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Sunday Bulletin
December 8, 2019
9:30 & 11 AM
 

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

December 8, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude Variations on “Comfort, Comfort, You My People” Georg Böhm
Dr. John Allegar, organ (1661-1733)

+ Welcome Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Call to Worship Sing We Nowell! arr. Terry D. Taylor
Children’s Choir (b. 1955)
Brianna Holt and Carol Baker, Directors of Children’s Choir
Luke Nargang, piano & Tom Ristine, guitar
Rebecca Holt & Kathy Hallett, handbells

Nowell, nowell, nowell we sing!
Tidings of joyful news we bring!
Christ has come with us to dwell.
Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Nowell, nowell, nowell we sing!
Tidings of joyful news we bring!
With angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

He is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father.
Jesus, Messiah, the Prince of Peace,
Come to reign forever.

One: This is the season of holy waiting.

All: We wait for the time when the desert will bloom abundantly.

One: We watch for the day when all God’s people will come together with singing.

All: We wait while the dawning light appears on the horizon.

One: Come let us walk in the light of God!

 

Prayer of Adoration
Dr. David A. Chaddock (9:30)
Gracie H. Payne (11:00) 

*+Processional Hymn #3
Comfort, Comfort You My People PSALM 42

Lighting of the Advent Candle
The Flaherty Family (9:30)
The Elliott Family (11:00)

One: We light this candle as a symbol of the peace we find in the presence of God. We wait and we work for days of peace in all the earth. We await the birth of the Christ Child, the coming of God into our lives in a new way.

All: Come, Lord Jesus, come!

One: Lord Jesus Christ, we await your coming.

All: We wait filled with hope, knowing your light will shine in the darkness.

One: We wait anticipating your peace, believing that one day it will fill our world.

All: We wait with joyful eagerness, standing on tiptoe to sense your presence. 

One: We wait embracing your love, may we reach out to share it with our neighbors.

All: Lord we wait, come soon and fill us with your life. Amen.

Call to Confession
Silent Confession
Prayer of Confession

In this season of sales, shopping, and stress, God of Light, we confess that it is easy to slip off your path. We can become so focused on having good times, we forget to take time to do good for your people. We find ourselves strangely jealous over the gifts others receive, yet have trouble accepting those gifts of peace and serenity you hand out so freely. Forgive us, God of salvation. By your mercy, we can once again walk the streets of your kingdom, being alert for the signs of your peace in our midst.  Teach us your ways, that we may live as your disciples. Hear our prayer, O Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise GLORIA

Gloria in excelsis Deo!  Gloria in excelsis Deo!

(Glory to God in the highest!)

* Passing of the Peace

* Hymn #9    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel VENI  EMMANUEL

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church
 

We Experience God’s Word

Time with Children (11:00)

Sacrament of Baptism

Congregational Response    Child of Blessing, Child of Promise KINGDOM

Prayer for Illumination
Elder Karyn Smitson (9:30)
Elder Jan Williams (11:00)

First Lesson 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (p. 243)

Anthem All is Well Lloyd Larson
Handbell Ensemble & Children’s Choir (b. 1954)
Rebecca Holt, Director of Handbell Ensemble

All is well, all is well.
Heaven and earth rejoice!
For tonight darkness fell into the dawn of love’s light.

Sing alleluia!

All is well, all is well.
Let there be peace on earth.
Christ is come, go and tell that
He is in the manger.

Sing alleluia!

All is well, all is well.
Lift up your voice and sing.
Born is now Emmanuel.
Born is our Lord and Savior.

Sing alleluia!  All is well!

Second Lesson 1 Samuel 1:4-20 (p. 242)

Sermon Rev. Christopher A. Henry “Unto Us, a Child is Born: Hannah”
“In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said,‘I have asked him of the Lord.’”  (1 Samuel 1:20)

* Affirmation of Faith
Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (9:30)
Rev. Jasiel Hernandez (11:00) 

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory Gloria Fanfare arr. Cathy Moklebust
Handbell Ensemble (b. 1958)

* 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 #11 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You? VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN

* Charge  and Benediction

* Benediction Response  MARY’S CHILD

 

* Postlude    Variation No. 11 on “Comfort, Comfort, You My People” Georg Böhm
(1661-1733)

  

 


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

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

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 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

Dec
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, December 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

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

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, December 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

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

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 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

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

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 15, 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

Dec
15
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 15, 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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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
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Podcasts

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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

 

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