers all around us. Open our ears to the word of hope you speak to us. Open our spirits to the presence of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who flings wide the open doors of your kingdom, that all might find life with you. 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.

The Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.

* Hymn #304 Jesus Loves Me! jesus loves me

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

We Experience God’s Word

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination
Elder Mandy Ernest (9:30)
Elder Rhonda Kittle (11:00)

First Lesson Deuteronomy 6:1-9 (p. 162)

Anthem Dies sind die Heil’gen zehn, BWV 635 J.S. Bach
(These are the ten commandments) (1685-1750)

Second Lesson 1 Timothy 4:11-16 (p. 1082)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“The Gift of Youth”

“Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)

We Give Thanks to God

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith (from A Brief Statement of Faith)

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 Allemande Josef Rheinberger
(from Suite for Violin and Organ, Op. 166) (1839-1901)

* Doxology (inclusive version) old hundredth

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 #386 O for a World azmon

* Charge and Benediction

* Postlude Caricature of a Sunday School Song Dale Wood
(1934-2003)

July 22, 2018 — Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

 

 
Gathering Music
 
Call to Worship Brian Shivers
 
One: In this space we have gathered.
Gathered with faiths strong and confident;
gathered with faiths wandering and doubtful.
All: God knows us, and meets us where we are.
One: We desire to live our best life,
and we gather wondering how to reach it.
All: Christ inspires us, and calls us to a life of hope and grace.
One: We yearn to know our Creator.
We yearn to do right in our lives.
All: The Spirit envelops us, and guides us in a life of faith.
One: Brothers, sisters, family of faith:
today we worship the Triune God.
 
* Opening Hymn #307 Fight the Good Fight duke street
 
Call to Confession
 
Silent Confession
 
One: Lord, we know the calling you place on each of our lives
is great.
All: For the moments in which we fail to respond in faith; for the moments we respond unfaithfully; for the moments when we are simply too overwhelmed to discern your will—Lord, forgive us. Give us strength to love generously, and to have the courage to act when the brokenness of the world is too great a burden to overcome. This we pray in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.
 
Assurance of Pardon
 
Response of Praise Halle, Halle, Hallelujah Caribbean/arr. John L. Bell
 
* Passing of the Peace
 
Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
 
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
 
Offering
 
Offertory Put On the Whole Armour of God Don Humphreys
 
Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armour of God.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities and powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world
and spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God
That ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.
And having done all to stand.
Give unto the Lord, all ye mighty;
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
The voice of the Lord is on the waters,
the God of glory thundereth;
the Lord is upon many waters,
the Lord will give strength unto His people;
the Lord will bless his people with peace.
 
Prayer of Illumination Caroline Dennis
 
First Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 17:4-11 (p. 257)
 
Second Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 17:32-49 (p. 258)
 
Message Owen Gray
 
“The Strength of David”
“David strapped Saul’s sword over the armour, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, ‘I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.’ So David removed them.”
(1 Samuel 17:39)

 

Affirmation of Faith through Prayer
 
Communion Brian Shivers and Caroline Dennis
 
The Lord’s Prayer
 
Music during Communion
We Gather at Your Table, Lord arr. Walter Ehret (1918-2009)
 
 
We gather at your table, Lord,
Grant peace and unity;
In keeping with your will and word,
May we one body be.
Now let us take the sacred bread,
Our souls and bodies feed;
In heart and soul we shall be fed,
Your holy will to heed.
Now let us take the wine of heaven,
for Christ, whose blood was shed;
That here we meet with sins forgiven,
And by his grace are led.
To you, O Lord, we sing our song,
May we be one in love;
for we, by faith, to you belong;
one with your church above!

Music: Walter Ehret | © 1979 Lorenz Publishing Company | Reprinted under CCLI License #719352
 
Prayers of the People
 
* Closing Hymn God Is My Strong Salvation aurelia
 
God is my strong salvation; What foe have I to fear?
In peril and temptation My light, my help, is near.
Though hosts encamp around me, Firm to the fight I stand;
What terror can confound me, With God at my right hand?
 
Place on the Lord reliance, My soul, with courage wait;
God’s truth be thy commitment, When faint and desolate.
God’s might thy heart shall strengthen, God’s love thy joy increase;
Mercy thy days shall lengthen; The Lord will give thee peace.
 
* Benediction
 
 
 

 


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Jul
22
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

Contact: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Jul
22
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 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: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Jul
22
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 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: Melissa Elisha
317-0253-6461
melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel

Jul
22
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

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: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Jul
22
Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second@Six is a casual, slower-paced, less traditional service held in the sanctuary on Sunday evenings. This service, while not "contemporary," desires to be a place where Reformed worship is honored in a relaxed setting. Prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word are always a part of this service, along with the weekly celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary

Jul
29
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

Contact: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex


Watch Live Services
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Watch Services

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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.




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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
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Podcasts

Second currently has many poscasts for which you may subscribe to in iTunes. This allows you to download the most recent message automatically each week so that you are able to listen to it 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