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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. 


Advent Sermon Series
Sunday, December 16 - "Enter the Story"

Change Your Christmas

Advent 2018 Sermon Series

This December at Second, you are invited to join us on a journey of faith and discovery. The Season of Advent is an annual opportunity to align our priorities with God’s vision, to prepare ourselves to the joy and wonder of Christmas, and to feel again the thrill of hope and new possibility. Observing Advent changes the way we celebrate Christmas. This year, worship with us each Sunday as we focus on the ancient stories that continue to inspire and transform us!

"Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word..." (Luke 2:29)

On this first Sunday of Advent, we encountered two faithful souls who knew what it meant to wait. Simeon and Anna teach us to lean into this season of expectation and to patiently prepare for God’s moment of arrival.
 

  • DECEMBER 9 (CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY) - "GIVE MORE"

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

    Children sing at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.

    On this second Sunday of Advent, we are cast into the desert with John the Baptist, where we hear a message of repentance and change. John creates a sense of urgency in our waiting and asks us to consider a hard-hitting question: what must change in my life in order to reflect God’s will and way? This Sunday, our children’s choir and handbell ensemble lead us in music along with the sanctuary choir at 9:30 and 11:00. Join us on the journey!
     
  • DECEMBER 16 (CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY) - “Enter the Story”
    “Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord;  let it be with me according to your word.’” (Luke 1:38) Christmas Music Sunday is at 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. services
     
  • DECEMBER 23 - “Worship Fully”
    “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.”  (Luke 2:20)
     
  • DECEMBER 30  (8:15 & 10 a.m. services) “Christmas and the Cross”
    Dr. Jim Riley Preaching

Together@5
Sundays, 5 p.m.
McFarland Hall
Begins January 6, 2019

Together@5

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

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Podcasts

Video Podcast - Entire Morning Services

Morning Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Second@Six Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only