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December 16, 2018
9:30/11 AM

 

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December 16, 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent

 

December 16, 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude                         Old Christmas Music
                                           Gaudete                                 16th century/arr. Philip Lane
                                      The First Mercy                                              Peter Warlock
                                       Bring a Torch                                                 French Carol
                                    Bethlehem Down                                              Peter Warlock
                                    Carol of the Bells                                          Mykola Leontovich
                                    Festival Orchestra
             Dr. Michelle L. Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

                                 Din don! merrily on high                 French carol/arr. Kirke Mechem
                                    Sanctuary Choir                                                     (b. 1925)

Din don! merrily on high In heav’n the bells are ringing;
Din don! verily the sky Is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below, Let steeple bells be swungen,
And i-o, i-o, i-o, By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you dutifully prime Your matin chime, ye ringers.
May you beautifully rime Your evetime song, ye singers;
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

+ Welcome                                                                       Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (9:30)
                                                                                           Dr. James W. Riley (11:15)

Call to Worship

One: As Christmas draws nearer, may our souls be as Mary’s, saying “yes” to God’s call.

All: May our minds be as Joseph’s, open to God’s unfolding revelation.

One: May our voices be as the angels’, joyfully proclaiming good news.

All: May our feet be as the shepherds’, running eagerly to find the child.

One: May our hands be as the wise men’s, offering up all that we have.

All: May our hearts be as the manger, holding heaven’s greatest treasure.

*+Processional Hymn             Once in Royal David’s City                                     IRBY
                                  (congregation joins choir in singing at verse 3)

Lighting of the Advent Candle

One: This season of preparation is half done, and today we light the third candle of our wreath. It is pink to remind us that there is so much about which we should rejoice.

All: In the midst of all the parties and merriment, we are a people seeking true joy in the arms of the One who comes to bring it.

One: Even as night continues to lengthen, we sense the coming of light that will brighten our days.

All: So we listen for the Word in the words and songs of the season.

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Lord of extravagant love, again and again you offer yourself to us in the gift of Jesus Christ. As we prepare our celebration of your greatest gift to us, we confess that we are distracted, even anxious. We worry we won’t get everything done, as if your coming somehow depended on us. We rush from here to there, instead of sensing your presence in moments of quiet reflection, or time spent with those dearest to us, or in songs sung with joy. Trappings of the season divert us from your presence. Forgive us, focus us, prepare our hearts for the wonder of Emmanuel, God with us and for us. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                Angels We Have Heard on High                GLORIA

Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strain.
Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing.
Come, adore on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria in
excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.

* The Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

* Hymn #41                                O Come, All Ye Faithful                ADESTE FIDELES
                                                         (verses 1 and 3)

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church                Rev. Owen J. Gray (9:30)
                                                                                                 Rev. Brian S. Shivers (11:15)

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

Time with the Children (11:15)
                                                Patapan                       Burgundian carol/arr. Kirke Mechem

Willie, take your little drum, With your whistle, Robin, come!
When we hear the fife and drum, Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pa-ta-pa-ta-pan,
When we hear the fife and drum, Christmas should be frolicsome.

Thus the men of olden days Loved the King of kings to praise:
When they hear the fife and drum, Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pa-ta-pa-ta-pan,
When they hear the fife and drum, Sure our children will have fun!

God and man are now become More at one than fife and drum.
When you hear the fife and drum, Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pa-ta-pa-ta-pan,
When you hear the fife and drum, Dance and make the village hum!

Prayer of Illumination

Scripture Lesson                                Luke 1:26-38                                     (p. 931)
                                                                                                        Eliza Gordner (9:30)
                                                                                              Deacon Alaina Slack (11:15)

Sermon                                                                                           Rev. Christopher A. Henry

                                        “Change Your Christmas: 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)

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD

* Hymn of Response                Canticle of the Turning       STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

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                                         Estampie Natalis                                     Václav Nelhýbel
                                                                                                                      (1919-1996)

Puer natus in Bethlehem, alleluia,                                    The boy born in Bethlehem, alleluia,
Unde gaudet Jerusalem, alleluia.                                      Rejoice Jerusalem, alleluia.
In cordis jubilo                                                                  In joy of heart
Christum natum adoremus                                              Let us adore the newborn Christ
cum novo cantico                                                         with a new song.
Alleluia!

Assumpsit carnem Filius, alleluia.                                     The Son has assumed flesh, alleluia.
Dei Patris altissimus, alleluia.                                           The Father most high, alleluia.
In cordis jubilo                                                                 In joy of heart
Christum natum adoremus                                              Let us adore the newborn Christ
cum novo cantico                                                         with a new song.
Alleluia!

Per Gabrielem nuntium, alleluia.                                       Per Gabriel’s greeting, alleluia.
Virgo concepit Filium, alleluia.                                         The virgin conceived a Son, alleluia.
In cordis jubilo                                                                 In joy of heart
Christum natum adoremus                                              Let us adore the newborn Christ
cum novo cantico.                                                          with a new song.
Alleluia!

Hic jacet in praesepio, alleluia.                                        He lies in the manger, alleluia.
Qui regnat sine termino, alleluia.                                     He who rules without end, alleluia.
In cordis jubilo                                                                 In joy of heart
Christum natum adoremus                                              Let us adore the newborn Christ
cum novo cantico                                                         with a new song.
Alleluia!

In hoc natali gaudio, alleluia.                                           In joy of this birth, alleluia.
Benedicamus Domino, alleluia.                                        Let us bless the Lord, alleluia.
Laudetur Sancta Trinitas, alleluia.                                    The Holy Spirit be praised, alleluia.
Deo dicamus gracias, alleluia!                                          Give thanks unto God, alleluia

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

* Closing Hymn #31             Hark! The Herald Angels Sing               MENDELSSOHN

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                    A Christmas Blessing                    Philip Stopford
                                                                                                                    (b. 1977)

May the joy of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
the worship of the wisemen
and the peace of the Christ child
be yours this Christmas.

May Christ, who by his incarnation
gathered into one all things earthly,
all things heavenly, and fill you with joy,
fill you with joy and peace.

And the blessing of God the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit
be with you and remain with you always.
Amen.

* Postlude                            Toccata on Antioch (Joy to the World!)            Craig Phillips
                                                                                                                        (b. 1961)

 
 

This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Dec
23
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Dec
23
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 23, 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: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Dec
23
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, December 23, 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: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel

Dec
23
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, December 23, 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: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Dec
24
7 pm Christmas Eve Service
7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

7 pm Christmas Eve Service

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Date: Monday, December 24, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Dec
24
9 PM Christmas Eve Service
9:00 PM — 10:00 PM

9 PM Christmas Eve Service

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Date: Monday, December 24, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Traditional service of lessons, carols, and candles.

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: McFarland Hall (Rm363), Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex


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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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Podcasts

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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!

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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.