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September 23, 2018
9:30/11 AM & 6 PM

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September 23, 2018 – Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 

September 23, 2018 – Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude      An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653       J.S. Bach
(By the Waters of Babylon)       (1685-1750)
Dr. John Allegar, organ

+ Welcome
Rev. Karen L. Lang (9:30)
Rev. Caroline V. Dennis (11:00)

Call to Worship       The Peace of the Earth Be With You       Guatemalan/arr. Bell
Sanctuary Choir
Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

The peace of the earth be with you, the peace of the heavens too;
The peace of the rivers be with you, the peace of the oceans too.
Deep peace falling over you. God’s peace growing in you.

One: Praise God from the height of heaven.
Praise God, all people of the earth.

All: We gather to greet this new day by praising God.

One: God created us for a relationship with God, one another, and the earth.

All: Let us honor those relationships today and every day.

One: Let us give thanks for every good and perfect gift.

All: We lay aside our worries and our fears.
God has dealt wondrously with us, and we rejoice.

One: May we commit to new ways of honoring your creation
as a means of sharing Jesus’ transforming love.

All: Let us seek God’s grace, justice, and mercy for all.

One: Let us worship God.

Prayer of Adoration

*+Processional Hymn #455   All Creatures of Our God and King    LASST UNS ERFREUEN
(verses 1-4)

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

One: Compassionate God, you know the purposes of our hearts and the will of all creation.
Hear our confession, for we have not cared for the earth and all creatures.

All: Forgive us for the ways in which we contribute to the disfigurement and destruction of your creation. Transform our hearts and minds, that we may place the welfare of your earth and your people before our fleeting desires. Overcome by greed, we have exploited the bounty of your earth. We have not stopped to gaze with wonder at the birds of the air or the flowers of the field. We turn away from the prompting of the Holy Spirit, choosing to worry rather than praise. Grant us divine wisdom that we may replace systems of destruction and oppression with systems of justice and sustainability. Amen.

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 #272      God of the Sparrow     ROEDER

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church
Dr. James W. Riley (9:30)
Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (11:00)

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination
Pat Langdon (9:30)
Elder Nick Hertz (11:00)

First Lesson      Psalm 148      (p. 371)

Anthem       Beautiful Savior       arr. F. M. Christiansen
(1871-1955)

Fair are the meadows, Fairer the woodlands,
Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the Nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be thine!

Second Lesson      Matthew 6:24-34      (p. 882)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon
Dr. John R. Koppitch
Rev. David A. Berry

“A Sustainable Life”
“Strive first for the kingdom of God and its righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.”

(Matthew 6:33)

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith     (from A Brief Statement of Faith)       (See sidebar)

Moment for Discipleship
Deacon Chris Prauda
SAWs (Servants At Work)

Call to Prayer Hymn #333      Seek Ye First      LAFFERTY

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       Alleluia       Antonio Vivaldi
Mitzi Westra, mezzo-soprano       (1678-1741)

* Doxology        (Hymn #592)

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

* Closing Hymn #276       Great Is Thy Faithfulness        FAITHFULNESS

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response        Amen        McNeil Robinson II
(1943-2015)

* Postlude        Postlude in B-flat Major       Guy Ropartz
(1864-1955)

September 23, 2018 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 

September 23, 2018 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome! We are so glad to have you with us this evening. If you are worshiping with us for the first time, please fill out one of the “welcome” cards in the pew rack so we may welcome you and respond to any questions you might have.

Gathering Music

Call to Worship       Owen Gray

One: We are the church; gathered together, we are the body of Christ in word and in deed.

All: We are the church; though we are not perfect,
we proclaim that God works through us all.

One: As the church, we seek to sustain our spirits and deepen our faith.
We desire to know our Creator.

All: As the church, we are strengthened by our faith to go into the world and to serve God’s people in every place and every way.

One: We are the body of Christ. We are the church.
God meets us here.

All: Let us worship the living God!

* Opening Hymn #333       Seek Ye First      LAFFERTY

Call to Confession

Silent Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Response of Praise        Give Thanks       Henry Smith

* Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

Moment for Discipleship
Deacon Chris Prauda
SAWs (Servants At Work)

Offering

Offertory

Prayer of Illumination       Kelley Jepsen

First Scripture Reading        Psalm 1       (p. 479)

Second Scripture Reading        Mark 9:30-37       (p. 920)

Message       John Franke

“Who is the Greatest?”
“Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”
(Mark 9:35b)

* Affirmation of Faith      A New Creed (1968)      The United Church of Canada

We are not alone; we live in God’s world.
We believe in God: who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to live with respect in creation, to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus,
crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone. Amen.

Communion       Owen Gray and Kelley Jepsen

Invitation to the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer

Breaking of the Bread

Music

Prayers of the People

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

* Benediction


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

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

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

Contact: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Sep
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, September 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: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

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

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, September 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: Melissa Elisha
317-0253-6461
melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel

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

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 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: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Sep
23
Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome

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Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second@Six is a casual, slower-paced, less traditional service held in the sanctuary on Sunday evenings. This service, while not "contemporary," desires to be a place where Reformed worship is honored in a relaxed setting. Prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word are always a part of this service, along with the weekly celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Sanctuary

Sep
30
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

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

Departments: Worship

Contact: Melissa Elisha

melisha@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex


Watch Live Services
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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
Do you use iTunes?

Podcasts

Second currently has many poscasts for which you may subscribe to in iTunes. This allows you to download the most recent message automatically each week so that you are able to listen to it 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

Second@Six Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


Second@Six
Sundays, 6:00 p.m.

Second@Six Casual Service

SUNDAYS, 6 PM, SANCTUARY  

Second@Six is a casual, slower-paced, less traditional service on Sunday evenings. This service, while not “contemporary,” desires to be a place where Reformed worship is honored in a relaxed setting. Prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word are always a part of this service, along with the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper. This service is also streamed live.

You are welcome to be a part of this worshiping community that seeks to be a thoughtful, restful place in which all people are challenged by the Word and fed at the Table.


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!

Register your children here.


Intermission
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Intermission!
Meet us on the playground.

SUNDAYS, 10:30-10:55 AM
APRIL 29 - OCTOBER 7

Fresh Fruit Munching.  New Friend Finding.  Old Friend Giggles.  Running, Jumping, Climbing, Growing!

Everyone is invited to meet during “Intermission” on the east playground. Parents, grandparents, children and faith family friends find food and fellowship within the fenced playground. Meet old friends and make new ones! Enter the east playground near the Multipurpose room on the second level. If it is raining, please join us in McFarland Hall on level three.

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.