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November 11, 2018
9:30/11 AM & 6 PM

 

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November 11, 2018 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

 

November 11, 2018 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude                      Praeludium in A Minor, BWV 543                               J. S. Bach
                                  Dr. John Allegar, organ (1685-1750)
                                              Allegro Glorioso                            Catherine McMichael
                                            Handbell Ensemble                                        (b. 1954)
                                              Rebecca Holt, director

+ Welcome                                                                       Rev. David A. Berry (9:30)
                                                                                           Jasiel Hernandez (11:00)

Call to Worship             We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness, O God          William McKie
                                                    Sanctuary Choir                                 (1901-1984)
                                              Nathaniel Knoblock, tenor
                              Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

We wait for Thy loving kindness, O God: in the midst of Thy temple.
Alleluia. O God, according to Thy Name, so is Thy praise unto the world’s end.
Thy right hand is full of righteousness:
Alleluias. We wait for Thy loving kindness, O God: in the midst of Thy temple.
O Lord send us now prosperity. Amen.

One: The Lord is gracious and merciful,

All: Slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

One: The Lord is good to all,

All: And has compassion over all that God has made.

One: All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,

All: And all your faithful shall bless you.

One: Let us worship God!

Prayer of Adoration

*+Processional Hymn #261 God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us O QUANTA QUALIA

Call to Confession                   Da Pacem Domine        Melchior Franck/arr. Emily Crocker
                                                Children’s Choirs                            (c. 1579-1639/b. 1949)
                                 Brianna Holt and Carol Baker, directors

Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris.

Grant us peace, Lord, in our time.

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, forgive us
when we forget the stories of your abundant grace for all people;
when we grumble instead of praise;
when we resent instead of
rejoice;
when we withhold instead of offering all we have and all we are.
Transform us, so that despite our brokenness, our lives might reflect
your grace and mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                          Gloria Patri                                       (Hymn #579)

* The Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

* Hymn                                         Help Us Accept Each Other                                 AURELIA

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church                      Rev. Brian S. Shivers

Minute for Mission                                                                        Christmas Benevolence
                                                                                                          Deacon Brad Yarger

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination                                                                  Deacon Jane Drake (9:30)
                                                                                               Elder Byron Chaplin (11:00)

First Lesson                                     Ephesians 4:25-5:2                                     (p. 1066)

Anthem                             Grieve Not the Holy Spirit of God                          T. Tertius Noble
                                                                                                                   (1867-1953)

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God,
whereby ye are sealed, unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger,
and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake, hath forgiven you.
Amen.

—Ephesians 4:30-32

Second Lesson                                    Matthew 18:21-35                                     (p. 896)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                                      Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“How Faith Grows: Forgiveness”
“Then Peter came and said to him,
'Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?'”

(Matthew 18:21)

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith           The Apostles’ Creed (Traditional)                       (Hymnal p. 14)

Recognition of Veterans

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Offertory                                           Jesus Paid It All                                    arr. Jason Krug
                                              Handbell Ensemble (b. 1978)
                                                   Rebecca Holt, director

* 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 #564                  O Beautiful for Spacious Skies                         MATERNA
                                               (Congregation sings verse 1, 2, and 4)
                                                            (Choir sings verse 3)

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                           Forgive Me, Lord                      TALLIS’ CANON

Forgive me, Lord, through Christ, I pray,
The wrong that I have done this day,
That I, before I sleep, may be at peace with neighbor, self, and Thee.

—Thomas Ken, 1674

* Postlude                        Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottessohn, BWV 601                J. S. Bach
                                            “Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God”

November 11, 2018 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

 

November 11, 2018 – Twenty-Fifth 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: Here, in this place,

All: God welcomes all the dreamers, as well as the doubters:
here, the worriers and the wanderers call on God by name.

One: Here, in this time, we can remember all the ways God has graced us:

All: We are reminded that God is with us always!

One: Here are gathered those daring enough to step out of comfort into the unknown.

All: Here, in this sacred space, we will find the courage to cry out to God in every situation.

One: In spirit and truth, let us worship God!

* Opening Hymn #554                            Let All Things Now Living               ASH GROVE

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession                                                                               Brian Shivers

God, we confess that we do not always understand your ways.
We are easily discouraged when life takes unexpected turns and our carefully laid plans and dreams come to nothing. We confess that we are quick to give up when things get
difficult, and quick to question your presence and your power.
Forgive us. Give us
patience to wait for your timing. Open our eyes to recognize your leading in our lives—to listen for your gentle whisper when we least expect it. And then give us courage to step out in faith and obedience, trusting your leading even when we cannot see the outcome. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                         Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks           ALLELUIA NO. 1

Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to His Name.
(repeat)

* Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

Minute for Mission                                                                         Christmas Benevolence
                                                                                                           Deacon Brad Yarger

Offering

Offertory

Prayer of Illumination                                                                                 John Franke

First Scripture Reading                                 Psalm 100                                      (p. 541)

Second Scripture Reading                         Philippians 1:1-11                             (p. 1068)

Message                                                                                                           Chris Henry

“Forgetting Grace”
“I thank my God every time I remember you,”
(Philippians 1:3)

* Affirmation of Faith (from the Iona Abbey Community)                           Meagan Findeiss

With the whole church, we affirm that we are made in God’s image, befriended by Christ, and empowered by the Spirit.
With people everywhere, we affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity, planted more deeply than all that is wrong
.
With all creation, we celebrate the miracle and wonder of life, the unfolding purposes of God, forever at work in ourselves and the world. Amen.

The Sacrament of Communion                                       Owen Gray and Meagan Findeiss

* Closing Hymn                God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me           GREEN TYLER

Prayers of the People

Ritual of Thanksgiving

* Charge and Blessing


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Nov
12
Worship Ministry Team Meeting
5:00 PM — 6:15 PM

Worship Ministry Team Meeting

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Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM — 6:15 PM

Quarterly meeting for members of the Worship Ministry Team to discuss what is happening in each of the ministries and plan future events.

Departments: Worship

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

Rooms: Common Room (231)

Nov
18
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, November 18, 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

Nov
18
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, November 18, 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

Nov
18
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, November 18, 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

Nov
18
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, November 18, 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

Nov
25
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, November 25, 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 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

Second@Six Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


Second@Six
Sundays, 6:00 p.m.
Final Service November 11

Second@Six Casual Service

SUNDAYS, 6 PM, SANCTUARY
through November 11

All are welcome to join us for the final Second@6 service in the Sanctuary on Sunday, November 11 when we will celebrate, pray, and give thanks for all that God has done in this service of worship over the years!

We look forward to beginning a new Sunday evening worship tradition, Together@5, on January 6.


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.


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.


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.