May 20, 2020 - Lake Fellow Appreciation


Good morning Second family,

As another day begins, I’m reflecting on this journey we share. I’m grateful for the gift of this community. I’m mindful of what you’re carrying, how you’re coping, the way you’re leading – in your homes, your neighborhood, our faith community, and beyond. Thanks be to God for you.

I’m also grateful for our clear call to be the church and your faithful and steady response to that call. I’m grateful for your readiness to answer Christ’s invitation to all disciples: to be sent out into the world, to live with empathy. It is this God-given call to be for a suffering world the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus Christ that affirms our togetherness in Christ even when we are apart.

As a great witness to this call to follow Christ’s example, our Second Lake Fellows – Rev. Kelley Jepsen and Rev. Jasiel Hernandez – will soon take this spirit of hope and compassion to faith communities beyond Indianapolis. They do so with our heartfelt gratitude for their deep impact at Second and for their sustaining gift of ministry. In the coming weeks, we will continue our annual Lake Fellow Sunday tradition, lifting up the voices of these gifted pastors and preachers.

 Rev. Kelley Jepsen will preach from the book of Jeremiah this Sunday, May 24, offering a sermon titled, "Planting in Exile." On the following Sunday, May 31, Rev. Jasiel Hernandez will preach from the book of Colossians in a sermon titled, "Giving Thanks." As a beautiful example of the church not empty but sent to share the Good News, we journey forward and alongside both Kelley and Jasiel. In tomorrow's Take A Second look for ways you can give thanks for their faithful work at Second. We invite you to worship with us, online, this Sunday and next to celebrate our outgoing Lake Fellows! 

As you look to the days yet ahead, remember God’s promise to be present through the community of faith. Remember that we are God’s deployed people offering hope to the world. And remember that by way of your compassion, your grace, and your empathy, you are affirming why the church exists at all.  

With peace and grace,


Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Second Presbyterian Church
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