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Worship Services

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On Thursdays, the worship bulletin for the coming Sunday will be available in the Media Player and This Sunday Page. Click here to go to the media player.‚Äč The video files for the previous week will be available on Wednesdays in the Media Player and the sermon text will be linked when it becomes available. 

You may also watch the worship services LIVE.  

Traditional Worship Services
8:15 am - Milner Chapel
9:30 am - Sanctuary
11:00 am - Sanctuary

Traditional Worship Services

8:15 am Traditional Service in Milner Chapel

This traditional chapel service at 8:15 is a slightly shorter version of the 9:30 and 11:00 services. And, while there is normally no choral music at this service, there is usually a vocal or instrumental solo that makes the music intimate and unique. Prayers, Scripture readings, and the preached Word, as well, often take on a personal quality within this smaller, worshiping community.

Rise early and glorify God in this contemplative, rich, and Spirit-filled setting.


9:30 am Traditional service in the Sanctuary

The traditional sanctuary services abound with glory and praise to God through the fullness of liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word. The Sanctuary Choir lifts its unified voice to God in anthems and the congregation joins together to sing both time-honored and modern hymns. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows space for creative use of liturgical elements, such as sung response, and spoken creeds and confessions. The congregation also regularly celebrates the sacraments of baptism and communion, which feed and wash God's people to be sent out as God's servants in the world.

You are invited and welcome to be a part of this gathered, worshipping body of Christ at Second and to join in a time for coffee and fellowship between services in McFarland Hall.


11:00 am Traditional service in the Sanctuary

The traditional sanctuary services abound with glory and praise to God through the fullness of liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word. The Sanctuary Choir lifts its unified voice to God in anthems and the congregation joins together to sing both time-honored and modern hymns. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows space for creative use of liturgical elements, such as sung response, and spoken creeds and confessions. The congregation also regularly celebrates the sacraments of baptism and communion, which feed and wash God's people to be sent out as God's servants in the world.

You are invited and welcome to be a part of this gathered, worshipping body of Christ at Second and to join in a time for coffee and fellowship between services in McFarland Hall.


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. 


February Sermon Series
Sunday, February 24: "The Root of All Evil"

February Sermon Series

Into the Fray

SUNDAYS, 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM
 

Sometimes, it feels like what holds us together is unraveling. Divisive issues, tense and charged rhetoric, complex topics, the constant blurring and news and noise, strained relationships. In many ways, the ties that bind and unite us are frayed. How are we, as the Body of Christ, called to respond? Our faith calls us “into the fray” in ways that honor God and seek reconciliation with others.

This month, we are exploring what it means to be the church in troubled times. Join us for honest and authentic engagement with tough topics as we look to God’s word for signs of hope and promises of restoration.


FEBRUARY 3: “Sticks, Stones, Words” | PDF

"The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell.”  (James 3:6)

This week, we begin our series with a focus on the power of words. The scriptures of our faith challenge us to recognize and respect the impact that our words have on others, to speak wisely and to choose our words carefully. As we encounter rhetoric of division and despair, how might the words we speak offer a healing balm in the world?


FEBRUARY 10: “SBNR” | PDF

"Until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4:13)

This Sunday, we’ll explore the role of the church in a time when many describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious” (SBNR). The Christian movement has long struggled with temptation to seek a private spirituality that avoids the messiness of human community. But the message of the incarnation (the Word became flesh) calls us to a deeper commitment, more challenging, and, ultimately rewarding, life of faith in the real world. Join us this week for a challenging and nourishing message!


FEBRUARY 17: “Red God, Blue God” | PDF

“Then [Jesus] said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’” (Matthew 22:21) 

This Sunday, we continue our “Into the Fray” sermon series focused on complex questions facing people of faith. In Matthew 22, Jesus is asked whether it is right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar. It is a trick question, and Jesus evades the trap with a provocative response: “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and give to God the things that are God’s.” 

The proper intersection of Christian faith and political engagement is an area of disagreement and debate. How can we engage in significant conversations in the public square while honoring our Christian faith and those who disagree with us? What belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God?

Join us Sunday for an important and timely message.


FEBRUARY 24: “The Root of All Evil” | PDF

“ in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.”  (1 Timothy 6:10) 

This Sunday, we continue our “Into the Fray” sermon series focused on real world issues facing people of Christian faith. This week’s topic is the proper role of money and wealth in our lives. Jesus spoke often of the difficulty we humans have keeping God in the center of lives that are filled with possessions and minds that yearn for more. Our faith calls us to contentment with enough. Our faith invites us to the joy of generosity, which can transform our lives and open us to God’s presence in new and powerful ways. Join us Sunday for an inspiring message on a timely topic.


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


Together@5
Sundays, 5 p.m.

Together@5

Sundays, 5 p.m.

Together@5 provides an engaging worship experience in McFarland Hall that includes space for interaction during and after the service, a diverse variety of sacred music, a meaningful message, and time for reflection. The relaxed style of the service offers a worship opportunity for families and individuals of all ages who are not able to attend our morning services or are looking for something different. We also continue and renew the traditions of weekly communion, consistent worship leadership, and a time of food and fellowship following the service. Join us on January 6, 2019!


Dear Friends,

Worship is at the heart of everything we do at Second Presbyterian Church—the place where we gather in community, offer our praise and thanks to God, hear and share the gospel message, and receive nourishment and strength for the journey of faith. I am grateful for the gift of worship that equips, inspires, and sends us as disciples of Jesus Christ.

It is a joy for me to share plans for a new Sunday evening worship experience at Second Presbyterian Church. Beginning on Epiphany, January 6, 2019, you are invited to "Together@5", a new worship service held in McFarland Hall on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Together@5 will be relaxed in style, lively in spirit, and relational from start to finish. I look forward to sharing more details about Together@5 as January draws nearer.

As we build enthusiasm and make plans for this new worship experience, we want to be good and faithful stewards of our resources. The discernment process which resulted in a vision for Together@5 also led us to decide to bring our other Sunday evening worships services to a close. Families@Five will hold its final service in the chapel on November 25th. Second@Six will hold its final service in the Sanctuary on November 11th. Both have provided wonderfully meaningful worship for many years, and in the weeks ahead we will give thanks and celebrate the good gifts received and shared through the communities built in those services.

Together@5 will, in many ways, highlight the best parts of Second's past Sunday evening services. The space of McFarland Hall will also give us freedom to worship in completely new ways. I hope you will join me at 5:00 on January 6 when we, as a community of faith, begin this new thing together.

With peace and grace,

Chris Henry


Podcast Links
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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

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


Memorial Flower Fund

Memorial Flower Fund

The Memorial Flower Fund provides chancel flowers for the Sanctuary every Sunday. After worship, the Deacons distribute the chancel flowers to hospitalized members. The fund also provides poinsettias and lilies to homebound members during the holidays.

You can support the Memorial Flower Fund at any time by making a donation by check or through E-giving. Be sure to write "Flower Fund" in the comment section.

For more information, please contact Erica Hewitt at (317) 253- 461, Ext. 367.