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Sunday Bulletin
July 21, 2019
9:30 & 11 AM
 


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

July 21, 2019 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

July 21, 2019 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
 
WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE


Prelude                    Praeludium and Fuge, BuxWV 137                     Dietrich Buxtehude
                                        Dawn Waddell, organ                                            (1637-1707)

                                                   Promenade                                    Modest Mussorgsky
                             (excerpt from Pictures at an Exhibition)                             (1839-1881)
                                          Curtis Shirley, trumpet

+ Welcome                                                                           Rev. Brian S. Shivers (9:30)
                                                                                       Deacon Abbie VanMeter (11:00)

Call to Worship                         Come All You People                              arr. John L. Bell
                                                      Family Choir                                                 (b. 1949)
                              Tom Ristine, guitar & Kevin Ratliff, percussion

Uyai mose, tinamate Mwari,
Uyai mose zvino.

Come, all you people, come and praise your Maker.
Come now and worship the Lord.

One:           “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me,” Jesus said.

All:              Here, in this place, we know the welcome of God that
                   breaks down barriers. We will share that welcome with one another.

One:           “Whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me.”

All:              We are here to give glory to God who is righteous and merciful.
                    We will worship in spirit and truth.

One:           “Whoever gives a cup of cool water will have their reward.”

All:               Our reward is modest, and profound: to know God, enjoy God,
                    and serve God. May our worship be a cup of cool water for our
                    thirsty spirits!

Prayer of Adoration

* Hymn #423                      Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun                  DUKE STREET

Call to Confession

One:             In the lives of neighbors who suffer brokenness and pain:

All:               We confess you are still speaking!

One:             In the struggle of the poor whose rights are not honored:

All:               We confess you are still speaking!

One:             In a world crying out for wisdom, love and mercy:

All:                We confess you are still speaking!

One:              In a world calling for the blessing of truth:

All:                We confess you are still speaking!

One:              Bless us to hear, as we silently pray.

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

We confess that in our lives we often hide behind our work and play,
          schools and jobs, fun and fashion.
We let ourselves get so busy that we forget the cause of the poor and the suffering.
We confess we allow the powers of this world to seduce us into selfishness and
          silence our witness.
Teach us to champion the cause for justice for all, strengthen us to love our neighbor
          and speak truth no matter the penalty. Amen.

           —US Navy Chaplain, LT Leticia Rouser (from Empowered to Love and Speak Truth)

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                                 Gloria Patri                                   (Hymn #579)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

*+Passing of the Peace

Leader:             The peace of Christ be with you.

People:            And also with you.

* Hymn #434                  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples                   KINGSFOLD

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church                     Elder Nancy A. Frick

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD
 

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination                                                           Deacon Benjamin Cox (9:30)
                                                                                                    Elder Carol Terzo (11:00)

First Lesson                                   Isaiah 61:1-4; 8-11                                          (p. 678)

Anthem                                    Yesu Kwetu ni Rafiki                               arr. Mark Burrows
                                              Kevin Ratliff, percussion                                           (b. 1971)

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Oh what peace we often forfeit,
Oh what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

Yesu kwetu ni Rafiki.
Maombi asikia.

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

Second Lesson                                    Matthew 25:31-45                                     (p. 904)

Response

Leader:              This is the word of the Lord.

People:             Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                                                Rev. David A. Berry

“Becoming a Matthew 25 Church”
“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
(Matthew 25:40)
 
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD
 

* Affirmation of Faith   (from Confession of Belhar, 1986)                                 See sidebar

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                                             Andante                                                F.J. Haydn
                                   (from Concerto per il Clarino, Hob. VIIe:1)                    (1732-1809)

* Doxology                                                                                  LASST UNS ERFREUEN

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
 

* Closing Hymn #411                     Arise, Your Light Is Come!                    FESTAL SONG

* Charge and Benediction

* Postlude                                Ciacona, BuxWV 137                            Dietrich Buxtehude
                                                                                                                         (1637-1707)

 

This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Jul
21
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 21, 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

Jul
21
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 21, 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

Jul
21
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, July 21, 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

Jul
21
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 21, 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

Jul
28
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 28, 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

Jul
28
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, July 28, 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


Watch Live Services
Sundays @ 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Holiday times vary.

Watch Services

We have moved from the LiveStream.com platform to ChurchStream.TV platform, which is strictly set up for streaming church services and events (with no ads!). We are hoping to make this transition as smooth as possible and would love to hear your feedback, good or bad.  Send feedback to jcoler@secondchurch.org.

Follow along the live stream with the bulletins. PDFs of sermon texts are stored with the sermons in the media player worship archive.


WORSHIP SERVICES

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
We are often broadcasting or recording events that are not worship services. This includes classes, dinners, luncheons, seminars, weddings and funerals.




Watch on your Roku Enabled Smart TV 

Do you have a Roku player or Roku Smart TV? Install our streaming channel to stream live or watch our recent archives. Simply search for "Second Presbyterian Church", install our channel and enjoy!  We have two channels, one for worhship, and another for other events.



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


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

 

The Children and Family Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church seeks through worship, study, fellowship and service to support families as they grow in faith.

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